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post #1291 of 1924
113. The Gods of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1913

Our hero John Carter returns to Mars. He is deposited near the temple of Mars' deity, a little old mean nasty cannibal lady. He collaborates with the mighty green men (Mars' marines), the red men from Helium, and a race of black men called the First Born to expose the supposed goddess and show she is a mere human. It will be interesting to see what effect toppling the world's religion will have on the planet going forward.

And there's a good cliff hanger at the end of the book. Might revise my 4 corner strategy.

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post #1292 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Might revise my 4 corner strategy.

What's the 4 corner strategy Steve?
post #1293 of 1924
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What's the 4 corner strategy Steve?

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Louis L'Amour
Airplane thrillers
List books

I should pick up some more list books, but with 50 others waiting on the bedroom floor it's hard to get motivated.
post #1294 of 1924
Ah. I hadn't noticed that pattern.

I have 2 unread books on my bedside table, 5 more on my bedroom drawers, around 10 on the coffee table in the living room, and somewhere between 50-100 in various bookshelves around the place. If I never buy or borrow another book, I still don't think I'll live long enough to get through them all.
post #1295 of 1924

That's only like 2 years worth?

post #1296 of 1924
Similar situation, would say I have at least 100 books unread on book shelves. Doubt I will get through them before I die. There is probably a reason many of them sit there gathering dust.

On a happier note, I feel I am in good health, I am of extremely young age and a nice package with several list books and Edgar Rice Burroughs are incoming from Amazon, my preferred pusher.

Just so overwhelmed with work these days, I am worrying I will fail to reach that juicy 100 target.
post #1297 of 1924
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That's only like 2 years worth?

I should show you a photo some time. Some of them are real door-stops, some are fairly hefty science books etc. I exaggerate a bit, of course, but it's a lot more than 2 years. A lot of them have been sitting there more than 10 years already.
post #1298 of 1924
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Similar situation, would say I have at least 100 books unread on book shelves. Doubt I will get through them before I die. There is probably a reason many of them sit there gathering dust.

On a happier note, I feel I am in good health, I am of extremely young age and a nice package with several list books and Edgar Rice Burroughs are incoming from Amazon, my preferred pusher.

Just so overwhelmed with work these days, I am worrying I will fail to reach that juicy 100 target.

Wasn't aware you were a Burrough-a-phile, Clock....

When I was reading books from the library I'd keep around 10. The books were my Dad's....

114. The Warlord of Mars 1913 Edgar Rice Burroughs

A new race of fierce Martians is discovered. They are yellow and hirsute. They live at the North Pole, and have a giant magnet. The magnet is used to disarm unsuspecting enemies, who are then enslaved.

John Carter's princess Dejah Thoris has been imprisoned there as well as her grandfather and father. He disables the device, and rescues all concerned. He is named Jeddak of Jeddaks (chief of chiefs) and Warlord of Mars for his efforts.

Really liked the book.

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post #1299 of 1924
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Wasn't aware you were a Burrough-a-phile, Clock....

Never read Edgar Rice before but I have heard he is on the list. And I like to read classic adventure / crime.
post #1300 of 1924
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I should show you a photo some time. Some of them are real door-stops, some are fairly hefty science books etc. I exaggerate a bit, of course, but it's a lot more than 2 years. A lot of them have been sitting there more than 10 years already.


I channel my inner Oli and ditch anything I haven't read after 2 years (except Dostoevsky)

post #1301 of 1924
The first Tarzan book is.
post #1302 of 1924
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I channel my inner Oli and ditch anything I haven't read after 2 years (except Dostoevsky)

I definitely do not have an inner Oli. Nothing minimalist in my impulsive nature.
post #1303 of 1924
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I definitely do not have an inner Oli. Nothing minimalist in my impulsive nature.

 

Work hard.

 

Party hard.

post #1304 of 1924
Dunno about that "work" bit ...
post #1305 of 1924
115. Thuvia, Maid of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1916

Thuvia has played minor parts in prior books but here she is the heroine, along with Carthoris, son of John Carter. She has been stolen by a prince rival to her betrothed and to Carthoris. During the ensuing swashbuckling, she falls in love with Carter's son. Seeing this, her fiancee releases her from her vows.

Our hero and heroine are now free to mate, which I assume they do right vigorously.

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