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Richard 77



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PostPosted: 12/30/17 6:32 pm    ::: What I'm Reading 2018 Reply Reply with quote

I'm beginning the book, One Thousand White Women - The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. For January's book discussion group at my local library.

(What I'm writing.) Saving Ava and An Act of Weighted Murder. (And a little of Baby Ballers 3)



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PostPosted: 12/30/17 6:59 pm    ::: Re: What I'm Reading 2018 Reply Reply with quote

I'm halfway through John Sanford's "Rough Country." It's part his Virgil Flowers series, which I love.

Also about halfway through "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World," by Steve Johnson.

I'll probably finish one on the plane tomorrow, meaning I won't actually be reading it in 2018.


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PostPosted: 12/31/17 8:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

going through my book, Barnstorming America, Stories from the Pioneers of Women's basketball for any small corrections

was just told it is going back to press for 2nd pressing



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 1:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just started "Man's Search for Meaning," by Viktor Frankl
and "Holy Water" by James Othmer."

Finished "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline this past weekend.


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PostPosted: 01/03/18 4:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

HistoryWomensBasketball wrote:
going through my book, Barnstorming America, Stories from the Pioneers of Women's basketball for any small corrections

was just told it is going back to press for 2nd pressing


Congratulations. I'm glad to hear your book has done well. May the second printing sell out also.



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PostPosted: 01/10/18 5:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richard,

Thanks very much. I am very pleased with the comments of those that have read it. Honestly, as you know, unless you are one of a very select few, you do not write a book based on making money or selling a lot.

A second printing is an accomplishment. there have been some local signings around the country in players hometowns etc.

Even have a signing at the 20th Anniversary Induction at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction.

A big thing is what happens with the option on the book this spring. It expires. The production company can option it for another year, exercise it or just let it expire. While I do think it is a basis for possible film if not at least a documentary and the timing is pretty good with Hollywood, I keep my fingers crossed but will not lose any sleep if it expires.

Quite a ride for a person who simply is a fan of women's basketball



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PostPosted: 02/01/18 9:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

As many of you know, every year for Black History Month I make it a point to read a book written by a black author. This year it is "The Underground Railroad", a novel by Colson Whitehead



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PostPosted: 02/01/18 10:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I finished a couple of books that I'll be reviewing for Mystery Scene magazine.

The first was Hard Aground by Brendan Dubois. The second was Bloody January by Alan Parks.
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PostPosted: 02/02/18 4:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm currently reading two books. The Women In The Castle by Jessica Shattuck and Hamlet - Shakespeare. (Memorizing Hamlet's lines.)



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PostPosted: 02/08/18 3:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Now reading "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Also started "Vagabonding" by Rolf Potts.


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