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    I've been currently reading Homo Sapiens

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      Currently reading the Obsidian Chamber by Preston and Childs. Pretty good so far

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        CUrious to see Good Reads year-end stats this year
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          Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
          Just listened to Preston and Child- Crimson Shore. Had never read any of this series. I have a feeling I was missing bits and pieces that referred to things happening in the past. OK read but could be pretentious.
          There are a lot of Preston and Child Pendergast books, starting with Relic in 1995. So yes, there are a lot of missing bits and pieces about the characters when you start with some of the more recent books in the series.

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            Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
            CUrious to see Good Reads year-end stats this year
            If you get to Christmas 2020 without reading something you've "always wanted to read," you are never going to read it.

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              Trying to catch up on reading. Just finished The Plot To Seize The White House by Jules Archer (about the Wall Street putsch or business plot of 1934), very good book, highly recommended. Major General Smedley Butler should be a household name. Also a very incisive anecdote from General David Shoup regarding what “national security” means. If only Senators Sam Dickstein and John McCormack had a bit more courage to dig into the $ behind the putsch we might have a very different country. The notes at the end are critical.

              Now reading:
              Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings (I love Killing Eve!). Not heavy reading but quite fun and I love Villanelle! About 1/2 through now and will read the rest in the series.

              Family of Secrets by Russ Baker. 37 pages in and i’m stunned by just how much of Poppy Bush’s life has been obscured or omitted in media when, if dissected like Baker is doing, this guy would never have become president or Vice President before that. So far a thorough dissection Of Poppy’s rise and the Bush clans ties to the Dulles brothers going all the way back to Samuel Prescott Bush (Remington Arms Co.), Prescott Sheldon Bush then HW. 460 pages to go and i’m Excited to see what Baker has uncovered. The notes at the end are extensive and vital thusfar.
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                Current list; hopping about on mood:

                Consider Phlebas, Iain Banks (book 1 of the Culture series)
                The Plague, Albert Camus
                Finnegan's Wake, James Joyce
                The Prisoner In The Mask, Dennis Wheatley (book 8 -- 1st chronologically -- of the Duke de Richleau series)
                The Underground Man, Ross Macdonald (book 16 of the Archer series)

                Joyce is an aspirational read -- I'm never, ever going to read it all. But it's really fun to read a couple pages now and then for the brain-melting complexity.
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                  Hardcover
                  Paperback
                  eBook?

                  How do you currently read your books?

                  Had a thought - will future archeologists be able to read about our culture if everything is only an eBook?
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                  • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                    Hardcover
                    Paperback
                    eBook?

                    How do you currently read your books?

                    Had a thought - will future archeologists be able to read about our culture if everything is only an eBook?
                    Hardcover and paperback. I love the medium, just like with music I won’t go digital.
                    Everything in its right place, Wisconsin Hockey National Champs!


                    "but you're not as confused as him are you. it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel". Tap pt 1.

                    "I think it's ****ing stock. What--? Which part of that is unclear to you? I think it sounds stock to my ears. I mean, do you want me to write it down?" Tap Pt. 2

                    Who???! So What!!!! Big Deal!!!!

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                      Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      Hardcover
                      Paperback
                      eBook?

                      How do you currently read your books?

                      Had a thought - will future archeologists be able to read about our culture if everything is only an eBook?
                      Hardcover or paperback. Added audiobooks since my concussion (also had to switch to large print - not back to regular print yet).

                      Lately, I've had to add e-audiobooks (via Libby and Hoopla), because my library is closed.

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                        another else read The Fifth Risk from Michael Lewis?
                        a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                          Went to the library to return my books; the notice is to keep them until they reopen. Even the after-hours return slot is closed.
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                            Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
                            another else read The Fifth Risk from Michael Lewis?
                            Dr. Mrs. did and recommends it.
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                              Originally posted by joecct View Post
                              Hardcover
                              Paperback
                              eBook?

                              How do you currently read your books?

                              Had a thought - will future archeologists be able to read about our culture if everything is only an eBook?
                              Kindle.
                              Cornell University
                              National Champion 1967, 1970
                              ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                              Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                                Dr. Mrs. did and recommends it.
                                Gives a good background for this mess
                                a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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