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  • Does any one read books any more.

    My step daughter is for ever complaining of having to read books . She seems to love any thing to do with reading online but a physical paper book no


    Just thinking about it Ive not picked up and read an actual physical book for a very long time may be years , yes the odd copy of the Bangkok Post newspaper , but holding a book and actually reading it No.


    Any one here that actually does read books and if so how often and what type ?









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  • #2
    I've always been a constant reader. Switched from paperback/hardback to my current e-reader years ago and never looked back. Now, I finish 1-2 books a month, mostly police procedurals, some sci-fi and the occasional biography. I'm currently reading Andromeda Strain 2: an excellent extension based on the old Michael Crichton notion of an evolving virus strain.

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    • #3
      Since getting my kindle I've found that I'm reading a lot more simply because it's so easy to download the books you're interested in.

      Just finished Collapse (Kelly Turnbull Book 4)



      After People’s Republic, after Indian Country, after Wildfire…

      Kelly Turnbull is back, armed and dangerous, for the Collapse.

      The socialist People’s Republic is falling apart, held together only by the murderous thugs of the blue states’ government. The communist Chinese want to carve off a colony in North America, and the United States is mobilizing for war to stop it and to finally reunify the country split apart a decade before.

      As hunger and violence sweep across what had once been Golden State, Kelly Turnbull must undertake his most daring mission yet. With his trusty .45, some old friends, and an elite team of operators, he faces a terrifying new enemy and a deadly old one as the battle to restore the United States of America climaxes in the ruins of the People’s Republic’s western capital city of San Francisco.

      Deadlier than ever, Kelly Turnbull is going to settle old scores and new ones too, shooting first, then shooting again before bothering to ask questions later. From blue Hawaii to the red Florida Keys, from the USS Teddy Roosevelt’s berth in San Diego to the Supermax prison in Colorado, Kelly Turnbull does what he does best…

      It’s all-out war, this time in the midst of blue America’s total Collapse."

      Don't believe this stuff can't happen? Hold onto your seat as this next year leading up to the elections in the States is going to be 'interesting' to say the least.
      Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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      • #4
        *cough*...what was that you posted concerning Mid's opinion of political commentary outside of the soap box?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
          *cough*...what was that you posted concerning Mid's opinion of political commentary outside of the soap box?
          Au contraire mon ami. This here series of books can be classified as future history in the making.
          Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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          • #6
            Any good books I download free to PDF or EPUB, I print to A5, staple in the corner and read in physical form while I'm out and about.
            I'm not one of those milennial types who think they are above reading analog books, I regularly slum it and read them

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arthur Daley View Post
              Any good books I download free to PDF or EPUB, I print to A5, staple in the corner and read in physical form while I'm out and about.
              I'm not one of those milennial types who think they are above reading analog books, I regularly slum it and read them
              Those dead-tree books will be a lot easier to read once your cave gets electricity.

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              • #8
                Just starting this one:




                A compelling look at the beginning of the Nazi era

                "The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

                A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.

                Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror."

                Looks like a good read - gets some excellent reviews...
                Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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                • #9
                  They Don't Publish Books Like This Any More:


                  These aliens aren't so tough."
                  Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
                    Those dead-tree books will be a lot easier to read once your cave gets electricity.
                    Good idea. Then you can burn dead trees to make electricity to read an E Book.

                    Must admit I do prefer to read an actual book. I do read regularly but usually when i go to bed. Old habits die hard.
                    When I was a young boy I had no interest in reading books. I went to the school library and saw the cat in the hat and that sparked my interest in reading.
                    Last edited by Hugh Cow; 12-17-2019, 10:13 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re reading one now for the third time.
                      Shelby Footes historical trilogy of the American civil war. Wouldn't be the same without the paper feel.

                      I have a library of about 50 non fiction historical books that I never get bored of. Who can read a book and remember everything in it. Put it aside for a year or two then re read.You absorb more with each reading.

                      Throw in new books and you will never be bored.

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                      • #12
                        They Don't Publish Books Like This Any More:

                        Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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                        • #13
                          Picked up this excellent read:



                          "The outrageous, but often glorious, story of Britain's pre-World War I Army. This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwardian army, one of the world's most peculiar fighting forces. The battles it fought are household words, but the idiosyncracies and eccentricities of its soldiers and the often appalling conditions under which they lived have gone largely unrecorded. Byron Farwell explores here the lives of officers and men, their foibles, gallantry, and diversions, their discipline and their rewards."

                          Rather good it is...
                          Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone challenge or question any more?

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                            • #15
                              They Don't Publish Books Like This Any More:

                              Can you imagine watching CNN on purpose?

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