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  1. #1861
    Quote Originally Posted by bobo View Post
    Me too - it's rather long, eh ??
    (he only became 46 )
    Wait until they write about us - that ought to be in volumes then
    ENJOY !!
    No we don't count, look at Alexander, people have been writing biographies of him since year dot, and he only made his mid thirties. Even death is a world for the young, a child dies it is all flowers and tears, I will be lucky to get a quick RIP "Had more than his share really, considering how he lived."
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    "Had more than his share really, considering how he lived."

    Then you've nothing to complain about .... not that you do
    I don't know whos shares I got , but I think I could say the same - of both this and that ... especially that - lolol
    BOBO is an abbreviation for BOurgeois-BOhème
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  3. #1863
    Quote Originally Posted by bobo View Post
    Me too - it's rather long, eh ??
    (he only became 46 )
    Wait until they write about us - that ought to be in volumes then
    ENJOY !!
    As long as we don't get the same artist for the cover..
    The only one who can heal you is you.




  4. #1864
    I'm currently reading that Swain book that Jay Greenstein often recommends, Techniques of the Selling Author. I bought the Kindle version to save a few pounds.

    I'm about one-third of the way through and my impressions so far are mixed. I didn't learn anything new from the earlier part of the book, but it's handy having it under one roof. It's fair to say that the author was right to cover that ground as he had no way of assessing the reader's knowledge at the time of picking up the book. As I have progressed, I am learning new things, so have slowed down my reading to absorb them more efficiently.

    For a while it felt like the author was being excessively verbose and used a number of less common words. Fortunately, this didn't break my stride too much, because when using a Kindle, it's a trivial matter to look up new words.

    The book is now settling down and gradually becoming more compact with its wording (or am I simply adjusting to the writing style?). Also, the use of examples has increased; they seemed a little sparse at first.

    I believe this book will help with my writing, and that's all one can ask really. It's not clear whether a seasoned writer would benefit from this book, but as a writer who is starting to move on from 'beginner' phase, it's helpful putting words to things I already suspected. And there is still two-thirds to go.

    Would I recommend?
    So far, a tentative yes, but I will be in a better position to say when I have completed it.


  5. #1865
    Filling another slot in what should have been my high school reading list: 1984. My relationship with the 'classics' is spotty.
    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


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  6. #1866
    For a while it felt like the author was being excessively verbose and used a number of less common words. Fortunately, this didn't break my stride too much, because when using a Kindle, it's a trivial matter to look up new words.
    I have had a similar experience reading text books on something unfamiliar. I think there is a certain new vocabulary and by about the first third of the book you have learned it.
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    A Whole Nuther Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

    wiki says 1st in the Cheeseman family series.

    hmmmm.
    this is a fun young reader adventure.
    there are several colorful characters that this reader
    would love to hear more about.
    from a young reader perspective, being on the run
    from a ton of "dangerous" groups might be a bit
    unnerving-especially at bedtime.
    light summer reading with an illustration challenge...
    could be a winner.


    *stares at incoming*

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    Hardball by Sara Paretsky

    wiki says 13th of 17 novels in the v. i. warshawski series.

    great study in all aspects of quality
    storytelling.
    rich characters, comfortable dialogue,
    successful plot/subplot "reader reveal"
    techniques.
    this reader is guessing the polish of this
    novel will exist in earlier novels.
    really delicate topics are tastefully handled
    by this incredible author.
    looking for a solid, grounded female protaganist-
    looking for an emotionally complex, intellectually
    compelling tale of multigenerational value-
    looking for an indication that society can and does
    show periodic positive growth-
    look here.


    *stares at incoming*

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    Got a load of unread books to get to, and another caught my eye that I’d forgotten. That because it’s awesome how history repeats itself, and we’re too shortsighted and dense to see. I wonder how many school reading lists this is on — it should be on all


    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
    where we see imaginary greatness in our fall.

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