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Old 05-18-10, 02:44 PM
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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.

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.
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Currently reading; "The Path Between The Seas" and "How to Make Love Like A Porn Star"
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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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Waiting for Katharine Graham's Personal History to arrive in the mail... Can't wait to plunge into that.
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Haven't read a book all year, but may start The Hobbit today.
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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.
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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!
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Sarum - Edward Rutherfurd
Generation Kill - Evan Wright
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After watching their farewell tribute special on TV last night, I decided it was high time I read:



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.
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