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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,473
    LInstant prsent  Virgin Megastore
    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..
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,250

    Painting Can Save Your Life

    HOW AND WHY WE PAINT

    By Sara Woster

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667564/painting-can-save-your-life-by-sara-woster/

    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
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Sounds good^^
    couldn't put this one down. Loved it
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HTOWN Posts: 37,375
    I just finished Steve Turner’s book, Mud Ride, and thought it was great.

    just started the first book in the Silo Series called Wool and I am already hooked.
    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Wool and the rest are awesome!
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HTOWN Posts: 37,375
    Wool and the rest are awesome!
    I couldn’t put it down. Excited to read more later!
    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Mark Synnott, The Impossible Climb
    The Impossible Climb Alex Honnold El Capitan and the Climbing Life by Mark  Synnott  Goodreads

    I am totally engrossed in this book on climbing and mountaineering!  The title is a bit deceiving- this book is about much more than the one single achievement of Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan- I'm half way through the book and so far that climb has only been mentioned a few times.  And for me, that is not only not a problem, I'm actually quite thrilled to be reading all these other great adventuresome stories.  Great 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.













  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYC Posts: 9,064
    edited February 1
    just finished this one: 

    1932: FDR, Hoover and the Dawn of a New America  Scott Martelle

    Post edited by xavier mcdaniel on
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016
    Fenway 2, 2018
    MSG 2022
    St. Paul, 1, St. Paul 2 2023
    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,250
    I just finished listening to:

    A WAY OF BEING
    By Rick Rubin

    The author discusses some foundational principles that would help a scattered artists find more focus, or rather remove any blocks. 

    I plan to reread it when I feel like a scattered artist.  :)
    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
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,213

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101

  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,250
    I'm reading

    By Stephanie Burt

    I'm enjoying it. I'm reading authors I haven't known, and I'm looking at forms in different ways. Very interesting.
    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
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739

     Ya may know poet/author ....

    getting reacquainted with my creative self. I forgot how much i thirst for simplistic words and thoughts that can say so much. Yup.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Loujoe said:

     Ya may know poet/author ....

    getting reacquainted with my creative self. I forgot how much i thirst for simplistic words and thoughts that can say so much. Yup.

    Ahhh, thanks for posting this Lou!
    I wanted a photo that kind of represented the idea of salvaging what I though were the better little pieces I'd written from amidst the pile of drek (lol) and figured a shot from a salvage yard might work.  I went to this place asked the owner if I could take a photo of part of his yard and he gave me this puzzled look and just kind of stared at me for a minute and finally said, "Well OK, just don't get any of the license plates in your pictures."
    I told him, "Yes sir, thanks so much!"  
    “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.













  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,473
    Hercule Poirots Silent Night The New Hercule Poirot Mystery  Amazoncouk Hannah Sophie Christie Agatha 9780008380793 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..
  • JM188265JM188265 Posts: 14

  • Just finishing this one tonight….an easy, enjoyable read, Good ole Geezer.

  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYC Posts: 9,064
    Dave Grohl's autobiography and I'm at the part where he joins Nirvana.
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016
    Fenway 2, 2018
    MSG 2022
    St. Paul, 1, St. Paul 2 2023
    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,473
    Atlas Jorge Luis Borges Fiyat Yorumlar Satn Al - Kitapyurducom
    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..
  • SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,439
    Maybe Someday - Hoover, C.
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,213

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Trying something different, very good but for me, not great.  My pop, who was an aeronautical engineer, would have loved it:
    To Engineer Is Human The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry  Petroski  Goodreads


    “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.













  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,473
    Dandelion Wine 9780380977260 Bradbury Ray Books - Amazoncom
    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..
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,213

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Almost bought that at the show the other night. Let us know how it is!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    For several years now, I've taken to sticking 3x5 yellow lined post-its and sticking them in the back of books I read as a place to jot down pages numbers and brief notes for things that appeal to me or that I want to refer back to.  I just finished reading James Bishop Jr's Epitaph For a Desert Anarchist: The Life and Legacy of Edward Abbey.  I guess you could say I was rather engaged in this most excellent book, lol!

    “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.













  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Pap said:

    Great read. I love her.
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    I'm reading Out of Africa.
    Cool view into how life was over there from a woman coffee farmer's perspective.
    Beautifully written
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,213
    Loujoe said:
    Pap said:

    Great read. I love her.
    6 Chapters left... :smile:
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Despite having worked in bookstores (mostly with my wife at hers) for over twenty years, there are always writers- sometimes prolific writers- I come across for whom I had known little or even nothing.  Charles Bowden is such a writer.  I had known about Bowden from a documentary in which he spoke about his friend, Edward Abbey, but I did not know he had written some 28 books.  So when his The Red Caddy came to my attention, I knew it was time to become acquainted with his work, and this book is an excellent introduction to that work!
    Last night, I wrote this on a post-it in the back of the book about Bowden's writing:
    "I generally like good, straight ahead story-telling prose-- only, that which shows rather than tells.  I also generally do not like clever or convoluted or showy prose that seeks to be different, hip, cool, or overly fancy.  However, Charles Bowden does often write outside the lines, but never for too long.  He always draws you back in, and soon you begin to see that he is painting a bigger or more expansive and always more interesting picture."
    The Red Caddy Into the Unknown with Edward Abbey by Charles Bowden   Goodreads


    “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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