What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. Cayuga Morning

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    I'm reading a terrible book. It's really boring. I keep putting it down & turning to something else because I am so bored. It's Verity by Collen Hoover. Supposed to be a page turner full of mystery & sexual intrigue. But for me it's a big yawn, so trite. If this is what is supposed to be exciting, the human race would die out. A big nothing burger. I'm reading it for book club, that's why I haven't given up on it. Who knows what I'll say about it during the meeting.
     
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    I really don’t like to get involved with books that are boring. It’s odd though I am stuck with investing so much time reading and even hoping the story would improve. Becoming so curious about the end result many times it’s a bust.
     
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    I just completed "All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard - Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy" Incredible bio of Eigene Bullard, born in Georgia in the 1890s, escaped attempted lynching of his father, ran away, as a teenager snuck aboard a freighter to Scotland. Became a boxer. Always wanted to move to France, and did so. Fought in WWI, became the first Black warplane pilot, after the war worked in, then owned a club in Paris. Met Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes.. Wound up spying for the French Resistance during WW2, returned to US. Was awarded a medal by Charles Degaulle. Amazing story.

    Now midway through "Warlords of Ancient Mexico: How the Mayans and Aztecs Ruled for More Than a Thousand Years" Also Toltecs. Fascinating. I didn't know that so much was known. The histories are as varied as those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome. There was a lot of intrigue, spying, Machiavellian maneuvering, and brutality but also courage and wisdom. Very interesting. The names and places in Mayan and Nahuatl languages are so poetic and musical, too.
     
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    We have been reading 180 degrees by Feargus O'Conner Greenwood.... unlearn the lies you've been taught to believe. Such an eye opener!
     
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    I am reading Lincoln and his Generals. Lincoln had to go through a lot of generals before he found one who was willing to fight--Grant. None of the previous generals didn't understand that war was not a question of supply lines, reinforcements, and strategy. Grant understood that facing the enemy and forcing him back, or whipping him, was the way a war was won. Next on my to-read list is Lee and his Generals. Should be an interesting comparison.
     
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    Friend gave me "Not Without Peril" it's stories throughout history of the presidental mountain range in New Hampshire. Have not had a chance to read it yet.
     
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    I'm reading Profiles in Folly, History's Greatest Mistakes. It seems the Little Big Horn battle (Custer's last stand) was brought on by Custer's jumping the gun and charging in without any information. The Spanish-American war was brought about by yellow journalism, stirring up the public to sell newspapers. You don't want to know about NASA's Challenger debacle. Makes you want to move to another planet . . . .
     
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    I'm reading Michele Obama 's new book, The Light We Carry. I'm enjoying it, I find her inspirational. However I think the book is more oriented to readers in their 20-40's in terms of the advice given. Interesting view into her life post White House & also somewhat of her life pre-White House. The chapter on her mother (Grandma in the White House ) was great!
     
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    I’m reading this. I am planning on growing mushrooms in my garden this year.
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