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What Are You Reading


bricurtis e2
9 1.9k 48 England
12 Mar 2012 4:30PM
I'm reading this too.Smile

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
12 Mar 2012 6:35PM
A collection of true crime short stories by Ann Rule; she's an excellent writer who really knows the genre.
rossd 11 1.1k England
12 Mar 2012 6:40PM
'Adobe CS5 for Photographers' by Martin Evening.................... and I'm completely baffled by most of it!
Cephus 10 2.2k England
12 Mar 2012 6:49PM
Another topic entitled "What book are you reading"TongueTongueTongue
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
12 Mar 2012 6:51PM
rossd, go to 123di.com and have a look. I have trouble learning from books, but I've been using 123di for 7 years now, and keeping up with updates; it shows you how it all works in animated ebook form.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
5 Jun 2014 6:59PM
Can anyone recommend a good book about the D-Day landings. I know so little about it and there is such a lot of literature I don't know where to start.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 7:09PM
'Overlord' by Max Hastings is very well reviewed (in fact anything about military campaigns written by him seem to get good write ups).

Here is another page full - there are also several that concentrate on commentary from the soldiers' point of view rather than the background and strategy.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Overlord-Pan-Military-Classics-Hastings-ebook/dp/B007KA1HOG/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401991554&sr=1-4
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
5 Jun 2014 7:11PM
Nothing too heavy. I like strategy and background mixed with reminiscences. Thanks for the ,ax Hastings tip. I've always liked his writing.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 7:17PM
I should add that until the late 70s, many books looked at the invasions with almost a sense of wonder at the planning, strategy and audacity of it all. Then in the 80s and 90s the revisionists came in (including Hastings) to put a more balanced story and some, in doing so, may have gone a tad too far (for some) in pointing out the proficiencies of the Germans and the deficiencies in the Allied planning. But, being a journalist by training, I think Hastings does a decent job in writing for a more generalist reader even though he may frustrate the more specialist, knowledgeable military buff.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
5 Jun 2014 7:23PM
Hastings on order. Thanks. Smile
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
28 Aug 2014 7:52AM
I've just sat up most of the night finishing off Stephen King's book 11.22.63.
Absolutely unputdownable. It's a thick book but a great story.

I though King's book The Green Mile was so moving, but he's matched that and more with 11.22.63.
altitude50 10 2.3k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 8:52AM
That's good, by coincidence a friend has just given me the hardback of the Stephen King book. I shall look forward to reading it.

His book of short stories, 'Different Seasons' is well worth looking out for, it has the original story that 'Shawshank' was adapted from in it.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
28 Aug 2014 9:03AM
Thanks for the tip Richard. Smile

I found it hard enough to hold the paperback version; can't imagine how you're going to manoevre a hardback. A lecturn might come in handy. Grin
altitude50 10 2.3k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 9:22AM
I might be oldWink but I am still capable of holding a book! :Blush

I do remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news of JFK's assassination came through.Sad
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
28 Aug 2014 10:04AM

Quote:I do remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news of JFK's assassination came through
I don't. Grin

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