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What are you reading while you practice social distancing?

Old Jun 3rd, 2020, 10:46 PM
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Just recently I read Sarah Helm's A Life in Secrets, a biography of Vera Atkins, a key figure in the running of the French section of the WW2 Special Operations Executive, and in tracking down exactly what had happened to those captured in France. It uncovered much interesting material on quite why she was so secretive about herself.

Currently waiting on delivery on a couple of the Pieter Posthumus series of crime stories set in Amsterdam, by Britta Bolt
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Old Jun 4th, 2020, 04:24 AM
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Iím going to reread Johanna Lindseyís Mallory Family books. Along with some of the other recommendations Iíve found on this thread.
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Old Jun 19th, 2020, 02:04 PM
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Now I'm reading Thackeray Vanity Fair. After watching the series, I decided to read this book again.
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Old Jun 19th, 2020, 02:05 PM
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And not so long ago I finished reading the book Green King by Paul Lou Sulitzer
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Old Jul 22nd, 2020, 01:05 PM
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Just finished “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson. It is the story of Winston Churchill and his leadership during the Battle of Britain. I couldn’t put it down.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2020, 04:02 AM
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For anyone who is interested and able to participate in the Lounge forum, the Fodors Book Group is reading Ordinary Light, a memoir by Tracy K. Smith for its August selection. There will be a discussion thread starting August 1st but you can read the book later and add your thoughts then.

As an aside, I don't understand what the current criteria for joining the Lounge are. I can't find an explanation anywhere.
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Old Jul 24th, 2020, 02:45 AM
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I would like to see that discussion, but no longer can get into the lounge since i can not log in with my old user name. I do not know the rules for “new” posters either.
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Old Jul 24th, 2020, 01:53 PM
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The Book of the Dead:Toronto by historian A. Bunch. A great collection of his short story-articles that trace our city's history from its earliest native roots all the way through to today. He writes with economy and pace. Very very readable and a superb way to learn more about ages past.

I am pretty much done my own book and now need to secure an editor, while making the final photo selections. I self-published last time through the University of Toronto, but will likely go with a new press located at our city's Reference Library.

I am done. The end.
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Old Sep 29th, 2020, 01:20 PM
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Burnt Orange Heresy - which movie will be released soon featuring of all people, Mick Jagger
The Overstory - Pulitzer prize 2019 - not easily read nor forgotten
Harlan Coben's latest and greatest always
Greek Mythology - fascinates me
several forgettable beach novels.....
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