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Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 12:18 pm
by savvybusinessman
Has anyone read the novel that AMC's The Terror is based on? I think the book is also called The Terror but I'm not sure.

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 2:16 pm
by ferri
I haven't! But I found it on Amazon! :D

https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Novel-Dan ... bc?ie=UTF8

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 6:16 pm
by Catsumi
Looking at the cover photo and brief description, could this have something to do with Shackleton's voyage?

If yes, the true accounts are spellbinding and need no embellishments, ghostly or otherwise.

Edited to add: sorry if I sounded discouraging, read on, enjoy, and then if the story should it be about Scott or Shackleton, both true accounts are well worth your time. :biggrin:

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm
by savvybusinessman
Catsumi wrote:Looking at the cover photo and brief description, could this have something to do with Shackleton's voyage?

If yes, the true accounts are spellbinding and need no embellishments, ghostly or otherwise.

Edited to add: sorry if I sounded discouraging, read on, enjoy, and then if the story should it be about Scott or Shackleton, both true accounts are well worth your time. :biggrin:


It's Sir John Franklin's voyage where two ships disappear as well as the crew for each but maybe a name was changed? I'll have to look into Shackleton, thanks.

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 7:20 pm
by Catsumi
Aaah! That explains it. The photo is so much like Frank Hurley's iconic photo of the Endurance going down.

Thanks for the clarification. See a few posts back where I think I left kudos of Shackleton's heroic trip to Antartica. You will love it, guaranteed.

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 9:13 am
by Catsumi
Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up in one of England's most stunning castles with every privilege, cash taps wide open and peeps to do your bidding?

Anthony Russell suthored Outrageous Fortune, Growing Up at Leed's Castle with the main focus being his upbringing by his beloved nanny, and on how Lady Baillie, his fabulously wealthy grandmother held court, just as the Windsor's did. His other granny also had a castle to add variety, although modest by comparison.

It's an interesting insight into life on the other side of the tracks before excruciating taxes ended the era.

Lady Baillie understood that in order to save the castle it could not be passed down as 80% of the value would be taken via the taxman, leaving little to maintain such a place. She gifted castle and funds to England and is now a public property. Google to see how lovely it is. :biggrin:

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 9:21 am
by Lady tehMa
That sounds really interesting :)

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 20th, 2018, 1:01 pm
by ferri
savvybusinessman wrote:Has anyone read the novel that AMC's The Terror is based on? I think the book is also called The Terror but I'm not sure.


I bought this book and I'm really liking it! It's scary but I find myself laughing occasionally. Who knew ship captains had such good vocabularies? [icon_lol2.gif] bleep bleep bleep and then bleep bleep bleep! hahaha

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: May 28th, 2018, 4:17 pm
by Miss Muffet
Just finished Red Rooster by John Grisham... excellent book

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jun 12th, 2018, 9:27 am
by KenL
There is an awesome new book out regarding the New World Order and the enormous machine that is in motion to crush freedom and democracy as we know it. It's an entertaining boy-to-man-to-would-be-Emperor that's fun yet serious and very eye-opening. Check out Evil by Nature on Amazon books. Here's the link: Evil by Nature link: www.amazon.com/dp/B07BQGCV5W

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jun 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm
by oldtrucker
Life After Doomsday by Bruce D. Clayton.
1980...but a very useful info refresh for the .01% of the population that believes that having no knowledge in this arena is a certain death sentence. You don't have to be a physicist or a genius...it is written in a way that anyone with a less than average IQ can get it. Anyone that can't understand it or understand the magnitude of importance of the material written would be up for a Darwin Award anyway. I do a refresh ever couple of years or so to remind me of things that I should place more energy into and info that I may think is important... but is really not. Because it's a 1980 book...a lot of things in it are no longer all that relevant. Some things in it are more relevant now than at any other time in history.

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jun 12th, 2018, 10:13 pm
by Queen K
I just realized I started this thread just shy of 10 years ago :130:

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jun 27th, 2018, 2:33 pm
by ferri
I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then The Girl Who Played With Fire and now book #3 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Good books! Apparently though the author died not long after handing book 3 but someone else has written 2 more books, The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

My question, has anyone read the last two and if so, are they as good as the first 3? :D

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jul 22nd, 2018, 3:57 pm
by Quest
ferri wrote:I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then The Girl Who Played With Fire and now book #3 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Good books! Apparently though the author died not long after handing book 3 but someone else has written 2 more books, The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

My question, has anyone read the last two and if so, are they as good as the first 3? :D


I started the last one but found it too slow. Could not catch my attention

Re: Read any good books lately?

PostPosted: Jul 22nd, 2018, 4:20 pm
by Quest
Lately I’m into reading Regency/Victorian Era series. A few good one I like are

- Lady Emily Series
- The Anatomist Wife (Lady Darby)
- Lady Julia Grey
- Kurland St Mary Mysteries

Other mystery books I love are

- Constable Evans
- Hamish Macbeth
- Agatha Raisin

I really like MC Beaton’s books.

I also have read all Jack Reacher’s book (Lee Child). Very good

My all favourites Agatha Christ’s books. Nothing better in my opinion. But keep in mind that, for me, a good story someone has to die [icon_lol2.gif]

10 years a topic still going strong!! That shows you how much books bring us together :smt045