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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10160 on: September 24, 2020, 10:24:57 am »
Sheesh, I am surprised some of this lot can read, never mind their book selection.  :sip: :peepwall:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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« Reply #10161 on: September 24, 2020, 11:03:44 am »
Ok, ok, this is getting good!

Hit me with your book recommendations, I'm taking notes!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Jeffrey Archer, Kane and Abel

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78983.Kane_and_Abel

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10162 on: September 24, 2020, 11:18:05 am »
Sheesh, I am surprised some of this lot can read, never mind their book selection.  :sip: :peepwall:

Audiobooks?  :pot:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10163 on: September 24, 2020, 01:31:45 pm »
Clive Cussler - currently reading Typhoon Fury and its gr8 as always!
 
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« Reply #10164 on: September 24, 2020, 01:57:38 pm »
Clive Cussler - currently reading Typhoon Fury and its gr8 as always!
Plus 1 for Clive Cussler

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10165 on: September 24, 2020, 10:24:54 pm »
I feel inspired by @Sardine and @Tom van Brits and will be embarking on a little fitness project. I hope. More about that soon. I'm bogged down with work at the moment.  >:(

Can someone recommend an Android app for my phone that tracks runs/walks/hikes and is foolproof and easy to use? I don't want to have to buy something expensive like a Fitbit.

Gracias!
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10166 on: September 25, 2020, 12:46:11 am »
As far as Iím know the androidís come with an app called fit. It will automatically pick up any activity that you do. Thatís the one I use anyway.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10167 on: September 25, 2020, 01:02:32 am »
I feel inspired by @Sardine and @Tom van Brits and will be embarking on a little fitness project. I hope. More about that soon. I'm bogged down with work at the moment.  >:(

Can someone recommend an Android app for my phone that tracks runs/walks/hikes and is foolproof and easy to use? I don't want to have to buy something expensive like a Fitbit.

Gracias!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10168 on: September 25, 2020, 07:34:47 am »
Jeffery Archer
Tom Clancy
Vince Flynn
Jack London
Bill Bryson
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10169 on: September 25, 2020, 07:49:53 am »
I feel inspired by @Sardine and @Tom van Brits and will be embarking on a little fitness project. I hope. More about that soon. I'm bogged down with work at the moment.  >:(

Can someone recommend an Android app for my phone that tracks runs/walks/hikes and is foolproof and easy to use? I don't want to have to buy something expensive like a Fitbit.

Gracias!

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I use Endomondo. I find it a lot more user friendly than Strava.
Strava is nice for the community, and the challenges which can be motivational, but otherwise Endomondo is my go-to.

Looking forward to hearing more about this project!
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10170 on: September 25, 2020, 08:00:46 am »
Deon Meyer is pretty good, not the best out there, but good nonetheless. The English translations are not bad at all, I read 13 Hours and Trackers in both English and Afrikaans.

Tom Clancy (Mentioned before) is pretty good too. Although, his books became VERY predictable after teeth of the Tiger. The Jack Ryan series with some of the The Campus series (spin-offs) are very good. I also enjoyed the John Clark series (Without Remorse, Rainbow Six) and the Stand alone Red Storm Rising.

Jonathan Kellerman's (also mentioned before) Alex and Milo series is pretty good.

Lee Child's (also mentioned before) Jack Reacher series is also pretty good. FYI, Jack is A LOT taller in the books than Tom Cruise.

Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Series is also worth a read (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest and The Girl in the Spider's Web(this one was completed by someone else)) The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is okay, but you can see it is not the original author.

Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series is also very good.

The only Wilbur Smith I ever finished was Golden Fox.

The rest of my stuff is mostly fantasy and sci fi....
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10171 on: September 25, 2020, 08:07:31 am »
If you want to read a pure gem, read A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean. Its hands-down  the most beautiful book i ever read. 

If you like dark and despair, Cormac McCarthy.

Then there is non fiction. The real reads..
 
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« Reply #10172 on: September 25, 2020, 09:50:49 am »
Nelson Demille is a favourite of mine. Have never read one that I didn't enjoy.
 
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« Reply #10173 on: September 25, 2020, 09:53:47 am »
If you want to read a pure gem, read A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean. Its hands-down  the most beautiful book i ever read. 


The movie was also very good. Still sticks in my mind 28 years later.
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10174 on: September 25, 2020, 02:10:13 pm »
Everyone, thank you, I'm loving your book input! I'll comment in detail over the weekend, there are many of your recommendations I've read (and have) and lots of new ones...  :thumleft:

Heavy workload today...  :-\
 

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« Reply #10175 on: September 26, 2020, 01:53:52 am »
Clive Cussler - currently reading Typhoon Fury and its gr8 as always!

Yes, read a bunch of CC! Always good fun!
 

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« Reply #10176 on: September 26, 2020, 01:56:13 am »
Jeffery Archer
Tom Clancy
Vince Flynn
Jack London
Bill Bryson

Read some Jeffrey Archer, some Tom Clancy (the Jack Ryan series) but he lost me with all of those spinoffs like Op Center. Never heard of Vince Flynn, will check out. Jack London, of course. Bill Bryson, have a bunch of his books, a favorite is "A Short History of Nearly Everything".  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10177 on: September 26, 2020, 02:02:21 am »
Deon Meyer is pretty good, not the best out there, but good nonetheless. The English translations are not bad at all, I read 13 Hours and Trackers in both English and Afrikaans.

Tom Clancy (Mentioned before) is pretty good too. Although, his books became VERY predictable after teeth of the Tiger. The Jack Ryan series with some of the The Campus series (spin-offs) are very good. I also enjoyed the John Clark series (Without Remorse, Rainbow Six) and the Stand alone Red Storm Rising.

Jonathan Kellerman's (also mentioned before) Alex and Milo series is pretty good.

Lee Child's (also mentioned before) Jack Reacher series is also pretty good. FYI, Jack is A LOT taller in the books than Tom Cruise.

Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Series is also worth a read (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest and The Girl in the Spider's Web(this one was completed by someone else)) The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is okay, but you can see it is not the original author.

Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series is also very good.

The only Wilbur Smith I ever finished was Golden Fox.

The rest of my stuff is mostly fantasy and sci fi....

Again, Tom Clancy, see above, but I liked Red Storm Rising too. Never read Jonathan Kellerman. Lee Child, some, but couldn't get into it. Saw one of the movies with Tom Cruise... meh. Stieg Larsson, have them all. Agree with you on Eye for an Eye. Also read an interesting nonfiction book called "The Psychology of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Worth a mention. Never read Jeffrey Deaver.

I do read some fantasy and sci-fi (does Harry Potter count as fantasy?). Tried The Wheels of Time but didn't finish it. Did read Lord of the Rings (while in New Zealand - does that score me double points?) I'm not even thinking about tackling Game of Thrones.

Sci-fi, a firm favorite is Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy. Frank Herbert's Dune is on my list, haven't made it there yet.

In the nonfiction arena - The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. I was looking for an intro to string theory but this was still mostly over my head. Interesting, but a challenging read.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10178 on: September 26, 2020, 02:06:54 am »
If you want to read a pure gem, read A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean. Its hands-down  the most beautiful book i ever read. 

If you like dark and despair, Cormac McCarthy.

Then there is non fiction. The real reads..

Have not read Norman McLean (yet). Cormac McCarthy... I tried The Road but it was too dark and desperate, did not finish it. In a similar vein as The Road, the John Matherson series by William R. Forstchen (starting with One Second After) - it scared the heck out of me. I wish I hadn't read it. Also Fever by Deon Meyer, not as scary, enjoyed it.

Also more dystopian - Justin Cronin's The Passage trilogy was a good read.
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« Reply #10179 on: September 26, 2020, 02:21:57 am »
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Then there is non fiction. The real reads.

I read a wide variety of nonfiction - too diverse to get into it. History, science, culinary, anything, really.

Mr. Zog calls me a book slut. I guess there are worse things to be!

Something I heard a while ago: "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice."

True, that.

Good night, everyone, and thanks for the inspiration!