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      I always have several books 'on the go' at once. At the moment I'm enjoying Barack Obama's published works including 'A promised land'. Also the works of our greatest modern poet Sir John Betjeman, the great 18th century author Samuel Johnson, and musical biographies of 10cc, Sir Cliff Richard and Mark Lewisohn's never-ending Beatles biography (his answer to War and Peace). 

        dirkmcquickly wrote:

        I always have several books 'on the go' at once. At the moment I'm enjoying Barack Obama's published works including 'A promised land'. Also the works of our greatest modern poet Sir John Betjeman, the great 18th century author Samuel Johnson, and musical biographies of 10cc, Sir Cliff Richard and Mark Lewisohn's never-ending Beatles biography (his answer to War and Peace). 

        Are you reading Lewisohn's unabridged edition? It is fantastic! 

          The Gnostic Gospels -Elaine Pagels and the Future of the Mind- Michio Kaku, Vermeer the Complete Works- Renzo Villa, Amsterdam- DK

            Missing  Suzy Luvs Paul, her last post was January 11

            Praying she’s OKAY!

            Reading Code Breaker by Jennifer Doudna. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.   She won it for the development of a method for genome editing.” That method, formally known as CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing but often called simply CRISPR, allows scientists to precisely cut any strand of DNA they wish. A new Medical tool of the future. It’s expected that we can eventually use it to heal many illnesses such as Sickle Cell anemia and eventually Cancer. 

              The God Equation ~ Michio Kaku 

                I'm enjoying The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman. It's a huge seller here in the UK, and in fact the book has come to the attention of Steven Spielberg, who has acquired the film rights.

                For those who don't know, Richard is a very popular TV quizmaster and creator of successful TV quizzes. The book is about a group of residents at a retirement home, who get together to investigate old murder cases, to pass the time. Then a murder happens close to home, and they are drawn into the police investigation. It's a bit like a comedy version of  Agatha Christie.

                  I'm reading  "SERVING VICTORIA--Life In The Royal Household" by Kate Hubbard.  It's about several of her servants' life while working for Queen Victoria.  It's a really in-depth  peek at behind -the-scenes at the Palace.  The author based her book on her research of the royal archives.and letters by and to the servants.  Fascinating.  There's more to Victoria, than most people have assumed.

                    LITTLE LAURA wrote:

                    I'm reading  "SERVING VICTORIA--Life In The Royal Household" by Kate Hubbard.  It's about several of her servants' life while working for Queen Victoria.  It's a really in-depth  peek at behind -the-scenes at the Palace.  The author based her book on her research of the royal archives.and letters by and to the servants.  Fascinating.  There's more to Victoria, than most people have assumed.

                    That sounds fascinating Little Laura.  I know Victoria had a lot of facets to her interesting life. I remember the movie about her Indian servant Abdul Karim, whom she was very close to. 

                    Right now I’m reading National Geographic about the Titanic. Lots of great photos of things that have been found and very useful illustrations. May they all rest  In Peace.

                    also the Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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