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My sister sent me two paperback books for Christmas, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again, both by Elizabeth Strout. I've started the first one, and have read the first 7 chapters. Somewhat interesting.
I am rereading the trilogy by Laura Sebastian. I'm on the third book Ember Queen. Excellent books. Has romance, adventure, action and it's interesting reading.
I just signed up for Amazon Audible Plus membership. I get 30 day free trial and then it is $7.95 per month. I am psyched. smiling smiley There are so many audible opportunities but I just as soon stay with Amazon!!
I started a book two weeks ago. I have not had time to get back to it. Eventually, excess work will go away and I can read again.

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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I am finally getting around to "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds". Been on my list for years.
I am currently (re)reading:

The inaugural and farewell addresses of each POTUS (Washington through Obama). I've read many previously, but have not done a system read of the totality previously.

The newspaper articles written by Karl Marx during his days as a reporter in London (re-reading some; others are fresh reads).

J. Hugh MacLennan's "Two Solitudes" (Novel, Canadian historical fiction, re-reading)

Next up is:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights" (Just published. And while it takes a negative position, it sill is important to read a sampling from across the spectrum.)

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This was a February article that I bookmarked, but am just now reading re: second vaccine shot side-effects.

If anyone is getting their second shot soon, it's a good read/reminder.
I just picked up (at thrift) and started to read The Turning Tide by Charles Stanley.

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey - 4 stars

All This Could Be Yours - Jamie Attenberg - 4 stars

reread a couple of Agatha Christies - comfort read for me
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Will Amazon workers win their Alabama union fight? I have my eyes glued on this bit of news lately. This could be a turning point in modern day unionization in America.

Someone should do a "What are you watching?" and "What are you listening to (music or podcasts)?" thread.
Snow Child right now. I was having trouble reading during the early Covid days. Found it was hard to concentrate but finally getting back more concentration. I have about 10 books that friends and family have sent me during the last year that have been staring at me from my bookshelf wanting attention.
@shoptastic wrote:


Someone should do a "What are you watching?" and "What are you listening to (music or podcasts)?" thread.
Why don't you start these threads?
I am reading The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin but am having trouble due to the gross scenes she describes in great detail. There are really good descriptions, but I am having a hard time with parts of it. I will keep reading and hope it gets easier, but doubt that it will. I read reviews to find out she has 2 appendix in the back. That tells a lot about the book. lol I won't say anymore in case someone else decides to read this....>>>>> Laura Sebastian's trilogy was so much easier to read.
Ok - created a new thread. . .I see there's a movie thread already, so maybe a "watching" one is unnecessary.
@Rousseau wrote:

The newspaper articles written by Karl Marx during his days as a reporter in London (re-reading some; others are fresh reads).
Are you a philosophy buff, Rousseau?

I read some Marx (..and Hegel) in undergrad.
Shoptastic, I am a Political Scientist and Historian. Most of my scholarly work is on Rousseau.

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@Rousseau wrote:

Shoptastic, I am a Political Scientist and Historian. Most of my scholarly work is on Rousseau.
Oh, wow. I wish we could explicitly talk politics here on the forum. smiling smiley *Of course, it's done sometimes "indirectly" when talking about another subject primarily...stuff gets "snuck" in secondarily...*

That's pretty cool, though! I certainly enjoy both subjects. Thomas Frank is probably my favorite political historian.
I realized the gross and difficult parts would lead up to something at the end ......And it does all come together.... isn't a great ending but all endings are not grand... are they? I returned the Fifth Season and got the next book in JK Nemisin trilogy.....The Obelisk Gate.
More of the mentioned book and substantially more of two other books. I love it when seemingly disparate books and subjects form a larger theme!

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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