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Finished So, Anyway... by John Cleese. Hardly any Monty Python stuff.
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Still reading:



I am about 2/3 through the book -- part of me enjoys Ishmael's pontifications on whales and the other part of me just wants to get on with the story. Whales are fascinating creatures though and I have been researching information as I continue reading. I have been reviewing Cliffs Notes online which has been helpful too.

The cod chowder from early in the book sounds yummy.
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Just started reading the paperback of Star Wars Master and Apprentice earlier today
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Old 03-07-20, 11:27 AM
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Finished re-reading No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. It's the third time I've read it, and I'm still getting new things out of it.

Started Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. It's the most Stephen King book I've ever read. My description so far is "Once upon a time, there was a weak king with two sons. The older son was strong and intelligent. The younger son was weak and not very bright. The king had an evil adviser who murdered the king, framed the older son, and made the younger, easily manipulated son, the new king. The older son was sentenced to the tower." It takes Stephen King 200 pages to say that. Stephen King likes to relax and take his time when he tells a story.

I gave up about halfway through Of Human Bondage. I found it tedious up to the mid-point, I don't like coming of age stories, and don't really want to read 350 pages of a minutely detailed abusive relationship.
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Abrisokov, Gorkov, Dzyaloshinski
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Abrisokov, Gorkov, Dzyaloshinski
Who are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen?

On a lighter reading note, finished:

Although this was written earlier, it was hard for me not to compare this (unfavorably) to Blake Crouch's Dark Matter. Though the stories aren't the same (they share the feature of having multiple "versions" of the same person around). The quantum universe monster seemed underdeveloped, but it was still an enjoyable read that didn't get as heavy into the physics as I feared.


Comparisons to Station Eleven and The Night Circus are apt. It felt like the book just barely touches the surface of its world (but leaving the reader wanting more isn't necessarily a bad thing). I liked the author's poetic writing style. which worked nicely with a smaller character-driven fantasy story.
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I finished two more Travis McGee books by John D. McDonald:
Pale Gray for Guilt
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

Finished The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. I liked it. I understand that it got bad word of mouth when it was published because it was written for a teen audience. That didn't bother me. It was a good story.

I started Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. It reads like it's excerpts from his stage show. The stories are very polished, as if he's told them hundreds of times. It's fascinating history and funny anecdotes.
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Besides still reading Mistborn book 1, im planning on getting back into reading either To Kill a Mockingbird or The Ceremonies
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Not reading any particular book but read all the news, blogs etc all the day about coronavirus. But, I am willing to read "The Age of Miracles" in these vacations.


The Age of Miracles
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Reading this again:




So that I can read this:



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Continuing the St. Mary's series:

Finished A Trail Through Time, and starting No Time Like the Past.

I've been getting these from the library, so I guess I'll have to wait for the rest thanks to Mr. Coronavirus.
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Blast from the past. I binged several Laymon's 10-15 years ago. Reminds me I should dig up some of the remaining paperbacks I haven't read yet.
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still continuing reading Mistborn book 1 Final Empire. the whole book is an Oceans 11 heist only that in the book, things go wrong every time lol
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Just finished:


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"Hast seen the White Whale?" Well, that was an exhilarating yet horrifying conclusion to the novel. Irresistible force meets the unmovable object; Moby Dick vs. Ahab's will. I knew it was coming since I have seen Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan many times but it was great to finally read:
"...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
I have not seen the 1956 movie with Gregory Peck but I must have seen this image somewhere online
Spoiler:
but I thought it was Ahab lashed to Moby Dick but apparently the movie changed it from Fedallah.


That part and others are so vividly told by Melville. I think I recorded the mini-series with Patrick Stewart when it was on cable several years ago so I will have to locate the tape and watch.
"A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that."
Indeed.
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Blast from the past. I binged several Laymon's 10-15 years ago. Reminds me I should dig up some of the remaining paperbacks I haven't read yet.
I read 'The Stake' last fall and found it to be highly enjoyable for a supernatural thriller/mystery. Most Laymon fans consider that book a bit tame compared to his other works.
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I read 'The Stake' last fall and found it to be highly enjoyable for a supernatural thriller/mystery. Most Laymon fans consider that book a bit tame compared to his other works.
See this Richard Laymon thread we had here in the Book forum several years ago -- it hasn't been active for 12 years(!) but is a good source for title recommendations.
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Just started:
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Reading:

Baguette Envy. In every scene which includes a person carrying a bag of groceries, the bag will invariably contain a long, skinny, French baguette loaf, and exactly 8.5 inches of it will be exposed.
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