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    Grammar Cop Condorita's Avatar
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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.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    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.

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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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    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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Live Free or Die, John Ringo

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    How to Read a Book. Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren.

    A classic.



    *If only I'd read it dozens and dozens of books ago.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
    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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    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Damn! Nearly lost my olive on that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kh6idf View Post
    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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    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

    Presently enjoying David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

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    A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (OK -re-reading it)
    There's nothing for you to see here...just move along, now...

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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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