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    A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - fiction, so good!

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    Just checked out Tom Hanks' book, "Uncommon Type" and Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays." Looking forward to starting them both this week.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    "Happy City" about urban planning by Charles Montgomery. I loved this book!

    Also reading some 1950s fiction by Rumer Godden - yummy stuff.

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    I finally got around to reading Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. It was the only book of his I had not yet read. Loved it! Though it was not as punchy as his later books.

    I am just about finished with Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse. Good book -- though sad in many ways.

    Next on the docket is either Gertrude by Hermann Hesse or Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.
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    Fascinating book - The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard. It tells the history and demise of the soil beneath us all around the world. Interviews archaeologists, historians and scientists. I never thought about how much of our world is paved now and how our tender little tootsies never touch real soil.

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    American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, set on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, set on the Delmarva Peninsula.
    Tell me just a little more.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Fascinating book - The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard. It tells the history and demise of the soil beneath us all around the world. Interviews archaeologists, historians and scientists. I never thought about how much of our world is paved now and how our tender little tootsies never touch real soil.
    I also think there is a documentary on this topic that came out a few years ago.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    I just finished Rendezvous with Rama. Good novel! Great sci-fi!

    I am actually looking for another space adventure novel to read. Suggestions?

    At the moment I am reading Sula by Toni Morrison. This is fine literature, it really is. Though it is very dark.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - fiction, so good!
    Several of us here saw the film of this book and talked about it on the film board. It was a nice little film.

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