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Not me, but Anne was reading (does that count?), but I have just finished this piece of "literary" escapism on my Kobo H20 ...

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Source: Google Books
 

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Margaret Atwood - And the Heart Goes Last

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War & Peace.
Seriously.
It’s really good at 25% in.
Any book that has an opening scene where a bunch of drunk young Russian nobles challenge each other to a hard liquor contest while sitting perilously on a fourth floor window ledge while horrified servants look on has got to be good.
 

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I am rereading 'The Damon Runyon Omnibus' - It is a collection of the three classic books of Runyon's Broadway stories "Money From Home" "Blue Plate Special" and "Guys and Dolls" featuring the likes of Rusty Charley Nicely Nicely and Spanish John - He had a unique style never used a contraction and considering he was writing about 'very hard guys indeed' never used foul language - I first read these probably 50 years ago and was delighted to find this volume while cleaning up 'the lower technical area' in the basement - If you like short stories this is for you -
 

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Audio book: The Spy and the Traitor (historical recounting of cold was spying)
On Kindle: East of Eden
Physical Book: World War I by S.L.A. Marshall and Forgotten God by Francis Chan

I never read just one book at a time. My ADD doesn’t like that :)
 

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Audio book: The Spy and the Traitor (historical recounting of cold was spying)
On Kindle: East of Eden
Physical Book: World War I by S.L.A. Marshall and Forgotten God by Francis Chan

I never read just one book at a time. My ADD doesn’t like that :)
Understand. I'm really reading about 10-20 at any given time, but thought that listing two was sufficient.
 

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Jaeger: At War with Denmark's Elite Special Forces
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About two-thirds of the way through Anthony Bourdain's breakout, Kitchen Confidential. Couldn't care much less about chefs as a subject (except when at a restaurant, hahah), but very interested in Bourdain.
 

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Just finished a rather strange but interesting novel by Frank O'Rourke(I had never heard of him) 'The Abduction of Virginia Lee'
about the stealing and holding for ransom a very rich guy's private railway car - He has a very different style of writing -
Very detailed very well researched and well rounded characters - Recommended for something fun to read on vacation -
I am going to try some of his other titles -
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'The Abduction of Virginia Lee'
OK you hooked me in. Just checked online with my local library but nothing in their network it would appear. No matter, the lady at the circulation desk always looks bored and always seems to be eager to do librarian things. So next time I am in I will drop it in her lap.

Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy
I think I read those as a teenagers, ahem cough cough, "some" years back. But I honestly don't recall the stories off hand. Maybe good ones to reread (assuming I am remembering correctly that I did read them in the first place).

Just checked these two out of the library last week. Only paged through a bit of the aquarium one so far and haven't started the Jeopardy one so no opinion to express yet.
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