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Reuniting members of the group  Bookoholics, and welcoming new members who love to read and talk about what they're reading.

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Can Reading Make You Happier?

An article from the New Yorker magazinehttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happierAfter WW1 traumatized soldiers were…Continue

Started by Lip Service Apr 2.

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Just finished Alice Hoffman’s THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITE’S!The publisher describes this as “A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa Mar 7.

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Recently read a really different book MY LOVELY WIFE.  If you enjoy stories about serial murders you’ll be startled at this story. Can’t remember the author but please Goggle it. Today picked up a right off the press book  THE WIVES  by Tarryn…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Slopok Nov 29, 2020.

Pandemic Books

In these trying times do you find yourself wanting to read fiction books about pandemics?I came across two such recently published books written before COVID-19:Wanderers by Chuck Wendig written before the pandemic but has eerie flashes of some…Continue

Started by Lip Service Sep 11, 2020.

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Comment by Gloria Helmer / Datsunlvr on March 14, 2021 at 4:55am

Apposite, I know exactly what you mean about historical reading being pure enjoyment, especially when the subject matter is near and dear to the heart. The research I had to do to write my novel, The Master's Touch was just that, pure enjoyment. Since it covers aproximately 350 years of history, I wanted to be as historically accurate as I could get. I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the preparation and writing of it. 

Comment by Apposite on March 14, 2021 at 1:19am

I only got 450 pages into the second volume of Burlingame's treatment of Lincoln; I and intend to finish it. However, what got in the way was another book which I am reading for an online class. This book is another 500+ page tome called "Take My Land Take MY Life" about the the Alaska Native Claims Settlement of 1971. Richard Nixon signed this historic act December 18, 1971. For Alaska, it was a watershed moment, contrasting with and a deviation from the standard reservation of status of working aboriginal claims to land. It is meticulously researched as his end notes tell the story of many trips to interview people and dig the National Archives. Keeping one hand on my reading page and another on the end notes makes this a page turner. By the way the author is Don Mitchell who also wrote a volume 1 to this book called "Sold American" that tells the story of Native American and  Alaska Native peoples historical relationship with the Federal Government.

Comment by rapa on March 13, 2021 at 6:01pm

Forget NOT tonight to “SPRING FORWARD” if indicated!

Finished a captivating book last night!

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER.. Any of you enjoyed this!  Recommend you give it a look/see!

Comment by Apposite on February 21, 2021 at 6:22pm

Studying history *is* enjoyment. Lincoln is a proven elixir as is history in general. The art is in the interpretation, from both viewpoint of the writer and the reader. 

Comment by Apposite on February 21, 2021 at 6:17pm

Apposite, do you ever read for pure enjoyment/ relaxation instead of for knowledge?  --- Yes. That is why I read and study at the same time - it is pure enjoyment.

Comment by rapa on February 21, 2021 at 5:45pm

Apposite, do you ever read for pure enjoyment/ relaxation instead of for knowledge?  

Comment by Apposite on February 21, 2021 at 4:53pm

I'm still slogging through Burligame's second volume of Lincoln. I read slowly but history I believe requires a slow paced reflective approach. I study as I read. After this 1800 page effort I will be reading the latest 1000 page Lincoln tome by David Reynolds. It got great reviews by contemporary historians of the era. Then there ill be William Freehling's two volume work "The Road to Disunion".

Comment by rapa on February 20, 2021 at 11:38am

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THE FOUR WINDS BY KRISTIN HANNAH

28 SUMMERS BY ELIN HILDERBRAND

THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS BY SUSAN MEISSNER

FOR THE STORY LINES GO TO GOGGLE OR AMAZON. Two are historical fiction.  If you believe in soul-mates you’ll enjoy 28 SUMMERS 

Comment by rapa on February 20, 2021 at 11:27am

During the horrific recent cold Texas weather have survived with the company of three excellent books. Highly recommend all of them!

Comment by rapa on January 13, 2021 at 12:55pm

Beezerette, I’m a long time night reader.  During the day I’ve found some good movies on both the BBC and BYU channels.  Can only stomach so much of the current news!

 

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