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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 04:53 pm
@Krrypton,
nice choice Krrypton
that's a book I very much enjoyed
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 05:13 pm
@ehBeth,
The White Goddess by Robert Graves. It is gob-smacking.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 05:30 pm
@ehBeth,
Long a fave of mine, she was. Actually still is as I haven't changed my mind. I miss her being alive, y'know. Haven't read that one, know I will like it if I run into it.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 05:57 pm
@ossobuco,
I found it in my favourite $1 bin at BMV (Books Music Video) - I always find treasures there. Have found 2 Laurie Colwin's there in the past month.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 05:59 pm
@ehBeth,
ooooh!
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 07:56 pm
Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii. It's a compendium of all the travelogue type dispatches he sent from Honolulu back to the mainland when he was working for the Sacramento (Calif.) daily paper in 1866. The collection contains the earliest writings of Twain ever published during his own lifetime. I had read some before in anthologies, but this complete dossier is really fun. (Published by the University of Hawaii Press, edited by A. Grove Day. P-back available.)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 08:00 pm
@ossobuco,
exactly what I said

Laughing
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 08:09 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I just found a copy of

http://www.twainquotes.com/humor1.gif

1888

in the used book bin

here is the online digitized version

https://archive.org/details/marktwainslibra01kembgoog
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 08:10 pm
@ehBeth,
Thnx for that, Bethie.
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Krrypton
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 03:19 am
@ehBeth,
thanks. I am still in the 3rd chapter though.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 12:46 pm
@ehBeth,
I just ran into this piece (while looking up split mung dal recipes and running across an NYT one, thus seeing this link) -
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/dining/laurie-colwin-a-confidante-in-the-kitchen.html?_r=0
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 02:50 pm
Found this on pinterest and thought of you guys.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/34/90/08/34900846a79fc82609e6a2f41cf0dfb2.jpg
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 03:05 pm
@hingehead,
We are only networking, hinge. Literary types do discuss the books they are reading and thus reveal something about themselves to each other. Which a CV or a Profile doesn't necessarily do.

What does you posting that sneering sarcasm reveal about you?

We know as well as anybody that we are a little affected but there are books which do have the effect you copied from somebody or other.

We also know that people are envious of us for various reasons. Especially dingo skinners with corks hanging off their greasy hats like Chips Rafferty only without the singing voice.

Aroint thee!! Thou rump fed ronyon.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 03:17 pm
@spendius,
Huh?

I see hinge as having a round understanding of the lot of us and not as sneering.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 05:08 pm
@ossobuco,
It was another version of the Death of Little Nell jibe osso.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 08:03 pm
@ossobuco,
and that was spendis way of calling you a witch osso. I once played Duncan and hadda know alost all the damn lines.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 08:10 pm
@farmerman,
Oh, great. Fitting then that I've no idea what either of you are talking about.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 09:07 pm
@ossobuco,
spendi quoted Macbeth and dropped a line or two
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 09:07 pm
@ossobuco,
Try reading Macbeth. It's by some Limey dude named Shakespeare.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Apr, 2014 09:25 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I haven't read it since 1958. Oh well.
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