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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2550 on: August 06, 2022, 03:44:16 PM »
Dem Days Was Hell: Slave Narratives collected by the Federal Writers' Project. The entire 31 volume series is .99, couldn't pass it up.

Try to find this one to balance the propaganda:

https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/9780692630099?shipto=US&curcode=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQjworiXBhDJARIsAMuzAuxdv6m2t4pNuYKuwPpBftWodFF8kGJ1UrKFLH7yhh8uSx6lY6wOXQsaAhNgEALw_wcB
I wouldn’t call it propaganda. There are stories of people who loved their “white folks”, and stories of people who were treated badly. It seems pretty balanced.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2551 on: August 08, 2022, 08:55:15 AM »
The Consoling Thoughts of St Francis De Sales
I will give glory to thee because thou hast heard me: and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner.  This is the Lord's doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes.  This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2552 on: August 11, 2022, 11:56:53 PM »
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
"Make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found."
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2553 on: August 16, 2022, 11:52:02 PM »
Edit :Oops, wrong forum
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"Consider all the past has nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God."
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2554 on: August 17, 2022, 07:42:32 AM »
The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I personally think that that is the greatest mystery novel ever written. My sister, who is a big Agatha Christie fan, denies it quite vigorously lol.

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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

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"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2555 on: August 17, 2022, 07:44:35 AM »
The Sea Warriors by Richard Woodman. A masterful insight into the importance of the role that frigates played during the Napoleonic wars.
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2556 on: August 17, 2022, 10:24:36 AM »
The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God by Michael Pakaluk, about his late wife who was so clearly a saint.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2557 on: August 17, 2022, 07:35:48 PM »
Getting ready to start Nella Last's War which is a collection of one woman's diaries in wartime Britain. She wrote for the Mass Observation Project, which documented the effects of the war on everyday citizens.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2558 on: August 26, 2022, 04:40:28 PM »
Just finished The Gate of the Giant Scissors, a sweet children's story, and getting ready to start London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew, and Food in England by Dorothy Hartley.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2559 on: August 27, 2022, 06:22:43 AM »
The Death of the West by Patrick Buchanan. Everything happening today, he predicted 20 years ago.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2560 on: August 30, 2022, 09:52:24 AM »
Getting ready to reread My Catholic Faith, by +Morrow. I found a copy on archive.org and am curious to see how it compares to the original.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2561 on: August 30, 2022, 10:44:37 AM »
I'm slowly meandering my way through Bram Stoker's Dracula.  It's interesting.  It's somehow both fast-paced and long.  :lol:

Besides that, I've also got a book checked out on the 1916 Easter Rising, under the same title 1916: Easter Rising by Tim Pat Coogan. 
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Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2562 on: August 30, 2022, 12:03:49 PM »
Handbook of Moral Theology by Fr. Prümmer O.P.
One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
The Canticle of Canticles, 6:8-9

While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal — who allow scandals to destroy faith —are guilty of spiritual suicide.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2563 on: August 30, 2022, 12:46:50 PM »
Besides that, I've also got a book checked out on the 1916 Easter Rising, under the same title 1916: Easter Rising by Tim Pat Coogan.

I've got a couple of other books by Tim Pat Coogan (The Troubles and Michael Collins), good author
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2564 on: August 30, 2022, 02:57:52 PM »
Besides that, I've also got a book checked out on the 1916 Easter Rising, under the same title 1916: Easter Rising by Tim Pat Coogan.

I've got a couple of other books by Tim Pat Coogan (The Troubles and Michael Collins), good author
Adding this to my list.


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