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Well I tried and quit 4 different books on Kindle Unlimited, 2 of them in a row started with the horrible idea of having an intro chapter to tell us all about the main character; before actually starting the story. What?! Its one of the downsides of KU is that while you can read a lot of book inexpensively, sometimes finding the gems takes a fair amount of panning.

Anyways, then I stumbled upon a series by a Russell James
About a paleontologist that gets into a bunch of adventures. Imagine a low-rent, out of shape, unattractive version of Indiana Jones.
Turned out to be a fun set of reads. I'm on book 3 of the series:
 

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I'm slowly, when I get a chance, re-reading the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.


Don't let the book covers fool or then don't judge a book by its cover.

Terry has a wicked sense of humor, a keen science and human insight. The series is worth exploring if you need some time out and not something serious to read and like science-fiction.

In Discworld, Death has an apprentice and a horse named Blinky, a troll solves the grand unified theory when locked in a freezer, and beware should you kill someone and not belong to the Assassins' Guild. The world's greatest mathematician re-incarnated as a camel, and now has time to think and the wizards of the Unseen University are always in the mix, with the most inept wizard, Rincewind, the magical equivalent of 0, turning hero. And the there is his luggage, called The Luggage.

Start with "The Colour of Magic".

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In Discworld, Death has an apprentice and a horse named Blinky, a troll solves the grand unified theory when locked in a freezer, and beware should you kill someone and not belong to the Assassins' Guild. The world's greatest mathematician re-incarnated as a camel, and now has time to think and the wizards of the Unseen University are always in the mix, with the most inept wizard, Rincewind, the magical equivalent of 0, turning hero. And the there is his luggage, called The Luggage.
Sounds 'interesting'
41 books??
And I thought the ten volume Mission Earth by L Ron Hubbard was a stretch.
 

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Sounds 'interesting'
41 books??
And I thought the ten volume Mission Earth by L Ron Hubbard was a stretch.

You'll know after "The Colour of Magic" or the "The Light Fantastic". After these you can hop around.

It's the most fun I've had reading books but unfortunately was only exposed around 1990-ish.

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I just picked up a book I've had in my library several years, The Inheritors, Harold Robbins (of the Carpetbaggers). It seems I haven't read it and am enjoying it. When Much younger I considered him porn. How times have changed.
 

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Well - after "reading" (audio-books) the series "The Expanse", I'm now finishing watching all the TV series seasons based on the books - for once quite faithful to the books (as was Game of Thrones, and the Divergent Trilogy - did the same thing).

I really liked "The Ranger's Apprentice" series of books (audio for me) - adventures with/for teens - swords/arrows & vikings & mongols & sarrazins & samurai ... Narnia without the "magic" but much more intense & realistic, suspense on steroids... and good morals (and "true historical warfare practices")

Bless ThePirateBay @ www.knaben.ru - that link always works (use a VPN though!) - audiobooks & movies & tv series seasons - torrent downloads.

I save my eyesight for 'puter screen (well - hdmi wired to a 40" tv)... for going online...
 
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I just picked up a book I've had in my library several years, The Inheritors, Harold Robbins (of the Carpetbaggers). It seems I haven't read it and am enjoying it. When Much younger I considered him porn. How times have changed.
A few of his books are available on Kindle Unlimited, including "The Inheritors". I'll give it shot next.
 

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Just finished. Had it in the cart for years. Worth the wait.

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Just got my new Fire thingy ebook reader. First book on it about ten minutes ago:

Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser. I have read the book more than forty times (TINS), and my last -- ragged -- hardcopy was lent out and not returned.

Harry Flashman -- with four inches in Who's Who with American Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross...

"FLASHMAN, Harry Paget, brigadier-general, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E.: Chevalier, Legion of Honour; Order of Maria Theresa, Austria; Order of the Elephant, Denmark (temporary); US Medal of Honor; San Serafino Order of Purity and Truth, 4th class"

Famous for his defense of Piper's Fort (which saved Jalalabad for the Brits)... (Oh... he was hiding in a corner the whole time.) There are eleven novels, and I have read them all dozens of times. Every one of them laugh out loud funny. And you learn a lot of history.

Funny to the point where tears will run down your leg. D'ysee, he is a huge, hulking brute... devilishly good looking to the ladies (480 or so by his count), great horseman, excellent in languages, and a yellow streak a mile wide. He caused The Charge of The Light Brigade by farting because of "feverish wind" from bad champagne. (Flashman At The Charge)

I will doubtless put them all on my reader.
 
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Project Gutenberg......more books than you can read in a lifetime
 

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Well - after "reading" (audio-books) the series "The Expanse", I'm now finishing watching all the TV series seasons based on the books - for once quite faithful to the books (as was Game of Thrones, and the Divergent Trilogy - did the same thing).

I really liked "The Ranger's Apprentice" series of books (audio for me) - adventures with/for teens - swords/arrows & vikings & mongols & sarrazins & samurai ... Narnia without the "magic" but much more intense & realistic, suspense on steroids... and good morals (and "true historical warfare practices")

Bless ThePirateBay @ www.knaben.ru - that link always works (use a VPN though!) - audiobooks & movies & tv series seasons - torrent downloads.

I save my eyesight for 'puter screen (well - hdmi wired to a 40" tv)... for going online...
Loved The Expanse. Excellent series, was so good, I could barely quit watching to eat and sleep. Loved all the characters and the actors who played them, the writing and dialogue was fantastic, the special effects were more than adequate. Were the books worth the time?
 

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Just got my new Fire thingy ebook reader. First book on it about ten minutes ago:

Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser. I have read the book more than forty times (TINS), and my last -- ragged -- hardcopy was lent out and not returned.

Harry Flashman -- with four inches in Who's Who with American Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross...

"FLASHMAN, Harry Paget, brigadier-general, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E.: Chevalier, Legion of Honour; Order of Maria Theresa, Austria; Order of the Elephant, Denmark (temporary); US Medal of Honor; San Serafino Order of Purity and Truth, 4th class"

Famous for his defense of Piper's Fort (which saved Jalalabad for the Brits)... (Oh... he was hiding in a corner the whole time.) There are eleven novels, and I have read them all dozens of times. Every one of them laugh out loud funny. And you learn a lot of history.

Funny to the point where tears will run down your leg. D'ysee, he is a huge, hulking brute... devilishly good looking to the ladies (480 or so by his count), great horseman, excellent in languages, and a yellow streak a mile wide. He caused The Charge of The Light Brigade by farting because of "feverish wind" from bad champagne. (Flashman At The Charge)

I will doubtless put them all on my reader.
I have been rereading these since I was a teenager. Other books by the same author all good too.
 

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Loved The Expanse. Excellent series, was so good, I could barely quit watching to eat and sleep. Loved all the characters and the actors who played them, the writing and dialogue was fantastic, the special effects were more than adequate. Were the books worth the time?
I read the books before I ever heard of the tv series

At the beginning it took a little while for me to get into the context, but thereafter it was gripping.
 

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I really liked "The Ranger's Apprentice" series of books (audio for me - free download at TPB - vpn - torrent, or else should be available for free at your local library) - adventures with/for teens - swords/arrows & vikings & mongols & sarrazins & samurai ... Narnia without the "magic" but much more intense & realistic, suspense on steroids... and good morals (and "true historical warfare & societal practices")
btw - the author is NOT a "professional writer" - this Aussie wrote the series FOR HIS KID - for reading him to sleep...

A shame he hasn't written more, to my knowledge - it really flows well... and full of suspense... and you get attached to the characters and the challenges & dilemmas that they face - and the courage... as they grow older... and plenty of comic moments, too... setting = "fictional middle-ages England" and their adventures/travels/diplomacy/schemes/treachery/battles/enslavement/escapes/rescues (& "decent love affairs and broken hearts") there & elsewhere in the same epoch...

I think that's the next one in line for me to "listen to" again... (for a 3rd time)... Too bad that the last 3-or-so books haven't been available in audio at TPB yet...

USE A VPN for the torrents (and a torrent program like Utorrent or BitTorrent)

audiobooks 1-10 = https://knaben.ru/s/?/torrent/7934155/Rangers_Apprentice_10_Complete_Audiobook_By_John_Flanagan

ebooks 1-11 = https://knaben.ru/s/?/torrent/8013796/Ranger_s_Apprentice_Series_by_John_Flanagan_RELOADED

all uploads = https://knaben.ru/s/?q=John+Flanagan&category=0&page=0&orderby=99
 
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A few of his books are available on Kindle Unlimited, including "The Inheritors". I'll give it shot next.
You'll also want to read 'the dream merchants' and 'carpetbaggers if you haven't already. They're all part of a trilogy.
 

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I snagged a collection of informational books from a tag sale so long ago, I don't remember when. It isn't a full collection with only 7 in my possession. I cannot find out how many were actually published. The series is from Reader's Digest and is titled The American Medical Association's Home Medical Library. I am currently reading the book titled A Healthy Digestion. Earlier I scanned Bones, Muscles and Joints. These appear to be comprehensive but to me, it's all new.

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Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper. It's actually really interesting. I have always been interested in Vanderbilt history because of the old money families ties to the Illuminati
 

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My obituary. Tbonz passed away last night, in an unfortunate hot tub incident with 3 gorgeous red headed sisters during a very passionate moment.

All three sisters will be pallbearers.
 

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My obituary. Tbonz passed away last night, in an unfortunate hot tub incident with 3 gorgeous red headed sisters during a very passionate moment.

All three sisters will be pallbearers.
It's said there is little pleasure in being an old man so be sure to become a dirty old man to break the monotony.
 

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You'll also want to read 'the dream merchants' and 'carpetbaggers if you haven't already. They're all part of a trilogy.
inheritors was a good read, thx. Im putting dream merchants on the to be read list somewhere.
 

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I've just discovered a new author, for me, by the name of Pam Houston; what power, currently reading "cowboys are my weakness" a book of short stories, one of which is about white water rafting. It took less than two hours to read and when I was through I felt as if I had just gone down the river on the wildest ride of my life. Not only that but I was cold from having flipped in the rapids and exhausted from having to claw my way to the safety of a ledge barely big enough to hoist my body out on. And in sleeting rain. Short stories are a good break from the novels and documentaries I normally read. What fun...
 

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I've just discovered a new author, for me, by the name of Pam Houston; what power, currently reading "cowboys are my weakness" a book of short stories, one of which is about white water rafting. It took less than two hours to read and when I was through I felt as if I had just gone down the river on the wildest ride of my life. Not only that but I was cold from having flipped in the rapids and exhausted from having to claw my way to the safety of a ledge barely big enough to hoist my body out on. And in sleeting rain. Short stories are a good break from the novels and documentaries I normally read. What fun...

I need a pallet cleanser from time to time. I enjoy serious and/or complex plots but sometimes I just need to take in Jack Reacher righting the wrongs with his fists.

2021’ “better off dead”
 

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Blazed through the new book in my current favorite series: Reaper
Loved it, wished it was longer.

Started the new book in an action series I've enjoyed.
Legends: A King & Slater Thriller (The King & Slater Series Book 13)
But feeling like I might just be done with the series, its not hooking me like it used to.

The wife unit read the prequel for the hunger games, since she bought it I'll probably read that next.

Kid is reading a fun book about a video game he likes, "The Neighbor" after that he is going to read Huckleberry Finn.
 

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Just finished Robert B Parker's latest Jesse Stone book "Stones Throw" by Lupica & Craig Johnson's latest Longmire book, "Daughter of The Morning Star."
Probably gonna reread This Present Darkness & Piercing The Darkness by Frank Peretti, usually read them once a year.
 

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Probably gonna reread This Present Darkness & Piercing The Darkness by Frank Peretti, usually read them once a year.
i loved “monster “ by peretti.
 

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Be very careful with Ayn Rand. I think she mixes truth with untruth.
Thank God she is the only author to do that.
You'll know after "The Colour of Magic" or the "The Light Fantastic". After these you can hop around.

It's the most fun I've had reading books but unfortunately was only exposed around 1990-ish.

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I swear I read some ring world books literally decades ago.
Magicians of the God by Graham Hancock
Just finished a re-read two days ago. The last video I saw of him he doesn't look healthy. I wonder if he has the big C or maybe getting old.
Would be a loss.
 

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The wife unit read the prequel for the hunger games, since she bought it I'll probably read that next.
that one is in audiobook at the pirate bay (starts with a copyright warning = 5 years in jail / $250k fine!)
www.knaben.ru (with a VPN, of course!!!)
 

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Just started readin Blackout by Candace Owens.

I’ve got this on maybe list, I agree with her but don’t just want recap of the political disaster we’re facing. If it’s witty or has new ideas I’d like to through it.

Would appreciate any comments when you finish it
 

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Any and all of C.S. Forester's "Horatio Hornblower" novels.
 

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Had some mormons drop off "The Book of Mormon" and briefly explain their religion to me...how Jesus rose from the dead and came to N America to save the indigenous peoples here. Gonna read it...at least the first couple chapters and see what it is they are all are following. And maybe the two cute girls who came by the first time will come back and be my bigamist wives.
 

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Did you get the version on gold leaf?
They wouldn't give me that one.
 

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We're in luck... Cybotage has just uploaded hundreds of hours of great audiobooks to the pirate bay... He's been missed, always top quality and great selections...

Ufff - I'll be set for a few months now!!

USE A VPN

and I prefer an old version of Utorrent, myself...


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