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Old September 14 2012, 09:43 AM   #106
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^ Indeed they are. Let me clarify: I need to get out of the house more, spend more time with other people, and be productive. Now if only my body would cooperate...
Oh, that stuff.
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Old September 21 2012, 05:17 PM   #107
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Just finished Hotel Iris. From the bits of 50 Shades I've read, this makes it looks like Beatrix Potter. And Ogawa's a much better writer. Finally started on Just Kids, which so far is that rarity: a well-written autobiography.
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Old September 21 2012, 06:36 PM   #108
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Unspoken Truth by garamet as a break from War and Peace - my third attempt to read that book; I'm still having difficulties getting into it and seeing what so great about it. (The only classic that I've read so far and truly enjoyed was Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.)
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Old September 23 2012, 07:38 PM   #109
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Paul Newman - A Life by Shawn Levy. About a third of the way through, pretty interesting so far.
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Old September 23 2012, 07:59 PM   #110
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Star Trek: Voyager - The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer. I'm almost finished and haven't decided if I will continue with more Treklit (I've got Titan - Fallen Gods and Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship on deck), switch back to Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series (I've read books 1-2), or finally finish off Jim Butcher's Codex Alera (I'm up to book 6 but took a break before finishing it off).
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Old September 23 2012, 10:22 PM   #111
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Just thumbing through a co-worker's first published book; she's very excited about it. Your Baby's Best Shot.

I think it's something every new parent should read.
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Old September 24 2012, 12:23 AM   #112
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A terrific book on the 1948 Presidential election waged between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey. While I already knew most of the pertinent details of the '48 campaign from previous books and documentaries it's still eye opening and I've learned a few things I wasn't previously aware of.
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Old September 24 2012, 07:21 AM   #113
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Just finished "So Close the Hand of Death" the Taylor Jackson series by JT Ellison. I like the series and working my way through there. I also need to get the sequel to Game of Thrones and then on to some of your reader suggestions
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Old September 25 2012, 02:53 AM   #114
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Doctor Who-Hunter's Moon.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:49 AM   #115
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I just finished David Weber's new Safehold book.
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Old September 25 2012, 05:44 PM   #116
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A terrific book on the 1948 Presidential election waged between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey. While I already knew most of the pertinent details of the '48 campaign from previous books and documentaries it's still eye opening and I've learned a few things I wasn't previously aware of.
I love that story. What's the name of the book?

And, I'm reading Richter 10 by the late Arthur C. Clarke and the late Mike McQuay (his last book).
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Old September 25 2012, 06:15 PM   #117
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Finally finished the Terry Pratchett, I was reading, last night - and started on another one: Night Watch.
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Old September 26 2012, 12:41 AM   #118
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A terrific book on the 1948 Presidential election waged between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey. While I already knew most of the pertinent details of the '48 campaign from previous books and documentaries it's still eye opening and I've learned a few things I wasn't previously aware of.
I love that story. What's the name of the book?

And, I'm reading Richter 10 by the late Arthur C. Clarke and the late Mike McQuay (his last book).
The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election by Zachary Karabell. It was published a little over ten years ago but I hadn't actually read it yet. I'm a big, shameless geek and wonk when it comes to electoral politics.
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Old September 26 2012, 01:41 AM   #119
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Bits and pieces of Why Stay Catholic?: Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question by Michael Leach.

On a lighter note, I've just started Kate Atkinson's One Good Turn.

Edited the next day to note that by a little way into One Good Turn, I figured out that I had read it before. I reread novels that I really like, but not ones that are so totally unmemorable that I literally don't remember reading them.

So I moved on to China Mieville's Kraken. It is, so far, the weirdest book I've ever read. Magic. Cults. Giant squid.

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Old September 27 2012, 06:36 AM   #120
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Finally finished the Terry Pratchett, I was reading, last night - and started on another one: Night Watch.
I just finished the Pratchett I was reading, too, and started Steven Harper's The Impossible Cube this morning. It's a Victorian steampunk story, with zombies. (It's the sequel to The Doomsday Vault, which I read a few months ago.)

Steven Harper is actually a pen name - I think he's better known as Steven Piziks.
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