Books - What are you reading?

Books - What are you reading?

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Prolex-UK

1,290 posts

164 months

Monday 15th June
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droopsnoot said:
I've just finished "Endangered" by CJ Box, one of the series featuring Joe Picket, the US Wildlife and Game warden. I always enjoy these, regardless of what other mayhem is going on they paint a nice picture of the wide open countryside.
Read all of them.

Great characters and storylines

droopsnoot

7,907 posts

198 months

Tuesday 16th June
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I bought two at the same time, I've just started the second one and it turns out not to be a Joe Pickett story. A bit early yet to see how good it is.

epom

6,932 posts

117 months

Tuesday 16th June
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Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow. Want to get some info before watching the Epstein documentary.

g3org3y

15,348 posts

147 months

Wednesday 17th June
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Finished this last week. Very interesting and insightful read. If you were surprised that Brexit happened and Trump got into power, you need to read this.



Finished this today. Great book. Excellent rebuttal to the woke intersectional politics that appears to be infiltrating everyday life.


Now onto this:

K12beano

20,012 posts

231 months

Thursday 18th June
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g3org3y said:
Finished this last week. Very interesting and insightful read. If you were surprised that Brexit happened and Trump got into power, you need to read this.



Finished this today. Great book. Excellent rebuttal to the woke intersectional politics that appears to be infiltrating everyday life.


Now onto this:
I like a bit of realism to balance up the fiction.... will have to take a look.

Am in two minds over the Steven Levy book. It was a bit boring. TBH.


MC Bodge

13,732 posts

131 months

Thursday 18th June
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K12beano said:
I like a bit of realism to balance up the fiction.... will have to take a look.
It's also important to find "realism" that isn't just bias / confirmation bias.

K12beano

20,012 posts

231 months

Thursday 18th June
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Fair point - slightly poor choice of word as a shorthand.... IYKWIM

g3org3y

15,348 posts

147 months

Wednesday 24th June
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MC Bodge said:
K12beano said:
I like a bit of realism to balance up the fiction.... will have to take a look.
It's also important to find "realism" that isn't just bias / confirmation bias.
Read this previously.



I don't mind a bit of balance.

g3org3y said:
Now onto this:
Finished this morning.

Insightful, positive and actually quite uplifting. Did open my eyes to quite a few common misconceptions about the world we live in.

Edited by g3org3y on Wednesday 24th June 06:14

droopsnoot

7,907 posts

198 months

Wednesday 24th June
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I finished "Badlands" by CJ Box the other day, a bit different in that it isn't one of his Joe Picket series. It was readable, I certainly wouldn't avoid any others with this character, if there are any. Investigator is involved in a long-time search for a truck driving serial killer, but also moves to North Dakota in a busy mining town for her full-time job and deals with stuff there.

colonel c

7,699 posts

195 months

Wednesday 24th June
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The way of kings trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.




Part of his Stormlight Archive series.

Very slow going. Chronicling three main protagonists who have a tough and prolonged-time trying to achieve anything. Yet I'm keeping with it.

MC Bodge

13,732 posts

131 months

Wednesday 24th June
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"Worms To Catch" Guy Martin.

An easy, but very interesting read. I really enjoyed it.

I know that some dislike him, but I have a lot of time for him.

droopsnoot

7,907 posts

198 months

Monday 29th June
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I've just finished "The Kill Room" by Jeffery Deaver, a Lincoln Rhyme story with a few twists in it. The only part of these that I don't much care for are the way that the author includes the contents of the whiteboards that they use to keep track of the case. I never read them, and it never seems to make the story any less understandable or enjoyable.

g3org3y

15,348 posts

147 months

Wednesday 1st July
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An interesting book on tax? Yes! Inspired after his Triggernometry interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLox5oCqmG0


glazbagun

10,789 posts

153 months

Wednesday 1st July
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g3org3y said:
g3org3y said:
Now onto this:
Finished this morning.

Insightful, positive and actually quite uplifting. Did open my eyes to quite a few common misconceptions about the world we live in.
I might add that to the pile. I always made time for a new Hans Rosling talk.

rst99

431 posts

158 months

Friday 3rd July
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A solid Harry Hole excursion mixing WWII and Neo-Nazism in a Nordic setting.



Now onto this about post-Columbian slavery in the Americas. A worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in American/European history or the subject of slavery itself.


MikeGTi

1,866 posts

157 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Kind of sticking with a theme, I'm currently reading this:



It's really interesting, and details some really interesting disinformation campaigns from history.

I've got a long list in a similar vein to follow biggrin

matchmaker

7,037 posts

156 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I've just read "Death in the North Channel", about the loss of the Irish Sea ferry "Princess Victoria" in January 1953. Absolutely harrowing read - 135 dead is still (I believe) the greatest peacetime loss of lives in British territorial waters. Only 44 survived, and there was not a single woman or child in that total.

I'd read about the disaster before, but it wasn't until I read this book that I discovered that the car deck was effectively open - the stern door was only about 5 feet high. Another fact that I didn't know - Princess Victoria only had W/T (Morse) radio equipment so could only directly contact the Coast Radio Station at Portpatrick and one of the rescuing destroyers. All the other vessels involved in the rescue including the two RNLI lifeboats had R/T (voice) radio equipment.

(I've cross posted this to Boats, Planes and Trains)

Edited by matchmaker on Wednesday 8th July 11:14

easyhome

58 posts

79 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I’ve just finished Devolution by Max Brooks (author of World War Z). A change from zombies to Big Foot, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Also, don’t know if it’s been mentioned here before but for those who are fans (and if you’re not, why not?!), John Connolly has recently released a new Charlie Parker novella on his website. As with all of these, absolutely fantastic.

biggbn

5,832 posts

176 months

Sunday 12th July
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Peter Cozzens 'The Earth is Weeping', a history of the wars with America's indigenous tribes. Well written, wonderfully researched and fairly even handed. Highly recommended

jimmyjimjim

5,582 posts

194 months

Sunday 12th July
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Just started Janissaries IV: Mamelukes by Jerry Pournelle. Only 33 years since the third book came out.