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PostSubject: What are you reading?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:25 am

I just picked up Courtesans, by Katie Hickman.

Looks very interesting. I haven't started it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:05 pm

Back from lunch...it's shaping up to be an excellent read. The author is a talented writer.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:10 am

The Road to Quoz by William Least-Heat Moon (2008).

Yes, he's kind of wordy but I enjoy his travel tales.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:19 am

I'm reading Flapper by Joshua Zeitz, one of my birthday presents. Smile

It's a really good read, looking at flappers and the making of modern America. So far he has focused on the literary flappers, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and Lois Long but it looks like fashion, film and other celebrities are to come.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:45 pm

My reading stack seems to be getting bigger and bigger but I'm supposed to be reading Fright by Cornell Woolrich and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

This week I've received, as well as a sackload of magazines, The Plot to Seize the White House by Jules Archer, Propaganda by Edward Bernays and American Modernism- Graphic Design 1920-1960.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:17 am

As noted in another thread, My non-fiction reading is currently Hell's Highway , about Operation Market-Garden during WWII.

So far, it's good.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:53 am

Has anyone here read Pepy's Diaries? (Samuel Pepys [peeps]).

He's from the time of Charles II (England).

I picked up a set when I worked in an antiquarian book store. Problem is, the Victorians got hold of it and mangled it a la the Lambs, and lots of the good bits are cut out! The unabridged runs into double digit volumes (I have only nine books to encompass the "whole" thing).

It's been a while since I've read them, and I never did get to the end of it...

Good winter reading (as observed by Helene Hanff). Now that I even have a fireplace it seems that I should pick them up again!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:35 am

I'm reading this:

http://www.google.com/books?id=_CgDAAAAMBAJ

Fascinating!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:33 am

More picture books for me:

Posters For The People- Art of the WPA.
A huge coffee table book packed with the posters of the Works Progress Administration of the 30s and 40s.

Blue Note- The Ultimate Collection

The album covers of Blue Note Records.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Sat May 02, 2009 3:14 pm

Rat Pack Confidential.

Is interesting and I adore all the singers - Frank, Dean and Sammy.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Sun May 03, 2009 11:14 pm

Just finished book by Deana Martin on her Dad. She still has his cologne. Very sweet.
Here is my Dean Martin diet from A-z
A - Apple juice
B- Butter and wonderbread
C - Chicken pot pie
D - Dark chocolate
E - Eggnog
F - fontina cheese
G- Green olive in martini
H - hot chocolate
I - Italian bread just the crust
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K - krispee kreme
L linguini pomono
M marinara
N gnocci
O - orange soda
P - pasta fagioli
R - roast potatoes and red wine
S - spaghetti
T -tea and honey
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Vanilla ice cream
W white fish
x - club sandwiches
yellow popcorn (Ok i know)
zucchini
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Sat May 09, 2009 7:51 am

I'm reading a few blues harp instructional books. One thing I'll say for the information age; it's made learning easier. Instructional books used to come with tapes but CDs are a vast improvement, if only for the ability to pick and choose chapters.
Anyway, this is my last attempt to learn a musical instrument before I admit that it aint never gonna happen.
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