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Old 09-30-10, 09:07 AM   #1
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Has anyone read this book?

Nerves of Steel : Bike Messengers in the United States
its by : Rebecca Lambchop Reilly
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Yes and I really enjoyed it.
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I just ordered it from Amazon.
I was in my LBS and she had come in over the weekend and the owner and I where talking and he said that it was one of the few books actually accurate tale of bike messengers.
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Has anyone read this book?

Ender's Game
its by: Orson Scott Card


It is one of my favorites.
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it's a solid read. The punctuation and spelling are a bit off at times, but it doesn't take anything away from it. It's a lot larger than I expected it to be.
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No I have not read that book.
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Has anyone read this book?

Ender's Game
its by: Orson Scott Card

It is one of my favorites.
Yes, and like the next four in the series. Good stuff.
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Has anyone read this book?

Ender's Game
its by: Orson Scott Card
Easily one of the best books ever.
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