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What are you reading while you practice social distancing?

Old Mar 20th, 2020, 07:44 AM
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What are you reading while you practice social distancing?

And how are you reading it? Online library databases, purchases, or something else?

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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 07:53 AM
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The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel, it is the third book in the Wolf Hall series. I preordered through Amazon and it automatically downloaded onto my IPad on day it was released. I am enjoying the third book as well as the first and second one. I do sometimes find it a little hard to follow; i.e. hard to tell who is talking and what a vocabulary! I would have thought enough has been written about Henry VIII and that era but it is a fascinating read and it a different portrayal of Thomas Cromwell.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 10:45 AM
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Just finished
The Passage The Passage
, a pretty good sci-fi vampire future apocalypse novel (first of a trilogy). There was a very short lived Fox show of it last year which I did not see.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 11:58 AM
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I still have some physical library books, although the library is now closed. There is also a system for borrowing e-books and audio books from the library, although the selection could be better. For some time I have been getting a daily email from bookbub, with deals on e-books and have been gradually building a Kindle collection. When I was flat on my back after eye surgery I had a trial subscription to Audible.

I just finished Susan Fowler's "Whistleblower" - recommended. I made it half way through Deborah Lipstadt's "History on Trial", but decided I didn't need all the courtroom detail. I am currently alternating P. Carl's "Becoming a Man" and rereading Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion series (eleven books). When I finish those I have "Unmaking the Presidency" and "Call the Midwife". I recently finished the companion to Deborah Harkness' All Souls books, and may reread the trilogy - just read the fourth book.

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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 01:18 PM
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I have a pile of various mysteries - mostly based in England so vicariously traveling there while self isolating. A few books on my iPad including the fascinating 'A Woman of no Importance", the story of Virginia Hall a one legged American woman who managed to exist undercover in Vichy France 'Free Zone' and basically held the British efforts and French resistance together in WWII.

Plus lots of actual hard copy travel books hoping to be able to tick off a few more bucket list destinations in the next year or two
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 01:21 PM
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Plus lots of actual hard copy travel books hoping to be able to tick off a few more bucket list destinations in the next year or two
Yes, I was just looking at the Swiss guidebooks sitting on my coffee table....
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 11:31 AM
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I still purchase or borrow "real" books. I have never read a kindle book; I know, I must be odd. However, I love the feel of a book in my hands, and I love browsing bookstores.

Just finished reading:
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict - historical fiction about Clementine Churchill, who I knew nothing about. I loved it, and found it very interesting and learned a lot.
There There by Tommy Orange - on the bestseller list for a year or so. Funny, heartbreaking and depressing. I think it should be part of the literature canon for high school and college students. It was sometimes confusing because it's told by 12 different characters.

Currently reading:
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley - a mystery thriller set in Scotland at a remote highlands estate in the winter. So far so good!!!

Books I have at home waiting to be read:
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
And I have two collections of short stories.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2020, 09:02 PM
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari and Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck
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