What Are You Reading?

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Just started "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail". Ive read a few books already about this subject and hope I haven't read this one before but I don't think so.

    So far so good...interesting enough but I think it may end up being the same old same old info about this subject.
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    Thanks for reminding me @Kitty Carmel. I had forgotten about it. Guess I'll read that after the book I'm reading now.
     
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    I usually have at least two books going at a time, one fiction, one non-fiction.

    I am about 1/3 of the way through 'Mr. Meredes' by Stephen King.

    This is a series about a retired Detective and I was drawn in due to my enjoyment
    of the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly.
    King writes with more of an edge; more gore and such.

    I will probably do the whole series.
     
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    Capital in the 21st Century, but only in small doses from time to time, lest I go mad.
     
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  5. Bill Boggs

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    What's your non-fiction?
     
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    The non-fiction book is 'CHAOS' by James Gleick.
    I had read his book on Isaac Newton, so thought he could
    get me to understand Chaos Theory.

    So far, an interesting book. It was written in 1988, so it may be dated.
     
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    I made my monthly sojourn to the library today. I bypassed the small print books and spent all my time browsing the large print section. I selected two books I had not previously checked out or looked at. One a western novel by an unknown author to me. The other, "The Woman Said Yes," had this provocative title which was sure to disappoint but I got it anyway abut a mother and her two daughters, Quaker women desirous of a more noble life than that of milking cows and gathering eggs, and wearing bonnets all day. We'll see how it goes.
     
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  8. Kitty Carmel

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    A few weeks ago I watched a PBS show about the California Channel Islands. It was fascinating so I looked to see if there were any books written about them and I found one called "California's Channel Islands" by Frederic Caire Chiles. I've just started it. It's recently published. 2015 I think.

    For lighter reading before bed, I found a copy of "Here Comes Trouble" by Michael Moore at our PAWS thrift a couple of years ago. I started reading it and it's very entertaining. Though I suspect there will be people on the board who loath him.
     
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    Ha ha, you're probably right, @Kitty Carmel ...I'm a moderate and although I don't loathe him, I don't really care for him.
     
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    I am reading "Books For Living," by Will Schwalbe. It is a book my wife checked out and read when we went to the library recently. I read one of the books I checked out, "The Woman Said Yes," but the other, the western I had read. So I'm reading Books For Living. It's interesting. I almost didn't start it because I thought it looked simple, perhaps a bit on the religious side, disguised maybe as a series of sermonette-like readings. Having started the book I find I was wrong in my initial assessment. I'm about a third of the way through it and so far it keeps me reading. I sometime forget my wife spent years working for Barnes and Noble routinely giving talks to Liberians and teachers and has a better eye for Book assessment . It is a matter I tend to forget.
     
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