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Old 08-14-2018, 03:36 AM   #1751
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Finished the Executioner book and moving on to one I picked up locally. Was set to read something else but figure I'll read this while I'm in the area.

Historic Acadia National Park: The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures
by Catherine Schmitt

[Sorry the pic is for a signing, but the other ones won't post correctly.]

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...It's got all kinds of lore problems . . .
There's a phrase you don't hear much. I believe Data used to have Lore problems.

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Old 08-14-2018, 03:39 AM   #1752
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I see you've become versed in the art of dad jokes.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:27 PM   #1753
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Star Trek: Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru
by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels


Read this before, when it was new, but I didn't know it was third in a series at the time and I remember very little. Since I'm trying to read that relaunch series now, it made sense to reread it.

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I see you've become versed in the art of dad jokes.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:03 PM   #1754
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The Wheel Of Time is a really good read.

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But if and when you start if you have any questions I'll answer as best as I can, I know the series forward and backwards !^_^!
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I would like to co-sign the quality of this series, and once again thank D.A. for bringing it to my attention....




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Old 08-23-2018, 06:32 PM   #1755
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Yo.




I just finished this series; each book is fairly long, and I would certainly recommend it to all here.....




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Old 09-01-2018, 02:35 AM   #1756
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Continental Contract
The Executioner Book 5
by Don Pendleton
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Chapter War (Ben Counter)

Fourth in the Soul Drinkers saga, and I thought I would hate it. While I've been finding a new level of appreciation for Counter via this series, when I checked the description, I honestly believed I would not enjoy it as much as I had the previous books.

The basic overview is that the Soul Drinkers have been recruiting oppressed youths who want to strike back at the corruption of the Imperium, but things get out of hand when the younger recruits stage a coup because they don't want to uphold the ideals of the Emperor so much as they want to burn his legacy down and start anew. This felt to me to be a very close repeat of the internal schism in the first novel, but with a couple extra layers to it (namely the Drinkers infighting while helping a feeble planet repel orks; and also that another Chapter shows up to gut the lot of them), but then shit got VERY interesting, as the Soul Drinkers' Chaplain has a very particular role to play, and the long-running Inquisitor Thaddeus makes a fascinating return.

These recent twists have really upped the thrill of the book for me, and goddamn if I can't wait to finish the series now.
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Got this on loan from the personal collection of my LCS clerk, and as of this moment, I've only read Shelley's life as a timeline and am reading the introduction, haven't even reached the book yet, but I'm finding the reading so far to be very fascinating (she went through quite a lot, and the introduction is just brilliant).
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Yo.

Im close to finishing this atm:






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Star Trek: Legacies Book 1: Captain to Captain
by Greg Cox


The first of a trilogy for the 50th anniversary (which means I'm two years behind).
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:51 PM   #1761
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Ive been really, REALLY enjoying this series.....




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Christine by Stephen King


I want to get into some horror/monster books again as we approach October (I doubt I'll finish this before the turn of the month). I'm early in, but digging it so far. I have the difficulty again of not picturing the characters as the actors from the movie I'm super familiar with. In particular, the garage owner is way fatter and the girlfriend is blonder and more of a perfect 10.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:19 PM   #1763
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The Exorcist
by William Peter Blatty

[Different cover.]

This book actually is really close to the film I'm super familiar with, probably because the author ended up writing the screenplay. It's mainly has more detail and more interior thought processes (which helps fill in some gaps in the movie), but the plot is right on. Despite all that and not really having surprises, I've been loving this and even got creeped out enough at one point that the telephone ringing made me jump.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:17 PM   #1765
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Just finished Lasher (Book 2 of the Mayfair Chronicles) by Anne Rice


Though (at 628 pages) it was little more than half the size of the first book of the trilogy, it still took me a while to finish just because it's so dense with names, history, and plot.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:28 PM   #1767
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I just read the book that came with my 50th anniversary White Album (and it really is a full book---probably over 200 pages, much of it double columned).

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So I was feeling nostalgic and classical and in the mood for some seriously advanced reading, specifically recalling that I haven't touched the topic of Milton's Paradise Lost since 2004.

Found a super-cheap copy on eBay, Barnes & Noble Classics Collection, bunch of notes and a brief overview on Milton's life included. Shit yes.

Of course, the REAL surprise came when I actually received the book: tucked into the pages was an old postcard with a while load of Christian Bible quotes on it, an entire passage from one of the books; and a worn printout of various common Arabic phrases in English, English-alphabet Arabic, and Arabic, separated into columns, with the middle having random numbers bizarrely mixed into the words. On top of that, various math class notes, some very simple smiley faces, and some dude's name and phone number, area code included. Seriously, can you imagine calling him up? "Hey bro, I got your number from a 400-year-old English poem about the battle between God and Satan. Wanna grab a drink sometime?"

I'm not done with Frankenstein just yet, and it'll be a little bit before I can clear my backlog enough to settle in with Milton's epic, but I am both looking forward to it and I was in dire need of sharing this hilarious (and hilariously weird) tale.

(Reposting this since the board is back).
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Read in a day (it's a very quick read as a short play) Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams.


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Of course, the REAL surprise came when I actually received the book: tucked into the pages was an old postcard with a while load of Christian Bible quotes on it, an entire passage from one of the books; and a worn printout of various common Arabic phrases in English...
That's kind of cool. I like when I buy a used book and it has something personal in it (unless it's distracting, like obscuring the text). I want to read Paradise Lost again too and follow it up with Paradise Regained. I read PL in college, but I can't remember if we read 100% of it or not. I know we read a lot if we didn't.
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Since I started a book on St. Andrew's Day, I figured I'd pick up one of the several volumes of Scottish history I haven't gotten to yet:

William Wallace
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That looks kind of cool. Is it?
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Yp.

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That looks kind of cool. Is it?
it was, actually: to be conscise, scientists discover that a rogue dead star wil pass thru our solar system, and the US Govt sits on that info a decade; HILARITY ENSUES that that's *not* the only problem humanity will have to face.....! theres a 2nd part that (iirc) is already out, so I need to find it.

but in the meantime, and I'll be trying to get thru this:







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Finished the Wallace bio, which was good, but was a lot of opinion and commentary since so little is concretely known about him. Then, I read:

A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society
by Stephen J. Nichols
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Yo.

I had to put that Weber book on pause, cuz Im not in the right mindset to go thru it currently, so Imma dig into this in the meanwhile:



........and to be honest, Ive been REALLY looking forward to this being released.




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