What are you reading?

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  1. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Having only read good things about the Rendezvous With Rama-sequels (on this site) and knowing that that first novel is spectacular, I recently purchased an omnibus-version containing the first four novels.
    Finished it last night and am never going to read it again! Why didn't anyone tell me that the sequels were fantasy and drama, NOT SciFi? :brickwall:

    Anyway... I'll be starting my first Agatha Christie tonight :)
    That is: I think it's my first.
     
  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Actually, you must have misunderstood. The sequels are generally not well regarded.

    Ulysses always reminds me of "Camp Granada."
     
  3. trekkiedane

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    Which is why I have begun looking more specifically into whom any recommendations actually come from :lol:
    :rommie: Me too.
     
  4. KimMH

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    :lol:Might be just what I need to push me thorough!
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    Just started rereading a comprehensive book and guide on beagles. I've had my beagle for several years now but there's always something fresh and new you can learn about the breed no matter how long you've owned one of them.
     
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    I just started "The Fearful Summons" by Denny Martin Flinn.
     
  8. Kenbushway

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    Math Attack by Marilyn Curtain-Phillips
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Here you go: :hugegrin:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea2EuozaJ7s[/yt]
     
  10. Kira's Mom

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    Just started Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs.
     
  11. Theodore Jay Miller

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    I'm reading The Lies of Locke Lamora.
     
  12. Kirby

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    Reading Heart of the Game which is true life story of perennial minor leaguer Mike Coolbaugh, who was coaching 1st base for AA Tulsa Drillers in 2007 and was hit in the neck by a foul ball and killed almost instantly. The Drillers are affiliates of the Colorado Rockies, and this was the year that the Rockies went to the World Series, and to a man, they voted a full World Series bonus share to Coolbaugh's family. This is an extremely well written book.
     
  13. KimMH

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    Thanks! It may not make the book any more intelligble to me but now I've got that song stuck in my head!
    Thinking of the song made me wonder if it would be better as an audio book - my bookstore doesn't have it - time to look to amazon or ebay . . .
     
  14. Methos

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    currently 'Blood Price' by Tanya Huff... rereading all the 'blood' series in order :)

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  15. thestrangequark

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    D'aaaaawwwwww. I love beagles. Have you learned anything interesting from the book?
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Well, I haven't made too much progress thus far. But a book this thick(for a dog guide, anyways)is bound to have some really fun and intriguing surprises buried between its covers. There's always something new to learn about your pets even if you've owned them for years. Dogs are far more complex creatures than some people like to give them credit for, and sometimes the most complex mammal in the room depending on who's there at any given moment. :)
     
  17. thestrangequark

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    ^:lol: I know what you mean.

    I've always loved dogs and grew up with them (we always had 1 to 3, along with up to a half dozen cats), but I'm afraid I don't know much about them. I'd love to have a dog now, but I'm not really in the position to, sadly.
     
  18. thestrangequark

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    Hey, readers! I have a friend who works at a small, super poor high school in CA. They are trying to get 100 copies (used or new) of The Hunger Games so that the kids can all read it together. They have 40 so far. If anyone is interested in donating their copy (or buying one for the school), PM me!
     
  19. trekkiedane

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    Finished Pratchetts Soul Music last night... so I started reading The Truth.
     
  20. Tora Ziyal

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    About halfway through Asimov's Foundation. I really enjoyed the first chapter and was assuming that I would read at least the original trilogy, but I'm bogging down. Maybe it's just too much politics for me in the midst of the real-life election. Not sure. I know it's a classic, but I'm curious how other people actually feel about it...
     

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