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dead related...

i just found a copy of 'the dead book' by hank harrison. pub 1973, w/ the neal cassady raps record. pretty cool, but i don't think im gonna play the record....

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I'm almost finished reading...

...The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. It's a book about the great migration of African Americans from the Jim Crow south in the middle part of last century.
My last 6 books have all been non-fiction, 187 Things You Should Know about the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey, No Easy Day by Mark Owen, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific by Martin Lee (very enlightening), 20 West by Mac Nelson and SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden by Chuck Pfarrer.

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A Fraggle Rock Book Starring Jim Henson's Muppets

The Cave of the Lost Fraggle

By
Michael Teitelbaum

Pictures By
Peter Elwell

Copyright 1985 by Henson Associates, Inc.
Printed in the United States of America

Muppet Press
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
NEW YORK

A tale with a dare
and a bunch of other
very good things.

Jim Henson was so
brilliant and incredibly
awesome, I find it hard
to fathom, some times.

Other books in this series:

Sprocket's Christmas Tale
The Doozer Disaster
What's a Fraggle?
If I Were King of the Universe
What Do Doozers Do?
The Legend of the Doozer Who Didn't
Best Friends

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Phantastes, by George MacDonald

I've always liked fantasy; in many cases, I've liked it better than reality. MacDonald was a Scottish writer in the 1800's. C.S. Lewis was inspired by his fantasy writings to do some of his own [Chronicles of Narnia, etc]. Charles Williams, a contemporary of Lewis, also wrote a series of fantasy novels. Cockburn's song, "Wondering Where the Lions Are", was partially inspired by one of Williams' tales.

I highly recommend Phantastes, Lilith, At the Back of the North Wind, Sir Gibbie, the Light Princess and others by GMacD.

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Twain's Roughing It

Finally read Roughing It. What a book. Serious road trip. Twain and his brother lit out in 1862, after the Civil War wrecked the steamship trade on the Mississippi. Rode the stagecoaches across the wilderness to Nevada. Twain spends a page on the jackrabbit and two pages on the coyote. He got into silver mining in Virginia City, lost his shirt more than once, headed to San Francisco to write, eventually got to Hawai'i, which was still a kingdom. Pages on Kilauea erupting. Mark Twain could write.

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THE MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES

BY
PHYLLIS KRASILOVSKY

ILLUSTRATED BY
BARBARA COONEY

Copyright 1950 by Phyllis Krasilovsky
All rights reserved
Lithographed in the United States of America

For
KATHY JEAN LUBART
and all the other children

A viable tale today.

Priceless simplicity,
with many things...
comparable,
to be sure.

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The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1

The Barnes & Noble Classics edition, that is. 893 pages packed with many of the wild and crazy adventure of the wild and crazy detective. The little one seems to enjoy the stories, or perhaps it's the emphasis and enthusiasm with which I read them. It's hard to tell with a 6-month-old.

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a true classic!

I've still got my childhood copy.

Sitting under the cork trees and smelling the flowers, words to live by.

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THE STORY of FERDINAND

by MUNRO LEAF

Drawings by ROBERT LAWSON

One for the all the children this day, xo!
A perfect little story, xo!

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Oh My Baby, Little One

By
-KATHI APPELT

Pictures by
-JANE DYER

A blessing to anyone wanting a book
to describe the unfailing, infinite and darling love a
parent has for their young child. A Mother's love, comfort
and assured place in her heart is a guaranteed by this
story's end. A perfect gift, to be sure.

A bit from the middle...

"It might hide inside my desk drawer
or slip inside my shoe,
but still, it's always with me-
it stays the whole day through.

It curls around my coffee cup
and perches on my chair.
It doesn't matter where I go,
this love is everywhere."

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