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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:01 pm

Fainn...I mean, Jonah. :D
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:41 pm

Zechariah.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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“A true Lutheran relies on God’s Word and would not worry about it even if the whole world mocked and despised him for it. He does not consider the world an authority in religious matters. He rests his faith on higher authority.” C.F.W. Walther

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Post by tuttle » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:44 am

Best Ghost Stories of J. S. LeFanu
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:55 am

Did the final review of the math book as approving editor last night. I approve.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 am

I'm finished.

Going to go on with John for a bit. I like John. I get more of a "this is how it went down" feel with John than with the synoptic gospels.

Study time.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 am

gaining_age wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:55 am
Did the final review of the math book as approving editor last night. I approve.
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Post by Hovannes » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:58 pm

I just now finished writing three book reviews and zapped them off to the editor:

Fire Bombers in Action(by Barry D. Smith)
The Bedside Esquire (edited by Arnold Gingrich, circa 1940)
Cowboy Gear (by photographer David R. Stoecklien)

I don't know why but I had a hard time writing these reviews. I feel kind of beat up.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:28 pm

coco wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 am
gaining_age wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:55 am
Did the final review of the math book as approving editor last night. I approve.
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I did a check in... and it's at that stage. No further steps for this Doctor.

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The Singular Voice of Being: John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference by Andrew LaZella

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 am

Currently reading The Autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant. Before this, the complete fictional works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His Brigadier Gerard stories are the only ones that I found as entertaining as the Sherlock Holmes stories. I think he did a better job on short stories. I know he thought his historical novels were his best work. I disagree. I think he tried TOO hard on them.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:01 am

Dune Messiah

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:20 am

Adam Z wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:01 pm
coco wrote:
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Yes, I've started the big one.
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Bravo! The Wheel of Time is my all-time favorite work of fiction. I’ve read most of the books twice, that one three times (2x print, 1x audio).

Please do share your thought on this as you go through it.
This one reads like a classic D&D adventure. Well written, if a touch cliche, even at the time it was published (1990).
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:25 am

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Book 2 of 14

Jordan is more creative with the plot line in this one, at least until the end. While they may not be "great literature," these books are very entertaining and well worth your time if you happen to like the fantasy genre.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 am

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Book 3 of 14

The first two books stand as complete stories on their own, but this one makes it clear that they are going to be part of a much longer story.

All of the books contain the classic elements of fantasy: Swords, magic, a long journey to defeat evil, and, most importantly, pipe smoking. You should read these book if for not other reason than pipes and tobacco are ever present.

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Robert Jordan

Random thought for those who have read the books: If the characters check into an inn, they probably won't make it through the night without some sort of disaster that will force them to leave. In the rain. It would be a lot cheaper just to sleep under a bush for a couple of hours. It isn't like you aren't going to sleep longer than that anyway.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:03 am

coco wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 am
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Book 3 of 14

The first two books stand as complete stories on their own, but this one makes it clear that they are going to be part of a much longer story.

All of the books contain the classic elements of fantasy: Swords, magic, a long journey to defeat evil, and, most importantly, pipe smoking. You should read these book if for not other reason than pipes and tobacco are ever present.

Image
Robert Jordan

Random thought for those who have read the books: If the characters check into an inn, they probably won't make it through the night without some sort of disaster that will force them to leave. In the rain. It would be a lot cheaper just to sleep under a bush for a couple of hours. It isn't like you aren't going to sleep longer than that anyway.
Give it 4-5 more books... I look forward to the report out.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by arank87 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:15 pm

coco wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 am
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Book 3 of 14

The first two books stand as complete stories on their own, but this one makes it clear that they are going to be part of a much longer story.

All of the books contain the classic elements of fantasy: Swords, magic, a long journey to defeat evil, and, most importantly, pipe smoking. You should read these book if for not other reason than pipes and tobacco are ever present.

Image
Robert Jordan

Random thought for those who have read the books: If the characters check into an inn, they probably won't make it through the night without some sort of disaster that will force them to leave. In the rain. It would be a lot cheaper just to sleep under a bush for a couple of hours. It isn't like you aren't going to sleep longer than that anyway.
When people talk about buying Balkan Sobranie in 1975, this guy is what I see in my head.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:24 pm

arank87 wrote:
coco wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 am
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Book 3 of 14

The first two books stand as complete stories on their own, but this one makes it clear that they are going to be part of a much longer story.

All of the books contain the classic elements of fantasy: Swords, magic, a long journey to defeat evil, and, most importantly, pipe smoking. You should read these book if for not other reason than pipes and tobacco are ever present.

Image
Robert Jordan

Random thought for those who have read the books: If the characters check into an inn, they probably won't make it through the night without some sort of disaster that will force them to leave. In the rain. It would be a lot cheaper just to sleep under a bush for a couple of hours. It isn't like you aren't going to sleep longer than that anyway.
When people talk about buying Balkan Sobranie in 1975, this guy is what I see in my head.
He was known to frequent The Tinder Box in Charleston, SC, and mainly smoked whatever their full-English house blend was.

In his ‘about the author’ paragraph in his books he made reference to enjoying the indoor sport of pipe collecting.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:54 pm

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Participatory Biblical Exegesis: A Theology of Biblical Interpretation by Matthew Levering

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