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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have the problem that I always think I should be able to read while lying on my side...
...but inevitably, one side of the book always is uncomfortable to hold up!
How do other people do it?!?!?

Roll over. Not for every page change, but when the shift becomes burdensome, try the other side and see how you feel about adapting to holding the opposite side of the book for alternating pages.

It may work out for you, or you may want to focus on learning to read in a more upright position.

The important thing is to keep reading!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Lord Tolkien wrote:
I have a hard time reading the last few years. My eyes get tired and I get sleepy. lol
When I do read it's re-reading books I've already enjoyed like Harry Potter or history stuff.


Same. It's like I've gotten out of the habit with all the shortened internet posts. The last few books I've read were Home Work by Julie Andrews, Me by Elton John, and now I'm in the middle of Mythos by Stephen Fry.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 25: Archival Material: Early Papers on History by Bernard Lonergan



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished "Anatomy of Cyberattack" by Mikko S. Niemela
Thoroughly interesting. Fun, short read.

SD- yes.
I currently do a whole lot more checking books out than reading... I think I need to get a larger percentage fiction I've never read before.
That's one sort-of bottleneck.

Also, I seem to have lost 3 books I want to read: "The Good Earth," Asimov's "Foundation," and well... the first Percy Jackson book.
You could say I'm reading that last one for professional reasons.

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Same. It's like I've gotten out of the habit with all the shortened internet posts.
Right?
We must work together and fight this tendency!
Let us prepare a 40-page plan of action, and then everyone who needs to will read---

...wait, what was I talking about?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Subject and Psyche by Robert M. Doran



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Theological Foundations: Volume One: Intentionality and Psyche by Robert M. Doran



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Kilmeade - Sam Houston and
The Alamo Avengers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War of the Wolf, the 11th book in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles, about the founding of Englaland. Very Happy

(I have book 12 too, which will be next and, I suspect, last.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sword of Kings, latest in the Saxon Chronicles. Actually feels like there might be another book in it...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After two weeks of lounging around and not reading a word, I finished Women Talking. I wanted to like this book more than I ultimately did.

More than the book, though, I enjoyed checking out the reviews on Goodreads. They fall firmly into two different camps:

1) This is the best written and most important book to come out in years,

2) This is boring because nothing happens.

The premise of the book is there in the title: It's a discussion that a group of women has over the course of two days. That's it. Yet the issues they raise, the proposed solutions, and the consequences are all intensely interesting. I honestly don't understand the second crowd... They seem the type to confuse story with plot (much like J.J. Abrams, but maybe I should leave that for the Flicks forum).

Still, as much as I liked it, I... also didn't. I haven't settled on a "why" yet, though I have a hunch that the reason is technical, more than anything. Rather like that one Jodi Picault book I read where I found myself thinking halfway through, "This is a really interesting story, and I wish a better writer had written it." Not that it was bad, or anything, just... not as good. I settled on 4 stars out of 5.

Now I'm on to Northern Lights, which I'm enjoying but which is also a big change of pace.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished Sword of Kings, and there will indeed be at least one more, (hey, maybe two), Uhtred books. :d

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The comics I mentioned in my latest
in my latest posting in Comic Book Haul.
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Theological Foundations: Volume Two: Theology and Culture by Robert M. Doran



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixing to start...

Stephen King - the Outsider
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Fixing to start...

Stephen King - the Outsider


Let me know how it is... I haven't watched the show yet, but I'm considering throwing it in my rotation.
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sgt.null wrote:
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Stephen King - the Outsider


Let me know how it is... I haven't watched the show yet, but I'm considering throwing it in my rotation.


Will do. I'm off Thu-sat. So I'll be reading it then.
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Psychic Conversion and Theological Foundations by Robert M. Doran



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Ninth House" by Leigh Bardugo - thank you SO MUCH for letting us/MEEE know it exists, Rigel!

Also reading The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson #1.
(occupational hazard. but actually quite delightful. YA-fic all the way, baby!)

And I've started a old wonderful non-fic book called Particles - An Introduction to Particle Physics, by Michael Chester.

When I was a little girl, my dad had me read this book, "Particles," to him aloud over the course of weeks.
Afterwards, I may have thought I wanted to be a particle physicist (as opposed to a fashion designer or an oceanographer... my other two top picks before age 10) for awhile.
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(I am sorry; every human life has so many odd details like this, and I have suppressed A LOT of mine in my online persona. Until now.)
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Rigel wrote:
sgt.null wrote:
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Stephen King - the Outsider


Let me know how it is... I haven't watched the show yet, but I'm considering throwing it in my rotation.


Well julie somehow vanished the book.
So I've been catching up with graphic novels.
I really want to find the book.
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