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14 hours ago, Complicated toad said:

I am really happy for you :). Books are so important in my life, and that you found a new way to be able to enjoy them again is awesome.

Twice I dropped out of college mid-semester because of hospitalization and I was 5 credits from a degree for almost 20 years.  I was lucky enough to finish the credits when I was over 40- but in hindsight I really did all the work before those last credits.  So you have already gained the knowledge that goes into a college degree, even if you don't have the piece of paper.  

Thank you! That’s very kind of you to say all that! :) You put a smile on my face.

I guess you never know, do you? It could happen. Something could change. I could finish my degree. Or even if not, I do have the knowledge. Thank you for saying that! That means a lot to me!

And yes, I’m so truly enjoying having books again. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? :)

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On 2/10/2020 at 6:26 PM, Complicated toad said:

I loved The Center Cannot Hold, excellent book, author I greatly admire.

Also liked We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Stand (that is the Stephen King one I assume?  I am always up for a Stephen King, who isn't).

Keep posting recommendations, I am always looking for something good to read.  Currently stuck in John Connolly's Charlie Parker mysteries and I highly recommend, knowing I am on the last book makes me sad.

I looked at my library account just now and I'd forgotten I had let my teenage daughter check out a couple books on my card.  She has one called "The Legion of Regrettable Supervillians."  That is very intriguing I will have to ask about it.

If you like John Connolly, read The Book of Lost Things. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s very special to me. 

16 hours ago, the maze runner said:

Swan Song is great. As is The Stand. I also recently finished Strangers by Dean Koontz and am presently reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's interesting for sure. One of the better books I have come across. Cheers!

I’m nearly done with Swan Song now. I really like it. 

Finished The Last Policeman yesterday and I have to say it ended better than it started. I really enjoyed it. 

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My mother gave me my copy of The Book of Lost Things. I’ve read it at least 8 times. 

Just got two new books on audible. The Bone Season and Someone Like Me. The second book is written by the guy who wrote The Girl With All The Gifts (a fantastic book I highly recommend). 

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I’m reading (well audiobook-ing) Native Son by Richard Wright. I either read or read a summary (oops!) of it in college. I remember it being a gripping tale though. So far it is once again captivating! I’m about to get close to the meat of the story. It’s a 17 hour audiobook. Longer than Martin Eden by Jack London (which I just finished and loved!).

Thank the stars for audiobooks! I even got my mom to try one and she likes them too!

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Yesterday at emerg I got through 150 pages of Night of Knives, which is a book of the Malazan Empire (fantasy).  Really good.  And at 300 pages, it's way shorter than most of the world's books, which average around 1000 pages.  I'm really loving all of the books from this!  There's two authors doing them and they're great.

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I’m reading You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

https://www.amazon.com/You-Look-Like-Thing-Love/dp/0316525243

And it is perfectly delightful. It’s about the strengths and limitations of artificial intelligence. The title is taken from a pick-up line that an AI devised all by itself. To me it sounds like something a dog might say if it were trying to get a person to take it home. And I have to say, if someone tried that on me, I would let him buy me a drink. I’m suceptible to the surreal and absurd.

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Since a few of you mentioned Swan Song, I grabbed it from the library before covid shut it down and just got around to starting it last week, a little over half way through and I am greatly enjoying it, thanks for the recommendation.

Also just read Recursion by Blake Crouch, it was a can't put down one.  

Happy to see the library by me is opening for "grab and go" where you can go in by appointment and browse briefly.  I don't miss restaurants or bars or any of that stuff, but I really miss my public library.

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