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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:41 pm 
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Le Avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi both in Italian and in English (The Adventures of Pinocchio) - not the Disney version.

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The Little Word of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi


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Read it when I was in junior high school.

Followed it by all the other Don Camillo titles.

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I think I own all of them....I've read them many times, love the series!

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St Veronica wrote:
I think I own all of them....I've read them many times, love the series!

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Me too.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne

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I read that a month or so ago Highlander....it was ok, I've read a few books on the subject so I'm not sure I really learned anything new about it all.

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I thought it was the most (and, maybe, only) balanced account of the long term relations between an Indian nation and US (and Mexican) institutions. It was objective, well-researched, and not politically correct -- which makes it nearly unique in modern popular history.

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Highlander wrote:
I thought it was the most (and, maybe, only) balanced account of the long term relations between an Indian nation and US (and Mexican) institutions. It was objective, well-researched, and not politically correct -- which makes it nearly unique in modern popular history.



It was recommended to me by a family member recently. I plan to get it.

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If you can wait, one might appear to you. If not this year, then...

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Just started A Pelican at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse after finishing another in a sting of P.G. Wodehouse stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Highlander wrote:
If you can wait, one might appear to you. If not this year, then...


I can wait, against the possibility. The primary intended reader (not the sole intended reader) already has some new books stacked up for Christmas. Plus a new flat panel tv and blu ray player. She's so lucky.

OTOH, don't dawdle overly long.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I was reading my monster book of Zombies this morning on the train. It was before dawn. The train was empty apart from a tramp finding a place to keep warm. I live deep within the Surrey countryside. The more I read the novel the more certain I grew that the tramp was a zombie and that any minute he would wake up, stare mindlesslessly at me, grin, get up and take a chunk out of my neck.

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I just finished Daisy Miller by Henry James. And now Im going to read either the pilgrim's regress by C.S. Lewis or H.G. Wells the first men in the moon.

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Ivar the Nut wrote:
I just finished Daisy Miller by Henry James. And now Im going to read either the pilgrim's regress by C.S. Lewis or H.G. Wells the first men in the moon.



I suggest Lewis.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Netcurtains3 wrote:
I was reading my monster book of Zombies this morning on the train. It was before dawn. The train was empty apart from a tramp finding a place to keep warm. I live deep within the Surrey countryside. The more I read the novel the more certain I grew that the tramp was a zombie and that any minute he would wake up, stare mindlesslessly at me, grin, get up and take a chunk out of my neck.



Suspense is building. Was he/did he?

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Then I will read Lewis. Thanks for the recommendation.

While we are on the topic of Lewis. Have you read the allegory of love? What did you think of it?

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Ivar the Nut wrote:
Then I will read Lewis. Thanks for the recommendation.

While we are on the topic of Lewis. Have you read the allegory of love? What did you think of it?


Yes, many years ago. It was an informative look at subjects I knew little of, and have retained little of - allegory, symbolism, courtly love, etc. It is technical, but not overwhelmingly so (IIRC) and if the topic is one you are interested in, I'd suggest it. In fact, I've been collecting Lewis for almost 50 years, and suggest all of his work. If you like this title, maybe THE DISCARDED IMAGE might appeal, also.

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Great. Thanks for the recommendation!

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GKC,
There is a horrible sting in the tale. On the way back home all the trains were cancelled for quite a while. I was stuck on a freezing cold platform (with many others) for 2 hours. Eventually we got home.
This is what occured (its on a different line to mine but alas we both go through this one station):

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news ... on_tracks/

Unfortunately this is all to common this time of year. The line was closed for about 7 hours in all, so I can count myself lucky I did not try to come home early.

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