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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2020, 06:48:06 AM »
Well, I am definitely green.   Had to let most of the books my parents had go as neither me nor my sisters had that much space.   The youth center was new with a influx of Mexican families for the meat packing plant, so they had a need.   Miss some of those books though.   I bet that having the library feature is a big factor on staying.

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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2020, 01:52:19 PM »
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I've started the Sacketts Series by Louie L'Amour and on Book #4.  Pioneer Public Library system he in Oklahoma has Kindle books to loan out.  One was a paperback and 2, 3, and 4 have been on the Kindle.  He's a good writer (duh).
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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2020, 03:19:50 PM »
Now reading "Armies of the Dark Ages: 600 AD to 1066" by Ian Heath


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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2021, 09:29:48 AM »
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I read most of the Sackett Series, I have War Party and am reading the Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwell.  I got Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series off UTub a few years ago.  That's a decent series also.  The Saxon series is being shown as "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix and the match.

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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2021, 10:03:49 AM »
Hi
I read most of the Sackett Series, I have War Party and am reading the Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwell.  I got Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series off UTub a few years ago.  That's a decent series also.  The Saxon series is being shown as "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix and the match.

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One of my three most favorite BBC series, besides "Time Team" and "Detectorists"! I've watched it twice now, and will likely be in the mood again before too long.

Right now I'm re-watching the first season of "His Dark Materials" in preparation for diving into the second season. I had read the original trilogy and the first two volumes of the second trilogy.
(Still waiting for the second season of "Upload" to premier.)
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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2021, 01:58:14 PM »
I've been reading John Boessenecker's Ride the Devil's Herd. I appreciate his writing as a historian. Even though the build-up to the events in the Tombstone area in 1881 and 1882 are pretty familiar, he summarizes them well and includes some new discoveries which add to the understanding. I'm not finished yet, but I can recommend this book.

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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
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I have at most two more books in the Saxon Series.  I need to read Louis L'Amour's more famous stand alone novels like Hondo and Catlow etc.  I've read Terry Johnston's plainsman series a few years ago.  Those were great.  I haven't read much Zane Grey, maybe I'll start his way next.
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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2021, 09:49:54 AM »
If you like the Saxon series (I tried to like the show, just too many hollyweird mistakes for my barbarian backside), read The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour.   It is stand alone because I understand he died before writing the trilogy he had planned.   It is kind of Marco Polo meets the Sackets  (at least to my memory, read it in the 80s.)

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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2021, 11:17:02 AM »
Just finished "The Captain and the Glory" by Dave Eggers.

It's an absurdist allegory of contemporary history.
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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2021, 05:01:18 PM »
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I'm reading Comanche by Max Brand.  Can't be assuming things.  Comanche is a ginormous puppy dog that's mostly wolf who is very attached to what's effectively a serial killer.  Great book so far.
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Re: Quarantine Reading
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2021, 12:13:30 PM »
Hi

I just finished a pair of Elmer Kenton books, Hot Iron and The Time It Never Rained.  both were very good, The Time is set in 1950 west Texas and everybody went broke, left town, and died.  A lot of pressure was put on the farmers to take Federal money, one old coot didn't and he was the one standing at the end.
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