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Recently taken up Kendo, so am reading the Five Rings
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^^ i did kendo for years messym - you're starting on a long and very interestiing road. i loved it, and i hope you get as much out of it as i did :thumbup:
watching you fail in your quest for a “one watch” has been great entertainment
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"The naming of the dead" by Ian Rankin.
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I should be in the Peak District just packing my climbing gear away now. And heading for the pub for some after climbing banter - and of course beer! :cheers: However, I've been stuck at home with bronchitis!! :( and of course on this Forum :)

So the next best thing was to start one of my new climbing books:

Alone on the Wall - Alex Honnold

He's the American who solos very big, very hard climbs - and surprisingly he's still alive! Unlike two of his climbing pals who have both died in the two years, since he wrote the book: Dean Potter and Ueli Steck!
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Re-reading John Toland's "The Rising Sun, The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945" for the second time. For any history buffs I would also recommend Piers Brendon's "The Dark Valley, A Panorama of the 1930's".
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I've just downloaded all the Barsetshire novels by Anthony Trollope to my kindle for 49p!

I've always loved The Warden and Barchester Towers but never read the rest. Should be enough for my holiday. :)
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Purchased Ben Macintyre's book on the SAS yesterday - 'SAS Rogue Heroes'

If it's as good as his others (Agent Zigzag, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross) it should be a good read - he's managed to get access to some serious research material :thumbup:
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STodd wrote:Purchased Ben Macintyre's book on the SAS yesterday - 'SAS Rogue Heroes'

If it's as good as his others (Agent Zigzag, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross) it should be a good read - he's managed to get access to some serious research material :thumbup:
Did you see the BBC's SAS - Rogue Warriors, also by Ben McIntyre, earlier this year?

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Camino Island by John Grisham, lounging by pool after long day in Pisa

Book started out well, bit of a grind at the moment. Hope it picks up.
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
STodd wrote:Purchased Ben Macintyre's book on the SAS yesterday - 'SAS Rogue Heroes'

If it's as good as his others (Agent Zigzag, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross) it should be a good read - he's managed to get access to some serious research material :thumbup:
Did you see the BBC's SAS - Rogue Warriors, also by Ben McIntyre, earlier this year?

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No, but I'm guessing the material for this led to that show.

Was it good..?


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STodd wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
STodd wrote: Did you see the BBC's SAS - Rogue Warriors, also by Ben McIntyre, earlier this year?

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No, but I'm guessing the material for this led to that show.

Was it good..?


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Reading two books right now, one non-fiction one fiction.

The non-fiction book is Imagined Communities about the formation of nations/nationalism etc. Would recommend it to anyone interested in that type of study. Well written and has been updated in a couple of editions.

The fiction book i'm reading is Unaccustomed Earth collection of short stories a friend gave me. It's pretty good so far but the non-fiction is taking most of my time right now.
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TheBeatles wrote:Camino Island by John Grisham, lounging by pool after long day in Pisa

Book started out well, bit of a grind at the moment. Hope it picks up.
Finally finished it, what a waste of time :(
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The Epic of Mount Everest by Sir Francis Younghusband.

Contemporary account of the Mallory expeditions 1921-4 by the then President of the Royal Geographical Society.

Very much of its time but a gripping read.
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