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    Before Night Falls By. Reinaldo Arenas
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleJCS View Post
    Finished Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 3 and decided to take a left turn and read Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica instead. I'm finding I need to read a lot more classical philosophy (Plato, Socrates, Maimonides, etc.) in order to really understand some of the arguments and counter-arguments, but I'm going to push on though.
    Well, I've been reading about 30 minutes a night, on average, for two months now and I'm at Question 17 of Summa Theologica, Prima Pars (Part I), regarding 'Falsity' (as opposed to Truth, which was Question 16). My Kindle tells me that's only 16%. Of Part I. There are two more parts like this. Some of the language used, while translated to English, is very obviously skewed toward a philisophical/theological meaning which often escapes me, and I have a pretty good education and higher than average IQ. The method of presentation is also very formal and stilted, making it difficult to comprehend the meaning of both the arguments against and for - that's the order in which they're presented. Another reason to refer back to classical philosophy.

    So, I'm going to move on to something a little lighter for a while and (maybe) come back to this later. Maybe Plato's Republic or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (in the original)? Or maybe I'll just go back to the Edgar Rice Burrough's Mars books (Llana of Gathol is next up). Yeah, I think the latter is what I'll do.
    John

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    I just finished, Eros and Erotica, Medieval Commentary on the Song of Songs as a primary piece for a term paper. Looking at the medieval commentary has caused me to think I need to get something in Latin. Though for the next couple weeks I'll be reading the Art of Kilt Making.

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    Just started two books for my Fall (when I get the chance) reading. "Septimius Felton" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This is a manuscript found and finished by his daughter Una, hidden among papers after his death. So far, idioms in the plot that compare to "The Elixir of Life" and "The Marble Faun".

    The second is a biography of my wife's step-father. "Living in Mississippi" (sub titled, The Life and Times of Evans Harrington) by Dr. Robert Hamblin. This is newly released and more of the public story than the, "drinks on the back porch among the family when naughty tales are laughed about." Still an interesting look at an English professor, Southern born and bred to a Baptist preacher, member of the ACLU and activist during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950's until his death in 1990's.
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    D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico by Arthur J. Bachrach
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    A Life Lived in Fear, Is a Life Half Lived.

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    The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

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    I just finished reading these:

    The Enigmatic Sinclairs Volume I by Gerald Sinclair and Rondo B B Me

    Irresistible North by Andrea Di Robilant

    Arthur St. Clair The Invisible Patriot by R. W. Dick Phillips
    Allen Sinclair
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    Clan Sinclair Association (USA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleJCS View Post
    Or maybe I'll just go back to the Edgar Rice Burrough's Mars books (Llana of Gathol is next up). Yeah, I think the latter is what I'll do.
    OK. Just finished Llana of Gathol a couple of hours ago. I think I'll go over to Sir Walter Scott's The Abbott next.
    John

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    A retread of East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
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    The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Daniel Jones. A really good read and one that indirect links to what was going on in Scotland and Europe at the time.

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