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Book Recommendations / Re: Cultural Anthropology, Mythology, or Archaeology Reads?
« Last post by pondhawk on April 29, 2017, 06:02:24 am »
That looks interesting. What also is interesting to me is that the woman in the photo has pretty decent facial structure. I suspect that in her younger days, when smiling, she was probably a knockout. It reminds me of the title THE UGLY AMERICAN in its subjectivity.
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by BillG on April 26, 2017, 02:15:09 am »
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?

Boring. No plot, poor characterization, repetitive. 9)

Isn't boring what you want in such logs? In any such documentation I've been involved with drama in the logbook meant trouble on the ground.
(It should have meant trouble at sea for my four years in the navy, but I was assigned to the SeaBees, and never stepped foot on a ship.)
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by BillG on April 26, 2017, 02:11:27 am »
Ursula Vernon tastes shapes in foods, or at least wines.
This is not a motivation for doing evil.  I trust this was a character trait rather than 'cause'?

A character trait, inherited from his father, and part of his feeling isolated.
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Freebies and Contests / Re: Book giveaways, please post as found!
« Last post by Patti L. on April 25, 2017, 09:05:27 pm »
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by Reidiwr on April 25, 2017, 05:57:24 pm »
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?

Boring. No plot, poor characterization, repetitive. 9)
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by Patti L. on April 25, 2017, 11:52:20 am »
"Hunter" by Mercedes Lackey.  Very her; lots of variant repetitions of the same basic information to pad the word count.
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by Janilee on April 25, 2017, 09:53:19 am »
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?
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Favorite Odds and Ends / Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Last post by Reidiwr on April 25, 2017, 07:31:55 am »
Daily care logs. :(
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