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Postby The Macabees » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:47 pm

The Macabees wrote:The Rise of Rome, Kathryn Lomas


This was a fantastic book.

Now reading Donald W. Engels' Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army + Polybius' The Rise of the Roman Empire.

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Postby Satreria » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:10 pm

I just finished The Call of the Wild. Started Insomnia by Stephen King a few days ago.

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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:03 am

Geneviev wrote:Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

This book is becoming more true right now. Everyone should read it.

I need to reread that. It's an excellent read, and a cautionary tale.
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Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:29 am

Ulysses, in which the protagonist spends his first page or so going "Ooh, aren't cats clever?"

I approve of this book.
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Postby Socialist Communist States » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:11 pm

Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President: Jimmy Carter

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Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:26 pm

The Gardener and The Carpenter by Alison Gopnik
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Postby East Gondwana » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 pm

Basic Personal Counselling, by D Gellard, K Gellard, and RY Foo

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Postby The Inner Solar System » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:19 am

dystopian books are my jam.

Reading Oryx and Crake right now. Scary, believable, post-apocalypic vision.

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Postby UniversalCommons » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:06 pm

Reading How To Invent Everything A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North.

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Postby Rannoria » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:31 pm

Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. I got it for Christmas but didn't know anything about the different translations, so now I'm reading the Martin Palmer version. No complaints though.

On a separate note, anyone have any books about the Sengoku Jidai they can recommend? I dunno if this question is allowed, but if it is, I'd appreciate some suggestions.
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Postby The Macabees » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:48 am

The Macabees wrote:This was a fantastic book.

Now reading Donald W. Engels' Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army + Polybius' The Rise of the Roman Empire.


Engels' book is far more interesting than the title would lead you to believe.

Now reading Christopher Dart's The Social War, 91 to 88 BCE.

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The Macabees wrote:
The Macabees wrote:This was a fantastic book.

Now reading Donald W. Engels' Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army + Polybius' The Rise of the Roman Empire.


Engels' book is far more interesting than the title would lead you to believe.

I've generally found that true of Engels, he's quite overlooked. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the books of the Engels you're talking about.
     
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Postby Psukhe » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:33 pm

The Warrior-Prophet, from The Prince of Nothing series by a certain R. Bakker.

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Postby Yohannes » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm

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Postby Elwher » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Robert Jordan - The Dragon Reborn
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Began reading The Watchers, by Mark Andrew Olsen. Not sure yet if I'll stick with it. It isn't gripping me.
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Postby Talvistova » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 pm

I've been on a massive dystopian fiction kick and finally got to I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, and boy do I hate it
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:49 pm

I'm still working my way through the same book that I mentioned previously. 8)
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Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:42 pm

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

This is excellent and everyone, especially Brits, should read it. Really eye-opening.
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Postby The Macabees » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:47 pm

The Macabees wrote:Now reading Christopher Dart's The Social War, 91 to 88 BCE.


Great book, and good coverage of a poorly-documented part of late Roman Republican history.

Now reading Harvard Business Review's On Managing People.

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Postby Barboneia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Started reading Of Mice and Men for English class.
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Postby UniversalCommons » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:48 pm

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

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What book are you reading?

Postby Budgerigars » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:12 am

I am reading the Harry Potter books... Again :unsure:

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Another

Postby Derived lancealot » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:13 am

I've been reading a light novel of the anime/manga of Another. It's really good!

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Postby Philjia » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:29 am

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Chandler's distinctive style of descriptive writing is often imitated, but rarely equalled. The ultra cool, mostly amoral detective Philip Marlowe is a fantastic creation.

"Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead."
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