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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:16 pm 
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I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm


I have 1984 in French and Animal Farm in German. I saw the name of George Orwell at Barcelona, Spain a few years ago.


But you've never really read it until you've read it in the original Klingon


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I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm



Good. Some books are more equal than other books.



Four legs good, two legs better


Except for Black Labs, I've always pretty much thought so.

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The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay.

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And some other stuff, of course. :fyi:

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But you've never really read it until you've read it in the original Klingon


Unfortunately, the author didn't know Klingon language at all. He may know Catalan language, though. :nono:

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:18 pm 
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But you've never really read it until you've read it in the original Klingon


Unfortunately, the author didn't know Klingon language at all. [/quote]

Given that he died 16 years before the debut of Star Trek I'm sure he didn't.....

I was making a joke based on a famous line from Star Trek VI


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I am reading a colorful book by Agnès Richomme. It is titled "Notre-Dame de Fátima." It is available on Apple iBooks.

That's in French.

Besides I am also renewing several Fátima books by Leo Madigan, who passed away a few weeks ago. Born in New Zealand, He wrote pretty well in English.

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Apparently I'm following the GKC model: McSorley's History has had me bouncing into the philosophy of histories of Mauritain, Hegel, and Emerson's essay (none of which show much I can agree with-I'm convinced true historians should be impartial scientists and leave the spin to the politicians, sociologists, and other outlaws), and I'm more consistently reading Fr Joseph Champlin's Special Signs of Grace (highly recommended, as well as everything else of his that I've read), Margaret Reher's Catholic Intellectual Life in America (awful--can anyone believe Isaac Hecker as America's St Paul?: it's hard to believe I even read that, let alone repeated it), and slowly working my way through St Augustine's On Christian Doctrine (more difficult than Enchiridion, but easier than C of G or Confessions, which I pickup again every few months.
In the last year or so I glanced through not just 1984, but also Brave New World, and Utopia I pretty much fully reread. Now McSorley is frustrating me with virtually no comment on any of the Utopian visions and quests (I suppose every colony and every monastery was a type of Utopian quest).
Would anyone guide me? Are there Utopian aspects of our Catholic monasteries and are they being kept secret? Our closest convent just published recent anniversaries: 70 years-2, 65 years-4, 60 years-5, 50 years-4, 25 years-1. This is a catastrophe.


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"Forgotten Truths" by the Most Rev. John J. Swint.

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Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.

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The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay.
Having been to Trebizond, tell me more.

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Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.



All of them in that series are. A little related to David Weber's SAFEHOLD series, in one respect.

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GKC wrote:
Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.



All of them in that series are. A little related to David Weber's SAFEHOLD series, in one respect.


Ringo's Zombies still not working for me. Got thru another 12-15 pages and the cuteness level is still too high with the plot progress being non-existent.

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Highlander wrote:
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Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.



All of them in that series are. A little related to David Weber's SAFEHOLD series, in one respect.


Ringo's Zombies still not working for me. Got thru another 12-15 pages and the cuteness level is still too high with the plot progress being non-existent.


I find them quite otherwise. But mileage, etc, etc.

Anyone kill anything yet?

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GKC wrote:
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Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.



All of them in that series are. A little related to David Weber's SAFEHOLD series, in one respect.


Ringo's Zombies still not working for me. Got thru another 12-15 pages and the cuteness level is still too high with the plot progress being non-existent.


I find them quite otherwise. But mileage, etc, etc.

Anyone kill anything yet?
Just precocious girls. Not themselves killed. But by them.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Highlander wrote:
GKC wrote:
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GKC wrote:
Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.



All of them in that series are. A little related to David Weber's SAFEHOLD series, in one respect.


Ringo's Zombies still not working for me. Got thru another 12-15 pages and the cuteness level is still too high with the plot progress being non-existent.


I find them quite otherwise. But mileage, etc, etc.

Anyone kill anything yet?
Just precocious girls. Not themselves killed. But by them.



Yes, that continues. And other people kill things too.

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I've moved on to other stuff...may go back to it. I have never read a Ringo book that is so slow moving.

I've just started Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World. Good mix of hard science and social history.

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Highlander wrote:
Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.
At p. 168, it is even better.

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Highlander wrote:
I've moved on to other stuff...may go back to it. I have never read a Ringo book that is so slow moving.

I've just started Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World. Good mix of hard science and social history.



My closest relative, measured by geographical proximity, loved it. Little did she know that I had a copy already, when she bought it.

I hesitate to say more, on the Black Tide stuff. One's tastes are one's tastes, one's appreciation, ditto.

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Highlander wrote:
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Just began The General series by S.M. Stirling and David Drake. First volume is The Forge. At p. 118 it is a cracking good read.
At p. 168, it is even better.


Nope. Not a word further as to how I like the series so much. Silence. And there are sequel series. One book of which I got signed at a con last year,

Ordered a limited print Drake title today. Bought a Weber/Zahn/Pope collaboration that was discussed at a SF con I attended last year. Also bought the newest Charles Gannon, a portion of which was read at that con last year. Gannon is a new favorite of mine. Knows a lot about certain portions of European history, which appeals to me. Currently reading that knowledge, in one of the Ring of Fire series. Bought the latest Jim Butcher, which starts a new series for him. Stay away from all of these.

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