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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:28 PM

What are you reading this week of August 13, 2017?


Blue Labyrinth by Preston/Child had a really good, suspenseful ending.

I am still reading the big book of Inspector Rebus short stories, The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin. Love it. I try to read one story at least every other day.

I got The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson from my library. I was very surprised they would actually carry a book with that in the title. I had a rather amusing chat with the librarian who told me she refused to even look at the cover. Her loss because I tell ya, in reading the first 10 pages I howled with laughter, cried like a baby, and spent several minutes just contemplating one sentence that totally blew my mind. Pretty cool book and I try to read for a few minutes each day.

I'm doing the same with Terry Pratchett's wildly funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel, The Last Hero.

What sort of interesting reads do you have going on this week?

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:00 PM

1. Reading "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov.

This book was 1st published in 1951 a year after my birth. There are some concepts that are dated but the story is very good. I 1st read the trilogy around 1970, and I am amazed at how Mr. Asimov wrote totally blind to the accomplishments of women in science, mathematics and other things. So far the only mention of women has been in connection with children and very little of that. Mr. Asimov was a man of his times and I can recognize that women as a whole were a bit invisible to me. There were women I knew who were definitely not the stereotypical mother/nurturer/sex objects as portrayed in literature, the press and film.

I am glad that it became clear to me that my thinking has evolved and is still evolving.

When I finish Foundation I may start the second Foundation and Empire or read Axeman's Jazz by Juiie Smith. It takes place in New Orleans- so that should be fun as I have strong childhood memories of the Crescent City.

Thanks for sharing about the books you are currently reading.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:14 PM

2. Well sure,

that's what we're all about here.

I visited NOLA several times in my teens and twenties and have strong memories of all those visits. I, too, always enjoy reading books that take place there. Something so incredible about that place, matched only by Paris, I would guess.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. Stasi Child, by David Young

A mystery set in pre-liberation East Germany.

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