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Offline jamus34

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3615 on: April 15, 2017, 09:01:00 PM »
Has anyone read Thrawn yet?

IMHO opinion he's one of the more interesting Empire characters. Not every member of the Empire can be completely braindead...although they try.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3616 on: April 16, 2017, 09:59:08 AM »
IIRC mirth did.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3617 on: April 20, 2017, 02:39:49 AM »
Has anyone read Thrawn yet?

IMHO opinion he's one of the more interesting Empire characters. Not every member of the Empire can be completely braindead...although they try.

That reminds me.  Must order Thrawn and David Weber's Shadow of Victory from Barnes & Noble.  I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket.  :) 

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3618 on: April 20, 2017, 11:15:12 AM »
Just started Backpacking with Dracula by Leif Pettersen.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3619 on: April 20, 2017, 11:18:26 AM »
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country

https://www.amazon.com/William-Tecumseh-Sherman-Service-Country/dp/0393241572/
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3620 on: April 20, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
Finished The Historian...damn fine book and one that inspires me to write one similar, one day.

Started the graphic novel 1441 AD - Trail of Steel by Marcos Mateu-Mestre.

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« Reply #3621 on: April 20, 2017, 12:01:43 PM »
You were not fibbing, Sir. Took me two weeks to finish. And at ~650 pages that is no mean feat.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3622 on: April 24, 2017, 04:28:09 PM »
I'm just finishing one of my periodic reads of LotR, which I first read in 1967(ish). This must be at least the 12th time I've read it, but it never gets old.

Next up, 'The Franco-Prussian War' volumes 1 & 2 by H.M.Hozier. Kindle downloads for just £0.99 each. I already have his book on the Seven Weeks War which is very good.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3623 on: April 24, 2017, 04:30:12 PM »
^Any recommendations on the Thirty Years War? I ask this periodically and there never seems to be anything quite user friendly out there.
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« Reply #3624 on: April 24, 2017, 04:33:55 PM »
Yes, but its quite hard going in places, but very informative. 'The Thirty Years War Complete' by Friedrich Schiller.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3625 on: April 24, 2017, 04:56:15 PM »
Sounds intimidating. I guess I shouldn't be surprised there is no Thirty Years War for Dummies.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3626 on: April 24, 2017, 05:39:55 PM »
I pre-ordered Aliens: Bug Hunt about a month back and forgot about it, until it uploaded to my Kindle a few days ago. It's a collection of short stories about the Alien universe, with a decided slant towards Colonial Marines. If you're a fan of Aliens in particular, you'll like this book. I've read the first story and while it was somewhat predictable, it was still enjoyable.

I also finished My Life in the Red Army by Fred Virski. Not a bad book, but I wonder how much of it is fiction and truth. There's way too many coincidences in it and the conversations are far too clear (sort of like Forgotten Soldier and Soldat)...and he shirked most of his duty, but I couldn't really blame him considering the idiocy that was the Red Army. It was also very vague on training. Still, it was a decent book for the price ($2.99).

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3627 on: April 24, 2017, 05:42:02 PM »
You drunk ordering shit again/still?
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« Reply #3628 on: April 24, 2017, 06:45:37 PM »
You drunk ordering shit again/still?

LOL nope...I hardly ever buy books. When I do they're usually 2.99 or cheaper, on sale. This one was Aliens, though, so I had to do it even if it meant waiting a few weeks.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3629 on: April 25, 2017, 04:55:09 AM »
Sounds intimidating. I guess I shouldn't be surprised there is no Thirty Years War for Dummies.

It's well worth the effort.
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