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Currently reading a book with the rather lengthy title, "Please Stay, A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story." by Greg Payan. It is the true story of how his fiance (now wife) suffered a ruptured aneurysm in her brain, and the heroic efforts to save her life. My daughter recommended it to my and I wondered why. Then a few pages into the acknowledgements two names (figuratively) jumped off the page at me and my jaw literally dropped open. I KNEW this family; they had lived in the same part of Arlington, Texas as me and my family. My daughter had gone through school, kindergarted to high school graduation with this woman. So naturally I could hardly put it down (I am still not finished with it). I recommed it, not for this fact, but for the unique style in which it is written - not just narrative, but quotes from medical reports and texts of, well, texts, and e-mails to and from the author to his and Holly's friends and family. Will probably not be as compelling to you as it is to me, but I still suggest it.


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I finished Cormac McCarthy's The Road a couple of weeks ago. Just started a book of Nebula Award winners from 2003 (sci-fi). I have mixed feelings about awards books, but the winning pieces in this series tend to be very good.

I read some Raymond Chandler stories while I was putting together this new page:

mikesheedy.com/other-stuff/other-people ... -chandler/

I was going to add some of Chandler's short stories but the novels are enough. The project reminded me that I've never read The Long Goodbye, Chandler's last Philip Marlowe novel. Some say it's the best of the lot, so that would make it very good indeed. I'll have to look for a copy.

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Team of Rivals — Doris Kearns Goodwin

And the two book club books.


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Just finished Alistair Cooke's 'American Journey'. An illuminating piece of work.



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Faulkner - 'Light In August'.



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I've gone crazy with Audible recently.

Now I'm "reading" The Happiness Hypothesis ~ Jonathan Haidt.
Pretty darn good, but horrible narration! :x



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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
I do the same with audible. I wear headphones while doing any manual labor. Building treeforts, cutting grass, shoveling snow, chopping wood, cleaning.

I'm currently reading book 10 of the Horus Heresy in paperback, Throne of Glass on audible.


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I've just finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Why I didn't read it when I was a child? Anyway now I know what my children will read if they behave naughtily.



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_neon, how would Charlie and the Chocolate Factory work as a punishment? I loved the book.



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New PDFs of three novels. I re-read parts of all three as I worked on the project. Loved those books years ago, still do. I put together a new PDF of The Moon and Sixpence as well, on that page under Maugham.


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I'm currently reading a collection of poetry by Charles Bukowski - You Get Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense.


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On The Come Up by Angie Thomas



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'Reporter - Seymour Hersh.



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I am reading the mature manga and I think this is one of the best manga.


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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
I always look forward to answering this question. It is my usual ice breaker when i meet somebody and if i have to think of someone as interesting, chances are that they are flipping through or reading a book.

Currently, I am reading The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I had read Americanah and thought she was so adept at her skill for capturing contradictions and complexities in prose. But, now, having read her short stories, I do think she excels at this form more than the novel.

I am also doing a survey of articles and papers, especially written by students, on abortion to understand what the younger generation is thinking about the pro choice vs pro life debate. It helps me research for my next project. Simultaneously, I am also reading the medical memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. It is absolutely moving and a wonderful point where the treated and treating meet.



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