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« Reply #775 on: December 04, 2019, 08:49:09 PM »

Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child "Relic". Went thru myriad book titles with annotations to get to at least 5% interesting subject. "Relic" about museum's new figurine discovered by paleo-expedition group. It's sci-fi - being sci-fi enthusiast, choose it to read. Quit seeking, thanks to it.
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« Reply #776 on: December 06, 2019, 09:19:50 AM »

A friend had recommended a book as a "pick me up, " so I'm reading it . It's A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. Bowen, a street performer in the UK, befriended Bob. And as usually the case, adopted stray cats are the best. Bowen has written later books about Bob.

I had received a FB post about books from the 1920's that are worth a read. One in particular caught my eye - Giants in the Earth, by O. E. Rölvaag. It's translated from Norwegian  (I de dage). I'm a sucker for books about pioneers ( in this case, Norwegians settling in the Dakota territory ). Also like books about people trying to restore old farmsteads. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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« Reply #777 on: January 03, 2020, 04:56:02 PM »

I joined the Shakespeare2020 group on FB and am presently reading and discussing "Twelfth Night."
 Looked at all the books I haven't read and decided to re-read Lewisohn's long book on the Beatles . It's the first of a supposedly 3 volume set.Who knows when volume 2 will be out. I had been following a hundreds page thread on the Hoffman Board but it got hijacked by a couple of knuckleheads and the thread was locked. Volume 1 covers the band from its beginnings to the end of 1962. I'll probably be long gone by the time the final volume gets out.
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« Reply #778 on: January 08, 2020, 07:05:20 AM »

A friend had recommended a book as a "pick me up, " so I'm reading it . It's A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. Bowen, a street performer in the UK, befriended Bob. And as usually the case, adopted stray cats are the best. Bowen has written later books about Bob.
Did mention it b4, ditto film adaptation in Film Thread. Looks like you didn't catch it. Well? New book by good writer - Jerome Klapka Jerome "Diary Of Pilgrimage". To start, travel book = jolly good, interesting. Next, few chapters reading but can tell it's good choice.
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« Reply #779 on: January 09, 2020, 06:25:04 AM »

Nice book, "...Pilgrimage". Would like to read his famous "3 Men In Boat Without Dog" or whichever's the title (I know it's "Three..." but I like adhering to my individual style writing digits as digits. Thus, "3..."). I hear it's humorous & adventurous = good blend.
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« Reply #780 on: January 09, 2020, 09:43:58 AM »

I just started Beartown, by Fredrik Backman. It's about a small town obsessed with ice hockey. So far, it's pretty enjoyable. Lots of character development.
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« Reply #781 on: January 09, 2020, 10:27:28 AM »

Nice book, "...Pilgrimage". Would like to read his famous "3 Men In Boat Without Dog" or whichever's the title (I know it's "Three..." but I like adhering to my individual style writing digits as digits. Thus, "3..."). I hear it's humorous & adventurous = good blend.

That's very funny. I know you prefer cats but the dog (called Montmorency) is crucial to this book (I have it here). It's Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog).

I don't know if you read stuff onscreen but if you do, it's here:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/308/308-h/308-h.htm

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« Reply #782 on: January 09, 2020, 05:31:22 PM »

There's a complete works of Jerome Klapka Jerome for my ereader for about 2 dollars and have downloaded it. 6000+ pages!
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« Reply #783 on: January 10, 2020, 07:26:52 AM »

The gutenberg link is the Internet mistake. Empty link.
Soviet 1979 film translates "Three Men In Boat (Discounting The Dog)".
6000 pages per 2$ - wow, cool deal.
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« Reply #784 on: January 10, 2020, 07:44:57 AM »

PS: How about removing that ugly post from the "Welcome Thread"? Grin

Thank you!
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« Reply #785 on: January 10, 2020, 08:36:02 AM »

You coulda just edited it instead of bringing up again & again.
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« Reply #786 on: January 10, 2020, 12:18:22 PM »

You coulda just edited it instead of bringing up again & again.

Well we hardly ever talk so I'm making the most of it. Cheesy
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