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Old July 4 2013, 03:57 AM   #556
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I finished A Storm of Swords earlier today, I can't put into words how great it was. I wish I started reading these earlier. I downloaded A Feast of Crows on my iPad but I'm not sure if I'm gonna start it right away. I have books I have pushed back to read these, Mike Piazza and Ron Darlings Auto-Biographies and a few novels. However I can hear the Songs of Fire and Ice calling to me.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:17 AM   #557
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I finished the before mentioned In Our Hearts We Were Giants last night. It was a moving story of a truly loving and close-knit family who had to cope with terrible circumstances. Tears came to my eyes several times.

Today I started on Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.
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Old July 4 2013, 09:34 AM   #558
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I finished The Arena Man and The Library, and am now starting a beta-read on another friend's novel called Time Immemorial.
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Old July 4 2013, 09:49 AM   #559
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I'm currently reading Game of Thrones. I'm almost at the end of the book.

I also started reading Hyökkäys auringosta (Attack from the sun). It's a biography of Eino Luukkanen, a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. He was a fighter pilot during the Winter War and the Continuation War.
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Old July 5 2013, 06:04 AM   #560
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I finished The Stars My Destination last weekend - I came away from it thinking that it was very much a story of its time, albeit with more female characters than your average 1950s space opera.

Having finally gotten through Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy a few months ago, I decided to try reading another trilogy that I'd previously put down partway through - Stephen Baxter's Manifold trilogy (Manifold: Space, Manifold: Time, and Manifold: Origin). I think the problem I'd previously had was that I wasn't spending a whole lot of time reading for pleasure, and so they were hard to get into. Nowadays, I have about half an hour every morning on the bus when all I have to do is read, so I'm finding it easier this time.

I'm still accumulating new books faster than I can read them, though - on Monday I picked up the latest Charlie Stross Laundry novel, and Life on the Preservation, by Jack Skillingstead. At the rate I'm going, I'm never going to finish everything on my shelf.
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Old July 5 2013, 07:36 AM   #561
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I finished Gathering Blue. I found it a quick and easy read. I think it is the only Young Adults book I've head this year. 4/5.

I have just started reading A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley on my iPad. It is an autobiography. Saroo was born to a very poor family in India. When he was about 5 he was with his older brother looking for dropped coins on a train when he fell asleep. When he woke up he found himself in Calcutta, hundreds of miles from home. He ended up in an orphanage and was adopted by a Tasmanian couple and was raised in Hobart. As an adult he started to look for his Indian family.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:37 AM   #562
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Re: What are you reading?

Read Dragon Killer yesterday, a very good indie fantasy book that's quite short but it packs a lot in. My review is here.
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Old July 5 2013, 07:33 PM   #563
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The new James Bowen book - The World According To Bob.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:49 PM   #564
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I couldn't resist the Songs of Fire and Ice. I'm reading A Feast for Crows, I know I weak.
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Old July 6 2013, 03:36 AM   #565
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A chapter of the 1964 Warren Report on the assassination of President Kennedy. I'm a history buff and I've always been fascinated in the extreme by the JFK assassination and have probably devoured most of the books on the subject dating back to the first ones that were written in the aftermath of the murder in the mid-to-late '60s.
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Old July 6 2013, 08:27 AM   #566
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A chapter of the 1964 Warren Report on the assassination of President Kennedy. I'm a history buff and I've always been fascinated in the extreme by the JFK assassination and have probably devoured most of the books on the subject dating back to the first ones that were written in the aftermath of the murder in the mid-to-late '60s.
same here. have you read Case Closed by Gerald Posner? i found it to be one of the best books on the subject.
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Old July 6 2013, 08:30 AM   #567
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Sure have. Posner also wrote a volume on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (around the time of the thirtieth anniversary) that is just as hard-hitting in its deconstruction of the evidence related to the Memphis killing as his Kennedy book was about the known facts surrounding Oswald and the shootings of the President, Governor Connally and Officer Tippit.
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Old July 6 2013, 09:22 AM   #568
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Sure have. Posner also wrote a volume on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (around the time of the thirtieth anniversary) that is just as hard-hitting in its deconstruction of the evidence related to the Memphis killing as his Kennedy book was about the known facts surrounding Oswald and the shootings of the President, Governor Connally and Officer Tippit.
ah, wasn't aware of that. i'll have to try and track down a copy of it.
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Old July 6 2013, 09:24 AM   #569
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I believe the title is Killing the Dream.
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Old July 6 2013, 10:23 AM   #570
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Did a review swap with an author for a book called Rise of the Zyfoids #1: The Plague...not very good.

Onto A Song of Ice and Fire Book 3 Part 1.
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