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06 Mar 2016, 5:23 pm

The Complete Asimov
It's a collection of his shorts starting with those written in 1949 & working forward. I'd read many of them in some other anthology as a child (mid 1970's) & wanted to see how they held up. Most take place in a future far enough away that he could take liberties in his projections...like 2008. Mildly amusing, as Moore's hadn't been observed yet when he wrote them so punch cards and vacuum tubes were still used. Interestingly, he did predict back in 1955 that by 2000 or so, Corporations would legally be people. Apart from that, though, the writing is...shall we say...classic 1950's science fiction level, style & language. I think I'm done with that particular nostalgia for a few more decades.


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07 Mar 2016, 4:40 pm

To Fetch A Thief by Spencer Quinn.


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16 Mar 2016, 11:54 pm

For The Love Of Mother Not by Alan Dean Foster


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17 Mar 2016, 12:04 am

A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
(book one of the 'All Souls' trilogy)


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17 Mar 2016, 1:22 am

The Enigma of Arrival, V.S. Naipaul (in dutch ofcourse\Het raadsel van de aankomst)



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17 Mar 2016, 1:46 am

The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga, by C.G. Jung



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17 Mar 2016, 2:08 am

The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Others.

Started reading an anthology of some of Edgar Allen Poe's fiction.


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18 Mar 2016, 5:37 pm

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Flipping through these cartoons again. Love 'em.



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19 Mar 2016, 4:02 pm

"Never Enough" by Michael D'Antonio, a biography of Donald Trump


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19 Mar 2016, 11:39 pm

when this semester is over, i'm going to read "the violet hour." it's about how folks such as dylan thomas and other famous poets looked at death. i'm interested in how different people face death, because as an atheist, all i have to look forward to is no longer existing. i read a good book about how a young doctor faced his death not too long ago. it was "when breath becomes air."



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20 Mar 2016, 3:41 am

The rise and fall of the Habsburg monarchy by Victor Lucien Tapie.


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24 Mar 2016, 5:51 pm

I'm currently reading two books. Both are fictional, yet one rules the imagination on spells and magic by a well known author and the other rules Christianity and Catholicism through a bible lens. Maybe a pope lens. It's named Dominus. The second one I didn't buy for myself but it doesn't really get to the bottom of it unlike Scarpetta novels.



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24 Mar 2016, 6:00 pm

I love Scarpetta novels! Addictive.

Sad to say the current books on my bedroom table are

Food in History by Reay Tannahill 1973 and

The Hooked Rug A.W. Kent 1930 (Very thorough history and discussion of origin and evolution of the hooked rug.)

I have very strange reading tastes. Range from mind candy to challenging.

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25 Mar 2016, 2:42 pm

Strangers {A Nameless Detective Novel} by Bill Pronzini.


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25 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

suzegra wrote:
I love Scarpetta novels! Addictive.

Sad to say the current books on my bedroom table are

Food in History by Reay Tannahill 1973 and

The Hooked Rug A.W. Kent 1930 (Very thorough history and discussion of origin and evolution of the hooked rug.)

I have very strange reading tastes. Range from mind candy to challenging.

:D


I've read a few of her books in the past, but I found a lot of her crime work either challenging or disengaging, with a lot of blood and violence. Marino swore a lot and had these grumpy vibes whenever he stepped out of a car which is why some of the mundane day to day things become absorbed around the writers inconsistency of her main character, Scarpetta.
For some reason Depraved Heart can't be bought at a fair price as paperback won't be available until June.

I am a fan of Lucinda Riley,(waiting for next part trilogy of The Storm Sisters) some Nora Roberts material and any read which compels drama with fiction.



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25 Mar 2016, 6:17 pm

suzegra wrote:
I love Scarpetta novels! Addictive.

Sad to say the current books on my bedroom table are

Food in History by Reay Tannahill 1973 and

The Hooked Rug A.W. Kent 1930 (Very thorough history and discussion of origin and evolution of the hooked rug.)

I have very strange reading tastes. Range from mind candy to challenging.

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That's Patricia Cornwall, right? The only one of her books that I've read was her book on Jack the Ripper, Portrait OF A Killer. The book was very good, and the detective work superb, but unfortunately, her suspect, Victorian painter Walter Sickert, wasn't him.


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