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The Moondark Saga by Don McQuinn

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:06:52 GMT

I read this as an eBook from Kindle Unlimited. Available as an ebook, paperback and hardback. In our time, a nuclear holocaust of unspecified cause has laid waste to civilization. In a last ditch effort to save everything, the US Government secrets enough people in suspended animation and technology away in underground silos to rebuild America. Through a fluke, One silo, in the Pacific Northwest, doesn't wake up at the appropriate time and sleeps on. Then a cave in occurs triggering a wake up of a handful of people who only have a few supplies some weapons, and and food. The other 'sleepers' die in the accident, and the remaining technology is lost without heavy recovery equipment.. At the same time the survivors outside the silo carry on and build new lives for themselves and their future generations. The Pacific Northwest has turned into three cultures, one of horse bourne nomadic tribal people, small feudal kingdoms, and a smaller grouping of seaborn tribal folk. Some of these tribal people are subject of the various kingdoms and some manage to stay independent through careful political maneuvering, which sometimes affects the politics of the tribes themselves. They seem to have become racially homogenized. The Dog People are a tribe of warrior nomads with a fierce reputation, but with a leader who is trying to keep his people independent and at peace with the rest of the world. His son, who was born with a prophecy of greatness attached, is struggling, however. Tribal politics serve to isolate the younger man from the tribe, and make him something of an outcast in his tribe. At the beginning of the story, a priestess of 'Church', a sort of altered Christianity, and the only legally recognized religion in the Pacific Northwest arrives at the Dog People's encampment to serve as a healer, but with a secret agenda of her own. That's the set up, I won't tell you any more, but it triggers a first rate story unlike other similarly set up post apocalyptic story arcs I've read. (and I've read a lot of them) The writing is quite good, and if there are any typos or spelling and grammar mistakes, they are so subtle, I didn't see them. There seems to be 9 books in this series from the 1990s (how did I miss this writer and this series?) However They now seem to be bound in 3 volumes of 3 books each. All of which seem to be available from within Kindle Unlimited. I am re arranging my to be read list to accommodate reading the rest of the series. Highly recommended.

My Awesome List of books that i want you to Read

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:15:18 GMT

[Image violates Posting Guidelines for size - MODERATOR] *The Bartimaeus Trilogy* This series is hilarious from start to finish.With just the right amount of feels. The plot involves a Government run by Magicians, who use Demons(Djinni) to fight in wars.They also make the djinni do menial tasks like driving cars or assassinating enemies.The main characters are; Bartimaeus,a Djinni,and Nathaniel,the kid who summoned him. The three books involve them; stealing a powerful artifact,fighting a Golem and finally fighting an army of Djinni that have possessed the Government.So basically,a bunch of completely insane plots.It also has a rebel faction that tries to destroy the government and an Afrit(stronger being) that possesses a dead body and runs around causing havoc. The books are set in Britain and told from Bartimaeus' perspective,which gets pretty funny because Bartimaeus has a snide comment on everything and everyone.

MobileRead November 2016 Book Club Nominations

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:28:33 GMT us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for November, 2016. The nominations will run through midnight EST October 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for November is: *History*. In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* - None -

MobileRead October 2016 Discussion: The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (spoilers)

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:25:35 GMT

The time has come to discuss the October 2016 MobileRead Book Club selection, *The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy *by Evelyn Waugh. What did you think?

Classics of Science Fiction List updated to V.4

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:48:17 GMT

James Wallace Harris' Classics of Science List has been updated to version 4. Version 3 was eleven years old. Harris compares 65 lists from both critics and polls and creates a list of the books that have appeared on at least ten of these lists, over half of which are from this decade. You can also view the earlier lists. Here's his blog post explaining it all. He links to the list's website in the first sentence.

New Kitchen - need cookbook to try every recipe

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:06:08 GMT

I am 10 weeks into an 8 week Kitchen remodel. Painters are actually working downstairs as I type this. I decided I needed to break out of my rut of ... 8 meals I know how to cook. I was thinking of doing a "Julie and Julia" - find a cookbook and try to cook every dish. (If I cook 80% of the recipes in a cook book I will be happy.) Now comes the problem. Many cookbooks are like music cd's - one or two hits and lots of crap fillers. Strange seafood dishes to fill out a category, obligatory pie & cake recipes without explaining techniques like "creaming" and using a pastry cutter to blend in chunks of butter for 1 recipe. This does not work. I did some research and purchased "*How to Cook Everything - The Basics*". This is a great book for beginners. But there was a 2 page spread with 4 color photographs on how to boil water. (I am not kidding). I have heard Mark Bittman's other book "How to cook everything" starts with basic techniques, then re-uses them over and over again in later recipes. People say it is one of their most used books. Perhaps that would be a better choice? I love Americas Test Kitchen books so I bought "*Cooking for Two*" on my Kindle. For some strange reason the ebooks do not have the same charm/stories/instructions as the tree-books. They are like "abridged" versions which is disappointing. Below is my notes from searching for "Best cookbooks" with "*" characters if multiple sites recommend the same book. Do any of you have experience with these or can recommend others? CRITERIA * Need books with 'sane' recipes for 2 adults. * Ingredients from California grocery stores * Open to all ethnic dishes, but hate to have to purchase exotic spices like Star Anis or special sugars/oils/vinegars that work in just 1 dish. * Reduced dairy is the only dietary concern. I tend to reduce cheese in most dishes The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman ** Plenty - Vegetable cookbook - Yotam Ottolenghi *** -- PURCHASED How to cook everything - Mark Bittman *** -- PURCHASED "The Basics" A year in my Kitchen - Skye Gyngell The Science of Good Cooking (Cooks Illustrated Cookbooks) ** Im just here for the food - Alton Brown (Beginners list) The Cooks Illustrated Cookbook - 2,000 recipes from 20 years The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook - Americas Test Kitchen -- PURCHASED Jgelina - Travis Left : California Centric recipes Big Bad Breakfast - John Currence

[children] English eBooks for young Germans

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:57:51 GMT

Hi, can You recommend me some good and easy reading eBooks for young german readers (female, 12 years) to get better in english? ..sorry...wrong forum... Thanks... GGK from germany

Literary Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:24:55 GMT

Image: This is the MR Literary Club selection for October 2016. Whether you've already read it or would like to, feel free to start or join in the conversation at any time, and guests are always welcome! So, what are your thoughts on it?