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#4278228 - 07/11/16 07:10 PM What are you reading in July?  
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Just finished these two, refreshingly different.


The Invisible Library
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.



The Masked City
Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds.
Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people - and the forces of order and chaos themselves.
Irene's mission to save Kai and avert Armageddon will take her to a dark, alternate Venice where it's always Carnival. Here Irene will be forced to blackmail, fast talk, and fight. Or face death.


My 'Waiting for Clod' thread: http://tinyurl.com/bqxc9ee

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970.
Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C.S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963.
History is made up of people recovering from the last disaster. James S.A. Corey.
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#4279482 - 07/16/16 02:00 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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Two new books this month. Both on French aviation in the Great War!




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"But Emillo you promised ....... it's postpone"
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#4279527 - 07/16/16 10:01 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: PipsPriller]  
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WooHoo! look what a friend just gave me for my birthday:



Plenty of leisurely reading ahead. smile2

RedToo.


My 'Waiting for Clod' thread: http://tinyurl.com/bqxc9ee

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970.
Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C.S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963.
History is made up of people recovering from the last disaster. James S.A. Corey.
#4281588 - 07/24/16 07:05 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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I've added the 1568 Strassbourg. Meyer: Art of Sword Combat to my HEMA library.




Plus a card game "Audatia" which simulates a Fiore style duel - need to still pick up the Lichtenhaur deck for the German style that I am more familiar with, and the harness deck(s) could be fun too. (Ok... so not strictly a 'book' but it is a study aid to work alongside drilling with a weapon or reading the manuals).


#4281627 - 07/24/16 08:49 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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and


#4281695 - 07/25/16 06:43 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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The Wasp Factory








A depraved descent into psychopathy. It's a sick book but so far has some laughs and is strangely entertaining.

#4281714 - 07/25/16 09:34 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

#4282640 - 07/28/16 01:25 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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Its time for me to read Shogun again. This will be the 5th time.
Every time I read it theres something else to discover, to focus on, that I hadnt noticed before. Layers.
And, I reckon Im starting to read it Japanese style. Looking for, and possibly understanding, the HIDDEN meaning. Let me re-phrase that, NOT looking for, but subliminally understanding, the hidden meaning. Make sense?
I absolutely love this book. My "Desert Island" book.


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#4282685 - 07/28/16 02:44 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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The Shogun miniseries is one of my favorite tv miniseries of all time!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4282878 - 07/29/16 12:02 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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I've finally started reading Fighter Pilot: Memoirs of Robin Olds. Man what a bad @ss, its a great book!


I've got a bad feeling about this.....
#4283100 - 07/30/16 12:39 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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Outstanding...



It's a Game. smile
#4284114 - 08/02/16 08:11 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
The Shogun miniseries is one of my favorite tv miniseries of all time!

NOOO, not the Richard Chamberlain one? NOOOOOO.
Well, as a standalone thing, I can see that. But, sincerely, read the book.
On a scale of 1-10
Miniseries 3
Book 10

When youve read the book you will see what I mean.
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#4284253 - 08/03/16 10:52 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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The Richard Chamberlain one is the only tv miniseries ever made. There has been no other.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4284363 - 08/03/16 04:42 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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I remember watching it.
AS a big fan of the book I was drooling while waiting for it to be on the box.
I think it would have to be a extremely LOOOOONG film or series to do justice to the book. The DEPTH of it is incredible.


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#4284366 - 08/03/16 04:44 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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The Shogun novel is on my long list of "must read books".

As for the miniseries, the highlight for me was Toshiro Mifune, not Richard Chamberlain. smile


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4284391 - 08/03/16 05:24 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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For me it was Yoko Shimada, but Toshiro Mifune was good too.

#4284395 - 08/03/16 05:29 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: Lieste]  
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Originally Posted By: Lieste
For me it was Yoko Shimada, but Toshiro Mifune was good too.

Oh no, I definitely agree with PM. Toshiro Mifune WAS great in that.

PM, if its on your to do list, I URGE you to read it. Not everyone likes it, but a man of your intelligence and wit will appreciate the nuances of the Japanese mind games. smile


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#4284648 - 08/04/16 01:44 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: Boilerplate*]  
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Thank you! I had never heard of this book before: Reviewers on Amazon love it. Going on my Wish List.

#4284994 - 08/05/16 12:35 PM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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Its well worth it, Brian. If you like that kind of book but you dont like this? Come back and slap me. Oh and slap PanzerMeyer for NOT reading it yet, and Lieste, for name dropping biggrin

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#4286193 - 08/10/16 01:54 AM Re: What are you reading in July? [Re: RedToo]  
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I know its August, but my copy of 2017 War With Russia just arrived from the UK today. Its not available yet in the US.

It is written by the former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and depicts a scenario whereby Russia invades the Baltics in the face of ever weakening NATO resolve.

My Janes F18 sim squadron VFA-41 is currently flying a virtual campaign to defend the Baltics from a Russian invasion, so the timing couldn't be better.

Check the action at www.VFA-41.net

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