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« Reply #200 on: February 08, 2017, 01:36:45 pm »

I just realised the Jack Reacher novels are free online and so light to carry! Yay! Haven't read one yet but for leisurely reading I shall switch between vampyre novels, Jack Reacher and Murder She Wrote books... worship
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« Reply #201 on: March 23, 2017, 06:38:59 pm »

Naked Lunch by William Burroughs. It is very, well, adult.....  Shocked I actually find it disturbing. I wonder if I shall manage to finish it. Shocked
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« Reply #202 on: March 24, 2017, 01:20:07 am »

Memoirs of Mlle. des Escherolles.  An earlier version Anne Frank style.  Gripping diary of a young girl and her family's desperate attempts to survive during the French Revolution.  Highly recommend to history buffs.
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« Reply #203 on: March 24, 2017, 06:50:56 am »

^ Sounds good. I'll look for it online for when my stomach settles from reading Naked Lunch....   ick
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« Reply #204 on: November 15, 2017, 07:20:01 pm »

I just found "understanding fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements" by Richard T Antoun looks good
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« Reply #205 on: December 12, 2017, 03:45:59 am »

Memoirs of Lady Hamilton
Six wives of Henry VIII (an old fave)
Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Mary Shelley's Journals


wow, I just found this thread, this forum is full of hidden rooms  tehe
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« Reply #206 on: December 12, 2017, 06:23:24 am »

^Yea, it is!  Enjoy finding them.   flower

I just finished And The Sea Will Tell by V. Bugliosi.  About the Palmyra atoll murders.  A couple from my other home, San Diego, were murdered down there in the mid-1970s by a pair of total losers.  I somewhat recall the outrage at the time but now I see why everyone hated Bugliosi so much then.  Or at least 10 years later when the trials finally finished.  Grisly story.  He defended the girlfriend.  Wish I hadn't read it.

^Shoulda read one of your books instead.  Lady Hamilton will be next.
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« Reply #207 on: January 15, 2018, 04:10:44 pm »

The Urban Sketcher   I love street art, too...
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« Reply #208 on: March 14, 2018, 03:15:11 am »

The Brontes by Juliet Barker
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« Reply #209 on: March 22, 2018, 05:59:20 pm »

Deadly Skills the SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation by former US Navy Seal Clint Emerson. I love anything (well, almost easter-lol) US/UK Marines and Army. Esp Special Ops/Security/AT. Awesome read.
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« Reply #210 on: April 11, 2018, 11:00:20 pm »

Pausanias description of Greece....love it  flower
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« Reply #211 on: September 25, 2018, 08:40:05 pm »

my first double post  sorry

Reading the Bronte juvenilia about the imaginary kingdoms they created. It's astounding the level of genius possessed by every young member of the Bronte family.
Has anyone here ever been to the parsonage? I dream of going there, I'd love to see Emily's little room where she wrote her secret epics.
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« Reply #212 on: September 26, 2018, 12:01:33 am »

I've been to Haworth Parsonage. Years ago now, but it was as I imagined it to be.. I love the Bronte books especially Wuthering Heights.
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« Reply #213 on: September 26, 2018, 12:26:52 am »

Wuthering Heights was my first favorite book!
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« Reply #214 on: September 26, 2018, 12:30:46 am »

Yes, it was such a tragedy that Emily died young before writing anything more. Her poetry is beautiful and Wurhering Heights is so unusual a book for its time. No wonder it's been so popular. I like it better than Jane Eyre in some aspects, actually. In many ways it appeals to people now more than it did then, I think.
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« Reply #215 on: September 26, 2018, 12:35:52 am »

I have to agree, there is a timeless power to wuthering h. "the utterance of a baby god" as someone wrote about it. Em was writing another book when she died but it's thought that Charlotte destroyed it, possibly at Emily's wish. It is sad that none of the Gondal stories have survived.
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