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Offline Bernadette

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What's on your to-read list?
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:43:18 AM »
For me, it's Shelby Foote's Civil War Narrative series. I got it for Kindle a while ago, and saw him on Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. I really really want to read it, but I've got so many other books to finish first! So what do you want to read next?  :P
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 10:01:19 AM »
For me, it's Shelby Foote's Civil War Narrative series. I got it for Kindle a while ago, and saw him on Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. I really really want to read it, but I've got so many other books to finish first! So what do you want to read next?  :P

Yeah, that's on my to read list also
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 11:26:07 AM »
Oh, and Warren Carroll's Christendom series.  ;D
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
For me, it's Shelby Foote's Civil War Narrative series. I got it for Kindle a while ago, and saw him on Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. I really really want to read it, but I've got so many other books to finish first!

I recently watched that documentary series, too.  I thought Foote was the best interviewee by far.  The kernels of trivia he knew were fascinating.  His obsessiveness over the war is Faulknerian (and he quoted Faulkner).  You could listen to him talk all day, between his Mississippi accent, his volumes of Dostoyevsky on the bookshelf behind him, and his telling of interesting stories.  I liked his attempt to describe the “rebel yell” of the Confederate soldiers.  There are no recordings.  It was something like a guttural whoop that rose to a banshee shriek.  And Foote quoted a Union infantryman: “if you say you heard it and claim you weren’t scared, then you never heard it.”
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 06:44:44 PM »
Oh, and Warren Carroll's Christendom series.  ;D
I started reading that series, and when Dr. Carol explained away the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea as a natural occurrence,  I tossed it.
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 07:00:27 PM »
I started reading that series, and when Dr. Carol explained away the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea as a natural occurrence,  I tossed it.

Okay, that's a problem. Guess I won't be buying the rest of the series, then, and I can take it off of my list.
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 12:53:54 AM »
I started the first volume of Foote's trilogy.  It was really well-written, but I couldn't hold the book one-handed (I was reading while nursing a small baby at the time).  I hope to get back to it one day. 
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 02:27:13 PM »
I started reading that series, and when Dr. Carol explained away the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea as a natural occurrence,  I tossed it.

Okay, that's a problem. Guess I won't be buying the rest of the series, then, and I can take it off of my list.
Yes, that was a real disappointment for me, as I really enjoyed his other books, such as "Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness" (on the conquest of Mexico); "The Cross and the Guillotine" (on the French Revolution); I can't remember the others; but the above mentioned work already had my "Catholic spider senses" tingling on a few things, but I was willing to overlook them, until the "non-miracle" of the parting of the Red Sea. Adios, and goodbye too, to that book. Bummer; I was looking forward to reading the whole series. I didn't know that my sister who home schools her kids had also bought the books to use as a text for history, and she also ended up tossing the books out. 
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 07:37:34 AM »
A book by our own OCLittleFlower.  I'm a beta reader for her latest creation.  Just received it and downloaded it.  I can't wait! I'm having surgery tomorrow so I'm waiting til after that to start.  I hope she gets it published!
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 02:05:43 AM »
I am in the midst of reading The Principle of the Integral, one of Fr. Ripperger's latest published books.
 

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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 06:01:48 PM »
A book by our own OCLittleFlower.  I'm a beta reader for her latest creation.  Just received it and downloaded it.  I can't wait! I'm having surgery tomorrow so I'm waiting til after that to start.  I hope she gets it published!
Can we all take a look at it?
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Re: What's on your to-read list?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 08:24:39 AM »
A book by our own OCLittleFlower.  I'm a beta reader for her latest creation.  Just received it and downloaded it.  I can't wait! I'm having surgery tomorrow so I'm waiting til after that to start.  I hope she gets it published!
Can we all take a look at it?

You'll have to ask her if she needs more beta readers.  It is her intellectual property, so I am not allowed to share it without her permission.
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