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Barry Rowland
Posted: 5 June 2017 - 05:11 AM                                    
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Just started Sherlock Holmes the Hound of the Baskervilles biggrin.gif



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Nearly finished David Gemmell's White Wolf. biggrin.gif



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Cool. I've been thinking about reading a book again. Just don't know which one yet.



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Posted: 19 October 2017 - 06:42 PM                                    
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I've never read any Hemingway, so I picked up A Farewell to Arms. I try to read at least 2-3 books a month.



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I recently picked up the Assassins Creed Origins - Desert Oath novel and started reading.

Written by Oliver Bowden, this tells the story about an assassin trying to kill members of a secret pact. It is actually a prequel to the Origins game (Which i am playing). Author is famed for doing many other Assassins Creed novels and he gets right into it! At this rate, i will consider getting some of the other novels too! \So far, makes for some good reading. Difficult to rate as he isn't exactly Shakespeare. biggrin.gif

But I'd give it 3 & a Half Stars.
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That book looks really interesting Denizen!



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It really is! smile.gif



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Call me crazy (many have) but I am rereading "Don Quijote". When I was in high school and a book was assigned for a report,I had a hard time getting into the story. I was assigned to read this book for Spanish 4 in my senior year. 35 years later and I am challenging myself to reread it in the original Spanish. SOY LOCA!!



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QUOTE (beth @ 12 November 2017 - 02:58 PM)
Call me crazy (many have) but I am rereading "Don Quijote". When I was in high school and a book was assigned for a report,I had a hard time getting into the story. I was assigned to read this book for Spanish 4 in my senior year. 35 years later and I am challenging myself to reread it in the original Spanish. SOY LOCA!!

Muy bien ! Y no creo que estas loca, Beth !



 
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I'm reading 'The Promise' by Robert Crais.

Love me a butt-kicking, wisecracking hero with a psycho sidekick. Oh yes biggrin.gif



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Right on Rocket!!



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Just got this in the mail yesterday. It's a classic. One of my favorite books. And normally, I hate classics. tongue.gif

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"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer" - Hank The Cowdog

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It looks like a good read! I might have to check it out myself biggrin.gif



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Not really a book. More a graphic novel i have started reading James Bond: Black Box
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This is a pretty good rendition of Bond told in a comic book form will art to suit the genre and a fitting story for any Bond adventure.



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That looks interesting and fun Denizen! It's been some time since I read any Bond biggrin.gif



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Indeed it is Barry! thumbup.gif



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Just finished reading The Abandoned the other night. It's the second time I've read this, but I didn't realize how deep the book really was until the other night. The title in the U.K. is Jennie. Both titles have far deeper meanings than I realized.



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Currently reading the Grk series by Josh Lacey, under the pseudonym Joshua Doder. The series mixes extremely tense action with some hilarious incidents. It always reminds me of a Jack Dalton episode. (Especially "The Odd Triple"). The second book actually had a character named Zito (which I'm assuming was a coincidence, since the only thing he had in common with Mac's Zito is the name).



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Haven't touched a book in months. I'm currently not up for any reading actually.



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Just got this today. I know what I'll be doing tonight. tongue.gif

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Still reading Tom Hanks book about various people and snapshots of their lives called Uncommon Type.



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That sounds interesting Barry.



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I just found the coolest book. I think MacGyver might approve. It's called The Big Book of Makerspace Projects by Colleen Graves and Aaron Graves. The book contains more than 50 how-to write-ups for all kinds of maker-type projects: building a small balloon hovercraft, building small robots, learning to program....there's even a plush (like a stuffed animal) electric guitar that you can make and program to play a song! (You can reprogram the last one if you get tired of the song. tongue.gif)

One of the best teaching methods in the book is that it encourages you, the maker, to rifle through your garbage and recycling bins. The things the authors tell you to find there you then use as components for fun projects like the hovercraft and even a smartphone hologram.



 
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QUOTE (MacsMinx @ 27 February 2018 - 10:17 PM)
I just found the coolest book. I think MacGyver might approve. It's called The Big Book of Makerspace Projects by Colleen Graves and Aaron Graves. The book contains more than 50 how-to write-ups for all kinds of maker-type projects: building a small balloon hovercraft, building small robots, learning to program....there's even a plush (like a stuffed animal) electric guitar that you can make and program to play a song! (You can reprogram the last one if you get tired of the song. tongue.gif)

One of the best teaching methods in the book is that it encourages you, the maker, to rifle through your garbage and recycling bins. The things the authors tell you to find there you then use as components for fun projects like the hovercraft and even a smartphone hologram.

Sounds awesome! Mac would definitely approve! thumbsup.gif



"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer" - Hank The Cowdog

"You have the heart of a chief, and the soul of a dragon"- How to Train Your Dragon 2

"[T]he more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each one of us will be" - Zootopia

"Love makes you do strange things." - Charlie Brown

"When something looks too perfect, it probably sucks" - Dreamworks Dragons Race to the Edge

 
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That does sound interesting. smile.gif

Speaking of books i decided to order another game related title. This one based on the Metal Gear Solid series and the first book which naturally takes place during the rebooted first title.

I haven't received it yet but i know precisely what its about. So in short, special forces agent, Solid Snake is sent into the cold regions of Alaska to infiltrate a hostile unit known as FOXHOUND who are holding the planet ransom unless they receive $1 Billion and the remains of their fallen comrade, BIG BOSS. Thing is, the island they have taken over is a weapons disposal facility with enough nukes to do just that. And to make matters worse, they only have 24 hours before they set off the nukes.

But as the story progresses, Snake soon realizes that this is no ordinary mission as there is more at stake than he is informed of.

This was truly a magnificent story with enough shockers to make any thriller seem amateurish compared to its caliber. This story dropped my jaw and its sequel ultimately dropped me on the floor. biggrin.gif

This is one of the many reasons this series has been such a global phenomena. It has enough emotion, thrill and surprises to keep you coming back for more. And judging from the reviews, this book is just as faithful and exciting.

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Started in Stephen King's book Needful Things. Only read the introduction so far. 616 pages, thicker then The Shining. I'm curious how long this will take.



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Ive read that. Good book!



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Almost three weeks far in Needful Things and about 245 pages. It's going great but I'm not halfway yet. I'm trying to read every night and if I don't have to get up in the morning. King has a great writing style that keeps you hooked and he seems to be on a roll with this one. Nice references to The Dark Half as well.



I think the poison that was used was applied to this knife, passed to the mutton when it was cut and then activated by the wine. - MacGyver.
Sometimes you just have to die a little inside to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.
It's better to be a little sad than to be fake content.

 
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If you haven;t done so yet, try to read his short stories too. Such as his Night Shift novel. Lots of his stories are great. Children of the Corn was a particular creepy one if I recall. biggrin.gif



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