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movieking
05-01-10, 07:58 AM
I was shocked when I looked at the date just before posting to the April thread to realize it is May already. Where did the time go? Anyway, really enjoyed The Likeness by Tana French, but next up is a James Patterson & Friends book that is the latest part of the Women's Murder Club series (I almost feel duty bound to continue with the series):

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/60430000/60435701.JPG

lattethunder
05-01-10, 10:21 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/p377p.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/2j51lc7.jpg

Dusty Bottoms
05-01-10, 04:33 PM
The Collector by John Fowles

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YH6vKp3kL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

wmermine
05-02-10, 05:28 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UGcq0EjBL._SS500_.jpg

darkside
05-03-10, 12:21 AM
Just finished the two most recent Hamish Macbeth books this weekend:
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/62540000/62546195.JPGhttp://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/62540000/62545199.JPG
Now reading The Great Movies II and Don't Know Much About Anything.
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PAG
05-03-10, 01:23 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10780000/10781545.jpg

nevermind
05-03-10, 07:48 PM
just finished
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lhr1OyxjL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Now:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51De586t01L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-23,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Most likely next:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FH8CFR32L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

boredsilly
05-03-10, 08:56 PM
Sweet. I dug A Walk in the Woods.

auto
05-03-10, 09:53 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41D07rpE%2BhL._SS500_.jpg

solipsta
05-04-10, 12:00 AM
http://www.sequoits.com/Academics/Departments/English/summer09/glasscastle2.jpg

rkndkn
05-04-10, 03:54 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10780000/10781545.jpg

I love Bernie Rhodenbarr. :)

I'm almost done with Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Crows.

ytrez
05-04-10, 08:08 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zcqTsvHfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

tofu
05-04-10, 08:36 AM
Finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tE59u1K-L._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg

Starting http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5199oCqKsBL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Pointyskull
05-04-10, 08:57 AM
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l147/pointyskull/Book_may.jpg

movieking
05-04-10, 10:14 AM
http://www.sequoits.com/Academics/Departments/English/summer09/glasscastle2.jpg

Let me know what you think of this. I read Half Broke Horses, which is about the grandmother of the author, and I believe this book is about the mother.

Next up for me is probably:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dehFuIRIL._SS500_.jpg

Drop
05-04-10, 10:22 AM
A Series of Unfortunate Events No.5: The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket (part of my series reread including Harry Potter and The Dark Tower)

mlemmond
05-04-10, 11:31 AM
Read


http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1229984020l/403305.jpg

Geofferson
05-04-10, 11:40 AM
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Books/Pix/pictures/2009/8/13/1250165853481/The-Valley-of-Fear-by-Art-001.jpg

rkndkn
05-04-10, 02:48 PM
Reading:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/28750000/28759364.JPG

Travis McClain
05-04-10, 03:54 PM
Late last night/this morning, while the obnoxious side effects of steroids coursed through my chest up to my throat, I finished:

http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/4/7/4713_400x600.jpg

There are some bona fide classics in there, including "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" and Batman: The Killing Joke. I've been meaning to read the latter for 21 years and finally did it. It was funny, because I've heard so much about it--and even seen so many pages from it over the years in Wizard articles and such--that it felt like a re-read. In some regards, it was just as depraved as I was told, but it still felt...tame, somehow. I could definitely trace the influence it's had on the Batman mythology, especially the cinematic depictions of the Joker.

Up next...unsure. I read this to take a break while I figured out what I wanted to read next, and I'm still unsure. The last three of the four other books I've read this year were all memoirs, so I don't know. It might be time to finish off the Ian Fleming Bonds with Octopussy and The Living Daylights short story collection, which I'm reluctant to do because then there'll be none left for me to read. On the other hand, I've been saving Sebastian Faulks's Devil May Care until I finish Fleming's run.

HerdfanWV
05-04-10, 11:08 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UGcq0EjBL._SS500_.jpg
I just purchased this, so let us know how it is.

As for me, I just started.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y31r06KPL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Alyoshka
05-05-10, 09:19 AM
Just finishing:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UKjfzQQxL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

darkside
05-05-10, 09:25 AM
Finished the The Great Movies II which as excellent and Don't Know Much About Anything which wasn't really that interesting. Will be reading some classic Rex Stout that just got released to ebooks next.
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Geofferson
05-05-10, 10:36 AM
As for me, I just started.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y31r06KPL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
This is a good series - enjoy!

Mike UFC
05-05-10, 10:56 AM
http://tigerwhispers.com/books/dekker_ted/bonemans_daughters.jpg

Not bad so far. I've never read a Ted Dekker novel until this one.

Travis McClain
05-05-10, 02:19 PM
After being called out for not reading more works by women, I decided to start:

http://services.tomfolio.com/gibsonsbooks/images/blueye.jpg

I read excerpts in college, and have meant to read the entire novel ever since.

PAG
05-06-10, 02:32 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/24610000/24619772.jpg

Lateralus
05-07-10, 12:57 PM
Just finished:

http://covers2.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/87/773/452/0877734526.jpg

This month is my choice for my book club and I choose (My second time for this book):

http://covers2.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/60/960/844/0609608444.jpg

Geofferson
05-07-10, 01:26 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/24610000/24619772.jpg
I think you and I have the same book collection. Most everything you list I have either already read or bought and plan to read. :) I have not yet read this one (have only read a couple of his short stories thus far).

Geofferson
05-07-10, 01:29 PM
Just started:
http://violentworldofparker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/63-The-Valley-of-Fear-by-A.-C.-Doyle.jpg

Jose Dromedary
05-07-10, 05:31 PM
Nixonland by Rick Perlstein. Really enjoying the book!

Dusty Bottoms
05-07-10, 05:39 PM
Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Lr8Gl7JJL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

movieking
05-07-10, 05:41 PM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/43760000/43764880.JPG

tofu
05-08-10, 12:36 AM
Just finished
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PopcornBandit
05-09-10, 12:48 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zxsbVMrOUNw/SMyfMAUrnZI/AAAAAAAAAxg/BeRrLNzeMio/s400/%7B36267B24-4D52-4B56-8E82-C46720933522%7DImg100.jpg

I'm enjoying it so far.

lattethunder
05-09-10, 02:12 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/2zoajo0.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/2zhfrid.jpg

PAG
05-10-10, 08:59 AM
I think you and I have the same book collection. Most everything you list I have either already read or bought and plan to read. :) I have not yet read this one (have only read a couple of his short stories thus far).

Great minds think alike. :)

Big City, Bad Blood was good. I will be reading his second book (Trigger City).

mlemmond
05-10-10, 10:40 AM
Read


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movieking
05-10-10, 11:37 AM
Despite a lot of bad reviews, I thought that I'd give it a try since I've had it kicking around for a while:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/44530000/44538834.JPG

lysander
05-10-10, 11:49 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cb/IsaacAsimov_Foundation%27sEdge.jpg/200px-IsaacAsimov_Foundation%27sEdge.jpg

Geofferson
05-10-10, 01:25 PM
http://www.stinkbrown.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/severance-package.jpg

Travis McClain
05-10-10, 02:11 PM
Finished reading The Bluest Eye late last night. Not sure what's next right now. Might go with another graphic novel to buy some time in which to decide my next book.

DJLinus
05-10-10, 09:28 PM
Currently:

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/743/39986743.jpg

Kiss Her Goodbye by Allan Guthrie

Finished:

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/398/36413398.jpg

Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/586/203008586.jpg

Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block

darkside
05-11-10, 03:17 PM
Finished up last weeks Rex Stout ebook releases and have started on the 3 for this week.
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I just love how efficient writers were in the 30s, 40s and 50s. They can tell an amazingly detailed and enjoyable detective story in 200 pages. Todays writers use 3 times the pages to tell half the story.

rkndkn
05-11-10, 05:48 PM
Next up (after waiting 4 months on the library wait list):

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/43920000/43926925.JPG

wmermine
05-12-10, 09:28 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qxhokQlWL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

I just purchased this, so let us know how it is.

I finally finished this up last night. It is a pretty compelling experience and I highly recommend this book. I would point out, however, that it is the beginning of a trilogy, so one could probably wait until all the books are out to read it. Once I finished, I couldn't wait to see what happens next.

(It looks like the author is taking his sweet time putting the books out. Amazon has a pre-order for the next book and the release date is January).

wmermine
05-12-10, 09:30 AM
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l147/pointyskull/Book_may.jpg

How's The Girl Who Played With Fire (particularly in relation to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which I really liked)? I'm thinking of picking it up next.

Pointyskull
05-12-10, 09:37 AM
How's The Girl Who Played With Fire (particularly in relation to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which I really liked)? I'm thinking of picking it up next.

So far I'm about 200 pages in, and I'm liking it. It took me some time to fall in with the flow of the first book, but Fire doesn't suffer from that same fate here. It all seems to move quicker. I really grew to love the Lisbeth Salander character in Dragon Tattoo, so getting more of her (and the Swedish locale) is all good, imo. The central plot seems dark, and so far many of the characters return from the first book.

wmermine
05-12-10, 09:57 AM
So far I'm about 200 pages in, and I'm liking it. It took me some time to fall in with the flow of the first book, but Fire doesn't suffer from that same fate here. It all seems to move quicker. I really grew to love the Lisbeth Salander character in Dragon Tattoo, so getting more of her (and the Swedish locale) is all good, imo. The central plot seems dark, and so far many of the characters return from the first book.

You had the same problem with the first book that I did, it sounds like. Glad to hear that's resolved in the second one. I'll be reading that next, then! Thanks for responding!

Sean O'Hara
05-12-10, 10:28 AM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1266931606l/6878558.jpg

http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1248054693l/6629549.jpg

arminius
05-12-10, 01:32 PM
After reading a bunch of Conan books by Robert Jordan am now reading this:

http://thelongestchapter.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/valley-of-death.jpg

mlemmond
05-12-10, 01:56 PM
Read

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Travis McClain
05-13-10, 02:50 PM
I've killed the last two nights with pretty light reading. I pulled out some Sin City (Family Values, The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories, Sex & Violence and Just Another Saturday Night) two nights ago, and read Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - The Screenplay last night. I was really excited when I found that at Half Price Books recently, since that's still my favorite of the Trek movies.

Headed out to Barnes & Noble later to pick up Doctor Zhivago on Blu-ray, so I might find something more substantive to read; I just haven't been able to talk myself into reading any of the unread books in my library lately for some reason.

Tommy Ceez
05-13-10, 04:20 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kvb4n08LL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Lateralus
05-13-10, 04:25 PM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/67/002/126/0670021261.jpg

This is a pretty beefy book, I'll see everybody in November... :)

Geofferson
05-13-10, 05:52 PM
http://www.themorningnews.org/images/digestTheRenegades.jpg

lattethunder
05-13-10, 07:04 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/70gkgk.jpg

Sean O'Hara
05-13-10, 10:57 PM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/67/002/126/0670021261.jpg

This is a pretty beefy book, I'll see everybody in November... :)

Just a tip -- any time you see "Chalcedon" or "Chalcedonian," start skimming. The guy spends more time on the debates about the nature of the Trinity at Chalcedon than he does on the Crusades.

movieking
05-14-10, 10:31 AM
Not the cover of the book that I have, but regardless:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10990000/10992028.jpg

wendersfan
05-14-10, 01:10 PM
Just got back from the library! :banana:

Crewe, Ivor, and Anthony King. 1995. SDP: The Birth, Life and Death of the Social Democratic Party. Oxford University Press.

Fielding, Stephen. 2003. The Labour Party: Continuity and Change in the Making of `New' Labour. Palgrave MacMillan.

Thorpe, Andrew. 2001. A History of the British Labour Party. Palgrave MacMillan.

Travis McClain
05-15-10, 02:16 PM
Thursday night, I started this:

http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/_images/ISBNCovers/Covers_Enlarged/9781600246418_388x586.jpg

I'm little more than halfway through it, and so far I've found it amusing. Being a textbook parody was definitely the way to go; I think any other structure would have exposed the material as being weak.

darkside
05-15-10, 07:01 PM
Loved America the book. Need to read through it again.

Travis McClain
05-15-10, 07:23 PM
Loved America the book. Need to read through it again.

I doubt I'll ever read it a second time, but that's not quite fair since I just about never re-read a book. Not sure why that is. I learned earlier today while looking for an image to link to in this thread that they've got a follow-up, Earth, scheduled to be published in September.

cgray
05-15-10, 08:59 PM
I'm nearly done with Dan Simmons' Hyperion (recommended for fans of the genre) and found out today he lives about 20 minutes from my house.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zwyTJNlWL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Kind of strange, because I read this earlier this year

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and apparently she lives about 45 minutes from my house. I guess it's unintentional local author month.

kcmcustoms
05-15-10, 11:40 PM
I just got in today dante alighieri divine comedy

lattethunder
05-16-10, 08:18 AM
And this:
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kd5
05-16-10, 07:01 PM
Currently reading The Great Book Of Amber by Roger Zelazny. -kd5-

PAG
05-17-10, 08:26 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/13530000/13536544.JPG

movieking
05-17-10, 01:03 PM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/60010000/60011314.JPG

Tommy Ceez
05-17-10, 01:33 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fI9jp0czL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

rkndkn
05-17-10, 01:50 PM
I just finished Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon. Despite the raves, this book for me was a REAL chore to get through and I almost quit in the middle.

Next up:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/39730000/39733017.JPG

Only read the prologue last night, and that was strange.

Drop
05-17-10, 02:58 PM
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick

Travis McClain
05-17-10, 03:10 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/13530000/13536544.JPG

I'll never forget when that came out. I was talking with a friend of mine who had been reading that series the next day and I jokingly told him that I had thumbed through a copy and jumped to the end. I tried to tell him it ends with Harry Potter eating onion rings, but he uncharacteristically took me at face value and thought I was actually going to spoil the end of the last book for him and kept talking over me.

JasonF
05-17-10, 07:22 PM
I just finished this:

http://kittypackard.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/sunnyside-042309.jpg

I enjoyed it, but not as much as Gold's other book, Carter Beats the Devil. As you might surmise from that cover and (if you're a true afficianado) from the title, it's largely about Charlie Chaplin circa 1918-1919, although it's about a lot of other people and things too.

I think I'm probably going to reread Stephen King's It next. I haven't read that in 15-20 years.

TheNightFlier
05-18-10, 08:10 AM
Just started Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin.

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n11/n56833.jpg

Sean O'Hara
05-18-10, 03:44 PM
In the mail today:

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and

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Tommy Ceez
05-18-10, 08:35 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tnjr8KVUL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-14,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

tofu
05-18-10, 10:29 PM
Finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5199oCqKsBL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Starting http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gLeq4wRPL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

lattethunder
05-19-10, 11:55 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/bgbmet.jpg

Lateralus
05-19-10, 09:17 PM
Just a tip -- any time you see "Chalcedon" or "Chalcedonian," start skimming. The guy spends more time on the debates about the nature of the Trinity at Chalcedon than he does on the Crusades.

Yeah he seems to be spending more time on the less interesting stuff, I mean he blew right past Jesus. :lol:

Even though this is a 1000+ page book, every sub chapter could have anohter 1000 page book written about it; he is skimming over a lot of important information.

Drav3n
05-19-10, 11:24 PM
Just finished
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/459/deadinthefamilysookiest.jpg

Ginwen
05-19-10, 11:48 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TqZ-6U6qL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-14,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

jiffy97
05-20-10, 03:36 PM
Currently reading; "The Path Between The Seas" and "How to Make Love Like A Porn Star"

dtcarson
05-20-10, 03:44 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hH6KJTfGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

kakistos
05-20-10, 07:34 PM
Reading:

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Listening To:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Pe5rQD9OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

rkndkn
05-21-10, 12:03 AM
I decided to give up on John Dies at the End -- just wasn't my kind of book.

Next up will be:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/13720000/13723534.JPG

Jose Dromedary
05-21-10, 12:47 AM
Waiting for Katharine Graham's Personal History to arrive in the mail... Can't wait to plunge into that.

buckee1
05-21-10, 07:30 AM
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/4sammusic/CornelWest.jpg
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/images/stories/article-brother-west.jpg
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1586487736.MZZZZZZZ.jpg

Trevor
05-21-10, 08:31 AM
Haven't read a book all year, but may start The Hobbit today.

Mike UFC
05-21-10, 11:21 AM
http://cdn2.overstock.com/images/products/muze/books/0812971043.jpg

Tommy Ceez
05-21-10, 03:04 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51auhVIIz4L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-15,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Jose Dromedary
05-23-10, 12:37 AM
Got Personal History by Katharine Graham today. Also, The Sacred Art of Shakespeare by Martin Lings. I'll be reading both books in the next few weeks.

lattethunder
05-23-10, 08:19 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/2mnehp2.jpg

Travis McClain
05-23-10, 08:29 AM
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Let us know what you think; at least three others of us have read this that I can think of offhand. I think regular viewers of The Late Late Show will find a lot of material familiar to them, but it's still an engaging story. I would not hesitate to recommend Ferguson's novel, Between the Bridge and the River.

As for myself, I couldn't sleep all night, so I finished America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. Its premise (being a parody of a social studies textbook) I found to be the strongest point. The content varied, from obligatory to clever. It'll be interesting to see how readers contextualize this work in the coming years, in light of what's going on down in Texas. Art and life...they keep imitating and parodying one another, don't they? God willing, the next thing I'll be reading will be the back of my eyelids. I'm exhausted!

wertent
05-23-10, 09:03 AM
Sarum - Edward Rutherfurd
Generation Kill - Evan Wright

solipsta
05-23-10, 11:16 AM
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Tommy Ceez
05-23-10, 06:55 PM
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maingon
05-23-10, 09:22 PM
Now
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Then
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Travis McClain
05-24-10, 12:27 PM
After watching their farewell tribute special on TV last night, I decided it was high time I read:

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I turned it up in hardback at Half Price Books a few weeks ago. The original buyer kept the exclusive CD single, but the book was in great shape and the price was right.

I stayed up literally all night fueled by steroids and gave up on falling asleep around 9 or so this morning. Then I took the book outside and flaked in the hammock. I read 35 pages before it got too damn hot to stay out there. A shame, too, because the heat and the honeysuckle in the air really lent some ambiance to the story.

superdeluxe
05-24-10, 03:26 PM
Reading Now:

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Up Next:

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superdeluxe
05-24-10, 03:39 PM
I decided to give up on John Dies at the End -- just wasn't my kind of book.

Next up will be:

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Saw a really good special about this on the Military Network. Really awesome story. People can send donations so they can reunite more dogs with their owners:

http://www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html

sleepyhead55
05-24-10, 05:06 PM
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Just read

mlemmond
05-24-10, 06:04 PM
Read

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Ginwen
05-24-10, 11:16 PM
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Geofferson
05-25-10, 11:45 AM
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PAG
05-26-10, 08:47 AM
Just finished:

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movieking
05-26-10, 12:42 PM
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HistoryProf
05-26-10, 11:23 PM
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Travis McClain
05-29-10, 02:01 AM
Just finished The Adventures of Slim & Howdy by Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn with Bill Fitzhugh. I review it here (http://zi.pe/sbf) for the interested. It's a fun bit of light reading, clearly intended for fans of Brooks & Dunn more than readers at large. I've got some other things to say, but I think I'm gonna start a new thread for the broader subject of fiction penned by celebrities not known for being authors. Which, now that I think about it, is probably a good title for that thread... ;)

Next up: I bought a whole stack of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight and Batman: Shadow of the Bat issues to replace ones I used to own (and fill in a few gaps I always had) from Half Price Books. Tomorrow, I think I'm gonna sit down on the floor and spend a Saturday the way I did when I was a kid. (If you've got a Half Price Books store nearby, you should check it out this weekend; they're having an across-the-board 20% off sale; nearly every issue I bought was only $0.50 in the first place!)

lattethunder
05-29-10, 02:32 PM
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Ginwen
05-29-10, 02:42 PM
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fumanstan
05-29-10, 02:46 PM
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boredsilly
05-29-10, 03:51 PM
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I hated this book (but I don't even recall why)! I'll be curious to see what you think about it.

tofu
05-30-10, 05:01 PM
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Tommy Ceez
05-30-10, 08:22 PM
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Travis McClain
05-31-10, 03:46 AM
Saturday night, I stayed up late reading Batman comics. I read "The Last Arkham," the first four issues of Batman: Shadow of the Bat and then "Shaman," the first five issues of Legends of the Dark Knight. Both have been offered in now-out-of-print collected editions, but I read the original issues. It felt right.

Tonight, I returned to prose and selected

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Giving by Bill Clinton.

I've already read the first two chapters. It feels like a literary infomercial, to be honest; so far, it's been one paragraph after another just namedropping people who have taken the initiative to start some kind of program somewhere in the world. I'm hopeful that there will be more interesting material, because I heard it was an inspiring book. So far, it seems like little more than a way of offering print recognition to philanthropic donors. I'm not knocking the people or their deeds, mind you; just the former president's way of promoting their work.

movieking
05-31-10, 12:54 PM
I hated this book (but I don't even recall why)! I'll be curious to see what you think about it.

I really enjoyed it. While there were no likable characters per se, and the mysteries were wrapped up very hastily at the end (with very predictable outcomes), something about the story intrigued me and kept me interested the whole time. Maybe it was because Flynn's flawed hero was much more damaged than others tend to be, but I enjoyed it so much I started Flynn's second book, "Dark Places" (which also seems to have a flawed hero as well).

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boredsilly
05-31-10, 03:34 PM
I really enjoyed it. While there were no likable characters per se, and the mysteries were wrapped up very hastily at the end (with very predictable outcomes), something about the story intrigued me and kept me interested the whole time. Maybe it was because Flynn's flawed hero was much more damaged than others tend to be, but I enjoyed it so much I started Flynn's second book, "Dark Places" (which also seems to have a flawed hero as well).


Cool! I think I couldn't get over how "flawed" the hero was. I really hated how she differed to her sister.

movieking
06-01-10, 07:06 AM
Cool! I think I couldn't get over how "flawed" the hero was. I really hated how she differed to her sister.

It was a very odd relationship, one that almost seemed to have incestuous overtones, but never fully crossed the line. But that was one screwed up family.