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Dec 31, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Tell us what you like to read!
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Dec 31, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Looking forward to this new book, scheduled to be delivered 03 Jan!
First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country". Author Tom Ricks
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 1, 2021 3:22 AM CST
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Adeniums Bromeliad Tropicals
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Going to use this post to make a list of reading goals for 2021. Think I'll start small with just a few. I'll update it with some more later, if I'm making progress. Let's see how I do. Smiling

COMPLETE:
1. Brilliant Green (Stefano Mancuso)

2. The Revolutionary Genius of Plants (Stefano Mancuso)

3. Extraordinary Insects (Anne Sverdrup-Thygesson)

4. Entangled Life (Merlin Sheldrake)

5. Around the World in 80 Plants (Jonathan Drori)

GOALS:

6. The Language of Butterflies (Wendy Williams
* In progress

7. In Defense of Plants (Matt Candeias)

8. Climate Change Science (John C. Mutter)

I mostly read nonfiction and the occasional fantasy or fantasy/horror (Clive Barker, woo! 'Imajica' is still one of my favorite novels of all time. I highly recommend it.)
Been really enjoying nonfiction novels lately, so... I'll make my first four from that collection. Smiling
Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!
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Jan 1, 2021 5:21 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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Imajica, yes! Love it. You like Clive, try Galilee.
I haven't thought much about this. I usually go to thrift stores and pick up books that I like. I do have my favorite authors. I would like to read Joe Hill after seeing the tv adaptation of his NOS4A2.
And I would like to find some recent Sigma force novels by James Rollins.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
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Jan 1, 2021 12:33 PM CST
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Adeniums Bromeliad Tropicals
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I do have Galilee actually. Just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I have Coldheart Canyon to read as well. Found hardcover copies of both of them in great condition a while back when our library was selling some of their books. Got them really cheap too. Smiling

I want to reread Imajica and Weaveworld some time. Those were my two favorites of his. Smiling
Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!
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Jan 1, 2021 12:48 PM CST
Name: Vera
ON CA (Zone 5b)
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I may treat myself to a couple of William Gibson books - in real book form, not Kindle. Kindle is all right - I keep it in the greenhouse, for when I'm heating the tanks and keeping Sammy company - but for reading in bed, which is a prerequisite for sleep, a physical book is better.

Almost finished re-proofreading my own book - found ten mistakes. Aaaarrrghhh! Too late; it's already printed.
Behind every opportunity is a disaster in waiting.
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Jan 1, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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Oh, weaveworld, I forgot about that one! Yes!!!
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
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Jan 3, 2021 10:51 AM CST
Name: jared
columbus, oh (Zone 6a)
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i recommend train dreams by denis johnson. it's a very short biography of a fictional laborer in the american west at the start of the 20th century. it's written very beautifully.
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Jan 5, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Jan 5, 2021 2:29 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Good one, Ronnie.

Karen
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Jan 5, 2021 5:05 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I'm reading a weird book called the Prophetess, by Barbara Wood. A take on early Christianity, talks about women's role in the early Church. It's pretty good, a female protagonist, car chases, spies, lots of intrigue. Might look up more books by the same author.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
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Jan 5, 2021 5:40 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Wow,
people around my library are hitting the books! We've had a heavy couple days of pulling books for requests. As one lady said, "What else is there to do?" between weather and covid Rolling my eyes.
Ronnie, there should be a version that says not gardening enough too Hurray!
Plant it and they will come.
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Jan 5, 2021 5:44 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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I agree Sally!
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Jan 5, 2021 6:28 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
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I finished "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman. He was the author of A Man Called Ove. If you liked Ove, you'll probably like this book. Honestly, it was a chore to read at times, but I really liked it when finished. It's lots of mini plots rolled into one book. Recommended.

Karen
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Jan 5, 2021 7:56 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I have read several by Bachman, agree he is a very good writer.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jan 16, 2021 2:05 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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I just finished "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger. I thought it was fantastic Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Jan 16, 2021 6:03 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I looked that up. It says "If you liked Where the Crawdads sing...". I didn't! Hilarious!

Karen
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Jan 16, 2021 6:18 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I sort of like Crawdads about her living alone in a swamp.. but found other parts so unrealistic. So Karen, I am with you.
Ronnie have you ever read David Rosenfelt? Mystery series, with dogs! Some clever writing. You might like to try one. And if you like one, you've then got about a dozen to read after.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jan 16, 2021 6:22 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Region: Ukraine Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Zinnias Dog Lover Morning Glories
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Oh I loved Crawdads and so did my grandaughter!!

Sally I will look him up, thanks!
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Jan 16, 2021 11:48 PM CST
Name: Chip
Medicine Bow Range, Wyoming (Zone 3a)
Still working on Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light, the last novel in a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, who served Henry VIII.

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Long historical novels can be a slog, but Mantel's writing is brilliant: great descriptive work and crackling dialogue. She really puts the reader in the frame.

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