All Thing Books And Reading Thread 2021

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I am thinking I want to re-read, "Crawdads"... to look for clues.. I have a person who likes mysteries, but I do not feel he would enjpy this book. I am taking I will keep the book for myself, to re-read.
The last couple chapters were really WOW
 

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Going to start a new Book: Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams

Takes place in 1947, with a photographer and war correspondent; investigating the disappearance of an aviation pioneer, during the Spanish Civil War. She finds his last student, an protege; currently living in Hawaii. While trying to re-visit his last flight in 1937, she discovered bits and pieces of the student/protege's incredible life...

This is fiction, but sounds so interesting....

I love WWII inspired novels... historical fiction; and mysteries..

Believe it or not; I learn a ton of history while reading, well researched historical novels. I have an affinity for WWII... and such...

As an example: I forget the author or title of the book; but it was about the formation of the WASPS
before and during WWII.... and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was fiction, but based on a lot of fact.. things I did not know. So Interesting...
 

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I'm now reading "Widdershins," one of the later of de Lint's Newford books. I did, however, order all of the Newford collection today, so I can do them in order. No such thing as too much de Lint.
 

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slowly getting my big book read ... my hands cramp on me from writing so im doing breaks when i can
You should look into downloading books, either onto a e-reader or a tablet. Much lighter, especially when it's a big book that you're reading. Though e-readers can't do *everything* a book can. ;)

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I have an eReader with several books on it. I STILL prefer print books. I love to read in the bathtub, and have not dropped a book into the water in well over 20 years. I'm not so confident about an eReader. And they just aren't as huggable as a print book, and I tend to hug books when I read something I really like!
 

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Well, I finished de Lint's "Widdershins," as well as "Star Dancer" by Spider and Jean Robinson, and am now reading "Starseed," the second in that...erm...~whispers softly, so Spider can't hear~ trilogy. For some reason, Spider despises trilogies. He much prefers "three book series."
 

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Yeah, lots of people still like books better. I thought I would, as well, but once I read my first book on an e-reader, there was no going back to real books.
I thought I would hate e-readers but I found out they're awesome. I still read paper books, but with the e-reader you can have any number of books with you at any time in case you want to start something different. Plus, it takes up less room than paper books.
 

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And am now reading "Starmind." AND my copy of "An Incantation of Cats," the second of the Witch Cats of Cambridge, came in, so I can finish off what I have of that series when I finish "Starmind."
 
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