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  • northviewvintagenorthviewvintage Member Posts: 1,552 Member Member Posts: 1,552 Member
    Unfortunately, I can't get a copy like this from the library right now, but I'm reading an ebook...
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  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,376 Member Member Posts: 10,376 Member
    Michael Ian Black's "A Better Man"...disappointing only because he's my favorite comedian and it wasn't comedic. As a meditation on fatherhood and masculinity, it was a good read.



  • honeybee__12honeybee__12 Member, Premium Posts: 13,531 Member Member, Premium Posts: 13,531 Member
    I keep buying books, they just stack up.
    I have been unable to barely start a book much less finish it but I miss reading so much!
    I’ll just keep at it until one grabs me long enough to break the cycle. :)

    I read the first novel, The Rook and it was a fun, quirky, fast read.
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  • stevehenderson776stevehenderson776 Member Posts: 207 Member Member Posts: 207 Member
    Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell. Meh.

    A better book I read recently is Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. If you like books about genetically engineered super-intelligent spiders who convey complex information and memories through the exchange of sperm then this is the book for you.
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  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,309 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,309 Member
    Fast. Feast. Repeat, by Gin Stephens. I'm curious about IF, so I thought this would be an ok place to start.
  • KosmosKittenKosmosKitten Member Posts: 8,883 Member Member Posts: 8,883 Member
    Oh, Ranger! - stories from park rangers across the NPS. Not just stories of dumb tourists being dumb, but more about their self discoveries working for the Parks, some of the ins and outs of acquiring pieces for museums and sites across the country as well as some humorous stories of encounters they've had over the years.

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  • aChuisle_moChroiaChuisle_moChroi Member Posts: 5,428 Member Member Posts: 5,428 Member
    ^^That sounds really cool! Would make a great gift for a couple people on my list. Thanks for sharing! eta: Do you recommend, @KosmosKitten ?

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  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 18,785 Member Member Posts: 18,785 Member
    Why read books when you can just watch television??

    It’s unrational!
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 18,785 Member Member Posts: 18,785 Member

    A better book I read recently is Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. If you like books about genetically engineered super-intelligent spiders who convey complex information and memories through the exchange of sperm then this is the book for you.


    This book is exceptional in every regard.

    The sequel, Children of Ruin is also very, very good.
  • KosmosKittenKosmosKitten Member Posts: 8,883 Member Member Posts: 8,883 Member
    ^^That sounds really cool! Would make a great gift for a couple people on my list. Thanks for sharing! eta: Do you recommend, @KosmosKitten ?

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    I'm enjoying it. I found it at King's Canyon or Denali (one of the two) when I visited, but pretty sure you can nab copies of it on Amazon. The original had a preface and was compiled by Horace Albright's daughter (Albright is credited as the founder of the group of men and women we now know as "park rangers").

    If you have friends who would enjoy that book, they'd probably enjoy "Wild Muir" as well.
  • steph6556steph6556 Member Posts: 511 Member Member Posts: 511 Member
    Educated was one of my favorite books this year as well as Where The Crawdads Sing. Educated is a tough read but where it goes is really the message....your beginning does not define your ending. You can make of your life what you choose!!! Tara is an inspiration! Having nothing, coming from crazy parents and yet finding a way toward educating herself to the extent she did, is why i believe there are no excuses for staying in the miserable situation you are in. If you want change bad enough, you’ll find a way! On a side note, it’s so fascinating to me how some people who come from disastrous, miserable situations tend to be the ones who are most grateful and willing to do the exhausting work to create the lives of their dreams instead of boohooing about how unfair it all is and complaining about the unfair advantage of others.
  • steph6556steph6556 Member Posts: 511 Member Member Posts: 511 Member
    ^^^^In other words, I think you’ll really like Educated if you want to be inspired by the life of a really hard worker😊
  • dragontamerjacksondragontamerjackson Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    I am reading Journey to Ixtlan, the lessons of Don Juan.

    And I just picked up a new stack from the used book store!!!
  • steph6556steph6556 Member Posts: 511 Member Member Posts: 511 Member
    ^^^me likey
  • Taytaylynn92Taytaylynn92 Member Posts: 169 Member Member Posts: 169 Member
    A loving on the edge series. There are 9 books and they are wonderfully hot and fun to read!
  • northviewvintagenorthviewvintage Member Posts: 1,552 Member Member Posts: 1,552 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    Why read books when you can just watch television??

    It’s unrational!

    I completely agree with you! This is what I'm watching/listening to on tv right now. The captivating Boswell's Life of Johnson:

    And Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales

  • IronIsMyTherapyIronIsMyTherapy Member Posts: 463 Member Member Posts: 463 Member
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • slessofmeslessofme Member Posts: 6,964 Member Member Posts: 6,964 Member
    Atomic Habits by James Clear

    I'm also reading this for a work related book club. I recently downloaded a habit tracker on my phone. It's Repeat Habit Tracker, if you're interested.
  • slessofmeslessofme Member Posts: 6,964 Member Member Posts: 6,964 Member
    A thriller for October
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