What's Currently on Your Reading List?

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:27 pm

I'm currently reading Sue Grafton's 25th in her Kinsey Millhone series.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby MITCH RAPP » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:31 pm

Paladin wrote:
MITCH RAPP wrote:8) Got this one on pre-order from Amazon ::tu::

Mitch,
Please give us a review on this on when you are thru with it. I became a ardent fan when Vince Flynn was at the helm and need to know if I want to get back into them.

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8) Ray, this is the 3rd post Vince Flynn book and I got to say this Guy does a Real decent job carrying on the Mitch Rapp legacy. ::tu::
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby Paladin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:07 pm

MITCH RAPP wrote:
Paladin wrote:
MITCH RAPP wrote:8) Got this one on pre-order from Amazon ::tu::

Mitch,
Please give us a review on this on when you are thru with it. I became a ardent fan when Vince Flynn was at the helm and need to know if I want to get back into them.

Ray


8) Ray, this is the 3rd post Vince Flynn book and I got to say this Guy does a Real decent job carrying on the Mitch Rapp legacy. ::tu::

I wasn't even aware he had done 3 of them and glad to get the good report.

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby MITCH RAPP » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:39 pm

8) Hey Ray, you know they made Vince Flynn's book "AMERICAN ASSASSIN" into a movie, being released this month. I don't know if it will be any good or not but at least they didn't Cast Tom Cruise as Mitch Rapp :lol:
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby Paladin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:16 pm

MITCH RAPP wrote:8) Hey Ray, you know they made Vince Flynn's book "AMERICAN ASSASSIN" into a movie, being released this month. I don't know if it will be any good or not but at least they didn't Cast Tom Cruise as Mitch Rapp :lol:

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I have been watching the previews they run on TV. I may have to break my rule and catch it at the local Cinemark.

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby zzyzzogeton » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:24 am

Just saw this thread for the first time. Went through it and have a list of books and authors to track down.

I’m working my way through E.T. Seton’s 6 volume set “Pioneering and Woodcraft”. Seton was a friend of Sir Baden Powell, who formed the Boy Scouts. Seton had already started a group called Woodcraft Inidians in 1902 - 7 years before the Boy Scouts were first formed, that Powell used as a basis for the Scouts.

Most everyone here seems, at least recently, seems to be more into the “heavier” stuff. While that kind of books are great (I read them also), I like to read SciFi/Fantasy/Westerns/ stuff as well.

Some of my favorite authors and their series that I have re-read a couple of times…

David Weber – the Honorverse series of space opera. 20+ books. Often called “the Horatio Hornblower of space”.

David Weber – Safehold series. SciFi. 7 books. Earth and it’s interstellar colonies are destroyed by an alien armada. Survivors sneak away to colonize a planet way off the beaten track.

Eric Flint’s “1632” series. Premise – a 5 mile chunk of 1999 West Virginia is dumped back into 1631 Germany during the 30 Years War. Now what happens?

Harry Turtledove – THE master of Alternate History. Turtledove takes historical events and “changes” something and then goes from there with how that changed event might have affected history. He also takes people/objects and places them into odd situations. A Roman Legion transported to another world where they kick butt. The big volcano under Yellowstone Park blows up – what happen then. He has one series where he refights WW2 in a magic dominated world.

Westerns – Elmer Kelton and Louis L’Amour have been mentioned. There’s also Zane Grey – 50+ tales of the west.

On the WW2 scene, there’s a huge series about the Pacific War – Admiral Samuel Elliot Morrison’s 15 volumes on the History of the Pacific War during WW2. There was a group of anonymous researchers who poured over all Naval reports of the war to produce the base information from which he wrote the books. The information in the set is somewhat dated/incorrect, as a lot of information was still classified at the time the books were published, and some statements are based on incorrect information, but it still is the best compilation of the war ever written. I first read it while in high school. Reading the set significantly influenced me to Go Navy.

Interesting facts about Admiral Morrison – he served as an Army private in WW1, was commissioned a LCDR in the Navy by President Roosevelt in 1942 at the age of 55. Made Captain (O6) December 15, 1945 and was transferred to the Honorary Retired List as a Rear Admiral LH (O7) in 1951. ::uc:: He wrote 58 other books on various aspects of history. One can spend several years reading his works.

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:08 am

Very nice picks, zzyzz! ::handshake:: You're dead right about Turtledove; I read the first few books of the Southern Victory series and I was blown away. I also like David Weber, though I've only dipped my toe into the Honor Harrington series by reading On Basilisk Station. I should probably go get more, assuming I ever find enough free time to sit down with a book and relax for once. :roll:
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby FRJ » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:18 am

zzyzzogeton wrote:I’m working my way through E.T. Seton’s 6 volume set “Pioneering and Woodcraft”. Seton was a friend of Sir Baden Powell, who formed the Boy Scouts. Seton had already started a group called Woodcraft Inidians in 1902 - 7 years before the Boy Scouts were first formed, that Powell used as a basis for the Scouts.


Ernest Thompson Seton, he should be in the library of anyone who loves the outdoors.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby bighomer » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:35 pm

Had a good day at the little local thrift store and the dollar tree. 50 cents a piece the paper backs. ::ds:: ::groove:: ::tu:: should keep me busy for a little while.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:38 pm

bighomer wrote:Had a good day at the little local thrift store and the dollar tree. 50 cents a piece the paper backs. ::ds:: ::groove:: ::tu:: should keep me busy for a little while.

Recently read "The Hit". Am currently reading Baldacci's "The Target"

Have you read any of Janet Evonovich's "Stephanie Plum" series?
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby zzyzzogeton » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:26 pm

I've read all the Plum books up to 19. Waiting on the rest to show up at Half-Price Books.

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby bighomer » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 pm

Jerry I have but its been a while ago, I'm at the stage that I can reread books and they are brand new to me..::facepalm::

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:47 pm

Grandma Mazur cracks me up.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby steve99f » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:01 am

About halfway through Heinlein's The Puppet Masters first copyright 1951.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:22 am

steve99f wrote:About halfway through Heinlein's The Puppet Masters first copyright 1951.

A fine selection, Steve. ::tu:: I recently finished a re-read of The Cat Who Walk Through Walls. I always seem to pick up "new" little bits here and there with new looks at Heinlein novels.


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