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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:33 am 
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Who is reading?



Good reading and Happy New Year.


Nemo;

You are such a fucking, purposely annoying, anti-American, fucking asshole 98% of the time.

You do realize that is Venice Beach which, even though it is 10x more pleasureable than ANY beach in Finland, is literally a magnet for potheads and kooks and the ill-educated?


You only need to interview the first person who comes across to you in Helsinki and you'll get the exact same answers with potentially more Euro flavor.

Ignorance is ignorance even when it's wrapped in pseudo-intellectualism. You can't just take the wrappers from intellectualism and wrap them around idiot motherfuckers and pretend that they're now culturel people.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Increased my collection the other day with:

Kaltenegger, R - Krieg in der Arktis: Die Operationen der Lappland-Armee 1942-45
Kaltenegger, R - Krieg am Eismeer: Gebirgsjäger im Kampf um Narvik, Murmansk und die Murmanbahn
Reardon, M. J - Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Counteroffensive
Tonsetic, R. L - Days of Valor (Swedish translation)


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 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:48 am 
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I've been reading the Alan Lewrie series of books by the author Dewey Lambdin.

This is a series of 22 books (and still going) covering the fictional life of a man who joins the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary War. It works its way through the periods of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era.

To give a brief synopsis of Alan Lewrie, I would describe him as a "horny Jack Aubrey".

The author retains much historical fact and background in this story but as a work of fiction he does take the occasional liberties with some things.

I am currently up to book #12.

I've been getting the e-books through Amazon. The first installment was $6.99 and they are running at $7.99 each so far.

I am enjoying them, but your own mileage may vary.

Amazon link to the first volume:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057QUS9U/re ... TF8&btkr=1

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 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:43 am 
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Finally started reading The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.

Started with Storm Front (1st) and Grave Peril (3rd).



Had also picked up a digital compilation of all the original Conan stories by R.E. Howard.

Don't think I had ever quite read them all. With all the Conan tabletop games coming out lately, figured I'd add it to my Kindle waiting room reading.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:19 pm 
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NefariousKoel wrote:
Finally started reading The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.

Started with Storm Front (1st) and Grave Peril (3rd).



Had also picked up a digital compilation of all the original Conan stories by R.E. Howard.

Don't think I had ever quite read them all. With all the Conan tabletop games coming out lately, figured I'd add it to my Kindle waiting room reading.


I read the entire Dresden Files series (and obviously enjoyed it).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:41 pm 
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Finished the Spotsylvania and Yellow Tavern book by Rhea. His descriptions of the attack and the aftermath of the Bloody Angle attack were chilling. It was interesting to note that between the Wilderness and Spotsylvania the Army of Northern Virginia lost fully a third of the army. This was in 8 days! Time for a bit of entertainment with some Space Opera or Post Apocalyptic fiction.

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With reference to a post in another thread about naval officer Stephen Decatur, Jr., son of an officer of the same name who was a commodore in the US Navy during the Revolutionary War. A nice read about the early success of the young Decatur is "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates". Interesting read on the struggles of the new nation to become an international player by taking on the roving Barbary Pirates that were attacking US shipping.

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I've been into some alternative history stuff by Robert Conroy lately. I like him far better than Turtledove. His approach seems to be one small tweak in history and where things can go from there.

Too bad he died recently. I was hoping for more.

I really enjoyed 1901.

https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Conroy/e/B001IGO52E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1491919561&sr=8-2

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:20 am 
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Zad Fnark wrote:
I've been into some alternative history stuff by Robert Conroy lately. I like him far better than Turtledove. His approach seems to be one small tweak in history and where things can go from there.

Too bad he died recently. I was hoping for more.

I really enjoyed 1901.

https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Conroy/e/B001IGO52E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1491919561&sr=8-2


Custer in Chains is good....

He definitely understood "subtle" in a way Turtledove lost.

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I was about to say the same thing.

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