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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2019, 10:15:05 AM »

1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams

4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada- this guy is not a party animal.  even though he hung out with george harrison.  no, he's just a devotee of an impossible way to live.  complete detachment from the material world.  of the seven hundred verses in the bhagavad gita, he supplied roughly a page of commentary.  lots of repetition.  which was actually useful.  made important principles stick.  he said that was the point.  but what he said made a lot of sense.  i'm gonna read a less hardcore translation of the gita and hopefully come out a lot less scarred 

i'll tell ya about it someday 
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2019, 01:50:21 PM »

1. Andrzej Sapkowski - Baptism of Fire
2. Tara Westover - Educated
3. Andrzej Sapkowski - Tower of Swallows

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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2019, 11:33:19 AM »

1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada

5-lord of light- roger zelazny- when i read the jacket i laughed.  in a colony planet a group of men gained control of technology and become immortal fashioning themselves after the Hindu pantheon of gods.  it seems i'm going to question what i just read already.  i said that to my wife and she chuckled as well.  i don't get if zelazny was trying to make some kind of point or was just telling a story.  it's a fine book, though action sequences with religious overtones were a bit much for me
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2019, 09:49:40 PM »

1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada
5-lord of light- roger zelazny

6- uncle's dream- dostoyevsky-  oh the joys of provincial life
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2019, 12:47:21 PM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »

What did you think of "Heart's Invisible Furies" Clando?
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2019, 01:20:22 PM »

What did you think of "Heart's Invisible Furies" Clando?

I walked away loving it for how it shows that life can seem so short and so long, depending on how you look at it. All of the little "God winks" along the way were a bit much and I kept yelling at the book during those moments. I know nothing of Dublin and wished that I did while reading this.

Oh, I loved this video of the author reading one of the best parts of the book. I treated myself to it after finishing the novel. It makes me think that I might have enjoyed it even more if I had listened to the audiobook version.

https://youtu.be/6seBuhsFJyk
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2019, 02:36:07 PM »

Yeah, a few folks in our book club said the same about the "god winks" but at the same time Dublin is such a small city that it isn't surprising that two of the characters kept meeting. But yeah, NYC and Amsterdam were a bit of a stretch.

Thanks for the link - it also makes me wish I'd done the audiobook version.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2019, 08:14:17 AM »


Thanks for the link - it also makes me wish I'd done the audiobook version.

So good, right? I found another clip of him reading Cyril's first time meeting Julian and it was also great.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 09:55:35 AM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 11:13:16 AM »

1. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

4. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Published in 1852, this beautifully written novel casts an unflinching eye on slavery in America. At times difficult to read because of the ugliness of the business of slavery, it is nonetheless essential reading to understand the pro- and anti- slavery mindsets of the populace during that very low point in American history. I can certainly understand why it was the best selling novel of the 19th century, and how it turned the tide in favor of the abolitionist movement.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2019, 10:10:12 PM »

1. Andrzej Sapkowski - Baptism of Fire
2. Tara Westover - Educated
3. Andrzej Sapkowski - Tower of Swallows
4. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None

Quick read! Possibly my first ever mystery? I'm not sure, but I don't recall reading too many mysteries in my time.
Also, not too many people named Agatha....ever?
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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 02:32:37 PM »

1. Andrzej Sapkowski - Baptism of Fire
2. Tara Westover - Educated
3. Andrzej Sapkowski - Tower of Swallows
4. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None

Quick read! Possibly my first ever mystery? I'm not sure, but I don't recall reading too many mysteries in my time.
Also, not too many people named Agatha....ever?

i picked up an agatha christie book at the thrift store a few years ago.  death in the air.   i've wanted to read it on a flight just for the other passengers reactions.  i'm a bit reluctant

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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2019, 11:09:13 AM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes

Thanks to va_vacious, I just read the entire Lara Jean series by Jenny Han! Thanks, va_vacious!
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2019, 06:33:24 PM »

1.  All We Ever Wanted--Emily Giffin
2.  Let Me List the Ways--Sarah White
3.  My Whole Truth--Mischa Thrace
4.  Hey, Kiddo--Jarrett J Krosoczka  (2019 YALSA Non-Fiction Finalist)
5.  Darius the Great is Not Okay--Adib Khorram (2019 Morris Winner)
6.  The Night Diary--Veera Hiranandani  (2019 Newbery Honor)
7.  The Swing of Things--Linda Keir
8.  Fool's Moon (Tarot Cats Mystery)--Diane A.S. Stuckart
9.  A Heart in a Body in the World--Deb Caletti (2019 Printz Honor)
10.  Check Please!: #Hockey V. 1--Ngozi Ukazu
11.  The Tattooist of Auschwitz--Heather Morris
12.  Hurricane Child--Kacen Callender
13.  Children of Blood and Bone--Tomi Adeyemi
14.  Becoming--Michelle Obama
15.  Beastie Boys Book--Michael Diamond
16.  Hearts Unbroken--Cynthia Leitich Smith
17.  Freshmen--Tom Ellen
18. Liar, Liar--James Patterson
19.  Picture Us in the Light--Kelly Loy Gilbert
20.  The Road to Auschwitz: Fragments of a Life--Hedi Fried
21.  Miracle at St Andrews--James Patterson
22.  Brazen:  Rebel Women Who Rocked the World--Penelope Bagieu
23.  On the Come Up--Angie Thomas
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