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I"m "reading" (okay, listening to the audio book) of Walt Disney:Triumph of the American Imagination. Interesting so far (13 hours in and it's up to Pinocchio).


Don't you just love audiobooks?! I have to listen to them whilst doing something else though, otherwise I fall asleep. Hehe. 8)

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I"m "reading" (okay, listening to the audio book) of Walt Disney:Triumph of the American Imagination. Interesting so far (13 hours in and it's up to Pinocchio).


Don't you just love audiobooks?! I have to listen to them whilst doing something else though, otherwise I fall asleep. Hehe. 8)


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Tomorrow I'm starting Steppenwolf (1927). I found a copy for .35 at a used clothing/junk store (bonus!)
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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
Don't you just love audiobooks?! I have to listen to them whilst doing something else though, otherwise I fall asleep. Hehe. 8)

I love them, too. I actually use them to help me fall asleep. No flashing images or sudden blaring commercials to startle me while i drift off.

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Don't you just love audiobooks?! I have to listen to them whilst doing something else though, otherwise I fall asleep. Hehe. 8)

I love them, too. I actually use them to help me fall asleep. No flashing images or sudden blaring commercials to startle me while i drift off.

The most common place people listen to audio books is....while driving in their car. But, if they put you to sleep......?

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Got that one on my list actually. You'll have to let me know what you think of it. 8)

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Got that one on my list actually. You'll have to let me know what you think of it. 8)


read it if its the only thing you ever do haha

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I recently listened to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 8 hr. Loved it, especially the sermon, “Last and crowning torture of all the tortures of that awful place is the eternity of hell. Eternity!”…..

I know it is cheating but has anyone here ever seen this book?
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Great Ideas of Classical Physics.

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"Twenty-Six Years 1879-1905" by Sir Arthur Richmond. Private secretary to Sir Robert Morant who laid the foundations for our current educational system. Interesting read of a young Victorian man with little formal qualifications and how he carved out a career for himself. 8)

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Remember 1984? ow-well, had to read it twice.

cuewords: farm or land consolidation, land clearance project, plot realignment, reallocation of land ... inDUSTry.

..tender targets, ...MegaDeath....

doublethink - trying one's best (..long ago) and building bombs.

Personally i'm not afraid of big brother, more of 99.% of these ..... 6.5billion wolves in a cheap-costume....

illiteRATeS, to say the LeAST.


And this on a planet with more than enough. here will it end? with one man possessing everything?


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..but this here nest is beyond ... rescue.

perchance science comes up with a .... neutron-newmaker.


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The Manuscipt Found In Saragossa
by Jan Potocki
this, my third read coincides with the tenth anniversary of when I first got and read it. Last year a couple of femme friends went to Espana independently of each other, tho both for university classes. The one broke her wrist skiing, the other brought me back a book of Gaudi's works. I had promised M a copy of this marvelous book before she left but was only able to get it to her when she returned. So I started it again when I gave her a copy for herself.
The 'Manuscript' is set up in 'days' instead of chapters, detailing stories told of happenings and rememberings over the course of 66 days moving around in the Sierra Morena mtns of Spain in the mid 1700's. On the surface, the mtns and an abandoned inn nearby are haunted by demons, ghosts, vampires, djinni. The narrative tho consists of meeting a cast of characters who all tell their individual stories, one by one until a local gypsy troupe shows up on the tenth day. Then mostly the gypsy chief tells stories and stories within stories as the advancement of the rest of the cast's 'plot' extends and grows and changes over the course of their wanderings. Priests and hermits, bandits and noble women, innkeepers, cabbalists, a geometer and our narrator a young officer for the Walloon guard begin walking with the gypsy troupe as they move from place to place, avoiding the law and skimming the top off the cream of disbursements which the king's forces fail to protect . . . .
The fire of the Inquisition still rules there and then, and our narrator is a devoted Catholic (he promised his mother), yet he finds himself with rationalists whose System of how things work goes on for pages and pages (rather practical but heartlessly rigid), uber-paganists like the cabbalist and his sister who is also capable in the supernatural arts as well as the gypsy chief who has suffered and dealt out so many depravities that the geometer has to get out his tables to keep all the stories straight . . .
. . . and the hills do indeed, seem to be haunted by at least the spirit of the Gomelez, an ancient family keeping the flame of Islam burning deep underground in the heart of 18th century Spain . . .

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