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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:58 pm 
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I enjoyed the previous thread, so I'll start a new one for the current season.

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The sample quiz I've included should tell you all you need to know about the book. Of course the author may be enough as well. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Just started Eleanor vs. Ike, an alternative history in which Roosevelt is on Truman's 1952 ticket and he dies during the campaign and she takes over. Or something.

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Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwell. An murder mystery set in London shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars

I enjoyed it.

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OK, this makes more sense than whatever I posted earlier, about Eleanor vs. Ike.

Stevenson dies at the convention and Eleanor Roosevelt is nominated: because they can't agree on anyone else, because she was an Adlai supporter, and because she can get the anti-McCarthy message out even if she loses.

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Just started:

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Lee Child makes it looks so easy.

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"The Naturalist" by Darrin Lunde. About TR's collecting of specimens for museums and so forth.

In my world there are a lot of books and magazine articles about TR's hunting and conservation/outdoor interests and so forth.

"The Naturalist" seems to be a unique take and it is a hard book to put down. Author is a museum collector so looks at him from that angle.


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This is the third book in my friend's series:

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Book Club A is reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I love this book! I read it almost as soon as this year's reading list was out. I know Our Hero lives in the Pacific Northwest, but everything that happens could easily happen in Navajo country.

Book Club B is reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I got through the first 50 pages or so and turned it back into the Library. Call it what you want, I just couldn't read any more. If the point was to make me flinch about what people do to each other in this world, I got it.

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Reading - All the Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Listening (via Audible) - 36 Books That Changed the World from The Great Courses. Just before that, completed The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi in two days, then got an autographed hardcopy at a local independent bookstore where he made a tour appearance and read the opening chapter from his next book (sequel to Lock In).

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Just finished Pat Conroy's posthumously-published A Lowcountry Heart, which is mostly blog entries he wrote over the final few years of his life. There is also the eulogy and similar items.

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I can't so much recommend Eleanor vs Ike unless you are a big Eleanor fan. The alternative history aspect of it is good, but it eventually ends up being just a little too fawning, even for me. The author is respectful of Stevenson and Eisenhower; that's not the problem. I just remember finishing it and putting it in the pile for my folks with a warning note.

it's also a quick read, so there's that.

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