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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 132417 views.
LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

12/23/20

I didn't have a cover for my first Kindle. But I got this less expensive cover when I had to get a new Kindle last year. Notice that I picked out something that resembles a tree. One of the things I noticed about the cover is that I get a certain satisfaction out of being able to open and close it the way I would a book ... similar to what PTG said.

WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

From: WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

12/23/20

I have the Robert Redford movie version, but for some reason have never watched it. Must get around to finally watching that one over the holidays. I also notice I have The Great Gatsby on my kobo to read. Might make that my first book of the new year. I always like to try and start the year by reading a 'classic'. 

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WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

From: WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

12/24/20

Spent most of the first day of my holidays reading Crisis! by James Gunn. In fact, just finished it about an hour ago. Came on the internet just now to see what was going on in the world, and found james Gunn has died today. So sad. Another favourite author gone this year. 

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~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

1/12/21

I just found out Rachel Caine passed away a couple of months ago.

KatieAn56

From: KatieAn56

1/16/21

I have been reading different series by Tamera Alexander and series and stand alone novels by Lauraine Snelling.  Some are set in the 1800s and it is interesting in the what was "allowed" back then compared to today.  Our library was opened for a few months, but has gone back to curb side service only because Jefferson County, Alabama has such a high number of  cases of Covid19.  I have always LOVED to read and now being retired, I can devote a lot more time to reading (even in the wee hours of the morning) and not have to worry about falling asleep at work. LOL!!!

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Feb-16

Gee, it's been almost 2 months since I posted in this thread. I've finished 7 books since the last post. Some fiction and some non-fiction. The book I'm reading now may have to be put aside because I just can't get into it. I've been reading it for 5 days now and I've only managed to read about 100 of the 388 pages. Up until last night it was only 40 pages. It's "Tourist Season" by Carl Hiaasen. This is the third book I've read by this author and it will probably be the last. 

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Mar-19

Yes, I finished "Tourist Season" by Carl Hiaasen. It got a little better but not much. As I said, this was the third book I've read by this author. It took me 11 days to read less than 400 pages. I won't be reading anymore.

I've read 4 other books since that one - 3 fiction and 1 biography. Today I just started reading "Jefferson's Daughters". It's the true story of Thomas Jefferson's two daughters from his wife Martha and his daughter with his slave Sally Hemings.

So far I'm on track to reach my goal of 48 books for this year. The thing that will slow me down is when I start reading some of the ones which are 600+ pages.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-21

I read Trevor Noah's autobiography "Born A Crime".  I cannot recommend it highly enough!  He breaks your heart, but makes you laugh while he does it.

Reading Bob Woodward's "Rage" now.  It just feels like I'm rehashing the same old crap.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Mar-21

I have Trevor Noah's book "Born a Crime". Maybe I should switch off and read that one instead of "Jefferson's Daughters". I've only managed to read 45 pages and so far it seems to be more about Jefferson than his daughters.

I read Woodward's "Rage" right after it came out. It was pertinent then but I can see where reading it now would seem like you're "rehashing the same old crap." 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-23

I definitely recommend switching over to Trevor.

The way he describes the insanity of Apartheid (Chinese people are considered "black", while Japanese are considered "white") is absurd, but educational.

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