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Old 03-03-2018, 04:25 PM
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just got my copy of Probably More Than You Want to Know About the Fishes of the Pacific Coast

...really looking forward to this one
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:26 PM
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for clarification, it's the 2nd edition
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"The Housekeeper and the Professor" by Yoko Ogawa
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The Courts of the Morning, a 1920s vintage political thriller from John Buchan, the author of The 39 Steps.
OK, as a military/political thriller, it's pretty exciting, if a bit drawn out in the same way the early Tom Clancy thrillers are. Dang, it's racist as all get out though. Though in an equal opportunity way, insulting or condescending to pretty much any non-white protestant ethnic or religious group across the board.
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Mr. Fox-- a pretty fun story contest between the female protagonist and an author who keeps killing her off, in various ways.


Vonnegut-- I'm too old for most Vonnegut.


3-body-problem. Hard Scifi. The problem itself is okay. But the main character is dumb, and the world he lives in is kind of dumb too. Which would be fine but they're all supposed to be high-level scientists.


Artemis-- I was b***ing about 3-body to my father-in-law and he responded by buying me Artemis. <3 Andrew Weir characters are not dumb.


Group Health Specialty study materials--
I feel like ERM is 90% buzzwords, and that the underlying agenda is to make sure at least one of your Corporate Officers is not dumb.

The rest of the exam is tedious details, that are either too obvious or else too obscure to memorize. Ugh.
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Could you explain what this means?

I read them upside down, and in reverse order, so, just want to know if we're on the same page. (heh-heh, "page" in a reading thread.)
As one book.

The first time I read Fellowship of the Rings, I didn't realize that the trilogy was intended by the author to be one book, and that the publisher made him break them up. I was really frustrated at the end of FOTR--all that traveling and not getting anywhere and then the book just ends. I think I would have felt the same way if I had seen the movies in the theatre and had to wait a year or longer for the next "part". Anyway, after griping about my disenchantment with this most beloved trilogy, some friends kindly filled in my knowledge gap. Still, it took me a while to want to devote this much time to the series. At the time I was only reading/listening about an hour a day on weekdays and not much time on weekends. Now that I spend a lot more time reading or listening to books, tacking LOTR doesn't seem like a chore.
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Ah.
I read them as one book, as we have the set at home (my son borrowed them, but I don't think he's read them yet).
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As one book.

The first time I read Fellowship of the Rings, I didn't realize that the trilogy was intended by the author to be one book, and that the publisher made him break them up. I was really frustrated at the end of FOTR--all that traveling and not getting anywhere and then the book just ends. I think I would have felt the same way if I had seen the movies in the theatre and had to wait a year or longer for the next "part". Anyway, after griping about my disenchantment with this most beloved trilogy, some friends kindly filled in my knowledge gap. Still, it took me a while to want to devote this much time to the series. At the time I was only reading/listening about an hour a day on weekdays and not much time on weekends. Now that I spend a lot more time reading or listening to books, tacking LOTR doesn't seem like a chore.
After reading stuff like A Song of Ice and Fire or Sanderson's Cosmere, LOTR seems pretty tiny.
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After reading stuff like A Song of Ice and Fire or Sanderson's Cosmere, LOTR seems pretty tiny.
Right. Although I haven't been able to get through A Song of Ice and Fire. But I got through War and Peace and Les Mis.
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"The Housekeeper and the Professor" by Yoko Ogawa
Enjoyed this book. The professor is a brilliant Mathematician obsessed with Math. There were lots of Math references/trivia/problems. Fun read for Math nerds.

The book is mainly about the friendship that developed between the professor and the housekeeper and her son.

I read elsewhere that the professor probably was based on the Hungarian Mathematician, Paul Erdos.
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