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  •  Read "Up the Down Staircase"and "In This House of (9+ / 0-)

    Brede." The Diddakoi sounds interesting.

    Having read several books by Wilbur Smith, I'm so turned off by his misogyny and hatred of nonwhite races I'll never read another.

    Greatly enjoyed this diary as always, Ellid! OMG, Reader's Digest Condensed Books! Many a one did I read while babysitting--that is, on the rare occasions when I forgot to bring Boredom Insurance with me. Am deeply thankful I don't have to put up with Reader's Digest "Select Editions." Now that I'm grown up I can read what I jolly well please.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:10:40 PM PDT

    •  That was the beauty of the Condensed Books (1+ / 0-)
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      They took out the racism in Wilbur Smith, and the filler in Herman Wouk and Anton Myrer.   I very much doubt I would have read any of 'em if they hadn't been Condensed.

      Thanks :)

      This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

      by Ellid on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 05:25:03 AM PDT

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