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unfinished_sentenc wrote: Feb 5th, 2024, 5:24 pm Absolutely! I recently got into "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides – total mind-bender, couldn't put it down. If you're into psychological thrillers, it's a must-read!
I loved that book!
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Lady tehMa wrote: Feb 11th, 2024, 4:01 pm I just read "Education of a Wandering Man" by Louis L'Amour - I highly recommend it.

The writing is part of the draw - that man could spin a yarn.
Another part is the topics, his memoir, his thoughts on learning. Fascinating!!
And yet another part is his list of books he read - he kept notes. In the back of the book are his lists from I think 1930-1934. Amazing!

It is really worth reading - check it out!
I havent read it yet, but will search it out. I keep a list of the books written L'Amour in my wallet and pull it out whenever I hit bookstores. L'Amour had a way of telling stories. Those who enjoy "yarns" of the old west, I highly recommend L'Amour's novels.
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Re-reading The Hobbit. It's freaking scary. I forgot a lot of scenes but I also wonder if really I just skipped them in earlier readings because they were so heart pounding frightening.
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I have 3 new books from the library - 2 Bob Goff books and Murtagh* by Paolini (working on Murtagh first).

I intend to reread The Hobbit & LotR this year as well.

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I just finished: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

And I really don't know what to say about it. The first part of the book was really, really good. I learned a lot but then it bogged down and I struggled to stay awake reading it. It got repetitious. It's 400+ pages and I honestly kept looking at page numbers while I was reading to see if they were stuck on the number. lol I almost gave up on it but I did finish it. I would re-read the first part again, I really loved it. :)

Now I'm reading: Dream Wheels: A Novel by Richard Wagamese

I love this guy's writing. Not having any problem staying awake with this one.
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Oof - I hate it when that happens. I've been unable to get through Lovecraft - start it and then fail. But my best friend says it is entirely different on audiobook - I may try it sometime.

Murtagh has a bit of a slow start. I haven't had much time to read so that may be a factor as well. All the page numbers are in the middle of the page, to the side of the text! A little disorienting . . .
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Oh my word. Thank you. I thought there was something wrong with me since "everyone" thinks Lovecraft is wonderful. I will never try reading him again. I've read a few of his books and I struggled to stay awake, and then really, the stories weren't that great.

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This book: Dream Wheels: A Novel by Richard Wagamese is SO good! (I say that every time I read something by Richard Wagamese!)
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ferri wrote: Feb 14th, 2024, 9:48 am Oh my word. Thank you. I thought there was something wrong with me since "everyone" thinks Lovecraft is wonderful. I will never try reading him again. I've read a few of his books and I struggled to stay awake, and then really, the stories weren't that great.

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This book: Dream Wheels: A Novel by Richard Wagamese is SO good! (I say that every time I read something by Richard Wagamese!)
I know! I don't see the appeal as his wording is torturous and disjointed. Rambling, even. But he has added to the world's mythos with his Cthulu. Everything I know about it I have absorbed through meme :biggrin:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Feb 15th, 2024, 8:59 am I know! I don't see the appeal as his wording is torturous and disjointed. Rambling, even. But he has added to the world's mythos with his Cthulu. Everything I know about it I have absorbed through meme :biggrin:
SAME! lol I have the book but I'm going to wait until I have trouble going to sleep to tackle it.
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ferri wrote: Feb 15th, 2024, 9:05 am
Lady tehMa wrote: Feb 15th, 2024, 8:59 am I know! I don't see the appeal as his wording is torturous and disjointed. Rambling, even. But he has added to the world's mythos with his Cthulu. Everything I know about it I have absorbed through meme :biggrin:
SAME! lol I have the book but I'm going to wait until I have trouble going to sleep to tackle it.
:spitcoffee: That would do it!

If I decide seriously to have a go, I'll go audiobook and see if it makes a difference.
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I was looking one day at book deals for Kindle and saw the complete works of Lovecraft. hahaha No, thanks, but I'll pass. I can't imagine trying to get through that.
The last book of his I read was "At The Mountains Of Madness". He gets so busy describing every single thing that I lost track of what was going on, and then when we finally got to it I could only sigh and wonder why I wasted so much time. lol
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ferri wrote: Feb 15th, 2024, 9:10 am I was looking one day at book deals for Kindle and saw the complete works of Lovecraft. hahaha No, thanks, but I'll pass. I can't imagine trying to get through that.
The last book of his I read was "At The Mountains Of Madness". He gets so busy describing every single thing that I lost track of what was going on, and then when we finally got to it I could only sigh and wonder why I wasted so much time. lol
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Yeah, I don't know if I'd pick it up even on a freebie . . .

I was at an estate sale yesterday and husband came along. We both got books! He found a pamphlet from King Edward's coronation he thought was a neat bit of history. I nabbed Roberts' Rules of Order (for him) and a couple of older books - one of which was a small volume of Shakespeare's sonnets. I grabbed a few kitchen items (probably paid too much for the potato ricer, but oh well).
Then we went to the Tomat garage and I popped inside to buy some of the older books. I had been hopeful to grab one I had left behind last time, no such luck :cry: (A lovely copy of "The Song of Hiawatha" by Longfellow - the binding was exquisite). Live and learn. So this time I did not leave anything behind that I liked. I didn't find anything bound so beautifully, but there were some really interesting titles. I grabbed a copy of Plutarch's "Lives", a book on the history of the Christian church called "the First 300 years", a book of Christmas Carols from the 1800's, a big book of animals from the 30's, a small red volume by Robert Louis Stevenson that turned out to be reviews of other authors (?!?!). And more. I even found places for them all, though I had to do a massive reshuffle. Now some books are stacked sideways in the shelves, as more fit that way.
Husband got a few books at the garage as well, one of Quotes by George Washington and the other was Gold Panning for Dummies . . .
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Nice! I love old books!

I just came in to suggest a Canadian author that I adore, Richard Wagamese. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagamese

Of course I discovered him after he already passed away. I love his writing style and his stories. I just finished "Dream Wheels" and started "Ragged Company". I've read: "Indian Horse", "Keeper'n Me", and "Medicine Walk".
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For one buck, or was it 50 cents? I scored a copy of William Least Heat-Moon's, "A River Horse." If you have read Blue Highways, you will appreciate his painterly poetic style rooted in realism, as in, it's like you are on the river, with them.

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