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PostSubject: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:03 am

I'm on number 11 of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's books, I'm reading Sharpe's Fury at the moment, this is the weather for a good old read,damp cold and overcast,so indoors, the Kettle all way's on, feet up, heating on, lovely,the book makes you feel good , poor old Sharpe he is back in the 1810 period, no home comforts ,eating a old sausage his Sargent took out of the pocket of a dead French man, lol we don't know what roughing it really means these days. know when I was a kid, ha ha ha ,don't get me started,
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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:16 am

Well it shows that i have not done very much this winter other than have a good old read,I'm still on the Sharpe's books , i have read since i last posted, company,Enemy,Honour,Regiment,Siege, and am now reading Sharpe's Revenge, then i have Waterloo and Devil to read, ha ha then i better paint them Rajas she wants repainting,?? or Chris has got all the series of Sharpe's on disc,may start to watch them, ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:19 am

Hey Ken, when did you learn to read Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:26 am

Ha ha ha Well believe it or not, my first fiction book was a Mary Jane Staples book , Sargent Joe, When i was 59 years old. on holiday in Torremolinos, i have all ways been a little Dyslexic, but what with computers and at least 500 books, i am really enjoying these Sharpe's books,
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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:53 am

Ken has already mentioned my favourite author (Bernard Cornwell - Sharp etc). Not only is he a great writer but a great historian too and always researches his subjects like no other.
Another author to enjoy is one that Ken introduced me to - Lee Child with his Jack Reacher books. Until the last 2 or 3 they were top sellers and well worth reading but I think the last 2/3(one is in 2 parts) he's badly lost the 'plot' . It would be a good time through for them to make some 'Jack Reacher' films and I would love to see Vin Diesel in n the lead.
Bernard Cornwell does rule the roost for me but one or two other contemporaries are gaining ground very fast !
If your into macho historical type books - after Cornwell I would suggest Simon Scarrow especially his books on Rome and two excellent characters - Cato and Macro. Best start them in order through as their progress through the Legions is berst followed in order.
Another author closing on them fast is Conn Iggulden who wrote one excellent set of novels on Ghengis Khan and is busy with others along that line.
The sad thing is that Scarrow and Iggulden only manage about one novel a year - the good thing about Cornwell is he manages 2 to 3 a year. He also has a wideer variety in that his sets of Novels have ranged from the US civil war down through to Agincourt, King Harold and the Saxons, King Arthur (now thats a greatly different view of him etc - some good historical surprises - espescially if you thought Lancelot was a nice bloke). He's even gone back to Stone Hendge which was a long read but weel worth it. His latest 'The Fort' covers a fictional account of a real event during the US revolutionary War ( read it and WEEP yanks).
As my back improves and I can start writing 'vertical' again , I'll add some more great reading for you to try.

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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:27 pm

Ken wrote:
Well it shows that i have not done very much this winter other than have a good old read,I'm still on the Sharpe's books , i have read since i last posted, company,Enemy,Honour,Regiment,Siege, and am now reading Sharpe's Revenge, then i have Waterloo and Devil to read, ha ha then i better paint them Rajas she wants repainting,?? or Chris has got all the series of Sharpe's on disc,may start to watch them, ha ha
Basketball get a kindle hon well worth it, and honest to god I didn't know you could read lol! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY   Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:15 am

Hi ya Karen, you cheeky thing, hope you are both well,is it stinking hot in Malta like it is here on the Costa,?? all the best,xx
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