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Hell F'n YES !! Guess nobody else here is excited for this book as me & my pal Zombie Captain America
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Book #44:

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

I really enjoyed Lost Paradise by Kathy Marks, but it felt like it was very repetitive (also, the subject matter was very difficult to read about).

After reading a couple of non-fiction books, I've decided to start back on fiction. Got a bunch of Michael Connelly books to read, have most of the Sookie Stackhouse books from my sister, bought a few ebooks (Columbine, Survivor's Club, etc) but for now, I finally decided to start on the Bond series, which I've had kicking around for quite a while.

Just finished Casino Royale, and loved it:



Next up is:

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Read





An excellent book.
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Never even heard of this book until a few days ago when a co-worker recommended it. Yes, I apparently live under a rock.

I am about 75 pages in and am astounded at how good it is.
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Read





Quite possibly one of the sickest books I've ever read. Laymon's horror is shocking and brutal.
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Just finished:

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I just started reading this last night
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Originally Posted by fiver

I'll have to go find that in the book store so I can read the new introduction by Adams. My battered copy is at least 25 years old.
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Cover Up by Peter Lance
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Finished "The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-1945" by Stephen E. Ambrose


Starting "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Last night, I started (and finished) Bodies of Water by Rosanne Cash. It's a very short collection of short fiction--calling them short stories is really too strong; they're more a collection of vignettes. The margins were huge, and the 133 pages would easily have only been about a third of that in regular paperback form. As a 30 year old, childless male, it was hard to relate to much of it but I would recommend it for middle-aged mothers who prefer stream-of-consciousness.

Lateralus, would you let me know your thoughts on The Sex Lives of Cannibals? My wife has almost bought it about a dozen times now, having been fascinated by the back cover text but unwilling to take the plunge without a trustworthy referral. After you turned me on to Robert Morgan's Boone: A Biography, I'd put you in the top tier of people whose recommendations I would take seriously.

iMigraine, let me know what you think of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. My wife and I bought a copy for a friend of ours whose nickname is "Blinky" and is notorious for acting without thinking. It seemed as though God Himself wanted us to find that for him, but we've yet to hear anything from him about it--despite his genuine excitement over receiving it.

Also, I envy movieking and PAG for entering Ian Fleming's world of Bond books. I started in the 1990s, and have permitted myself to read just one Fleming Bond novel annually, to account for the fact that he won't be publishing any more. I'm up to The Man with the Golden Gun, the penultimate entry in the series (and the last of the actual novels, as the only thing left are a few short stories) and I just haven't been able to make myself start it yet.

One suggestion, if I might, is that you invest in a copy of John Griswold's astounding companion piece, Ian Fleming's James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond Stories. Griswold provides a glossary, a chronology and an explanation of every obsolete reference Fleming makes throughout his fourteen volumes. If you read Moonraker and have no idea what's going on in the bridge game, Griswold walks you through it, hand by hand, explaining the rules of the game in the process.

It's a print-on-demand work now in its second edition. I believe I paid $25 for mine from Barnes & Noble. Because Fleming's style is very much of his times, Griswold has become indispensable to me as I have tried to get the fullest from my reading of these greatly enjoyable yarns.

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Book 45:

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I'm currently reading an old paperback copy of The Light At The End by John Skipp and Craig Spector.
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Just finished this book and it was -THE- worst book I've read thus far in life. The main character was in it twice and the rest of the book read like a term paper on how to organize Student protest groups in 1960's Japan. I mean they went into great detail on the subject and it was not good. And then in the last parts of the book, the writer gets into conspiracy stuff dealing with the Vatican, Powerful Families who run the world, and the Jews and tries to tie it all together to give us the origin of Saya the Vampire. Utter disappointing crap




But now I'm reading this and I can't put it down. I'm midway through and I'm fascinated by the writer's take on The Wicked Witch of the West.

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

I was reading:


Then I got sidetracked into:


Then I put that down for a while to give this a 3rd chance:


I'm scatterbrained lately. Especially since I loved the first two and had no reason to put them down. I blame the meds .

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