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    are you reading at the moment?
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    Two. Both have to do with my Bible study group.
    Pretty dry stuff.
    Once winter sets in and I'm snow bound, I'll delve into novels again.
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    Since finishing "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray I'm down to two: Bernard Cornwell's "Stonehenge" and "The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte" by Laura Joh Rowland.

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    Three, one about bio luminescence, one about Hubert Wilkins the polar explorer/war correspondent/etc, etc.
    and Homo Deus by Yuval Harrari.

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    3.

    I’m currently confined to the settee cushion on Drake because we just launched her (cabin roof repair, plus Oshkosh) and the floorboards are floating. But there is an eclectic library on board, plus some whiskey, so no hardship.

    Next, there is an e-book on my iPad. And at home I’m re-reading “Magic of the Swatchways”.
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    Of all things, based on an NPR review, I’m reading my first Stephen King novel since the mid 70s. That was, “Christine”. This is “Billy Summers” and it’s about a hitman hired to kill another hitman. It’s pretty good, definitely in the pulp genre, but pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Since finishing "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray I'm down to two: Bernard Cornwell's "Stonehenge" and "The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte" by Laura Joh Rowland.
    I'll have to check out "Stonehenge". I've always enjoyed Cornwell.
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    Dave, letus know when the floorboards settle down.

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    What are you reading PP? You show me yours and I'll show mine.

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    a bit shorthanded at the moment, just these two

    The Wooden Plane, Its History, Form, And Function - John Whelan

    Mountain Light - Galen Rowell
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    Just two right now.

    Rebels at Sea, by Eric Jay Dolin

    The Jury Master, by Robert Dugoni

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    That would be some book if it can “beat the block”, or “banish fear”…

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    Just a few ---

    Salmon, by Kurlansky. I've read it already, but I keep dipping back in, as it is a factually dense treatise with a fascinating Appendix.

    Dragonsdawn, by McCaffery. Rad it years ago. Circling back for some light fiction.

    Being Mortal, by Gawande. A thoughtful exploration of the end of life, and how to make it more humane.

    The Breaker, by Petrie. Next in an excellent series of murder mysteries.
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    Just the one,
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    4, in addition to online stuff and following about a dozen podcasts.
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    Finishing Babbit by Sinclair Lewis and starting Waterworks by EL Doctorow

    Into Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey to keep things a little light

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    Two: Gregory's Small Engines Service and Repair Manual, and Briggs and Stratton Service and Repair Instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    4, in addition to online stuff and following about a dozen podcasts.
    Don't you still have a real job? Do you sleep?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Don't you still have a real job? Do you sleep?

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    two
    Medieval economics 1150 - 1500... By J Bolton..
    ok History wise it spreads a little either side of those dates but it's an interesting read.. Did you know Willi the bastard allowed elected officials in London?

    And a Book on the of a GWR man, in the signals department.. can't remember the name of it of the top of my head though..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
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    Polish for Dummies

    No Great Mischief (Alistair McCleod novel set in Toronto/Cape Breton)

    301 Polish Verbs

    The Courage to Teach (Parker Palmer--I always thought this was a cheesy self-help kind of book, but we read an excerpt in grad school and it turns out it's pretty serious educational philosophy)

    Tak Się Mówi! (Don't Say That!) -- children's book in the "Czytamy Sylabami" (We Read In Syllables) series of early-reader Polish books. Never has a children's book been so challenging...

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