I know… I know…

When you’re writing a book it’s hard to post something here.

But I figure, unless I’m published, this blog means nothing.

Back to writing.

~ Øle Ø.

MEANWHILE – here’s a nice song while you wait for my book to be done:

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TODAY’S QUOTE:

 

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
~~ William Faulkner

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Today’s Short Story

Beginning:

Hi. I’m here. The Sun is out.

Middle:

I’m hot. The Sun is too bright. I feel squishy.

End:

The snow is melting. I am melting. Who would’a thought…

…oh what a world… what a world…

FINI

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Today’s Quote

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ~ Robert Frost

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Two Quotes from Lyman Abbott:

“Depressed and discouraged as we are apt to be by the flood of filth and falsehood, of corruption and crime, which the daily paper offers us for our daily food, it is well sometimes to stop, take a quieter and less partial view, and realize the right we have as Americans for pride in our past and for hope in our future”

~ LYMON ABBOTT- 1921

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“Who through faith subdued kingdoms,

wrought righteousness, quenched the 

violence of fire, waxed valiant in fight,

turned to flight the armies of the aliens” 

~ LYMAN ABBOTT – 1922

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Øle’s Updated Reading List

ØLE’S READING LIST 2015-2019 reading list:

[It all started with Dick and Jane]

 

CURRENTLY READING:

 

THE LUFTHANSA HEIST – Henry Hill and Daniel Simone

 

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Books Read:

 

INSIDE THE LUFTHANSA HEIST **** Kerry Whalen

THE BIG HEIST **** Anthony M. Destefano

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE * William Strunk Jr. (a refresher)

THE LIARS’CLUB ***** Mary Karr

A MOVEABLE FEAST ***** Ernest Hemingway

ON WRITING ***** A Memoir Of The Craft – Stephen King

OLD FRIEND FROM FAR AWAY ***** Natalie Goldberg

WRITING DOWN THE BONES ***** Natalie Goldberg

How to become a published Author **** Mark W. Shaw

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much ***** Mark William Shaw

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe **** Donald H. Wolfe

The STRANGER IN THE WOODS: The Extraordinary Story of the last True Hermit. **** Michael Finkel

The FIGHTS on the LITTLE HORN – 50 Years of Research into Custer’s Last Stand. *** by Gordon Harper

***** WOODEN LEG – A Warrior Who Fought Custer ***** (the culture of Native Americans and their memory of the battle)

Reasonable Doubt – A shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American Heartland – by Steve Vogel ****

The Black Hawk War – Frank Stevens **

***** Lincoln’s Last Trial – by Dan Abrams ***** (great insight into Lincoln’s abilities as a defense lawyer)

Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted… – by Leo Damore ***

The Shinning – by Stephen King ****

Dr. Sleep (sequel to the Shinning) – by Stephen King ****

The Truth about the Titanic – by Archibald Gracie ***

The President is Missing, a novel – by James Patterson and Bill Clinton ***

God Code: Unlocking Divine messages Hidden… by Timothy P. Smith **** (see the youtube videos to see why I was interested)

2nd time reading – The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as they… by Alfred Edersheim * (tough 19th century style reading)

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the Word… by Chanan Tigay *****

Time Travel MEGAPACK: 26 Modern and … by Edward M. Lerner ***

2 time reading – Battle Cry – by Leon Uris ***

Satan’s Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption… by Mike Dash ***

When I Fell From the Sky – by Juliane Diller (Koepcke) ***** – true story

Time and Again (Time series – Book 1) – By Jack Finney ***** – excellent time travel book

Chasing the Ripper (Kindle Single) – by Patricia Cornwell ****

Treadmill to Oblivion: My Days in Radio – by Fred Allan *** – semi funny from the old days

In the Year 2889 – by Jules Vern ***

The Prey (Prey Trilogy) – by Tom Isbell  **

The Capture (Prey Trilogy) – by Tom Isbell **

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flav… – by Alan Bradley **

The Old Man and the Sea – by Ernest Hemingway **** – Hemingway at his best

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and.. – by Anderson Cooper **** – found it very interesting

 

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BOOKS IN CUE:

 

DOUBLE CROSS – Sam and chuck Giancana with Bettina Giancana

TEMPTED TO STAY – Kryst Ashly

THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WINTER – William Winter – 1909

CASINO ROYALE

FEBRUARY: SELECTED POETRY OF BORIS PASTERNAK

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

THE BEST OF US: A Memoir – Joyce Maynard

THE ROMANOVS: The Final Chapter – Robert K. Massie

THE POISON PATRIARCH – Mark Shaw

JFK – KILLIGEN – OBAMA & THE NEW WORLD ORDER – Dan McQuade

CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL – Scott Bon Doviak

The FLIGHT ATTENDANT: A Novel – Chris Bohjalian

LEONARDO DA VINCI – Walter Isaacson

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Today’s Quote

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

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