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Old February 21 2014, 11:48 AM   #3301
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Back to reading "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens (1861). I also checked out CLB's website and found that the recent "Hub" story in Analog is actually the most recent one of three so I went to the basement and got old Analogs and just read "The Hub of the Matter" by Christopher L. Bennett (March 2010) and shall read the second story of the series soon. Not sure what my next ST novel shall be.
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Old February 21 2014, 07:13 PM   #3302
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Just posted my review of DS9: Mission Gamma, Book 3: Cathedral by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels.

Finishing up Mission Gamma 4: Lesser Evil by Robert Simpson!
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Old February 21 2014, 07:42 PM   #3303
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Back to reading "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens (1861). .
I read Great Expectations once after hearing so much about it. I felt kinda let down.
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Old February 21 2014, 07:52 PM   #3304
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Just finished The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.

Now, re-reading some Sherlock Holmes while I decide what to start next.
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Old February 21 2014, 07:54 PM   #3305
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Back to reading "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens (1861). .
I read Great Expectations once after hearing so much about it. I felt kinda let down.
There's a really great joke in there somewhere...
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Old February 21 2014, 08:23 PM   #3306
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That was the joke. It's one of those kinda days.
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Old February 22 2014, 12:31 AM   #3307
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Poor Pip: He gets let down every time somebody reads that book about him. Still, who knows, maybe it has a happy ending. I am only about 75% of the way through a paperback copy of the book. From checking notes, though, it is not even certain whether he gets the girl in the ending. And, it was one of three novels to be read in conjunction with a criminology and literature course at a local university. The other two novels were "Crime and Punishment" (by Dostoyevsky) and "Picture of Dorian Gray" (by Oscar Wilde). I also have to read the latter book/play sometime soon too.

On a similar topic Martha Nussbaum wrote "Poetic Justice" with regard to literature and criminology and suggested a different list that I cannot entirely recall right now. Were they "Native Son," "Hard Times," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and, perhaps "Maurice." But I did read those four at the time.

Maybe I just need to read a few murder mysteries. I notice people here express interest in the Dresden Files by Butcher. Protagonist is a wizard and a detective of sorts. But I am not sure about $65.00 for books 1 - 6 and then another $65.00 for books 7 - 12 for my e-reader at this time. Still such could be good for people who patrol the lunatic fringe looking for intruders.

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Old February 22 2014, 01:11 AM   #3308
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Strange, sure I saw something on amazon uk that had Skin Game as December '13, oh well, more time to catch up.

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Finished Vanguard: Declassified, now on to What Judgments Come. So close to the final book!
You've got the Seekers series on your list of future buys, haven't you?
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Old February 22 2014, 01:51 AM   #3309
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Finished Vanguard: Declassified, now on to What Judgments Come. So close to the final book!
You've got the Seekers series on your list of future buys, haven't you?
Of course.
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Old February 22 2014, 02:03 AM   #3310
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That was the joke. It's one of those kinda days.
Ahhhh... sorry. Nicely done!
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Old February 22 2014, 03:15 AM   #3311
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I just started TOS No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox. I've been looking forward to this one. Picked it up at Barnes tonight.
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Old February 22 2014, 06:51 PM   #3312
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Poor Pip: He gets let down every time somebody reads that book about him. Still, who knows, maybe it has a happy ending. I am only about 75% of the way through a paperback copy of the book. From checking notes, though, it is not even certain whether he gets the girl in the ending.


As for me, I'm working on EW Hornung's Raffles stories. I downloaded all four books (the three collections and a novel) from Project Gutenberg, then made an omnibus ePub out of them. I get bogged down in the Mr. Maturin-era stories, and this time has been no different.
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Old February 22 2014, 07:05 PM   #3313
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Spell check knows "Jinni", but not "Golem"?
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Old February 22 2014, 08:58 PM   #3314
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Spell check knows "Jinni", but not "Golem"?
I really liked that book.

And spellcheckers can be weird. One was giving me trouble with "realtor" earlier today.
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Old February 22 2014, 09:42 PM   #3315
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Spell check knows "Jinni", but not "Golem"?
I really liked that book.

And spellcheckers can be weird. One was giving me trouble with "realtor" earlier today.
My auto-correct never let's me write "Hell" at the beginning of a sentence without constantly changing it to "He'll" instead, yet whenever I type the more obscure word "TiVo" it never fails to capitalize the letters in the more commercially-approved fashion.
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