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Old 10-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #81
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Plus I picked up my first ERB John Carter series paperback this weekend... looks like fun!
These ERB books are a lot of fun. I read through them twice about 30 years ago. I like the Tarzan books as well.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:20 AM   #82
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Just finished Kafka on the Shore by Murakami Haruki. Going to have to put it aside to reread it later, there are still parts I don't get.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:59 AM   #83
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Just finished the Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson.

http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Burun.../dp/0312327676

It was a pleasant read, could have been much better. The suspense heightened in the end, but I was always waiting for the big surprise and it never really came. Since it is one in a series, I'm not sure if there is more to come as far as some of the back stories.

I never really understood the tie in of the Princess of Burundi and the fish with the rest of the story -- it almost seemed unnecessary for the story, but since it was built into the title it should have been more integrated. Overall 3.5 out of 5.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #84
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The Gum Thief by Douglass Coupland. One of the funniest books I have read in a while. I laughed more at J-POD but this one is close.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:01 PM   #85
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Desert Heat by J.A. Jance 2/3 thru and so far she does nothing for me.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:09 PM   #86
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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #87
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"How We Live" by Sherwin Nuland
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:03 AM   #88
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Starting Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. I think the movie comes out this month.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:39 PM   #89
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The Gathering Storm by Kate Elliot.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:49 AM   #90
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I've been reading the Bible a lot lately, a book called "Serenity" and I have a few Jared Diamond books waiting for me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:19 PM   #91
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"Fourteen Friends Guide to Eldercaring". Reading this for a friend whose Mom has lost her mind to elder dementia, just like Gram. Lots of the same stuff it took me years to figure out. Joan Seal of Approval on this one.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:32 PM   #92
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just starting Eugene O'neill's play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" for english class. No clue what it is about or anything, but going to found out
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In The Ruins by Kate Elliot. Volume 6 of the Crown of Stars series. Last one!
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:24 PM   #94
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Over half way through Wicked by Gregory Maguire. My wife loves all his books and I'm taking her to see the musical in Chicago next week so I figured I'd read it. Not at all what I thought it would be. Lots of political and theological overtones...interesting to say the least.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #96
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Over half way through Wicked by Gregory Maguire. My wife loves all his books and I'm taking her to see the musical in Chicago next week so I figured I'd read it. Not at all what I thought it would be. Lots of political and theological overtones...interesting to say the least.
That's what I thought about Wicked-ineresting and unexpected. I have the sequel, Son of a Witch on audio, but haven't listened to it yet. The musical is a lot of fun.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:51 AM   #97
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I'm about half through A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt. I read his brother's two books as well, Angela's Ashes and 'Tis by Frank McCourt. Angela's Ashes is a remarkable book, an amazing story. 'Tis turns pretty whiny after a while. A Monk Swimming is ok, but it drags on. He really could have just said I'm Irish and like to drink as opposed to writing this whole book.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #98
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Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Rick Newman and Don Shepperd
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #99
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Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil by Robert Zubrin

Very interesting so far. He's a huge (understatement) supporter of methanol/ethanol flex fuel cars.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #100
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Forest Mage by Robin Hobb.
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