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My Thoughts On James Bradley’s Flags of Our Fathers

Late last week, I completed my reading of James Bradley’s Flags of Our Fathers.  In Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley tells the story of each of the men who were responsible for the famous World War II picture of U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima. For starters, I was very impressed with James […]

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My Thoughts On Atlas Shrugged

As I mentioned previously, I completed my reading of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged this past Sunday.  The first word that comes to mind about my experience reading Ayn Rand’s work is WOW! Atlas Shrugged hands down has to be one of the best books I’ve ever read, period.  Bearing in mind that I’m fully aware of why […]

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My Thoughts On Master & Commander

Earlier today, during my lunch break, I managed to complete my reading of Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander.  Hands down, Master and Commander has to be one of the better fictional books I’ve read in quite some time (outside of my classics reading).  🙂 The story was wonderful, the character development fantastic, and the action […]

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My Thoughts On The Arabian Nights

Early yesterday afternoon, I completed my reading of The Arabian Nights.  I’ve gotta say, this book is probably one of the better books I’ve read in the last year.  I couldn’t believe how great most of the stories were in the book.  As I mentioned previously, all the stories just rolled right into one another […]

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Favorite Reads – In Cold Blood: Have You Read It?

Today, I wish to discuss one of my favorite reads of 2009, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.  I read this book based on a co-worker’s recommendation at the time.  Full disclosure, I had never read any of Truman Capote’s works beforehand.  I knew going into it, that In Cold Blood was a book about a […]

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The Sword of Shannara

Favorite Fantasy Series – Terry Brooks Shannara

I don’t really get too engrossed with fantasy series; however, after being exposed to Terry Brooks and his Shannara series back in high school, that changed.  This series really is the only one I’ve really tackled.  I don’t count Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings as a series, which I really enjoy just as much, if […]

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My More Difficult Reads – To Date

The other day, with my post on The Brothers Karamazov being a difficult but satisfying read, it got me to thinking about some of the more difficult books I’ve read over the course of the last couple of years.  So this wonderful Sunday morning, I thought I’d go ahead and discuss further some of my […]

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A Difficult, But Satisfying Read – The Brothers Karamazov

Tonight, I want to talk about one of the most difficult, but satisfying books I’ve ever read.  This post is about Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.  I tackled this book in late 2009, prior to starting this blog.  I had heard about this book for quite some time, before I picked it up.  It was […]

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Favorite Reads – Band of Brothers – Have You Read It?

With today being Valentine’s Day, and with me thinking about books where people show lots of heart, I thought I would showcase one of my favorite historical books, Stephen E. Ambrose’s, Band of Brothers.  I got to thinking about this type of book due to a fellow blogger of mine, Unfinished Person, and his blog […]

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My Favorite Reads – 1776

This post is a third in a series of my favorite reads.  Today I want to talk about 1776 by David McCullough.  I purchased this book shortly after it was released in hardcover back in 2005.  As I’m really interested in history, and have generated a particular interest in our Revolutionary time period, this book […]

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