Saturday, September 29, 2012

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I usually have a few books going at once. At work, I've got a stack that I pick around and sample from time to time. I just finished Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, the back scenes of how James Garfield became President, the relentless stalking of his deranged assassin Charles J. Guiteau and 10 plus doctors that actually brought him to his death some 2 1/2 months later. It was a very interesting historical read.  Here's a close and personal friend of mine, in a quiet spot, with a new book that recently reached his desk. It's another Hesse novel with over 50 black and white photographs that certainly assist you turning the pages. Pick it up at your local seller today. Recommended by Birdman the bookman!  

23 comments:

  1. Your costume is a bit wrinkled. Are you really that old?

    I'm reading the second of the new trilogy by Ken Follett. Pretty good, too.

    Re the clock: Amazing, too, is the fact that people buy it!

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  2. Thanks for the head's up; I'll go get the book and then turn it over to my grandkids. Incidentally, you're lookin' better and better every day!

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  3. Why is it that men always have the longest eyelashes??

    I'm so jealous.

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  4. I am your newest follower, and I invite you to follow my blog as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my site.

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  5. Nothing like a good book to soothe the soul.

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  6. A very, very close friend, I think. I don't remember a thing about Garfield even though I took AP American history in high school. I'm reading Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounter Consciousness, about the relation between quantum mechanics and our brains.

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  7. Ah but it wouldn't be signed like yours is Birdman haha!

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  8. I am reading some John Grisham books I'm not learning anything but he tells a good story. I have just caught up with your last few posts. You do know a thing or two about photography, that's for sure.

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  9. Ah yes, a great recommendation of a valued author's newest!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  10. Word On The Street is a festival of books & reading that took place here last Sunday. You would like it.

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  11. I have quite a pile to read, but I will gladly add some new interesting books! The winter is coming...

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  12. Now, this looks like a book that is well worth reading. I hope it is a big success.

    Garfield? There is very little I could tell you about him. He is one of the lost presidents about whom little is remembered today, like Polk, Pierce and Arthur.

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  13. Sounds interesting, Birdman. I do have a pile of books, but maybe I can stack one more on top. ;)

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  14. You didn't learn that calming bag technique from Temple Grandin, did you?

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  15. I will get that book as I adore Hesse's novels...That's one contented reader there...

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  16. Oh, thanks for the reminder! I looked forward to reading her new work with photos after she mentioned it. I must say you look especially fashionable in this post :^)

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  17. I recently read "Escape from Camp 14" a true story of a young North Korean man who escaped one of the worst work camps in that country. It's quite an interesting read. Although it's a short book, the subject is quite weighty and I am still thinking about it even weeks later.
    I will have to take a look at these books. I like getting recommendations. :)

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  18. Love books too. I hope you got Karen to sign your copy. Clever way to publicize a fellow blogger's book!

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  19. I love this book as well - and the image of your friend reading :)

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  20. hey birdman is Hesse ur favorite author

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