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Thoughts about Books Returned to the Library

Prisoners of Geography
Two Books Go Back to the Library Unread, Replaced by Two of My Proposed January Reads!

Ok, so who amongst you has ever  encountered this problem. It is actually something that happens to me quite often. You go to the library, either to pick something up or return something. While you’re there you know you have to look through the new releases shelves. Of course , as you scan the books several look interesting and maybe even a book you had seen, say in a book store . So you end up leaving the library with not only the books you came for but a few that you really didn’t need! Yes I always think I can read just a little bit more than I can!!

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This Man Reads…. Proposed January Reads

Proposed January Reading Challenge Reads!

In order to reach my goal of reading 60 books in 2017, I will need to read an average of five books per month.Here are my proposed reads for January of 2017

Reading Challenge: Nonfiction
  1. How to Run the World Parag Khanna

I read Connectivity by Parag Khanna a few months ago. I was fascinated by his analysis of the way that the supply chain has connected the world. This book was written a few years before Connectivity. I love geography and love to learn about the world around me, and right now Parag Khanna may be the best writing about it today!

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Welcome to This Man Reads….

Yes, This Man Reads and Loves Every Minute of it! So Please Join ME!

Good Morning and Welcome to This Man Reads!  I’m Ed Karn and I am the Man who reads!  There aren’t many times throughout the day that I am not reading! For me reading is like breathing it’s what you do to live! It’s what you do to relax, to learn, to grow! To me it is as important as anything you do. Yes, for me READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!

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A 2016 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up

Runaway - Peter May a reading challenges book

So since Christmas I have been very bad about writing anything. Sometimes I find myself in a writing funk and well this is one of those times!  We had a great Christmas and like everyone it went by to quickly. Our whole family spent the morning at.Andrew and Meaghan’s . It’s the one house that has enough room for all of us and all the presents for everyone, particularly the two little ones!

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DEC 24, 2016 – From Earlier in the Week- Jimmy Smith and More..

Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Smith

DEC 24, 2016 – What You Missed Earlier in the Week (Thanks to Me not Writing About It!)

So Wednesday my  granddaughter Zoe and I ran some errands. The trip included: Walmart, the library and Lowe’s. For the trip to the library was an album that ‘i picked up at the Princeton Record Exchange a while back. It is a compilation album of tracks from albums that Jimmy Smith recorded on the Milestone label, during his brief tenure with the label. The album is titled Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Smith.

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Dec 23, 2016 – A Good Work Out and Morning Music from Bill Miller

raven in the Snow - Bill Miller

A Good Work Out and Morning Music from Bill Miller

T-minus two days until Christmas much of today was spent getting the house ready for tomorrow’s guest. Every Christmas Eve my wife’s Uncle Jim and his wife Nathalie visit on Christmas Eve morning. This year all of our children and grandchildren are going to be able to come, too! I think that the only one who will be missing is Peter’s wife Missy! I’m glad that Jim will be able to spend time with the grandchildren. Actually, I’m glad we all get to spend time with Jim and Nathalie.

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25 Books Read in 2016 That Are Part of a Great Series!

Manitou Canyon - Part of the Cork O'Connor Series

25 Books Read in 2016 That Are Part of a Great Series

2016 has been another great reading year! My goal was to read 60 books and while I will probably fall about 7 or 8 books short of that goal, I will have read more books than last year. All total I will probably read 52 or 53 books. Of those 50 some books, around 30 are mysteries or thrillers.

Of those 30 mysteries 25 of the books a part of series. Most are from series that I have been a fan of for years. These include: Carol O’Connell‘s Mallory series, Harlan Coben‘s Myron Bolitar, Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent and William Kent Krueger‘s Cork O’Conner series  With the exception of the Will Trent series, all these series are greater than 10 books in length!

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New Morning Exercises & Hank Crawford’s Bday!

Hank Crawford

Ed K (Renaissance Granddad) – Day 23823 (Dec 21, 2016)

Woo! Hoo! Today is the Winter Solstice!! That of course means, today is either the shortest day of the year or the longest night! I prefer to look at it as the shortest day and from here until the Summer Solstice the days keep getting longer!! I used to hate it when it was dark when I went to work in the morning and again when I came home in the evening.

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