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Author:  GKC [ Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Presents

I got books for Christmas.

Author:  Highlander [ Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

So did I. And not all from the usual suspect.

Gave I, as well.

Author:  GKC [ Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:25 pm ]
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Highlander wrote:
So did I. And not all from the usual suspect.

Gave I, as well.


That you did.

Author:  p.falk [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

I got the illustrated version of Wind in the Willows (illustrations by E.H. Shepard) and my son is loving reading it now.

We had one that had a scanty 3 total illustrations in the entire book (and only individual characters and it wasn't by Shepard). But this one has illustrations on almost every page.
They're beautifully done and they really capture one's imagination.


So thanks to whoever suggested this illustrated version.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

p.falk wrote:
I got the illustrated version of Wind in the Willows (illustrations by E.H. Shepard) and my son is loving reading it now.

We had one that had a scanty 3 total illustrations in the entire book (and only individual characters and it wasn't by Shepard). But this one has illustrations on almost every page.
They're beautifully done and they really capture one's imagination.


So thanks to whoever suggested this illustrated version.



That was the edition I had and still have. Read portions of it to my wife, early in the marriage.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

This may be the first Christmas, ever, at least since I was old enough to read, that I didn't get a book. Not one.

Except for this year's Matthew Kelly giveaway book, which doesn't really count.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:22 am ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
This may be the first Christmas, ever, at least since I was old enough to read, that I didn't get a book. Not one.

Except for this year's Matthew Kelly giveaway book, which doesn't really count.


:( :cry:

Author:  Highlander [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

I envy the Willows recipients. In their volumes and literary tastes.

I, however, got a book on The First Day of Operation Barbarossa. Top that!

Author:  Highlander [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:31 am ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
This may be the first Christmas, ever, at least since I was old enough to read, that I didn't get a book. Not one. ... .


A dagger in my heart. It could be rectified. Do you have a history of the 92nd Infantry Division?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

Not that I know of.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

Highlander wrote:
I envy the Willows recipients. In their volumes and literary tastes.

I, however, got a book on The First Day of Operation Barbarossa. Top that!


Ok.

I got 15 books. The only WWII title was on the fall of France.

My wife also got 15 titles

I started my reading by taking one of hers.

Author:  Highlander [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

Quality, not quantity.

Because if quantity is the measure of excellence, then I concede.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:30 pm ]
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Highlander wrote:
Quality, not quantity.

Because if quantity is the measure of excellence, then I concede.


If you could accurately assess quality, you would increase your quantity.

Which is different from the observation that quantity has a quality of its own

Author:  Highlander [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:49 pm ]
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Can you quantify your assertions above? Or would your response be qualified?

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:03 pm ]
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Highlander wrote:
Can you quantify your assertions above? Or would your response be qualified?



I am qualified to make the assertions.

Author:  Highlander [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:58 pm ]
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Just received two more presents. Clearly books. Now I have almost half as many as you received. I'm sticking with quality.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:03 pm ]
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Highlander wrote:
Just received two more presents. Clearly books. Now I have almost half as many as you received. I'm sticking with quality.


Oddly enough, so do I. And quantities of it.

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
This may be the first Christmas, ever, at least since I was old enough to read, that I didn't get a book. Not one.

Except for this year's Matthew Kelly giveaway book, which doesn't really count.


An enemy hath done this!!!

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:55 pm ]
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I got books. :fyi:

Author:  Doom [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Presents

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
This may be the first Christmas, ever, at least since I was old enough to read, that I didn't get a book. Not one.

Except for this year's Matthew Kelly giveaway book, which doesn't really count.


I can top that: this is the 30+ consecutive year that I didn't get or give any gifts at all.

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