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Author Topic: What Are You Reading? (Mk. II)  (Read 90534 times)
pakled
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« Reply #1700 on: October 17, 2015, 04:46:19 pm »

The People's History - don't have the Author handy, but one of those 'it's the little people that discovered everything, and the famous scientists who popularized it." Well, there's the book...Wink
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« Reply #1701 on: October 19, 2015, 06:15:16 pm »

I've just finished Tom Brown at Oxford.  Next up is the second in The Railway Detective series. 
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« Reply #1702 on: October 21, 2015, 09:43:17 am »

Currently reading 'They all love Jack' by Bruce Robinson.  A new Jack the Ripper solution don't yer know.
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« Reply #1703 on: October 24, 2015, 10:06:49 pm »

I finished The Excursion Train this evening.  Up next, I think, is The Railway Viaduct
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« Reply #1704 on: November 01, 2015, 10:58:24 am »

I have fairly blazed through The Railway Viaduct and The Iron Horse by Edward Marsden.  Next up on my pile are

The Art of 'The Wind Rises'

The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K Jerome

And hopefully by the time I've gotten through those, I'll have found a copy of Murder on the Brighton Express
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« Reply #1705 on: November 03, 2015, 12:57:35 am »

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« Reply #1706 on: November 03, 2015, 10:29:54 am »

"Art techniques in a historic perspective" because I have a test on the matter later today.
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« Reply #1707 on: November 05, 2015, 08:58:34 pm »

I thought it was about time I read my "Necronomicon" Commemorative edition of H P Lovecraft tales.
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« Reply #1708 on: November 06, 2015, 01:52:23 am »

"Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology" - Uni is back on this week!
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« Reply #1709 on: November 09, 2015, 05:05:05 pm »

I will soon be starting a trilogy of history books by Catherine Arnold.

Necropolis - London and it's Dead
Bedlam - London and it's Mad
City of Sin - London and it's Vices

I have already read one of her books on Crime and there were some beastly crimes committed by some awful human beings.  IIRC I remember reading somewhere that Catherine Arnold has an interest in the murkier side of history.  Hence why we have some bleaker titles above.
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« Reply #1710 on: November 09, 2015, 06:59:23 pm »

Two new books to get going on:

Murder on the Brighton Express (Edward Marston)

My Life and Times (Jerome K Jerome)

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« Reply #1711 on: November 10, 2015, 01:07:53 am »

I am reading Jim Butcher's new steampunk novel whose name I forget.  It just showed up on my kindle via the wife...

It's pretty good, but I like his writing from the Dresden Files.  I avoided his Codex Alera stuff.

Written in third person, follows a variety of characters.  Has airships (not dirigibles) and a reasonable explanation for wearing goggles.  Features some form of magic, though not as blatant as having a spellcaster in the party...


After this, it will be back to Absaroka County and the continuing injuries of Walt Longmire.
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« Reply #1712 on: November 10, 2015, 03:15:09 am »

Just wrapping up Terry Pratchett's "Men at Arms".

Been winding through the Discworld books in anticipation of reading "Shepherd's Crown".  Not looking forward to it, exactly.  But it's been great refamiliarizing myself with all of Pratchett's wit and insight at the height of his powers.
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« Reply #1713 on: November 10, 2015, 01:33:08 pm »

Zoophobia.
http://zoophobiacomic.com

it's a really nice comic, too bad it's not been finished yet.
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« Reply #1714 on: November 10, 2015, 09:54:47 pm »

Just finished 'Anno Dracula' by Kim Newman
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« Reply #1715 on: November 13, 2015, 07:30:40 pm »

Ordered some new books this evening; the cut-price history book catalogue turned up whilst I was a work today. 

- Dictionary of British Naval Battles by John D Grainger
- The Flying Carpet, Adventures in a Biplane from Timbukto to Everest and Beyond by Richard Halliburton
- Last Trains, Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England by Charles Loft
- Three Victories and a Defeat, The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire by Brendan Simms

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« Reply #1716 on: November 14, 2015, 02:59:22 pm »

Dorothy L. Sayers, 'Murder Must Advertise'.
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« Reply #1717 on: November 15, 2015, 06:16:48 am »

Mardy Grothe - I never met a metaphor I didn't like
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« Reply #1718 on: November 23, 2015, 02:24:25 pm »

Demogorgon by Brian Lumley. I am a big fan of his Necroscope novels.
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« Reply #1719 on: November 24, 2015, 08:38:58 am »

Gombrich: the story of art
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« Reply #1720 on: November 24, 2015, 09:10:59 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Dorothy L. Sayers, 'Murder Must Advertise'.
Another Sayers fan?

I found a pile of books near a tip last week. one of them was Fulcanelli's Le Mystère des Cathédrales (The Mystery of the Cathedrals).
I read this as a teenager, in another millennium, another continent and was curious as to how the work would read at this stage of my life. I very nearly returned it to the tip, except that I came to realise that googling all the embarrassingly bad etymologies in this tome provided great bus and Underground amusement.

And another point. Most of Fulcanelli's sources are from the late 18th century to the late 19th century and it's interesting to how the medieval was viewed then.

I remain yours,
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« Reply #1721 on: November 25, 2015, 08:32:50 pm »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Dorothy L. Sayers, 'Murder Must Advertise'.
Another Sayers fan?

I remain yours,
Prof Cecily

Very definitely. Wit, charm and so much more than just a detective story. One of my periodical 're-reads'.

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« Reply #1722 on: November 26, 2015, 08:48:38 am »


Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

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...Another Sayers fan?...

Very definitely. Wit, charm and so much more than just a detective story. One of my periodical 're-reads'.



I'm also a Sayers re-reader. Gaudy NIght was my latest.
I find Sayers a perfect source for finding just the right atmosphre for my dieselpunk creations

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #1723 on: November 26, 2015, 11:55:57 am »

Niel Gaiman's short story collection Trigger Warning

My favorites so far are Down to a Sunless Sea, A case of Death and Honey, and Jerusalem.
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« Reply #1724 on: November 29, 2015, 04:18:30 pm »

About half-way through Tales of the Jazz Age for the first time.

We need to make a period style film of "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz."

And the original Benjamin Button story has disturbed me more than is reasonable.
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