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    Steinbeck's "In Dubious Battle," a 1936 novel that's by far his most militant in attacking economic injustice. Makes "Grapes Of Wrath" look like an article from a Sunday School paper.
    The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan

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    Just picked up my reserved copy of Dana Andrews: The Face of Noir from the library. Thought it was going to be a detailed biography, but turns out to be mostly a filmography, with some commentary notes interspersed. Andrews is one of my favorite actors, and, as it has been written, could do more with one look than many other actors could do with a soliloquy...
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    Greetings, don't get to this thread often but thought I would comment tonight.

    Now reading "The Defining Moment" by Jonathan Alter. Some early background on FDR through his first 100 days.

    John Jakes "On Secret Service".

    Does anyone else read 1 or 2 books at the same time?

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    I finished last night in bed my book Nina Hamnett Queen of Bohemia.


    At midday on a cold Sunday, Nina Hamnett falls forty feet from the window of her Paddington flat, injuring herself fatally on the railings below. There is a stool in front of the open window, and her throat is gashed.


    Her friends didn't want to say to the press she killed herself.

    But she did of course.

    Rest in Peace sweet Nina ....1920s Queen baby! Bless you.

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    Ok, My next book is Virgil Thomson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post
    Does anyone else read 1 or 2 books at the same time?
    Regularly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post

    Does anyone else read 1 or 2 books at the same time?
    Always. I suspect most avid readers have a number of books on the go at the same time. I usually have 3 or 4. Currently being read:

    Tom Sharpe's Wilt Interitance (English satirist)

    Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead

    Philip Mould's The Art Detective (non fiction)

    and the absolutely brilliant Man with a Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford (subtitled: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucien Freud)

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    Thanks Randy and DNO...

    That means I'm a little bit normal. Well, in that area anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post
    Greetings, don't get to this thread often but thought I would comment tonight.

    Now reading "The Defining Moment" by Jonathan Alter. Some early background on FDR through his first 100 days.

    John Jakes "On Secret Service".

    Does anyone else read 1 or 2 books at the same time?

    Mystic...

    Never! I never read 2 books at the same time.

    When I read a book I try to concentrate totally in what I am reading. No two no three no more.... just ONE,

    I am very faithful with my books.

    Faithful is the name of the game for me.

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    Reading several books at once is something I have done for years. It's no different to watching several TV shows during a week. I'm currently reading Richard Burton's diaries and a biog of Bogart, a book of essays by Martin Amis and re-reading Dickens terrific novel Great Expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb Lucas View Post
    Reading several books at once is something I have done for years. It's no different to watching several TV shows during a week. I'm currently reading Richard Burton's diaries and a biog of Bogart, a book of essays by Martin Amis and re-reading Dickens terrific novel Great Expectations.

    Well ...good for you.

    I am not like that I like to concentrate in one thing at the time.

    But... I know ...we are all different....

    Thanks GOD.

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