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Reply #555 - Dec 9th, 2017 at 8:41pm
 
How Dante can change your life
The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow
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Reply #556 - Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:25am
 
Read the first chapter to "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens. The wordiness of the book did not make it any less enjoyable.
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Reply #557 - Jan 7th, 2018 at 5:20pm
 
The House with the Mezzanine & other Stories, Anton Chekhov
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Reply #558 - Jan 7th, 2018 at 6:22pm
 
bogarde73 wrote on Jan 7th, 2018 at 5:20pm:
The House with the Mezzanine & other Stories, Anton Chekhov

Ha! I just downloaded his short stories from Audible.
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Reply #559 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 10:37am
 
I enjoy listening to his plays, especially Uncle Vanya and The Three Sisters.
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Reply #560 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 6:50pm
 
Currently reading The last days of Socrates by Plato

https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/the-last-days-of-socrates-1?utm_campaign=bing_shopping_feed_au_en&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=4583932695809942&utm_content=Ad%20group%20%231

Waiting to be read next is The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333230-the-luminaries
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Reply #561 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 6:52pm
 
UnSubRocky wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:25am:
Read the first chapter to "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens. The wordiness of the book did not make it any less enjoyable.

Hey, Charles was paid by the word!  Smiley
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Reply #562 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 7:00pm
 
In contrast to the highbrow reading here I have read a couple of lighter books: two volumes of Kerry Greenwood’s Corinne Chapman series about an ex-accountant baker and amateur sleuth, her sabra lover, Jasin her ex-junky apprentice, her unique apartment building etc.

With lots of research and planning I have been doing for a project these books helped me keep my sanity and sent me happily off to the land of Nod—I must read something before I turn the light off and go to sleep.
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Reply #563 - Jan 26th, 2018 at 2:29pm
 
Nothing wrong with light reading. It's about all I can handle these days. The heavier things are wannareads but won'tbereads.
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Reply #564 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 2:59am
 
Almost gave up on "The wonderful wizard of Oz". But I managed to finish the book. Really weird that I can start on a book, but not finish it, even if it was a short book. Got in to reading up on "The Australian Prime Ministers" edited by Michelle Grattan. Tried to read about Gough Whitlam. Boring as anything. Malcolm Fraser is going to be the next chapter. I know nearly nothing about his prime ministerialship, even though he was prime minister when I was born.
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Reply #565 - Apr 1st, 2018 at 8:06am
 
"98% Funky Stuff," by saxophonist Maceo Parker. Picked up at a $3 sale, this autobiography turns out to interesting and well written. Maceo and his brother were backing musicians for such showmen as James Brown and Marvin Gaye in their heyday. Its a perspective on American music, that has been absent from my collection of musicology. The frontmen were the stars of Soul, R+B, and Funk, but it was the bands, especially the saxes, that drove the music.
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Reply #566 - Apr 1st, 2018 at 10:31am
 
I am currently reading piers anthony incarnations of immortality series. I dont usually like fantasy but its not bad.

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Reply #567 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 8:37am
 
Took two Corinna Chapman books with me to Tassie. Have read them and am rereading them. Like this series of books, did not like the Phryne Fisher books much.

Author is Kerry Greenwood.

I am also reading what I can on craft cidermaking, especially now on planting a tiny orchard (12 cider apples, 10 English types including four Yarlington Mill and 2 American King David apples. The King David will provide juice for canning. And a number of dwarf apple and perry pear trees plus cherry trees.
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Reply #568 - Apr 8th, 2018 at 11:15pm
 
Just read Jonathan Livingston Seagull with 1stborn.

She loved it, now I just need to explain it a bit to her Smiley
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Reply #569 - May 4th, 2018 at 11:02pm
 
I read mostly non-fiction business books, most of which I cast aside and never finish as they would have made better magazine articles.

But I do have a new copy of The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft that I keep by the bed ... If you don't know who he is, think of him as Edgar Allen Poe's child and Stephen King's father ...

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He looks like Mark Zuckerberg, don't you think?
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