What Book Are You Reading Now?

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  1. SuperCourse

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    Just finishing up "A Moose And A Lobster Walk Into A Bar", written by John McDonald, a local Maine story teller.
     
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    the book of instructions on how to assemble my computer desk.
     
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    Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener, one of my favorite authors.
     
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    Oshkosh WT-2206, America's Cold Warrior, - Author- James Menard There are quotes & pics of yours truly in the book.
     
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    Hillbilly Elegy - J. D. Vance

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

    The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
     
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    Reminds me of the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, another favorite author.
     
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    Now I would like to read a book about Desmond Doss.
     
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    Revelation written by John the Baptist. It'll scare the hell out of you.. Lol
     
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    The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, made more sense to me.
     
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    The Small Town In American Literature - A collection of short stories.
     
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    I finished Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge. Am now reading American Sniper.
     
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    Our Family Dreams: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth Century America

    In the early years after the Revolution, Americans were on the move, seeking to establish a new way of life. And, more than the church or the school or the courthouse, it was the family that nurtured the American Dream.

    In this novel-like narrative, Daniel Blake Smith vividly brings to life the Fletchers, a family of loving, ambitious, at times insecure pioneers who scattered across the vast expanse of post-revolutionary America but kept in touch through letters despite their wildly different life paths. On a hard scrabble farm in Vermont, the patriarch, Jesse Fletcher, struggled with debt and depression but managed to educate his children, especially his son Elijah, a Yankee who moved to Virginia, shocked by the horrors of slavery but then seduced by the plantation lifestyle. Another son, Calvin, left at age 17 for Indianapolis to become a self-made lawyer, banker, and a prominent citizen and passionate abolitionist. The grandchildren include Indiana, a women's education activist who donated her home to create Sweet Briar College; black sheep Lucian, who went to California to join in the gold rush; and physician Billy captured as a spy during the Civil War.

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    The Bridges at Toko-Ri by James Michener. Like Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck, James Michener could write a story that can hold my attention.
     
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    That book looks like one I would like to read.
     
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    My library had it, had to request it in from another branch. Interesting hearing from their letters what things were actually like. Describing the road to Indy as merely a path cut through the woods with foot high tree stumps in the middle. Indy as being a booming settlement with 500 residents. If you think you might like it, you will, it's well written.
     
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    About Face by Colonel David Hackworth. This will be the third time I have read this book since it came out in 1989. My paperback version had fallen apart. I found a used hardcover copy on Bonanza for a reasonable price. An almost 900 page true story, about a fifteen year old young man who lied about his age, and joined the Army.
     
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    Animal Farm - George Orwell

    Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin, and in his essay "Why I Write", wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole".
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    Hadn't read this classic since high school. I couldn't help myself from imagining Napoleon, the leader pig, as Michael Moore, and the chanting sheep as snowflakes.

    "four legs good, two legs better"
     
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    Last Of The Breed- Louis L' Amour
     
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