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    Default What books have you purchased recently?

    We have a thread for what books one is reading, but if you are like me, you will be buying books faster than you read them, and may have a long wait to post in the reading thread, so I figure we need this thread for books you have purchased. I'll start with a few of my recent purchases:

    This one is nearly 1100 pages. Menno Simons is where the name Mennonite comes from.


    Other Anabaptist history books I purchased last week in Amish country (Holmes County, Ohio) to further my study of Mennonite history. I believe both these men came before Menno Simons:



    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    Does it count if I got it from the library? I got The Chamber of Secrets today! It'll probably be the last Potter book I read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    Does it count if I got it from the library? I got The Chamber of Secrets today! It'll probably be the last Potter book I read.
    Well I guess if you are reading it, then you could use the What Books Are You Reading thread. No matter, I guess any book one is interested enough in to purchase, borrow, and/or read is suitable to post here. Maybe the thread title should have been, What Books Do You Find Interesting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Well I guess if you are reading it, then you could use the What Books Are You Reading thread. No matter, I guess any book one is interested enough in to purchase, borrow, and/or read is suitable to post here. Maybe the thread title should have been, What Books Do You Find Interesting?
    I am reading it, but I could've gotten multiple books at once and not be reading some of the others quite yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I am reading it, but I could've gotten multiple books at once and not be reading some of the others quite yet.
    Yes, post any book in this thread that catches your fancy.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    I just wanted to finish this Potter book since I started it a while ago. I don't like leaving fiction novels incomplete for some reason, a bit of OCD is working there perhaps! .
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    I'd like to read all of Shakespeare's plays, I've already read quite few of them. That's probably what I'll get next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I'd like to read all of Shakespeare's plays, I've already read quite few of them. That's probably what I'll get next.
    If only I had more time, I would read all the Sherlock Holmes stories.
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    Latest purchase. This edition of interest as it goes over the various alternate endings for what I consider Dickens finest novel. Norton Critical Editions are usually intriguing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    If only I had more time, I would read all the Sherlock Holmes stories.
    Doyle is a great writer. I've read one complete book of short stories, and Hound of the Baskervilles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    We have a thread for what books one is reading, but if you are like me, you will be buying books faster than you read them, and may have a long wait to post in the reading thread, so I figure we need this thread for books you have purchased. I'll start with a few of my recent purchases:



    Other Anabaptist history books I purchased last week in Amish country (Holmes County, Ohio) to further my study of Mennonite history. I believe both these men came before Menno Simons:
    Jan Matthys was always my favorite, came before both I believe

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    My book hoarding is now confined to Kindle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    My book hoarding is now confined to Kindle
    For me, that would be especially good for those books I never get around to reading. Would save a lot of space.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    The Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell
    Europe and the Jews by Malcolm Hay
    Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    A Pocket History Of The United States by Henry Steele Commager
    Different Every Time : Robert Wyatt Biography by Marcus O'Dair
    Battle Cry Of Freedom : The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson
    Richard Wagner : A Biography by Derek Watson

    I haven't read the Wagner, the Civil War book or Chaucer yet, but I'm working through the others.
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    From Amazon summary:
    Church Life series allows four contributors to make a case for the following views:• Baptist view (memorialism)• Reformed view (spiritual presence)• Lutheran view (consubstantiation)• Roman Catholic view (transubstantiation). All contributors use Scripture to present their views, and each responds to the others’ essays.
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    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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