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Old 01-06-12, 04:03 PM   #601
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Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
That's on my list of "want to reads"
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Old 01-06-12, 04:05 PM   #602
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I just started reading Dog On It by Spencer Quinn.

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Chet-Berni...5887520&sr=1-1
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Also, going through George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire', before season 2 of Game of Thrones airs in April!
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Abraham Lincoln by M. Burlingame
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Snap Philip.
Just started reading "A Song of Fre and Ice" Vol1 over the weekend.
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Old 01-25-12, 09:29 AM   #606
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Just started reading "A Song of Fre and Ice" Vol1 over the weekend.
Excellent! You'll fly through it. It's easy to read and very exciting! I've just started 'A Clash of Kings', the second installment! Now it gets really interesting reading ahead of the TV show!
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Just started Norwegian Wood. Mixed expectations. Time will tell.
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Going back and rereading some older stuff.

"The Illustrated Man" by Bradbury reminds me why his stories have always been special to me.

As a kid growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, I couldn't get enough stories about space travel,
but he took just a little bit different slant on the subject.

So many books, so little time...
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"COLLAPSE: How Societies choose to fail or succeed" by Jared Diamond
Per a suggestion from 3alarmer from a P&R thread



.....and "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson
Per a suggestion from a friend who is just a bit more of an average 'high-functioning' lunatic than me.....


Both are excellent!

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Maxwell's 'The Folded Leaf'. A great book from an American writer under-appreciated alongside the likes of Updike, Salinger, Kerouac etc...
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Just finished "The diving bell and the Butterfly" - a memoir written by a French journalist who had a stroke and woke up with "locked in syndrome". He could only move his left eyelid and wrote the memoir by blinking to indicate which letter he wanted to an assistant who then wrote it down.
Amazingly upbeat given the guy went from being healthy and successful to paralysed except for the use of one eye.
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Just started All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell
Powell actually writes in a very engaging manner, and his "Thirteen Rules" should replace the "Golden Rule" as a guide for interacting with your fellow man.



We Can All Do Better by Bill Bradley
Again, Bradley writes in a very engaging manner, and his take on the role of money in politics, and what we need to do to restore American policies and to return to a position as a world leader are spot on.
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Old 07-30-12, 02:10 PM   #615
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Before getting distractted by: "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome
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reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card was picked for a sci fi book group. three chapters in. brutality is expected as Ender is being honed into a general for the earth defensive force against the Bugger alien invaders. supposed to be a classic.

started Major abook about african american cyclist of same nom de bike.
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Just started Game of Thrones this weekend. Pretty good so far although he throws a ton of characters at you right from the get go. Makes it a little tough to keep them all straight initially.
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rereading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
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I'm reading two, The wizard in the glass/Dark Tower Series The Stand both by Stephen King...I can't believe I've never read them before!
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Wuthering Heights - talk about dysfunctional families - and I thought P&R was dysfunctional.
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Finished Game of Thrones and jumped right into A Clash of Kings.1800 pages of medieval intrigues between the two. Whew think I might take a break after this one for awhile - thought it is entertaining
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Nikolai Gogol, "The Mantle and other stories". Funny stuff!
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" The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood " by James Gleick.

A little bit of everything on the subject. Enjoy reading about those who think outside the "Box"...

This lead to the purchase of " The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation " by Jon Gertner
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