What book are you reading

Here you can post stuff that is not related to Christopher Ward
User avatar
jkbarnes
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 5120
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: Virginia, USA

Re: What book are you reading

Post by jkbarnes »

I’m getting ready to start this after reading an article by the author explaining the geography behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The book has been on my list for awhile, but it was the article that finally compelled me to get a copy. (I might have first learned of this book on this very thread?) I’ve linked the article below. It’s well worth reading!

Why Russia is a Prisoner of Geography


0B9D5FC7-A9FC-4CC5-87F7-D7DA9905E710.jpeg
These users thanked the author jkbarnes for the post:
ajax87
Andrew
“Everything’s better when you feel guilty.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

C65 Trident Vintage
C65 AMGT LE


Find me on Instagram @jkbarnes
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28672
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: What book are you reading

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

Starting my post-trip reading…Nile cruising like it used to be!

0D037B88-C54B-48FE-BEF5-0964A5EE5A13.jpeg
Nile Golden Age book
These users thanked the author Amor Vincit Omnia for the post (total 2):
jkbarnesPeteo
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
User avatar
strapline
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: What book are you reading

Post by strapline »

Just finished this. It’s not about a prolific dope smoker for the record. Totally awesome; quite the masterpiece of writing. Think this could seriously appeal to @avo and @jkbarnes.
A0F06F49-F111-4977-BD06-609412888CC5.jpeg
1AEBC337-E293-40CC-A0A7-DD1136B31CDD.jpeg
Tested in five positions with no back play whatsoever.
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28672
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: What book are you reading

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

A Thousand Miles Up The Nile by Amelia Edwards.

E30F140F-469B-4156-AFC3-C4F3F3EC3D73.jpeg

Written in the 1870s by an indomitable Victorian lady who went on to become an Egyptologist of repute. Fascinating account of a very early Nile cruise in the golden age of travel.
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
User avatar
strapline
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: What book are you reading

Post by strapline »

Just finished this. Life affirming and spirit lifting. A great holiday read. It might make you reassess what happiness and success actually is.
5490768A-DA7B-4904-BFCC-E19A137F105E.jpeg
Tested in five positions with no back play whatsoever.
User avatar
jkbarnes
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 5120
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: Virginia, USA

Re: What book are you reading

Post by jkbarnes »

Picked this up in a used bookstore in Portland. Published in 1948! It’s a study of the emergence of what the author calls the first Europe over the 4 centuries from 400 to 800. The description on the jacket hooked me; the preface reeled me in.

Also enjoying a Pilsner as I read.

0C6C565D-6ABA-4A86-9783-BCA552CDF6B1.jpeg
Andrew
“Everything’s better when you feel guilty.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

C65 Trident Vintage
C65 AMGT LE


Find me on Instagram @jkbarnes
stuartl226
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed May 11, 2022 7:04 pm
CW-watches: 1

Re: What book are you reading

Post by stuartl226 »

IMG_20220623_222838864.jpg
Happy Father's Day present
User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 10876
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 13
Location: UK

Re: What book are you reading

Post by nbg »

I was given this as a Father’s Day present, by our youngest daughter and son-in-law (probably selected by son-in-law).
4CE5C1AC-5270-42D1-B9DF-0EC073EAB40A.jpeg
Much as I was tempted to start with the carnage of the past 10 years or so, I thought it best to start at the beginning in 1961.

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK