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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #100 on: April 21, 2020, 12:21:52 PM »
Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #101 on: April 21, 2020, 12:34:45 PM »
Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson

Good book. The followup 'Robogenesis' was a disappointment though, not as well told a story. That said, if you need a copy of 'Amped' by him, let me know. I slaved to find an e-book copy that was complete and finally succeeded.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #102 on: April 21, 2020, 12:37:30 PM »
Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson

Good book. The followup 'Robogenesis' was a disappointment though, not as well told a story. That said, if you need a copy of 'Amped' by him, let me know. I slaved to find an e-book copy that was complete and finally succeeded.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2020, 11:23:10 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2020, 05:00:13 PM »
I just finished a very quick read. Lost City of the Monkey God. Very entertaining. And in the final chapters he dives in to the speculation of why the city was deserted. Lots of discussion about old world/new world diseases. Fauci mentioned.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #105 on: April 22, 2020, 07:57:53 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2020, 10:18:30 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2020, 11:00:38 AM »
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I enjoy fiction sometimes too.  8)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2020, 01:30:40 PM »
Prelude to Foundation. Isaac Asimov
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #110 on: May 03, 2020, 02:44:05 PM »
Job : A Comedy of Justice.   Robert A Heinlein
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2020, 02:11:10 PM »
I'm reading "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman. The neighborhood book club read it prior to me joining. We're set to read the next book in the Bjornstad series in May ("Us Against You"), so I'm reading this one ahead of it. I'm really enjoying it so far!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #112 on: May 04, 2020, 06:43:19 PM »
“A Blue Puttee at War” - Sydney Frost
The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC, #56 of the “First 500” volunteers from Newfoundland to ship off to the Great War 1914-1918.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2020, 08:33:14 PM »
I'm midway through the second book of the Malazan Book Of The Fallen series, Deadhand Gates.
There are ten books in the series, and they are substantial books at that, so I have a fair bit ahead of me.

I've read a lot of fantasy over the years, and I have to say that these books rank as perhaps the most original I have ever read.  It has been said (with some degree of accuracy) that all modern fantasy is derivative of Tolkien, but these books are absolutely not that at all.

The world building is stunning, the underlaying concepts are unlike any I've stumbled across, and the storytelling language is very immersive and creative while also a bit challenging. 

10/10.  Would recommend.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #114 on: May 05, 2020, 11:45:37 AM »
Just read Barnum.  Was a tough slog not sure I wanted to know that much about Barnum.

Reading Franklin.  Been hard to stay with but still holding interest.

Wish the library would open.  Just can't do any more on screen reading.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #115 on: May 05, 2020, 01:06:11 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #116 on: May 10, 2020, 12:59:25 PM »
Minority Report. By Philip K Dick
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #117 on: May 10, 2020, 03:33:27 PM »
I'm midway through the second book of the Malazan Book Of The Fallen series, Deadhand Gates.
There are ten books in the series, and they are substantial books at that, so I have a fair bit ahead of me.

I've read a lot of fantasy over the years, and I have to say that these books rank as perhaps the most original I have ever read.  It has been said (with some degree of accuracy) that all modern fantasy is derivative of Tolkien, but these books are absolutely not that at all.

The world building is stunning, the underlaying concepts are unlike any I've stumbled across, and the storytelling language is very immersive and creative while also a bit challenging. 

10/10.  Would recommend.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #118 on: May 10, 2020, 04:41:39 PM »
Started this last night. Stumbled across it least night on the bookshelf in a book containing 4 Ludlum stories when seeking something to read while smoking a cigar with coffee.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #119 on: May 29, 2020, 12:28:25 PM »
Having watched "GRANT" on History channel earlier this week, I am now looking to read Ron Chernow's Grant biography. I requested it yesterday from the library and the bookmobile is SUPPOSED to be here on Monday, so fingers crossed it makes it onto the bookmobile before it heads out that morning.

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If I don't get it Monday, I'll get it the following week...in which case, I'll read Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Leadership in Turbulent Times," which focuses on Lincoln, both Roosevelts, and LBJ.

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« Reply #120 on: May 29, 2020, 03:31:19 PM »
Grant’s complete personal memoirs are available free on both Apple Books and Amazon. I’ve been reading them on and off for almost a year. Very long, much is fascinating but I’m rarely good for more than an hour or so, after which I put it away until I get the urge again.

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« Reply #121 on: May 29, 2020, 04:57:24 PM »
Grant’s complete personal memoirs are available free on both Apple Books and Amazon. I’ve been reading them on and off for almost a year. Very long, much is fascinating but I’m rarely good for more than an hour or so, after which I put it away until I get the urge again.



I don’t dare read the copy I have. It is a bit too fragile.


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« Reply #122 on: May 30, 2020, 10:02:17 AM »
I'm current reading "Helmet for a Pillow" by Robert Leckie. It's a WW2 memoir that, along with "With the Old Breed" are considered the most detailed and accurate sharing of events. They were also used as source material for Tom Hanks' "Pacific".

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« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2020, 12:46:16 PM »
I just finished reading Not Alone: Revelation from Craig Falconer
It's book 4 in the Not Alone series. If interested, read the books in order, lots of details won't make sense if you don't.
The series has multiple level of intrigue, visitors from out there, strange devices, hoaxes and more.
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« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2020, 01:27:57 PM »
The series has multiple level of intrigue, visitors from out there, strange devices, hoaxes and more.



Sounds like a Fox & Friends show.
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« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2020, 03:20:40 PM »
The series has multiple level of intrigue, visitors from out there, strange devices, hoaxes and more.



Sounds like a Fox & Friends show.

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« Reply #126 on: May 30, 2020, 05:38:15 PM »
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« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2020, 05:56:17 PM »
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« Reply #128 on: May 30, 2020, 06:01:46 PM »
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« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2020, 08:22:53 AM »
Grant’s complete personal memoirs are available free on both Apple Books and Amazon. I’ve been reading them on and off for almost a year. Very long, much is fascinating but I’m rarely good for more than an hour or so, after which I put it away until I get the urge again.



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« Reply #130 on: June 15, 2020, 04:06:25 PM »
I teach leadership courses, so I'm always looking for good books about leadership. A friend of mine (Justin Mears) released his first book back in October - "The Coin." It's a leadership book written as a parable. I seized the opportunity to both read the book AND write a review of it for my professional organization's magazine, Facilities Manager.

Here's a link to the review: https://www1.appa.org/facilitiesmanager/article.cfm?ItemNumber=4393&parentid=2741
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« Reply #131 on: June 21, 2020, 09:28:08 PM »
"We have constructed pyramids, in honour of our escaping." - Jim Morrison”
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