Read any good books lately?

What you're doing when you're not working, or on facebook.

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby BriTer » Apr 13th, 2018, 7:28 am

Nice collection of books available, free, if you like those authors.
https://classifieds.castanet.net/details/books/3432192/
"Let there be smoke." And there was smoke. And it was gooooooood.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
BriTer
Guru
 
Posts: 7497
Likes: 21 posts
Liked in: 145 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 10:51 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » Apr 14th, 2018, 10:39 am

Someone snagged them before I could see what they even were, ad deleted.

I'm reading Neal Stephenson's REAMDE - now I am a speed reader and can devour novels in a weekend. I've been working on this one for a month because his writing always makes me stop and think. Trying to follow the plot, figure out what just happened.
https://www.amazon.com/Reamde-Stephenson-Neal-Hardcover/dp/B010WF45U8/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523727492&sr=1-2&keywords=REAMDE

I polished off Jodi Taylor's "And Argumentation of Historians", love her! https://www.amazon.com/Argumentation-Historians-Chronicles-Marys-Book/dp/1597809349
PLEASE use spellcheck. If that is too hard, consider installing the Grammarly (free!) app that will not only spellcheck for you (AND offer corrections!) but also make sure that your sentences are grammatically correct.

You're welcome.

3 people like this post.
User avatar
Lady tehMa
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 17949
Likes: 18113 posts
Liked in: 4544 posts
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby oldtrucker » Apr 17th, 2018, 12:12 pm

Canada cancelled because of lack of interest by Eric Nicol. It's from 1977,not really deep at all but a amusing political read from 40 years ago.
Some may view my above politically incorrect opinions as 'harsh' and may even be offended by them. Some think political correctness will be our undoing. Save the planet, spay or neuter your kids.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
oldtrucker
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2356
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 1289 posts
Joined: Nov 24th, 2013, 4:19 pm
Location: Enroute to FRB 121102

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Apr 20th, 2018, 8:14 am

I found The Good Earth trilogy by Pearl S. Buck cheap on Amazon about a week ago and I remembered my grandma reading The Good Earth and really liking it. I just finished the first book and it's been a fun experience. I'll be reading along and think something like, "I wonder what grandma thought about that!"
“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson

Queen K likes this post.
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 46516
Likes: 16883 posts
Liked in: 10719 posts
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Queen K » Apr 20th, 2018, 10:49 am

It's been on my reading list forever. Good reminder.
Using cash is one of your few forms of privacy: use it or lose it. 1984 isn't the only Orwell novel that needs to to made fiction again.

ferri likes this post.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 56665
Likes: 14191 posts
Liked in: 15241 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm
Location: Beside the Right Wingers, to light the way.

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Apr 20th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I'm on book 2 now, Sons and still enjoying! :)
“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 46516
Likes: 16883 posts
Liked in: 10719 posts
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Bsuds » Apr 20th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Pretty much any I get free from BookBub for my E-Reader.
I don't know how many cookies it takes to be happy, but so far it's not 2 dozen!

ferri likes this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 44509
Likes: 10304 posts
Liked in: 12760 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Catsumi » Apr 24th, 2018, 1:11 pm

I'm zipping my way through The Road by Cormac McCarthy (also wrote No Country for Old Men) and must say it is simply but powerfully written. Difficult to put down.
People with opinions just go around bothering each other. (S. Gautama)
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (W. Churchill)
User avatar
Catsumi
Moderator
 
Posts: 5961
Likes: 6301 posts
Liked in: 5642 posts
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby SuperMom » Apr 24th, 2018, 3:34 pm

I just finished re-reading Katherine Neville's The Eight and the sequel, The Fire. A mixture of chess, history, and suspense.

For the less brainy but action-filled read, I also recently finished Matthew Reilly's The Four Legendary Kingdoms. Reilly's books are pure action and fluff, but I love them.
User avatar
SuperMom
Fledgling
 
Posts: 264
Likes: 930 posts
Liked in: 189 posts
Joined: Apr 29th, 2005, 11:21 am
Location: Kelowna

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » May 11th, 2018, 10:41 am

I finished The Good Earth trilogy! :D They were wonderful. I don't know why I put off reading them for so long. [icon_lol2.gif]
“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 46516
Likes: 16883 posts
Liked in: 10719 posts
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » May 14th, 2018, 6:36 am

PLEASE use spellcheck. If that is too hard, consider installing the Grammarly (free!) app that will not only spellcheck for you (AND offer corrections!) but also make sure that your sentences are grammatically correct.

You're welcome.
User avatar
Lady tehMa
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 17949
Likes: 18113 posts
Liked in: 4544 posts
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Bsuds » May 14th, 2018, 6:42 am

Lady tehMa wrote:Ink, Iron and Glass - a really fun read.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/ink-iron-and-glass/9781250112767-item.html

Looks interesting and less than half that price as an E-book for KOBO.
I don't know how many cookies it takes to be happy, but so far it's not 2 dozen!

Lady tehMa likes this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 44509
Likes: 10304 posts
Liked in: 12760 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » May 14th, 2018, 6:47 am

Yup! I went the library route for this one though :) I use (and abuse?) Suggestion for Purchase on a regular basis.
PLEASE use spellcheck. If that is too hard, consider installing the Grammarly (free!) app that will not only spellcheck for you (AND offer corrections!) but also make sure that your sentences are grammatically correct.

You're welcome.
User avatar
Lady tehMa
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 17949
Likes: 18113 posts
Liked in: 4544 posts
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Bsuds » May 14th, 2018, 6:53 am

I get weekly e-mails fro BookBub which includes some free books as well as reasonably priced ones.
So far I have only paid for 1 or 2 and mostly read the free ones. There have been a couple of duds but for the most part they have been good.
I don't know how many cookies it takes to be happy, but so far it's not 2 dozen!

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 44509
Likes: 10304 posts
Liked in: 12760 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » May 15th, 2018, 9:34 am

I just finished: The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen Wow. This is one of those creepy but not scary books that sticks in your mind for a long time after you read it. :)

NOW I'm reading: Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden

Incredible book.
“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 46516
Likes: 16883 posts
Liked in: 10719 posts
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Entertainment, Food, Travel, the Arts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests