Harold's Second Thread for 2024

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Harold's Second Thread for 2024

huhtikuu 11, 1:01 pm

Starting a new thread.

huhtikuu 11, 5:08 pm

Book # 51

The Eyes & The Impossible by Dave Eggers

This is the most recent Newbery winner and it is a magical, wonderful tale of friendship and nature. Kind of a mythical fantasy about a dog and his animal friends who live in a park and their adventures. It's hard to describe, but I loved it for it's magic. Beautifully illustrated with old master paintings into which Shawn Harris has inserted the dog character, it is truly a treat!

huhtikuu 11, 5:10 pm

Book # 52

Detectives Don’t Sleep: Trailer by Various Artists

huhtikuu 11, 8:07 pm

Happy new thread, dear fellow.

huhtikuu 11, 9:07 pm

Happy new thread, Harold!

huhtikuu 12, 12:08 pm

>4 PaulCranswick: Thank you!!

huhtikuu 12, 12:08 pm

>5 drneutron: Thank you!!

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 12, 12:17 pm

Book # 53

The Restoration Faith by Evan A. Fry

An overview of what the Restoration Church (Conservative RLDS church) believes. Wonderful read, written by a man and taken from a series of radio sermons he delivered in the 1950's. Reread.

huhtikuu 12, 12:15 pm

Book # 54

Grim & Mild Presents: Sideshow 8: Lion & Lamb by Aaron Mahnke

huhtikuu 13, 5:40 am

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Harold.

huhtikuu 14, 5:51 am

Happy new thread, Harold!

huhtikuu 14, 2:06 pm

Happy New Thread! Every time I see your posts I am reminded of my late grandfather who shared your name. And I want to ask if you have a purple crayon. LOL. Happy reading!

huhtikuu 15, 11:34 am

>10 PaulCranswick: Thank you. It was nice but went by way too fast.

huhtikuu 15, 11:34 am

>11 FAMeulstee: Thank you Anita!!

huhtikuu 15, 11:37 am

>12 elorin: Thank you. I was named after my Dad, so I am a jr. I grew up being called Hal, and I never cared for the name Harold much, but now that I'm older and my Dad has passed on I appreciate it a lot more. It's rather old fashioned and I like old fashioned names.
I loved Harold and The Purple Crayon, one of my first favorite books that started me on this journey of reading!!

huhtikuu 20, 3:04 pm

>15 hredwards: My grandfather went by Hal for most of my life, too. I loved Harold and his purple crayon as a kid and then again reading them to my daughter. There's more than just the one adventure now, too!
Happy reading!

huhtikuu 24, 11:46 am

Book # 55

The Burns Series: Book One: Fifty Degrees South by M.M. Holt

Was intrigued when I saw an ad for this book on FB, then Paul's War Room challenge came along and this is set during the Napoleonic wars so perfect match for May.
A British ship is sailing towards the Southern end of the world chasing a French vessel that carries a strongbox with something of interest to the Admirality. No one knows what it is. Days behind their quarry, they suddenly are surrounded by beams of blue light coming from some strange clouds. Aliens and napoleon era warships? Interesting combination.
This was the audio book and the person reading did a wonderful job with the accents and voices. It was also a quick read.
Enjoyed and kept my interest although felt a bit let down by the ending. First in a series although the next books seem set in a far distant future, not sure I'll try them.

huhtikuu 24, 11:47 am

Book # 56

Lore: First Impressions by Aaron Mahnke

huhtikuu 24, 11:48 am

>16 elorin: Awesome! Never knew another Hal.
Happy reading!!

huhtikuu 27, 1:24 pm

I’ve enjoyed Mahnke’s podcasts. How are the books?

huhtikuu 29, 9:36 am

Book # 57

The Desk From Hoboken: A Genealogy Mystery by M. L. Condike

Won from Early Reviewers.
My favorite things all wrapped up in a book, history, mystery, genealogy. This was a very good read. I had a hard time putting this one down.
If I had any complaints, it would be that the book was a little bloated, could have used some editing lengthwise and also that it could have used a family tree chart to help in keeping the players straight, especially the historical characters, they kind of ran together, But all told I would read more if this becomes a series. Enjoyed.

huhtikuu 29, 9:38 am

Book # 58

Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet Of Curiosities: The Mastermind by Aaron Mahnke

huhtikuu 29, 9:40 am

>20 drneutron: Actually these are the podcasts, it takes me so long to listen to them, that I treat them like audiobooks.
That may get me banned from the group.

huhtikuu 29, 4:04 pm

Ah. Definitely won't get you banned... :) His podcasts are definitely good!

huhtikuu 29, 4:09 pm

>24 drneutron: I enjoy them, I know some aren't very long but I listen to some podcasts that are longer. I either listen to podcasts or audio books when I'm driving so I thought why not count them as audiobooks?

huhtikuu 29, 4:18 pm

Makes sense to me!

toukokuu 1, 9:30 am

Book # 59

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Newbery Winner. This book. What can I say. This book is magical.
Once in a while I hit on a book that reminds me of why I love reading. This book is wonderful. In my humble opinion this ranks with To Kill A Mockingbird and Dandelion Wine as one of those rare books that evoke childhood in summer and the magic of life. I loved it. I checked this out from the library but I am going to buy a copy as soon as I can. Do yourself a favor and read Moon Over Manifest. Spanning from World War I to the brink of WWII you will love the townsfolk of Manifest Kansas and want to visit there.

toukokuu 1, 9:35 am

Book # 60
CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Voices Of Death by Various Artists

toukokuu 2, 3:48 pm

Book # 61

The Door In The Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Another Newbery winner. Fun little short read set in medieval times. Interesting quick read.

toukokuu 2, 3:51 pm

Book # 62

Restored Gospel Podcast: What Does The Book Of Mormon Teach: Enticement, Entrapment, Freedom To Choose Part 1 by Michael Barrett

toukokuu 6, 4:01 pm

Book # 63

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

The widow of Peter Marshall a minister in Washington D. C. and Chaplain of the Senate recounts her life after the moment her husband dies of a heart attack and how she learned to live in the aftermath. Very good book. I read this years ago and just reread. Wonderful treatise on dealing with grief.

toukokuu 6, 4:04 pm

Book # 64

Sasquatch Chronicles: Bigfoot Hunt Gone Wrong & A Hunters Encounter by Various Artists

toukokuu 7, 9:40 am

>32 hredwards: Hi Harold - thank you for recommendations and, if you place a bracket at the beginning and end of each title,
readers can just click to go direct to it.

toukokuu 10, 9:33 am

Book # 65

A Phil & Lil Book: Just Try It! by Phil & Lily Rosenthal

They say write what you know and Phil Rosenthal certainly knows food. This is a beautiful children's book, fun to read!!

toukokuu 10, 9:35 am

Book # 66

Unexplained: Demons In Suburbia by Richard Maclean Smith

toukokuu 10, 9:40 am

Book # 67

A Visit To William Blake's Inn: Poems For Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard

A whimsical book, tribute to William Blake, and fun read. Newbery winner.

toukokuu 10, 9:42 am

Book # 68
A People’s History Of Kansas City: How Kansas City Blazed A Path For Gay Liberation by Various Artists

toukokuu 12, 6:53 pm

Kansas City. Huh. That was unexpected. I’ll have to check into that one.

toukokuu 13, 11:39 am

Book # 69

...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

Another Newbery winner. Nice story of a family of sheep ranchers in New Mexico and a boy on the edge of becoming a man who longs to do a man's work among his elders with the sheep. Interesting, well written and quick read.

toukokuu 13, 11:42 am

Book # 70

Kansas City: Actors, Theatre: Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre: Kansas City: 1924-A Warm Wind by Various Artists

toukokuu 15, 12:35 pm

Book # 71

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Been wanting to read this for a while. The Netflix program finally sent me to it as I've wanted to watch it and the movie, but wanted to read the book first.
Not sure I would enjoy it from what little I'd read about the story and it's author. But Tom Ripley is an interesting character, and as he plays cat and mouse with those around him, it was interesting to see how he slips through life, literally getting away with murder.

toukokuu 15, 12:41 pm

Book # 72

Hillbilly Horror Stories: Presents Eerie Encounters Episode 10: Stalkers by Various Artists

toukokuu 21, 4:47 pm

Book # 73

Commodore Hornblower by C. S. Forester

Enjoyable historic fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars, as per Paul's challenge for this year. My first foray with Hornblower. Mr. Forester seems to know his ships, although a landlubber like me wouldn't know the difference, but I found this an enjoyable read.

toukokuu 21, 4:50 pm

Book # 74

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast: Robert Osborne by Various Artists

toukokuu 24, 3:36 pm

Book # 75

Restoration Branch Sermon: Summer Series: 08-06-00 by Lucas Boyce

Re-listened. Wonderful sermon.

toukokuu 24, 3:39 pm

Book # 76

The Disappearing Spoon: Are Braces A Health Disaster? by Sam Kean

toukokuu 24, 5:02 pm

>45 hredwards: Congratulations on reaching 75, Harold!

toukokuu 25, 9:50 pm


toukokuu 26, 2:14 pm

Congratulations on reaching 75!

toukokuu 26, 11:30 pm

Book # 77

Lincoln: A Photo biography by Russell Freedman

A Newbery winner. Wonderful biography of Lincoln readable for kids age packed with great photos!!

toukokuu 28, 9:51 am

Book # 78

Lost Boys Of Hannibal: Ramblin’ Men by Various Artists

toukokuu 28, 9:52 am

>47 FAMeulstee: Thank You Anita!!

toukokuu 28, 9:52 am

>48 drneutron: Thanks Doc!!

toukokuu 28, 9:52 am

>49 elorin: Thanks!!

toukokuu 28, 9:58 am

Book # 79

Keep The Coffins Coming by Julius Long

Old hardboiled crime mystery. This is one of the best I've read in ages!! Full of twists and turns, some I saw coming, some surprised me. A real message about Fascism too which is really timely for today. Too bad this book is so hard to find, it was a really entertaining read.

toukokuu 28, 10:01 am

Book # 80

Odd Things I’ve Seen: A Giant Squid And An Even Bigger Titan Of Biology by J. W. Ocker

toukokuu 29, 1:19 pm

Book # 81

Sermon At Restoration Branch 12/3/89 6PM by Elder Ron Gamble

toukokuu 29, 1:21 pm

Book # 82

The Way I Heard It With Mike Rowe: It’s A Shame About Your Face by Mike Rowe

kesäkuu 3, 11:42 am

Book # 83

Book Of Mormon Stories For Children by Nina Maloney

Re-listen to this audio tape of stories. Good children's stories.

kesäkuu 3, 11:45 am

Book # 84

Mischief Makers: Charlie Russell by Various Artists

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 6, 9:31 am

Book # 85

Restoration Branch Sermon: Summer Series: 06-20-99 by Bishop Joe Burkart

Re-listen to tape.

kesäkuu 4, 9:50 am

Book # 86

Loremen: Baa And The Wilnecker Paradox by Various Artists

kesäkuu 5, 2:53 pm

Book # 87

Killers Of The King: The Men Who Dared To Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer

Most of this book seems to take place after the Civil Wars unfortunately, but it deals with the aftermath. Starts with the trial and execution of Charles I and then details the hunt for the regicides by Charles II and his followers. Interesting reading in places, but I for some reason had a difficult time getting into this book. Seemed kind of dry.

kesäkuu 5, 2:54 pm

Book # 88

You’re Dead To Me: LGBTQ History by Various Artists

kesäkuu 6, 9:34 am

Book # 89

In Loving Memory Of A Faithful Servant And A Devoted Friend by Evangelist-Patriarch Bill Davies

Re-listen of a wonderful talk by a dear man of God.

kesäkuu 6, 9:35 am

Book # 90

The Box Of Oddities: Sorry There Are Pubic Hairs On The Flush Lid by Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth

kesäkuu 18, 10:52 am

Book # 91

The Fantastic Adventures Of Doc Savage: The Phantom City # 10 by Kenneth Robeson

Fun. Love these.

kesäkuu 18, 10:55 am

Book # 92

Homegrown KC: Black Archives Of Mid America by Laura Darnell

kesäkuu 18, 11:23 am

Book # 93

Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest For The Hidden City by George Mann

This was a fun Star Wars adventure!!

kesäkuu 18, 11:25 am

Book # 94

The Thing About Pam: Anything Can Happen by Keith Morrison

kesäkuu 19, 3:38 pm

Book # 95

The September House by Carissa Orlando

Haunted House story full of great creepy moments. Really enjoyed this book.

kesäkuu 19, 3:40 pm

Book # 96

Generation Why: The Elkhart 4 by Various Artists

kesäkuu 24, 10:25 am

Book # 97

The Necropolis Railway by Vaughn Entwistle

Really a short story, but a good one. This series has been fun. Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde solving paranormal mysteries together.

kesäkuu 24, 10:27 am

Book # 98

Strawberry Spring: Adrift At Sea by Stephen King

kesäkuu 25, 10:11 am

Book # 99

Restoration Church Sermon: SCRB Women's Retreat 03/10/2001 Evening Worship Service by Elder Jim Bailey & Elder Dan Elliott

Wonderful service.

kesäkuu 25, 10:13 am

Book # 100

History’s Great Mysteries: Freemason Society by Nicholas Anable

kesäkuu 25, 3:59 pm

>63 hredwards: I saw your review of this in the War Room, and think I will try to locate a copy in the future to sort of finish the story!

heinäkuu 18, 2:13 pm

Book # 101

Danger In The Wind by Margaret Eastvale

Quick read. Categorized romance but more historical fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars. Light romantic read.

heinäkuu 18, 2:14 pm

Book # 102

Lore: Trick Or Treat 2016: Set 2 by Aaron Mahnke

heinäkuu 18, 2:14 pm

>77 Tess_W: It was interesting.