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Beetle's Book and Word Thread

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December 05, 2018, 08:56:17 am #181 Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 04:34:52 am by Dee-Vo
Finished up with King's "'Salem's Lot" this afternoon. Good book. Kept me hooked pretty good.

Two more books are awaiting me at the bookstore. Looking forward to new material.

Reading has began to vary in subject. Fictional, non-fictional, adventure, etc. A good mix here and there is pleasant.


Next three pieces of reading are as follows:

-- Stephen King's "The Shining" (beginning to see a trend here?)

-- Blair Braverman's "Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North" (what a title choice!)

-- John Boessenecker's "Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde" (looking forward to this one)

Thoughts? Suggestions?


The Shining is a damned good book. A great book to let yourself fall wholly into with full imagination. Much better than the movie, per usual.


Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube brought some insight into the way of living in extreme northern regions. Somewhat interesting yet overall, meh.

A portion describing the night when the writer dug several feet deep down into the frozen tundra was the best. She'd dug several feet straight down, then several feet horizontally; this way she could get into her sleeping bag and be insulated while lying on her back (the hole was "L-shaped"), trapping her body heat underneath the accumulated feet of snow thus keeping warm through the night's frigid hours. Apparently, the hole was just a little larger than her own body.

She awoke the following morning with the grand surprise that a blizzard had filled the hole back in overnight and was frozen hard. She couldn't move and was confined to a space about like a casket. This description gave me the claustrophobic feels.


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December 24, 2018, 04:31:19 am #186 Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 05:10:52 am by BRFFF

50 years on Rocket Men tells the story of Apollo 8, the first mission to the moon!

I listened to the Audible version and found it fascinating, so much so that after listening to the entire book in 3 days I then watched Apollo 13, one of my favorite all time movies!

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BBC program on the mission with interviews with the astronauts and the author!



December 27, 2018, 05:35:48 am #187 Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 05:56:39 am by Woolly Bugger
I'm on the final homestretch of this series.    Malcolm turned me on to it.



Quote from: Beetle on December 27, 2018, 05:35:48 am
I'm on the final homestretch of this series.    Malcolm turned me on to it.


How is Malcolm?



I've got three books started. For over four months.  b';
Work, work, work. Family life, fly tying, garden work, rod building get in the way.
An upcoming balcony on the Gulf coast might be the ticket.
Unless the fish are biting... V:;
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970