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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4995 on: September 06, 2016, 01:34:45 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4996 on: September 12, 2016, 07:55:53 PM »
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4997 on: September 12, 2016, 08:33:00 PM »
The Werewolf of Bamberg, by Oliver Pötzsch. My job's dull sometimes, so I listen to audiobooks as well as music to help kill time.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4998 on: September 14, 2016, 02:32:39 AM »
oops, n/m.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4999 on: September 14, 2016, 09:58:40 AM »
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5000 on: September 14, 2016, 02:06:28 PM »
Finished Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited last night.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5001 on: September 14, 2016, 02:25:30 PM »
Going through Jeffrey Brown's Jedi Academy series of semi-graphic novels, ahead of the young one reading them. Much hilarity, and so on.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5002 on: September 14, 2016, 05:29:53 PM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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"Anger can change back into happiness.
Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5003 on: September 21, 2016, 05:24:17 PM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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"Anger can change back into happiness.
Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."

Tell that to Poland.  They've been dismembered and annexed so many times and they keep coming back.  Pretty much the zombie country.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5004 on: September 23, 2016, 11:25:13 AM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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"Anger can change back into happiness.
Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."

Tell that to Poland.  They've been dismembered and annexed so many times and they keep coming back.  Pretty much the zombie country.
What do you mean by this? ;>
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5005 on: September 23, 2016, 06:35:32 PM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5006 on: Yesterday at 04:21:44 AM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

Like cockroaches.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5007 on: Yesterday at 07:49:15 AM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

Like cockroaches.
I don't like neither zombie nor cockroach metaphor in this case ;P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5008 on: Yesterday at 09:55:19 AM »
Dominika, I don't either. But I don't think that the zombie example was intended to be nasty. I think it was just a bit thoughtless. The cockroach example, now that may have been intended as nasty. I don't know. Both are nasty, whether intended or not.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5009 on: Yesterday at 09:54:19 PM »
"Shark Skin Suite" by Tim Dorsey. My favorite of the Sergio Storms series, so far, due to the pronounced absence of gratuitous sex, which just became tacky.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
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