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On Sunday I drove to Oregon and back, a round trip of 80 miles or so, and continued the audiobook of Sissy Spacek reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I got as far as Scout in her ham costume just leaving for the pageant. Since the story ends on Halloween, it being so close to Halloween, I decided to finish the book on Halloween. The last section is only about an hour and a quarter, so I have to set aside at least that much quiet time on Halloween.
 
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An appropriate read as the autumn leaves float to the ground!

A flashback from a "few years" ago on topic - http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...151073372#8151073372
 
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Yeah...I finished...good thing I allowed three or four hours to listen to an hours' worth of audio! Came in with an hour to go till midnight!
 
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Mastery, George Leonard
Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury
 
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The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber, perhaps the funniest writer to ever put pen to paper. And one of the best.


"Live Forever!"
 
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New Harlan.


"Live Forever!"
 
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Stopping in to say "HI" to my friends on the Board.

Currently reading "That Hideous Strength" again as my Lenten Reading.
It's been decades!
What a great writer was C.S. Lewis.

Got another copy of Dandelion Wine which
I hope to get into after Pascha (Easter).
Haven't read my old copy in years and it's falling apart. Autographed, though!
 
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Nice have Braling II passing through town for a visit!!

Here:
Go Get A Watchman, Harper Lee
The Right Kind of War, John McCormick
Killing Patton, Bill O'Reilly

And this is refreshing, in our all-buttons world:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04...-newsstand.html?_r=0
 
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Reading: The First and the Last, by Adolf Galland.

It's not bad. One of your less 'evil' Germans during WW2. He was head of the Fighter branch for the Luftwaffe, and kept fighting practically to the last day of the war.
 
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R M Blevins,
Right Kind of War (WW II experience with the elite Marine Raiders, later consolidated as the 4th Marines. Unpretentious prose and a straightforward narrative style highlight the grim realities of combat against enemy forces in the Solomons, on Guam, and above all, on Okinawa.)

RE: "WWII Luftwaffe"
Are you familiar with this powerful narrative?
A HIGHER CALL, by Adam Makos (Goodreads Author), Larry Alexander Ironies that unfold along the life paths of the two men in this true story make for an incredible read.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...artime-chivalry.html
 
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I just read London by Edward Rutherfurd and plan to check out Ray's books again from the library. I need to reread these. I just need to determine an order or not.
 
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R M Blevins,
RE: "WWII Luftwaffe"
Are you familiar with this powerful narrative?
A HIGHER CALL, by Adam Makos (Goodreads Author), Larry Alexander Ironies that unfold along the life paths of the two men in this true story make for an incredible read.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...artime-chivalry.html


I did go to the Daily Mail link and read the story. Frankly amazing what happened there.
 
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Originally posted by fjp451:
Nice have Braling II passing through town for a visit!!

Here:
Go Get A Watchman, Harper Lee
The Right Kind of War, John McCormick
Killing Patton, Bill O'Reilly

And this is refreshing, in our all-buttons world:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04...-newsstand.html?_r=0


If you finish the Harper Lee book let us know what you think and I'll let you know why I decided against reading it.
 
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R M Blevins,
Right Kind of War (WW II experience with the elite Marine Raiders, later consolidated as the 4th Marines. Unpretentious prose and a straightforward narrative style highlight the grim realities of combat against enemy forces in the Solomons, on Guam, and above all, on Okinawa.)


Did he know Rodger Young or mention him?
 
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100 pages in, no reference mentioned yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MEJM0cboDg

In the book's narrative, the action is intense and constant, as the above ballad reflects of the life of Army "Private" Rodger Wilton Young.

His Heroic Biography has the stuff of Legend. Thus, "Sgt-Pvt" Young was awarded the Country's highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor!
http://www.homeofheroes.com/pr.../profiles_young.html

Peace.
 
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