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GrampaGrossbart

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Lonecoyote wrote:
DrT, read this book years ago also back in High School. Now that all I have is time on my hands I'd like to enjoy reading it again. As you get older one tends to also forget, " a mind is a terrible thing to waste "! 


Also want to refresh my memory with another classic:
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, I believe I'm a Willy Loman type of guy.....allot of travels in my life but not as a salesman. Over 34 years and at the end I got the shaft as Willy did....lol


KEEP ON PUFFING!!!

Always good to be reading the good stuff!

If anyone is interested, this is what else I've assigned this semester
World Civ 1 ... The Bacchae
History of Britain (sophomore level) ... Canterbury Tales, Taming of the Shrew, Sherlock Holmes, A Murder is Announced (Christie)
World 1914-45 ... R.U.R. (Capek), The Blacker the Berry (Wallace Thurman, Harlem Renaissance), Unnatural Death (Sayers), Of Mice & Men

Late to the bacchanalia but glad to see you're teaching Euripides!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Have the bad habit of bouncing through half a dozen books at once, but right now I'm mostly focused on Radiant Terminus, a delightfully strange novel by Antoine Volodine.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:41 pm

I'm back to scratching my itch for more WWII books. Went trawling through the local library and came home with this - "The Holocaust: Death Camps", edited by Tamara L. Roleff. This is a compiled account from dozens of eye witnesses as well as active participants (prisoners as well as Nazis) in the horror that was the extermination camps. Very chilling and thought provoking!


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:03 pm

Just finished David Baldacci's latest "The Fix", had me hooked on the first page, he writes some great stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 pm

"Two and Two: McSorley's, my Dad, and Me" by Rafe Bartholomew.

A biography by Rafe Bartholomew of the oldest tavern in Manhatten - McSorley's. Fascinating story of its history, its employees, and incidents from the experiences of the son of the oldest bartender. Gritty and real-life. Strong non-pc language. Quite well written and highly recommended!

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:14 pm

Tried to read "The Last of the Mohicans" but couldn't get into it. The way it's written is too ponderous and difficult for me. Guess I'm not a scholar.

Started re-reading a favorite Bill Bryson Book - "Notes From A Small Island". More my speed I guess!


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Started reading the long version, not the paperback:

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
By William L. Shirer



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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Just started Bill Bryson's "At Home - A Short History Of Private Life". Only a few chapters into it but is has me solidly hooked! I've long been a Bryson fan primarily from his travel books.

"At Home" seems to be very well researched and superbly written as only Bryson can do. I look forward to reading the remaining pages!


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:46 pm

Still reading MF Horn- autobiography of the god of high note trumpet playing Maynard Ferguson.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:57 pm

Currently starting to get back into reading again. I'm halfway through the first in a series titled "Master and Commander" by Patrick O'Brian.

I am not an avid reader and most books that I have bought or have received as gifts must capture my attention within the first few pages or I give them up. This book (and I suspect the remainder of the series) has captured my attention and I enjoy reading from it nightly.

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PostSubject: Dunkirk   Yesterday at 1:57 pm

Refreshing my self so when I go see the Movie I will have some knowledge , read about it long ago, wanted an up date look at it.
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