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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2011, 06:18:17 am »
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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2011, 12:52:10 pm »
My favorite is The White Dragon, but I also love all 3 Dragon Song books - she will be missed!  :'(

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« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2011, 10:38:10 pm »
Am in the middle of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. 

Wow.  What a story...

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2012, 08:47:14 pm »
Just into the second chapter of The Imperial War Museum book of the War at Sea 1914 - 1918, by Julian Thompson.  The subtitle is 'The face of battle revealed in the words of the men who fought', and that's what is making it so fascinating.  It's not just the history (in fact he specifically says it isn't a complete history of the naval war) but about what it was like to be part of it - quoting from diaries and letters and memoirs.
I've already learnt so much, just from the first chapter which paints a picture of the pre-war Navy.
Published in 2005, so I don't know whether it's still in print; I found a secondhand copy, entirely by chance, in Blackwells in Oxford.

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2012, 12:16:37 pm »
Sounds great!  I've already been onto Amazon and ordered a copy.  It doesn't appear to be currently in print but there were a number of used copies available.

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2012, 12:22:41 pm »
I ordered one too. Amazon UK had an interesting range of prices for used copies.

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2012, 01:35:03 pm »
They'll be wondering what's caused this sudden upsurge in sales of this book!  :D

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2012, 03:33:36 pm »
Pity they don't offer discounts for those who get others to buy - I could be doing quite well .... :D

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2012, 11:45:35 pm »
Indeed.   :D

Added to my wish list, too.

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2012, 01:43:15 am »
Finally reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series - what a hoot!  ;D  He was a man of his time

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2012, 05:25:09 pm »
My copy of The War at Sea arrived a few days ago.
I haven't read much of it yet but it looks pretty good. Great pics too.
It's also available on Kindle.  ;)

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2012, 06:10:24 pm »
Yes, I love the pictures - especially the ones of seaplanes, as Himalaya has (or did have) them.

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2012, 06:28:31 pm »
I haven't got my copy yet - it's been a bit of a drama!  The same author has also written The Imperial War Museum Book of the Sea (Second World War) and that is what arrived in the post!  Having initially cursed the seller for sending me the wrong book, I realized that one of the listings on Amazon was a complete hotch-potch of both books - I've drawn this to their attention, but if anyone else is considering buying, for the time being you need to be very careful, until they get the listing corrected.  I've decided to keep the WW2 book as it looks interesting - and was very cheap.  My second order was cancelled by the seller without any explanation.  My third attempt has apparently been despatched, so I am eagerly awaiting its arrival!

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Re: Whatcha reading?
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2012, 02:39:39 pm »
My copy arrived this morning - the right volume this time!  The photographs are terrific - there's one of the Changuinola in dazzle camouflage.  If only I could read and transcribe at the same time!  ::)

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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2012, 02:56:53 pm »
The Complete Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs - what a hoot!  ;D

He told good stories, but was definitely a man of his times -

I wanted to read the John Carter series, because 1) they are Sci Fi classics and 2) I want to see the movie and I like to read the book a movie is based on, before I see the film.

If you like Sci Fi / Adventure stories, I recommend his works - just remember the time period he lived/wrote in -