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Old 09-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #14191
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I haven't read any of Bernard Cornwell's books. Given my liking for historical fiction, I really must add him to my "TBR" list!
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They're well done, and good reads. And there's a LOT of them.

Also, should your interests run that way, there are good audiobook versions of at least the Sharpe books.
You really should add them. You are missing a great author.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #14192
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I haven't read any of Bernard Cornwell's books. Given my liking for historical fiction, I really must add him to my "TBR" list!
Many of his titles are available in Overdrive.
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Many of his titles are available in Overdrive.
Given that Harry is based in the UK, I'm not at all sure he has access to an Overdrive managed Library.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:33 AM   #14194
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Given that Harry is based in the UK, I'm not at all sure he has access to an Overdrive managed Library.
Yes, I do. They operate in the UK, too.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:53 AM   #14195
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Yes, I do. They operate in the UK, too.
I thought you had Overdrive. You don't have the Kindle book checkouts but you do have Adobe ePub.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:27 AM   #14196
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I thought you had Overdrive. You don't have the Kindle book checkouts but you do have Adobe ePub.
Yes, that's right. That's why I keep my Sony PRS-350, for reading the occasional library book on.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:56 AM   #14197
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:38 AM   #14198
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Reading Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds and it has started very good.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #14199
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I finished Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson and really, really enjoyed it. A gray-hat hacker living in a modern (but unnamed) fictional, multi-cultural emirate, who—while angsting a bit over a girl—ends up with a book that has some mystical properties/history. He's soon cavorting with djinn in the "Unseen Quarter" while running from an agent of the State (known simply as The Hand) who is determined to track down hackers who make a living helping organizations subvert State internet censorship practices. Fun, fun stuff. First novel for this author, but she's published some non-fiction (and been involved with a few graphic novels) previously.

I'm currently re-reading Heinlein's Starship Troopers and have Peter Heller's post-apoc debut—The Dog Stars—on deck.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #14200
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #14201
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I just downloaded the James Potter series on the recommendation of a previous poster. I'm also reading the Godfather. It's hard to do when you see the movie in your head but I'm really enjoying the backstory of many characters that couldn't be put in the movie.

I've got a wicked cold/flu bug so I've been off work for a week. Lots to read.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #14202
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #14203
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These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. Her 6th novel.
Well. That was fun. A good adventure with interesting characters. Granted, the emphasis on noble birth seems very old fashioned and prejudiced now, but it is of the period.

Next up: Quantum Prophecy #1: The Awakening by Michael Carroll.

Apparently I bought this back in October 2009 from Fictionwise. I can't find a current ebook edition.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #14204
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Well. That was fun. A good adventure with interesting characters. Granted, the emphasis on noble birth seems very old fashioned and prejudiced now, but it is of the period.

Next up: Quantum Prophecy #1: The Awakening by Michael Carroll.

Apparently I bought this back in October 2009 from Fictionwise. I can't find a current ebook edition.
Penguin has that one in the US. Sadly, there is no UK version.
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I'm currently re-reading Heinlein's Starship Troopers and ...
Man ... I've always just assumed that many people preferred Heinlein's earlier books because they were more story/plot oriented and less vehicular (as in polemic delivery systems), in nature than his later stuff seemed to become. But I'm beginning to think many people liked them better simply because they read them for the first time when they were much younger, and their literary subtext/proselytism detectors weren't quite as evolved/refined/sensitive as they were when reading some of his later work. Because I gotta tell ya ... when I read Starship Troopers as a youth, I certainly don't remember being beat over the head with socio-political and moral treatises. But re-reading it now for the second time ever (first time as an adult)—I'm feeling the lumps and bruises from an unsubtle heavy-hand, let me tell you.

It's not that I'm not enjoying it, but, sheesh!... I think I'm more inclined to forgive an old man his later, freaky-deaky sexual fantasy/confusion, taboo exploration, and/or moral thought experiments veiled as scifi, than I am some of the earlier attempts at what feels like, at times, a flat-out indoctrination attempt.

Anyway... I think I'm going to be sticking with my juvenile memories of Heinlein's earlier stuff from now on.

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