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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 pm

Thought I'd give a classic a whirl - Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". Didn't really know much about it, other than it being about a giant in a land of tiny inhabitants who rope him to the ground. And that memory goes back to my childhood.

Anyway, the book turned into a struggle and a bore for me. Largely the way it was written back in the 1700's. I've had issues with other classic works from then and beyond. And while this wasn't as difficult as some, it became a chore so I gave it up early on. Library book, so no expense. Not for me, the HS dropout!


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RR
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:27 pm

On an Al Capp roll right now-

Just finished "The Best of Lil' Abner". It's a collection of Capp's favourite strips, many in colour as they would have been in the Sunday funnies. One of my favourites is the Shmoos, and remember reading about them back in the day.

Really great to see all that fine artwork again after all these years. Capp certainly had a talent for drawing unique characters - Fearless Fosdick, Marryin' Sam, Lonesome Polecat, General Bullmoose, Moonbeam McSwine, Evil Eye Fleegle, Joe Btfsplk (world's worst jinx, and my current avatar), and many more.

Not to mention Abner, Mammy and Pappy Yokum, and the delectable Daisy Mae! I once had a childhood crush on Daisy Mae, and even wrote a song dedicated to her entitled "Daisy Mae Waltz".

Currently about halfway through "Al Capp - A Life to the Contrary", an autobiography by Michael Schmaucher and Denis Kitchen.

So far I'm enjoying the hell out of it, as it provides a great deal of the back story of Capp's rise to the top of his profession. And, there are many interesting anecdotes about his, er, personal life!


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:41 pm

Never Again!
Author: Rabbi Meir Kahane

I've read this paperback a year after Rabbi Kahane's assassination. The anniversary of his death is less than 2 months away, it's time I refresh my memory a bit.



REST IN PEACE, my dear friend
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm

The Mauritius Command (Vol. Book 4) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) authored by Patrick O'Brian
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:38 am

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:54 pm

Daniel Silva - The Fallen Angel

Chuck C - A New Pair of Glasses

Essentials of Negotiation (School Textbook)
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:07 am

The Story of the Jewish Defence League

Founder and Author: Rabbi Meir Kahane



Rest In Peace My Dear Friend
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