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Old 11-03-08, 11:05 PM   #526
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Still listening to the Harry Potter books, but I finished the hard copies over the weekend. Picked up the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings and am reading that now.
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Old 11-08-08, 06:49 PM   #527
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Finished listening to The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. One of his best.

Started listening to Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series by David Pietrusza.
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Old 08-11-10, 07:37 AM   #528
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A Farewell To Arms - Hemingway. I've read many of his short stories and liked them haven't been too crazy about some of his novels. I like this one so far, although the dialogue is kind of odd. Lots of of "thee" and "thou". Not what I would've associated with 1930's civil war era Spain.
I'm pretty sure hes trying to create a formal 'you' to mirror tu/usted That's always been my theory anyway.

I just finished East of Eden and just cracked A Brief History of Time
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Old 08-15-10, 06:06 PM   #529
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Recently finished The Thousand Autumns of Jacob DeZoet by David Mitchell and Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor. Both are excellent.
Starting The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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A couple going right now... "Googled. The End of the World as As Know it" and "Consider the Lobster"
The former is a hard bound, the latter I'm reading on my iPad.
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Old 08-16-10, 02:52 PM   #531
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By Schism Rent Assunder by David Weber.

book 2 of the Safehold series. Not an easy read, but if you like
SF and Horatio Hornblower this one's for you.
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Live Free or Die, John Ringo

It's a good old fashioned Space Opera.
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Old 08-18-10, 11:31 AM   #533
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How to Read a Book. Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren.

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*If only I'd read it dozens and dozens of books ago.
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Old 08-30-10, 02:15 PM   #534
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Everyone else has probably already read this, but I'm currently reading Lance Armstrong's "It's not about the bike". Excellent book so far, I'm just getting to the TDF section now.
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reading through Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne.
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Picked up the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings and am reading that now.
And you're still able to type without explosive laughter and/or diarrhea?

That remains one of the funniest and most physically affecting books I've ever had in front of my eyes. Imagine reading it aloud to a carload as you cross far west Texas out of range of all radio save the nuclear radical Xtian stations in Mexico. It's a wonder we're still alive!

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Everyone else has probably already read this, but I'm currently reading Lance Armstrong's "It's not about the bike". Excellent book so far, I'm just getting to the TDF section now.
I really enjoyed it. I also have another one, Lance Armstrong's War - it's really good too.

Just recently finished Robert Jordan / Brandon Sanderson's "The Gathering Storm" - waiting on book 13 "Towers of Midnight" due Nov. 2
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God I love Bored of the Rings, my copy is so old/worn/yellowed I'm afraid if I tried to read it
the book would crumble. Have to find a new copy of that one.
Looking for Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Farina, one of my
favorite books in college, I'm due for a reread on that one.
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Halfway through Cell by Stephen King. Have East of Eden lined up for after.
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I finished Oil! by upton sinclair and enjoyed it. I tried to read Bad, the Dumbing of America and gave up, it was just one big rant-fest. I'm trying to get through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but not impressed.
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Old 03-16-11, 02:46 AM   #542
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I'm not reading a book but studying it as I have exam tomorrow.
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Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé
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Just started And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
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Recently read Reversal by Michael Connelly, Djibouti by Elmore Leonard, Goodbye Darkness by William Manchester, and Unbroken by Laura Hilldebrand.

Currently reading Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
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currently going through David Weber's Honorverse, loaded the whole series onto my Nook. btw
although I resisted an E-reader for a while gotta say I love this thing.
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I gave up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, felt like I was reading a poor B-movie script. I started Wealth of Nations...
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Recently finished Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

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A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (OK -re-reading it)
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Finished reading Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst.

Currently reading Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré.
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