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11-03-2019 10:54 PM
BrettTheOkie Rural England by H. Rider Haggard, published in 1902.

A very niche work, but interesting... to me, at least. I suppose you could even say it has some post-SHTF application, since it is an in-depth study of agriculture before the advent of modern Industrial Farming.
10-20-2019 11:17 PM
RichardinColorado Reading two at the moment: Justice on Trial, Mollie Hemingway & Carrie Severino; and Back To War, C.G. Cooper
10-17-2019 10:34 AM
Iamfarticus I watched "The Man in the High Castle" series and picked up the book. The author's name will not get past the language barrier here. It is different from the series by quite a bit, most characters are the same so far. Definitely worth a read.
10-09-2019 04:14 PM
daddyusmaximus I currently on the second book of the Gears of War saga. Surprisingly well written. I'm really enjoying them. They are written from the standpoint of the grunt. My boy has been into the games since the first one came out. Would make a cool movie.
10-09-2019 10:01 AM
Florida Jean Non-Fiction book by Richard Preston [The Hot Zone author]. It's a new book by him also on Ebola.

CRISIS IN THE RED ZONE - The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and the outbreaks to come. About 75 pages in. So far a good read.
10-09-2019 09:40 AM
The Old Coach Just started "Debunking Howard Zinn". New book, just out. We all knew he was a destroyAmericaFirst leftist, but OMG what a fraud! His Peoples' History is full of outright plagiarism, as well as stuff he just made up.

For a break from reality as needed, (which is often), been reading Dashiell Hammett. He may have become a drunken, drug-addled Commie in his later years, but he wrote some engaging pulp fiction while he was still semi-sane.
10-09-2019 09:13 AM
wldwsel The Saxon series by Bernhard Cornwell - story about how England was formed (historical fiction) - Uhtred Ragnar and his merry band of Danes and Saxons going Viking! Much hewing, hacking, pillaging and plunder.

WW

shoot straight - stay safe
10-08-2019 04:43 PM
Rural Buckeye Guy LDS Preparation Book 2
09-26-2019 12:42 PM
The Old Coach
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I'm pretty-much house-bound, so I read a lot. Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited allow a lot of low-cost or free books. Unfortunately, a lot of PAW fiction is highly improbable, poorly written and poorly edited.
Same here. No TV either. Haven't had one since 1977. The advent of e-readers has unleashed a torrent of self-published junk fiction of all genres, since to the cost and risk of publication are near zero, and professional editing isn't required. The "print-on-demand" tech that Amazon is using isn't helping, either.
09-26-2019 10:37 AM
OldDesertrat Finished N. C. Reed's "Hell Fire" last night. Number seven in his series. All of them are great story-telling of a PAW world. I regard them as the top of the list for holding my interest all the way through.

I'm pretty-much house-bound, so I read a lot. Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited allow a lot of low-cost or free books. Unfortunately, a lot of PAW fiction is highly improbable, poorly written and poorly edited.
09-25-2019 04:33 PM
STEEPOE Finally finished the series Arisen (greatest zombie series ever!!!!!!). The base is 14 books but has several offshoot books that need to be read in order. Glad it's finally over as the books took some time to get out - four years give or take (kind of why I like a series to be completed before starting but didn't anticipate it being this long).

Reading "Breaking Gods" - author DJ Molles who has some other nice Post-apocalyptic fiction series.
09-24-2019 01:43 PM
Aerindel
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Finally getting around to "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell
Ugh...an important book to read but one that left me with a lot lower opinion of the man and US special forces after I read it.
09-24-2019 01:38 PM
SgtBooker44 Finally getting around to "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell
09-24-2019 01:11 PM
Jojo The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Yes I know the movie is out - I wanted to read it first.

A pandemic affects children as they enter puberty and kills 90% of them. The 10% left have extraordinary powers and must be kept in high security camps. It's the story of several children who escape.
09-24-2019 12:31 PM
Rural Buckeye Guy Started on Lavoy Finicum’s book last night. Kind of stiff writing style.
09-24-2019 11:24 AM
The Old Coach
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"Born Fighting" by Jim Webb and "You Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins...
All of Jim Webb's novels bear reading, although you won't want to read "Fields of Fire" more than once. Like Eugene Sledge's "With the Old Breed" it will devastate you, being a first-hand look at the rawest edges of war. (Sledge was recommended to me by a real Marine, a veteran of Iwo Jima, as the only book which ever caught the reality of WW2 in the Pacific.) Lost Soldiers I have read through at least three times, maybe more. A mystery/adventure set in post-war Vietnam, with a happy ending. The anecdote about eating balut is priceless.

I'm currently enmeshed in the entire Raymond Chandler opus. He never gets stale, unlike so many of his imitators.

There's a new edition out of Fahrenheit 451. I'm no breathless devotee of Bradbury, but this is the full, original text. Worth it for the afterwords alone.
09-24-2019 09:17 AM
blake g49 "Born Fighting" by Jim Webb and "You Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins...
09-24-2019 12:20 AM
556308dawg Just finished reading "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. It was not yet required reading in school in the 50's as it was not yet considered a "classic" (I'm 76). Most impactful novel I've ever read and the writing itself is brilliant! Wish I'd read it years ago. Next read will be "Of Mice and Men" also by John Steinbeck. I'm hooked!
09-23-2019 06:49 PM
Rural Buckeye Guy Just finished Indian Country by Kurt Schlicter, starting Wildfire tonight by the same. Several work related things. Been reading the LDS Pantry guide.
09-23-2019 12:23 AM
BrettTheOkie
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"A Gardener's Year" by H. Rider Haggard.

Similar to "A Farmer's Year" by the same author, which I posted about on July 26th. I finished that one, now I've moved on to this book, which was written a few years later, in 1904.
I've been slowly working through this book, but have had a lot of other distractions lately. However, I came across an amusing passage today, which I thought I would share.

As I previously mentioned, H. Rider Haggard is better known for novels such as "King Solomon's Mines" and the Alan Quartermaine series. But he was also an avid gardener and farmer, and often wrote about these subjects as well.

In the book I'm current reading, he describes how he once got into an argument with his head gardener over his desire to exhibit some orchids in an upcoming flower show. The head gardener had never done in that sort of thing before, and didn't want to now. Haggard wrote:

"At length he yielded to my arguments, adding, 'Well, I dare say, like other gentlemen, yew would like to see your name in print for once!' For such he conceived to be the real object of this new departure! I must say that it struck me as strange that he should have been in my service for nearly twenty years and yet remain unaware that my name had appeared in print occasionally."
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