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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    12 Oct '19 16:23
    for me it's War and Peace
    I've tried it a couple of times but all the Russian names are confusing
    I'm not getting any younger and it won't be any easier
    if I don't get around to it within the nest 5 years I'll be scratching it off
    what about you?
  2. Gothenburg
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    12 Oct '19 16:292 edits
    @lemondrop
    There is a TV-series made on that book in 2016, fascinating work. If you don't manage getting through the book.
    YouTube
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    12 Oct '19 16:38
    @torunn said
    @lemondrop
    There is a TV-series made on that book in 2016, fascinating work. If you don't manage getting through the book.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-BCmUeHE5c
    thank you
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 Oct '19 16:53
    @lemondrop said
    for me it's War and Peace
    I've tried it a couple of times but all the Russian names are confusing
    I'm not getting any younger and it won't be any easier
    if I don't get around to it within the nest 5 years I'll be scratching it off
    what about you?
    Have you read Les Misérables?
  5. Subscriberlemondrop
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    12 Oct '19 16:57
    @handyandy said
    Have you read Les Misérables?
    it's not on my bucket list
    what about you?
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    12 Oct '19 17:00
    My bucket list just includes Very Rustys fine posts here.
  7. Subscriberlemondrop
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    12 Oct '19 17:03
    @trev33 said
    My bucket list just includes Very Rustys fine posts here.
    let me know when it comes out in paperback
  8. Subscriberhakima
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    12 Oct '19 17:05
    At the moment (there are simply too many books for my “bucket” to run dry):

    Plato’s Republic...start to finish...my love of philosophy has afforded my knowledge of bits and pieces but not its entirety.

    Also to finish George Eliot’s Romola, which I started years ago.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 Oct '19 17:09
    @lemondrop said
    it's not on my bucket list
    what about you?
    I have read it, yes. But not War and Peace.
  10. Gothenburg
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    12 Oct '19 17:20
    There are no specific books on my bucket list but there are books I would like to read. What I start reading, I usually finish because it would be a waste of time otherwise. The Russian classics are complicated with all their names. I read some of them when I was younger, wouldn't manage now.
  11. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    12 Oct '19 18:46
    I'm still working on getting past the books with pictures in them! 😉

    I think they call it taking baby steps!

    -VR
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 Oct '19 19:55
    Gödel, Escher, Bach has been on my bucket list for years. It needs a firm commitment.
  13. Standard memberAnderssen
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    12 Oct '19 20:08
    A chess book on endgames...
  14. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    @anderssen said
    A chess book on endgames...
    Now there is an idea....I would need one on Openings, middle games, and end games....I know I'd never bother with taking the time to do much studying at this point in my life.

    -VR
  15. Mayberry NC
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    @lemondrop

    By coincidence, I happen to be tackling one of my bucket list books at this time.

    I acquired one of the older Kindle eReaders in a stack of electronic widgets I bought, and I downloaded some classic books from Project Gutenberg, so now after thinking about it for many years, I'm actually reading "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
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