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« Reply #1680 on: August 13, 2014, 02:00:21 PM »

No harm done.  An interesting theory, I suppose. One that was new to me.
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« Reply #1681 on: August 13, 2014, 03:15:41 PM »

Just finished the fifth book in the Longmire mysteries, Dark Horse. Couldn't give a higher recommendation. Best of the five so far and they're all good. 
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« Reply #1682 on: August 14, 2014, 02:01:46 AM »

East of Eden - John Steinbeck.
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« Reply #1683 on: August 14, 2014, 02:55:15 AM »

East of Eden is an all-time favorite of mine.  A real world changer for me in the realm of literature.  Here's me this summer at the Steinbeck museum in Salinas.
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« Reply #1684 on: August 14, 2014, 03:07:40 AM »

East of Eden - John Steinbeck.

On my list - have never read it. I have an old copy around here somewhere...

(thanks for the reminder!)
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« Reply #1685 on: August 14, 2014, 04:16:25 AM »

I've just started reading a series by Spencer Quinn - the Bernie and Chet series.  Bernie is a P.I., and Chet is his dog - books are written from the dog's perspective.  This might bother some potential readers.  The first book I ever read written from a dog's perspective was "A Dog's Life" by Peter Mayle, and he became one of my favorite 'light reading' authors.  I finished "Dog On It" and now am reading "The Sound and the Furry".

It's easy reading.  Better than watching TV - I know, what an endorsement!
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« Reply #1686 on: August 16, 2014, 01:58:42 PM »

Just about halfway through this one, Art and Fear.  Good read about sticking with your art, and not letting your own, nor others', expectations interfere.

Art and Fear
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« Reply #1687 on: August 16, 2014, 02:32:26 PM »

Looks interesting datDaddy.  Have any of the ideas contained within freed up your creativity?
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« Reply #1688 on: August 19, 2014, 10:41:17 PM »

I'm working my way slowly through The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald. 
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« Reply #1689 on: August 19, 2014, 10:49:13 PM »

I'm working my way slowly through The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald. 
Just downloaded it from Manybooks.net

I started on his "Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood", which I have in my Nook, but it's a slow mover and lost my attention. 
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« Reply #1690 on: August 20, 2014, 01:19:07 AM »

Just downloaded it from Manybooks.net

I started on his "Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood", which I have in my Nook, but it's a slow mover and lost my attention. 
Annals is one of my favorite novels!  Read it three times so far. 
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« Reply #1691 on: August 20, 2014, 07:49:28 PM »

Annals is one of my favorite novels!  Read it three times so far. 
Because of your endorsement, I will continue on.  I give credit to you for introducing me to "Notes from the Tilt-a-whirl" in this very thread MANY pages ago.
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« Reply #1692 on: August 20, 2014, 10:40:17 PM »

Because of your endorsement, I will continue on.  I give credit to you for introducing me to "Notes from the Tilt-a-whirl" in this very thread MANY pages ago.
I think you'll be glad you read Annals.  Knowing a bit about where you are and have been from your PMs, I think you'll connect with many of the lessons learned through the characters.  Old Rogers is a saint that you'll absolutely love and carry away with you long after the book is done.  And some of the things MacDonald puts in the mouth of his main character you will connect with.  I'm sure of it.  There is also a beautiful story of family forgiveness woven throughout that shouldn't be missed.  There's just a lot in that story.  And I've never even read the sequels!
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« Reply #1693 on: August 21, 2014, 02:58:35 AM »

Just finished the fifth book in the Longmire mysteries, Dark Horse. Couldn't give a higher recommendation. Best of the five so far and they're all good. 

Haven't read any Longmire yet, but I heard Craig Johnson interviewed by Michael Enright and he sounded wonderfully grounded and rleveant. Then I was distracted by the TV series (which is great - even with Philippino's acting as Cheyenne's)
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« Reply #1694 on: August 21, 2014, 01:45:43 PM »

Haven't read any Longmire yet, but I heard Craig Johnson interviewed by Michael Enright and he sounded wonderfully grounded and rleveant. Then I was distracted by the TV series (which is great - even with Philippino's acting as Cheyenne's)

The TV show is great but the novels are even better. They've kind spoiled the show for me not just for the reasons you mention but both Walt and Henry are much more interesting in the novels.
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« Reply #1695 on: August 21, 2014, 06:58:56 PM »

I'm doing my annual reading of Lewis's Narnia stories. I've read them every year for many years.
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« Reply #1696 on: August 21, 2014, 08:18:05 PM »

I'm doing my annual reading of Lewis's Narnia stories. I've read them every year for many years.

Wow - good for you. I must confess I've yet to read them once (although I've read other Lewis stuff: Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, The Great Divorce, etc.).
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« Reply #1697 on: August 21, 2014, 10:17:53 PM »

Johnny Cash: The Life.  I'm about 3/4 done.  Interesting book.

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« Reply #1698 on: August 21, 2014, 10:38:21 PM »

Wow - good for you. I must confess I've yet to read them once (although I've read other Lewis stuff: Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, The Great Divorce, etc.).
Bold statment, and I say this having read almost everything else he penned, but I think the Narnia stories are the most important thing he ever did.  Aslan is the best character I've ever come across in literature. 
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« Reply #1699 on: August 21, 2014, 10:40:01 PM »

Johnny Cash: The Life.  I'm about 3/4 done.  Interesting book.

Ed
I'm thinking of doing this one via audiobook.  Have you read any other bios on Cash?  I'm wondering where a good place to start is.
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