All Thing Books And Reading Thread 2020

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I have so many books on my tablet and tangible books that I own. My mind is all over the place lately
and I'm having a difficult time concentrating so I'm going to try perhaps reading something I've
already read.
 

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Year-Round Trouble
14 talented mystery authors team up with Trouble, the black cat detective, to take a whirlwind tour of mystery locales—and holidays—across the country and the calendar. In this unique collection of original stories, the black cat shows his charm and sass as he works with cozy sleuths you know and love!

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Read the stories all at once—or savor them as each holiday approaches! Just remember: Life is never the same when Trouble takes a holiday!
 

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We really must discuss your definition of "light reading" at some point...
I haven't gotten very far in my "light reading". It wasn't, obviously, light reading, but it wasn't even a quick read, so I probably won't be continuing.

I'm now reading Andrea Barber's memoir Full Circle. She's an actress, for anyone who doesn't recognize her name, and is most known for her role as Kimmy Gibler on "Full House" back in the late 80's to mid 90's, and the recent reboot "Fuller House". It's available through HOOPLA, btw.

I also remember her as the first Carrie Brady on Days of Our Lives, back in the early 80's. Her first day on set, was her 6th birthday, and they had a birthday cake for her.
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My hold for Christmas Shopaholic also came in, so I may start reading that. I'm not a big fan of reading Christmas books when it's not Christmas season, but maybe right now the silly antics of Becky is exactly what I need.
 
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I'm now reading Andrea Barber's memoir Full Circle. She's an actress, for anyone who doesn't recognize her name, and is most known for her role as Kimmy Gibler on "Full House" back in the late 80's to mid 90's, and the recent reboot "Fuller House". It's available through HOOPLA, btw.
Wowza, Kimmy! Does she still act?
 

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WHAT? THEY WROTE A BOOK ABOUT ME?
LOL. It's a cute series. It starts out being mostly focused on her shopping "addiction", but as the books continue, it becomes more abour her life and her family and friends.

Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

Wowza, Kimmy! Does she still act?
She hadn't acted since Full House ended, but did sign on for the re-boot. I haven't seen Fuller House, but found this youtube clip:


So how's everyone doing these days? Finding time to read? I have the time, but find it hard to focus sometimes, however, a good book is a great way to get your mind off current news for a while, so I am trying to keep myself motivated to read.
 
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So how's everyone doing these days? Finding time to read? I have the time, but find it hard to focus sometimes,
I have the time but as you, I'm finding it hard to focus. I have You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clarke. I was
never a huge fan because I felt her books were too predictable but maybe that's exactly what I need for now.
 

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I'm spending more time following Covid-19 coverage and reading fewer books.

The Candy Cards: The Shocking Story of Dean Corll was the last book I finished. The descriptions in it were a bit too graphic for my taste, but not as bad as some of Robert Brown's others. His true crime books concentrate on the crimes themselves rather than the trials and delve into the perpetrators' backgrounds.

Next up is
The Acid Alchemist, about John George Haigh, the UK's "Acid Bath Killer".
 

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jcat jcat 's books make my Spanish Flu pandemic book sound not quite so morbid. I returned it btw. Really wasn't in the mood, even though it was interesting comparing now to then.
 

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I'm reading a book called Trim, the Cartographer's Cat. Two of my favorite subjects: cats and cartography. It's actually pretty enjoyable because it's basically the biography of the cat written by the cartographer, Matthew Flinders, in the late 1700s and it reads how you would expect a cat lover would describe their favorite cat. Even for something written over 200 years ago I've been finding it kind of hilarious.
 

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When the Good Pensions Go Away
a lot of superfluous words and repetitions, but on the whole a very smart and useful book about how the state is robbing the old, sick and poor :(
another example of a commercial approach to writing a book: how to make a monograph from an article :( and this has become a widespread trend :(
 
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I'm still trying to get interested in reading something but I'm distracted. I have many psychological thrillers
downloaded and others.
 

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I've finished off the Aunt Dimity series! Well, I don't have the newest one, I'll wait for it to come out in paperback. I'm going to start the next of the Miss Fortune series, "Swamp Team Three" because I need to LOL some, THEN I'll read the April 2020 read for TCS, and THEN I'll start on "The Cat Who." I have ALL of those, plus the short story collections! That should keep me out of trouble and off the streets until at least the first week in May!
 
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