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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 09:19 pm
@Roberta,
At 83, my memory is fast fading. I remember a time when I used to stay up into the wee hours of the morning reading while my eyes got blurrier and blurrier. Those books must've been very good. Now days, I read a few chapters, and I'm ready for zzzz's. I started this thread? Don't remember, but thanks for the reminder. That's one positive thing I did on a2k. My son is an avid reader. He has one bedroom in his condo filled with books. He's now the super at the reference library at the University of Texas in Austin.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 01:08 am
@dlowan,
Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky). I now strikes me as overwrought and over the top. In my youth, I was drawn to the powerful emotions.

A book by Walker Percy--The Second Coming. I barely remember the first time through, but I do remember liking his work. Now, I couldn't get ten pages in.

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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 01:33 am
@cicerone imposter,
I found the thread again!

https://able2know.org/topic/315949-1
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BillW
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 01:53 am
None anymore <sigh> I have found that I go back to read and forget what I read before. Then, after I review, I've had enough. No endurance. I use to read 5 or 6 books a month, a lot of time - more!
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 06:12 am
I’m reading Bob Dylan’s autobiography Chronicles Volume I.

Zipped through the first half where he describes his first days in Greenwich Village meeting all the wild and zany characters that made up the folk scene.

Got mired in the second half where he goes on and on about how he wasn’t the savior of the same folk scene.
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 04:27 pm
@panzade,
Bob Dylan wrote an autobiography? Who's it about?
https://media.giphy.com/media/4DVur7BnOly8M/giphy.gif
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2019 06:46 pm
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1348701666l/7749381.jpg

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/may/14/featuresreviews.guardianreview
vladoooo0000
 
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Reply Fri 22 Mar, 2019 12:45 pm
@ehBeth,
A good and beautiful book, I also found a lot of interesting things here
https://samedayessays.net
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Mar, 2019 12:59 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Bob Dylan wrote an autobiography? Who's it about?
https://media.giphy.com/media/4DVur7BnOly8M/giphy.gif

It's weirdly about former US President William Howard Taft.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 22 Mar, 2019 01:02 pm
@hingehead,
Elephants and hens.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 22 Mar, 2019 01:05 pm
@izzythepush,
Sorry, The Elephant and the Balloon.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 01:51 pm
@izzythepush,
Updating my list of books read since my previous post back in midDecember.

Finished The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce #10) by Bradley, Alan. Love this series though this, the latest book seemed kind of rushed to the publisher. Still enjoyable.

Homesick for Another World: Book of well written short stories about really repugnant monstrous, unlikable people. By Moshfegh, Ottessa Can't recommend.

Norse Mythology by Gaiman, Neil. One can easily see Neil's personality through his interpretation of the Norse myth stories. But I didn't really enjoy them like I would his original fare.

Rosewater by Thompson, Tade. A great original work of science fiction and the opening volley to what should be a necessary read trilogy (regardless of whether one is into science fiction or not).

Impossible Fortress (on sale on Audible) Rekulak, Jason Stephen King's Stand By Me ... but takes place in the 80s and the dead body is a Playboy Magazine and our protagonist is a nerdy video game programmer/prodigy.

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) (sci-fi novella that could be allegory for slavery) by Wells, Martha

Giant Days: Not On the Test Edition Vol. 1, 2, and 3 by Allison, John. I can't get enough of cheeky, slice of life graphic novels like this.

Tales from the Inner City by Tan, Shaun (surrealist illustrated book of short stories)

Royal City, Vol. 1: Next of Kin: Can't recommend this critically praised dirty, gloomy, dysfuctional family drama based graphic novel with no likable characters to be seen.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 03:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
Just finished "Summer for the Gods" (about the Scopes Trial) and a new genre by Mark Bowden, Its called "the Last STone", Its a non-fiction cold case about a murder that went 30 years unsolved. Bowden is a great word craftsman. The detective that solved the case is a goddam creative genius.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 10:11 pm
Early on in A Long Way Home, Memoir of A Boy Soldierby Ismail Beah

Dreading it.
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Marestante
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 01:03 pm
@littlek,
Currently reading "Flies in the Punch Bowl" by Erika Simms. Before that, "Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole.
rajvirsingh
 
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Reply Tue 23 Apr, 2019 03:43 am
I love to read Biopic books, Nowadays I am reading "WINGS OF FIRE", based on a life of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 24 May, 2019 12:39 am
@Marestante,
"A Confederacy of Dunces" is one of my favorite books. Hope you liked it!
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maxwell78451
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jul, 2019 05:46 am
I read a manga book and I read kuroshitsuji manga here I recommended reading this manga. This is one of the best.
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