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  1. Avatar jason says:

    I’m into Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon at about 130 pages, which is to say I’ve barely started. I have The Changelingby Victor LaValle that I’ll start soon. But that may have to wait until the semester is over.Report

    • Avatar Aaron David says:

      I wrote about Black Lamb… here, mostly talking about reading the super long books.I have been distracted from it, due mainly to moving. Need to get back on it.Report

  2. Avatar Aaron David says:

    So I picked up a copy of Lord of the Rings lately, the three-volume slip-cased hardbacks from the sixties. I hadn’t read it in about 20 years, I am getting in a couple chapters a night. Makes a nice end-of-the-day treat. After that I have some later volumes of the Forsyte Saga lined up, but I might break it up with some Expanse.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      How is it 20 years later?Report

      • Avatar Aaron David says:

        Surprisingly well written. I still don’t care for Tom Bombadil, the black riders (though I do know what they are) are creepy, its very pastoral. But most of all, it is very, very English. Not British, not UK, but English. It helps that I have read parts of Dorthey Hartleys Lost Country Life at this point, for that really allows the parts in the Shire to open up.Report

      • The Lord of the Rings is one of a handful of works I’ve stopped reading just before the end because I cared so little how things would turn out.Report

  3. I just got my daughter Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf.

    On a related note, I’m thinking of picking up Jack London’s The Iron Heel. Has anyone read it?Report

  4. My 30 yr old daughter and I recently had a conversation about her favorite kiddo book – her clear favorite was “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt”, which was a lot of fun – now apparently a classic. She didn’t even remember “A House Is A House For Me” which was my favorite, which on reflection is kinda more verbal based and less action/problem solving oriented.Report