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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Just about finished Regine Pernound's 1950 The Glory of the Medieval World. A delightful perusal of life back then, a lot of corrections of modern misconceptions.
    Pernoud's work is fun to read.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    I'm midway through The Devil's Trail by Robert J. Conley, his third and hopefully not last Texas Outlaw novel...if they made the series into a movie... I would consider watching...

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    Bernard Baruch. Adventures of a Wall Street Legend
    Playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughn missed on both counts. But I never noticed...BB King..

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    I recently finished a book of short stories by Joe R. Lansdale, 'Hap and Leonard', featuring the same odd pair of chosen brothers who have appeared in about a dozen novels - most recently 'The Elephant of Surprise'.

    Now I'm reading the third and final book in James Lovegrove's Cthulhu Casebooks trilogy, 'Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils'.
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    Just started The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (the first installment of the "Longmire" series) I enjoyed the TV series so I have high hopes for the book series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    Just started The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (the first installment of the "Longmire" series) I enjoyed the TV series so I have high hopes for the book series...
    Oh my god, are you in for a treat! The t.v. series got me interested in the books, and now I've read them all - I've lost count of how many novels - and met Craig Johnson several times when he was in Scottsdale for signings. He's a big nut and the best story teller I've ever known. I'm already looking forward to his coming here September 19th when the new Longmire comes out. You'll find that the novels and the t.v. series do not run along the same lines - in some areas, not even close; they are different animals, for sure, but both are really, really great.
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    I just read Heaven and Hell, my life in the Eagles by guitarist Don Felder. Interesting life

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    Re-reading the funniest private eye novel ever written - 'Peeper' by Loren Estleman. Estleman is best known for his P.I. stories featuring detective Amos Walker, set in Detroit, for his westerns, and for his Sherlock Holmes stories. He will be here on Sunday, and I've never met him, so I have a stack of his books I hope to get signed.
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    A time to reap
    A time to kill, a time to heal
    A time to laugh, a time to weep
    To everything (turn, turn, turn)
    There is a season
    And a time to every purpose, under heaven
    A time to build up, a time to break down
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    A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
    To everything
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    Playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughn missed on both counts. But I never noticed...BB King..

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    I just picked up "The Overstory," by Richard Powers, but have only gotten a few pages in. So far, it's decent. Typically, I prefer mystery-type novels, but I also like trying to figure out why a certain book won a Pulitzer.
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