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Top Must Read Books of All Time 12 Replies

I am a sucker for lists of books to read.  I found this to be a very interesting list with a few books that I had not read, but many that I had enjoyed, and one that I would rather not have read.  Although many of the books are classics, I was…Continue

Started by Ursula. Last reply by Lip Service 22 hours ago.

Our Own "Favorite Books" Lists 7 Replies

There are book lists everywhere with a rainbow of criteria. Some lists are scholarly; some are purely popular. I'm interested in what books the members of this group particularly love. That can mean your all-time favorites or what you're loving in…Continue

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Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad yesterday.

The Ultimate Reading List 8 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

Started by Ursula. Last reply by Lip Service on Sunday.

SUMMER READS 27 Replies

This week will hit triple digits here in Texas.  Am happy to be able to stay inside with the company of a good book. Just finished Lisa Scottoline's CORRUPTED. Have found all her books captivating!Arriving at library today for me is THE SUMMER I MET…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa on Thursday.

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Comment by Joanne on Friday

You may vote every day, when you visit the site.  They have now displayed the Top 40 books.  I don't think that means a book that is your favorite is not in contention.  While folks are still voting, your favorite may appear on the Top 40 list! 

Comment by rapa on July 31, 2018 at 6:52pm

Tomorrow is August first!

Think "RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT".  

Comment by Lyn on June 30, 2018 at 2:42pm

Thanks for the recommendation Carci, I love that it is free with my kindle.  I will be reading it soon.  

Comment by Carci on June 30, 2018 at 7:36am

Just finished The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni.  What an unusual and interesting book about a boy with red eyes... ocular albinism.  I loved it and will try another by this author... highly recommended... 627 5-star reviews on Amazon!

'Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.'

Comment by rapa on June 29, 2018 at 7:27pm

Am finished with Dean Koontz! His THE CROOKED STAIRCASE had nothing that I liked!  Won't be reading him again anytime soon!

Comment by Townshipboy110 on June 19, 2018 at 5:06pm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backwards_to_Britain

Comment by rapa on June 13, 2018 at 2:31pm

Yes, Apposite, you pegged him!

Comment by Apposite on June 13, 2018 at 2:17pm
George Pickett, I have nothing that comes off the top of my head and you may know more about him than I do. I am aware of his place in the Gettysburg story as he came to the battle late and his Division was held in reserve until Lee needed to use it to break the Union center along Cemetery Ridge. The commentary I've heard is that he was a bit of a dandy but liked by his men. His rep seemed that he was not the best general. However, again you may know more. He served in Longstreet's I Corps. After Gettysburg I am not sure where he served but I believe he lived out the war and was much in love with his wife. I can't remember where he was from. I have a book called The Generals of Gettysburg which is compendium of biographies all the way down to the brigade level. The author escapes me presently but no doubt Wikipedia could help get you started. Practically every general of notice has a biographer.
Comment by Apposite on June 13, 2018 at 1:53pm
I don't know if I will continue at Brevig after this year or not. It depends on the unforseen. I had a number of offers after signing on there. Back in life I began keeping a journal but it got to where it was taking up major time and I would put it off. I haven't done anything since for years but I admit wishing I had with my village teaching. I have garnef enough to write some general recollections, observations, and reflections however.
Comment by rapa on June 13, 2018 at 1:39pm

Apposite, I so enjoy following your adventures! Will you continue teaching in Brevig Mission?  Hope someday you publish your memoirs!

Any book you can recommend that includes the tragic life of Gen. George Edward Pickett during the Civil War?  He is a distant relative and I've visited his grave in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. Many of his slain troops are buried near by. 

 

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