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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2021, 03:56:15 PM »
Well, I just returned the book I was reading "The Water Dancer" to the library.  I read half of it.  I gave up.  It was historical fiction which I love. The character was a slave born to a rich slaveowner, the plot was good, it kept my interest and then a couple of times, the story went off topic to where the main character (slave) had some kind of powers to see events of the past and future. It was hard to discern at time whether these visions were part of the current plot or just some vision that really didn't tie into the story. 

I am  now beginning to read "Ship of Brides" by Jojo Moyes.  This will be my second book by this author.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2021, 05:02:34 PM »
After reading four Bill O'Reilly books in quick succession, I'm in a bit of a lull (also a little burned out on history). I'm not sure whether the local library is open ('rona, dontchaknow) but if not, I can still go to the website and request a book, which they will deliver at the curb.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2021, 05:38:40 AM »
All the talk upthread... in the extended power outtage we just went through, I read half of Lando by Louis L'Amour - Fittingly by the light from lanterns and headlamps.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #153 on: January 15, 2021, 03:35:07 AM »
I just got my first book by Louis L'Amour, which is actually four novels in one.  Started Hondo.  I like to read chronologically.

As I read the book, not really remembering the plot, but knowing John Wayne played the role of Hondo in the movie, it appears Wayne was perfect for the role.  I can see John Wayne with every move he makes in the book.  It's as if the book was written just for John Wayne to star in the movie.  Interesting.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #154 on: January 15, 2021, 01:26:03 PM »
I just read "Wildfire (Kelly Turnbull Book 3)" by Kurt Schlichter. Fun book.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #155 on: January 15, 2021, 01:59:00 PM »
I just read "Wildfire (Kelly Turnbull Book 3)" by Kurt Schlichter. Fun book.
Kurt is one of my favorites on Twitter.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2021, 03:06:33 PM »
Kurt is one of my favorites on Twitter.

Same here, although I dumped my Twitter account. I hope to be able to read his posts on Parler if they are able to recover.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #157 on: January 15, 2021, 06:49:28 PM »
Book six of will Wight's Cradle series. Gonna try for that 100 books this year. He is a change of pace for me. 8 books in this series. I've been reading and staying away from the MSM.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2021, 08:14:33 PM »
Book six of will Wight's Cradle series. Gonna try for that 100 books this year. He is a change of pace for me. 8 books in this series. I've been reading and staying away from the MSM.

I hadn't heard of Will Wight before, but the series sounds interesting.

I'm doing the same w.r.t. MSM, and also social media (other than here). It's actually quite nice.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #159 on: January 15, 2021, 08:41:25 PM »
I've been reading and staying away from the MSM.

Always a good decision.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #160 on: January 15, 2021, 08:44:15 PM »
After reading four Bill O'Reilly books in quick succession, I'm in a bit of a lull (also a little burned out on history). I'm not sure whether the local library is open ('rona, dontchaknow) but if not, I can still go to the website and request a book, which they will deliver at the curb.

Well, obviously you liked them all?  I haven't read any of his books. 
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #161 on: January 15, 2021, 09:27:45 PM »
Well, obviously you liked them all?  I haven't read any of his books.

I haven't, either. Don't really care to. I read books for entertainment.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #162 on: January 15, 2021, 09:29:43 PM »
Book six of will Wight's Cradle series. Gonna try for that 100 books this year. He is a change of pace for me. 8 books in this series. I've been reading and staying away from the MSM.

Good plan!

I'm thinking (or maybe just hoping?) the 9th book might be out by late summer or thereabouts.  Wight has been a very prolific writer.  And as a bonus, he generally makes the Kindle versions of his previous books in the series available for free when he does a new release.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #163 on: January 15, 2021, 09:31:53 PM »
Good plan!

I'm thinking (or maybe just hoping?) the 9th book might be out by late summer or thereabouts.  Wight has been a very prolific writer.  And as a bonus, he generally makes the Kindle versions of his previous books in the series available for free when he does a new release.

Thanks for the tip.

I'm going to try more of his books after this series.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #164 on: January 15, 2021, 09:38:15 PM »
Thanks for the tip.

I'm going to try more of his books after this series.

I'd love to hear your impressions once you do. I haven't read anything of his other than Cradle yet, but I have the Elder Empire books in my queue.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #165 on: Today at 11:18:40 AM »


Just picked this up.  Not sure when I will get to it, tho.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #166 on: Today at 12:41:53 PM »
I’ve been learning French on the Duolingo app for a little over a year. It’s been kinda slow and steady, the old gray cells aren’t what they use to be.

So I’m now trying to read some beginning children’s books in francais. Tres difficle
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #167 on: Today at 01:29:41 PM »
I’ve been learning French on the Duolingo app for a little over a year. It’s been kinda slow and steady, the old gray cells aren’t what they use to be.

So I’m now trying to read some beginning children’s books in francais. Tres difficle

Way to go, never stop learning.
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« Reply #168 on: Today at 01:40:08 PM »
Way to go, never stop learning.

It’s a very good thing to do during quarantine. Keeps you busy. And when I get a lesson right, a cute animated owl shows up.

To be honest,  I was hoping to go to Paris this year, but now, before 2030 will be nice. COVID should be under control by then, I hope.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #169 on: Today at 03:27:43 PM »
I always liked Bill O'Reilly, but his books are suspect.  He pushes the nonsense that Oswald was the only assassin.  Even the government with a second commission in I believe 1978 admitted there were at least two shooters.

I have a friend that is a professional writer.  Her and her husband met attending the semi-annual conference of the Kennedy assassination.  She has literally every book in print on the assassination.

BTW, to plug her book, Forward to Camelot, by Susan Sloate, a time travel fantasy tied to the Kennedy assassination.  I honestly could not put the book down.  LITERALLY!  I loved her book.  I told her she should rewrite the first 30 pages or so, but once beyond that, I promise you, this is a real page turner.
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