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Thread: What J.R.R. Tolkienís classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publi

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I had two older sisters, so add Nancy Drew. Once I got my library card new worlds were available. Somewhere along the way, we got a set of encyclopedias. I looked at every page. I read many pages.
    I used to use the library religiously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I feel so fortunate and thankful that when I was in elementary school my teachers made me learn to read. I didnt learn much else by the time I left school at the end of the 7th grade.
    Its so fricken pathetic that we have high school kids getting diplomas that cant read at a 7th grade level.

    Reading was my escape as a young kid. I read all the classics, sometimes two 3 4 times till I understood them.

    Tom Sawyer, huck finn, even read the hardy boys and lots of cowboy books and the Hobbit
    I love to read. I go to the library at least once a week.
    At the end of the day...I am still glad that I am me. Tail and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvereyes View Post
    I love to read. I go to the library at least once a week.
    I haven't been to a library, other than to vote, since law school. I use the Internet for research and reading material. It is sort of a shame, we have to very nice libraries around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I haven't been to a library, other than to vote, since law school. I use the Internet for research and reading material. It is sort of a shame, we have to very nice libraries around here.
    I know every nook and cranny of my library. I love it. I love books. I proudly say I've never read a digital book. I love to hold the book, turn the pages, smell the book, etc....
    I love books.
    At the end of the day...I am still glad that I am me. Tail and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvereyes View Post
    I know every nook and cranny of my library. I love it. I love books. I proudly say I've never read a digital book. I love to hold the book, turn the pages, smell the book, etc....
    I love books.
    Most books have too small text for my eyes. But when I travel, my kindle carries enough reading material for me at minimal space and weight.
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    I have always been a bookworm!

    I was aghast when I visited the GW Bush library. All the shelves were empty! And I smelled smoke, went out back and they were burning books!

    Dwarves are cool!Especialy heavily armed dwarves; they have a real tough outlaw Biker gang!

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    I feel the need to read. I bought a history of the crusades. It runs around 800 or so pages. In the first ten pages, I have already disagreed with the author's perspective.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I feel the need to read. I bought a history of the crusades. It runs around 800 or so pages. In the first ten pages, I have already disagreed with the author's perspective.
    The works of Steve Runciman and Jonathan Riley-Smith are classic. Regine Pernoud also wrote an interesting book about the Crusades. Pernoud's isn't a narrative but a study of who went on crusade and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    The works of Steve Runciman and Jonathan Riley-Smith are classic. Regine Pernoud also wrote an interesting book about the Crusades. Pernoud's isn't a narrative but a study of who went on crusade and why.
    Runciman is too pricey for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Runciman is too pricey for me.
    You don't have to get his series on the Crusades. Check out his The First Crusade. I read this in my late teens. Early to mid 90s, I guess. Great history and great adventure.
    https://www.amazon.com/First-Crusade.../dp/0521611482
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