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On 8/15/2022 at 9:54 AM, Nova Carmina said:

Ballpark by Paul Goldberger.

 

Less "reading" than "listening to" since it's an audio book (my commute is longer these days). It's a history of the architecture, symbolism, and significance of baseball parks in the US. It's interesting, and I'd recommend it as I've already learned a lot -- I had to look up the "Beaux Arts" school because since I'm only hearing it, I couldn't figure out what "bozart" architecture was! Anyway, I'm up to the completion of the "golden age" parks which ended with Yankee Stadium, the first ballpark to call itself a "stadium" ala the Roman concept. New Yorkers, man.

 

There are some drawbacks: the author uses certain words and phrases over and over, so prepare to quickly tire of "entrepreneur" and the Latin phrase "rus in urbe" ("the country in the city").

Interesting choice. While I have almost zero interest in baseball or its ballparks, I have also learned in recent years that subjects unknown can reveal a lot of interesting stuff, and when it's a well written book? It feels lucky.

And thanks for the mention of repetition - happens often, but hearing "rus in urbe" more than once on a long drive with no internet? I'd probably climb the first mountain I saw just to get a few bars for a google. 

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Yet another graphic novel.

 

The Twilight Man : Rod Serling and the Birth of Television by Koren Shadmi.

 

This one's very easy to recommend!

 

https://www.humanoids.com/y_catalog/book?id=918

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On 9/11/2022 at 10:41 PM, Krystal said:

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I finished it on Sunday.

Has inspired me to re-read The Talisman and Eyes of The Dragon... for the first time in about 20 years. 

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Got to see Craig Johnson last night at our local library, he's promoting the new Longmire book of course but I have seen him once before and he tells some fun stories about how he comes up with the characters.  Hell and Back is the 18th book in the series, we got him to sign our copy.  What a nice guy.

 

So since I seem to be stuck and not reading much, I decided to start the Longmire series over again.  So I downloaded the audio book of first one, Cold Dish and will be starting it tomorrow on laundry day.  Boy howdy, looking forward to it  :wink:

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Still reading on and off at the same time (which is probably a bad idea):-

 

William Gibson - Neuromancer

Isaac Asmimov - Foundation

Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination 

 

Started reading Neuromancer then the Foundation TV series came along and I thought it would be good to read it before I watched it so paused on the Gibson book 1/3 of the way in.

The Stars.. (or Tiger Tiger..) is something I've got as an ebook on my phone so I fit in reading it when I'm waiting around for whatever reason e.g. taking the kid to swimming lessons etc.

 

Neuromancer and The Stars both are progenitors in different ways of cyberpunk.

 

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This is an anti-religious book that came out 2 months ago.  There is widespread speculation that Stephenie Meyer wrote it using the pseudonym Rebecca Morrow to avoid getting excommunicated from her church.  

 

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19 hours ago, Rhyta said:

Got to see Craig Johnson last night at our local library, he's promoting the new Longmire book of course but I have seen him once before and he tells some fun stories about how he comes up with the characters.  Hell and Back is the 18th book in the series, we got him to sign our copy.  What a nice guy.

 

So since I seem to be stuck and not reading much, I decided to start the Longmire series over again.  So I downloaded the audio book of first one, Cold Dish and will be starting it tomorrow on laundry day.  Boy howdy, looking forward to it  :wink:

That sounds like a cool book signing! I have read quite a few of them, I should finish with the ones I haven't read. He and Louise Penney! I haven't quite kept up.

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On 9/24/2022 at 7:52 PM, Krystal said:

This is an anti-religious book that came out 2 months ago.  There is widespread speculation that Stephenie Meyer wrote it using the pseudonym Rebecca Morrow to avoid getting excommunicated from her church.  

 

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After reading this novel, I have concluded that it was not written by Stephenie Meyer.  Too raunchy and way too much profanity.   

This is the work of an amateur, not a seasoned professional.   Stephenie Meyer with all her flaws is a much better writer than Rebecca Morrow.  

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