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Just started A Pelican at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse after finishing another in a sting of P.G. Wodehouse stuff.

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If you can wait, one might appear to you. If not this year, then...


I can wait, against the possibility. The primary intended reader (not the sole intended reader) already has some new books stacked up for Christmas. Plus a new flat panel tv and blu ray player. She's so lucky.

OTOH, don't dawdle overly long.

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I was reading my monster book of Zombies this morning on the train. It was before dawn. The train was empty apart from a tramp finding a place to keep warm. I live deep within the Surrey countryside. The more I read the novel the more certain I grew that the tramp was a zombie and that any minute he would wake up, stare mindlesslessly at me, grin, get up and take a chunk out of my neck.

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I just finished Daisy Miller by Henry James. And now Im going to read either the pilgrim's regress by C.S. Lewis or H.G. Wells the first men in the moon.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Ivar the Nut wrote:
I just finished Daisy Miller by Henry James. And now Im going to read either the pilgrim's regress by C.S. Lewis or H.G. Wells the first men in the moon.



I suggest Lewis.

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I was reading my monster book of Zombies this morning on the train. It was before dawn. The train was empty apart from a tramp finding a place to keep warm. I live deep within the Surrey countryside. The more I read the novel the more certain I grew that the tramp was a zombie and that any minute he would wake up, stare mindlesslessly at me, grin, get up and take a chunk out of my neck.



Suspense is building. Was he/did he?

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Then I will read Lewis. Thanks for the recommendation.

While we are on the topic of Lewis. Have you read the allegory of love? What did you think of it?

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Ivar the Nut wrote:
Then I will read Lewis. Thanks for the recommendation.

While we are on the topic of Lewis. Have you read the allegory of love? What did you think of it?


Yes, many years ago. It was an informative look at subjects I knew little of, and have retained little of - allegory, symbolism, courtly love, etc. It is technical, but not overwhelmingly so (IIRC) and if the topic is one you are interested in, I'd suggest it. In fact, I've been collecting Lewis for almost 50 years, and suggest all of his work. If you like this title, maybe THE DISCARDED IMAGE might appeal, also.

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Great. Thanks for the recommendation!

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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GKC,
There is a horrible sting in the tale. On the way back home all the trains were cancelled for quite a while. I was stuck on a freezing cold platform (with many others) for 2 hours. Eventually we got home.
This is what occured (its on a different line to mine but alas we both go through this one station):

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news ... on_tracks/

Unfortunately this is all to common this time of year. The line was closed for about 7 hours in all, so I can count myself lucky I did not try to come home early.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Netcurtains3 wrote:
GKC,
There is a horrible sting in the tale. On the way back home all the trains were cancelled for quite a while. I was stuck on a freezing cold platform (with many others) for 2 hours. Eventually we got home.
This is what occured (its on a different line to mine but alas we both go through this one station):

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news ... on_tracks/

Unfortunately this is all to common this time of year. The line was closed for about 7 hours in all, so I can count myself lucky I did not try to come home early.



That is sad.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I thought it was the most (and, maybe, only) balanced account of the long term relations between an Indian nation and US (and Mexican) institutions. It was objective, well-researched, and not politically correct -- which makes it nearly unique in modern popular history.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I would be reading another P.G. Wodehouse book now if it were not for the fact that it has not arrived in the post yet. :cry:

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I'm reading an old book titled, PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGY, A Synthesis of Dogma and Morals, by Rev. Edward J. Gratsch & John R. Civille.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Right ho, Jeeves has arrived! :fyi: :cloud9: :bis:

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Brother André by Jean-Guy Dubuc, published by Ave Maria Press with introduction by Mario Lachapelle, C.S.C. Translated from French. Tomorrow is the feast day of first Holy Cross saint, January 6 in USA. He is a friend of the suffering and an apostle of Saint Joseph.

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I just purchased "Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them?" by
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I just purchased "Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them?" by
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I am looking forward to reading this. :fyi:

I read that. Not to turn this into a discussion but I wonder how someone can know so much about the angels.

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Vincenzo wrote:
I'm reading an old book titled, PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGY, A Synthesis of Dogma and Morals, by Rev. Edward J. Gratsch & John R. Civille.

Has anyone else read this?


If that's the John R. Civille I know, I would advise not to read it.

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