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Old 01-02-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Charles Portis' "True Grit". Short and blunt. A nice Arkansas story told in vernacular. Source of the John Wayne "Rooster Cogburn" movie.
The remake of True Grit with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon is pretty true to the book. I enjoyed it more than the orginal.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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... Anyway, reading it reminded me of something I had read years ago about "foo fighters" during the world wars - mysterious flying objects, sometimes perceived as 'swords' or 'coffins' and in my memory of what I read before, not always flying unidentified objects, and then I searched Amazon for anything about foo fighters and came up with one book - Strange Company by Keith Chester. It is not a typical UFO book. Much better written and researched.
And I thought it was just a rock band.
Foo Fighters - The Pretender - YouTube
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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The Glass Castle, a memoir about a daughter's life growing up with "deeply dysfunctional" parents.

The Glass Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just started it yesterday but hooked, so far. It's extremely well-written and readable.
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Then you will love Half Broke Horses and The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.

I've read her previous books and was thrilled to come across the most recent. I finished The Silver Star over the past weekend. Thumbs up for each. Still Glass Castle reigns in the best of the three for me.

It's been years since I first read Glass Castle, a while back I said I wanted to read it again. I'm trying to remember if one our members, LookinforMayberry, had said it comes on a talking book as well, I've thought about giving that a try.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Sad to report - The Interestings is not very interesting...
Your post made me laugh out loud.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Canada
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And I thought it was just a rock band.

Foo Fighters - The Pretender - YouTube
Yeah. I had to weed out those foo fighters from the foo fighters I was interested in.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Yeah. I had to weed out those foo fighters from the foo fighters I was interested in.
Yeah, I didn't think they would be quite right for you.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've started Dan Chaon's "You Remind Me of Me" -- which I don't like the start of, but I've been strongly advised to stay with it, it gets very good.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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I'm currently reading "How to Murder A Millionaire" by Nancy Martin. My mom sent it to me, along with most of the books in the series.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Reading page 99 of "Tolstoy, My Father: Reminiscences" I find these passages where he's quoted Tolstoy:

(1875)
"It's two months now since I have defiled my hands with ink or my heart with thoughts, but I am no setting to work again on my tedious, vulgar Karenina, ...."

(1876)
"... I am revolted by what I've written, and now have to face the proof sheets of the April installment and am afraid I wont be up to correcting them. Everthing is execrable, and the whole thing ought to be rewritten -- all that has been published too -- scratched out, thrown away, repudiated; I ought to say: 'I'm sorry, I won't do it anymore,' and try to write something fresh instead of this incoherant, neither fish-nor-fowl sort of stuff."

Poor Tolstoy.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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I'm reading Life of Tom Horn.
Written by Himself

Copyright 1904
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