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What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Jul 2018, 16:39

I have a few gardening books, of course, contemplating getting a book on growing cherries to add to the two books on soil, one on mycorrhizal world (useful fungi, symbiotic with tree roots) the book on growing apples and the Holistic Orchid (growing an organic orchard with emphasis on improving the soil and building the immune system of trees plus subsidiary/understory plantings.

Man cannot live by food alone, so I took delivery today of a book by Michel Roux “Pastry.”

Also a book on the history of the Celts and one on the history of China.

And I bought and read (for the second time) “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby johnsmith » 09 Jul 2018, 18:28

Just finished 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
Read it when I was at school and thought it was time I re-acquainted myself with it.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby greggerypeccary » 09 Jul 2018, 18:57

The Shepherd's Hut

Diet For a New America

John Stuart Mill - Victorian Firebrand

Life - Keith Richards
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Jul 2018, 19:05

I bought Mockingbird, time I found where I put it and start reading!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby fisherman » 19 Oct 2018, 00:55

I like dystopian books. Read Metro 2033 and Metro 2034. Now 2035 came out and I can't find time to even look at it.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 19 Oct 2018, 01:00

well hopefully, for you, you are makin' hay while the sun shines.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 19 Oct 2018, 01:01

I'm reading a Sherlock Holmes novel. Not written by A C Doyle tho.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby fisherman » 19 Oct 2018, 01:45

pinkeye wrote:well hopefully, for you, you are makin' hay while the sun shines.

I'm trying my best but clouds are gathering around my IT industry. So I started to write for money too. Articles. To have a back-up, so to speak.
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Postby pinkeye » 19 Oct 2018, 02:12

your English is very good :bgrin
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby fisherman » 19 Oct 2018, 02:15

pinkeye wrote:your English is very good :bgrin


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Thank you. But one for another. I'm losing the grasp on my Bulgarian, mixing words, and forgetting German, Italian and Russian that I used to know well. I let them go for the sake of internationality.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 19 Oct 2018, 02:21

that sounds rather self-defeating.

You LOSE your language facility because you want to be more 'international'?.

Perhaps? you're learning Mandarin and Cantonese.? Perhaps not.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby fisherman » 19 Oct 2018, 02:26

pinkeye wrote:that sounds rather self-defeating.

You LOSE your language facility because you want to be more 'international'?.

Perhaps? you're learning Mandarin and Cantonese.? Perhaps not.

I work with intl. customers mainly. I write on foreign forums. Write on English for articles and such. I'm forgetting words. It's normal. Or I'm mixing and becomes my very own style, something awful and very interesting.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2019, 22:34

Going to order the Kindle version of a high school calculus text book. Need to brush up on the basics and start reading more advanced maths.Get into tensors where 3 + 2 is not always equal to 2 + 3.

Like one on topology too, next year maybe. Did you know that to a topologist a tea cup is the same as a gramaphone record? A circle with two edges. Back in the early days of big computers topologists were hired to work out how/where to run the bundles of cables. So I’d like to learn a bit more.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 09 Sep 2019, 00:17

I'm reading a novel by Jim Kelly. It's called Nightrise. It's about a Journalist called Phillip Dryden .

Setting..? the Fens.

The first Dryden novel I've read, there have been 5 previous. It doesn't immediately capture me, because I don't know the back history. But it is drawn into the present . I enjoy his descriptions of the Fens.

And his quandary.. what do they call their newborn son..?
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2019, 08:42

Junior?


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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2019, 08:45

Just bought the Kindle version of this:

The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

von Humboldt quite the pioneer of some sciences: speculated about AGW before even Fourier! So deserves to be remembered. Also worked out Continental Drift a century before Wegener!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2019, 08:49

Plenty to read at nights after working on my blog. Got a freeby Kindle mystery novel too, Man can’t live by maths alone!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 09 Sep 2019, 22:17

I don't like e-books. my eyes don't like e-books. I like a book, in my hands. :bgrin

Yea :yahoo

My broken arm is doing well, so I don't have to wear that velcro-strapped sling anymore. :bgrin
I do have physio somewhere ahead, but, not bad for an old chick.

I have always loved reading.. for as long as I can remember. A Public Library is a resource beyond compare.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2019, 22:23

So do I! But these are cheap so will give them a go once in the B&B near my block.

Just realised I need to add a new chapter to my “Care of Fruit Trees” just talking about my *lovely* clay, errr soil.

Do like writing. In the L’Unica business used to write Chit Chats to go on the front of the sales reports we sent to our land agent etc customers once a month—people in the offices used to look forward to them!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 09 Sep 2019, 23:17

as you may have gathered, I also enjoy writing.

I just don't get to do it much.

Too much to write down really.

Where to stop and then start. Nah.. I think My Memoir may have to wait a while longer.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2019, 23:24

Do it in bits, 2-500 words a day. Snippet of info or about your life, be sure to have a subject matter file name so you can weave the snippets into a narrative.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 10 Sep 2019, 00:44

that requires a commitment I can't make at this time.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Sep 2019, 00:48

Shoulder still bung?
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 10 Sep 2019, 01:10

yeah.. I did major damage to the muscles and tendons.. through the impact, and the bruising, I hardly even felt the break.

Now that the bruises and swelling are subsiding, I'm becoming more aware of the shoulder. Sigh.

But really I'm so LUCKY to be alive.. major shock to the system. !!

Still finishing off Nightrise by Jim Kelly.

Unfortunately the computer spell check has again failed miserably. This book is fairly blatant, in that whole words are missing from sentences, and duplications are not that uncommon.

I am actually sorry about that, because this is a book that can be embraced, the errors make it much more difficult to really get the flow. They seem to occur in unfortunate places in the text. Oh well.. I'm actually getting into it now..

I can't tell you how often I see gross errors , in popular novels , even in Headline News. or Information Bulletins..!! I mean :WTF

They need a human editor, not a fucking computer to proof-read.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Sep 2019, 01:15

Human editors cost money!
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