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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2021, 01:16:17 am »
Are you building a fancy library to impress visitors?

Lol no not at all, I just buy them with the intention of reading them and then get lazy and procrastinate until I buy the next interesting book.

Probably the worst thing about the pandemic (besides all the dying) is all those live guests on TV who have the bookcases of books behind them.  Like i'm not impressed lol.  Show us your kitchen or something lol.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2021, 08:46:55 am »
Richard Burton's translation is incredibly verbose in a very Victorian manner. And it's 10 volumes.
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Offline Bubbermiley

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 09:45:12 am »
In Cold Blood (for the third time, this time the unabridged audiobook)
Bing Crosby: the Early Years 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins

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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 10:01:54 am »
Richard Burton's translation is incredibly verbose in a very Victorian manner. And it's 10 volumes.

?  What ?  Translation of what ?

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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2021, 10:02:41 am »
1. In Cold Blood (for the third time, this time the unabridged audiobook)
2. Bing Crosby: the Early Years 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins
1. Read it !  Thoroughly depressing.
2. Did they cover his violent side also ?  I read Kitty Kelly's Sinatra bio.  That guy was a worse character than Trump.

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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2021, 10:03:08 am »
Just read Jared Diamon's THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE ...

Just as good as the other books...

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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2021, 03:03:57 pm »

2. Did they cover his violent side also ? 
Mostly career and music related, although his drinking affected that so it gets covered. But it does convey what a pivotal and massively influential part of 20th century American culture he was, even though he's largely only remembered for Road movies and White Christmas.
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2021, 05:09:51 pm »
?  What ?  Translation of what ?
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