Huckleberry Finn…reread it after about 40 years for a class I’m teaching…what a masterpiece!!!
Ann – I read Revival about a month ago. I loved it! To me, this was his writing style that I fell in love with many, many years ago.
I’ll agree…this is King as I remember him…a great read!!!
I love used books! Someone else has enjoyed them before I have and has passed them on.
I love to check books out at our library for the same reason.
We take books to our neighborhood used bookstore regularly to get credits and trade ins.
We wouldn’t be able to store the number of books we read in our house without the book recycle. No room in our small house for thousands of books.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a constant read. I really read it over and over again. The Book of Five Rings should be considered a companion book.
Mao’s Little Red Book.
Machiavelli’s The Prince
Shogun by James Clavell is my beach novel.
I still struggle w/ War and Peace…what a PIA it is.
And my fav the Bible, I read it every day.
Now how odd does that make me? I read Clancey, King and Crighton but my favs are a 3,000 year old book of tactics, a seventy year old version of the same w/ political ideas…The Prince deserves its own catagory and the story (a skeptic to the end am I) of our Lord and his followers.
Whatever…I’m going to go put up the chickens. I’ll visit w/ our new chicks and take wonder at the mircle of life. Seven little chicks popped out of their shells and only five are left. Cutest little things, they have feathers all down their feet. They’re about six to eight inches tall now.
i can’t seem to part with my books.
i suppose i’m a reading snob.
i won’t read a newspaper if it’s been read by someone else
and i have to buy new books.
but then again, i don’t spend money on shoes
or jewelry,so it evens out.
Let’s see where to begin… Exile’s Song, The Shadow Matrix, and Traitor’s Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Glenraven by MZB and Holly Lisle, Joust by Mercedes Lackey, and I think that’s it for the past couple of days. Since I got fired a week ago, I have a lot of time to reread some of my favorites. Anxiously waiting for the next shipment from Science Fiction Book Club and am headed to the Library tomorrow for some Lois McMaster Bujold. Maybe some new cookbooks as well.
It is interesting, however, to see the Americans as the bad guys.
Oh, that’s just so he gets a shot at the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Thank you for yor reply Pwingsx, and I appreciate your comments. I am a book club junkie, and I participate in a bookstore that "recycles" read books.
For example, if I turn in a book, I am given credit for a certain $ amount. When I want to make a purchase, half of the price of the book comes from my pocket and the other half, from my credit in my account. Seriously, there is no reason to buy new books, since most of the new new titles are there. It is a great deal.
Happy reading all.
I cannot wait to start reading Patterson, when I finish the last of my two Coldwell books. As always, I cannot stop turning the pages with each turn of events in her never ending and complicated dramas.
Sundancer, have you read anything by Cormac Maccarthy? His novel Suttree is set in Knoxville. I almost came down a couple years ago for the "Suttree Stagger" a pub crawl, tour of locations from the book. Too busy at the time, and I don’t think they’ve done it in a couple years.
Anyway, highly recommended along with all of his other books, except his most recent No Country for Old Men. Potboiler crap. Obviously looking to sell to Hollywood.
Vayo con Queso
Quick Fixes by F. Paul Wilson….short stories about Repairman Jack!!!
Hey Tom, A New WEB Griffin HONOR BOUND Series will be out on Dec. 1. Cletus Frade and the Argentines are not dead yet !!!
I’ll get mine at Costco Al, the book buyers there always carry Griffen’s
books, as you probably know! Cheaper than Amazon!
“In the Garden of Beasts”, by Erik Larson, the story of the first US ambassador to Hitler’s Germany and his family and how they learn of the horror of what’s really happening.
I finished “The Caine Mutiny”. Outstanding novel and I guess it ended the way it should. It sorta appears that nobody was happy in the end. Queeg got a new gig somewhere landlocked, current captain Willie was in doubt about his love and everybody else just sorta left???
Paul E. Smith
The best quote that I got from an MBA teacher (a retired administrator of a major hospital)… “It is very hard to find a good non-profit CEO, but very easy to find 12 board members to second guess his every move” In the military, it is very cool and important to be the commanding officer, but the heavy lifting that prevents a Capt Queeg situation is the vitally important work done by the Executive Officer and the Sergeant Major/Senior Petty Officer. I don’t remember a Chief Petty Officer in Caine, but the Executive officer was certainly a worthless piece of ………
Now the former Captain of the Cain (I forget who played him so well in the movie) is the type of leader who has made our Navy great. I hope that I was more like him than Queeg.
James Patterson? Good choice.
Just finished The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd, like it alot, but was kind of dissapointed by the ending…
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