What book are you reading right now?

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  1. Apr 23, 2018 #1861

    fat hiker

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    Bethlehem Road, by Anne Perry.

    One could definitely fall in love with Victorian London, squalor, poverty, upper class and all, reading Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. Great plotting, great characters, and great atmosphere!
     
  2. Apr 24, 2018 #1862

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    Let's see...I recently finished TARZAN FOREVER: THE LIFE OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, CREATOR OF TARZAN by John Taliaferro

    Personally, I've always enjoyed the John Carter of Mars books a bit more than the Tarzan ones, which were hit or miss with me. I never knew that much about ERB and, after reading the book, I thought he was a rather interesting guy...except for his views on race and eugenics (which would make Hitler smile). Hey, the guy's entitled to his opinion.

    Burroughs was essentially a failure at everything he did to make a living until he decided to take a crack at writing for the pulps and his creation of a certain jungle lord allowed him to support his wife and kids.

    It's a nicely researched and well written book about a complicated guy.

    I'm currently reading a small paperback called IT'S A MYSTERY: WHERE DID THEY GO? by Cheryl Pula

    This is a collection of historical mysteries: Roanoke, Amelia Earhart, Flight 19, D.B. Cooper, etc...the research and writing is fine but the book could've used a tad more editing before it went to the printers. Still fun stuff though.
     
  3. May 14, 2018 #1863

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    My eyesight is not what it used to be. I have blurry vision as a side effects from my RX prescription cardiac meds so reading a complete book like I used to enjoy is impossible. I am this month of May browsing my gardening books. Reading short little snippets with 3+ reading glasses.
     
  4. May 20, 2018 #1864

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    The Hating Game, Sally Thorne
     
  5. May 25, 2018 at 5:27 AM #1865

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    "Bedtime Stories" Jean Johnson
     

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