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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I cleaned up the book midden on my side in the master. Here's what I've read this year. I'm out. Time to restock.

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  2. Joe Strummer

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    #!.....Demi Moore's " A Memoir "
    #2.....A pictorial history of Old Ballparks
    #3....Funny Man - Mel Brooks Bio
     
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    Just finished the Complete Works Of Sherlock Holmes
     
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    I have a terrible habit of reading multiple books, all at once, so it takes fo-ev-ah to finish a single one. In the hopper as we speak:

    The Death of Expertise - Thomas Nichols
    The Fifth Domain - Richard Clarke
    Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
    Covert Network - Eric Chester
    Living the Secular Life - Phil Zuckerman

    on deck:
    Agent Running in the Field - LeCarré
    Rise of the Warrior Cop - Radley Balko
    Whale Hunt in the Desert - Castleman
     
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  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Just finished an old Elric paperback over the weekend. Haven't yet decided what to start next
     
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    The Everything Craps Strategy Book: Win Big Every Time!
     
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    The Coast Watchers, by Eric Feldt
     
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    The Mirror and the Light. Brings to completion Hillary Mantel's trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, who was a chief adviser to King Henry VIII. If you go for it, you must start with Wolf Hall or maybe watch the miniseries—Amazon Prime—which also includes most of the plot from the second book Bring Up the Bodies. I love that this is a totally contrarian view of Henry's reign, flipping the script, and making Thomas More (considered a Saint) a villain and Cromwell a hero, who was the real architect of what would become the successful, economically and imperially, Elizabethan Age.
     
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    At the moment, Watchers, by Dean Koontz.
     
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    Fair Warning by Michael Connelly. The guy never disappoints
     
  11. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Thanks, gang. Keep 'em coming.
     
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    Cheesy Tiffany Black mysteries - set in Las Vegas. They are free on my Kindle unlimited. I love Kindle unlimited. I like light hearted books to read. Nothing deep or depressing or anything that takes more than a few brain cells to digest. I use what few I have left at work.
     
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    But I do want to read some more Bill Bryson books. The Walk in the Woods was a great book. The movie with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte absolutely sucked!!!! They did not capture the book at all.
     
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  15. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I've read most of Bryson's stuff. "Walk" is a classic yet it wasn't my fave. Go for it.
     
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  16. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    How could I forget this? Finally got to it after all these years.

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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    More isn't "considered" a saint, he is one, officially. Of course, that honor was accorded him by Catholics. All four of Henry's Thomases had their good and bad points. Cranmer might have been the best one. In "A Man for All Seasons" More was idolized for his conscience, while less favorable interpretations got glossed over. Great film, though, with one of the few credible film Henries. Cromwell was the shiftiest of the bunch, and probably the most hated, which may have affected the way he is remembered. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see if one of my libraries has your book online, since they are not currently open.
     
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  18. Valgal

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    which one was your favorite.
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    I thought "Walk" was a rather big disappointment, especially since I am an Anglophile and a student of language who had read several of his books about England before reading it. I mean, it was more like several shorter walks and some rides, and then he skipped to the money walk.

    To answer your question, I just started Baldacci's latest Amos Decker.
     
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    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I don't have one, really.

    "A Short History of Nearly Everything"

    "The Mother Tongue"

    "In a Sunburned Country"

    "The Lost Continent"

    As starters.