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Old 12-05-03, 09:03 PM
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I just tore through James Patterson's The Big Bad Wolf, the best Cross novel in a while.

Started Simon Clark's Stranger.
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Old 12-09-03, 03:03 AM
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Just started the Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, reading "A Game of Thrones" right now.
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Old 12-09-03, 10:19 AM
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Just finished Return of the King. The LOTR books just get better every time I read them.

Just started Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gutterson, and so far loving it.
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Old 12-09-03, 02:32 PM
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On to The Wastelands, when's a door not a door?
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Old 12-09-03, 03:50 PM
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I just finished Prey by Crichton. Quick read.
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Old 12-09-03, 04:55 PM
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Finished "Leviathan" by Paul Auster last night. Not sure if I should finish up one of the other books I've started before or start something new.

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Old 12-10-03, 07:37 AM
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Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids, and a Journey to the Ends of the Earth by Daniel Glick
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Old 12-10-03, 02:36 PM
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Finished Hubert Selby Jr.'s The Room last week. Click the link for my quickie review/recommendation.

NR; Thomas Jefferson's autobiography.

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Old 12-10-03, 02:45 PM
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Just finished Stephen Hunter's Pale Horse Coming and just started Three to get Deadly by Janet Evanovitch (?).
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Old 12-11-03, 08:55 AM
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I'm still reading throught the appendices from LOTR, and recently started Jack Higgins' The Keys of Hell for a quick read.
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Old 12-12-03, 03:24 PM
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I'm reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" this month.
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Old 12-12-03, 04:45 PM
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Drawing of Three by Stephen King and The Interrogation by Thomas H. Cook.
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Old 12-22-03, 12:58 AM
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I'm tearing through a couple of graphic novels I borrowed from the library.

Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? - This was fantastic. Very easy read, great art, and a nice story.

JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice - Going to start this in a few minutes and hopefully finish it.

After these I will start The Civil War: Secession to Gettysburg. I'm fascinated by anything Civil War related, so I cannot wait to start this one .
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Old 12-22-03, 01:08 AM
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I finished Musashi by Yoshikawa. Then I read Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Now I'm onto The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb.
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Beaver - Did I see correctly that you read the Civil War books by Foote? I saw you gave them a 10/10, that has me even more excited to get started.
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Old 12-22-03, 01:48 AM
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Yep. I read the 14 volume Time-Life illustrated ones. They were excellent. It's a narrative history so it was very readable. I don't have a ton to compare it to...I also read Battle Cry of Freedom and liked Foote better than that. Foote doesn't dive a lot into analysis of causes of the war or impacts. It's very soldier (especially generals) and battle focussed. But it was a ripping good yarn. I hope you like it!
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Old 12-22-03, 08:19 AM
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Guilty Pleasures, I think it's the first Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novel, but Laurell K Hamilton.
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Old 12-22-03, 11:05 AM
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Just started Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. So far it's very interesting, and it's beautifully written.
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Old 12-27-03, 05:34 AM
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just started ROTK. i read the first two after seeing TTT, but waited to read ROTK until seeing it first.
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Finished Stephen King's most recent Dark Tower installment, Wolves of the Calla last night.

Next up, it's time for my annual, dead-of-winter/tropical paridise mystery with Laurence Shames' Scavenger Reef.
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Old 12-29-03, 08:06 AM
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At work I'm reading Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose.
At home on the couch I'm reading Forester's Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
At home on the deck when I smoke I'm reading the complete Sherlock Holmes.

I think there's yet another book I started, but it's been lost in the shuffle.
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Uncle John's UNSTOPPABLE Bathroom Reader by the Bathroom Readers' Institute
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Old 12-29-03, 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Alien Redrum
Just finished Stephen Hunter's Pale Horse Coming and just started Three to get Deadly by Janet Evanovitch (?).
Finished Three (which was pretty good, but I have to take a break from her. It seems she plays on the same theme every book).

I also finished The Fool's Run by John Sandford. Not a bad book.

Right now I'm halfway through both The Destructor by Jon Merz and The Halloween Man by Douglas Clegg, both of which are entertaining, but the edge is going to Destructor.

After Destructor I'll finish up the series with The Syndicate.
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Old 12-30-03, 05:04 AM
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I just finished the da Vinci code. I'm kinda pissed while i did like the book I got it on xmas and finished it in 2 days. I'm thinking im going to go to the library instead of barnes and noble.
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Old 12-30-03, 05:30 PM
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Just finished James Wilson's "The Dark Clue".

The narrative is driven by the travails of a writer/artist (and his half sister) charged with looking into the intriguing (if not to say disturbing) life of the artist J.M.W. Turner. It is recounted by way of journal entries, personal notes and letters.

The book is set in Victorial times and uses the main characters from Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White". However, anyone familiar with Collins' Marian Halcombe and Walter Hartright may look askance when they see ultimately where Wilson takes them!
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