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    I just discovered this series of essays earlier this morning. There appear to be 6-7 volumes on various future science topics. Ordered this volume that fits a special interest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    My book hoarding is now confined to Kindle

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    Nice selection. Wonder what Zoyd Wheeler is doing now?

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    Also this for the shelf where I keep my *tinfoil* hat...


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    According to Amazon since the beginning of the year:

    Ellroy - The L.A. Quartet
    Murdoch - The Sea, the Sea and A Severed Head (one volume)
    Powers - The Gold Bug Variations (finished it today - my comments are elsewhere)
    Several books about dogs, especially Boston Terriers, because I'm on the lookout
    Wright - Native Son (read)
    Schuyler - Black No More (read)
    James - Black Leopard, Red Wolf
    Cronin - The Passage (read)

    plus mysteries, thrillers etc. from the library.
    Last edited by jegreenwood; Aug-18-2019 at 22:10.

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    I purchase far too many books, but recently I got:

    Robert Jenson, An Introduction to Theology
    Marx, Capital Vol 1
    Keston Sutherland, Poetical Works 1990-2015
    HP Lovecraft, The Annotated HP Lovecraft
    Faulkner, Novels 1936-1940
    Morrisson, Song of Solomon
    Christopher Smart, The Religious Poetry
    RS Thomas, Collected Poems 1945-1990

    Definitely more, but that’s a sample.

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    Tatyana Tolstaya, White Walls - Collected Stories (NYRB Classics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by philoctetes View Post
    Nice selection. Wonder what Zoyd Wheeler is doing now?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...lower-service/

    Co-owned with Doc Sportello.
    Last edited by jegreenwood; Aug-20-2019 at 14:05.

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    Ruth Goodman, How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts - "Daily Deal" on Audible

    I've enjoyed writing by this author in the past.

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    I spent $70 on a book called "From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic: A Linguistic History of English".

    It's a highly technical text intended for those of us with linguistics degrees But very interesting nonetheless.
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    A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    Northern California needs him back.

    Inherent Vice would be a good name for one of these joints...
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    the last book I bought was Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude, but I haven't read it yet. Reading books comes in binge episodes in my life and I currently don't have a reading phase (except for technical papers)
    some other books I bought this or last year
    Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben
    I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
    The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
    the complete works by H.P. Lovecraft
    (a nice hardbound edition of 5 books)

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    The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State by Crawford Young
    The Postcolonial State in Africa by Crawford Young
    The Collected C.P. Cavafy
    The Essentials of Zen Buddhism D.T. Suzuki

    I'm a lot of fun at parties.
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    Battle Cry of Freedom - James M. McPherson
    With the Old Breed - E. B. Sledge
    Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
    Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers - Goethe
    Purgatorio and Paradiso - Dante
    Simplicissimus - Grimmelshausen
    The Conquest of Gaul - Caesar
    The Oresteia - Aeschylus

    These are all on my Kindle - I buy almost all of my books on Kindle anymore. I once swore I'd never read a book on a computer or tablet. Now I find it indispensable.

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    Frans Bengtsson, The Long Ships (Audible.com "daily deal" today)

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    My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
    Founding America: Documents from the Revolution to the Bill of Rights

    Both B&N paperbacks
    Short-term thinkers are rewarded with reelection, while those who dare to take seriously our responsibility to future generations commonly find themselves out of office.

    - Marcia Bjornerud, Geologist

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