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Old 05-07-13, 08:50 AM   #726
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Probably in the wrong place, but I recently discovered Zinio digital magazines through my local library.

Now I can catch up on some mags I would sometimes get:

Bicycle times and Bicycling
Canoe and Kayak
Outside and Backpacker

Nice addition to the ebooks, audio books, and freegal music they offer on line.

Couldn't find my copy of " King Rat " so stopped in at the main branch and checked it out.
( will always enjoy holding a book...)

Find that I need to reread it every 3 months or so, same with the Foundation Series by Asimov.
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Old 05-17-13, 07:49 PM   #727
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I am about to finish the most captivating story I have read in a while.

The Rise Of Ransom City
by Felix Gilman is mesmerizing, audacious in scope and fun to read.. .
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Old 05-23-13, 08:35 PM   #728
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Old 05-23-13, 09:13 PM   #729
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Couldn't find my copy of " King Rat " so stopped in at the main branch and checked it out.
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Probably been twenty years since I read that. Great read, as well as his longer works, Shogun, and Tai Pan.

Multiple reads I may read again
The Forever War - Joe Haldeman.
Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegutt
Escape From Kathmandu - Kim Stanley Robinson.
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Old 05-24-13, 07:51 AM   #730
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Probably been twenty years since I read that. Great read, as well as his longer works, Shogun, and Tai Pan.

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Old 05-24-13, 08:33 AM   #731
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I'm re-reading "The Yiddish Policemen's Union", by Michael Chabon.
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Old 05-24-13, 09:00 AM   #732
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currently reading leviathon awakes by James correy. at the same time reading Larry Niven's Neutron star collection.

Just finished books 2 - 3 - and 4 of the Star Carrier series by Ian Douglas. FANTASTIC. that SOB better write a book 5 and not leave us hanging with a tickle of the builders!
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Old 05-24-13, 10:47 PM   #733
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The Lord of the Rings. Bikes would have been useful on those miles they walked, but that could be another hundred pages of Tolkien naming each bike, building it with elf magic, and losing some of them when the bikes wander away to talk to trees.
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Old 05-29-13, 07:27 AM   #734
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"The Road" - Cormac McCarthy
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Old 05-29-13, 06:02 PM   #735
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In the last few weeks I finally finished 'Inside the Postal Bus' (started it about 6 years ago and lost interest), 'Racing Through The Dark', 'The Secret Race' and just finished 'Positively False'.

Landis's book was half ok then half ridiculous... I didn't realize when it was written... Not what I was expecting after having read Miller's and Hamilton's book...
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Old 05-30-13, 07:49 AM   #736
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I loved that book.

I'm reading NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. About 200 pages left...I'm amazed. If you like Stephen King's genre and style of writing, you'll love his sons.
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Old 05-31-13, 01:54 PM   #737
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Just finished "East of Eden" by Steinbeck. That was one of the best novels I have read in years.

Currently halfway through "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and it is proving to be some captivating nonfiction.

After that, I plan to move on to one of my college textbooks from a class I dropped: a 800 page volume on US foreign policy from the 1780s to the present.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:16 PM   #738
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East of Eden was wonderful.

Just finished Stephen King's Joyland. An old fashioned hard case crime novel. I loved every minute of it.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:32 PM   #739
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Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky.... it's good for the insights and ideas, but not a real good read wordwise
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Old 06-12-13, 07:08 PM   #740
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If you like raw action and moral dilemma here's the new guy Richard Lange.

Because L.A. is his background comparisons for this stuff is abundant. He's got his own thing. It's hard to describe. He makes nasty, failed people his heroes and you get totally involved because they do things for 'love'.
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Old 06-16-13, 11:35 PM   #741
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I'm all LA'd out after reading all of James Ellroy and Michael Connelly's novels as well as many of Raymond Chandler and Ross Madonald's novels.

Lately I've been getting my "raw action" fix from Richard Stark (AKA Donald Westlake) novels featuring "Parker". Read the first seven in the series in the past month or so (The Hunter, The Man With the Getaway Face, The Outfit, The Mourner, The Score, The Jugger, The Seventh.)

Also recently read two excellent military "raw action" books, Matterhorn, a Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, and a nonfiction book about Afghanistan, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper.

For a change of pace also recently read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Old 06-19-13, 02:51 PM   #742
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Most of my books are re-reads: if I only read a book once, it's because it wasn't very good.

Currently, I'm halfway through Man O' War: A Legend Like Lightning, the historically accurate telling of the famous racehorse's career. About the third time -- subsequent reads, for me, catch nuances I miss previously.

I 'met' Joe Kurmaskie, the "Metal Cowboy", online, and got 'bro deals' on his last three books -- still vivid and fun reading! Joe seems to be as unpretentious as a guy can get.
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Old 06-19-13, 10:06 PM   #743
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Just finished "What it Was" by George Pelencanos, crime novel set 1973 Wash D.C.
Started to read "Berlin Game" spy novel by Len Deighton, as well as "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann, non fiction about the Clinton (IA) Lumber Kings and the city they play in.

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Old 06-27-13, 11:32 PM   #744
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Finished "Berlin Game" by Len Deighton, as well as "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann.

Started "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn, non fiction about the 1950's Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Old 07-04-13, 12:09 AM   #745
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Finished "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn and "The Handle" (8th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

Started "The Rare Coin Score" (9th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.
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Old 07-05-13, 06:25 AM   #746
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I am half way through Game of Thrones. It's a great book, but I kind of wish I read it before watching the show.

Or maybe I should be grateful that I understand what is going on, maybe thanks to the show.
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Old 07-05-13, 04:47 PM   #747
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Old 07-07-13, 09:58 PM   #748
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Finished The Rare Coin Score (9th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

Started Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II by Joseph E. Persico
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Old 07-09-13, 08:20 AM   #749
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The library book I want to read is overdue. I am passing the time with Crash by J. G. Ballard. It was published in 1973. The movie was released 23 years later, after a generation of car safety improvements.
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Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
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