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Old 10-18-20, 09:03 AM
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Unfortunately, there is not a lot of time to read books lately, who can advise what?
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Old 10-19-20, 04:27 AM
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First Family ( Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #4 ), David Baldacci 2009.
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Old 10-21-20, 12:59 PM
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Finished Ghost Stories by Peter Straub. Started The Cipher by Kathe Koja.
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Old 10-21-20, 02:16 PM
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Old 11-08-20, 05:15 PM
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Finished listening to The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, by Ian Toll.
Finished listening to Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, by H.R.McMaster.

Started listening to The Hook, fiction by Donald Westlake.
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Old 11-14-20, 02:39 AM
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Old 11-14-20, 11:16 PM
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Lost Liners , going on a Titanic thing again.
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Old 11-15-20, 12:24 AM
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I'm reading The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany.

Plot summary from Wikipedia:
"The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride. He makes his way to Elfland, where time passes at a rate far slower than the real world, and wins her. They return to Erl and have a son, but in the manner of fairy brides of folklore, she fits uneasily with his people. She returns to the waiting arms of her father in Elfland, and her lovesick husband goes searching for her, abandoning the kingdom of Erl and wandering in a now-hopeless quest. However, Lirazel becomes lonesome for her mortal husband and son. Seeing that she is unhappy, the King of Elfland uses a powerful magic to engulf the land of Erl. Erl is transformed into a part of Elfland, and Lirazel and her loved ones are reunited forever in an eternal, enchanted world.

During the course of the novel, the King of Elfland uses up all of the three powerful magic spells he had been reserving for the defense of his realm."



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Edit. Addendum.

There was also an Album made based on this story. A couple of songs in it were sung by Mary Hopkin, a Welsh singer who is known for her hit song, Those were the Days. One of the songs on the album is Lirazel and I think it's a delightful song and suitable for young children. Here's the link and the song. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHV0N78bb6s

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Last edited by Miele Man; 11-15-20 at 03:41 AM. Reason: Spelling. Added video of song LIRAZEL sung by Mary Hopkin
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Old 11-15-20, 10:59 AM
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Finished listening to The Hook, fiction by Donald Westlake.. A very good crime novel by Westlake and it kept me hooked right to the top notch ending.

Started listening to A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc., by Michael Cannell.

Started reading God Save the Mark, a crime novel by Donald Westlake.
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Old 11-19-20, 12:00 AM
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Old 11-19-20, 10:07 AM
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Finished The Cipher by Kathe Koja. Not quite what I expected, but it was okay. Started The Black Count by Tom Reiss.
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Finished listening to A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc., by Michael Cannell. A good read about the Jewish and Italian thugs who ran and operated the quite active killers for hire operation in the 1930's and early 40's.
Finished listening to Dark Companion, a nifty short off-beat noirish crime novel. Lots of surprising twists.

Started listening to Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945, by Ian W. Toll.
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But Humbert is such an evil guy, as that whole book is a sort of mishap left in my mouth — and it's beautifully written, wickedly funny. I'm reading that again after seeing everyone here rave about it. Anybody else feels like this?
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Old 12-07-20, 06:25 AM
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The Iron Sickle by Martin Limon
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Old 12-07-20, 06:55 AM
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The Iron Sickle by Martin Limon
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Old 12-07-20, 02:38 PM
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Finished The Black Count by Tom Reiss. It is a biography of French Revolutionary General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (father of author Alexandre Dumas - Count of Monte Cristo).

Started The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. It is the story of the great migration of African Americans out of the south to the north and west of America.
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Old 12-15-20, 10:28 AM
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On a Steinbeck kick recently - re-read Cannery Row, now on Sweet Thursday.
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Finished listening to Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945, by Ian W. Toll. Excellant book.

Started listening to Law of Innocence, the latest
Lincoln Lawyer/Mickey Haller novel by Michael Connelly.
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Old 12-23-20, 04:27 PM
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The Queen's Gambit.
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celine by peter haller.
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Old 12-26-20, 11:05 PM
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in a reading mood for the first time in a few years...

knocked out a few shorties but goodies:

machiavelli-the prince

sir thomas more-utopia

voltaire-candide

antoine de saint-exupéry-wind, sand and stars.
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Michael Connelly books are all good. Haven’t read this one yet.
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Fearless by Eric Blehm. True story about a Seal Team 6 operator Adam Brown.
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