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Old 08-21-2020, 06:06 AM
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Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts by Daniel Siemens
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Love to hear what you think of that, FSUZeta!

I finished Spy Master and have started Use of Force, both by Brad Thor.
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Old 08-21-2020, 03:25 PM
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I needed something lighter, I highly reccommend "Funny in Farsi" a memoir by Firoozeh Dumas.
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:45 PM
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I’m well over an hour into Jon Meacham’s book about John Lewis: “His Truth Is Marching On”.
It’s TERRIFIC! I am a big non-fiction fan, even though I often find them a bit dry. But this is so interesting!

I’m learning things I never knew about the baked-in racism of some areas of the South and how Lewis, even as a young man, made up his mind to make a difference. I’m also finding out interesting details about many other events including “sit-ins” and smaller demonstrations. It’s clear to me, even partly in, why Lewis is well—known for “get in trouble, GOOD trouble” quote. It’s was just part of him very early in his life.

It is filled with quotes, excellent descriptions of locations and situations and is an easy and entertaining—yet very factual—read. It also includes several photos that illustrate his descriptions.

Our daughter lives in Nashville, and she took us last year to the Parnassus Bookstore that carries many Meacham books since he’s on the Vandy faculty and is a local resident.
Now I’ll be able to tell her to gift me with ANY of Meacham’s books..I’m already a fan!
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:57 AM
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I haven't been posting in this thread even though I've been reading a lot this year. I ended up reading a book over the weekend that contained a sorority recruitment as part of one character's story. The book is called So Much a Part of You by Polly Dugan. The book is made up of connected stories, so each story could be read on its own, but if you read them all, the characters, plotlines and themes intersect in a cool way to tell a larger story.

The story that is sorority-related is called "Blackball," which yes, the title is pretty much a spoiler, but it's worth reading, either as a stand-alone story, or, preferably, part of the whole book.
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:46 PM
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I'm about halfway through The New Girl, by Daniel Silva. It's another book of his Gabriel Allon series.

Silva explains that the concept is loosely based on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

chi-o_cat, that's one of the genres I love - stories that connect to each other. Maeve Binchy had that perfected!
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Finished The New Girl, and really enjoyed it.

Moved on to Alex Trebek's The Answer Is... Reflections on My Life

The Answer Is... was an easy but fun short read. DH read it first (as he finished his book before I did), and we both liked it. Each chapter has an Answer, then he expounds on that topic. Examples include topics such as Ken Jennings, Marriage, Will Ferrall. Because of the format, Alex jumps around, instead of a "I was born, I went to school, I got my first job" type of book. It is very recently written, which is obvious as he mentioned COVID.

There was one major exclusion, which has both mr. honeychile & I wondering why it was excluded, but I won't mention it at this point. Enjoy!

Now I have to decide on the next book - a happy dilemma!
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Finished Melania and Me last week, but now I'm taking an online class to get an additional certification. Once that is complete, I have a few others lined up.
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Using a lazy weekend to catch up on a few unread newspaper sections from past two weeks, as well as today's Sunday Edition.
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I very much enjoyed The Answer Is.... Iíve always enjoyed Trebek and Jeopardy - an easy read, a bit of a bittersweet read, but enjoyable just the same.
Iíve just started Iíll Be Gone In The Dark. It will put me over the halfway point in my yearly reading goal - the pandemic really put a damper on my time and motivation for reading.
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