Which book are you reading now? Volume XIV

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  1. EnglishEdward

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    I have not read those. My spreadsheet lists.

    Expecting Someone Taller
    Falling Sideways
    Flying Dutch
    Grailblazers
    Little People
    My Hero
    Nothing but Blue Skies

    Only Human
    Snow White and the Seven Samurai
    Wrong Planet
    Ye Gods
    You Don't Have to be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps
     
  2. Synsensa

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    I've been reading Steelheart from The Reckoners and have been deeply unimpressed so far. I'm finding it really difficult to muster the motivation to keep reading but I'm only 20% through.

    :(
     
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    Don't bother. It doesn't get any better. Give Elantris a try, if you're on a Sanderson jag, or one of the others I mentioned.
     
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    Elantris is palmary.
    I enjoyed as well The Way of Kings. However I curse myself for starting another unfinished series. Words of Radiance and Oathbringer were OK as well IMHO

    From this author I read as well the first four books Mistborn series, I liked the first three as a whole, but I had difficulties ending the fourth one.
     
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    I've read some but not all of them. Who's Afraid of Beowulf? is decent too, I particularly liked the Norse interpretation of the London Underground map.
     
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    I've set an 80 book reading goal for this year - previously managed my 50 and 75 book goals in the last two years.

    Currently reading:
    Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age
    Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
    Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities
     
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    Six years gone and this is your returning post. :lol: Welcome back.
     
  8. EnglishEdward

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    Yesterday I finished reading:

    The King's Private Army

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    Andrew Stewart.
     
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    Just ended the third book of The Wheel of Time.
    Starting Fatherland by Robert Harris
     
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    I just started reading War on Peace: The end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence by Ronan Farrow.

    I loved that book. I haven't read it in many years, but I'd imagine it holds up pretty well, with Nazis still featuring in things like Hunters and Amazon's adaptation of The Man in the High Castle. I've also read Harris' Enigma and Archangel, but for the life of me, I can't remember a thing about them. I really liked Pompeii, though, and I think it's the only one of them that didn't get a film adaptation.
     
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    There is a creepy film called Pompeii with Kit Harington, does it count?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    BTW Archangel was translated to Spanish as El hijo de Stalin, Stalin's son. :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  13. EnglishEdward

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    I have just finished reading

    Overlord

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    Max Hastings.

    His view is that most of the criticism of generals' decisions is of less relevance; that what happened
    reflected more the relative resources applied and the experience and skills of the combat units themselves.
     
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    I haven't seen it, but... Paul W.S. Anderson? :lol: Okay, not everything he makes is a complete disaster. I thought Pandorum was okay, and the first Resident Evil has some bits I liked.
     
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    I liked DOA: Dead or Alive.
    They were times where I liked any **** in which Sarah Carter was involved
     
  16. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Mia Farrow and/or Woody Allen's adoptive son? Or is that another Farrow?
     
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    That's the one. He's not one of the adopted kids, though.
     
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    No he's Sinatra's kid :lol:
     
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    Yeah, it's hard to tell who he looks more like... :think: :lol:

     
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    Let me know what you think of it. For some reason, I just don't trust Ronan Farrow. Probably how he went from working in the Obama administration on security issues and writing a book on it; to investigating sexual assault by celebrities. Not a lot of overlap in those skills.
     
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