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The Ultimate Reading List 3 Replies

PBS will broadcast The Great American Read on Tuesday May 22 at 8:00 PM.  Viewers will have the chance to vote for their favorite novel.  Remember when we used to vote for our favorite book of the year?  In the Parade magazine there is a list of the…Continue

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Female Protagonist Over 60 1 Reply

A list https://pima.bibliocommons.com/list/share/324401457/1130516417Have only read the Terry Pratchett oneLet us know if you have read (and if you enjoyed) any other books…Continue

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CURRENT READS 32 Replies

Have been reading up a storm  lately.  Habitually head to bed at 11:00 pm and read until 3:00-4:00am crawling out at 11:00am. Guess it comes from years of being a night nurse! Definitely not a morning person!!Here are the three books I'm returning…Continue

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A Chapter A Day 7 Replies

A new  study says reading helps you live longerhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5105607/#R3Continue

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Comment by rapa on April 30, 2018 at 7:21pm

Remember to "RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT" after midnight tonight as tomorrow we welcome May!

Comment by Apposite on April 23, 2018 at 11:30am

I have ordered "The Great Alone" from Amazon. It should be here any day according to Amazon tracking. I am reading yet another general history of the Civil War, now the fourth such general history called "A Savage War" by Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-Siang Hsiah (2016, Princeton University Press). Bringing background information like - the timeline/sequence of battles, the generals involved, military rank/file, geography, and some of the various other events like the the Emancipation Proclamation - helps to make each author's perspective unique as well as reinforcing the material. There is a real pleasure in having long term study and understanding behind you in any field. This war has fascinated me since childhood. The book I am reading can be read by anybody but it is richer for those who have grounding in world history because he authors bring other wars and people to their to bear on the Civil War. This is particularly so of the Peloponnesian War and Thucydides. Most of us here are familiar with books of note like James McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom". I would recommend that as a first read if you are wanting a good foundational understanding. 

Comment by Joanne on April 23, 2018 at 10:33am

I am reading an older book I picked up at library book sale, a spy thriller in the vein of John LeCarre.  "The Tourist" by Olen Steinhauer.  Published 2009.  Very good, especially if you like intricately told thrillers!

Comment by Slopok on April 23, 2018 at 2:54am

Yea world book day...I'm reading; The Cuban Affair, by Nelson Demille. It is ok so far although nothing special.

Comment by rapa on April 22, 2018 at 6:03pm

 Monday April 23 is WORLD BOOK DAY this year.

Read and enjoy!

I'm reading C. J. Box's new THE DISAPPEARED.     What book are you enjoying? 

Comment by rapa on April 14, 2018 at 9:40pm
Comment by Countryphyl on April 5, 2018 at 3:17pm

Our library has a magazine called BookPage. On February’s cover, the book featured is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. 

Comment by Apposite on April 2, 2018 at 8:27am

Well good, I am glad people are still intrigued by Alaska. Of course I am only one of the roughly 700,000 who live here and there are any number of others of you who may have friends living in this 49th state. If you want to see more photos of my immediate environment go to the photo section of my Facebook page (link listed below). Generally they consist of yard views in all seasons, gardening/landscaping, and many pictures of our three cats. Having been born and raised here in Alaska and then as an adult living and traveling outside in the south 48 as we call it, I've gotten the impression that the Last Frontier will always have such a mystique, given its geographic isolation. My mom came up here in November of 1942 looking for adventure and found it. She said she had always wanted to see Alaska and many others have followed a similar sense of life. I am guessing that feeling is alive and well. Of course the actual history of the state and corresponding settlement includes the gold rush, WWII, and oil, each of which were responsible for initiating permanent settlement.

Comment by Slopok on April 2, 2018 at 3:03am

Enjoying the comments on Alaska!

Comment by Gloria Helmer / Datsunlvr on April 2, 2018 at 2:01am

Nooo! Not sorry at all! I'll be checking out your suggestions at the library. Thanks! I've had a fascination for Alaska ever since I was a little kid and my 1st grade teacher brought in a Nat. Geo. magazine that had a wonderful article about it and lots of gorgeous pictures.I went home that night and dreamed of playing baseball with my brothers in the middle of the night because the sun was still shining! Always did have a vivid imagination. Maybe that's why I finally started writing books and not just reading them! LOL!

 

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