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Jedi_Bruno

Jedi_Bruno

Joined January 2019

Loves Jesus, Star Wars, John Steinbeck, comic books, 80‘s pop (the cheesier the better) and a long ride on his motorcycle.
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Absolutely loved it. An easy introduction into the wonderful world of Olive Oil and the mafiosos and farmers alike that deliver it to our tables. If you like food, you‘ll love this book.

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Loved it! The main story is the building of the Chicago World‘s Fair along with the story of the serial killer H H Homes in the backdrop. Both stories fascinating. Very fun and approachable read.

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Loved it. One of my faves so far. Book 19 of the series.

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The story is just as much about the rise of Palpatine as Darth Sidious as it is the story of Sith Lord Darth Plagueis the Wise. The author does a great job of showing the cunning and brilliance of the Sith as they design and implement the fall of the Jedi and the Republic in a plan that takes decades. Really enjoyed it.

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Project Hail Mary | Weir Andy
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Probably one of my new favorite books. Both heart breaking and heart warming at the same time. If you liked the movie/book The Martian (movie was with Matt Damon), you‘ll love this book.

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Deliverance Lost | Gav Thorpe
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Enjoyed book 18 of the series. I don‘t find the characters particularly interesting but still enjoyed it.

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Fascinating insight into the Evangelical Movement and how it came to support Donald Trump despite its morally conservative values. Helps me make sense of my upbringing and the current environment I see.

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The Outcast Dead | Graham McNeil
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Book 17. One of my least favorites of the series so far. Some insight into the world but doesn‘t really move the series forward. Just another ancillary story. Not much brought to the table.

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One of the great theme‘s in all of Hemingway‘s books was the Lost Generation - referring to those who fought and returned from WWI. It seems that this sense of lost-ness was not unique to the Allied Powers. This novel reveals how a war desired by the elite was fought by commoners on both sides who had nothing to gain but everything to lose and nothing to come home too after their sacrifice. If they came home at all.

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Ahriman: The Omnibus | John French
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Great book. Includes 3 separate books plus some connecting short stories. It was nice to be able to read the whole arc in one go.

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Fury of Magnus | Graham McNeill
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Loved it. Jumped ahead a bit but what great insight into my favorite character in this series.

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Age of Darkness | Christian Dunn
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Book 16 of the Horus Heresy. I love these collections of short stories in the middle of the series. Really helps build the Warhammer Universe and does a great job of telling stories that might otherwise get missed in the larger narrative.

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Prospero Burns | Dan Abnett
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Book 15 of the Horus Heresy series. I am really enjoying the series. What I really love about this series is that the heroes are not necessarily good. So while you know you‘re supposed to root for the good guys, sometimes the ethics lay with the villain. Makes the story interesting.

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The Romanov Ransom | Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
Mehso-so

An easy adventure story where everything ends well. Entertaining but didn‘t keep my attention very well.

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The First Heretic: Fall to Chaos | Aaron Dembski-Bowden
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Book 14

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Nemesis | James Swallow
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Book 13

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Black and Free | Tom Skinner
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As I continue to seek to understand the racial division in the church, this book has helped me to understand that a lot of what we consider to be Christianity is nothing more than catharsis for many people who do not see real change but rather affirmation of their own self esteem. Real change only happens when the pursuit of Christ overtakes our pursuit of ourselves. Sadly our current state shows that Christianity is nowhere need this.

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Thousand Sons | Graham McNeill
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Book 12/56 I‘m not sure how I haven‘t gotten tired of this series but each book is so great. This book is part tragedy, reminiscent of the 300 of Sparta. Heroes standing against all odds. Loved it.

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Book 11/56 This series is such a fun read. While it‘s certainly action packed, a combination of a spy thriller, war novel and sci fi adventure, it does a great job of making you re-evaluate who the “good guys” are. You know who you‘re supposed to be rooting for as you read but the gap between villain and hero is thinner than a razor‘s edge.

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Tales of Heresy | Nick Kyme, Lindsey Priestley
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10/56 collection of short stories that add to the Warhammer Universe. My favorite book so far.

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Mechanicum | Graham McNeill
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9/56 really enjoyed this one. So far this series has been great. I imagine I will get tired of them eventually but so far, I‘ve enjoyed them.

EadieB @Jedi_Bruno Welcome to Litsy! Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do! 2y
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Battle for the Abyss | Ben Counter
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8/56. 2 books down. Goal is 24 for this year. A good start.

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Morbidly fascinating. A fun read.

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Satisfying conclusion. Not as good as the first book but still fun.

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Rebel Stand | Aaron Allston
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Love these books, which is a bit of a trend for me. Great fun and light reading.

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Legion | Dan Abnett
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Book 7/56 loved it and couldn‘t put it down. I‘m waiting for the next books to arrive! Now I will read some non-fiction as a break.

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Descent of Angels | Mitchel Scanlon
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Book 6/56 Good book albeit my least favorite so far. So enjoying the series.

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Fulgrim | Graham McNeill
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Book 5/56. I would say I am addicted to this series but then, again, I think it‘s quite obvious at this point. Definitely a fun series that helps distract me from the day to day grind. Honestly, way better than anything that‘s on Netflix.

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Flight of the Eisenstein | James Swallow
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Book 4/56 I have to say, I am hooked. Another quick read, fast paced and entertaining.

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Book 3/56. I could not put this one down. Crushed it in a week. Intrigue, betrayal, murder and lots of death. This series is heating up. If they are all this way, I‘m going to get through this series in a shorter amount of time than it takes for Donald Trump to interrupt Joe Biden in a debate.

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Considering the current political and social climate, this book is a gentle affirmation of the racial reconciliation that still needs to happen within the church. While it doesn‘t answer some of the direct questions I have, it was a great introduction for me to understand what some of the racial issues that continue to plague the Church. It does cite great further reading that I look forward to getting in pursuit of answers to my questions.

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False Gods | Graham McNeill
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Book 2/56 Things are heating up and I can‘t wait to get started on the next one.

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Looking forward to my next book. Have been struggling with the idea of how to reconcile my understanding of God and my Christian faith with people that claim to share my faith but their actions and words to not reflect the teachings of Jesus. Hoping to get some answers and perspective from my brothers and sisters who have dealt with these questions for a long time.

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Horus Rising | Dan Abnett
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Taking a break from one galaxy far far away and heading over to another one. This is an action packed book. Think Die Hard mixed with Star Wars haha. I think I‘m going to enjoy this series.

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Book 11/19. Really enjoying the series.

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Fun light read. Continuation of the series. 10/19, just crossed halfway.

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Definitely a classic. Funny, sad and at the same time, familiar all too true story of when the facade of communism falls.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Couldn‘t put it down. Fun, magical, and adventurous story about the unseen world beneath London. A great read.

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The Red Pony | John Steinbeck
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Short but deep. Worth a second reading.

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Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi | Michael Dante DiMartino, F. C. Yee
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Fun, light and easy read. Finished it in a weekend. Will probably pick up the next book in the series.

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Story of the author‘s father‘s experience through the Holocaust, told in a unique, incredibly vulnerable, introspective and personal way. Reading stories of people‘s experiences who have lived through the Holocaust is always difficult but Art Spiegelman does it in a very approachable way. Using graphic novel as the medium, Art shares his father‘s story in a way that I, who am not Jewish, can understand. I Loved it. Great reading for all.

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Pretty dry and hard to get into.

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Brazil: A Biography | Lilia M. Schwarcz, Heloisa M. Starling
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Great introduction to Brazilian history. As the son of immigrants born outside Brazil, this is the first time I am learning about my culture, my history, my heritage. A great book to get back into reading.

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Great high level introduction to Roman history from the viewpoint of the Emperors, with brief synopsis of Rome culture from architecture, gladiators, economy and society. You won‘t become an expert but you will gain enough understanding to appreciate the vastness that was Rome. If you‘re going to Rome for a holiday, you could easily read this on the plane ride and still have time for a movie or two.

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Awesome. Best in the series so far.

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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I couldn‘t put it down. Finished it in 2 days. Fun, humorous and only a tad sad all at once. Great book.

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The Western Wind | Samantha Harvey
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That was a hard one to finish. Anti-climatic ending and not much of a plot. Written in the same style as ‘Drive Your Plow Over a the Bones of the Dead‘, the story is written entirely from the point of view of the narrator‘s internal musings and thoughts, with the main protagonist being the town of Oakham rather than any specific character. I essentially read the same book twice this year, just written by two different authors. Skip this book.

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Dune (Anniversary) | Frank Herbert
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Game of Thrones meets Braveheart. Great read.

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Light and interesting. Easy to pick up and put down. Each major topic is given 5-10 pages - which helps the reader understand the importance of that one thing or person without getting bogged down in the weeds. For a guy living in England, this was a great introduction to British history.

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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