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Old November 4 2012, 01:12 AM   #181
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Re: What are you reading?

I recently finished Bernard Cornwell's utterly magnificent King Arthur trilogy. Now I'm preparing to read The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup.
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Old November 4 2012, 03:19 AM   #182
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A book on the history of British sitcoms and their importation into the American market.
This sounds good. What is it called?
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Old November 4 2012, 03:26 AM   #183
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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Vortex
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Old November 4 2012, 03:30 AM   #184
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A book on the history of British sitcoms and their importation into the American market.
This sounds good. What is it called?
Best of the Britcoms: From Fawlty Towers to The Office.
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Old November 4 2012, 11:20 AM   #185
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I just re-read Against The Fall Of Night and then read for the first time The Lion Of Comarre, both by Arthur C Clarke.
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Old November 4 2012, 01:29 PM   #186
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Currently reading Star Trek Typhon Pact: The Persistence of Memory.
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Old November 4 2012, 01:36 PM   #187
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The Field, by Lynne McTaggart.
Fascinating stuff...
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Old November 4 2012, 07:38 PM   #188
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Age has dulled my powers of concentration, so I flip from one to another. Trying Scott's Old Mortality, an anthology of preSocratic Greek philosophers, a Father Brown collection, Susan Isaacs' Goldberg Variations. But if the library comes through I'll get into Stonemouth by Iain Banks and/or Bowl of Heaven by Benford & Niven.
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Old November 4 2012, 09:31 PM   #189
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I'm in the midst of Where White Men Fear to Tread, Russell Means's autobiography -- very interesting -- and a silly mystery called A Manx McCatty Adventure: The Big Scratch, by Christopher Reed. I think it's meant for kids and was supposed to be the start of a series, but the next one was never published. I can see why. It's clever but kind of tedious. But the friend who lent it to me will never forgive me if I don't finish it, so...
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Old November 4 2012, 09:46 PM   #190
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Trying Scott's Old Mortality, an anthology of preSocratic Greek philosophers
That sounds pretty interesting.
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Old November 5 2012, 12:01 AM   #191
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^^^Yes, but I'm a bad typist.

That's Sir Walter Scott's novel Old Mortality (about Covenanters and Montrose,) and an anthology (titled Early Greek Philosophy) of of the fragments left of dudes like Parmenides, Heraclitus, Empedocles and Democritus. Old Mortality, the anthology of Greek philosophers edited by someone named Scott, actually does sound fascinating. By modern standards about the irrelevance of mundane fact, someone could go ahead and write that sucker. He or she would at leas get internet kudos.
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Old November 5 2012, 08:00 AM   #192
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"The Man Who Saved the Union", by H.W. Brands.
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Old November 5 2012, 10:45 AM   #193
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^^^Yes, but I'm a bad typist.

That's Sir Walter Scott's novel Old Mortality (about Covenanters and Montrose,) and an anthology (titled Early Greek Philosophy) of of the fragments left of dudes like Parmenides, Heraclitus, Empedocles and Democritus. Old Mortality, the anthology of Greek philosophers edited by someone named Scott, actually does sound fascinating. By modern standards about the irrelevance of mundane fact, someone could go ahead and write that sucker. He or she would at leas get internet kudos.
Heh. Well, I found Old Mortality on Gutenberg. Now I guess I need to look for the Early Greek Philosophy book.
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Old November 5 2012, 04:26 PM   #194
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A book on the history of British sitcoms and their importation into the American market.
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Best of the Britcoms: From Fawlty Towers to The Office.
Thank you, kindly.

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Old November 5 2012, 08:15 PM   #195
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James and the Gigant Peach
I love reading foreign childrens books. Apart from being entertaining, they give you the moral values and ideals of a people in a nutshell, and you get an idea of how people think in that country.
That doesn't necessarily mean I'd copy said behaviour, though. I'd rather not eat green eggs and ham, for example. As a general rule, they won't agree with you once they turned that particular colour.
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