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Old 07-30-2021, 01:23 PM
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Let me try this out... "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Eldercare & Dementia". No version number but you're spot on.

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So apparently there's a law that requires every non-fiction book published in the 21st century to use the exact same title formula:


[PHRASE THAT MAKES NO SENSE ON ITS OWN]

[number] [noun], [number] [noun], and
the [struggle to/event that] [shaped/caused/changed/saved, etc.] [something important] forever*

*the "forever" is optional, but preferred.
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:52 PM
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SENT FROM A TRUE LOVE

one partridge, five gold rings,

and the song that changed humanity forever
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:07 PM
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A simplified version is permissible, as long as it wildly overstates the importance of what you're writing about:


FINDING MY LOST KEYS

the discovery that shook the universe
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Am just finishing the first book in the Game Of Thrones series
Started in Nov. I may be old but at least I am slow
Oh, you mean "the short one?"

I started last summer. Took 9 months to get through them all. (so far)
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:18 PM
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My wife and I started reading "A Tale of Two Cities" (Charles Dickens) to each other just yesterday. He puts together these sentences that go for an entire paragraph, like a lawyer. His writing is getting easier to make sense of as the book goes on, but it does require a lot of the listener.

We have read several Dickens books to each other, so we are enjoying this. But we just finished a Nelson DeMille book, so the demands of Dickens is significantly higher.

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Old 07-31-2021, 08:45 PM
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Dreams Memories and Reflections by CG Jung
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:20 PM
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Currently reading All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren.
Love that book-

“…the world is like an enormous spider web and if you touch it, however lightly, at any point, the vibration ripples to the remotest perimeter” …
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:31 PM
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Listening to the audiobook, Last Chance Texaco an autobiography narrated by the author, Rickie Lee Jones. For those aware of how rough she came up, it's even grittier than one might expect. Fascinating.
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Old 08-01-2021, 12:31 AM
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For the "avant garde" try books by Gunther Grass ("the Tin Drum" is his best) and author Heinrich Boll.
Peeling the Onion!
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Just finished listening to The Crying of Lot 49. Gotta say I'm glad it was an audiobook because such a rambling, kaleidoscopic tale might've been harder to absorb from the printed page.

With that said, I find Thomas Pynchon a quirky, intriguing author somewhere between William S. Burroughs and maybe Tim Dorsey, and all this from a story copyrighted in 1965.

So, you Pynchon fans, what should be my next one by the same author, or maybe someone similar (if there is such an animal)?
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Old 08-07-2021, 11:39 AM
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Just finished listening to The Crying of Lot 49. Gotta say I'm glad it was an audiobook because such a rambling, kaleidoscopic tale might've been harder to absorb from the printed page.

With that said, I find Thomas Pynchon a quirky, intriguing author somewhere between William S. Burroughs and maybe Tim Dorsey, and all this from a story copyrighted in 1965.

So, you Pynchon fans, what should be my next one by the same author?
Gotta be V.
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Just started on "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters." by Tom Nichols.
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Walk In My Combat Boots by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, First Sergeant, U.S. Army (Ret.) with Chris Mooney. It's making me think of servicemen and women I've know on active duty and as a part-time liason for Veterans' Affairs.
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Just finished Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly and started How I Saved the World by Jesse Watters.
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Finished "The Enigma Cube" but am now going back to James Herriot for "All Things Bright and Beautiful."
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