Published on May 8, 2014 By Island Dog In Books

We talk about movies and TV, so why not have a discussion about the books we read!  Let us know what's the last book you read, and feel free to recommend it or expand on what it's about.

I mostly read through my Kindle and get most of my eBooks through Amazon.

The book I recently finished was Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson.


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on May 09, 2014

An article in a Science mag at the dentist that changed history re the Wright Brothers....they were NOT the first...and the Smithsonian has perpetuated the fraud contractually with them....something quite reprehensible.

on May 10, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/Battletech-01-Way-Clans-Bk/dp/0451451015

 

First of a trilogy - my first battletech (mechwarriors) novel and it is a cracker - it also well written and a good page turner

 

on May 10, 2014

tjashen


Quoting ElanaAhova, reply 10
The Princess Bride.  Yes, finally read the book.  I know... 'inconceivable!' 

There's a booK?



I kid, I kid!  Haven't read the book though...

 

I know, I know, but its true.  The book is better than the movie. 

on May 10, 2014

LightStar

I remember reading a book I think, but I cannot remember the title as it was back in the 1970's. 

 

Yes, the fire department has saved us.  It has gotten rid of all those antiquated artifacts from a darker time.  Protocol F451 has been a bright and shining success.   

on May 10, 2014

Recently finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and am reading the second one called The Wise Man's Fear.  Trouble is, the third one isn't out yet, and I'm going to get all sorts of agitated waiting... ugh, I hate waiting...

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp

 

on May 10, 2014


An article in a Science mag at the dentist that changed history re the Wright Brothers....they were NOT the first...and the Smithsonian has perpetuated the fraud contractually with them....something quite reprehensible.

 

The winners write the history books

on May 10, 2014

An article in a Science mag at the dentist that changed history re the Wright Brothers....they were NOT the first...and the Smithsonian has perpetuated the fraud contractually with them....something quite reprehensible.

 

 

Icarus flew first....     

on May 10, 2014

A Memory of Light, the last book in the Wheel of Time series. It did a fine job with tying up all the major plotlines, I think. I only wish that it had been more imaginative - there really were no surprises to speak of except what the crystal sword was really for. Also, it treated much of the story like the ending was a foregone conclusion, and I didn't particularly like that. Too many busy plotting what would happen after the "big end". That in itself created a lot of threads of story that we will now never know more about. It could have much benefited from an "anthology" of the years after the book.

on May 10, 2014

Heavenfall
A Memory of Light, the last book in the Wheel of Time series.

OK well this is embarrassing but i'm currently reading the first book in the series.

(thanks for using the spoiler even though i'm another 13 books away from it)

 

on May 10, 2014

Heavenfall
A Memory of Light, the last book in the Wheel of Time series
 ...my son did some freelance paintings for "The Wheel of Time CCG Promo cards" ....  http://wotccg.mahasamatman.com/Promo/  ... Chris Arneson....and that was many many years ago. 

on May 14, 2014

Heh, I just finished reading Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan. It was hilarious. The man crams 5 children and his wife into a 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn and describes how New Yorkers respond to his ever-growing family. For example:

“We are all a little weird. And we like to think that there is always someone weirder. I mean, I am sure some of you are looking at me and thinking, “Well, at least I am not as weird as you,” and I am thinking, “Well, at least I am not as weird as the people in the loony bin,” and the people in the loony bin are thinking, “Well, at least I am an orange"."

or:

“Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.” 

 

A quick read that leaves you laughing... definitely recommend!    

 

on May 14, 2014

These waiting periods

Wizaerd

Recently finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and am reading the second one called The Wise Man's Fear.  Trouble is, the third one isn't out yet, and I'm going to get all sorts of agitated waiting... ugh, I hate waiting...

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp

 
lol, agreed!

Really loved Name of the Wind, went through the waiting period for The Wise Man's Fear as well as this current waiting period. Sometimes I wish I had the foresight and willpower to wait for an entire series to come out before I start reading it!

on May 14, 2014

Leo in WI

These waiting periods
Quoting Wizaerd, reply 20
Recently finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and am reading the second one called The Wise Man's Fear.  Trouble is, the third one isn't out yet, and I'm going to get all sorts of agitated waiting... ugh, I hate waiting...

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp

 lol, agreed!

Really loved Name of the Wind, went through the waiting period for The Wise Man's Fear as well as this current waiting period. Sometimes I wish I had the foresight and willpower to wait for an entire series to come out before I start reading it!

Yeah, typically I will not read a series until it's finished, because I hate the wait.  I went ahead on this one because I really thought the next one would be out before I finished the 2nd one (based on the time period between the 1st & 2nd), but alas, I was completely wrong.  I started The Broken Empire trilogy to bide my time, and hopefully it'll be out by then, but I'm not holding my breath since I read rather quickly.  However the author is going to be releasing a book about Auri.  It's not really related to the trilogy per se, but focuses on Auri specifically.  I haven't read it yet, but thought I'd let you know.  Expected release is November, so probably no book 3 in the Kingkiller series this year...  ARGH!!!.

on May 14, 2014

I am a voracious reader - when the mood strikes me.  I read on my Kobo and/or iPad.

 

The last books I read were:

Quirk by Hannah Holmes.  A look at how brain chemistry forms personality from a neuropsychologists view.  A tad biased, but informative. 

 

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg.   A hilarious tale of pensioners who take matters into their own hands when their care home is sold to an unscrupulous firm who overmedicates and under feeds them to line their own pockets.  So the oldsters , led by a rather uniquely gifted old lady of 90, decide to go on the lam, head to a fabulous Hotel and steal precious artwork from a museum to fund their golden years.

 

The Psycopath Test by Jon Ronson. What do Psychopaths and Politiicans have in common?  Much more than you think.  Hehehe.  This book takes a look at the industry of madness.  How people are more and more, defined by their insane edges.  

 

The Beast by Faye Kellerman.  A Lazerus/Decker novel.  A mega wealthy recluse is discovered dead in a rather ordinary apartment building.  Not so interesting unless you count the bengal tiger he has for a room mate and who never touched the body of her owner. And, as the case unfolds,  not only does he have this dangerous beauty, but he also secretly owns more apartments filled with exotic and dangerous reptiles, insects and the like as well as a freezer containing packages of human body parts.    The hunt is on for the murderer  with  a victim who, is less than sympathetic.  

 

on May 22, 2014

The Sound and the Fury (By William Faulkner)

It is a story about the disintegration of the Compson family, and is very riveting. Could not keep the book down till I reached the back cover.

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