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“Read a Damn Book List (with Chit Chat from Sept. 2017)” by Richard F. Yates

About seven months ago, I decided to start writing reviews of the various books that I read. Since 2013, I’ve been making Reading Lists, so that the people who read my stories or enjoy my art can see “where I … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 037a: Fear and Loathing (Revisited!)” by Shane Grove

[Read a Damn Book gets its first GUEST REVIEW, thanks to Northwest educator, Shane Grove! Hopefully, this will be the first of many guest reviews on RaDB, and interestingly, Mr. Grove decided for his initial review to tackle Hunter S. … Continue reading

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“Tragedy (RIP: RIF of Cowlitz County)” by Richard F. Yates

I was reminded again this morning that RIF of Cowlitz County, which provided the children of this area free books since 1974, was discontinued as of this year. This is awful and tragic and disgusting. As written language slips closer … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book” List!

Greetings Primitives! As many of you have noticed, we started posting book reviews back in February of 2017. (“Where DO you get your ideas?” you may have wondered—we get them from BOOKS!) However, because we are such BUSY BEAVERS™ here … Continue reading

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“Bit of a Brag” by Richard F. Yates

I consider myself a slow reader. I’m recursive, sometimes having to go back and read entire paragraphs over to make sure I catch the meaning. I read in fits and starts. Half an hour here, hour there, from 2:00 A.M. … Continue reading

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“Discovery! (Cool Little Library)” by Richard F. & Mariah R. Yates

Found this very cool, very clever “free library” while wandering the neighborhood near Lake Sacajawea. I’m pretty excited that something like this exists in our little town! Mariah and I are thinking about bring some books up next time we … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 016: Howl and Other Poems”

We got the Beat! Allen Ginsberg – Howl and Other Poems (1956/2006) Back in 1956, this book was put on trial, accused of being pornographic. OH, HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Anyone who watches your average HBO or Netflix program, … Continue reading

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