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What Book(s) are you Reading?
#21
I just started a nonfiction book called "The Templars", by Piers Paul Read. It's about (of course) the Knights Templar. Pretty interesting so far.
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#22
Great, thanks. im intrigued by this shocking event. although, i dont think anything can top the traumatic events of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. ive never read anything so disturbing.

(07-31-2009, 06:25 PM)Spare Wrote:
(07-31-2009, 02:32 PM)heretostay Wrote: im not reading anything right now. but im looking for a good historical novel. Thats what i like to read mostly. Any good suggestions out there?

"Centennial" by James Michener. It's good. It also contains the single most shocking (not in a gross way) and traumatic moment I've ever read in a novel.

If anyone is looking for a short, quick, but interesting read then Dialogues with the Devil by Taylor Caldwell is excellent. I love all of Caldwell's books.
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(08-04-2009, 12:17 PM)heretostay Wrote: Great, thanks. im intrigued by this shocking event. although, i dont think anything can top the traumatic events of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. ive never read anything so disturbing.

(07-31-2009, 06:25 PM)Spare Wrote:
(07-31-2009, 02:32 PM)heretostay Wrote: im not reading anything right now. but im looking for a good historical novel. Thats what i like to read mostly. Any good suggestions out there?

"Centennial" by James Michener. It's good. It also contains the single most shocking (not in a gross way) and traumatic moment I've ever read in a novel.

If anyone is looking for a short, quick, but interesting read then Dialogues with the Devil by Taylor Caldwell is excellent. I love all of Caldwell's books.

It's traumatic on an emotional level. It was for me, at least.

I'll have to have a look at Dialogues with the Devil. Sounds interesting. Thanks!
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill

"Mr. Notlob, there's nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can't prolong."
-Graham Chapman, Monty Python's Flying Circus

"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. Now it's your turn. Jump!"
- Ray Bradbury
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#24
If you want a historical novel then read the conquerer series about genghis khan.
Its fantastic.
It starts with Wolf of the Plains, the Lords of the Bow and ends with Bones of the Hills.

Seriously...you'll be hooked to the end and at the back of each book the author explains which parts were true, how he got his information and a bit more historical background to the novel.
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#25
Dexter By Design - Jeff Lindsay.. final book of the series.. pure joy.
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(08-05-2009, 07:53 AM)PoWer2tHePeOpLE Wrote: Dexter By Design - Jeff Lindsay.. final book of the series.. pure joy.

OOOO! I didn't know that one was out!

Must go to the library tomorrow!
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(08-04-2009, 10:47 PM)Divinitywolf Wrote: If you want a historical novel then read the conquerer series about genghis khan.
Its fantastic.
It starts with Wolf of the Plains, the Lords of the Bow and ends with Bones of the Hills.

that's awesome. thanks! i read another historical novel about genghis khan called The Earth is the Lords by caldwell. it was so good. i'll have to look into this one, too.
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#28
pharmacy tech books and its soooo irritating! just when the heck am i supposed to start the great gatsby!
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(07-31-2009, 02:32 PM)heretostay Wrote: im not reading anything right now. but im looking for a good historical novel. Thats what i like to read mostly. Any good suggestions out there?


I just finished reading Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. Got through it in 4 days cos I couldn't put it down. Would recommend anything by him, does a lot of great historical fiction. He's my favourite writer along with Bill Bryson who is just hilarious.
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(08-05-2009, 07:54 AM)cheaptrickfan Wrote:
(08-05-2009, 07:53 AM)PoWer2tHePeOpLE Wrote: Dexter By Design - Jeff Lindsay.. final book of the series.. pure joy.

OOOO! I didn't know that one was out!

Must go to the library tomorrow!

well, its out in australia. my dark passenger urges you to use the shadows upon your trek Wink
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