What was the last book you read?

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The Bait (1968)
The Witness (1969)
The Ledger (1970)

aka "The Christie Opara Trilogy" by Dorothy Uhnak

Another series I've been promising myself to read for years.

The Bait was filmed in 1973 as a telemovie/rejected pilot starring Donna Mills, while The Ledger became the successful 1974 pilot for Get Christie Love! starring Teresa Graves.

The physical description - blonde, blue-green-grey eyes, petite - fits Mills more than Graves, but in both cases the name and other details were changed so neither was really playing Christie Opara as such.

The books have dated somewhat - at times reading, as you might expect, like a 70s cop show - but are well-plotted, and the themes of gender and racial inequity still resonate.
 

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The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

Memoir/manifesto of the senator from California, erstwhile presidential candidate and would-be veep.
 

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Not sure if this book qualifies as an autobiography, since it was co-authored, ... ... :hiding: ... ...

"Leadership" by Rudolph W. Giuliani (former mayor of New York City) :fantastic: :10: :fantastic:

What a great read ... and it's still a cheerished part of my book collection! :)
That's a book I'll have to read. He turned NYC around, but unfortunately, the current mayor has brought NYC back to the dark days of the 70's and 80's. This was evident before the pandemic hit.
 

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Reminds me that I've been meaning to read The Power Broker. I love the history of NY.
 
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I just finished reading Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand which tells the story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the perspective of their friends. I'm not a royalist but it was interesting to read an account of what happened from a different perspective to the vitriol and hate of them that we get from most of the media. The book supported my view that Royal Family are cold and uncaring about anything except their own survival. An interesting, insightful and very readable book.

 

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I've just finished reading 'Do Auxiliary Electrical Circuits Still Function To 100% Potential In A Black Hole When Faced With A Negative Reactor'.

It was quite a read but probably not for most people on here because I doubt any of you would understand it, except maybe Sar because she's dead brainy like me.
 

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The Dog Crusoe and His Master by R.M. Ballantyne (1860)
I had this book on my shelf when I was a kid. I don't remember how it got there or what happened to it but I never did read it.
I guess from the title I thought it was about a shipwreck but it turns out to be about early American settlers and their encounters with the Indians during the time of Westward expansion. I think I appreciated it more now than I would have, having acquired some small knowledge of history since then,
Why the dog is called Crusoe is a mystery even to the author, who rather strangely makes a point in the narrative of saying that it was unlikely that anyone in the settlement had heard the story of Robinson.
 

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I've just finished reading the autobiography of that woman from the Admiral Multicover adverts. She's been there and done that. What an incredible woman.
 

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I've just finished reading the autobiography of that woman from the Admiral Multicover adverts. She's been there and done that. What an incredible woman.
Do you mean Lucy May Barker? She hasn't done that much as she only 28.
 

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I just finished reading AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I thought it was a biography of her but it more of a collection of essays written by several people who describe what AOC means to them and the Latino community. No great insights but and interesting read.

 
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