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Threads for critters, gardening, dinner, movies, etc. Does anyone read any more? What are you reading, do you recommend it, and why or why not?

My most recent read is Natasha Trethewey's "Beyond Katrina," a collection of poems and prose about the Mississippi gulf coast. I fell in love with her the first time I met her and heard her read, several years ago. In this work she confronts racism, urban development, and the way in which natural disasters reveal seams in our society. But she does so through observations about individual persons and their experiences. A very good read.

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Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson. The guy just cracks me up.

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still working on the Outlander series. Book 4. I haven't had much time to read lately, and the few times I did, didn't have the book with me or I'd be almost done by now and on to book 5.

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Sextrology - The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes

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Leadership and Self-Deception ~ The Arbinger Institute

Interesting the tricks our minds play on us.

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"The Fight to Vote" by Michael Waldman. Fascinating history of the evolution of the electoral process and voting rights in the United States going back to the Constitutional Convention. This big picture history makes the current wave of disenfranchisement attempts seem simultaneously more outrageous and more transient.

Not at all as depressing or preachy as the title might suggest

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Drums of Autumn which is book 4 in the Outlander series. Another 1000 page book. oye.

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Doing a marathon of Jonathan Mayberry's Joe Ledger novels, just finished The King Of Plagues earlier this evening. Some folks I respect raved about this series, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about it. His heroes are okay, but I'm rather disappointed in his villains. Thrillers need good villains to be memorable.

I'll probably start re-reading John Ringo's Troy Rising SF series next. Still doesn't have great villains, but he's a LOT funnier. I mean, the first book in the series revolves around an interstellar Maple Syrup War. Goofy as hell.

Yeah, I'm not reading anything serious at the moment. There's something to be said for brain candy.

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bass fishing for dummys

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funny you say that Peghey because right now I'm waiting for a coat of paint to dry on window frames, while watching/listening to an episode. Trooper and I plan on cosplaying Dougal and Gillis at some point when I can make costumes again.

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I watched the series while doing some painting. Holy shit, that dood and his kilt are so fucking hot!

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