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Let's Talk About Books
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Let's Talk About Books
So, I read an awful lot. I usually write a quick review of stuff I read for my blog http://crackedspine.blogspot.com/ In the course of giving it a makeover during the Snowpocalypse we're suffering here, I thought I'd share it here in case anyone wants to talk about some of the books I've read, books they've read, books they want to read or even books they'd like to see me review.

I'm currently re-reading IT by Stephen King, reading several books of poetry, a novel about Christmas emergencies by a local fireman and Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King.
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
Sleeping Beauties any good?  I've been thinking about getting my hands on that one but the library hold list is pretty long.   
I always have a few library e-books on my iPad.
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
oh, you really read a lot ... that's great!!!
I love books too, but recently I neglected them because of work ... 
And now I read a book that I got for Christmas. The color of magic, Terry Pratchett ☺
I will write a review when I'm done 😛
"Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." 
“I may be on the side of the angels but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is high on my list!
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I've never been much of a reader, even though I like books and type as art forms. I struggled in high school, and kind of want to read all those books, like Catcher in the Rye and whatever else, to see if I'd do better now. Last two books I read were Tales from Margaritaville and Letter to a Christian Nation, tbh.

Part of me wants to read that book by Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of a "tiger mom", as I find parenting, and just plain family structures, fascinating, even though I am happily childless.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
(January 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm)drfuzzy Wrote: Sleeping Beauties any good?  I've been thinking about getting my hands on that one but the library hold list is pretty long.   
I always have a few library e-books on my iPad.

I'm enjoying it. I may finish it tonight. It's worth putting on hold for sure.

(January 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm)Minimalist Wrote: Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is high on my list!

That's really stirring the pot! I might give it a read. Do you think it's authentic? I hope so, given the claims he's making.

(January 4, 2018 at 7:13 pm)KittyAnn Wrote: oh, you really read a lot ... that's great!!!
I love books too, but recently I neglected them because of work ... 
And now I read a book that I got for Christmas. The color of magic, Terry Pratchett ☺
I will write a review when I'm done 😛

Ooooh, Terry Pratchett! Yeah, I've read so much more than I've managed to get up on the blog, but not as much as I want to. Being married makes me want to do things with my husband instead of reading in a corner.

c172, not everyone likes "Catcher in the Rye." I do personally, but I think you'd get a better idea at where you stand reading-wise if you picked something on a topic you were really into.
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
Reading now:

The Better Angels of Our Nature - Pinker

The Wild Girls - Ursula LeGuin

Just finishing : DNA - The Secret of Life   by James Watson

I usually juggle 2-3 books.
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






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RE: Let's Talk About Books
I forgot to mention that my most favorite novel is the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas☺

"How did I escape? With difficulty.
 How did I plan this moment? With pleasure."

"For all evils there are two remedies 
- time and silence."

"Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.." ❤quotations from the book
"Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." 
“I may be on the side of the angels but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
Quote:Do you think it's authentic?

Wolff interviewed 200 people.  If half of them said the the WLB walked on water and the other half said he is a fucking asshole there could be room for doubt.  That did not happen.

And, for the record, I said a long time ago that the money-laundering with the Russian mob was at the bottom of it.  I'm sure that's why the FBI was monitoring Russian communications when the WLB fell into their laps.

He has a long history of mob ties.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/...ime-213910

Quote:Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?
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RE: Let's Talk About Books
(January 4, 2018 at 8:01 pm)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:Do you think it's authentic?

Wolff interviewed 200 people.  If half of them said the the WLB walked on water and the other half said he is a fucking asshole there could be room for doubt.  That did not happen.

And, for the record, I said a long time ago that the money-laundering with the Russian mob was at the bottom of it.  I'm sure that's why the FBI was monitoring Russian communications when the WLB fell into their laps.

He has a long history of mob ties.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/...ime-213910

Quote:Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?

The fallout has already begun. I can only imagine once it’s in everyone’s hands. Fingers crossed that it will matter.

(January 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I usually juggle 2-3 books.

Me too. It allows me to keep them in different spots where I like to read. The kindle comes with me everywhere. Actual books stay in the nightstand and coffee table.
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