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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2020, 11:14:19 am »
Finally decided to read Little Women, having neither read it or watched any filmed adaptation. And I'm finding it simply delightful.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2020, 08:23:50 pm »
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how is Tracy Hunter Abramson (LDS author) related to our dear departed Raro?  I enjoy her books, also.

Traci lives in Virginia where our dear Raro lived. They were very close friends, and Traci credits Raro with starting her on writing. Traci took in Raro's minor children after she died.

I did not realize that.  Thanks for letting us know.  Do you know how her kids are doing now?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2020, 08:53:53 pm »
I'm in the middle of 4 books right now.

I'm reading The Compund Effect.  So far it talks about changing your life by little things.  That over time they become greater.  Like cutting out 100 calories per day over time means a weight loss of 30 pounds.  I'm reading a little of this each night before bed.

Rex and I are listening to The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-Day Saints on Sundays, a chapter each week. 

I started to feel like I need to have more stillness in my life and this came at the right time.  After listening to about 4 or 5 chapters I thought I would like to listen to it with Rex and discuss the ideas.  So we are.

I have been walking at least 10,000 steps a day and sometimes I listen to music, sometimes nothing and sometimes a book.  After reading some of The Compound Effect I decided that for at least 1000 of those steps I would listen to something that will be helpful.  So I got on the Deseret Book app and am now listening to Willpower Is Not Enough: Why We Don't Succeed at Change during that time. 

It's interesting being in the middle of the 3 books and just trying to be "still" to see what Heavenly Father says about the differences and where I fit in it all. I'm really liking this.

Last I am reading  The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-Day Saints or rather listening to it while I walk or do house work or drive or whatever.  It is my for fun book.  If you live in Salt Lake County it is one of the Reader's Choice  library books. 

I've never actively read or listened to so many books at one time before, but I'm enjoying it.  A couple of weeks ago I was listening to one book from Deseret Book that was set in England and had Dukes and Viscounts etc in it while in the car or walking and then one of my library books came off hold at the same and I would either read it or have Alexa read it to me at home.  It had the same type of setting.  Now those two were difficult to read together because there were so many Dukes, Lords, Viscounts etc between the 2 I would mix the two books up! 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2020, 10:01:06 pm »
Patty, from what I have seen they are doing well. I am friends with Traci on Facebook, and have talked to her a few times, but we're not really close by any means, but if people would like, I could ask her for an update on Raro's children for her old Nauvoodle friends. Doesn't hurt to ask.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2020, 03:18:26 pm »
Patty, from what I have seen they are doing well. I am friends with Traci on Facebook, and have talked to her a few times, but we're not really close by any means, but if people would like, I could ask her for an update on Raro's children for her old Nauvoodle friends. Doesn't hurt to ask.

Please do.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2020, 09:57:11 pm »
I got a response from Traci. It's big enough (and not related to books enough :) ) that I'm going to put it in General Discussions.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2020, 09:51:10 am »
I attempted to listen to The Power of Stillness at work a couple of weeks ago.  It became quickly apparent that I had chosen the wrong setting in which to listen to it.  I will start over with it, at home, in peace and solitude where I can completely concentrate on the book. 
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2020, 11:36:08 am »
I'm reading The Empire of Man series and Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2020, 12:02:33 pm »
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'Jacobsen here presents a tour de force exploring the CIA's paramilitary activities...this excellent work feels like uncovering the tip of the iceberg ...Highly recommended for those seeking a better understanding of American foreign policy in action' Jacob Sherman, Library Journal

'A behind-the-scenes look at the most shadowy corners of the American intelligence community...Well-sourced and well-paced, this book is full of surprises' Kirkus

Wow - a real page turner. Something for everyone.  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2020, 01:11:57 pm »
I'm reading "Wonder" aloud to a group of students. We just got to the part where Daisy, the family dog, dies. Holy cow, that's a hard part to get through.

If you haven't read "Wonder," make some time to read it. Your understanding of kids with disabilities will change in a hugely positive way.
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupťry, "The Little Prince."
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2020, 01:56:12 pm »
Just finished "Live Undercover" by Amarylis Fox.   It was a really interesting read on what it is like to work for the CIA.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2020, 02:06:26 am »
Iím having a hard time focusing on books, but the last library book I was working on was Saving Mona Lisa; a look at how the Louvre weathered the storms of war and tried to protect its artwork during WWII, of which the painting we know as Mona Lisa was one.

From my own library, Iím still working through the Longmire novels, and am on As the Crow Flies.  There is a lightheartedness to the books that does not come across in the TV series.  There have been moments in these books (and the short story collection) that cause me to laugh out loud at his wit.  Iíve read short stories aloud to CrowMan (sanitizing Vicís salty language), to his enjoyment, as well.
Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2020, 12:30:09 pm »
I second Roper's words on Wonder. Read it to my previous special education class a few years back, when thet were about 11. They loved it. It should be a must read to everyone.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2020, 01:41:30 pm »
Wonder, from what I have heard, should be read, and skip the movie. But if you really, REALLY want to understand disability well, here is an amazing tweet thread from a disabled MG author about tropes we need to avoid and why. It's not only good for writers, but excellent for EVERYONE to help them understand the biases and such that we have but don't even question or recognize, because they've been so ubiquitous in our (generally media generated) experience: https://twitter.com/beingcindy/status/1222216179873271809

I am currently reading The Toll, the 3rd in the Scythe books by Neal Shusterman. It's taking me forever because I hate the antagonist more than I've hated almost anything my entire life (imagine Dolores Umbridge times a thousand, with a lot of power), so I end up screaming, closing the audiobook, and avoiding it for a day or two at a time.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2020, 03:51:32 am »
I'm reading student essays and PoW memoirs. My brain hurts
 
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