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Old 01-17-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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I also dabbled in The Source by Michener, which I could have sworn I read years ago but which seems very dry to me now and which I don't remember reading at all.
I loved The Source when I read it -- maybe forty years ago. I'd only read romances up until I found Michener and I loved how he spanned the ages. I am not sure how I would feel about going back and reading it now. Might be worth doing, but I have such a long list of To Reads, now.

Still happy with The Evolution of God, and The Walking People, but neither is a sit down and digest in one sitting. Like PhoneLady, I will be at least another week with The Walking People.

I found two library books waiting for me at our local branch and I don't even recall why I reserved them:

Robert Kanigel's "On an Irish Island" and
Jamie Ford's "Songs of Willow Frost"

I am hoping this isn't early onset dementia....
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I gave up on When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Interesting premise (man finds infant, wants to adopt him but can't, boy later ends up living with man), but that's about it.

I'm going to start The Good Earth by Pearl Buck tonight. I've never read it but one of my real life reader buddies says it's her favorite book.
One of my very favorites. I practically forced my 18 yr old daughter to read it...as a teen, she decided she wasn't a "reader", & only read about 2 books a year. Well, she's 20 now, & gave it to my brother to bring with him to Afghanistan. He really liked it too. I recently read its sequel, & want to read them both together again.

Who's reading Cutting for Stone? I loved it, & it really made me "feel" Ethiopia.

(I haven't been able to log in here forever!! I think I've got it now)
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just started "Great House" by Nicole Krauss. Enjoyed the first part a lot, she rises to an astonishing level of perception, but hasn't really gotten into the story yet.. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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I'm reading a book from 1996 by Dean Koontz called Strange Highways...and it gives me the strangest and most vivid dreams!!! I love it!
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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Going to read The Communist Manifesto here soon...not a communist but better to know the enemy.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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Going to read The Communist Manifesto here soon...not a communist but better to know the enemy.
Enemy? Communists? Been away for awhile?
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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Communism/Communists will always be my enemy. I take a broader view of WHO is a communist than most...I know who was behind communism from the beginning and know what their goal was.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Communism/Communists will always be my enemy. I take a broader view of WHO is a communist than most...I know who was behind communism from the beginning and know what their goal was.
Please enlighten us.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:45 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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Let's please keep the discussion on books, not on discuss political ideology. You can visit our Politics forum to discuss politics
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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iv been digging into my Florida travel book again
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