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Old 05-24-10, 02:39 PM
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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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:

Saw a really good special about this on the Military Network. Really awesome story. People can send donations so they can reunite more dogs with their owners:

http://www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Just finished The Adventures of Slim & Howdy by Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn with Bill Fitzhugh. I review it here for the interested. It's a fun bit of light reading, clearly intended for fans of Brooks & Dunn more than readers at large. I've got some other things to say, but I think I'm gonna start a new thread for the broader subject of fiction penned by celebrities not known for being authors. Which, now that I think about it, is probably a good title for that thread...

Next up: I bought a whole stack of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight and Batman: Shadow of the Bat issues to replace ones I used to own (and fill in a few gaps I always had) from Half Price Books. Tomorrow, I think I'm gonna sit down on the floor and spend a Saturday the way I did when I was a kid. (If you've got a Half Price Books store nearby, you should check it out this weekend; they're having an across-the-board 20% off sale; nearly every issue I bought was only $0.50 in the first place!)
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I hated this book (but I don't even recall why)! I'll be curious to see what you think about it.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Saturday night, I stayed up late reading Batman comics. I read "The Last Arkham," the first four issues of Batman: Shadow of the Bat and then "Shaman," the first five issues of Legends of the Dark Knight. Both have been offered in now-out-of-print collected editions, but I read the original issues. It felt right.

Tonight, I returned to prose and selected


Giving by Bill Clinton.

I've already read the first two chapters. It feels like a literary infomercial, to be honest; so far, it's been one paragraph after another just namedropping people who have taken the initiative to start some kind of program somewhere in the world. I'm hopeful that there will be more interesting material, because I heard it was an inspiring book. So far, it seems like little more than a way of offering print recognition to philanthropic donors. I'm not knocking the people or their deeds, mind you; just the former president's way of promoting their work.

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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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I hated this book (but I don't even recall why)! I'll be curious to see what you think about it.
I really enjoyed it. While there were no likable characters per se, and the mysteries were wrapped up very hastily at the end (with very predictable outcomes), something about the story intrigued me and kept me interested the whole time. Maybe it was because Flynn's flawed hero was much more damaged than others tend to be, but I enjoyed it so much I started Flynn's second book, "Dark Places" (which also seems to have a flawed hero as well).

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I really enjoyed it. While there were no likable characters per se, and the mysteries were wrapped up very hastily at the end (with very predictable outcomes), something about the story intrigued me and kept me interested the whole time. Maybe it was because Flynn's flawed hero was much more damaged than others tend to be, but I enjoyed it so much I started Flynn's second book, "Dark Places" (which also seems to have a flawed hero as well).
Cool! I think I couldn't get over how "flawed" the hero was. I really hated how she differed to her sister.
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Cool! I think I couldn't get over how "flawed" the hero was. I really hated how she differed to her sister.
It was a very odd relationship, one that almost seemed to have incestuous overtones, but never fully crossed the line. But that was one screwed up family.
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