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Old 03-29-2020, 06:50 AM
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how the heck did that happen? took the teeth right off
Old 03-29-2020, 06:52 AM
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:08 AM
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This is a great time to read or reread Stephen King’s “The Stand,” about a super-virus that kills 99% of the people on earth. Once it happens, things seem so lonely. What happens in New York City reminds me a bit of what is happening now.
Old 03-29-2020, 07:17 AM
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I am reading The Jacobite Chronicles by Julia Brannan. This is a 6 book series set in England, Scotland, and France in 1745-1746 during the time of the wars fought between the Jacobites, supporters of James VIII of Scotland and III of England and the Hanoverians, the supporters of George II (the Elector). It is extremely well written and historically rich. Highly recommend this series.
Old 03-29-2020, 07:28 AM
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Default Great Reads

I have read 104 books since I moved to the Villages in the summer of 2017. Maybe the favorite is Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. BUT . . . don't find out anything about it before you read it and plan to read it quickly, within a couple days. It's billed as a "love story," but it's much, much more. It will leave you breathless.
Others I really liked:
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley – Woman wakes up in a London park surrounded by dead bodies and no memory of who she is. But she (her former self?) apparently has left herself clues to her past, exactly as if she knew this was going to happen. Suspense, espionage and the supernatural. A real winner!
Between the World and Me by Ta’Nehisi Coates – “A bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)” A father’s message to his son about living as African American in a White world. It tells the story from such an incredible perspective that I bought a dozen copies to share.
Lincoln and Darwin: Shared Visions of Race, Science and Religion by James Lander (Lincoln and Darwin were born on the same day)
And especially for the Villagers:
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know by Alexandra Horowitz - The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Personal comment – You’ll never look at a dog the same way . . . ever again!
Old 03-29-2020, 07:47 AM
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I am re-reading Frank Herbert's "The White Plague"

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Old 03-29-2020, 08:04 AM
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Right now reading the Outlander series books. They are very good. Also Greg Iles. Clive Cussler is always a good read.
Old 03-29-2020, 08:17 AM
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My book club read The Empress Romanov last month. Fascinating look at the lives of Russia’s czars and czarinas of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Was also eye opening in how imp it was for royals of European countries to marry each other even though politically the countries did not get along.
Old 03-29-2020, 08:31 AM
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Bookbub.com is an amazing sight with lots of books for .99, 1.99 and up. Most I've paid is 4.99 since the virus started. You sign up for ebooks on whatever device you may have.
Old 03-29-2020, 08:43 AM
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Thank you! Great suggestions! I recommend America’s First Daughter. The story of Thomas Jefferson and his daughter.
Old 03-29-2020, 08:52 AM
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Great book about racism in Lake County, FL in the late 40's, early 50's, including rise of Thurgood Marshall as the NAACP fought segregation. You will recognize many locations near us.
Old 03-29-2020, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Madelaine Amee View Post
No suggestions, but I liked yours and I intend to read the one on Churchill. Great thread Boomer, thanks.
I'm reading a Churchill biography now. Got it from the library before it closed. BTW, it's 1000 pages! Glad now that I can keep it until library opens again!
Old 03-29-2020, 08:55 AM
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Since I can't tell from your email address if you are male or female, I highly recommend the Outlander series (8 books) if you are a female because I think a female would enjoy them more. (don't mean to be sexist- just giving my opinion)
Old 03-29-2020, 09:03 AM
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“Requiem for the Dead” by Victor M. Alvarez is a fictional military thriller when a rogue general seeks vengeance on North Korea and the U.S. when the N. K.’s kill his son while the U.S. failed to secure his release. Many accurate facts on locations, weapon systems and military law enforcement. Kind of a read like Tom Clancy and James Patterson. Found it on Amazon.
Old 03-29-2020, 09:11 AM
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Default Call of the wild

Originally Posted by davem4616 View Post
Knowing that the movie was coming out just for kicks I read "The Call of The Wild"...I find that it's easier for me to follow a movie plot if I've read the book...I haven't seen the movie yet. It will be interesting to see how they brought this one to the silver screen. It's an interesting 'guy book'.
Just curious, have you seen the 1935 version with Clark Gable?
I like old movies and almost always prefer the original to remakes. This one has been done many times.
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