What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:39 am

1610: A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle

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Post by John Fuary » Mon May 01, 2017 12:46 pm

Good book??
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by John Fuary » Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 pm

Ned Kelly, A short Life by Ian Jones
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Post by Bododio » Tue May 02, 2017 8:56 pm

Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California; by Frances Dinkelspiel. Interesting history, and a real page-turner.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Wed May 03, 2017 6:28 pm

John Fuary wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Good book??
If you are asking about the Mary Gentle book, then yes, it is pretty good. It's a cross between a historical romance (with explicit sex) and a fantasy, with a fairly complex plot that takes the main character from France to England, then Japan, then back to England. I had to look up a few words, mainly because I'm not familiar with the mediaeval names for parts of swords, clothing, and armour, but I'm not sure I'd have missed much if I hadn't bothered.

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Post by manythumbed » Sat May 06, 2017 6:55 am

The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax by John Szwed

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Post by keeen » Sat May 06, 2017 8:32 am

Gilly Macmillan - what she knew.

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Post by tubeman » Sat May 06, 2017 5:05 pm

Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
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Post by igycrctl » Sat May 06, 2017 5:39 pm

Just finished "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman.

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat May 06, 2017 6:18 pm

Just finished "The Greek Myths" by Stephen Kershaw. Much better, well, saner, than Robert Graves!
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Post by tcee » Sun May 07, 2017 8:15 am

"The Gulag Archipelago" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Post by Bododio » Tue May 09, 2017 4:53 am

Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker. A very tongue-in-cheek send-up of the entire wine industry, of which I am a part. Sometime I just have to put the book down and laugh :!: :D
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Post by George Stankovich » Wed May 10, 2017 8:05 am

I`m reading book about Barrios by Rico Stover Six SIlver Moonbeams.
Very interesting insight in Mangore life and work,and unfortunately almost only way to read something about him. There is not much information on web.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed May 10, 2017 12:54 pm

:mrgreen: I might switch to read Mickey Mouse only these days... :wink:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Fri May 12, 2017 1:45 am

toggling back and forth between a bit of Adorno and Benjamin (and I'm assuming at the moment I don't actually have to explain who those two are). Adorno is even more dry than I suspected he'd be and I still think he was wrong about jazz.

Rereading David P Roberts' monograph on the total work of art in the European avant garde. It's pretty dense writing but by no means opaque.

Hoping to get around to Rodion Shchedrin's cycle of fugues later this year.

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