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Arkrayder

Arkrayder

Joined August 2016

🇮🇪,Living is easy with eyes closed....
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The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
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The artwork is amazing in this graphic novel and Batman just lends itself to the black and white theme of the book. But I‘m probably biased as I‘m a fan. 🙂🦇

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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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This is definitely a dark book, the ending was inevitable, but it was still a bit heart rendering. To have followed this group through everything they had to deal with and then to end in such a way. One characters death in particular had my screen crawling.

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Mehso-so

I found this book fascinating reading but the presentation of the information leaves a lot to be desired. The book as a consequence is dry and a bit boring to read. Also needs more citations.

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Pickpick

This was a fairly interesting book. Could there have been a highly advanced civilization which exists 10,000+ years ago and we‘re suddenly wiped out, leaving only a few survivors to find a way to let us, their descendants, know they once thrived? It is thought provoking. #civilization #antiquity

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The Day After Roswell | Philip Corso
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Mehso-so

The story was interesting to listen to. I don‘t know how based in reality the book is, parts seem to be over the top but maybe their supposed to be to throw you off. 🤷‍♂️👽🌍🛸

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Pickpick

This book doesn‘t give an in-depth look into the American Civil War, rather it presents facts and little known information about the people who fought on the opposing sides. It‘s great for anyone that has studied the war in detail, but is also a great way of introducing new readers to the history of the war between the states.

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Mehso-so

This was a fairly heavy book to read and frankly I hope none of it comes true. 😕

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Pickpick

This was a real heart wrenching book. Well researched and written, the author weaves a tragic tale, of small chances and what could have beens, which make this novel so sad. #Lusitania #Queenstown #Irish Sea #U-20

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Continuing on with the Armchair Reader series. Didn‘t realize I had this one. 😀🧐

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Armchair Reader: Weird Scary and Unusual: Stories and Facts | Linda S. Godfrey, Jeff Bahr, Fiona Broome, Eric Paul Erickson, Mary Fons, J. K. Kelley
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Pickpick

Full of weird interesting facts. Nice read. 👻🕸🕷🦇🦉

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Panpan

Really couldn‘t get into this one. Characters are one dimensional. Pretty bad. But that‘s not a shocker.

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Pathways to the Gods | Erich von Däniken
Panpan

Repetitive. Only interesting parts are the authors descriptions of the mishaps he had along the way.

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A good informative book on hauntings. The author reproduces news clippings, letters and lectures which he as been given or collected through out his years of interest in the paranormal. He facts are given and it‘s up to you to decide whether the information has any credence. Also liked the paranormal glossary at the end of the book.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Can‘t find this book on Litsy so here it is as a blurb. 🎃

Arkrayder This was an enjoyable read. Full of paranormal stories and facts. If you are interested in the paranormal and like to learn a little history this book is for you. 🙂 2mo
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Mehso-so

Fairly interesting book. Great way to learn some of the history of California. Only problems I had was that the editing was pretty bad. Lot of misspellings and gaps between words, sentences, etc. also the photographs were under exposed and hard to see any details in.

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Mehso-so

Short fun read.

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Signs of the Gods? | Erich von Däniken
Panpan

Boring often repetitive. Really brings nothing to the table In my opinion. Grasping at straws?

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Pickpick

Well written and researched. The author really weaves a great tale from historical facts and draws the reader along into the intrigue.

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I love ghost stories. I particularly like haunted house stories. Hell House, The Canterville Ghost and The Shunned House being among my favorites. This is a great collection of haunted house stories. There are a few bad tales in here but they are easily out numbered by the well written stories. Really recommend this book.

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Under the Dragon's Tail | Maureen Jennings
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Mehso-so

This was an enjoyable read. The plot was a little complicated and it felt like there were scenes edited out causing the story to skip a bit. Entertaining enough to want to keep reading the series.

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Except the Dying | Maureen Jennings
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Mehso-so

I love the Toronto based Murdock Mysteries. This is a different kettle of fish to the tv show but I still enjoyed it.

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After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Couldn‘t get into this at all.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Great book. Love Carrie Fishers sense of humor. Poignant in parts. Carrie was definitely a unique individual.

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Bubba Ho-Tep | Joe R. Lansdale
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A fun read.

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The Return of the Gods | Erich von Däniken
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This book is one of Von Däniken‘s poorer books that I have read so far. I don‘t subscribe to the majority of his writings I do find them entertaining and a little thought provoking. This book has a lot of filler to it. Whole passages are given over to examples of what extra terrestrials think of humans and of earth. I would find it more worthwhile if some of the archeological finds talked about in the book had been fleshed out a bit more.

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I found this fascinating to read. The thought of losing memories, days and oneself seems to me like a nightmare scenario. The author balances her experiences with simple medical terminology, cites doctors notes and watches hospital footage of herself in an attempt to chronologically regain her lost month and the interactions she had with family, friends and work colleagues.

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Hark! the Herald Angels Scream | Christopher Golden
Mehso-so

This book was a bit of a mixed bag for me. None of the stories really stood out for me and the ‘Holiday‘ theme felt kind of tacked on for a few of the tales. An okay read but nothing great.

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Hadrian's Wall | Adrian Goldsworthy
Mehso-so

This was fairly interesting. Well researched. #hadrians wall

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Reading about the history of my home town really was eye opening. I am familiar with the history of Baltinglass, but there are facts and information contained in this volume which I never knew about. Paul Gorry has done an amazing job researching the towns history and the people who have lived and died there. Amazing work. #baltinglass #history #paul gorry #wicklow #ireland

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Mehso-so

An okay book. Däniken goes into detail about the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the various theories behind its building and the mysterious shafts which have been found and ignored by the mainstream archeologists.

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he: A Novel | John Connolly
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It took me a little while to get used to the style of writing in this book, but I‘m really glad I got to read it. Although it is a fictionalized account of Stan Laurels life, I couldn‘t help but feel sympathy for the people written here. The ending was especially sad. Great book. #laurel&hardy #Stan Laurel

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Mythology | E. Hamilton
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This is a fantastic book! It makes Greek mythology very accessible to the non academic. 😊 It was nice to have a Norse mythology section at the end, I only wish it was longer. #greek #mythology #gods #demigods

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Chariots of the Gods | Erich von Däniken
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Mehso-so

Again the theories in this are hard to back up with any real proof. Great if you just want to pass the time.

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Mehso-so

An interesting book. Really there is no way any of it can be backed up. Unless of course extraterrestrials finally reveal themselves. I take these books with a pinch of salt. I want to believe but I‘m not going to be fooled into it or accept everything blindly.

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Mehso-so

Started off okay. Then got preachy and went into the realms of think happy thoughts and things will come to you.

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Panpan

I was expecting an in-depth look at the cultural background of each legend in the book. The book was divided into sections. Air, water, land, etc. The topics covered basically got a few pages to describe their story. The topics need some context, some history to them.

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Mehso-so

This book was confusing to me in that it seemed to sensationalize the topic of de-extinction of the woolly mammoth to a point where it was difficult to believe if the story was real or fiction. I think it would have been better served if the story was presented in a more serious way. Why write the book as if it were science fiction and not fact?

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Reading this book was like having a blanket wrapped around you and a big steaming mug of tea handed to you. This is a much needed book for anyone to read not just depression-anxiety sufferers. The book is broken up into segments with short passages, notes and Matt Haig‘s experiences with sever panic attacks and depression, making it easy to pore over at your leisure. Totally worth reading. #anxiety #depression #matt haig

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Bad Men: A Thriller | John Connolly
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Bad Men was an enjoyable read. I liked that Charlie Parker makes a couple of cameos in the book, tying it into the same universe as the Parker novels. The book had an atmospheric feel to it and the descriptions of the storm and supernatural entities really complimented the story. #connolly #badmen.

TiredLibrarian Love his Charlie Parker series; I'll have to check this out! 5mo
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Not really expecting much from this.

Arkrayder This was a good bit of fluff. It was interesting enough. But it was confusing for me in parts. I‘ll read more of the authors books. 5mo
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This was a hard read. The level of detail is amazing but it can make the bad choices and resulting Cannibalism heart rending and slightly gory. I didn‘t know much about the Donner party and I‘m glad I read this. My sympathies go to the Donner Party.

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This was an well written hard rending account of the Hinckley firestorm of 1894. Each account of heroism and suffering are given respectful attention. It boggles the mind how anything like this tragedy could happen. Highly recommended read.

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Dominion: The Chronicles of the Invaders | John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
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It was a good ending to the series. A little sad.

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Mehso-so

Nice bit of fluff.

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Mehso-so

The book was well written but very dry. 🚀

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Mehso-so

This was a book I decided to tackle with audiobook and I thought it came across better listening to a narrator. Will give the Iliad go to. 🙂

JLaurenceCohen You should check out Emily Wilson's new translation 5mo
Arkrayder Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll do that! 🙂 5mo
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Empire: The Chronicles of the Invaders | John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
Mehso-so

It was a good read. Story amps up from the last book.

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Mehso-so

This was an enjoyable book. It was well researched, although at times it was a bit dry and the author tended to wonder off in the biographies of the women. Perhaps a tad to much information was packed into the book. But still it was an enjoyable read and similarities can be seen between modern day fear mongering and the trials themselves.

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Colin Dickey has written a well researched book on the historical and sociological impact on the lore of ghost stories and into different types of haunted places, the myths which have grown around the realities of said myths. There is a lot to consider reading these stories and a lot of the rumors of hauntings are shown to be a concoction of the human mind. Fascinating.

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Conquest: The Chronicles of the Invaders | John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
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I really wanted to like this book better than I did. It was a little bit unoriginal. 🙁