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  • DerpesDerpes Member Posts: 2,028 Member Member Posts: 2,028 Member
    Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • fstricklfstrickl Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    I just finished this:

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    and I gotta admit, I'm a little embarrassed that it's taken me this long to read it ( don't judge me; I've been busy.)

    anyway, it's not what I expected and was simply a work of art.

    This is on my list of next Classic to read (I have a few different read next book lists). I want to read it before I watch the old classic film of it! Is it a tough classic read or relatively smooth?
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 18,313 Member Member Posts: 18,313 Member
    fstrickl wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    I just finished this:

    9780194790956-us.jpg

    and I gotta admit, I'm a little embarrassed that it's taken me this long to read it ( don't judge me; I've been busy.)

    anyway, it's not what I expected and was simply a work of art.

    This is on my list of next Classic to read (I have a few different read next book lists). I want to read it before I watch the old classic film of it! Is it a tough classic read or relatively smooth?

    It's a short read and beautifully written.
    It really is a piece of written art. You will have no problems with it in the least.

    I slowly read it because I wanted to savor every sentence; it's that good.

    Also, earlier in the thread you mentioned a book that you enjoyed but nobody else had read it and you wanted to compare notes. Do you recall the title of this book ??
  • KetoNewLifeKetoNewLife Member Posts: 88 Member Member Posts: 88 Member
    IKIGAI The Japanese Secret to a Ling and Happy Life
    Every little bit of encouragement and positivity helps❣️☺️
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  • XxFunctionalStrengthxXXxFunctionalStrengthxX Member, Premium Posts: 2,311 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,311 Member
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    It's interesting that there's so many views on what out ancestors ate for food. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago called "The Game Changers" and they talked about how the Gladiators in ancient times were vegetarians based off of bone structure samples.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, I'm reading

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  • fstricklfstrickl Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    fstrickl wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    I just finished this:

    9780194790956-us.jpg

    and I gotta admit, I'm a little embarrassed that it's taken me this long to read it ( don't judge me; I've been busy.)

    anyway, it's not what I expected and was simply a work of art.

    This is on my list of next Classic to read (I have a few different read next book lists). I want to read it before I watch the old classic film of it! Is it a tough classic read or relatively smooth?

    It's a short read and beautifully written.
    It really is a piece of written art. You will have no problems with it in the least.

    I slowly read it because I wanted to savor every sentence; it's that good.

    Also, earlier in the thread you mentioned a book that you enjoyed but nobody else had read it and you wanted to compare notes. Do you recall the title of this book ??

    Thanks for your micro review! I’ve heard that Shelley was a force. And that her and Percy Shelley were kinda bad *kitten* and also a bit weird - apparently the first time she had sex with Percy was on her mother’s grave!

    I do remember!! It’s actually a trilogy. I’m nearly done book two. It’s called The Vorrh Trilogy (The Vorrh, The Erstwhile, and The Cloven). The author is B Catling. Please Let me know if you choose to read it.
  • MithriditesMithridites Member Posts: 527 Member Member Posts: 527 Member
    Where the Crowdads Sing by Delia Owens. Interesting so far.
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 18,313 Member Member Posts: 18,313 Member
    fstrickl wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    fstrickl wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    I just finished this:

    9780194790956-us.jpg

    and I gotta admit, I'm a little embarrassed that it's taken me this long to read it ( don't judge me; I've been busy.)

    anyway, it's not what I expected and was simply a work of art.

    This is on my list of next Classic to read (I have a few different read next book lists). I want to read it before I watch the old classic film of it! Is it a tough classic read or relatively smooth?

    It's a short read and beautifully written.
    It really is a piece of written art. You will have no problems with it in the least.

    I slowly read it because I wanted to savor every sentence; it's that good.

    Also, earlier in the thread you mentioned a book that you enjoyed but nobody else had read it and you wanted to compare notes. Do you recall the title of this book ??

    Thanks for your micro review! I’ve heard that Shelley was a force. And that her and Percy Shelley were kinda bad *kitten* and also a bit weird - apparently the first time she had sex with Percy was on her mother’s grave!

    I do remember!! It’s actually a trilogy. I’m nearly done book two. It’s called The Vorrh Trilogy (The Vorrh, The Erstwhile, and The Cloven). The author is B Catling. Please Let me know if you choose to read it.

    @fstrickl

    Got it; it's in an online shopping cart.

    I'll take a look at it.

    ..... and while we're trading titles: 'The Devil All The Time' by Donald Ray Pollock is probably my favorite book of all time.

    It's been made into a Netflix movie to be released very, very soon.
  • fstricklfstrickl Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    @Motorsheen I feel like such and influencer now!

    I will have to check out your recommendation! Thanks for the suggestion. Happy reading!
  • midlomel1971midlomel1971 Member Posts: 1,269 Member Member Posts: 1,269 Member
    Waiting by Ha Jin, the story about a man in China in the 60s and 70s who wants to divorce his wife (arranged marriage) and marry the woman he loves, but it takes, like, 18 years. So yeah...a lot of waiting.

    I also just finished the memoir Educated by Tara Westover which was fascinating, heartbreaking, infuriating (I swear to god my blood pressure spiked) and frustrating. Crazytown.
    edited August 28
  • melaniedscottmelaniedscott Member Posts: 474 Member Member Posts: 474 Member
    I also just finished the memoir Educated by Tara Westover which was fascinating, heartbreaking, infuriating (I swear to god my blood pressure spiked) and frustrating. Crazytown.

    Reminds me of reading Sophie's Choice. I HATED that book. Threw it against the wall at least four times. That was the end of my philosophy that if I start a book, I must finish it. That was 17 1/2 years ago...and I still want to throw it some more. And punch the writer. But he's dead...so I can't.
  • FitAsaFalafelFitAsaFalafel Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member
    Don’t understand it, but I’m working through it 😁
  • MiNinaLisaMiNinaLisa Member Posts: 583 Member Member Posts: 583 Member
    Where the Crowdads Sing by Delia Owens. Interesting so far.

    i loved that book - i hope you enjoy it! one of my favorites....


  • MiNinaLisaMiNinaLisa Member Posts: 583 Member Member Posts: 583 Member
    Waiting by Ha Jin, the story about a man in China in the 60s and 70s who wants to divorce his wife (arranged marriage) and marry the woman he loves, but it takes, like, 18 years. So yeah...a lot of waiting.

    I also just finished the memoir Educated by Tara Westover which was fascinating, heartbreaking, infuriating (I swear to god my blood pressure spiked) and frustrating. Crazytown.

    i agree on Educated - it was a very difficult book to read - i had to read another book at the same time! my daughter read it also and said the same thing. but an important read - for sure
    edited August 29
  • northviewvintagenorthviewvintage Member Posts: 1,260 Member Member Posts: 1,260 Member
    John Cowper Powys
  • MiNinaLisaMiNinaLisa Member Posts: 583 Member Member Posts: 583 Member
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    Farewell to the sea by the Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas. i'm struggling through this as it's stream of consciousness writing, which is not my preference. i'm not a quitter when it comes to reading so i'll attempt to continue it...
  • melaniedscottmelaniedscott Member Posts: 474 Member Member Posts: 474 Member
    When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger (1986!!)

    Not too far in...reminds me sort of a cross between Emma Bull's Bone Dance, Stephan Barnes' Firedance and Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon (brain modification bits)...
  • northviewvintagenorthviewvintage Member Posts: 1,260 Member Member Posts: 1,260 Member
    Always reading this book P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training to try to communicate better with family..
  • genetix71genetix71 Member Posts: 34 Member Member Posts: 34 Member
    William Gibson - Neuromancer (again)
  • melaniedscottmelaniedscott Member Posts: 474 Member Member Posts: 474 Member
    Always reading this book P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training to try to communicate better with family..

    You might check out Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability published by Vital Smarts (there are four or five authors)--they're not about parenting so much as communication skills (important for parenting, coparenting, adulting & generally humaning. . .
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