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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Tell me just a little more.
    I am only about a fifth of the way into the book but it is good so far, written by a reporter. It is about one arsonist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Several of us here saw the film of this book and talked about it on the film board. It was a nice little film.
    I should definitely seek out the movie; thanks for mentioning it.

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    Buddhism a Beginners Guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I should definitely seek out the movie; thanks for mentioning it.
    I got the movie and it was subtitled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingLady View Post
    Buddhism a Beginners Guide
    Interested. Who is the author? There are several books with that or similar title. I enjoyed this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Gui.../dp/156455886X

    I also like the ones on secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor, especially Buddhism Without Beliefs.

    https://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-With...ithout+beliefs
    "There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere." --Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    I got the movie and it was subtitled.
    Yes. It is a Swedish film.

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    I just finished reading Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo. I could not put it down. Non fiction memoir/story of a teacher, the Delta, the children, lost in the horror of the South yet surviving.

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    I just finished listening to another escape from North Korea memoir--In Order to Live, and I'm in the middle of Full Body Burden, also a memoir, but about the infamous Rocky Flats nuclear plant. I'm ready for something uplifting--like a nice bloody mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I just finished listening to another escape from North Korea memoir--In Order to Live, and I'm in the middle of Full Body Burden, also a memoir, but about the infamous Rocky Flats nuclear plant. I'm ready for something uplifting--like a nice bloody mystery.
    For about four years in the 1980's I lived just few miles downwind of Rocky Flats. I always had the feeling that by then much of the radioactive emissions were under control by then and maybe the plant was winding down, but now I may have to check the book out to see. I'd not heard of it.

    I am reading The Lost City of the Monkey God, which is a non-fiction adventure type book about modern archaeologists searching for a legendary lost civilization in the jungles of Honduras. It good.

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    "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" by Matthew Sullivan.

    A somewhat literary suspense novel that takes place in Denver in the 1990s. The bookstore is actually The Tattered Cover, thinly disguised. Lots of landmarks for those who know Denver - El Chepultepec (dh played jazz there in the 80s) the gentrification of that area, building the stadium etc.

    A little too gory for my taste, but convincing, likable characters, a fast paced plot, and lots of literary references made it hard to put down.

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