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Old 03-05-2014, 08:10 AM   #3271
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #3272
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Sorry for posting the link, but I just do not have time to go into details:

http://www.amazon.com/Peace-Like-Riv...4042837&sr=1-1

Absolutely wonderful read. Loved it.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:18 PM   #3273
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Just got done reading Aunt Dimity and The Village Witch by Nancy Atherton, now I am reading Death Of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #3274
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I've been reading... er.... listening to (it's an audio book) "The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France" by Ray Walker.

It's a great true story about a young man whose dream is to make wine in France. He leaves his job in finance behind, packs up and starts a new life in Burgundy with a paltry $6000 in savings, no business plan, no winemaking knowledge, and knowing very little French. On top of that he also has a young family. Through a lot of persistence and dumb luck, he manages to become the first American to ever make Grand Cru Burgundy.

Wonderful story, although he also goes into painstaking detail about all the mistakes he made along the way. There are times as a reader you want to grab this fellow and shake some sense into him.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:07 PM   #3275
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Steve, do we see a change in your "Location" from Twin Cities to Burgundy in the near future?
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #3276
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Steve, do we see a change in your "Location" from Twin Cities to Burgundy in the near future?
CG, at this point in my life I'm a little too pragmatic and comfortable. If I were 30 years younger, I might have considered it.

But I will say my wife has always had this dream of retiring in Italy....
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:41 AM   #3277
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Just finished reading "To Brie or Not To Brie" by Avery Aames. Her Cheese Shop Mysteries are set in the fictional town of Providence, OH, which used to be a real town years ago. It is now a village designation, and is just across the Maumee River from Grand Rapids, OH.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #3278
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I'm trying a new author by the name of Jo Nesbo. The Bat is the first in the Harry Hole series. Just started the book but so far so good.

I'm intrigued by the Cheese Shop Mysteries. That sounds like something right up my alley. Of course, I would have to stock up on cheese to really immerse myself properly. =o)
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:32 PM   #3279
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A few days ago I came across my childhood copy of "Huckleberry Finn". Read a few pages and remembered why I hated it as a child. Odd, because I loved Tom Sawyer. So Huck is now in the charity shop box.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:16 PM   #3280
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I'm trying a new author by the name of Jo Nesbo. The Bat is the first in the Harry Hole series. Just started the book but so far so good.
New to you, of course. I've 'discovered' the Nordic authors and like almost all of them, the Harry Hole character included, even though he's a bit too 'down' at times.

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