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Old January 11 2014, 06:17 PM   #961
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading Mary Poppins, She Wrote, about the life of P.L. Travers. I'm learning two things- she was an interesting if a bit weird woman, and Walt Disney was a dick.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:39 AM   #962
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Just finished Redshirts, by John Scalzi. Very clever and tedious at the same time. And funny, but not nearly as funny as the blurbs on the dust jacket would have you believe.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:02 PM   #963
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I am now listening to The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, the third book in the Pendergast series. I am getting really hooked on this series.
I absolutely love Pendergast....I have read all the books in the series, althought there were a few that weren't as good as the beginning ones.
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Old January 14 2014, 10:15 PM   #964
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Just finished The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons, by Lawrence Block. Now I have to read I Love You More Than My Dog for work.
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Old January 15 2014, 01:43 AM   #965
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Re: What are you reading?

A Wind in the Night (Barb & J.C. Hendee)
Lord of the Rings (Yes, I know, should done it sooner)
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Old January 15 2014, 01:54 AM   #966
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Re: What are you reading?

Nietzsche - The Will To Power
Within that mind set I also am looking thru: A Course In Miracles and refuting every sentence or two ... there seems to be two kinds of people one kind thinks everything is a miracle and the other kind think everything is a problem: this leaves us to draw a line between the right and the wrong. I am not one to put lines in the sand, anymore.

I have the books but there is the posted on line version of both

http://stobblehouse.com/text/ACIM.pdf
http://evankozierachi.com/uploads/Ni...s_Kaufmann.pdf
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Old January 15 2014, 02:46 AM   #967
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I am now listening to The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, the third book in the Pendergast series. I am getting really hooked on this series.
I absolutely love Pendergast....I have read all the books in the series, althought there were a few that weren't as good as the beginning ones.
I plan to spread my reading of the Preston/Child books out, I will probably only read 3 or 4 a year. I plan to read Thunderhead next, even though Pendergast doesn't appear in it, as I am keen to know about how Smithback met Nora Kelly.
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Old January 15 2014, 03:04 PM   #968
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I walked out of there only to face the giant Star Wars section they have right outside of it. Been reading the novels ever since.
I've read only one so far. Which ones would you particularly recommend?
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Old January 16 2014, 02:47 AM   #969
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Re: What are you reading?

The new Discworld, Raising Steam, one of the best, IMO
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Old January 18 2014, 09:48 AM   #970
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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
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Old January 18 2014, 04:48 PM   #971
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I walked out of there only to face the giant Star Wars section they have right outside of it. Been reading the novels ever since.
I've read only one so far. Which ones would you particularly recommend?
Sorry on the slow response. You more of an original trilogy or prequel fan?

I'd start with the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrawn_trilogy), set a few years after ROTJ. I was always a SW nut, but these were the first expanded universe ones I read. I've read a bunch of the books over the years, but due to a finite bookcase, gave many of them to a book drop after I read them. These I kept. Actually got started on these when my mom brought me home the first one after they ripped the cover off it (what they do in at least the US if a book doesn't sell during its allotted shelf life) and was hooked.

Lately, I've been reading the ones by James Luceno. I like his style. First one I read was "Darth Plagueis" which preceeds the prequels. Basically the story of Palpatine's rise and how the Sith end up pulling all the strings behind the scenes in the leadup to Episode I. His books seem to range all over the SW timeline, so pick the era you're feeling that day.

Currently, I'm reading "9 Dragons" by Michael Connelly. Part of the Harry Bosch series, a homicide detective in Los Angeles. Grim, graphic, procedural books akin to the "Law & Order" shows. Been into cop mysteries lately for some odd reason. Probably because my brain doesn't tick that way and I'm too stupid to figure out the killer until I actually read it.
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Old January 19 2014, 06:47 AM   #972
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A hardcover compilation of "Hyperbole and a Half."
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Old January 20 2014, 12:49 AM   #973
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Just finished listening to Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I thought that I wouldn't like it as much as the previous books by these authors but,even without the presence of Agent Pendergast in the novel, I really enjoyed it.


I am about to start reading Hood by Stephen Lawhead on my Kindle and I am still working through the dead tree version of The Lost World of Socatra and I am trying to choose what audio books to listen to next. My choices are

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil by Donald Thomas
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Old January 20 2014, 12:54 AM   #974
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I am about to start reading Hood by Stephen Lawhead on my Kindle
My son adored this book.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is really, really good.
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Old January 20 2014, 10:04 AM   #975
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Is that a Bernie Bernie Rhodenbarr novel? Is it a new one? To be honest I’ve kinda lost track of which Block novels I’ve read and which I haven’t! Always more of a Matt Scudder fan than anything else but Bernie is fun.

Currently reading The Good the Bad and the Multiplex by Mark Kermode which is a lot of fun.
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