Bill of Rights

The first amendment is incredibly powerful. If nothing else, please read that one. In 45 words it establishes the freedom of religion, speech, the press, and peaceful protest. Given the times we are in, I think it is worth reviewing and considering carefully.

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

I just finished listening to the audiobook version of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer originally published in 1960. The unabridged audiobook consisted of 64 files and weighed in at 57 hours 11 minutes run time, making it the longest audiobook I've listened to …

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Around the turn of the century

For the first time, I ran into a quote where the phrase "around the turn of the century" was referring to the year 2000 instead of 1900. Up until now, I have always associated that phrase with the change from the 1800's to the 1900's.

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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

I've just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. This novel was first published in 1983. I have not read any of his other works previously.

This is the best book that I have read in a very long time. I'm not here to review it, or give out …

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2017 Reading Highlights

2017 was a another good reading year. I discovered several new authors and book series that kept me entertained as I completed 64 books during the year. It seemed to be a year of reading book series as you will see in some of the selections below. A part of …

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A few good books

I am a decent reader with one or two books going all the time. I have a wish list of about 400 books that I keep an eye out for when checking the library web site, gutenburg.org, etc. Most of them are classics or represent a highly rated story …

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Road Rd

I got a big kick out of a couple of roads in downtown Lake Jackson, TX. They are named 'This Way' and 'That Way'. Guess there is someone in Lake Jackson with a sick sense of humor. I can hear them giving directions now, "Well, go straight and make a …

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Reading 2015 Summary

I completed 2015 by reading 64 books. There were some enjoyable highlights.

Science Fiction "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear are in the classic science fiction mold. In addition, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama were fascinating. First time reads for all …

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