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Old 09-15-19, 12:53 PM
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Finished listening to The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, by Alex Kershaw. Very good book about some very brave men.

Finished listening to L.A. Times, a novel by Stuart Woods. Barely fair. I chose this title because the cover description said the subject was gangsters involved in the movie business; always a ripe subject for a good story, but this book was not one of them. All cliche and dumb plotting. I should have known I had read Woods the author before without much joy.

Started listening to The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II, by Antony Beevor.
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Shadowcatchers: A journey in search of the teachings of Native American Healers.

​​​​​​​Steve Wall
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Old 09-16-19, 05:42 PM
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In a couple of hours I hope I can be doing so

Reading the Boston Metro and the well to do affluent the Boston Guardian
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Old 09-22-19, 05:53 AM
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The last book I've read was The Giver, by Lois Lowry, I rated 5/5 stars.

This book surprised me, I didn't expect it to be that good! It makes you be grateful for the life we have, the world we're living in (although there are many things wrong with people who create war).
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Old 09-26-19, 02:34 AM
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Just finished The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley and as it stands, I'd have to go 4/5 stars. Absolutely loved it, and can't wait to get through Blue Sword now
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Old 09-26-19, 11:36 AM
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I just finished reading Thinner by Richard Bachman/Stephen King. Mostly just pretty decent, but an excellent ending. 👍

Next up, The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 5/Frontier Stories. I hadn't read any L'Amour in several years, then recently read The Haunted Mesa, and remembered what a great writer he was. 😎
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Old 09-26-19, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
Shadowcatchers: A journey in search of the teachings of Native American Healers.

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This looks very good, and in line with my recent interests. 👍 I'll try to find a copy. 🙂
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Old 09-26-19, 08:22 PM
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Finished listening to The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II, by Antony Beevor. Excellent explanation of the planning (or lack of such by the British High Command),and execution and results of the Market-Garden Operation.

Started listening to Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, by Larry Loftis.

Finished reading The King of Sports: Why Football Must Be Reformed, non fiction by Greg Easterbrook (the Tuesday Morning Quarterback of ESPN and Slate fame). Good book for all who love the game but would like to see it much improved.

Started reading Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, non-fiction by Mike Issac.
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Old 09-27-19, 01:19 PM
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Finally finished reading Truman by David McCullough. Interesting read about a unique president of our country.

This is the time of year for spooky stories. I just started The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle. This book is an answer to the racism in H.P. Lovecraft, who I was reading last year at Halloween time. The book is based on The Horror at Red Hook story, but from the viewpoint of it's main character, an African American man. Liking it so far.
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"You are being lied to": The disinformation guide to media distortion, historical whitewashes, and cultural myths.
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Old 09-29-19, 10:12 AM
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This looks very good, and in line with my recent interests. 👍 I'll try to find a copy. 🙂
Orrrrr, you could message me and paypal the media postage....
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Old 09-29-19, 03:29 PM
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tales of remarkable men by gurdjieff
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Old 09-30-19, 10:27 AM
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Finished The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle. A little bit of a supernatural revenge story for those who suffered at the hands of racist.

Started reading Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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I've been on a biography kick for the past couple of years. Right now, Truman, preceded by The Wright Brothers, then John Adams and The Pioneers, all by David McCullough. Before that, the Eric Metaxas books about Bonhoeffer and Luther.
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Old 10-04-19, 11:35 AM
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Finished listening to Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, by Larry Loftis. OK, most of it was about her time as a prisoner of the French and German fascists as well as the brutal Gestapo and SD interrogators. I don't know how anyone could have stood up to such treatment without confessing to whatever the brutes wanted to hear.

Started listening to The Girl Who Lived Twice, the sixth novel in the Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) series, by David Lagercrantz.
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Old 10-06-19, 03:24 PM
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I am reading right now is brawling go manga and This is one of the best.
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Old 10-08-19, 12:24 PM
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Finished Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Just a short story. Probably read the rest of the collection later. Started reading Those Across The River by Christopher Buehlman. Creepy southern gothic story.
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Finished listening to The Girl Who Lived Twice, the sixth novel in the Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) series, by David Lagercrantz. Nowhere near as good as the first three books in the series written by Stieg Larsson, and not as good as the two sequels written by Lagercrantz. I recommend sopping at book 5 in this series.

Started listening to The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first novel in the Department Q, by the Danish author Jussi Adler-Olson.
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Finished listening to The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first novel in the Department Q Series, by the Danish author Jussi Adler-Olson. Excellent novel, highly recommended.

Finished listening to The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.

Started listening the The Absent One, the second novel in the Department Q series, by the Danish author Jussi Adler-Olson.
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Old 10-17-19, 08:40 AM
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Now I'm reading:
The Origin of Russian Communism
by Nikolai Berdyaev...
...and this forum topic also.
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