Baker's Dozen II

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

I’ve heard only good things about it.

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer

I read The Odyssey decades ago, but somehow never got around to the precursor. Maybe I’ll get to The Aeneid before I die :slight_smile:

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch

Last of The Hangman’s Daughter series

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden

It’s about Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Coffin Wright. I heard an interview with the author on NPR and it sounds compelling.

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

It’s being released later this month.

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen

Can’t believe I missed the stoat category - d’oh! :man_facepalming:

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen
  9. Dr. No by Ian Fleming

The next in the series, as I read my way through all the original James Bond novels.

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen
  9. Dr. No by Ian Fleming
  10. The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai

A survivor’s account. After reading John Hersey’s Hiroshima I want to read about Nagasaki.

gkster, in his recent autobiography, Barry Sonnenfeld wrote of a man who survived the bombing of Hiroshima and then walked to Nagasaki seeking refuge. He then survived the bombing of Nagasaki, too. Sonnenfeld asked: was that man unlucky, or very, very lucky?

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen
  9. Dr. No by Ian Fleming
  10. The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai
  11. How to Astronaut by Terry Virts

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen
  9. Dr. No by Ian Fleming
  10. The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai
  11. How to Astronaut by Terry Virts
  12. Murder Most Fowl by Donna Andrews

The 29th Meg Langslow mystery.

I don’t know where Sonnenfeld got his facts, but there are thought to be 70+ “double survivors”. Only one of them was officially recognized by the Japanese government, though. And it’s very doubtful that he could have walked, especially when wounded; it’s a distance of 240 miles. It seems that he missed his train to Nagasaki right before Hiroshima was bombed.

Personally I’d say he was lucky considering how many died or were agonizingly wounded in the bombings

Books You Plan To Read This Year

  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
  6. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. A Century of Progress by Fred Saberhagen
  9. Dr. No by Ian Fleming
  10. The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai
  11. How to Astronaut by Terry Virts
  12. Murder Most Fowl by Donna Andrews
  13. Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

I heard the author tell part of the story on NPR. He was 11 when he survived a Cessna plane crash during a snowstorm in the San Gabriel mountains.

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Homonym pairs or trios

  1. foul, fowl

Homonym pairs or trios

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write

Homonym pairs or trios

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write
  3. sleigh, slay

Homonym pairs or trios

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write
  3. sleigh, slay
  4. to, too, two

Homophonic pairs or trios

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write
  3. sleigh, slay
  4. to, too, two
  5. night, knight

These aren’t homonyms; they’re homophones.

Homophonic pairs or trios, or more

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write
  3. sleigh, slay
  4. to, too, two
  5. night, knight
  6. air, heir, e’er, err, ere, Aire, Ayr, Eyre

Good catch, @panache45!

Homophonic pairs or trios, or more

  1. foul, fowl
  2. right, wright, rite, write
  3. sleigh, slay
  4. to, too, two
  5. night, knight
  6. air, heir, e’er, err, ere, Aire, Ayr, Eyre
  7. boar, bore, boor, Boer