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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2055 on: January 05, 2019, 10:49:09 AM »
Nathaniel's Nutmeg or The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton.
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2056 on: January 08, 2019, 05:25:53 PM »
Starting Kristin Lavransdatter again. I've read parts of it at times when I needed the encouragement to use painful experiences as a means of advancing in womanhood and holiness. Now is another one of those times.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2057 on: January 12, 2019, 11:53:45 AM »
Historia Universal de la Infamia
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2058 on: January 14, 2019, 03:35:56 PM »
Cronica de una muerte anunciada
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2059 on: January 15, 2019, 03:19:13 AM »
My mother bought me for Christmas some fiction books from Angelus Press, and they just arrived.  She bought me the Outlaws of Ravenhurst, and Tales of Foreign Lands vol. 1.  However, those will have to wait because I am currently reading Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2060 on: January 15, 2019, 10:59:13 AM »
Black Beauty, for the first time since I was a kid.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2061 on: January 15, 2019, 01:31:26 PM »
Jesus of Nazareth
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2062 on: January 15, 2019, 04:05:34 PM »
Read it years ago, but these lines have stuck with me, because they are so funny. From John Dryden

Some of their chiefs were princes of the land:
In the first rank of these did Zimri stand;
A man so various, that he seem'd to be
Not one, but all mankind's epitome:
Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong;
Was everything by starts, and nothing long;
But, in the course of one revolving moon,
Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon:
Then all for woman, painting, rhyming, drinking,
Beside ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Blest madman, who could every hour employ,
With something new to wish, or to enjoy!
Railing and praising were his usual themes;
And both, to show his judgment, in extremes:
So over violent, or over civil,
That every man with him was God or Devil.
In squandering wealth was his peculiar art:
Nothing went unrewarded but desert.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2063 on: January 15, 2019, 04:40:41 PM »
Second time through The Rite.  Father Gary is apprenticing with Father Carmine and has just had his first experience with the possessed Sister.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2064 on: January 17, 2019, 09:50:19 AM »
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2065 on: January 19, 2019, 04:27:18 PM »
Teaching Piano (to prepare for my first student)

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El Aleph
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2066 on: January 19, 2019, 05:51:23 PM »
I keep being amazed at the number of books (and serious ones) that Miles Christi reads.
This whole thread would only be a couple of pages shorter, if we eliminated every other post that is not his.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2067 on: January 19, 2019, 08:06:18 PM »
El Aleph

How many of Borges' ficciones have you read?  Are you reading them in Spanish?  The Aleph would definitely be in my top ten of his.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2068 on: January 19, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
"True Devotion to Mary" by St. Louis de Montfort
Unfortunately it's slow going because I've started back at school (last semester) so I have assigned reading to do, and first trimester nausea is making me lazy to the point that I prefer watching mindless TV shows.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2069 on: January 20, 2019, 08:08:34 PM »
El Aleph

How many of Borges' ficciones have you read?  Are you reading them in Spanish?  The Aleph would definitely be in my top ten of his.

I'm reading them all in Spanish.

I've read the stories in the Ficciones, and the Historia Universal de la Infamia collections.

I just started the collection of El Aleph, but have not read the titular story.


I will read them again, after I'm more used to reading Spanish and more familiar with his style
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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