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What book are you reading now?
« on: July 04, 2005, 14:36:34 »
Some Administrative Notes From Mike

While it's ok to simply post the title of the book you are reading, it's better if you can jot down a few words about what you liked or disliked about it. Maybe even made a recommendation of Read It or Pass to the community here based on your overall impression.

In the end a list of book titles is not nearly as useful as some insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each book.

Just like at EndEx, your misery is only validated if you complete an AAR. :warstory:



So what are you army.ca forum addicts reading? Fiction or non fiction. Sorry boys Penthouse Letters don't count :D
Myself:

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2005, 17:51:07 »
I just finished Starship Troopers for the umpteenth time.

Started to reread War and Peace again. I don't know why I like it. The style of writing is like licking paint on walls.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 18:05:11 »
As usual, I'm reading the Army.ca Forum, and depending what thread I'm in, it could be Fact (army.ca subscribers thread) or utter Fiction (Political thread) ;)
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 18:15:41 »
Mitla Pass - Leon Uris

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 18:19:29 »
Tom Clancy's- Op Center- Mission of honour!
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2005, 18:35:51 »
"Starfarers" by Poul Anderson.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2005, 18:38:04 »
Foreign Affairs - July/Aug edition

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2005, 18:43:15 »
I'm reading Physical Geology by Eyles, Eyles and Plummer......Go summer school!

I will also be reading some Urban Historial Geography Courseware package in the next few days....Go being a TA!
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2005, 19:26:17 »
Heinlein's Time enough for love


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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2005, 19:29:30 »
Ghost Have Warm Hands  by Will Bird

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2005, 19:31:36 »
Generation Kill by Evan Wright

Excellent book thus far.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2005, 19:41:10 »
101 things to do before you die. Yup.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2005, 19:42:24 »
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Col R. (Rudolph) Slatin Pasha

Slatin was an Austrian officer and was seconded as the Egyptian governor of Darfur province in the late 1870s.   He was captured in the Mahdi's revolt and didn't escape until 1895.   The book was written shortly after his return to Europe.   Very interesting to read what's changed and (especially) what hasn't.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2005, 22:20:46 »
Well I'm pretty convinced I'm on a special list at school for pontentail non-conformists in the last month I've taken out:
1984- orwell
Animal farm- Orwell
Catcher in the rye
a man call interpid
and Shake hands with the devil

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2005, 10:58:38 »
"l'amour médecin", from Molière

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2005, 11:54:40 »
I am reading this forum

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2005, 12:20:27 »
"What went Wrong: The clash between Islam and Modernity in th Middle East (Bernard Lewis) Good read

"The Communist Manifesto" (Karl Marx) ... Dear god please make it stop!!!
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2005, 12:41:46 »
"AI Game Engine Programming" , by Brian Schwab.   Nice methods and well written.

"Salt", SF novel by Adam Roberts. One of the better science fiction writers to appear in the past few years.

Recently finished reading "An Army at Dawn", by Rick Atkinson. Very nice read. Wish I had more time for these kind of books.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2005, 12:48:47 »
"Canada's Army" by JL Granatstein

"Don't Eat this book" by Morgan Spurlock. So far, overly dependant on statistics without details to explain what he is trying to prove.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2005, 12:52:33 »
"Hitler's Scientists: Science, War and the Devil's Pact" (John Cornwell)

"Selected Poems" (Alden Nowlan)

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005, 15:31:00 »
Delta Force by Col. Charlie A. Beckwith

Remote Control by Andy Mcnab
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2005, 15:53:00 »
I'm about to start George Blackburn's "The Guns of Victory" this will be the first book I've read of Blackburn's.  Hopefully it's good, I know he has a few others.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2005, 16:24:37 »
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2005, 17:05:23 »
Just started 'Orientalism' by Edward Said. It's mainly about the west's perceived stereotypes of the Arab/Islamic world...should be an interesting read.

...so how long till the "What are you Watching Thread" rolls around, besides the exisiting Favourite War Movies one? :)

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2005, 17:31:10 »
Ghost Wars: The secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10,2001.  By Steve Coll

Very interesting so far, I would definitely recommend it.
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