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Anybody Reading Any Good Books Lately?

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  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  2. Pappy Yokum

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  3. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Haven't been able to find a chunk of time to read deep lately, but can be revitalized at any moment by Spoon River Anthology. One brilliant page at a time.
     

  4. kidmeatball

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    Stoner by John Williams. One of the strangest reading experiences I've ever had. It seemed to me the plot and the main character were something less than captivating, but I could not put the book down. There were times I would look up from the book and wonder why I was reading it, and then be compelled to dive right back in. It was odd, but in the end very satisfying. I highly recommend it.
     

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    Love the Stoic philosophy.
     
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  6. BigDaddyLH

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    Just started reading it. Am already smarter!

    EDIT: read some now. I really enjoy books like this, and it's nice to read a book that actually optimistic about the future of the human race.
     
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  7. lil scotty

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    Levon got pretty harsh about Robbie in "Wheels" but Robbie comes off as a pretty stand up guy in "Testimony." Of course, he wrote it, so that's to be expected. My biggest takeaway from Robbie's book is the timeline of his learning to write songs. It really seems like he picked up a lot from Dylan. I knew a fair amount of history about The Band but was surprised that Robbie hadn't really written anything much until the Band started jamming with Dylan in Woodstock -- the Basement Tapes era. Good book.

    EDIT: ...And what an unusual situation in The Band, where Robbie had 3 singers to chose from for particular songs (and Robbie didn't sing lead at all). Also, that that situation actually worked for as long as it did.
     
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  8. RadioFM74

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    Anything by Jonathan Franzen. I loved Freedom, and liked The Corrections and Purity a lot. I’m also enjoying Stoner by John Williams, but it’s (in the words of a noted critic) very “austere”!
     

  9. Believer

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    Dittos on "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates"--interesting take on a largely-forgotten, yet surprisingly relevant bit of American History/Diplomacy. For fun, I'm reading the "Expanse" eight volume series, and Bernard Cornwell's "The Last Kingdom" which fictionalizes pre-Norman England in a highly entertaining fashion. I'm a teacher, so I have a couple of months off to catch up on reading.:)
     

  10. Mr Ridesglide

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    A Gentleman in Moscow is holding my interest currently
     

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