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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for April 10, 2016

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 4 years ago

    And what would the novel have become if they’d had CGI back then?

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    This is so sweet…I love it…I love Kate…..And now that I think about it, after I post this, I’m going to go back to reading Buckular Dystrophy, by Joseph Heywood…..

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    Hey, I got an idea….. let’s talk about our favorite books today, eh?…..Just an idea….Hard to get in trouble with politics that way…..

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    Ragtime78rpm  over 4 years ago

    GREAT strip!

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  over 4 years ago

    Kate, please tell me how to make that work with Thomas Hardy’s “Return of the Native” It’s been over 40 years and I still can’t decently enthused enough to finish it.

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    QuiteDragon  over 4 years ago

    Rather liked the movie; Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis. Watched it long ago, and a quick search tells me it was only loosely based on the book. I may have to search it out to read.

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    QuiteDragon  over 4 years ago

    I find there is a free Kindle version of “Taras Bulba and Other Tales”. Also, a 2011 movie version called, “The Conqueror”.

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    A purring cat is the best tranquilizer  over 4 years ago

    I do like Charles Dickens along with many others. I have a large collection of books and they take up very little room. That’s what I like about my ereader! I have several “real” books that I intended to read, but have a difficult time finding a comfortable position to relax in while reading, but I can curl up in bed with my reader, lay it down when I am tired of reading, and when I pick it back up again it opens to the spot I left off. Also I can tell how much I have read and how much I have to go by looking at the bar at the bottom of the screen. My husband, on the other hand, had a stack of books at the side of the bed and was a frequent visitor to the library. To each his own!

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    QuiteDragon  over 4 years ago

    Oh, I have one: Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen It was my first introduction to one of my favorite literary characters: Skink

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    Its just me  over 4 years ago

    The best opening line I have run across is “Unemployed at last”.The book ‘Such is life’ by Tom Collins. It’s about outback file in Australia in the late 1800’s.

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    Bilan  over 4 years ago

    At first, I thought she was acting on the advice from yesterday.

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    Scorpio Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Danae is too Republican and Fox Presenter to use her brain…….

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    sarazan7  over 4 years ago

    Wonderful book and a great movie!

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    sarazan7  over 4 years ago

    The man in black fled into the desert and the gunslinger followed.

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    mso  over 4 years ago

    Maybe she should start with comic books.

    Then again she’d probably love something like “The Great Brain”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I like “Call me Ismael.” myself.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I’ve read many novels, but now I do them as audiobooks for the most part. My favorites are short stories. Love anthologies and magazines, get to finish them in a shorter time.

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    sandpiper  over 4 years ago

    My enjoyment of reading began a little over 7 decades ago, but most of the books I enjoyed then and would like to repeat are no longer in print or even available in used copies.Among my favorites are Rafael Sabatini (The opening of “Scaramouche” begins ‘He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.’) C.S.Forester (Hornblower, et alia), J.F. Cooper (“Last of the Mohicans”), The Ring Trilogy, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt, and so many others. Thank goodness for Henrico public libraries. They have saved many a gray day.So, read on, Katie. This can only lead to good things.

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    markzwaan  over 4 years ago

    Perhaps she should read it the way it was published, in 31 weekly instalments. That should make it more palatable.

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    inkyb  over 4 years ago

    when I was 15 or 16, I read “Crime and Punishment”. For many days afterward, I remember being so impressed—stunned, really— by the deptth and power of that book, going around saying to myself, “wow”. And remembering the knock-your-socks-off potential power of a great book ever since. Many books are entertaining, fun, ‘interesting’, even educational in some way. The best ones are powerful too.

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    suevanv Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I have to give praise to JK Rowling. My youngest was the least enthusiastic reader of my three children. Harry Potter got him hooked and he’s now a voracious reader. He’s in his 30s now (how the heck did that happen?!) and calls me to recommend books to read. I cut my teeth on the original Nancy Drew books and never stopped reading. I have a 6 year old grandson who just finished Treasure Island. No greater joy that diving into a new adventure!

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    TejanoViejo  over 4 years ago
    . . . and now back to the on-goin’ Long Lost at Sea Search for Cap’n Eddie & his not so hardy crew . . .
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    NRHAWK Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I have always been a voracious reader since my grandfather taught me to read using the classics. I am old now but I still smile when I remember the college professor who marked my first essay down for my use of archaic language. I have always felt sorry for her having such a limited vocabulary. Since I have had to reduce and simplify my living space, I no longer have room for any more print books so I now use a Kindle which I love because it grants me access to self published books on Amazon like “The Martian”. I loved the book even with all of it’s grammatical errors.

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    sfreader1  over 4 years ago

    I love reading long stories. The longer the better. That is why I love serialized books: it gives you more time to know the characters and follow them through their lives! Right now I am re-reading the Clan of the Cave Bear series. All six of them have over 800 pages.

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    mourdac Premium Member over 4 years ago

    You know it’s a great one if, every time you read it, you get sad as you near the ending. I try to let 5 to 10 years go between re-reading my faves, brings a bit of freshness to them.

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    Arghhgarrr Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Reading long books can increase one’s capacity for other long term projects. I once read about half of Shelby Foote’s 3,000 plus page history of the Civil War before getting bogged down after the Battle of Gettysburg because Foote was clearly on the side of the South and that was their high water mark and the account seemed to lose its heart. Several years later I wanted to finish it and did, but I had to start from the beginning again. However having completed the task, and enjoying it, I used that experience to give me the impetus to start exercising every day and meditating, both of which I have now been doing for years. A life’s education starts with a single page. Just read as much as you can as regularly as you can and you will get through any book faster than you imagined.

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    twj0729  over 4 years ago

    With me it was C.S. Forrester’s Hornblower series. Have read them at least five times. Obviously, I loved them! More recently. Bernard Cornwells’ series about Richard Shape. If one likes adventure stories.

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    thetraveller4  over 4 years ago

    Favorite books? Anything by James A. Michener, for the history, the adventure and learning of other places..and for pure, unadulterated escapism that requires total suspension of disbelief, anything by Clive Cussler.

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    Ratbrat  over 4 years ago

    I like “Call me Ishmael”.

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    QuietDragon…I was wondering how long it would be for Carl Hiaasen popped up…. I first met Skink in Double Whammy…He’s got to be the best character in modern fiction……Hiaasen is great!……Now I wonder how long it will take for the the name of the author of The Island of the Sequined Love Nun and Fluke to pop up…….

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    Dogsniff, I finally have e-mail. I e-mailed you but it wouldn’t let me continue…I took too long I guess….Directions please..

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    dabugger  over 4 years ago

    Danae is reluctant; Kate seems to dive right in. Hope what she mentioned about brains goes well. The brain and imagination thrive and grow with reading.

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    locoboilerguy  over 4 years ago

    Have read thousands and they are generally all pretty good but one stands out I read as a 14 year old in 1960. To Kill A Mockingbird. It profoundly affected my take on life and other people.

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    Calvins Brother  over 4 years ago

    I grew up on the John Carter of Mars and Hardy Boys books. Currently I’ve read all 5 Game of Thrones books and look forward to the 6th.

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    trevorpmp  over 4 years ago

    Favorite book? Anything by the wonderful Guy Gavriel Kay…

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    1953Baby  over 4 years ago

    I have a sign on the wall as you come in the back door of my house that says: “If you have time to clean, you aren’t reading enough.” Now that I’m retired, I spend a goodly portion of the afternoons reading. . .paper book or e-book or magazine, doesn’t matter. . .

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    1953Baby  over 4 years ago

    I have a sign on the wall as you come in the back door of my house that says: “If you have time to clean, you aren’t reading enough.” Now that I’m retired, I spend a goodly portion of the afternoons reading. . .paper book or e-book or magazine, doesn’t matter. . .

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Looks like we had a lot in common — I loved the Tod Moran mysteries too. I discovered Heinlein and Norton a bit later. Nowadays I’m addicted to Terry Pratchett.

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I now do most of my reading as audiobooks while I’m out on my daily walks. The books give me the incentive to get out walking when I’m too achey to want to leave the house.

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    neeeurothrush  over 4 years ago

    thank you everyone for all the great titles and authors and especially to varnes – excellent idea

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    QuiteDragon  over 4 years ago

    I can see I am going to be mining today’s comments for book selections for a long time. Thanks, all :)

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    Daniel Quilp  over 4 years ago

    Not necessarily my all-time favorite, but I enjoyed Dickens’ “The Old Curiosity Shop.” It has some interesting characters.

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    jmarkoff2  over 4 years ago

    I find most “great literature” unreadable.

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    Dani Rice  over 4 years ago

    What is the name of it? I love Hiaasen! Hubby and I both enjoy the “Safehold” series by David Weber. There are nine books so far, and they only come out once a year, so I went to Abebooks and got all of them for him (and me!) for Christmas. They run between 600 and 1,000 pages each, and we are always sad when we get to the end. Can’t wait for the next one. I think it will be the last in the series.

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    annette143NotMe  over 4 years ago

    Poe, Edgar Allan. anything & everything of his.

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    What? Me worried ?  over 4 years ago

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    QuiteDragon  over 4 years ago

    Burdett has been on my “to read” list for some time. I need to make that happen soon. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Ragtime78rpm  over 4 years ago

    For many years my favorite was “Mysterious Island” by Verne. Then one day I checked out “Rocket Ship Galileo” by Heinlein. Ever since then my favorite book has been whatever I’m currently reading by Heinlein.

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    QuietDragon, you really can’t go wrong with Christopher Moore….Start with the early ones….Say, Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, or Fluke, if you dare…

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    Varnes  over 4 years ago

    Can’t forget Tom Robins……… Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Skinny Legs and All? Priceless…..Quite frankly, the only explanation of what is happening in today’s world is that Kurt Vonnegut is the one writing our the story of our lives now…It’s the only logical explanation……

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    wildfiregal  over 4 years ago

    let’s see…“it was the best of times”…OUCH!…“it was the worst of times”…OOOHHH! BRAIN FREEZE!!!

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    Lynda Dahl Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!

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    MrsSnape  over 4 years ago

    My favorite book of all times is “The Handmaiden’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 4 years ago

    There are so many.It isn’t possible to pick a favorite.Except maybe the next one.

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    Dr_Zinj  over 4 years ago

    Hard cover books make pretty good defensive shields, and can be used as an impromptu weapon. eBook viewers aren’t as good for that.

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    WittyWeasel  over 4 years ago

    " Citizen of the Galaxy " . . . my all-time favorite SciFi novel . . . . .Baslim, Thorby and a breathtaking spectrum of social and moral experiences. A cornerstone of my personal identity.

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