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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Books found, stories told

Looking for a book "Steal Like and Artist" by Austin Kleon of Austin, for a friend, scrounging through cabinets and shelves, I found six more books I read last year, bringing 2016's total to 28.
I forget what order.
First was a novel by an Oklahoma City author, Tim Washburn, who I met at Edmond Best of Books to get it signed. Tim Washburn's "Cataclysm" is about the devastating eruption of the super volcano under Yellowstone park, an even that will happen.
Another was by Kristi Eaton, an Okie who wrote a book I wished I'd thought of, "The Main Streets of Oklahoma--Stories from every county." Complete with photos and insteresting stuff. 
Third was the famous "Peace Is Every step," by the Buddhist Thich  Nhat Hanh, must needed this year. I'll reread it soon. 
A book of short stories introduced me to the Western writer, C.J. Box, "Shots Fired, " set in modern Wyoming, like Longmire, by Craig Johnson.
Then there was the motivational book by Kleon, Show Your Work.


  1. I always enjoy your book posts. Kristie Eaton is quite the high energy globe trotting talented young woman. She is on Instagram as @kristieeaton and is interactive. I love following her adventures and her Main Street book is great. She has both a global and a local outlook.


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