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19 Oct 2015, 4:30 pm

Taken by Storm, 1938 A Sociological and Meteorological History of The Great New England Hurricane
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20 Oct 2015, 12:42 pm

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence


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20 Oct 2015, 1:09 pm

Conditions Are Favorable

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20 Oct 2015, 1:13 pm

Mathilda by Roald Dahl. I saw the movie years ago but the books live-action movies are based on are nearly always superior.



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20 Oct 2015, 1:56 pm

Yes, the books are 90% better than the movies.
I'm reading my own book as I type it out.


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21 Oct 2015, 12:39 pm

Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters


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21 Oct 2015, 12:57 pm

Noble House by James Clavell


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26 Oct 2015, 10:53 pm

The official illustrated guide to the Twilight Saga. Next are the three books I got out of the library about Asperger's.



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03 Nov 2015, 11:32 pm

Before France And Germany: The Creation & Transformation Of the Merovingian World. By Patrick J. Geary

Historical account of how the Roman world had brought about unity in the Barbarian chaos in late antiquity, and how the Romans inturn were transformed by their Barbarian neighbors, till the two were indistinguishable. It was from this cultural mixture that the loose confederation of Germanic tribes called the Franks, whose population was spread between the wilds of Germania and Roman Gaul became the Frankish kingdom, from which emerged the modern nation states of Germany, France, and Belgium. A superb historical source, so far.


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03 Nov 2015, 11:37 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
Before France And Germany: The Creation & Transformation Of the Merovingian World. By Patrick J. Geary


Have read that one to in relationship with a subject (sacred kingship) I had/have been researching. Interesting read, but found little extra information for further searches in the book.



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04 Nov 2015, 1:30 am

Sigbold wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Before France And Germany: The Creation & Transformation Of the Merovingian World. By Patrick J. Geary


Have read that one to in relationship with a subject (sacred kingship) I had/have been researching. Interesting read, but found little extra information for further searches in the book.

In regard to the Merovingian kings claiming descent from the Rhine river monster/god? Somewhat, though I'd like to read more.


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04 Nov 2015, 3:01 pm

I have just finished reading Naoki Higashida's The Reason I Jump.


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04 Nov 2015, 4:05 pm

Johnny Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten ( sex pistols and public image limited)Autobiography
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06 Nov 2015, 2:00 am

Before France And Germany: The Creation & Transformation Of The Merovingian World, by Patrick J. Geary.

Historical account of how the loose confederation of Germanic tribes known as the Franks had been influenced by Roman Empire, and had in turn influenced the Romans. In time, the Franks, with their population sprawling between the forests of Germania and settled Roman Gaul, had filled the power vacuum left by the fallen western Roman Empire, and eventually gave rise to the modern nation states of Germany, France, and Belgium.


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07 Nov 2015, 12:06 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
In regard to the Merovingian kings claiming descent from the Rhine river monster/god? Somewhat, though I'd like to read more.


I am/was more researching it in a more general context then just in relationship with the Meogingian. By the way they also have a ling with certain grail legend interpretations.

But to stay on topic :

Germanische Sakralköningtum - Eve Picard

Children of Dune - Frank Herbert

Seize the fire - Michael A. Martin



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