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Old 11-25-21, 01:02 PM
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Finished listening to The Blackbird, the third in the Alan Grofield crime caper series, by Richard Stark. The Grofield series is a subset of the Parker series of novels by the same author and is not as good as the Parker books. I'd rate the The Blackbird as only fair.

Finished listening to The Cutie, by Donald E. Westlake (AKA Richard Stark). Good, up to the high standard set by Westlake for his crime novels.

Started listening to The Dark Hours, the fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch police procedural novel by Michael Connelly.
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Old 11-25-21, 02:29 PM
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Murderbot series. Returning to the science fiction genre of my youth, and thoroughly enjoying this.

That's the candy. The heavy reading is Between the World and Me.
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Old 11-25-21, 05:00 PM
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THE BOOK
(On the taboo against knowing who you are)
Alan Watts

Rereading and HIGHLY recommend it
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Old 12-01-21, 09:33 PM
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Finished listening to The Dark Hours, the fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch police procedural novel by Michael Connelly. Excellent.
Started listening to Razorblade Tears, crime novel by S. A. Cosby.
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Old 12-09-21, 01:53 PM
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Finished listening to Razorblade Tears, crime novel by S. A. Cosby.
Started listening to The Dillinger Days, non-fiction book by John Toland.
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Old 12-14-21, 05:23 PM
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Finished (actual a couple weeks ago) Pet Sematary by Stephen King . Good read. Started back up with Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. Almost done.
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The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy. Frank Lenz, William Sachtleben, Thomas Allen Jr. Around the world on bicycles in the 1890s. Amazing adventures. Makes my plans for a few hundred miles on dedicated bike trails look like child's play.
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Old 12-17-21, 12:16 PM
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Finished listening to The Dillinger Days, non-fiction book by John Toland. Good companion to the book, Public Enemies, by Byron Burrough.

Started listening to The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, by Tom Wolfe.
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Finished listening to The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, by Tom Wolfe. Very good readings of Tom Wolf's articles from various national magazines about the early 1960's culture.

Started listening to Lemons Never Lie, by Richard Stark, the last of the Alan Grofeld sub-set of the Parker series.
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Old 12-30-21, 09:16 PM
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Finished listening to Lemons Never Lie, by Richard Stark, the last of the Alan Grofeld sub-set of the Parker series. It was the best of the Grofield series.

Started listening to Farewell My Lovely, crime novel by Raymond Chandler.
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Finished reading Glitz, crime novel by Elmore Leonard. An oldie but a goodie. One of the few Elmore Leonard books not available as an audiobook.

Started reading A Time to Scatter Stones, a crime novella, featuring Mathew Scudder, by Lawrence Block.
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Old 01-05-22, 08:16 PM
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Mother Night by Vonnegut. Read it over fifty years ago. I kinda remembered what it was about, a guy falsely accused of war crimes, but in the details it's like the first time. Still a page turner.
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Finished reading A Time to Scatter Stones, a crime novella, featuring Mathew Scudder, by Lawrence Block. It has been a while since the last Scudder novel, and a welcome return it is. As with the more recent novels in the Scudder series the banter and scenario are a bit kinkier than in the earlier novels, but not yet over the top. The other characters from the series are mentioned but no longer involved in the story, except for Scudder's wife, Elaine who has a major part in this novella.

Started reading The Berlin Raids, The Bomber Battle, Winter 1943–1944, by Martin Middlebrook.
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Just finished a science-fiction novel called The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin and starting the second book in the series called The Dark Forest. It is also going to be a Netflix series soon!

"The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision."
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Finished listening to Farewell My Lovely, crime novel by Raymond Chandler. A convoluted plot that gets tied together at the end when all is revealed about Moose Malloy and Velma, Lindsay Marriott, Mrs Jessie Florian, Jules Amthor and the rest of the assortment of characters Phillip Marlowe has to sort out.

Started listening to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe, non fiction reporting on Ken Kesey and the Merry Pransters on their drug fueled trip through the 60's
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Finished Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. Good read. I will continue with the trilogy. Almost finished with Prisoners Of Geography by Tim Marshall. Basic thumbnail history/current event of the relationship between geography and regions.
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Finished listening to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe, non fiction reporting on Ken Kesey and the Merry Pransters on their drug fueled trip through the 60's. Interesting stuff. The book also covered Kesey's early experiences with LSD in the late 50's, experiences hosting the Hell's Angels and turning them on to LSD, and hiding out in Mexico for a period of time.
Watched a documentary of the bus trip titled Magic Trip tonight on Kanopy, also recommended. More at https://www.bikeforums.net/22380472-post2997.html

Started listening to Dead Lions, second in the Slough House series of spy fiction by Mick Herron.
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Getting around to On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Inspired to read it by natural observations made during my travels. I think he may be on to something

Finished the introduction.

"In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other such facts, might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species."
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Finished reading The Berlin Raids, The Bomber Battle, Winter 1943–1944, by Martin Middlebrook. Learned a lot about conduct and effects of the 18 night bombing raids conducted by the RAF in the Fall and Winter of 1943-44, Given the goals set out by the British Bomber Command, the battle was probably won by the German Night fighters with improved tactics, in that the British could no longer conduct the raids without atrocious nightly losses in aircraft and crews and were unable to accomplish the stated goal of totally destroying Berlin as it had in Hamburg in 4 raids (under much more favorable conditions) or effectively lowering Berlin's home front morale or crippling industrial production.

Started reading Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. by James Ellroy.
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Handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
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Just started I Robot by Isaac Asimov
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Finished listening to Dead Lions, second in the Slough House series of spy fiction by Mick Herron. Convoluted plot but it all makes sense in the end.

Started listening to Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, non-fiction account of the MC written in 1965 by Hunter S. Thompson.
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I’m currently reading Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi. I can relate to it more than I do most books because it takes place in Chicago, a place I have visited many times, and it covers a lot of themes such as loss, friendship, and the anxieties over getting into college that I have experienced in my life.
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Finished listening to Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, non-fiction account of the MC written in 1965 by Hunter S. Thompson. Good book written before Thompson adapted the Full Gonzo mode of journalism.

Started listening to A Walk on the Wild Side a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren.
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Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë, love this book
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