Anyone Reading More These Days?

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  1. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's

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    It's been over thirty years since I read War and Peace the first time and now I'm ready to start this new translation. I figure it should help to make the time pass.

    What book or books are doing it for you?

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    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    a lot of these nowadays,

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    perfect lenght to put me to sleep.
     
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    Catching up on Rebus... three down so far ...

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    I've always been a heavy reader so nothing much has changed. Mostly non-fiction, I save fiction for when I'm writing it.
     
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    Certainly nothing as heavy as War and Peace, but yes, I'm reading a bit more. (always have read more than public at large) Several months ago, I helped a cousin move into assisted living, then to Memory Care, and she couldn't take her large collection of books.....so I've got a big selection of Dick Francis and Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael) to choose from. They're generally entertaining, but not complex or complicated......just what I need right now. I'm finding that reading for an hour or so before bed helps me sleep better than watching TV. Maybe I need to get the Cliff Notes for War and Peace? ;)
     
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    I usually get books from the library but have been stuck with these since the lockdown...

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    ..and this that I have read many times...

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    Both are day-by-day accounts but the Hendrix book doesn't delve into his personal life, just the recording sessions and live dates. Still, Hendrix comes off as a child in a man's body.

    As for the Byrds, it is a very balanced compendium of meetings, recording and live dates and descriptions of personnel and the scenes they created. It is well researched and with the characters and flavor of the times they lived in. Though Gene Clark is the most interesting of 5 very interesting characters, he gets very short shrift due to his own behavior and lack of self-promotion and success in his solo career. My biggest complaint is that the type is set almost impossibly small, probably for publishing considerations.
     
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    Hang on... let me turn the TV down...
    Sorry what was the question?
     
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    Smart A**......:):):)
     
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    Ha! That's been me all this year so far. Now I feel it's time for a change.

    I used to have a list of books I was reading all the time. Then TV gradually took over.

    Maybe I'll leave it unfinished and go back to TV. IDK but I've got to try.
     
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    My current 3:

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    Reading this. First in a series of 3 books. Wonderful. Only Bob related book I’ve read to rival this is his self-penned Chronicles book. Chronicles is a must-read, if you like Bob.
     

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  12. thunderbyrd

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    i'm digging through my lucas davenport "Prey" novels. the new one comes out in a few days. i'll kill about 8-9 hours on that.
     
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    Yes. But not anything like a few years ago.
     
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    I'm a voracious reader in general so my reading habits haven't changed much because of the current situation, but I thought it was an appropriate time to read this one...

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    Haven't read The Plague but The Outsider is one I like.
     
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    Always something to-be, or is be-ing read ‘round here. [Never attempted Tolstoy’s W&P (yet).]

    Reminds me of an old bumper sticker: Fight Prime Time - Read A Book

    And Oooooh, Camus. Now there’s a little "light romp” for ya. ;)

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    I'm still reading, but reading less. I used to get a fair bit of my reading done during my lunch break, or when I was waiting for a child's activity to finish. Absent those, my reading time has been curtailed.

    Currently reading Zelazny's Amber Omnibus.
     
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    I'm finding War and Peace easier to read than I thought it would be, with the new translation.

    These arrived today . . . just in case.

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    Surprisingly I am not reading.

    I make a list of every book I read throughout the year. Last year's total was 19 books, this year thus far only two! Too much going on in New York...can't really concentrate on a book.

    Strangely enough my first book read this year (read in January) was the sequel to "The Andromeda Strain." Yes, you can blame me for all that is going on. But believe me, next year I will not read a book about all out nuclear annihilation.


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