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Old 09-25-2018, 10:43 AM
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Reading The Maltese Falcon. I never actually knew who Sam Spade was.
read it this past year myself. Didn't know how to feel after...modern mysteries/thrillers are so much more dense & multi dimensional (i.e. different subplots and storylines). So this book seemed simplistic to me. Maybe i'm channeling my inner millennial?
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still enjoying The Master and Margarita... have finally "met" The Master
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The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-and-margarita

This is... interesting so far.
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That was a weird book.
Liked Heart of a Dog much more. Which is also a weird, strange book, but it's also funny in a satirical way.
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Liked Heart of a Dog much more. Which is also a weird, strange book, but it's also funny in a satirical way.
cool, i'll check that out next
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:08 AM
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STILL working my way through The Name of the Rose. Made it past the 3/4 point. Whoo Hoo! Just had a semi-formal inquisition. Good times.

Also reading a Civil War Reconstruction era romance novel, The Bride Fair, which is surprisingly good.
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I am working my way through Stephen King's It. I haven't read it before and am really into it.
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Started Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch.
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I just can't seem to get anything started these days. I'll read 20-30 pages one day and put the book down the next.

Latest casualty: Theodore Rex. I really enjoyed the first book, and I like history bios.
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Python Crash Course, acquired via the "Learn You Some Code" Humble Bundle. Maybe doesn't match the intent of this thread but...

Been meaning to learn Python anyway and it has some decent reviews so it worked out well. It's been pretty good so far from a complete beginner standpoint, I'm decent at VBA and I'm manageable (can debug and write basic data manipulations) with SAS so I'm moving through the basics quickly. Bundle also includes a books on R and Linux so might read those too. I think there was a 2nd Python book in there as well, if so I'll read that next. It may have just been some more advanced projects to try though.
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I just can't seem to get anything started these days. I'll read 20-30 pages one day and put the book down the next.

Latest casualty: Theodore Rex. I really enjoyed the first book, and I like history bios.
I liked that series. Plow on.
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