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@wilful wrote:

Am curious about you prolific readers (like me):  Do you read with paper or e-reader?  I use the Kindle.


I'm not currently as much of a prolific reader as I used to be, but I do always have a book going.  Thus far this year, I've read or skimmed/read 34 books.  I read paper only.  Haven't given electronic reading devices a try, so can't really say whether I like them or not.  I'm not drawn to wanting to try them, or I would have.  I'm happy with my paper books at this point, but if I can't get the books I want in paper, then maybe I would feel "forced" into giving an electronic device a try. 

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Am curious about you prolific readers (like me):  Do you read with paper or e-reader?  I use the Kindle.

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Sue,  I watched a very good documentary about Jim Henson on PBS, a year or so ago - it was full of detail, & the man had a busy, complex life.  Hope the book will hold your interest & perhaps introduce you to some unexpected/diverting aspects of his life.  If you like the book, I'll probably give it a try.   Pam

 

additional comment:  I just took a look, online, at the hardback available at my local library - it's almost 600 pages in length!  Not sure I care to read that much about Jim Henson - a lot would depend on how "readable" I find the author, I imagine.  

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The book I'm reading  is"Our Souls At Night" by Kent Hauf.

The story is about 2 neighbors,Addie Moore and Louis Waters,who have known each other for yrs in the small town they live in ,Holt,Colorado. They both lost their spouses,have been living alone for yrs. Addie surprises Louis one day by asking him to come spend the night with her. What I've read so far is wonderful. This will be a quick read,179 pgs. Sue


I finished the book last night,it was wonderful,recommend it. I had read another book of his "Plainsong" which is also good. The author passed away in 2014.

Next on my reading list is "Biography of Jim Henson" by Brian Jay Jones". I know Henson was creator of "Muppets" but not much else. Sue

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The book I'm reading  is"Our Souls At Night" by Kent Hauf.

The story is about 2 neighbors,Addie Moore and Louis Waters,who have known each other for yrs in the small town they live in ,Holt,Colorado. They both lost their spouses,have been living alone for yrs. Addie surprises Louis one day by asking him to come spend the night with her. What I've read so far is wonderful. This will be a quick read,179 pgs. Sue

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@doglover52 wrote:

@nyadrn wrote:

Starting Inside the O'Briens   Lisa Genova

 

About a Boston police officer who is diagnosed with Huntington's disease and the effects of the disease on his family and his life.


Hi Diane,thanks for this. I've read another book by this author in 2008 "Still Alice". The story is about an English professor who at age 50 has early signs of Altzheimers. It was made into a movie last yr with Julianne Moore,Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. Moore won Best Actress Oscar for her role.

The book and movie are both good Sue


Sue

 

I saw the move "Still Alice" but have not read that book.. this one was good.  These are hard topics and they are done well.

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I read halfway through the "History of Saturday Night Live" but stopped. It became boring because I got tired of reading about  how unhappy actors/comedians,their feuds  with their cast mates,producers,writers. Jane Curtain seemed to me the only sane person during 75-'80 yrs,she didn't do drugs,had a life outside the show,still married to her husband.

The book I'm about to read is"Spymistress" by William Stevenson,true story of  Vera Atkins who became England's  greatest female secret agent during WWII. I've never heard of her,sounds fascinating

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The book I'm about to read is "LIve From New York:Complete,Uncensored History of NBC's long running hit,"Saturday Night Live" written by James Andrew Miller&TV critic,Tom Shales.It may take me awhile since its 745 pages. Sue

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@doglover52 wrote:

The book I've just started is "The Book of Speculation" by Erika Swyler.

The story is about Simon Watson, a research librarian, who has an interesting family thread. His grandmother,mother and sister  joined a traveling circus at different times in their lives. One day he receives an old book from an antique bookseller who tells him he made recognize a name in the book which turns out to be Simon's grandmother. Simon begins to find out what this book means to him&his family.

This is another new author and her debut novel. Sue 


I finally finished this book,yesterday. I didn't like it,became too confusing for me since she goes back in time and to the present,book was too long. Sue

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I have read these three books and enjoyed them greatly. As a comparison I have gone back and read a couple Sherlock Holmes books recently. No comparison in the two, hate to say it but the modern writing is, in this case, much better. 

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