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    Since January:

    Finished reading A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke. Currently reading Dixie City Jam by the same author

    Finished listening to
    Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephan King;
    The Dorothy Parker Collection, by same;
    Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler by J. Wertheim;
    Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer;
    Three books by Michael Connelly - Concrete Blond, Trunk Music and The Last Coyote ;
    Legacy of Ashes, The History of the CIA by Tim Wiener;
    Operatives and Spies - OSS by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

    Currently listening to My Life as a 10 Year old Boy by Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson).

    I find Audio Books and bike commuting a good way to catch up on my reading.
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    A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge.
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    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

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    Just started:

    Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses". His book "The Road" blew me away. I read it in my tent at night during a mountain biking trip in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, so I'm sure the remote atmosphere helped put me in a receptive mood. That and the fact that I've got a young son.

    Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods". I've only read the first chapter so far, but it's already hilarious.

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    "A new earth" & "the power of now" by Eckhart Tolle. I read "a new earth" first and it changed the way I look at and live life.(seriously!) Eckhart is amazing. I am reading "the power of now" currently and it is also great. They are the best books I have ever read.

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    Finished reading Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke. Will start reading next Out on the Cutting Edge by Lawrence Block

    Finished listening to My Life as a 10 Year Old Boy by Nancy Cartwright and Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda by Sean Naylor. Will start to listen on tomorrow morning's ride to Blood Work by Michael Connelly

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

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    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.

    I have eccentric tastes.
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    Dark Fire-C.J. Sansom ,Historical novel set in 1540 london
    The Painter of Battles -Arturo Perez-Reverte - will start tomorrow
    Dr. Fegg's Encyclopeadia of ALL World Knowledge -Terry Jones & Michael Palin - essential reading for all

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    Just finished reading Simon Winchesters 'A Crack in the Edge of the World' about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Good read. History, geology, the Gold Rush, the chinese in SF etc. His book on Krakatoa was better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    Just finished reading Simon Winchesters 'A Crack in the Edge of the World' about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Good read. History, geology, the Gold Rush, the chinese in SF etc. His book on Krakatoa was better though.
    I agree. Both are very good, although Krakatoa transcends good and achieves the realm of the truly awesome.

    I'm reading Sundiver by David Brin. I couldn't get into his books in the past, but I'm giving him another chance. Not sure how much I like it so far, but there are some good bits in it.
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    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

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    Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla

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    just finished
    The Heirs of Empire by David Weber. The third book in the Dahak series. A fun read. a nice turn backwards after the Super tech in the second book.

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    Since the end of March:

    Finished reading Out on the Cutting Edge and Small Town by Lawrence Block, A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly, and Burning Angel and Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke.

    Just started reading Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke

    Finished listening to Blood Work by Michael Connelly, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson, Arsenals of Folly by Richard Rhodes, Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson, Little Scarlett by Walter Mosley, Dying Crapshooters Blues by David Fulmer, The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam, and Assassination of Jesse James by Ron Hansen. All listening done while bicycling.

    Currently listening to Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides a wonderful book about South West U.S. in the 1800's, Manifest Destiny, Kit Carson, American Indians, Mexicans, etc.

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    Who narrated Fear and Loathing?

    I am so totally not reading right now, kids don't permit. I have the final Flashman book open on my nightstand, haven't touched it for probably 3 wks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Who narrated Fear and Loathing?
    Ron McLarty

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Just started reading Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke
    Burke is great, the only author I will gladly pay full retail for his books instead of waiting to pick them up on discount or paperback.

    Currently reading: Clandestine by James Ellroy (on my desk at work for reading at lunch and during boring conference calls) and Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely (sitting next to my chair at home).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagsheadlocal View Post
    Burke is great, the only author I will gladly pay full retail for his books instead of waiting to pick them up on discount or paperback.

    Currently reading: Clandestine by James Ellroy (on my desk at work for reading at lunch and during boring conference calls) and Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely (sitting next to my chair at home).
    Clandestine was the only Ellroy book I listened to; read all the rest. Loved 'em all except My Dark Places. I prefer books about perversions to be fictional rather than autobiographical. I thought the most entertaining were The Big Nowhere, American Tabloid, and The Cold Six Thousand, with LA Confidential running close.

    By coincidence I'm now reading Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler.

    Just finished listening to Blood and Thunder today; will start on tomorrow's commute with At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century by Ronald H. Spector

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    Last two months, update, all are audio books:
    At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century by Ronald H. Spector
    Loot by Aaron Elkins
    Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Into the Rising Sun by Patrick O'Donnell
    Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale
    Drop City by T. C. Boyle
    Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin
    Ghost War by Alex Berenson

    Current commuting selection is Oral History by Lee Smith
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    LEts see if I can remember

    Anthony Bourdain - kitchen confidential
    Jack Whyte - I forget the names 2 or 3 books. I am really enjoying these
    Jeff Lindsay - Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    Feist - Just finished off the last series, now I need to go back and read the second trilogy.

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    Phantom- By Terry Goodkind

    Soon to start: It's Not About the Bike- by L. Armstrong

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    Finished Oral History by Lee Smith; now listening to Escape from the Deep: A Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew by Alex Kershaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peek the Geek View Post
    Just started:

    Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses". His book "The Road" blew me away. I read it in my tent at night during a mountain biking trip in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, so I'm sure the remote atmosphere helped put me in a receptive mood. That and the fact that I've got a young son.

    Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods". I've only read the first chapter so far, but it's already hilarious.
    I really need to read more McCarthy. In high school, my teacher lent me All the Pretty Horses and Blood Meridian and I loved both. I've heard great things about The Road... mmm, I think I'll read it next.

    Currently though, I've been trying to trudge through James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. It's definitely more controlled than his other work (*cough*Finnegan'sWake*cough*), but I just can't seem to get into it...

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    currently reading "Lord of Chaos" by Robert Jordan... started reading the series when I was about 10... currently my 3rd go-round from start to finish... but this time it's a considered a memorial re-read, as I started back in september.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercier View Post
    I've heard great things about The Road... mmm, I think I'll read it next.
    THE ROAD was my first of his. I can't imagine how it could have been any better.

    I finished Richard Price's LUSH LIFE recently (it deserves all the buzz and outstanding reviews), and saw somebody compare him to Balzac, so I went and got some Balzac. I just finished THE UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE, and I'm so amazed by him that I'll probably end up reading his massive Comédie Humaine.
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    Finished listening to Escape from the Deep: A Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew by Alex Kershaw and Find a Victim by Ross MacDonald. Now listening to Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of Curtis Turner by Robert Edelstein.

    Started reading Sunset Limited by James Le Burke.

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