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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jan, 2019 04:16 am
I've started rereading Letting Go by Philip Roth. I read it when a was in college (a LONG time ago), and I remembered liking it. So far so good.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2019 07:24 am
@Roberta,
When Twitter is a force for good:
Stephen King’s Tweet Prompts Book Review Rethink by Portland Paper
Quote:
A Maine newspaper that had inspired the reactionary tweet from the King getting him horrified after they decided to drop one of the lucrative book review section that has been a platform for [Maine] writers since a long time. The bestselling author Stephen King had to draw attention of his fans, complaining about the decision on twitter.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2019 12:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
I just started reading "The Reykjavik Assignment" by Adam Lebor. The reason I bought this book are 1. I paid $1 for it, and 2. I have visited Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland some years ago. I'll try to report back on this after I read through some of the chapters. If it's boring, I may toss it.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2019 06:52 pm
@tsarstepan,
What's a 'reactionary tweet'?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jan, 2019 06:25 am
@hingehead,
Kind of what it sounds like. Stephen King tweeted his reaction to the status that the newspaper was cutting its own book review policy. The term reactionary tweet ... is kind of unnecessary as most tweets are statements reacting to other things happening in the world.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jan, 2019 06:35 am
@tsarstepan,
I was confused because the dictionary definition of reactionary is: opposing political or social progress or reform.

And that's not usually where King's tweets come from
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jan, 2019 08:37 pm
@hingehead,
How about religion?
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dorothybealm
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 04:47 am
I'm reading two books about personal finances, and "Bullet Journal" by the founder of this method. The last one is awesome, I highly recommend this book!
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 08:11 am
A Tale of Two Cities

I thought I had read this before - but alas I have not. My daughter has this book for English so I thought I would read along with her and then we could discuss the book. I figure this might help inspire her love of reading or at the least it would help her understand the book a bit more by discussing and talking about what we had read.

So far I find it a good read.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 08:55 am
@Linkat,
It is a far, far better thing that you do, than you have ever done.

Paraphrased to make sense.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 12:55 pm
@dorothybealm,
What are the major recommendations that you believe are good advise on personal finance?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 02:28 pm
I've been doing a lot of rereading recently. I've often been disappointed. Books that I admired in my youth don't do anything for me now. I'm currently rereading Letting Go by Philip Roth. Not at all disappointing. The man could write.

I just finished reading The Last of the Smithfields by Marc Levy. A fun read.
George
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 02:57 pm
https://www.chimamanda.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Americanah-500x792.jpg
Fascinating.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 04:02 pm
In the midst of two at the same time.

First up, The Dead Years by Joseph Schupack. A less than always cheerful memoir from Schupack telling of his life from a Polish shtetl and then in several concentration camps. Grim and informative, well written.

The second read is Milkman by Anna Burns. It received the Man Booker Prize (not that that signifies enjoyment of a book) and tells of life in around 1970s Northern Ireland for one young woman. Good so far.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 05:18 pm
@Linkat,
That was required reading in junior high, but I don't remember anything about it. Must've read several hundred books since then. However, Les Miserables have been one of my favorites from that period, and I took my sister and niece to see the show at the Lincoln Center in DC many decades ago. On that same trip to DC, I also had lunch with Congressman Norm Mineta from San Jose in the nation's capitol lunchroom.
Van Weedenburgh
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 12:43 am
@bandylu2,
The Devils or the Possessed by Dostoevsky
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Van Weedenburgh
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 12:44 am
@Sturgis,
avatar of Fyodor? Love it
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 12:46 am
@cicerone imposter,
c.i., This is from a thread you started in 2016.

"I estimate my book reading to about 50 that includes the reading required to earn a bachelors degree in Business."

I remember the thread because I kept having to re-estimate how many books I had read. And I specifically remembered your comment about how many books you had read.

Have you read more than you first remembered?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 07:34 pm
@Roberta,
What books have disappointed you upon re reading recently?
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 09:11 pm
I've been reading the quirky mysteries by Barbara Vine (nom de plume of Ruth Rendell). Right now, I'm most of the way through Asta's Book. She certainly doesn't write conventional novels.
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