Need to get a list going for winter reading? Blogs and recommendations.

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I just read Orange is the New Black. Interesting, light weight read, but good nonetheless.

Read the Illusion of Separateness by Simon van Booy over the summer, excellent read.

If you like history, genealogy, and adventure, The Mango Orchard by Robin Bayley is good.

I tend towards history or biographical works. Recently re-read The Agony and the Ecstacy by Irving Stone this summer, too. Good biographical novel about Michelangelo and his battles with the papacy and the arts system during the late 1400s/early 1500s.

I don't tend to join book clubs. Like your list of websites, though. Will have to bookmark a couple.
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Get a subscription to shotgun news, the full subscription there will be plenty of articles no just the one issue per month subscription which is all ads.

Unabridged Oxford English Dictionary is a good read.
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The 1,001 Arabian Nights, translated by Sir Richard Burton. A 10 volume set with a 6 volume supplement. Tonnes of footnotes. I bought mine through the mail from Barnes & Nobel 30+ years ago.
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I found a couple of old books off the http://www.gutenberg.org/ site you mentioned in a different thread. Both are non-fiction, and it's really interesting to read the thought of their day on the subjects.

I'm not sure I could meet the deadlines for a book club since I can't always control my schedule. On the book blogs, I like to read the reviews because I hope there is a better chance that any paid reviews will have full disclosure!
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Guy Murchie's "Seven Mysteries of Life"

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I will list books I have waiting to be read, and some I already have read and will give recommendations.
I love to read!!
Will be back tomorrow....with the list......
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I would have the same problem with a book club, work and other commitments. I like gutenberg.org because I can read old books for free, no library card necessary :)

A blog I sort of stumbled upon a long time ago but love to read is the Malefactor's Register. It's about old crimes. I don't know why, but it fascinates me.

http://malefactorsregister.com/wp/
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Dracula
or fifty shades of grey

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The Help/Kathryn Stockett
Mudbound/Hillary Jordan
Red/Hillary Jourdan
Sarah's Key/Tatianna De Rosnay
Wolf Hall / Hilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies / Hilary Mantel
Brooklyn/Toibin
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo/series /Steig Larsson
Those Who Save Us/Jenna Blum
Handle With Care/ Jodi Picoult
South of Broad/Pat Conroy
Someone Knows My Name/Hill
All God's Dangers/Theodore Rosengarten
The Most Southern Place On Earth/James Cobb
Breaking The Land/Peter Daniel
Deep As It comes/Peter Daniel
Standing At The Crossroads/Peter Daniel
When We Were Colored/Clifton L.
The Historian/Elizsabeth Kostova
Swan Theives/Elizabeth Kostova

More to come.....

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Inferno / Dan Brown
Unbroken / Laura Hillenbrand
The immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot
Water for Elephants / Sara Gruen
The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth / Allison Weir
The Sparrow / Mary Doria Russell
Children of God / Mary Doria Russell
Team of Rivals / Doris Goodwin

Authors:
Jane Austen
Charlotte Bronte
Henry Miller
Emily Bronte
Ernest Hemingway
J D Salinger
Charlain Harris / Sookie Stackhouse series
Ann Rice
Guillermo Del Toro

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Anything by Ann Rule

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Destiny of the Republic / Candice Millard ( assassination of President Garfield

Autobiography of Mark Twain

The Gulag Archipelago / Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Any works of Shakesphere

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I read different kinds of books. These are just some of the books I have..... Biographies, Auto biographies, true,fiction,fantasy,science fiction, history...especially England's history. It totally amazes me. Love any book about the Civil war, the era and some southern plantation stories, novels. Vampires, werewolfs, witches, etc.
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Dracula
or fifty shades of grey
Read them....waiting for the movie......
Love Dracula .......
Ann Rice is the queen of Vampire writings.....
Also, the book I listed above THE HISTORIAN is a page turner!!!
Also the TWIGHLIGHT series.....
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Read them....waiting for the movie......
Love Dracula .......
Ann Rice is the queen of Vampire writings.....
Also, the book I listed above THE HISTORIAN is a page turner!!!
Also the TWIGHLIGHT series.....
I Love witches i love reading about the Salem Witches
And The Pendle Witches and The Bideford Witches
those poor women put to death

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I Love witches i love reading about the Salem Witches
And The Pendle Witches and The Bideford Witches
those poor women put to death
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Me too! Always was fascinated with witches, and vampires.
I'm in a slump now but as soon as the weather turns, like the end of
October, I will read a lot.
I have yarn for an afghan also....still trying to decide on a pattern.
I'm always a Bizzy Bee!
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God Blessed our Arms with Victory: The Religious Life of Stonewall Jackson

by Warren J. Richards

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Tazzie wrote:
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I Love witches i love reading about the Salem Witches
And The Pendle Witches and The Bideford Witches
those poor women put to death
Park at the intersection of Washington and Jefferson or in front of the Presbyterian church any night of the week. You'll see witches, bitches, dopers and teen mothers strolling by. You'll get an education without having to read a paragraph.
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Oct 7, 2013
 
J.F.K. The Man & The Myth..
Paperback
by Victor Lasky
883 pages
published 1963

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JFK was an indecisive and feckless President who meant well but didn't do well. And, in spite of what others might say about him, he never amounted to much; only becoming a hero because of his death.

I grew up idolizing JFK. In our Roman Catholic and democratic home he was revered. His death was treated as a death in the family. Because of this I was fascinated by his assassination and did extensive reading on the subject, as well as writing a paper about it in college that counted as my internship requirement. Over the years, as more was revealed about his true character.

I find that JFK was simply a bored rich kid who lied and bullied his way to the presidency, because any other job or cause was beneath both his interests and his father's ambition. Notwithstanding his numerous personal vices, the cover up of his Addison's disease alone is a damning fact. But the myth seems to still be going strong.

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