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I believe I will begin reading Life (Keith Richards) today. Thick book, I hear it is excellent, though.


Just started reading this.


About a third of the way through this, and enjoying it.

I don't read as many books as I used to, and sometimes forget how enjoyable it can be.

This book 'thick?' Pick up War and Peace, Atlas Shrugged or Don Quixote, bro, and you can talk thick books. Keith is light on details for a few years, but the parts about recording Exile are epic. Any trip we have down that way and my fam is sure to hear me blasting Rocks Off, Torn and Frayed, Loving Cup, et al driving from town to town.
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I believe I will begin reading Life (Keith Richards) today. Thick book, I hear it is excellent, though.


Just started reading this.


About a third of the way through this, and enjoying it.

I don't read as many books as I used to, and sometimes forget how enjoyable it can be.

This book 'thick?' Pick up War and Peace, Atlas Shrugged or Don Quixote, bro, and you can talk thick books. Keith is light on details for a few years, but the parts about recording Exile are epic. Any trip we have down that way and my fam is sure to hear me blasting Rocks Off, Torn and Frayed, Loving Cup, et al driving from town to town.


Outside of the music, how is the book?
A very entertaining read. I'm not a Stones fan but I came away with a better appreciation of Keith musically. I think the book got a lot of attention for the details of his decadent ways, and rightfully so. However, he seems to take his profession very seriously.
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Ender's Game


First time? I love this book.


Yes first time. Finished it about an hour ago. I couldn't put it down. Any other recommendations by this author?


I also loved Ender's Game. Was recommended to me by my daughter when she was still in high school. I continued the series, and got through the second book fine. Lost steam midway through the 3rd. May have to revisit these.

PH


Definitely revisit. The entire series is phenomenal. Card always seems to start off slow for me, but after first 50 pages or so I can't seem to put his books down.
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Just started The Last Lion Defender of the Realm. This was to be Manchester's third book in the trilogy. His death resulted in a 20 year gap between Vol 2 and 3. The first two were outstanding.
Churchill was my Man of the 20th Century. What a life he led.


vol 2 looks interesting to me, vol 1 was worthwhile too?
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Vol 1 provided the backdrop for Churchill's life and his exploits in both the Boer War and WW1, but Vol 2 was much superior. It covers the period leading up to WW2 (1932-1940). I enjoyed both, but the first volume was a little harder to get in to.


I would be interested in vol 2 and the part of vol 3 covering ww2. I'm interested in how the Churchill/Roosevelt relationship comes out.
"When General Grant Expelled the Jews" by Jonathan Sarna.
Fascinating account of Grant's infamous order of 1863, Lincoln's overturning of it, and how it changed Grant in many ways.
It is remarkable to see how the Republican party of the 1860's and later was the party of liberal values, while the Democrats were the opposite, and how things have changed.
I have a new appreciation for President Grant.
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A Game Of Thrones


Have you read it before? I love these books currently on book 5.

No, this is the first time reading this book for me.

My wife and I were introduced to the show by some friends and absolutely loved it, especially Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.

I am really enjoying the book and look forward to reading the entire series.

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