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Old 01-19-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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iv been digging into my Florida travel book again
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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okay the bully pulpit was excellent and I highly reccomend reading it especially if you like history which i do .. Im hoping some books come into the library . Oh well take care all and kudos keep on reading ,
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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"The Walking People," by Mary Beth Keane:

This book had a plodding tempo to it that reminded me of my adolescent summer days when each day was pretty much the same as the day before, and then it was over. True, there were things that captured my interest each day, but nothing of great significance that marked a progression. This book was like that.

I don't know why she titled it as she did, since there was very little about it pertinent to the people that were called "tinkers." True, a significant character came from that people, but it didn't seem to significantly affect his performance in the story. He acted as any immigrant coming to the States in the 60s might have done.

Another that I finished, but cannot recommend.

Next up: "Songs of Willow Frost," by Jamie Ford
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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The Loneliest Man in the World the Inside Story of the Thirty Year Imprisonment of Rudolf Hess
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I've started The Bully Pulpit and am definitely enjoying it. Learning quite a bit about that period that I did not know.

I am noticing that there are so many direct quotes from letters and journals that people kept in those days. I wonder about future biographers having to deal with trying to compile info when most people no longer write letters or keep journals.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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Just into the first page of "Songs of Willow Frost," by Jamie Ford and I am wondering why the heck I reserved this book. It's doubtful that I will make it through the first chapter. I just don't have a desire to read about the life of a young Chinese boy in a Seattle orphanage -- maybe if it was his memoirs, but it's fiction.

I like my fiction to be engaging. Not feeling engaged, here.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Lectures by Edward kimball
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:00 PM
 
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Who's reading Cutting for Stone? I loved it, & it really made me "feel" Ethiopia.
Oh, oh, oh. Just the mention of the title makes me smile. Cutting for Stone is one of my favorite books.
Enjoy.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:31 AM
 
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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.

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Oh, oh, oh. Just the mention of the title makes me smile. Cutting for Stone is one of my favorite books.
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Me, too! Lola, there are many here that have read it. You are right where you belong.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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Me, too! Lola, there are many here that have read it. You are right where you belong.
I went to a national meeting for my work and Abe Verghese was the keynote speaker. I arrived 45 minutes early so I could get a good seat! I'm a proud Verghese groupie!
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