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Old 12-23-2019, 02:26 PM   #1851
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No, I didn't think you were hand transcribing them. You'd have already read it at that point. It just sounds like a lot of work, but I don't really know about that formatting. Doesn't the voice that reads it sound monotonous and computer-like? At the least, I imagine it's a lot less lively than actual audiobooks.
it is a lot of work, but the benefit of being able to continue enjoying the story while my hands are busy is well worth the trade-off IMO.

and yea, the voice does can sound monotonous (since it doesn't do inflections or play with word context), but not so much computer-like (again, IMO) since U can alter its speed, plus the diff voices (male & female) that're are yur disposal....





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Old 12-23-2019, 02:39 PM   #1853
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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i...and yea, the voice does can sound monotonous (since it doesn't do inflections or play with word context), but not so much computer-like (again, IMO) since U can alter its speed, plus the diff voices (male & female) that're are yur disposal....
The voice tech is better than it used to be. I notice that with GPS or those videos that read news for you. It's not like it was 15 years ago when they all sounded like 50s robots.
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The Apostles' Creed
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Some prep for a study I'll be starting in a couple weeks.
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Yo.

got this over the wk-end, and I interrupted another story just to start this one:


*does the happy dance!!!*




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Been wanting to re-read this favorite, so it seemed a good one to squeeze in before the end of the year.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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[Different cover.]
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:09 PM   #1858
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oh man, finding this makes it a good start for the new year:





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My last book for 2019 had been Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.



I ended up reading 34 books in 2019, including my yearly Bible reading, but not including books I started before or only read part of. I'd like to do even more this year since I have the time (it's just a matter of taking it from the time I watch movies, Youtube, or play video games).
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Well past this, but the first book of the year for me was Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (re-read to complement reading vol. 1 in 2019 and to get a quick start on the new year):



[Different cover.]
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:34 PM   #1862
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so far, this has been a real hoot to go thru.... :








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My second book of the year had been Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only.

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Old 02-10-2020, 05:22 PM   #1864
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Technically I'm reading this for a class, but still.
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My second book of the year had been Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only.

Starring Jimmy Stewart as the villainous Voyeur.
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Third book of the year was Sun-Tzu's The Art of War, edited by Ralph D. Sawyer.



The majority of this book was historical, introductory, or notes, but I still found it interesting.

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Technically I'm reading this for a class, but still.
That counts. I list ones I use for classes I teach and ones I read with a group.

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Starring Jimmy Stewart as the villainous Voyeur.
Ha. It was pretty good, actually. It was the first in the series (there will be another) that was a collection of short stories most of which have been used either for titles or story elements.
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My current leisure read is Thunderball by Ian Fleming.

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Yo.

Ive not read much in the urban fantasy -category, but I'm enjoying this title so far:






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For a Bible Study I'm teaching, I'm also reading An Exposition on the Apostles' Creed by late Dutch Reformer Caspar Olevianus.



[And, yeah, both his name and the book's is rendered differently in English as the picture suggests.]
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:25 PM   #1871
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Yo.

I came up on these this wk-end, so after I finish:



....I'm jumping onto the following immediately since Ive been waiting a good LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time for somebody to share'em:









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Just started The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King).

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That book has the greatest ending ever.
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Besides the Olevianus, re-reading this for the same class, which will probably go into the Fall.

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That book has the greatest ending ever.
Sadly, King himself spoiled the ending in the foreword. I guess because he wrote it years later he thought everyone was re-reading it, but he totally says what happens to Ben . . . unless he was speaking hypothetically and Ben does not
fly an aircraft into the Network.
It’s a shame, too, because for all these years I only knew the movie’s ending.
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I can't say that I can even spoil a whole lot, because I haven't read the actual book (just a detailed summary years ago), but the film changes a shitload of details from the book (because otherwise Ah-nuld would never fit into a zany '80s flick that's basically a precursor to The Hunger Games).

But yeah, I hope you enjoy the book a lot. At some point I'll have to pick it up myself, because I'm pretty certain I don't have a copy lying on a shelf unread somewhere (unless I'm forgetting something).
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