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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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Re: marye

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm always open to new books to read. The only problem I have is there not being enough hours in the day to get all the reading I want done!

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well

since you're going for the classics, I would also recommend Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, if you haven't read 'em already.

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And So the Dominoes Began to Fall

As strange as this may seem, I've been reading more since my daughter was born this past September than I have in probably two years...or more. So far I've managed to finish reading "The Iliad" (which I mentioned previously) and "The Hobbit" and have a little over a hundred pages left of Frank Herbert's "Dune." Not sure what to follow up with, but I have plenty to choose from. Probably going to move on to some Sherlock Holmes, then perhaps "The Odyssey."

There's just so many great books to read!

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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Here's a link to a recent article in The Atlantic about the pursuit of happiness, power, and meaning, that explains a lot of what's wrong with the world today, I think:

http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/

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