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    I've finished a few books recently - Bede's commentary on Revelation tonight, for instance - but here's what I'm still wrapping up:

    • "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
    • The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe by Michael Pye
    • The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 15: Notes on Scripture
    • Ezekiel (Brazos Theological Commentary) by Robert W. Jenson
    • Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts by Daniel H. Williams
    • The Diary of George Templeton Strong, vol. 1: Young Man in New York, 1835-1849
    • My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State by Jurgen Todenhofer
    • Science, Evolution, and Religion: A Debate About Atheism and Theism by Michael L. Peterson and Michael Ruse
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    New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy by Ralph Peters
    The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox by Jennifer Lee Carrell
    Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch by David Howarth
    St. Gregory Palamas: Treatise on the Spiritual Life trans. Daniel M. Rogich
    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
    The Spirituality of Athanasius: A Key for Proper Understanding of This Important Church Father by Nathan Kwok-kit Ng
    Dionysius bar Salibi's Factual and Spiritual Commentary on Psalms 73-82 trans. Stephen Desmond Ryan, O.P.
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    In the past couple months I've read
    Isaac's Storm by Erik Larsen
    The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein (still in progress).

    I don't read as much as some of you.
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    Currently most of the way through Sandworms of Dune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stfoskey15 View Post
    In the past couple months I've read
    Isaac's Storm by Erik Larsen
    The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein (still in progress).

    I don't read as much as some of you.
    I like Heinlein's older/standard stuff. Then he seemed to go all new-agey, free love, whackamole. Starting with the Lazarus Long stuff.

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    [i]The Johnstown Flood[/i'] by David McCullough
    No Man's Land by Simeon Tolkien (grandson of JRRT)
    Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth by John Garth
    My 75 Years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL by Dan Rooney
    The True Jesus by David Limbaugh
    Tank Commander by Bill Close
    The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World by Gulwali Passarlay - you should read this
    The Idea Of Apostolicity In Byzantium And The Legend Of Apostle Andrew by Francis Dvornik
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    The first book was fast paced and exciting. It really slows down in the middle books. I think he was going to write a trilogy or some short series at first, then decided to milk it for all it's worth and stretch the story into a dozen books. I enjoyed the audiobooks because you can just sit back and listen. But if I had to READ through the books, as thick and slow as they are, I would have given up by the third book. I think it took me a year to go through all of the audiobooks (I listen on the way to and from work and during road trips)
    I'm on page 337 - 11,626 to go. Tolkien is much more manageable. The WOT books should be divided into 2 parts each, then they would be more digestible; which is what happens to them in some countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushing Jaws View Post
    I'm on page 337 - 11,626 to go. Tolkien is much more manageable. The WOT books should be divided into 2 parts each, then they would be more digestible; which is what happens to them in some countries.
    WoT was a fairly good tale, but Jordan just spent too much time describing insignificant nonsense, like dresses.

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