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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/15/2017 5:00:11 PM   
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Love Steinbeck. Also love Charles Dickens' A Man of Two Cities. Also love Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile (serialized). David McCullough's John Adams. Robert E. Howard's Conan's Chronicles. The back of Raisin Bran boxes.


What, no room for George Orwell?

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/15/2017 5:05:32 PM   
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Love Steinbeck. Also love Charles Dickens' A Man of Two Cities. Also love Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile (serialized). David McCullough's John Adams. Robert E. Howard's Conan's Chronicles. The back of Raisin Bran boxes.


What, no room for George Orwell?


Or James Boswell? Ouspensky? Plato???

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/15/2017 6:11:59 PM   
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love Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile (serialized).


Many people get turned off by long books and/or Stephen King and/or that genre in general, but I too loved The Stand - I think that once you are "into" a book and like it, then that type of pacing and mood works so well.

As for some non-fiction, King's On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft; now there is a good book, as well.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/17/2017 12:30:29 PM   
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For book club, we're reading 'The Brutal Telling' by Louise Penny. A mystery set near Montreal, I am enjoying it and I like the characters (and the food they keep talking about!).


I've read most of that series (not the most recent one that came out a week or two ago) - love the descriptions of the food and can be fun in an old fashioned whodunit sortof way. Although there's a point between maybe books 4 and 5 where I was sure I missed something since they reference a large shootout event, but none of the books actually covered it.

Have been reading quite a few books lately. Found myself intrigued by All the Missing Girls. It's one of those easier summer reads although takes you backwards in time to what really happened. The new Harry Potter is also pretty quick (I suppose it has to be to fit into the play format).

Just got A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Liked his first novel quite a bit so looking forward to reading this one.



These notes prompted me to check out Louise Penny's books, which I have enjoyed. In one of them someone mentions wishing they had a day off to curl up with Maigret. Not knowing who Maigret was, I looked him up. I am now several books into the George Simenon series centered on Inspector Maigret and loving every minute of it.

Thank you for the tip.

At my wife's urging I finally read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice last month. It was even better than she had led me to expect.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/17/2017 3:51:22 PM   
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Love Steinbeck. Also love Charles Dickens' A Man of Two Cities. Also love Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile (serialized). David McCullough's John Adams. Robert E. Howard's Conan's Chronicles.


Do you mean "A Tale Of Two Cities"?

I'm a big fan of "The Stand". Had the original, but even picked up his re-release (longer) that was updated (LPs become CDs and such).

Read all of Robert E. Howard's Conan novels & short stories. Gotta love those Frank Frazetta covers.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/19/2017 12:44:10 PM   
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Just finished "A Man Called Ove"

Great book! Highly recommend it.

Cookie...did you ever read Gerald's Game by King?


I haven't read "Gerald's Game" - the subject didn't appeal so much to me, I prefer King's spookier books.

I also enjoyed "A Man Called Ove" - I'm thinking of watching the movie too.

I'm currently reading "Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, and the Battle For France's Treasure", and "No Time Like The Past"



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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/19/2017 1:49:29 PM   
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Recently read a collection of short stories by P D James. She noted several classic British authors in her book. One the library had was Ngaio Marsh. So I am enjoyably reading:

The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh, 1989.

The P D James:

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Short Stories, 2016.

Some older stuff, but good stuff.

Literary Cheers!

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/19/2017 8:10:55 PM   
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Just finished The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It isn't a bad book and it's a fairly easy read, but stunned it won the Pulitzer for Fiction.

There has to have been something better last year.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/19/2017 11:05:04 PM   
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The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang

https://www.amazon.com/Importance-Living-Lin-Yutang/dp/0688163521

A book I read when I was a teen but meant nothing to me then, now I am much much older, this is really good.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 2/19/2017 11:09:44 PM   
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Starting now Grapes of Wrath - I am afraid I never read it.


No one ever accused Steinbeck of being hard to understand. Nor of writing happy endings.


May not be happy ending but "perfect ending".

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 5/20/2017 12:35:02 AM   
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This is very well-done. Hard for this geek to put down. Courtesy of our fab local library.

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And me w/o any Grgich Hills in the house.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 5/20/2017 12:02:39 PM   
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Jon Meachem's Jefferson: The Art of Power. Good insight into the formative political events of his career and how they shaped his pragmatic approach to governing.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 5/21/2017 2:11:15 PM   
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Very interesting article on transportation as a service.

They are correct that diffusion curves are S shaped.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585c3439be65942f022bbf9b/t/5912307e725e25a34efe5497/1494364316456/RethinkX+Report_050917+%281%29.pdf

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 5/23/2017 5:02:04 AM   
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Very interesting article on transportation as a service.

They are correct that diffusion curves are S shaped.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585c3439be65942f022bbf9b/t/5912307e725e25a34efe5497/1494364316456/RethinkX+Report_050917+%281%29.pdf


Lonnie, good article indeed - some surprising things to think about, there. The new world is upon us. The pace of change is amazing.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/18/2017 7:52:41 PM   
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Overtly lyrical and powerfully subtle, it left me wanting more; I'll never figure out all the reasons I liked this one so much. People, primarily two of them, almost all the action taking place before and during World War II. A fine meshing of descriptions and engendered empathy. A great story.


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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/18/2017 7:54:20 PM   
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Overtly lyrical and powerfully subtle, it left me wanting more; I'll never figure out all the reasons I liked this one so much. People, primarily two of them, almost all the action taking place before and during World War II. A fine meshing of descriptions and engendered empathy. A great story.




I loved this book.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/18/2017 8:28:32 PM   
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Love Steinbeck. Also love Charles Dickens' A Man of Two Cities. Also love Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile (serialized). David McCullough's John Adams. Robert E. Howard's Conan's Chronicles.


Do you mean "A Tale Of Two Cities"?

I'm a big fan of "The Stand". Had the original, but even picked up his re-release (longer) that was updated (LPs become CDs and such).

Read all of Robert E. Howard's Conan novels & short stories. Gotta love those Frank Frazetta covers.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/18/2017 11:32:22 PM   
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Lee Child, The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories, 2017.

Don't read all that Child writes, but have recently enjoyed a few books of short stories by various authors.

This was good.



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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/19/2017 6:56:51 AM   
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I have really fallen by the wayside with reading - the books we're reading for Book Club have been boring the pants off me and I… said No.
So I've been reading old favorites instead.

Currently reading The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.


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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/19/2017 7:10:18 AM   
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Esoterism and Symbol, by Rene Schwaller de Lubicz. It is outstanding, as are all of Schwaller's works.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/19/2017 11:31:53 AM   
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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 8/20/2017 2:12:14 PM   
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Just began this:

Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by David S. Brown.

I read a mixed bag of fiction, non-fictions, biographies, etc. This was next on my list and is pretty good so far. Maybe will re-read a few of FSF's books and explore those I haven't read.

Gotta keep learning. And I like good old hard-copy books.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/22/2017 10:53:25 AM   
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I've been on a little bit of a roll lately after not picking up a book for months:

"With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge
"Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man" by William Shatner
"Matterhorn" by Karl Malantes
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
"The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene



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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/22/2017 11:16:19 AM   
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I have substantially reduced by online time and have been devouring library books.

The Good Widow, by Liz Fenton
How to Think, by Alan Jacobs

In progress:

Best Mystery Stories of 2017, edited by John Sandford.

Glad to see this thread pinged/bumped/brought forward/whatever.



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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/22/2017 11:32:04 AM   
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The Horse, the Wheel, and Language, by David Anthony. It's about the origin and spread of Indo-European languages and cultures.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/22/2017 1:58:51 PM   
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I have just finished a couple of books you might enjoy. The first is A Man Named Ove by Fredrik Backman. If you are a person who lives by "the rules" and believe strongly there is a place for everything and everything should be in it's place then this is a great way to see how others might view you.

The second is Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett. For those with family or friends who suffer from depression this is very insightful but with a light touch.

/Scott

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/22/2017 2:02:15 PM   
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A Brief History of Everyone who ever lived" Adam Rutherford. As close as I will ever get to genetics

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 11/26/2017 12:33:20 PM   
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Today I finished reading “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. I really liked this book. I’m a sucker for a novel set in an historical setting, particularly one set during World War II like this novel. Beautiful flowing prose, wonderful story line with just enough twists, turns and surprises to keep you engaged throughout. Great look at war from a woman's perspective. I particularly love how each sister helped in two distinct ways from each other but risking all to help others in their own ways. I had a hard time putting it down each day. I finished it in 4 days flat. Something I rarely do these days. Recommended to highly recommended.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 12/9/2017 1:31:37 PM   
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Today I finished reading “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I’m not sure what I think and feel about this book. The author is obviously very knowledgeable on the subject. A subject I think would make many uncomfortable reading. I presume this is one of the goals of the author. To make you struggle. To make you think. To provoke honest thought and yes admissions on the subject of race relations in America. If you’re a racist don’t bother picking it up. If you’re looking to stretch yourself a bit give it a read. Well written albeit a bit wordy for me in the early sections of the book.

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RE: NWR: I just read/am reading.... - 12/9/2017 1:37:52 PM   
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Today I finished reading “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. I really liked this book. I’m a sucker for a novel set in an historical setting, particularly one set during World War II like this novel. Beautiful flowing prose, wonderful story line with just enough twists, turns and surprises to keep you engaged throughout. Great look at war from a woman's perspective. I particularly love how each sister helped in two distinct ways from each other but risking all to help others in their own ways. I had a hard time putting it down each day. I finished it in 4 days flat. Something I rarely do these days. Recommended to highly recommended.


Comporable to All the Light We Cannot See?

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