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Old 02-15-2024, 09:51 AM   #801
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Sorry to read all that wktf. I just caught this thread. Is your wife still with us?

Nice to hear that The Hobbit book was there for you guys. Books carry a magic that nothing else does.
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Old 02-15-2024, 09:52 AM   #802
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Just finished The Outsiders and am currently reading 1984.
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Old 02-16-2024, 06:51 AM   #803
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I've being listening to a book called 4th Wing and it's really good. I get Hunger Game vibes with Dragon Riding.
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Old 02-24-2024, 10:07 PM   #804
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Dragons?! I love dragons
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Old 03-08-2024, 03:02 AM   #805
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Endurance by Alfred Lansing.

10/10

For anyone who’s read man vs nature stories like The Perfect Storm, Into The Wild and Into Thin Air, this one is a must read. The incredible, terrifying and TRUE story of Ernest Shackelton’s expedition to Antarctica. This story is so incredible that, if it had been fiction, the editor surely would have rejected it as absurdly beyond belief. Here’s what’s on the back cover:

“Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England, in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked inside an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, “defined heroism.” Alfred Lansing’s brilliantly narrated book has been long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance’s fateful trip.”

A truly outstanding read of an impossible story, made all the more incredible because the story is true.

A must read!
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Old 03-08-2024, 03:09 AM   #806
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Sorry to read all that wktf. I just caught this thread. Is your wife still with us?

Nice to hear that The Hobbit book was there for you guys. Books carry a magic that nothing else does.
Thank you, Agent 23. Yes, my wife is still with us, but she?s suffering terribly. Every day is a struggle in triage as I help her manage her pain, near blindness as well as the anxiety and confusion she?s suffered from her stroke, and the terrible physical weakness she?s endured from her crippled body from her multiple surgeries. Reading to her is one of the few pleasures she has left in life.

The review I gave of Endurance, above, comes after reading it out loud to her.
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Old 03-29-2024, 08:17 PM   #807
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Sorry to hear all of this wktf. I am sending well wishes and prayers your guys’ way.

Appreciate the little things in life, like the reading to her.

I am sorry she and you are dealing with so much. Like my dad says “day by day”.
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Old 03-29-2024, 08:18 PM   #808
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Just finished Where The Crawdad Sings and am currently reading Such A Quiet Place by Megan Miranda.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:43 AM   #809
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Sorry to hear all of this wktf. I am sending well wishes and prayers your guys? way.

Appreciate the little things in life, like the reading to her.

I am sorry she and you are dealing with so much. Like my dad says ?day by day?.
Thank you, Agent 23. Appreciate your kind thoughts.
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Just finished A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara. While a long book, over 800 pages, and a story rife with pain and sadness, an extraordinary novel. Highly recommended.
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