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Old August 29 2013, 01:18 PM   #736
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I have just started reading The Satin Man: Uncovering the mystery of the missing Beaumont children by Alan Whiticker.

The disappearance of the 3 Beaumont children from a beach in Adelaide in 1966 is Australia's greatest mystery and I believe that the author gives his own theory about what happened to them in this book.
This prompted me to look the incident up on Wikipedia. Very sad, I'd be interesting in knowing what his conclusions are?

I finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, just started The Testimony
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Old August 29 2013, 04:15 PM   #737
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"Mostly Harmless", The fifth, and last book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series to be written by Douglass Adams. I was planning to read Eon Colifer's new book, "And Another Thing....", when it occured to me that it's been at least twenty years since I read the other books, so I decided to refresh my memory of the older stuff, despite the fact that I listen to my CD's of the radio series once a year.
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Old August 29 2013, 04:48 PM   #738
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The Last Man by Vince Flynn
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Old August 29 2013, 05:12 PM   #739
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"Mostly Harmless", The fifth, and last book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series to be written by Douglass Adams. I was planning to read Eon Colifer's new book, "And Another Thing....", when it occured to me that it's been at least twenty years since I read the other books, so I decided to refresh my memory of the older stuff, despite the fact that I listen to my CD's of the radio series once a year.
I read books 1 and 2. When I have more money, I'll be getting 3-5. Hope they are good!!
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Old August 29 2013, 07:35 PM   #740
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"Mostly Harmless", The fifth, and last book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series to be written by Douglass Adams. I was planning to read Eon Colifer's new book, "And Another Thing....", when it occured to me that it's been at least twenty years since I read the other books, so I decided to refresh my memory of the older stuff, despite the fact that I listen to my CD's of the radio series once a year.
I read books 1 and 2. When I have more money, I'll be getting 3-5. Hope they are good!!
I thought they were. You shouldn't be disapointed.

If you afford it, you should hunt down a copy of the hardcover that collects them all (minus AND ANOTHER THING...). At least, I THINK it collects all of Adams' books. My copies are thirty year old paperback editions, so I never bothered to look too closely at that hardcover. I just know it exists.
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Old August 31 2013, 06:18 AM   #741
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I have just started reading The Satin Man: Uncovering the mystery of the missing Beaumont children by Alan Whiticker.

The disappearance of the 3 Beaumont children from a beach in Adelaide in 1966 is Australia's greatest mystery and I believe that the author gives his own theory about what happened to them in this book.
This prompted me to look the incident up on Wikipedia. Very sad, I'd be interesting in knowing what his conclusions are?
The man who Whiticker points the finger at is dead and the accuser is the man's son. Though some of the evidence Whiticker gives is compelling the police have recently dismissed the man as a suspect. I am not really convinced either way and I would like to see the police look into it some more including thorough searches of the houses and a factory owned by the man named.

I have started to read Death by Black Hole and other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (on my iPad) and I am also reading Hyena by Mikita Brottman which is about the hyena from both a biological and a historical/cultural perspective.

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Old August 31 2013, 10:26 AM   #742
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I'm reading books about database modeling and java..
But i sneak read Karin Fossum "I can see in the dark" on the buss.
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Old August 31 2013, 01:51 PM   #743
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I'm re-reading Arrows of the Queen


sigh...I really need some new books
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Old September 1 2013, 09:59 AM   #744
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^^ Send me some names, I'll see what I can do.
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Old September 1 2013, 10:31 AM   #745
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^^ the list was long, so I sent you a pm...
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Old September 1 2013, 10:42 AM   #746
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Can I have that list too?
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Old September 1 2013, 10:45 AM   #747
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A My Little Pony fanfic called "Nyx's Family." It's terrific.
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Old September 1 2013, 10:46 AM   #748
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Can I have that list too?

ok...look for a pm right here...
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Old September 1 2013, 07:51 PM   #749
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just started Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas
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Old September 2 2013, 09:05 PM   #750
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Onto the 4th VOY relaunch novel. "Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy".

So far I am enjoying the relaunch novels (at least, finally reading them in-sequence instead of skipping to the end like I did before ), but some aspects of them are becoming a bit too predictable. At least in "Homecoming", you don't know exactly who the "bad guy (erm, girl)" is until the end (even though the two "Homecoming" books just made Starfleet look absolutely incompetent). With the "Spirit Walk" books, you know very quickly. But, I like that it goes more in-depth into the new cast of characters that we didn't get to see on the show like Dr. Kaz and some others. For a Chakotay-centered couple of reads, they aren't too bad IMO. To be honest, when I read the titles, I was expecting worse. Pleasantly surprised that they aren't too bad.

I'm a little bit surprised that all of the main characters (besides Neelix, obviously) has a new character arc in the relaunch novels except for Tuvok. He's almost never there and we NEVER get to hear what he is thinking. He doesn't seem involved in much of anything to do with the main story. It just surprised me considering he is one of the main characters on the actual show. I've read the last 2 books in the series before all of the others and don't recall him having a large role in those novels either. I guess I'll wait and see. Still have a few more to read.
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