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    New Kindle book: I'm re-reading the anonymously-written Beowulf (8th century) almost 40 years ago after I first read it.
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    Currently reading

    Lady, Lady, I Did It! by Ed McBain
    <87th Precinct series>
    (orig. published 1961 / republished by Thomas & Mercer in 2011)

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    Currently reading

    The Empty Hours by Ed McBain
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    (orig. published 1962 / republished by Thomas & Mercer in 2011)

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    Washington Black - Collapsed in the final third, but otherwise a good story. Shame it fell apart.
    That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

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    Every Second Counts written by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

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    On my Kindle, now reading The Bandbox (1912) by Louis Joseph Vance.

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    I've only read one 87th Precinct novel, but I loved it and intend to read more eventually.

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    Re-reading Moby Dick. Always loved the humor in that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Re-reading Moby Dick. Always loved the humor in that book.
    I was suppose to read Billy Budd back in 9th grade English. (I only sorta half-read it.)
    Never had any desire to try anything else from Melville ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Re-reading Moby Dick. Always loved the humor in that book.
    I agree. You wouldn't think so if you only saw one of the films based on it, but Melville did put a few jokes in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluffySheep View Post
    I've just started reading Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    I have also just picked this up. I was surprised to learn that (at least for the beginning) it uses the story-telling technique of a journal. Changes the story a bit, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Re-reading Moby Dick. Always loved the humor in that book.
    I tried doing it by audio book a few years ago. Made it about 6 hrs into the 30 or so hrs it was and they still hadn't introduced Ahab or even gotten onto a boat. I was so bored and gave up.

    I'm kinda grateful though that I tried because I'd been on a kick back then that for every "fluff" book I read I'd try to do one classic I'd never read before. Moby Dick made me realize how stupid that idea was and now I just read stuff I enjoy and avoid so called classic altogether.

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    I just finished the Star Trek The Next Generation novel Takedown by John Jackson Miller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    I tried doing it by audio book a few years ago. Made it about 6 hrs into the 30 or so hrs it was and they still hadn't introduced Ahab or even gotten onto a boat. I was so bored and gave up.

    I'm kinda grateful though that I tried because I'd been on a kick back then that for every "fluff" book I read I'd try to do one classic I'd never read before. Moby Dick made me realize how stupid that idea was and now I just read stuff I enjoy and avoid so called classic altogether.
    Well, you know what Mark Twain said about classics: "A classic is a book that everyone talks about but no one has ever read."

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    Finally getting to read Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (2015) by Charles Leerhsen, which shows The Georgia Peach wasn't the racist psychopath we have been saddled with for close to 60 years. Maybe not to the point of Lucretia Borgia, but not many people have received the character assassination Cobb has had since his death. Hopefully this book changes that.

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