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Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:07 am

I read in the mid 40s for 2015 and mid 30s last year. Problem is I think I worry more about volume than quality. I read a lot of garbage and forgot a lot of stories. This year I don't think I'll set a goal but will focus on enjoying and understanding more. Maybe I'll write a little more about the books I have read.

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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:28 pm

#1
I'm hot and cold with Zelazny. I loved him in my youth but not so much now. Still giving this one a 4/5, in part due to nostalgia and in part due to an interesting story.

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Postby Frank » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:01 pm

I know what you mean, there is no middle ground with this guy, he is either brilliant not very good at all.
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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:37 am

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I was reading this for work, where I teach violence prevention and response. But I withdrew from teaching duties after almost ten years the other day.

Some good information. The book is hampered by the restrictions of the media and is quite honest about this. It is also held back by the common tendency of authors in this area to talk about themselves. It's an easy read with some good food for thought.

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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 am

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Historic-ish fiction. Straight up adventure. Fortunately has no relation to the cover art. 4/5

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Postby Frank » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:02 pm

I have not read any Anderson for years, I did enjoy pretty much most of what I read.
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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:06 pm

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Fantastic. Why did I wait so long?! 5/5

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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:13 pm

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Postby Whiterook » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:39 pm

Ambiyious Book #5! I bought this a few years ago with the aim of re-visiting it, asfter an absence since 1976 or so. A classic.
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Re: Duncan's 2017 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:16 pm

I have been negligent in posting here. These are what I am reading now.

Just have a copy of the first story. A fantasy homage to Scooby Doo
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Because I am playing Panzer Battles Kursk, The Southern Front
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Emery will like this one. I've collected the series with gift certificates from my mother-in-law. My chess game sucks but these books are more about historical games than personal improvement. I'm working through them using the database from Fritz 14 for the games.
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And just because once in a while I feel like a bit of philosophy.
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