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Old 06-13-10, 05:24 AM
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I just finished Shit My Dads Says and really enjoyed it. Quick read but really enjoyable.
Just finished it, and really enjoyed it as well. Some of the stuff was laugh out loud funny. I had the expectation that the Dad would be some neanderthal with no education, but he was actually quite the opposite. Definitely recommended.

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Just finished it, and really enjoyed it as well. Some of the stuff was laugh out loud funny. I had the expectation that the Dad would be some neanderthal with no education, but he was actually quite the opposite. Definitely recommended.
At first I thought it would just be a list of his dad's quotes from the Twitter feed, but it turned out to be a really touching and laugh out loud story of his dad and how his dad had impacted his life. It has some great dad quotes as well, but was a great all around book.

For me I just finished another stack of Nero Wolfe novels I won't bother listing. Rex Stout's work was incredibly consistent throughout his writing career and no matter what decade you decide to grab a book from you are in for an enjoyable read.

Currently I'm also working on these:

Street Gang sounded like a book I would love, but Michael Davis is an extremely long winded and dry writer. I'm 6 chapters in and really haven't read much of interest. He spends too much time on back story of little interest and even when he hits on something good his writing style still makes it boring. I'll try and finish it, but I'm just not clicking with this author.
Not far enough in to comment too much, but seems very interesting. Nazi stuff always is.
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I usually don't like fantasy but I did like the other books in this series a lot, so hopefully this one's good too.
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Finished:


Reading:
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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

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Currently I'm also working on these:

Street Gang sounded like a book I would love, but Michael Davis is an extremely long winded and dry writer. I'm 6 chapters in and really haven't read much of interest. He spends too much time on back story of little interest and even when he hits on something good his writing style still makes it boring. I'll try and finish it, but I'm just not clicking with this author.
Let me know if it gets better, if so, I'd be interested in reading it.
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Only about 200 pages in but this one seems to flow better than The Girl who Played with Fire. I like how all 3 books seem to deal with different issues within Swedish society. You do have to read the second book as this one is a continuation of that book.
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The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
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It irritates me to spend 11.99 for a Kindle book, but I'm lacking in patience and really wanted to read it right now.
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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis.
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Just started . . .

Ditto. (Good read so far through 200 pages.)
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My wife has taken over my ereader to read a couple of my recommendations, so I have to put a hold on Greatest Trade Ever. I am about halfway through number 4 in the Elvis Cole series:

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Add me to the list of those reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.

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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

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Add me to the list of those reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Same here. About 175 pages in and can't put it down.
Which is problematic, given how heavy the thing is...
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Just started:

For my book club:




Also:

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One of the best books I've read in a while...

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Only about 200 pages in but this one seems to flow better than The Girl who Played with Fire. I like how all 3 books seem to deal with different issues within Swedish society. You do have to read the second book as this one is a continuation of that book.
read that last week and loved it. I think it's easily the best book of the trilogy - you can really see how Larsson was maturing as a writer and storyteller. the way he weaves it all together is really enthralling. Made me all the sadder that he died so young and we won't get any more of them


Before that I finished this one...excellent retelling of the Battle of Moscow - the winter before Stalingrad.

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