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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,005
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    My latest read.  Excellent writing, very sad story about racism and greed.
    I want to read this. It's in paperback, yay!
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,005
    riotgrl said:


    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.
    I read this for a book club. It was a hard book to read because of the violence. Great book for a discussion.
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,760
    I’ve been on quite a reading kick lately and I’m just blazing through books. I’m currently reading “Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young and Bird Box is on deck.
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  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,778
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,868
    Ms. Haiku said:
    riotgrl said:


    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.
    I read this for a book club. It was a hard book to read because of the violence. Great book for a discussion.
    This is one of those books that its hard to say I enjoyed but I am glad that I read it.
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

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

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,215
    Roots
    Again. I think I love this book because it just covers so fucking much story. And because it is so completely wrapped up.
    Of course the reality of American slavery HORRIFIES me, not to mention the current results of it. It weirds me out that the history of American black slavery and its modern impact seems to be glossed over in so many ways.
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  • mpedonempedone Posts: 344
    edited December 2018
    Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton.

    I love Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, and I wanted to get the full story. I'm not usually one for thick, dense non-fiction (it's 500+ pages, in a fairly small font), but Chernow has a very nice voice that keeps me engaged.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,868

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

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

    I AM MINE
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,885

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,868

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

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

    I AM MINE
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,195
    edited January 3
    Just read this -- read business type books constantly and loved (loved!) the simplicity of messaging in this.  If you are in any way part of company leadership I highly recommend a few hours to read and digest this:

    Almost finished with this one, also one I suggest.  (If you are a True Crime fan)

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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,005

    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
  • LoulouLoulou Adelaide (the forgotten city)Posts: 6,221
    Room to Dream by David Lynch 
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,597
    I went on a 8 month bender of reading nothing but books on the Mercury and Apollo space programs. Fascinating stuff, but needed a break...

    Decided to revisit some past reads and started in on Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,195
    Amazing individual, great read


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,250
    I very rarely read more than one book at a time but after reading about a third of the way through Bohumil Hrabal's I Served the King of England:


    I ran into a copy of David Hepworth's Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded:


    and am thoroughly enjoying them both!


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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,510

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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,878
    brianlux said:
    I very rarely read more than one book at a time but after reading about a third of the way through Bohumil Hrabal's I Served the King of England:


    I ran into a copy of David Hepworth's Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded:


    and am thoroughly enjoying them both!


    I almost alway am reading 2 books at a time. A bathroom and bedroom.
    Bathroom book:

    Bedroom book:
    Really enjoying this one, haven't read philip caputo before.

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,005
    I just finished Harry Potter #5 for a book club, and started White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo for a book club.
    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
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,868

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

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

    I AM MINE
  • mpedonempedone Posts: 344
    Tried to read "For Steam and Country", because I like steampunk, and it seemed like it would be fun, but the writing is just so clunky that I couldn't really get into it. I guess it's YA, but nothing in the description indicated that (also shouldn't be an excuse for poor writing).



    Moved on to start "The Lives of Tao" about two warring factions of aliens who can only survive on Earth by inhabiting human hosts in a symbiotic relationship. It's funnier than I expected, and pretty good so far.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,195
    Read the first 1/4 of this tonight.  For sure will be quick but it is good thus far


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,073
    Malroth said:
    brianlux said:
    I very rarely read more than one book at a time but after reading about a third of the way through Bohumil Hrabal's I Served the King of England:


    I ran into a copy of David Hepworth's Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded:


    and am thoroughly enjoying them both!


    I almost alway am reading 2 books at a time. A bathroom and bedroom.

    bathroom book (because they’re always crap and have two page chapters) should be anything by the zillion selling hack, james patterson. so many great books and any crap he writes becomes a best seller. :angry:
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,220
    edited January 24
    Almost finished with this one, also one I suggest.  (If you are a True Crime fan)

    Just finished this one and it's excellent.  Not only well written when so much true crime isn't, but the narrative is structured differently than a straight narrative--and it works. 
    Also maddening in a way, now that a suspect has been arrested and there's so much that won't be known publicly until he stands trial.

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    Currently reading this.  I've read several of Guinn's books and his writing is always very engaging.  Probably looks like I read a lot of grim stuff, lol, but my preference is for nonfiction.  I'm always wondering why things happen.
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,005
    I'm reading the Advanced Readers edition of the new Jojo Moyes book to be released in April. Bookseller Benefits, 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
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,195
    Almost finished with this one, also one I suggest.  (If you are a True Crime fan)

    Just finished this one and it's excellent.  Not only well written when so much true crime isn't, but the narrative is structured differently than a straight narrative--and it works. 
    Also maddening in a way, now that a suspect has been arrested and there's so much that won't be known publicly until he stands trial.

    Related image
    Currently reading this.  I've read several of Guinn's books and his writing is always very engaging.  Probably looks like I read a lot of grim stuff, lol, but my preference is for nonfiction.  I'm always wondering why things happen.
    Yeah, I want to read the additional chapter once they release.  Imagine they add to it again after conviction
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,868
    Also reading


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

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

    I AM MINE
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