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Old March 17 2013, 02:58 AM   #376
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North Dakota DOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.

Actually, I'm listening to the book on tape in the car. Don't spoil it for me.
Just wait until you see the movie. They really captured all the excitement of the book.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:57 AM   #377
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Was dusting off the bookcase yesterday. I picked up David Gerrold's "The Trouble with Tribbles" - the story of how he conceived and sold the story. Wasn't really intending on reading it - but I got into it. It's been so long since I picked this up and I am finding it as good a read as I remember - or rather as good a read as I forget, because I don't remember a lot of what's in it.
The other day, David was musing about perhaps writing a book about his experiences during the first season of TNG. If he does, I'm sure it'll be quite the read.

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North Dakota DOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.

Actually, I'm listening to the book on tape in the car. Don't spoil it for me.
Just wait until you see the movie. They really captured all the excitement of the book.
Meh, it was a ripoff of the Tacoma Narrows disaster.

On topic... I finished Reality 36 today, and just started Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer. (It took me a while to track down a copy - even though the paperback only came out yesterday, two stores were already sold out.) I'm only about ten pages into it, though.
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Old March 17 2013, 06:06 AM   #378
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^^^ Between Old Yeller, Marley and Me, and the North Dakota DOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, I don't know which ending left me tears more. Damn you for bringing that up.

Right now my fiction book is The Wrecker by Clive Cussler, and for non-fiction it's Pat Summit's autobiography.
I own a Lab, don't get me started. Saw Marley and Me on a flight a few years ago and was a blubbering mess. Old Yeller didn't help either.

As for the ND specs...Release the Bakken.
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Old March 17 2013, 10:57 AM   #379
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Yesterday, I read over 200 papers about how the Lionfish could or could not fit into commercial fishing.
What's the consensus?
No consensus. The test is to determine whether they can summarize, in English, both a written article and audio-only lecture, and describe how the two arguments differ--to describe the arguments given both for and against the given topic. So, yeah, thrilling reading.
Yeah, that sounds a bit mind numbing. The actual topic is a bit interesting, though.
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Old March 17 2013, 07:20 PM   #380
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Downloaded The Complete Sherlock Holmes so I started A Study in Scarlet.
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Old March 18 2013, 02:56 AM   #381
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Finished Dan Simmons' Endymion yesterday, started with the new Atlan today.

Also, I ordered my first issue of The Shadow (the pulp novel reprint series, not the comic books). I've always been a fan of the character, but I've never read one of the novels before. Still got to wait till the end of April for its release (it's issue #71, "House of Silence" and "Spoils of the Shadow").
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Old March 18 2013, 06:09 AM   #382
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The Lost City of Z by David Grann
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Old March 18 2013, 12:38 PM   #383
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Breezed through A Study in Scarlet, now onto The Sign of the Four.
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Old March 18 2013, 02:41 PM   #384
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Was dusting off the bookcase yesterday. I picked up David Gerrold's "The Trouble with Tribbles" - the story of how he conceived and sold the story. Wasn't really intending on reading it - but I got into it. It's been so long since I picked this up and I am finding it as good a read as I remember - or rather as good a read as I forget, because I don't remember a lot of what's in it.
The other day, David was musing about perhaps writing a book about his experiences during the first season of TNG. If he does, I'm sure it'll be quite the read.
I certainly hope he does. I truly enjoyed rereading "The Trouble with Tribbles" and frankly, it got me rearranging my bookshelf to bring some of the older non-fiction books up front. I am going to start skimming through them again to see if any others grab me. I don't know if I enjoyed it so much because of the topic or because it took me back in time for a while. Perhaps a bit of both.

Okay, David, start typing - just be careful of your font size.
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Old March 18 2013, 05:56 PM   #385
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Because of the recent debates and arguments over in the TNZ Troll thread, a few good online articles about the history of the Cold War and the NATO-Warsaw Pact showdown in Europe. I'm a history and politics geek so this kind of material goes down easy and I love it.
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Old March 18 2013, 09:15 PM   #386
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I'm reading Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.
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Old March 19 2013, 11:12 AM   #387
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F.Scott Fitzgerald short stories. Very evocative (well, maybe for a Brit ). Curious how Fitzgerald is regarded in US lit pantheon by book fans here.
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Old March 21 2013, 03:25 PM   #388
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^He came up in conversation with one of my American friends the other day. She said she thought The Great Gatsby was overrated. I found that there's a collection of all his works available on Kindle for £1.29 I think so I'm going to download that.

I'm almost finished with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes so I'll be moving onto The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes soon. Also finished Nausea today, so I'm either going to read The Epic of Gilgamesh or a James Dean biography too.
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Old March 21 2013, 03:37 PM   #389
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I'm currently reading the fading by christopher ransom, but even though I have other stuff waiting I think once I finish it I'm gonna dig out a James Herbert novel or two.
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Old March 21 2013, 10:18 PM   #390
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Oh, yes, The Great Gatsby is very overrated.
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