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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    edited September 2023
    The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

    On a different note, how do you read graphic novels? It's a different approach, isn't it? Do you spend more time trying to figure out the emotion of a scene or what? A bookstore near me has a graphic novel book club, and it would be a new way of reading for me.
    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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    Ms. Haiku said:
    The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

    On a different note, how do you read graphic novels? It's a different approach, isn't it? Do you spend more time trying to figure out the emotion of a scene or what? A bookstore near me has a graphic novel book club, and it would be a new way of reading for me.
    Graphic novels are great. Take extra time with the illustrations.
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    I don't want to give anything away.  This book is a delight.  I was drawn to it while waiting around for my daughter to pick out a new YA novel at the bookstore.  If you care about the environment, or love nature, trees the woods etc, you will probably love this book.  I'm about 2/3 the way through and am really enjoying it.  Paging @brianlux I think you would really enjoy this one.

    Scio me nihil scire

    There are no kings inside the gates of eden
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,916
    static111 said:
    I don't want to give anything away.  This book is a delight.  I was drawn to it while waiting around for my daughter to pick out a new YA novel at the bookstore.  If you care about the environment, or love nature, trees the woods etc, you will probably love this book.  I'm about 2/3 the way through and am really enjoying it.  Paging @brianlux I think you would really enjoy this one.


    Thanks for the suggestion.  Other people have recommended it to me but to be honest, I tried and couldn't get into it.  Maybe I'll try again one of these days.
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    brianlux said:
    static111 said:
    I don't want to give anything away.  This book is a delight.  I was drawn to it while waiting around for my daughter to pick out a new YA novel at the bookstore.  If you care about the environment, or love nature, trees the woods etc, you will probably love this book.  I'm about 2/3 the way through and am really enjoying it.  Paging @brianlux I think you would really enjoy this one.


    Thanks for the suggestion.  Other people have recommended it to me but to be honest, I tried and couldn't get into it.  Maybe I'll try again one of these days.

    Not all books are for everyone that's for sure. At least you tried. 
    Scio me nihil scire

    There are no kings inside the gates of eden
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,916
    static111 said:
    brianlux said:
    static111 said:
    I don't want to give anything away.  This book is a delight.  I was drawn to it while waiting around for my daughter to pick out a new YA novel at the bookstore.  If you care about the environment, or love nature, trees the woods etc, you will probably love this book.  I'm about 2/3 the way through and am really enjoying it.  Paging @brianlux I think you would really enjoy this one.


    Thanks for the suggestion.  Other people have recommended it to me but to be honest, I tried and couldn't get into it.  Maybe I'll try again one of these days.

    Not all books are for everyone that's for sure. At least you tried. 

    Good point!

    My next read will be one I probably breeze through like I have all the many others by Henry Rollins- the new one, Sic:


    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,540

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    dudemandudeman Posts: 3,012
    edited September 2023
    Have been lazy about updating and slow going on reading, as I'm usually wiped out when I lay down to read at night.


    Patient Zero seriously opened up a can of worms for me. I think I have read everything from Maberry and I just started Cave 13, which was released a couple weeks ago. 

    His "Pine Deep Saga" might be my favorite trilogy of all time. 
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    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    The Memory Police  Ozongr
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    edited September 2023
    I just finished the poetry collection The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón. I've read quite a few poetry collections, but this is my new favorite book. She defines the close by looking beyond. 
    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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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    Ms. Haiku said:
    The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

    On a different note, how do you read graphic novels? It's a different approach, isn't it? Do you spend more time trying to figure out the emotion of a scene or what? A bookstore near me has a graphic novel book club, and it would be a new way of reading for me.
    I finished The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store. I recommend. When I read it at parts I felt the action very deeply. There are loose ends, but overall well worth reading. 
    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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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    Billy Summers The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller Amazoncouk King  Stephen 9781529365726 Books
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    Listening to the audiobook, How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair. She is a poet. I was looking forward to hear how she would say the words. Very good so far.

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/How-to-Say-Babylon/Safiya-Sinclair/9781982132330
    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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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    Amazoncom The Three-Body Problem 9780765382030 Liu Cixin Liu Ken  Books
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    23scidoo said:
    Amazoncom The Three-Body Problem 9780765382030 Liu Cixin Liu Ken  Books
    You'll love it!  One of the best series of books I have ever read.  Mind Blowing!
    Scio me nihil scire

    There are no kings inside the gates of eden
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    MalrothMalroth broken down chevrolet Posts: 2,489
     Not too far in....but probably going to be my favorite of the year.
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    static111 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Amazoncom The Three-Body Problem 9780765382030 Liu Cixin Liu Ken  Books
    You'll love it!  One of the best series of books I have ever read.  Mind Blowing!
    About 100 pages in and allready love it!!..it was on my list for years!!
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    I reread Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. I remember that the dog fight and Katrina were really intense scenes and I was almost scared to reread it again. The way she pulled me in with the detail was amazing. This time I realized it is probably the best book out there. I didn't notice the amount of love between the siblings and how they had to take on different roles. However, what is very unique that I noticed this time is that Ward wrote two simultaneous intense scenes. I didn't remember this from last time. I don't remember any other author doing this. The events are significant, and she writes them to occur at the same time like in real life. Incredible mastery. I strongly recommend this book.


    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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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,724
    The journey comes to an end..
    Book Review Cixin Liu portrays a universe in peril in Deaths End
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    Before Christmas I decided it was finally time to read the Sharpe Seies, since I've read everything else Bernard Cornwell.  Sharpe is his longest series, this will likely be split up.  Read the first 7 so far.

    Sharpe's Tiger 

    Sharpe' Triumph

    Sharpe's Fortress

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

    Sharpe's Prey

    Sharpe's Rifles

    Sharpe's Havoc

    Took a break and just read this:




    And picked up this:



    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,916
    A fellow book dealer I know has a huge collection of this book- a copy of every printing and format he's been able to find over that last several decades*, so I figured it was time I give it a go.  After the first 100 pages or so, I'm finally starting to find it interesting.  Glad I've stuck with it. 
    Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Two Years Before the Mast.
    two years before the mast - First Edition - AbeBooks

    *Probably more than 700 by now: https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine-books-news/collector-owns-nearly-700-editions-same-book

    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,186
    fantastic book. 2nd time I'm reading it. A true understanding of deer.  He also wrote Make Prayers to the Raven. Great book too.
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,922
    edited January 15
    ^ thanks LJ I'll give it a look. Do they like music aside from Bird Song?

    Right now I have one upstairs  that was pictured on Jeff's shelves. 
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Spunkie said:
    ^ thanks LJ I'll give it a look. Do they like music aside from Bird Song?

    Right now I have one upstairs  that was pictured on Jeff's shelves. 
    This is a great book. If you like it and horror, I recommend his other books, Mongrels and My Heart is a Chainsaw.
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,922
    I do not like horror! I try to avoid that... I'm sure the nap I just had had nothing to do with the book even though sleep doesn't find me easily and very infrequently during the day!
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    DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin Toronto Posts: 2,488
    Currently enjoying Dave Grohl’s The Storyteller (expanded) and was cueing this up next and I noticed for the first time this noted on the back cover.



    I have no idea how common a practice this is but I really like it! I still have a pile to read through before I go shopping but when I do I’m going to try to remember to look for this. It could help justify the continued existence of physical books as well (since isn’t paper (wood or other fibres?) essentially a renewable resource if managed properly, lol?).
    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

    10-30-1991 Toronto, Toronto 1 & 2 2016, Toronto 2022
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,186
    edited January 16
    Spunkie said:
    ^ thanks LJ I'll give it a look. Do they like music aside from Bird Song?

    Right now I have one upstairs  that was pictured on Jeff's shelves. 
    Cool cover. I don't think deer like music. Anything out of the norm should send them running. The local herd may tolerate it.
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Spunkie said:
    I do not like horror! I try to avoid that... I'm sure the nap I just had had nothing to do with the book even though sleep doesn't find me easily and very infrequently during the day!
    Uh oh! Good luck with the book! It’s a good one, but definitely horror. 😃 
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,922
    edited January 16
    ^ I'll try again tomorrow. Won't hurt to try a different scary genre!

    For now: The table of contents page looks promising of a new book q̓apkiǂ




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