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Old December 7 2013, 06:32 PM   #901
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Re: What are you reading?

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, in a gorgeous cloth-bound edition from Penguin.
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Old December 7 2013, 10:38 PM   #902
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Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Book #1 in the trilogy.
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Old December 7 2013, 11:34 PM   #903
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just finished Pick-Up by Charles Willeford. about to start Down There by David Goodis.
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Old December 10 2013, 12:40 AM   #904
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Someone is Bleeding by Richard Matheson
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Old December 10 2013, 12:42 AM   #905
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December 1941 by Craig Shirley.
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Old December 10 2013, 12:47 AM   #906
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Just finished A Feast For Crows earlier today. Might start Machiavelli's The Prince tomorrow, partly because it's short.
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Old December 12 2013, 03:20 PM   #907
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Just finished Starkey's Crown and Country.

Apparently 80% of the Kings of England were gay. Who knew?!
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Old December 13 2013, 11:50 AM   #908
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80% of the queens of England?
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Old December 13 2013, 01:06 PM   #909
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Squiggy Claus wrote: View Post
Just finished Starkey's Crown and Country.

Apparently 80% of the Kings of England were gay. Who knew?!
Really? It pretty obvious who some of them were, but a figure that high is kinda surprising.


Finished the Hunger Games now and it really is very good (though I do have some of the same issues with it I had with the film) although I did love


Need to figure out what to read next, got a small pile of books so just need to pick one!
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Old December 13 2013, 10:10 PM   #910
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The Time Traveler's Wife.

I'm really, really enjoying it. So much so I stop myself from reading too much in any one sitting so I can enjoy the book for longer.
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Old December 13 2013, 11:17 PM   #911
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just finished Ride The Nightmare by Richard Matheson. about to start Firebug by Robert Bloch.
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Old December 15 2013, 06:47 AM   #912
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A Scientist in the City
Black Rednecks, White Liberals, Thomas Sowell

The latter just for the title essay, in which he posits that the ghetto culture of poor, urban blacks is in fact inherited from the poor rural whites that slaves once lived among, and that these rural whites (the "cracker' culture) brought it from some godforsaken border region of Scotland and England before it became civilized. He adds that the urban blacks would have abandoned the self-defeating "cracker" culture (lax sexual behavior, lack of work ethic, frequent fighting) if they weren't being bailed out by the government trying to help them.

I'm not convinced, and Sowell's frequent use of cracker culture didn't sit well with me given that where I live, "cracker" is a pejorative on the level of kike or wop and is usually applied to working-class rural whites like my own people.
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Old December 15 2013, 11:19 AM   #913
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Any poor, uneducated region will develop a similar culture. People are alike all over.
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Old December 16 2013, 04:55 AM   #914
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Empire of Blue Water by Stephen Talty, pirate nonfiction, mostly about Henry Morgan.
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Old December 16 2013, 12:47 PM   #915
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Pygmalion by Shaw. It's quite different from the movie. I love Shaw's sarcastic comments. We have quite the same sense of humour
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