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Old May 22 2014, 03:55 AM   #1201
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Re: What are you reading?

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff.
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Old May 22 2014, 10:09 AM   #1202
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Have you ever tried the original unabridges version of Robinson Crusoe? Sentences that stretch over more than 1 page, extremely longwinded phrases. A beautiful language, but requires more concentration to read than your average human can muster. I surrendered after about 100 pages.
Hah. Sounds great. I'll see if Gutenberg has it.
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Old May 22 2014, 12:35 PM   #1203
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You're suicidal!
I only skimmed the html file but I think this is pretty much the original text. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/521

I have the paperback version. Penguin, I believe.
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Old May 23 2014, 10:50 PM   #1204
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Re: What are you reading?

Sounds like me when I downloaded Moby Dick on there... I haven't touched it yet.

There was another one I tried to read a few years ago, The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy by Lawrence Stern (Which they made a movie of years ago). I found it very difficult to get into because the story's told in first-person, and the language used in the descriptions made it hard to understand, as it was antiquated enough to have lots of words no longer used. There's something about it being in first-person that makes it that much harder to read.
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Old May 24 2014, 10:20 AM   #1205
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Moby Dick is a mind bender. I just skimmed Robinson Crusoe and there are definitely some long and convoluted sentences in there.
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Old May 24 2014, 12:28 PM   #1206
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I've just discovered authors Preston and Child, with their Pendergast series and Gideon Crew series. Those books are awesome!
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Old May 24 2014, 02:57 PM   #1207
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I read my first Pendergast book late last year and now have read all 13 of them as well as two other Preston/Child books - Thunderhead (in which William Smithback and Nora Kelly first meet) and The Ice Limit (which features Eli Glinn who later appears in on of the Pendergast books). I am not sure which Preston/Child I will read next, I might even try one of their solo books.

I am eagerly waiting for the new Pendergast novel that will be available later this year.
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Old May 24 2014, 03:54 PM   #1208
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The Burden of Southern History, C. Van Woodward
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Old May 24 2014, 11:06 PM   #1209
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Re: What are you reading?

Im almost done the castle by Kafka and can't figure out what to read next. Im thinking either the hunger artist by Kafka, Dostoevsky or the curious incident of the dog at night time by Haddon.

Good lord im indecisive
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Old May 26 2014, 12:31 PM   #1210
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My husband got me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, and insisted I use it to get books (instead of diapers or something practical). I'd actually asked for a new mattress, but he refuses to consider that a present because we'll both use it. So I knocked two more off my wish list - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Chris Hadfield, woo...) and Only Superhuman (Christopher L. Bennet). Not sure if that's going to shift the queue, but I have time to decide. I'm now 62% (thanks, Kindle!) through the Wool series. I read a few pages at a time while feeding the baby, so it makes the book last longer.
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Old May 26 2014, 07:46 PM   #1211
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I finished Greenwald's book on Snowden a couple days ago, and am now reading Deval Patrick's memoir A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.

According to my Kindle, I'm already 86% of the way through it, so I'll be looking for a new book again soon...
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Old May 28 2014, 11:10 PM   #1212
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As it is still painful for me to hold a book (I have a frozen shoulder) I am listening to the Audible version of Fred Hoyle's The Black Cloud. It has an introduction by Richard Dawkins talking about the real science in the novel.
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Old May 29 2014, 01:40 AM   #1213
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Skin Game by Jim Butcher
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Old May 29 2014, 02:39 AM   #1214
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Skin Game by Jim Butcher
Same here.
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Old May 29 2014, 09:57 AM   #1215
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As it is still painful for me to hold a book (I have a frozen shoulder)
Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Are you getting treatment for it, or is it something you just have to wait to go away?
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