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“Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It.’ I was an English major in college, and I’m still really interested in British Romantic literature.”

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Trying to Save Piggy Sneed,’ by John Irving. It’s a collection of his short stories. Some are memoirs, and some are fiction. He has really good character development, and they’re very entertaining stories.”

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“I just finished ‘Lunar Park,’ by Bret Easton Ellis. He’s writing about himself as an author and how he’s trying to get his life together as a father. On top of it all, he’s involved in the investigation of a murderer who’s imitating his character in ‘American Psycho.’”

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The Great Book of Amber,’ by Roger Zelazny. It’s about this crazy family in a science fiction/fantasy world, and each of them wants to rule the universe. It’s all pretty confusing unless you read the series from the beginning.””

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Catering to Nobody,’ by Diane Mott Davidson. It’s a series of murder mysteries that are also about cooking. The main character is a caterer, and it even has her recipes.”

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mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

I have so many books I want to read, that I can't decide on just one. Just started "The Sweet Hell Inside" by Edward Ball. I really liked his first book "Slaves in the Family."
Still reading a book of interviews with Shelby Foote, and am still on the first chapter of the first book of his Civil War trilogy.

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ms_canada 6 years, 1 month ago

I finished two books by Brenda Rickman Vantrease, the first, The Illuminator, takes place in the early 1300s and concerns an illustrator of sacred books, scriptures and the like. But he gets involved working on the books of John Wycliffe, his writings against the Roman church and also his translation of the Latin Bible into the vernacular of the common people of England and the continent. In those days the church, the only church, had almost more power that the King and parliament. Both taxed the people heavily and a rebellion was fomenting rapidly. Many were tried and executed for heresy, burning at the stake being the popular method to stamp out the crime, sic. The second book, The Mercy Seller is the story of the illuminator's daughter who carries on his work. The mercy seller is a Roman friar who is a "pardoner" charged with selling indulgences. These were pieces of paper from the church which gave a sinner absolution from his sins and guarranteed passage into purgatory or heaven. Indulgences brought great wealth to the Roman church and peaked the ire of Martin Luther sparking the great Protest resuling in the protestant revolution and the birth of protestantism. Praise God for that. The pardoner and the illuminator's daughter run into each other.

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ChristmasCarol 6 years, 1 month ago

"Wicked", I am also trying to sort through some Henri Bergson, it is quite difficult as it takes concentration and there is lots of noise where I live.

"Shine on you crazy diamond" is next though and about to pick it up as Syd Barrett's biography according to sources.

I always dig into the bios of Rock Stars and some politicians. Politicians bios tend to lie more though and not disclose as much.

Freddie Mercury's bio was really revealing. An interesting and good read.

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