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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #125 on: November 19, 2017, 09:04:27 AM »
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #126 on: November 20, 2017, 01:14:21 PM »


Frederick the Great: King of Prussia by Tim Blanning.

I wasn't too keen on this one.  I was left with the impression that Frederick was a talented jerk. 


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #127 on: December 04, 2017, 09:42:10 AM »
Artemis by Andy Weir






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #128 on: December 05, 2017, 01:50:27 PM »
I spent the entire year of 2017 reading as many of the Anne McCaffrey Pern books as I could. There are 22 and I read them all. I was going to read the Todd McCaffrey ones, but I wasn't too thrilled with the joint books they wrote (2 of the three were good but the last one killed it for me). Next years goal will be to read as many Terry Prachett Discworld books as I can. A much larger task I've set for myself!  :o
Besides that, I'm currenlty reading Supergirls a book about the rise of women in comic books as heros. It's pretty interesting.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #129 on: December 06, 2017, 01:19:49 PM »


The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill

The narrative was a little scattershot, but I enjoyed this account. 


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #130 on: December 10, 2017, 11:51:46 PM »
Currently I am reading Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux its very interesting travel book.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #131 on: December 17, 2017, 06:16:35 AM »
I'm about a third of the way through Casualties by Betsy Marro and loving it. Earlier this year, I'm embarrassed to say, I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time (it was never assigned in school). But I didn't read it until first reading Go Set a Watchman. Very interesting to read one right after the other!
           

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #132 on: December 23, 2017, 06:28:38 AM »
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #133 on: December 25, 2017, 09:44:30 PM »


A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III by Janice Hadlow. 

The book delves into the psychological mess that was the House of Hanover beginning with George I on down to his many descendants.  Most historians focus the political side of the dynasty instead the personal, and I'm enjoying Hadlow's unusual way of approaching her subject.  The author's read a lot of court diaries from the 1700s, and she obviously put a lot of work into her research.   


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #134 on: December 29, 2017, 10:37:24 AM »
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy Gowers






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