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What Are You Reading? Part 38 (August 05)

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Old 08-01-05, 12:15 PM
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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Old 08-01-05, 12:37 PM
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Just putting the finishing touches on:


Then probably doing:


I have Anna Karenina (Pevear and Volokhonsky's new translation), but I don't want to get into it right now.

I'm also about halfway through The Milargro Beanfield War, which I had no problem stopping on since I've read it before.
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Still reading Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler. I am going to go pick up Scarecrow by Matt Reilly tomorrow!!(Been waiting for this to come out in paperback for a while now)

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I'm finishing up


then I will read the sequel,
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Old 08-01-05, 03:54 PM
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Have been reading through the Harry Potter books again. About half way through Order of the Phoenix.

The on to The Half Blood Prince.

After that I have The Historian ordered from Amazon and will probably pick up the new Nick Hornby novel next.
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I am planning to tackle the following this month, and maybe some Michael Connelly and James Patterson novels that I have fallen behind on:





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Old 08-01-05, 06:03 PM
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Next up:


I'm in a Revolutionary War Era phase these days.
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Old 08-01-05, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonF
I'm in a Revolutionary War Era phase these days.
Check out Washington's Crossing & 1776 if you haven't yet.
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Old 08-02-05, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarecrow
Check out Washington's Crossing & 1776 if you haven't yet.
I haven't read Crossing, but recently finished 1776 and highly recommend it as well!
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I did read 1776 -- that's actually what got me started on this kick. I was at an airport a few months ago with nothing to read, so I picked it up. Ever since, I've been devouring founding-era history books.

I'll look for Washington's Crossing. I also need to get my hands on a copy of McCullough's bio of John Adams from a few years ago.
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Just started reading The Silmarillion for the first time.
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I'm almost done with "Ragtime," and am hoping to start "Flags of Our Fathers" soon.

After which I need to read Aristotle's "Rhetoric" before school starts.
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Recently finished Blood Work by Michael Connelly.



Just started I'm A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson.

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Re-reading all the shannara novels before the last one, Straken, comes out in few weeks.
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Just started reading The Illuminatus Trilogy last night. It seems like it's going to be the perfect book for me. I like Sci-F and Fantasyi, especially when sprinkled with a bit of humor, and I love conspiracy theories. Not in a tin-foil hat kind of way, I just love the concept of secret societies and massive cover-ups and such. I'm only about 25 pages in so far, but it's looking pretty good.
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I'm about to finish up Dean's Koontz's second Frankenstein book, then I"ll read the third Alvin Maker book by OSC.
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Andrew Sean Green's The Confessions of Max Tivoli.
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I just finished Wouldn't It Be Nice, Brian Wilson's autobiography.

I just bought Freakonomics and The World is Flat.
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For a quick read, I've just pulled Frederick Pohl's "The Age of Pussyfoot" from my shelves.
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Just finished:

Just A Couple Of Days by Tony Vigorito. A fantastic book. Better than fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone, but especially those who enjoy the work of Tom Robbins.

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Got about half way through it down the shore this weekend. Great beach reading, highly recommended if for anyone who likes a book like Jaws or Jurassic Park.


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I'm STILL working on The Historian. This book turned out to be quite boring and uneventful (at least in the first 500 pages...). On deck I have Ilium by Dan Simmons. After that I have to re-read A Storm of Swords before A Feast For Crows comes out in November.
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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

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