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May 8, 2014 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We talk about movies and TV, so why not have a discussion about the books we read!  Let us know what's the last book you read, and feel free to recommend it or expand on what it's about.

I mostly read through my Kindle and get most of my eBooks through Amazon.

The book I recently finished was Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson.
Reading is what I do while I wait for the night to be over to start the next day.

I love my Kindle. 99 cent books.

Anyway, here are a few books I highly highly recommend for those who dig sci-fi

Excellent:

Old Man’s War

The Last Colony

The Ghost Brigades

Post-Human and Trans Human

Good:

The Forever War

The Old Man and the Wasteland

Decent:

Anomaly

Zoe’s Tale

The Doomsday Book (this is good if you like history)

Fatherland...
December 31, 2011 by Larry Kuperman on kupe
The end of the year is always a time of reflection for me, of looking back over the past and thinking about the reasons to be grateful. One of the big things for me, and for my family, this past year was getting to meet Cory Doctorow in person.

I have been a fan of his for a number of years, ever since someone recommended that I read his novel "Little Brother." I really wish I could remember who that was. After the first book, A Place So Foreign and Eight More, Overclocked: Stories of th...
November 12, 2011 by PranayGupte on Pranay Gupte Blog
I am please to report that my new book, "Dubai: The Making of a Megapolis," has just been published by Penguin-Viking (India). It's available on Amazon.Com, and will be hitting the bookstores soon. The book marks the 40th anniversary of the found of the United Arab Emirates, and is a broad sweeping history of the Gulf region, and Dubai's rise from a small fishing village to one of the world's great cities.
November 16, 2010 by Sailor Cull on Sailor Cull's Sailing Blog
After all the troubles with the Speedwell were over, the Mayflower finally set off alone, on September 6, 1620.  The weather was good, and the wind remained near perfect for many days. Most all the passengers became very sea-sick.  It was not long after that they lost their good wind, and the Atlantic storms hit them in full force.  Powerful cross-winds and extremely high seas tossed the 180-ton Mayflower violently.  The upper deck started leaking badly, keeping the passenger...
November 15, 2010 by Sailor Cull on Sailor Cull's Sailing Blog
When the Pilgrims reached Delftshaven, Holland, they found everything was ready for them to go the next morning. The Speedwell was to take them into Southampton, England, where the Mayflower was waiting to receive them.

When the Pilgrims reached Delftshaven, Holland, they found everything was ready for them to go the next morning. The Speedwell was to take them into Southampton, England, where the Mayflower was waiting to receive them. After twelve years of living with their friends and fello...
With Winter getting along, my wife is insisting that I start taking the books I’ve recently read out of our bedroom and put them away downstairs.

I won’t bore you with the books that weren’t good, below are the ones I highly recommend:

The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Fore...
January 21, 2010 by Bahu Virupaksha on Statecraft and Wordcraft
I did not believe my eyes when I read that Erich Segal the author of Love Story had died in London. I remember reading this wonderful novel set in Harvard and Radcliffe which touched all the emotional and political chords of the 1960's USA: a more innocent and less politically correct time. I was in High School when I read Love Story and I was struck up the culture and openess of American University education, and that impression prompted me to go to the US for my graduate studies. From the firs...
January 19, 2010 by redcloverindia on International Education
Red Clover is an education consultant that has implemented the concept of Career Programming successfully. Many other education consultants have taken cue from us later. As part of career programming, we take you through the pros and cons of foreign education. This lets to have a clear idea on how to carve a successful career for yourself abroad. We are dealing with education prospects in UK and Australia in an extensive manner. As of now, there are ample opportunities in the world of educa...
January 17, 2010 by PranayGupte on Pranay Gupte Blog
RAM S. VARMA's BOOK ON THE RAMAYANA

 By Pranay Gupte Some professional writers – particularly journalists -- will tell you that writing is a breeze. All you need to do is get your facts straight through relentless reporting, sit in front of your computer, and the words will flow. There’s a story – and it happens to be true – of the late R. W. “Johnny” Apple Jr. of The New York Times dashing out a 7,000-word cover story for The Times’s Sunday...
December 9, 2009 by utemia on utemia
I was in the hospital recently for 3 days and had decided to take a good book along as reading is a really great way to pass time - and I chose Dracula. I hadn't actually read the book even though I had to read literature journals about the role of woman in the victorian society, the function of the monster, sexuality and eroticism in gothic novels, and about vampires as a gothic creation that stood for the monster that was allowed to do everythings that wasn't in the prude victorian society.
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July 29, 2009 by utemia on utemia
I was ransacking my bookshelfs the other day looking for Harry Potter book 1 to give to a friend, and I rediscovered my copy of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. I know that his book created quite a stir back in the day due to the conspiracy of Mary Magdalene and Jesus and their supposed offspring and subsequent royal dynasty of the Merovingians. Many religious people were outraged and warned against the dangers such statements could produce etc pp. People wrote books about the historic errors and faul...
July 27, 2009 by utemia on utemia
First few pages of chapter 12 - Bologna
Actually, itw as not Captain Black but Sergeant Knight who triggered the solemn panic of Bologna, slipping silently off the truck for two extra flak suits as soon as he learned the target and signaling the start of the grim procession back into the parachute tent that degenerated into a frantic stampede finally before all the extra flak suits were gone."Hey, what's going on?" Kid Sampson asked nervously. "Bologna can't be that rough, can it?" Nately, sit...
July 19, 2009 by Locamama on Be the Change
Some mini book reviews

The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow

I really enjoyed this book about a woman who is deceased, we get to see what's going on with her family currently, how they are dealing with her death, look back at her memories and find out who killed Molly.  The actual who did it is really a small part of the book.  This book was well and engaging.  I liked Molly, hated some other characters okay mainly the horrible, cheating husband and his lady friend.&n...
July 5, 2009 by utemia on utemia
This is one of my favourite Stories by Kishon, a great humorist.
Jewish PokerFor quite a while the two of us sat at our table, wordlessly stirring our coffee. Ervinke was bored. All right, he said. Let's play poker.No, I answered. I hate cards. I always lose.Who's talking about cards? thus Ervinke. I was thinking of Jewish poker.He then briefly explained the rules of the game. Jewish poker is played without cards, in your head, as befits the People of the Book.You think of a number, I also th...