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Old 11-30-03, 06:42 PM
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What Are You Reading? Part 18 [December]

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November [pt17]
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September [pt 15]
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Whatcha' Reading Part 1


With Yuletide upon us, I've just gone out and bought some Le Guin for my 13 y/o niece and Alan Garner for my 11 y/o nephew. December will be my month of reading some classic childrens' literature from my youth!
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I'll play.

Starting Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe, tonight. A short book but it's been on my to read pile forever.

After that I'll probably start Mission Compromised: A Novel by the great, great Oliver North.
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Old 11-30-03, 10:20 PM
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Just started re-reading Return of the King over the holiday weekend.
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Re-reading A Civil War by John Feinstein since the Army-Navy football game is this Saturday.
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Originally posted by B.A.hist
Just started re-reading Return of the King over the holiday weekend.
Me too. I've been taking my time reading all of the LOTR books over the past 2 months.

I'm also just digging into Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind.
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Will be finishing up T.M. Wright's The House on Orchid Street in the next day or two.

After that I have to go to California for 3 weeks on business, so I'll bring some books for the flight and to read in the hotel room before I go to bed:

Wally Lamb - She's Come Undone
Robert Frazier - Cold Mountain
Iain Pears - An Instance of the Fingerpost
Stephen King - From a Buick 8
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Old 12-01-03, 11:56 AM
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The new Paul Auster, Oracle Night. Not quite as grandly bizarre as his early work; a bit more mainstream.
Re-reading The Dead (Joyce) Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) and Mr Ives' Christmas (Hijuelos) for a non-traditional Christmas reading feature I'm writing.
Then on to Mark Helprin's Winters Tale, my top choice for winter reading...
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Old 12-01-03, 03:53 PM
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Gideon by Russell Andrews. So far, it's a nifty thriller. One of those I-can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next novels.

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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
Me too. I've been taking my time reading all of the LOTR books over the past 2 months.
It took me a little longer to read The Two Towers (particularly the second half) than I thought it would, but I have just plowed through this book in a couple of days. I forgot how much I enjoyed it.
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Old 12-02-03, 03:15 AM
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Finished Wolves Of The Calla.Absolutely incredible. King still has it.

Next up, The Cellar, by Richard Laymon.
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Birds of Prey by Wilbur Smith. After reading about it so many times in this forum, I had to read it.
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Originally posted by Braddok
Birds of Prey by Wilbur Smith. After reading about it so many times in this forum, I had to read it.
Excellent book, I hope you enjoyed it. Read the sequel, Monsoon, next. Heck, read any Wilbur Smith.

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When I reached the half way point of Birds, I went out and got Monsoon. I also found Blue Horizon, the follow up to Monsoon, used for 10.00. Then I won an ebay aucton, 10 Wilbur Smith books for 10 dollars. Then I won another Wilbur Smith auction. 5 books for 5 bucks. Not to bad, eh?
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Just finished Dark Tower One and Eyes of the Dragon. Now I'm heading back to finish off the Star Wars universe by reading the final two in the New Jedi Order series. God, am I still reading this garbage?
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Reading Michael Stackpole's DragonCrown War Cycle (finishing When Dragon's Rage)

I might go back and read George Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series, though the next book isn't out until April

I still need to pick up the last New Jedi Order book. I've been loving that series, and I'm sorry to see it end.
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xenocide by orson scott card. Book 3 of his Excellent Ender series.
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Currently reading From a Buick 8 - King
Just finished - DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons (one day each, good reads)

From a Buick 8 is one of King's "narrative" stories. I am about 80% done and not all that impressed.

I will re-read the first 4 dark tower books again before reading Wolves of Calla. Can't wait
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Just finished
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett.
About halfway through
Wild Justice, Philip Margolin.

From a Buick 8 definitely is different. It's slower, and more character-oriented rather than plot/action. I read it, and enjoyed it, but I don't know if I'll ever reread it.
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Jerry Lawler's It's Good to be the King.....sometimes
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Stayed up late last night to finish Wizard & Glass. Not sure if it's King's finest Dark Tower installment, but good nonetheless.

Next up, I'll continue the saga with Wolves of the Calla.
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I just started the Dark Tower series with The Gunslinger, so far I'm really liking it.
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I just started the Dark Tower series with The Gunslinger, so far I'm really liking it.
Be sure to stick with it and real all the installments - you're in for a real treat!
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Nothing. I return to law school next month so I have no plans of reading anything until class starts. 8 )
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I read The Gunslinger in one day, what a great book! I already have the next two installments, and I'm hoping I can get #4 at Targét today.

Right now I'm reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and Key of Light by Nora Roberts.
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Reading The Drawing of The Three again.
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