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    Books What are you reading now...or what is the last book you read?

    I may have mentioned before that I am an avid fan of the ghost stories of M.R. James. I've probably read all of his short stories and novelettes at least three times over.

    At the moment I am once again enjoying his ghostly tales of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the excellent "The Collection of Supernatural and Weird Fiction of M.R. James".

    If you enjoy having the hair stand up on the back of your neck, spooky atmosphere, and clean hyperbole-free prose, M.R. James is the author for you.

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    On my Kindle right now is Marie Antoinette: The Journey - It's an unusual look at the private life of Marie Antoinette. Just started it during the storm on Wednesday so I should be finished by the end of the weekend. Good so far.



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    Matterhorn

    This is a fictional book about a young Lt. in Vietnam written by an actual veteran. It's fantastically written in terms of the authors literary skill and the subject matter/story itself. Really captivating book that gives you a bottom-up look at the war for many angles. It is anti-war but not anti-America or preachy. It just shows the horror and ridiculousness of it all. The events and characters are just fantastic. Gives you a new appreciation for the war, even if you've already read/watched a lot about it.

    The book is up for some major awards and was named to several lists of books of the year - in no small part because of how well it is written. This isn't your average war novel. I strongly recommend anyone who likes war books or is interested in historical fiction and the Vietnam war to check out this book.

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    it's a good book covers the history , rules of what can be called a cider and where to find good pubs plus how to make it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redred View Post


    it's a good book covers the history , rules of what can be called a cider and where to find good pubs plus how to make it
    The only way to get redred reading is to make a book about cider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy View Post
    The only way to get redred reading is to make a book about cider
    I've been trying to read more. I've tried to pick up some novels, and even short stories about shows I like(Dexter or True Blood) and I just can't get into it them. So I been starting with these funny or even silly books to just get into habit of it all.

    Slowly but surely it's working, I'm reading more now than ever before. Still can't get into the big books yet.



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    Two books right now....Mel Profit For Love, Money and Future Considerations (about Canadian Football Players in the 70's)

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    North American Folk Healing (a Reader's Digest hardcover about...umm...witchcraft )

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    I'm ashamed to say that the only things I read anymore is periodicals. I used to be an avid science fiction reader... Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Aurthur C. Clark, Philip K. Dick just to name a few. Now, if I read more than a page or two I fall asleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yt Trash View Post
    I've been trying to read more. I've tried to pick up some novels, and even short stories about shows I like(Dexter or True Blood) and I just can't get into it them. So I been starting with these funny or even silly books to just get into habit of it all.
    I'm a big reader of autobiographies......... sportsmen and gangsters being my favourites I quite like Dan Browns books, have read all of them

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    I used to read, I've read the Dan Brown books and a few John Grisham books, but ever since my kids were born I hadn't picked up a book in a while. Just started it again... so I'll work my way into the novels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaZ View Post
    I'm ashamed to say that the only things I read anymore is periodicals. I used to be an avid science fiction reader... Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Aurthur C. Clark, Philip K. Dick just to name a few. Now, if I read more than a page or two I fall asleep.
    I've read Asimov's "I, Robot", Papa... a must read if you like sci-fi!

    I've also read an abridged version of Arthur C. Clark's "Sentinel" and a movie book adaptation of "2001" but I probably should read more of his fiction.

    The good thing about a snowy weekend, is that I spent all day inside today finishing off that "Marie Antoinette" book. Didn't end as well as it started.

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    Downloaded this to my Kindle, going to start on it now:



    H.P. Lovecraft - "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"

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    I'm kinda stuck on Dean Koontz right now.

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