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BoyScoutKevin
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« Reply #2025 on: May 21, 2018, 04:21:48 PM »

And a half dozen of the other--graphic novels.

Doctor Strange
v.2. The Last Days of Magic
collecting issues #6-10 + Doctor Strange : Last Days of Magic #1


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
v.1. The Colson Protocols
collecting issues #1-5
Sequel v.2. Under New Management

And what does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for. Just about anything. No. It is the abbreviation for Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division. And if you rather see it, then read it, then there is the TV series.


Secret Wars : Prelude
combining and collecting . . .
Secret Wars #10-12 + Fantastic Four + Ultimate Comics Ultimates #4 + Ultimate Comics Spider-man #1 + New Avengers #1-3.
And published between February 1985 and April 2013.


Star Wars :
the Force Awakens
collecting issues #1-6


Loki : Agent of Asgard
v.1. Trust Me
collecting issues #1-5 + All-new Marvel NOW! Point One #1


The Vision
v.1. Little Worse Than a Man
collecting issues #1-6

Man! This one hurt--emotionally. While there was a v.2., it hurt even worst--emotionally. So bad, I couldn't finish it.

Next time: 6 of 1 or 6 more mysteries + 1 non-fiction
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« Reply #2026 on: May 29, 2018, 04:25:36 PM »

Ye-es!
6 of 1 or 6 fiction and 1 non-fiction

M. J. Arlidge
Brit
Eeny Meeny
1st in the Helen Grace series
+ a conversation with the writer + discussion questions + readers' guide
Heroine: Brit
Place: Southampton (U.K.)
Time: Present


Charles Todd
(mother-son writing duo)
Americans
award winners
The Shattered Tree
8th in the Bess Crawford series
+ 18 more fiction in 1 more series + 2 more stand-alone fiction
Heroine: Brit
Place: France
Time: WWI


Christopher Fowler
Brit
award winner
Bryant and May :
Strange Tides
13th in the Peculiar Crime Unit series
Heroes: Brits
Place: London (U.K.)
Time: Present


Catherine Lloyd
ex-pat Brit
Death Comes to the Fair
4th in the Kurland St. Mary series
Heroine: Brit
Place: U.K.
Time: 1810s


Pronzini and Mueller
(husband and wife writing duo)
Americans
award winners
The Dangerous Ladies Affair
in the Carpenter and Quincannon series
Heroes: Americans
Place: San Francisco (California)
Time: 1890s


Ann Cleaves
Brit
award winner
The Moth Catcher
in the Vera Stanhope series
Heroine: Brit
Place: Northumberland (U.K.)
Time: Present
If you'd rather see it, then read it, then see the TV series Vera
Her other book series with Jimmy Perez is also a TV series Shetland


non-fiction
Michael Sims
American
award winner
Arthur and Sherlock :
Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
6 more non-fiction + 7 anthologies

Next time: a half dozen more (graphic novels) - 1
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« Reply #2027 on: June 05, 2018, 12:10:46 PM »

Ye-es!
a half dozen of the other (graphic novels) - 2

Scarlet Witch
v.1. Witches' Road
collecting issues #1-5


House of M! : Warzones!
combining House of M (2015)
issues #1-4
+ House of M (2005)
issue #1


All-new, All-different Avengers
v.3. Civil War II
collecting issues #13-15 and annual


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
v.2 Under New Management
collecting issues #7-10 + The Accused #1


Next time: A dozen reasons to read Leandra de Lisle's Tudor : Passion, Manipulation, Murder
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« Reply #2028 on: June 07, 2018, 03:56:01 AM »

rereading" lamb: the gospel according to biff, christ's childhood pal "  by christopher moore.
   

I liked that one a lot.


Just finished "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
The author has been confined to bed through a virus (for too long). She takes interest in a snail a visitor brings in in a flower pot (put in a terrarium later). One of the best reads in quite a while.

Just started a German book by Ilona Jerger, which translates to "and Marx stood still in Darwin's garden". A fictional account on Charles Darwin and Karl Marx meeting. Enterteining, but not finished yet.
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« Reply #2029 on: June 08, 2018, 07:18:12 AM »

Failsafe

So that's what the cold war felt like...
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« Reply #2030 on: June 08, 2018, 08:24:53 AM »

I just finished ORTHODOXY, by G. K. Chesterton.  Written in 1908, this ringing defense of the Christian faith in an age of skepticism is witty, conversational, dead serious at some times and funny at others.  I'd heard Chesterton quoted but never read him; now I want to go out and find the rest of his works!
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« Reply #2031 on: June 09, 2018, 08:33:35 AM »

I just started reading BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
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« Reply #2032 on: June 11, 2018, 03:46:14 PM »

If one is interested in the Tudor period of history--the more I dig into it, the more interesting it becomes--here are a dozen reasons to read Leandra de Lisle's Tudor : Passion, Manipulation, Murder.

01. We confuse children of today with the children of yesterday, as children from 500 years ago were stronger and harder than we think.

02. Thus, if we think they were pushed around by adults, it is because they allowed themselves to be pushed around by adults.

03. One of the worst things we can do is to try to maintain the status quo.

04. Henry, Anne, Katherine. The excuses they used to excuse what they did.

05. Who had the best excuse? Henry. "I did what I did for the good of my kingdom and my subjects."

06. Who had the worst excuse? Anne. Popular Anne. "I did what I did (1st) to advance myself and (2nd) to advance my family."

07. And somewhere between the two is Katherine's excuse. "I did what I did to hold on to it all." But, by trying to hold on to it, she lost it all.

08. Our problems are not always the fault of the government. Sometimes we bring our problems down upon ourselves.

09. People--then--behaved in an illogical manner, which still does not make a lick of sense.

10. Even then northern England was different from southern England.

11. Most underrated monarch: Richard III.

12. Most overrated monarch: Elizabeth I.

00. Her next book is a biography of Charles I, which I am interested in reading.

Next time: we'll think of something.
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« Reply #2033 on: June 16, 2018, 02:49:23 PM »

Ye-es!
6 of 1 or 6 non-fiction + 1 fiction.

Non-fiction
Doug Mack
The Non-quite States of America
1 more non-fiction


Stephen O'Shea
ex-pat Canadian
The Alps : a Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond
4 more non fiction

Not only history but also almost 10,000 years of . . .
art -- biography -- botany -- culinary -- economics -- entertainment -- geography -- geology -- linguistics -- literature -- philosophy -- politics -- religion -- sociology -- sports -- and zoology.


Holly Tucker
ex-pat American
City of Light : City of Poisons, Murder, Magic, and the 1st Police Chief of Paris.
2 more non fiction


Glen Frankel
The Searchers : the Making of an American Legend
3 more non-fiction, including one on the making of High Noon.

from the historical event to the novel, from the novel to the film, and from the film to its aftermath ( or 1836-2011)


Richards and Green
A History of Human Kind : the Doctor's Official Quest : from the BBC's Doctor Who series

A book that shows how interesting the TV series was and is, as the Doctor travels Earth's timeline from pre-history to today.


Leandra de Lisle
The Sisters who Would Be Queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor Tragedy
1 more non-fiction

Fiction
Cynthia Harrod-Eagle
Brit
Old Bones
9th in the Bill Slider series
17 more fiction + 1 short story collection
Hero: Brit
Place: London (U.K.)
Time: Present

Next time: a half dozen more--graphic novels
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« Reply #2034 on: June 21, 2018, 07:59:53 AM »

I can't remember if I've already posted in this thread... anyway, I'm always reading something. I'm aregular at my local library and I like to read 30 min - 1 hour before I go to sleep. Most of my readings are not that interesting, thrillers or historical novels from the best seller list, but now and then I run into a gem. A few months ago I stumbled into Dan Simmons' "The Terror". Just ignore the miniseries. They did a decent job but the final result is underwhelming. "The Terror" might easily be the best book I've read in the last 10 years, a highly detailed, riveting read from start to finish.

I'm also trying to get a copy of "The end of the tether" from Joseph Conrad from the same library, but it is rarely available. Conrad is easily hit or miss for me (too psychological, not enough action) but I find the plot summary intriguing.
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« Reply #2035 on: June 21, 2018, 08:16:29 AM »

I just finished CICERO: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROME'S GREATEST POLITICIAN by Anthony Everitt.
It was a fascinating look at one of the best-known figures of antiquity - the witty, urbane former consul who vainly tried to stop the overthrow of the Republic.  At one time Cicero's writings were required reading for high school students in America - in the original Latin!  I think we lost something when we dropped the classics from the curriculum.
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« Reply #2036 on: June 21, 2018, 09:25:06 AM »

I wouldn't mind some Latin classics in highschool classes, but asking students to read them in Latin might be too much. I did read some classic stuff later in college, and while I wouldn't call it exactly fascinating, it was an eye opener in terms of learning how REALLY poilitical fights went on in classic Rome.
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« Reply #2037 on: June 21, 2018, 09:51:51 AM »

It just seems kind of sad to me that in the last century we have gone from teaching Greek and Latin in high school to teaching remedial English in college. Bluesad
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« Reply #2038 on: June 21, 2018, 05:01:39 PM »

Ye-es! A half dozen of the other--graphic novels.

Doctor Strange : Strange Origin
collecting Doctor Strange : Season 1 (issues #1-5)
+ Doctor Stranger (issue #1)


Back to the Future
v.1. Citizen Brown
collecting issues #1-5
based on the video game Back to the Future : the Game


Star Wars
v.4. The Last Flight of the Harbinger
collecting issues #20-25
+ Droid Dilemma


Klaus : How Santa Claus Began
collecting issues #1-7


Toil and Trouble
a re-imaging of Shakespeare's Macbeth from the 3 Witches point of view


and Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire
This must hold the record for the longest graphic novel title ever.


Next time: a selection from the British Library Crime Classic series
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