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June 17th, 2018 
07:57 am - Friday Reads


Friday Reads

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators [The Church's Bible] Bryan A. Steward & Michael A. Thomas translators and editors

'The Gospel Of John: A Commentary' by Frederick Dale Bruner

'The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World' by Andrea Wulf

'Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution' by David Wootton

'Tomas Johnson, Best-Seller' a novel by Gudbergur Bergsson Translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith

'The Mathematics Of The Breath And The Way: On Writers And Writing' Charles Bukowski Edited With An Introduction By David Stephen Calonne

'The Story Of A Marriage' a novel by Andrew Sean Greer

'The Guns of the South' science fiction by Harry Turtledove

'Swamplandia!' a novel by Karen Russell

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I choose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another" John 15:13-17
It is in the ongoing death flow 11:46 AM late Sunday morning here in Western Michigan. It is very hot morning today. It is suppose to get 94 degrees today.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I got up warmed up a cup of coffee and then messed with our main computer. I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast and then wrote in my paper diary. I then read from these books till Carol got home from work-

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators [The Church's Bible]

'The Gospel Of John: A Commentary' by Frederick Dale Bruner

Carol got home from work around 9 o'clock AM. After work Carol had gone downtown to Reader's World to get some more Sunday newspapers/The New York Time-National Edition & The Grand Rapids Press.

Carol went to bed around 9:30 AM and have spent the morning messing with our main computer and reading my books.

Last night I made a video for my Booktube, messed with our main computer and watched News on TV. I went to bed around 11:30 PM. Now it is another day/a new week. Existence keeps zooming by!

Well I will close to drift and read from a book titled, 'Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?' Edited & with a Humongous Introduction (A Book in Itself!) By Warren Hinckle.

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The Questions
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018. 'Darkmans' by Nicola Barker
2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2018. I do not read sequels but I did enjoy reading the fifth volume in the 'Works of William Perkins'
3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to. 'The Mars Room' a novel by Rachel Kushner
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year. 'Don't Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles' by James Salter
5. Biggest disappointment. 'The Future Won't Be Long' a novel by Jarett Kobek
6. Biggest surprise. 'Haussmann Or The Distinction' a novel by Paul Lafarge
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you) Hari Kunzru
8. Newest fictional crush. do not understand the question/ Nicola Barker want to finish reading her newest novel 'H(A)PPY'
9. Newest favorite character. Daniel Beede main character in the novel 'Darkmans' by Nicola Barker
10. Book that made you cry (Saddest book you have read). 'The Odd Woman and the City' a memoir by Vivian Gornick
11. Book that made you happy. I can't recall any book I have read thus far this year that made me feel happy. I have though found amusing read a non-fiction book titled, 'The Most Dangerous Man In America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD' by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year. I rarely watch movies.
13. Favorite review you've written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year) I do not write book reviews.
14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received) 'The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting 1630-1800' Stephen D. Borys
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year? 'The Invented Part' by Rodrico Fresan Translated From The Spanish By Will Vanderhyen/I read books according to my current mood. I have been enjoying reading these books lately and maybe finish reading them before the year 2018 comes to a close-

'The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World' by Andrea Wulf

'The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution' by David Wootton

'How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence' by Michael Pollan

'Churchill & Orwell: The Fight For Freedom' by Thomas E. Ricks

'Women and Men' a novel by Joseph McElroy

'Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson? Edited & with a Humongous Introduction (A Book in Itself!) By Warren Hinckle

'The Early Novels: Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved' by Deborah Levy

'Tomas Jonssn, Best-Seller' a novel by Gudbergur Bergsson Translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith

'Night Walking: A Nocturnal History Of London' by Matthew Beaumont

'Protestants: The Faith That Made The Modern World' by Alec Ryrie

'No Immediate Danger Volume One Of Carbon Ideologies' by William T. Vollmann

'No Good Alternative Volume Two Of Carbon Ideologies' by William T. Vollman

'Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50' by Agnes Poirier

'Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London' by Lauren Elkin

'Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions' by Alberto Manguel

'The Queen of the Night' a novel by Alexander Chee
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