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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    Finished Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.

    1/3 of the way through Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.
    Finished - Fathers and Sons and a compilation of letters written by Abraham Lincoln.
    Started - The Pearl by Steinbeck today.
    On Deck - My Uncle's Dream by Dostoyevsky and Deception Point by Brown.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    I am currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha. Facinating look into the geisha culture of Japan. There is a movie coming out this fall.
    “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” - Thomas Edison

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    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    also some plays by Eugene Ionesco
    uhhh... and my course readings... of course...

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    The Lord of the Rings

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    I finished The Idiot a few months ago. IMO it's one of his 5 best. I've read 14 of his novels and here are my top 5 in order.

    Crime and Punishment
    Brothers Karamazov
    The Possessed (Demons)
    The Idiot
    The Gambler

    His weakest, IMO

    The Insulted and Injured
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Quote Originally posted by RandomPlanner...
    I agree - she's a great author - and such a quick read. I think it took me about a week to get through all three Shopaholic books (the 4th one wasn't out yet).
    If you like Sophie Kinsella's books, try Jenny Colgan's Amanda's Wedding. I really enjoyed her book and now have some short stories by her.

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    Book 5 in the Glen Cook series. The Black Company is now facing...The Shadowmasters!

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    Jimmy Buffett's "A Salty Piece of Land"

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    Rereading the Fiery Cross. Only Gabaldon book that I have not read more than once.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    Rereading the Fiery Cross. Only Gabaldon book that I have not read more than once.
    I started to do the same thing, but then got distracted with another book and put it back down.

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    Brooks' "Planning Theory for Practitioners"
    I dig the feedback model idea, just wish somebody else could receive all the feedback. This book does a better job of describing planning processes clearly than any other. Simply getting stakeholders to define a problem, rather than starting with a goal is huge.

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    Nevada Barr's "Hard Truth"
    13th story with Anna Pigeon, now in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Nevada Barr's "Hard Truth"
    13th story with Anna Pigeon, now in Rocky Mountain National Park.
    Oooh, I love those, I have Hard Truth on hold at the library but it will probably be a couple weeks before I get a copy.
    Currently, I'm reading Randy Wayne White's "Tampa Burn", another excellent Florida author.

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    This Bear is still reading "D-Day". As I read each paragraph I flip back to maps of the battle areas in France.....makes for a very slow read but wow what a story!

    Incredible planning.....many things went wrong.....some things that went wrong actually helped the cause of the Allies, because it confused the Germans. And boy did they screw up.....asleep at the switch when we crossed the Channel.

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    Finding Serenity. Book about Firefly television show that was on a short time. Nwe movie I will be out in August.
    “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” - Thomas Edison

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    Fascinating for Gearheads, Bizheads, and Anyone Else

    Just started - Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress by Douglas Brinkley. Looks to be a grand read; I've enjoyed Brinkley's other works. He does a very thorough job on his topics and Henry Ford is a real interesting one.

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    A new book by one of my favorite authors. Anybody else know what "Another shirt ruined!" means?

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    .... Anybody else know what "Another shirt ruined!" means?
    ahhh, dripping red wine on a new shirt? Right now: "Seasons of Real Florida" by Jeff Klinkenberg. Da Man lent it to me.
    I don't do anything right.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    ahhh, dripping red wine on a new shirt? Right now: "Seasons of Real Florida" by Jeff Klinkenberg. Da Man lent it to me.
    Is that a FL history book?
    And the shirt thing: it's a line in a series of books about Amelia Peabody, Egyptologist.
    Also "Another year. Another dead body."

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Is that a FL history book?..
    No, at his point, it looks like a series of short stories.
    I don't do anything right.

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    I had to select a public administration/politics book for one of my grad courses to write a report on.

    The book I've selected is God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It by Jim Wallis.

    I just started reading it and it definitely seems to be a very interesting read thus far for those of you into these types of books. It was featured on The Daily Show sometime back, and Jon Stewart hasn't led me astray yet! This is probably a good book to pick up for those of you that are always fed-up with the candidate choices and don't feel like there's anyone to represent your opinion or find your politics matching up with parts of each candidate. I'll post my report on it once I finish it up. Also, if any of you have already read this, please let me know as I am kind of under a deadline (procrastinating) and have to finish a research paper this week.

    I've also thought about picking up Friedman's The World is Flat. I read The Lexus and the Olive Tree last year and enjoyed the read, though I didn't necessarily agree with all his views.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Finished - "My Uncle's Dream" by Dostoyevsky
    Started - "The Nature of Economies" by Jacobs
    Several on the Shelf.

    My reading has slowed recently..... mind on other things.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Just finished Jon Stewart's America, which was fairly amusing. Got old toward the end but was quite funny in the beginning.

    Will probably start Despair by Nabokov next.

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    Shelby Foote's Shiloh, it is about the Civil War battle.
    and I have visited the National Park.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Carl Hiaasen's "Hoot". It's actually a kids book, but it's pretty amusing in Hiaasen's usual twisted way.

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