Monthly Archives: June 2013

100 books! (omg)

At some point  last week I realized I had some time on my hands before July 1 when I could start on my next scheduled reads – (see READING NEXT).  I was real tired of crime novels.  I also realized I had … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (US) 1952/124 pages Rating:   9.5 / classic Oh my.  I saw this and realized that I read this so long ago I couldn’t remember the ending –  I’m thinking high … Continue reading

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Beowulf by anonymous – 8th century?/3182 lines Rating  9/classic – Scandinavian heroic myth I have no idea why this book was sitting in my shelves – I probably bought it at some point – a long time ago.   It’s … Continue reading

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The Teahouse

The Teahouse by Lao She  (Manchu-Chinese) 1957 / 197 pages (bi-lingual/but a good intro) Rating: 9 /   historical play What treasures I’m finding on my TBR shelves!   This is a play purchased prior to my trip to China. … Continue reading

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Poppa John

Poppa John by Larry Woiwode  (US) 1980/204 pages rating: 8 –  literary Christian These days Larry Woiwode,  North Dakota’s poet laureate,   lives west of Jamestown, ND  where he raises horses.  In the late 1960s and early ’70s he lived … Continue reading

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Waiting For the Barbarians

Waiting For the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee (South Africa/Australia) 1980/152 pages Rating:   8.5 –  20th century political fiction In an Empire there arise border disputes with the barbarians who live in the forests and deserts outside the gates. … Continue reading

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Fly Away Peter

Fly Away Peter by David Malouf  (Australia) 1982 / 134 pages rating:  7.5 / historical fiction This stayed on my tbr shelf for so long because for some reason I thought it was by O.E. Rolvaag and the third of … Continue reading

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The Zen Teachings of Jesus

The Zen Teachings of Jesus by Kenneth S. Leong 1998 /239 pages rating: 5    religion I’ve had this on my shelves for a long time – probably a decade.  I know I bought it fully intending to read it … Continue reading

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Scenes From Village Life

Scenes From Village Life by Amos Oz  (Israel) 2009 / 192 pages Rating:  9 /literary -short stories In the fictional village of Tel Ilan,  situated in the hills of Menashe south and east of Haifa,  times are changing – actually … Continue reading

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The Immense Journey

The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley  (US) 1957 – 152 pages Rating;  9 / literary -classic natural science I got this book from a friend several years ago and am finally getting around to it.  It’s a classic written by … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Heyday

Stagecoach Heyday in the San Joaquin Valley 1853-1876 by William Harland Boyd (US) 1983 / 74 pages Rating 5 / history This is a real honest-to-god hard-cover little book published by the Kern County Historical Society.   I have no … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Finland

A Brief History of Finland by Matti Klinge  (Finland) 1994 / 164 pages Rating  7.5 / history Another book from the TBR shelf-  I bought this when I was in Finland and have always meant to read it as my … Continue reading

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