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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,055
    OffSheGoes35 said: Surely you already know this, but you're awesome Pap! 
    :blush: Thank you Rinn! You're one of the nicest ladies on the forum!
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,887
    riotgrl said:
    Finally finished!


    That book fascinated me.  Quite a cast of characters.
    The ambassador and his daughter alone were very intriguing. I really liked this book but anything I've read by Larson has been fabulous! 
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,887
    Anyone the least bit interested in current world affairs should read this book.  It frames a country's foreign diplomacy motivations through the lens of geography.  


    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,852
    I'm reading Michael McFaul's From Cold War to Hot Peace (and yes, I started it before Helsinki). It's very well-written, as I would expect. McFaul is wicked smart and is one of the top experts on Russia.
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,305
    riotgrl said:
    riotgrl said:
    Finally finished!


    That book fascinated me.  Quite a cast of characters.
    The ambassador and his daughter alone were very intriguing. I really liked this book but anything I've read by Larson has been fabulous! 
    He's a terrific writer and great storyteller.  It's a treat to read his books.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,998
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,538
    Working my way back to a book that inspired many of today's writers of mountaineering literature, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna.  This is a great story and a classic in it's field, though I have to admit to struggling a bit with Herzog's writing style, the difficulty compounded by reading an old hardback with small print and heavily tanned pages.  My poor old eyes- but I will get there!


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,032
    brianlux said:
    Working my way back to a book that inspired many of today's writers of mountaineering literature, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna.  This is a great story and a classic in it's field, though I have to admit to struggling a bit with Herzog's writing style, the difficulty compounded by reading an old hardback with small print and heavily tanned pages.  My poor old eyes- but I will get there!


    Unless a bright light is shining directly on the pages and it is early in the day I cannot read books with print like that any longer.  It stinks.
    As always, talk of this makes me think of Burgess Merideth's classic Twilight Zone episode.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,887
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,538
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 19,199
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,538
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Cormac McCarthy is an amazing writer!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,055
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Great book! :plus_one:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • SunshinejarSunshinejar WalesPosts: 53
    Geek Love !!! I can’t get over how good it is. I’ve only finished the first part but it’s basically a story of a circus family that have been torn apart and he story of their deformities and the lives they lead. 
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,233
    brianlux said:
    Awesome!
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 2,187
    brianlux said:
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Cormac McCarthy is an amazing writer!
    In my top three authors of all-time.  

    I think it might be time to revisit Blood Meridian.
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,539
    The documentary was fascinating so I quickly found the book and am equally fascinated
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,305
    smarchee said:
    The documentary was fascinating so I quickly found the book and am equally fascinated
    I was really impressed with the documentary.  Sounds like I need to check this out.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,305
    Image result for flowers of the killer moon
    My latest read.  Excellent writing, very sad story about racism and greed.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,887


    Really terrifying to read the neglect and abuse that this girl and her brothers and sister suffered at the hands of their mentally ill Dad and the mom who did little to protect them.  This family was a prepper/survivalist strictly Mormon family living in Idaho about the same time as the Ruby Ridge incident.
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,055
    A Greek poetry book entitled Guevara by Mike Anastasiades
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,055

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    My boss recommends 

    Behind her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

    Anyone read it?
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,649
    Just finished Hannibal Rising (Thomas Harris) yesterday, moved on to The Stand (Stephen King) today.
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    Surfing with Satre by Aaron James. 
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 15,832
    edited December 2018
    I will start this tonight..

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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    brianlux said:
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Cormac McCarthy is an amazing writer!
    I read The Crossing, and I had to stop a lot. Every page I expected violence. It was tough for me. I will read Cities of the Plain to finish the triology.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    The Great Influenza by John M Barry.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,079
    Image result for flowers of the killer moon
    My latest read.  Excellent writing, very sad story about racism and greed.
    I want to read this. It's in paperback, yay!
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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