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Looks like 2 good companions, Dan!
I read all the John D. MacDonald Travis McGee novels years ago. I didn’t buy them, but checked them out from the library. I liked them enough that when I found copies at a used book store I bought them. But I only have a few of them. And now I don’t have a used book store around to find them in. None of my copies are first editions or signed by the author. Maybe one day I’ll collect them.
 
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I have to agree with Nick - a good book and something nice to drink? Can't beat it. I've never read any of MacDonald's books; I'll have to check them out!
As seems to be the case with so many things for me, I didn’t discover MacDonald until after his death in 1986. He lived in Florida and wrote about a time in Florida when it was changing. People were moving to the state and subdivisions were replacing orange groves. He wasn’t happy about the change. MeGee was a tough guy who worked when he needed the money and lived on a boat. Kind of a 1970s hero. I don’t know if you’d like them, but I loved them.
 
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You won't find it in England - we are in WALES.

The Festival runs for around 12 days - see dates in the link - great for photography. Loads of Celebs roaming around and plenty to do and see even if you don't book for events.

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Just opportunity shots for me this week.

1. With a bit of time to kill in EWR...
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2. I nearly purchased this volume about one of the G.O.A.T. guitarists (*):
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3. And while waiting for a table at a local shop that's half bookstore, half restaurant...
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(*) A gold star to anyone who knows what a "slowhand" is AND how it applies so well as a nickname for Clapton.
 
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Just opportunity shots for me this week.

1. With a bit of time to kill in EWR...
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2. I nearly purchased this volume about one of the G.O.A.T. guitarists (*): View attachment 1633620

3. And while waiting for a table at a local shop that's half bookstore, half restaurant...
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(*) A gold star to anyone who knows what a "slowhand" is AND how it applies so well as a nickname for Clapton.
Nice set and use of dead time. Didn't know the Clapton reference...had to search it. Interesting!
 
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Quick snap of one of my less-packed bookshelves...

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Lyndee,

You won't find it in England - we are in WALES.

The Festival runs for around 12 days - see dates in the link - great for photography. Loads of Celebs roaming around and plenty to do and see even if you don't book for events.

DG
I know, Dave. I thought Wales; typed England. My excuse? It was 6:00am and I don't start functioning until at least 11:30! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Just opportunity shots for me this week.

1. With a bit of time to kill in EWR...
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2. I nearly purchased this volume about one of the G.O.A.T. guitarists (*): View attachment 1633620

3. And while waiting for a table at a local shop that's half bookstore, half restaurant...
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(*) A gold star to anyone who knows what a "slowhand" is AND how it applies so well as a nickname for Clapton.
Ahhh...EWR; been there a few times, myself...:D

Those are great shots, Andy! And I really like the idea of a restaurant/bookshop. Really cool idea.

And I give up. The first thing I thought of when you referenced, "Slowhand" was the song by the Pointer Sisters. I was thinking that Clapton may have written the song, but I don't think that's correct. Sooo...no gold star for me... :confused:
 

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A shot of some of my cookbooks. The Dieter's one doesn't get much use... :ROFLMAO:

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A photo of a photo book I made a few years ago for my niece when she graduated high school. They asked me to do her senior portraits, which I did with great trepidation, only agreeing because I knew if they didn't turn out we could have them redone. At least portraits aren't like a wedding where you get one shot and you better get it right. They turned out pretty good. My sister didn't see the need to have them redone at least.

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I'm afraid this is all I could come up with ... not very inventive!!
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Ansel Adams and Josef Scaylea were both "mentors" of mine in my early days of learning about photography. Y'all probably know Adams, but may not recognize Scaylea's name. He was a long time photographer for the Seattle Times newspaper and had a weekly series called "My Northwest" that I enjoyed very much. And, Craig Johnson's "Longmire" series of books are my favorite series of novels (and a related TV series available on Netflix) ... and also shows that my definition of "book" includes a Kindle/iPad as my preferred reading media nowadays!!

Cheers!!

Ken
 
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A photo of a photo book I made a few years ago for my niece when she graduated high school. They asked me to do her senior portraits, which I did with great trepidation, only agreeing because I knew if they didn't turn out we could have them redone. At least portraits aren't like a wedding where you get one shot and you better get it right. They turned out pretty good. My sister didn't see the need to have them redone at least.

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You did just fine - what a beautiful young lady and a gorgeous photo!
 

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I'm afraid this is all I could come up with ... not very inventive!!
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Ansel Adams and Josef Scaylea were both "mentors" of mine in my early days of learning about photography. Y'all probably know Adams, but may not recognize Scaylea's name. He was a long time photographer for the Seattle Times newspaper and had a weekly series called "My Northwest" that I enjoyed very much. And, Craig Johnson's "Longmire" series of books are my favorite series of navels (and TV series) ... and also shows that my definition of "book" includes a Kindle/iPad as my preferred reading media nowadays!!

Cheers!!

Ken
No worries, you've managed to capture two forms of reading - actual physical books and an electronic version of a book. On top of that, you get points for showcasing Ansel Adams and Josef Scaylea. :D Well done, Ken, and I'm glad you joined us this week!
 
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