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Every once in a while, I read a classic I missed out on in high school and college.  So, my latest is The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle.  I enjoyed it.  It seems a basic tale of good vs. evil; something I can understand, unlike the forces at play in our world in 2020.  It was good escapism; again I seem to gravitate to this kind of story in these unprecedented times. 

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I'm in the midst of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light. loving it. The third in her Wolf Hall trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. She is a great writer.  I don't want this book to end!

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@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

@sunala   I’d love to have the whole Nancy Drew series to read again after almost sixty years. Just loved it.


 

I have a GR friend who has them and is doing exactly that.  Jealous.  Smiley Happy

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Reading "The Thornbirds" by Colleen McCullough.  Saw the movie/miniseries years ago with Richard Chamberlin as the priest.  Thoroughly enjoying the book, story is set in New Zealand and Australia.  Found this book recently at a library book sale.  

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"Social distancing?"  I'm in lockdown.  Here (priorities)  they padlocked the PARKS here before they closed the restaurants and bars.  Great.

 

So I posted I can't concentrate and I've been through ten or eleven books and finally found THE ONE (if only it was that easy with men LOL)...

 

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs:  Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death

by Caitlin Doughty

 

She wrote the marvelous Smoke Gets in Your Eyes about her mortuary training.  She is a degreed mortician with her own funeral home, a degree in creative writing and the wit of a stand-up comic.

 

Fiction didn't cut it.  This is nonfiction, questions she's been asked by kids throughout her career (and she's young). Questions adorable, answers, well that depends on your constitution.  I loved Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, gave it ten stars and awarded her a MacArthur Genius Grant Smiley Happy)

 

But not everyone can read nonfiction about death.

 

*not a spoiler:  dog lovers, she answers that too though the question was about cats 😉 

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@judaline   thank you for what you said last month which was of course yesterday.  Please keep it up.  I know you are without being asked.

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I just finished Night Of Miracles by Elizabeth this author always brings out my ugly cry, her books just touch my heart to the very core!  I started it this morning, it was such a touching book I did not want to put it down!

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@dawg lover  Just finishing The Dog that Whispered (thanks somebody here). Really enjoyed it. It's not just a dog story. Loved all the characters but especially Thurman, the black lab mix.

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@LoriLori wrote:

@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

@sunala   I’d love to have the whole Nancy Drew series to read again after almost sixty years. Just loved it.


 

I have a GR friend who has them and is doing exactly that.  Jealous.  Smiley Happy


I can top that, @LoriLori . I have a BFF who has the whole set in her attic which  she read in grade school. Probably worth a fortune now, lol.

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@judaline  If I' had one more inch in which to store a book (I'll be putting my linens over books soon) I'd start the bidding!  Thanks for sharing that.