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Old 04-13-2019, 01:56 AM   #181
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René Descartes « Les Météores »

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Old 04-21-2019, 03:50 AM   #182
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Private Eye magazine which I have been reading off and on since the early 1980s.

http://www.private-eye.co.uk/

Primarily seen as a satire journal there is also a fair bit of investigative journalism which is worth a read.This appears in the mail box every 2 weeks and gives me a few days read before I get back to books.
 
Old 04-25-2019, 10:40 AM   #183
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The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup; Hard hitting cop story set in Copenhagen by the writer of The Killing (Forbrydelsen) Scandi Noir stuff!
Last Author I binged on was Lin Anderson. Rhona MacLeod series about a forensic scientist working in Glasgow.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 04-27-2019, 01:24 AM   #184
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« La Hulotte »: The edition about newts.
 
Old 05-22-2019, 11:29 AM   #185
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You mean besides the Python and NumPy documentation?

"The Quantum Labyrinth" by Paul Halpern. The subtitle is: "How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality." (History of science is a long-time favorite topic of mine.)
 
Old 05-22-2019, 12:09 PM   #186
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"Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" by Bill Bryson. Makes me laugh so hard sometimes I have to put it down to regain my composure.
 
Old 05-22-2019, 11:37 PM   #187
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History of science
doesn't really count as reading, but this was very intriguing:
Jonathan Blow - Preventing the Collapse of Civilization
 
Old 05-24-2019, 10:55 AM   #188
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Talking Another kinda science history here...

Science history doesn't count as reading??

Well, I'm busy spelling my way through Slackbook 2.0... how about that then?


Hmmm... apparently I need a floppy drive and some discs...
 
Old 05-24-2019, 10:58 AM   #189
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I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time. I've watched show and really enjoy the small details and context the books provide. I read A Game of Thrones and enjoyed it. I'm now halfway through A Clash of Kings.
 
Old 05-25-2019, 06:42 AM   #190
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I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time. I've watched show and really enjoy the small details and context the books provide. I read A Game of Thrones and enjoyed it. I'm now halfway through A Clash of Kings.
You're courageous because it seems to be really really long to be read (if I'm not wrong there are around 4000 pages and 2 books are remaining...).
I'm just realizing the titles are confusing. Indeed, the show is entitled "Game of Thrones" whereas the full novel series is called "A Song for Ice and Fire" ("A Game of Thrones" being just the first book even if the show is encompassing all the books and not only the first one)... Is it correct?

As for me, I'm reading "Dracula the Un-dead" by Dacre Stoker (Bram Stoker's great grand-nephew) and Ian Holt. For the time being, it's pretty entertaining and well written (like the original novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker).
 
Old 05-25-2019, 09:24 AM   #191
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You're courageous because it seems to be really really long to be read (if I'm not wrong there are around 4000 pages and 2 books are remaining...).
Hah! Thanks. And, believe it or not, this is part of a big plan to read the books, rewatch the TV series THEN watch the final season. I like the franchise a lot, and I'm in denial of it ending.

You're correct. There are a lot of pages, but I'm slowly making my way through it. I listen to the audiobook to work, read on my Kindle during lunch and listen some more on my way home. When I need to get chores done, I go to the audiobook.

I'm about 75% with A Clash of Kings, and I started this read about month ago. I think the biggest challenge will be A Dance of Dragons, which is the thickest book.

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I just realizing the titles are confusing. Indeed, the show is entitled "Game of Thrones" whereas the full novel series is called "A Song for Ice and Fire" ("A Game of Thrones" being just the first book even if the show is encompassing all the books and not only the first one)... Is it correct?
You got it. Book snobs will have no problem correcting you.

Each season, except for the last two, are near mirrors of the book:

Season 1: A Game of Thrones
Season 2: A Clash of Kings
Season 3: A Storm of Swords
Season 4: A Feast for Crows
Season 5: A Dance with Dragons

The sixth, seventh and eighth seasons borrowed from The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. But, with the final two books still in production, the showrunners needed to consult George R.R. Martin about how to conclude the show.

There are rumors GRRM already finished the books but had a deal with HBO to let the network finish the series then release the books.

As we all know, there was a lot of backlash with the last season. I do think the final book will bring much more closure.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 09:23 AM   #192
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I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time. I've watched show and really enjoy the small details and context the books provide. I read A Game of Thrones and enjoyed it. I'm now halfway through A Clash of Kings.
I'm usually super into fantasy novels, but somehow can not manage to finish GOT. Maybe it's because I watched the show and already know what will happen.
 
Old 06-22-2019, 12:54 AM   #193
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François Ruffin - « Ce pays que tu ne connais pas »

Ruffin's open letter to President Macron: “This country that you do not know”.
 
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next book that ill gonna buy is :
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Penetration Testing with Perl
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:09 AM   #195
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@Contrapak: thanks for the quick rundown
 
  


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