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Jinx

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I've been going through The Expanse. Currently on Cibola Burn. I love the commitment to scientific fidelity, but this book has been taking me a while to get through. I'm not sure if it's the book or if it's because I'm reading this one on my tablet. Seemed to whiz through the others and I was reading the actual books for those.
 

RathDarkblade

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Currently reading Germania, by Simon Winder. I understand this isn't a history, and that's fine -- I've read one history of Germany (a short one) and that's quite enough. I wasn't looking for a detailed story of how Hanover and Prussia joined with Bavaria to [xyz], etc.

What this book is full of are little amusing anecdotes that I never knew (not surprising, as my knowledge of Germany isn't that great). But the Germans' overwhelming adulation of the Middle Ages (at least, before WW2) was surprising ... as was the mention of one daft artwork that shows Jesus surrounded by Roman guards, all wearing medieval German garb. ;) Jesus is in a fur cape, and Roman guards in a riot of helmets with feathers, capes, belts and buttons, as well as very curiously-coloured tights. :oops:

Somehow I don't associate ancient Judea (in mid-spring, no less - which is when Passover (and hence The Last Supper) took place) with cold weather ... :rolleyes: :laugh:
 
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=Tamar

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The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle. I was surprised - usually I can guess the villain, and in this one I didn't until it was blatantly obvious very near the end. A very twisty plot.
 
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Just finished The Fairy Tale Thief, which I quite enjoyed except for the abrupt ending, which could have been better.
And now into the second book of the Cyberpunk upload Quadrilogy, Messiah Online hope its as good as the first one.
 
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Almost at the end of The Warm Machine by Seth Rain, it an A.I. story with a biblical theme based on the Bible so far there's Noah, Gabriel, Matthew, Isaiah even God himself is mentioned. It's a trilogy I will wait till the end and see if I want to read the next one or leave it till later.
 

Tonyblack

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I'm reading "Hang Tough" which is a book by a historian based on the letters of Major Dick Winters (Band of Brothers) sent to a friend in the US during his time in the military. Well worth a look in my opinion.
 

=Tamar

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Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas, by William Lashner.
book one of an intended series. MG. Elizabeth is descended from the Daniel Webster of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and has to plead a similar case in the unfriendly court. By the way, she's about 13 years old.
It's not bad, kind of standard-universe demons but a good solid adventure with more a mundane case to solve as well as the supernatural one.
 

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