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Msg: 962560
Tempus Fugit Subject: Re: Best celebrity autobiographies?
Author: Tempus FugitProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 9:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 561636 by Trekkie Gal
Trevor Noah's Born a Crime. Do yourself a favor and listen to the audiobook. He narrates.

(Editing to say that I just noticed that this thread is from 2010.)
Msg: 962573
Subject: Re: Best celebrity autobiographies?
Author: uneksiaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 12:52 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962560 by Tempus Fugit
i just listened to that audiobook. very impressive.
smile
Msg: 962590
Booshmen Subject: Re: Best celebrity autobiographies?
Author: BooshmenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 7:15 PM
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Reply to: Msg 561636 by Trekkie Gal
'They Call Me Baba Booey' by Gary Dell'abate. He reads the audio book himself, too.
Msg: 962611
Subject: Re: Best celebrity autobiographies?
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 18, 2018 10:15 AM
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Reply to: Msg 561636 by Trekkie Gal
Dolly Parton's book is pretty amazing.
Msg: 963127
Subject: Re: Best celebrity autobiographies?
Author: JESSSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 29, 2018 7:38 AM
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Reply to: Msg 561636 by Trekkie Gal
I just finished Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run on audio book. It's very beautifully written. He narrates the audio book and does a wonderful job. If you are old enough to appreciate him, I highly recommend it!
Msg: 968638
DoubleSaj and Old Blue Subject: A Great Author
Author: DoubleSaj and Old BlueProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 23, 2018 10:14 AM
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My mother was an avid reader. Soon after I graduated from college, she suggested I read the book, War and Remembrance. It was historical fiction that began at Pearl Harbor the day after the attack. It opens with protagonist, Admiral Pug Henry, assessing what's left of the US Navy in the Pacific. The story was about the exploits of him and his family, who were scattered around the world and were witnesses to the events of World War 2. This well written tale inspired me to learn about the real* history of WW2.

The author of the book (and its prequel, Winds of War) is Herman Wouk who, to my amazement, is still alive at age 103. These are truly excellent books that are well worth reading.

Old Blue

I suggest you first read War and Remembrance, as I did. It's not the only time I've done things backwards.

  • There is not a real history of WW2; it is millions of stories, some of which are true, some which are not true, and some a mix if each... just like all history.
Msg: 968665
Quite Contrary Subject: Re: A Great Author
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Date: Nov 24, 2018 10:02 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968638 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
I agree, Herman Wouk is a great author. I haven't read War and Remembrance but I did read Winds of War back in '87. I don't remember the plot but I must have liked the book and the author because I've read 10 of his books, 4 in one year. He also wrote The Caine Mutiny.
Msg: 969848
Mama Stork Subject: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 5:34 AM
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Is anyone else doing a reading challenge this year? I've decided to try one that is 52 books in 52 weeks--simple enough for me-- but has 52 different categories, which is what will be the challenge! I feel I am stuck in a cozy mystery rut and want to expand out a bit, so hopefully this will give me some impetus and direction.

I found several good lists but settled on [www.mommymannegren.com]

Would love to share the experience!

Mama Stork
Msg: 969849
Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 5:45 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
I love reading challenges and I try to do one every year. I think I want to read 75 books and 55 picture books this year :)
Msg: 969880
Yumgirl Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: YumgirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 3:08 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
I’m doing the Ultimate Popsugar Challenge as well as a Goodreads challenge. Last year I managed 55 or 56 books across many genres. This year, I’m shooting for 65 books. But, full disclosure, I work in an indie bookstore, so the pressure is great.

Ps If anyone has a favorite book to recommend, I’d love to hear about it.
Msg: 969884
MissMoon Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 3:42 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969880 by Yumgirl
Ps If anyone has a favorite book to recommend, I’d love to hear about it.

If you like mysteries, ANY book by Ruth Rendell is aways great.

Mary Roach writes these amazing, fascinating non-fiction books about different subjects that you think you'd never want to read about but then you can't put it down.
Msg: 969885
Wronghat Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 4:01 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969884 by MissMoon
A Gentleman in Moscow is my favorite this year.
Msg: 969887
Road Junkies Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: Road JunkiesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 4:37 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969880 by Yumgirl
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Msg: 969888
bfarowl Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: bfarowlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 4:39 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
No reading challenge here. I just want to read one book at a time. I usually have 4 or 5 books going at the same time. No goals on number of books either. Just however many I can squeeze between now and December 31st, 2019. I try not to have a book unfinished at the end of the year. I started reading R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton today.
Msg: 969924
MissMoon Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2019 2:20 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969888 by bfarowl
No reading challenge here

Me neither. I just read. lol
Msg: 969944
Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 6:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
I'm working on the Popsugar Reading Challenge for 2019. I did it last year and really enjoyed it. I'm still finishing it up. ;) I have about 4 books left for the last challenge before I start this one so I want to get it done. I read more than 50 books last year (the number in the challenge) but not everything fit a prompt!
Msg: 969967
Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: Alaska hsmProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 8:20 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969944 by Brandy
I'd like to get my hands on a copy of that graveyard book of yours. When are you going to publish it?
Msg: 969981
Mama Stork Subject: Self published?
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 8:09 AM
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One of the categories in my challenge is "a self-published book". I know there are several LB authors...anybody self published?
Msg: 969982
Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 8:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
I don't know anything about self-publishing, but I have a short story in an anthology published with Untreed Reads and they've been wonderful to work with, very professional and available. It's worth checking out their submission policy.
Msg: 969983
Quiet Place Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: Quiet PlaceProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 8:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
I have a number of self-published books. The Amazon link is in my profile.
Msg: 969984
wassamatta u Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 8:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
I know there are several LB authors...

Oooh! Ooh! I wrote a book!! Try:
https://www.amazon.com/Blog-Post-Mortem-Mark-Berkeland-ebook/dp/B01IJE2X08
Msg: 969985
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 9:00 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969983 by Quiet Place
I will definitely try at least one--they all look so interesting!
Msg: 969986
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 9:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969984 by wassamatta u
This looks good too! Adding it to my list
Msg: 969988
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 10:00 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
Msg: 969989
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: A Great Author
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 10:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968638 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
I have wanted to read Marjorie Morningstar by him for years. It is always on my TBR list, but I just have not gotten to it yet. Maybe this will be the year.

-amanda from seattle
Msg: 969990
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 10:08 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
Every summer our Seattle Library has a reading bingo card challenge and you are to read the books and get a Bingo. Of course, being a BIG reader, I usually do the Black out of the card and read everything. Sometimes the different categories are challenging to me. They usually always have a "read something out of your comfort zone" Blah. Poetry and graphic novels are always a challenge for me, but luckily they are usually quite short and quick to get through! LOL

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 970005
Kit Kat 61 Subject: Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
Author: Kit Kat 61ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 5:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969848 by Mama Stork
Doing the PopSugar challenge again—plus personal goal of 95 books for the year (including audiobooks).
Msg: 970032
Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: NatureMamaB6ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 5, 2019 3:17 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
My granddaughter, Buttermilk, wrote, illustrated, and self-published a book as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award. The title - Saving KB: The Story of Karner Blue. It is the story of New Hampshire's both state and federally endangered state butterfly - the Karner Blue. She was 17 years old when she did this. The book is for sale on Amazon.
Msg: 970050
Vandisar Subject: Re: Self published?
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Date: Jan 5, 2019 9:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969981 by Mama Stork
I have many self published novels :)
http://francespauli.com
Msg: 970061
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Self published?
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 5, 2019 1:36 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970050 by Vandisar
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Also some very intriguing choices! Thanks for sharing--can't wait to delve into some of these
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