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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has anybody seen or read

    Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds
    by Jim Sterba

    sounds interesting.
    It's on my list of books I want to read.

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop View post
    Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness. One of those books that I was never assigned in high school or college.
    One of my alltime faves. I think I read it twice.

    The Apocalypse movie was a pretty good adaptation.

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    Got a Nook for Christmas. Really like it, finished Girl With A Dragon Tattoo from Stieg Larson. Yeah, I'm a little late to the party but it was a great read. Looking forward to rediscovering my love of reading. What to read next?!?
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    "The Middlesteins" by Jami Attenberg; a novel, read lots of good reviews, about a Jewish family in Chicago where the mom can't stop eating (flashbacks). Some reviews said it was funny, but I'm not getting that yet.

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    Almost finished with the book my Secret Santa (KMS) sent me.

    Victory at Yorktown by Newt Gingrich
    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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    "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. I'm really liking this one. It's a true story about a guy in the publishing industry whose mom is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the books they share, and all their related (or not) discussions of life issues, and his reflections on it all. Extremely engaging and so far, not at all maudlin.

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    Just started reading A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics

    It is a book on the evolution of soccer and how it was and is now played.
    "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less" General Eric Shinseki

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    I always forget about this thread.

    Currently, I am rereading The Hobbit.

    I just finished Orson Scott Card's Pathfinder and OSC's Ruins.
    Occupy Your Brain!

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I always forget about this thread.

    Currently, I am rereading The Hobbit.

    I just finished Orson Scott Card's Pathfinder and OSC's Ruins.
    I loved Pathfinder! I read it last year. Haven't read Ruins. Is it the sequel and do I want to read it?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Currently, I am rereading The Hobbit.)
    I don't get that it took me days to read the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy and that took 3 movies. It (well, nowadays as an adult) takes me 30 min to skim The Hobbit but that's gonna be 3 movies?? It's a small fraction of the other books.
    I have to say, my fave moment in all 4 books is when Beorn wades into the pivotal battle in the Hobbit. I'm old; I read the Hobbit 43 years ago (and I have all my original books). I'm entitled to my little old lady moments.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. I'm really liking this one. It's a true story about a guy in the publishing industry whose mom is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the books they share, and all their related (or not) discussions of life issues, and his reflections on it all. Extremely engaging and so far, not at all maudlin.
    Fantastic book; highly recommended. Especially for book lovers, but good for all.

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    I'm about halfway through Fifty Shades of Grey. I've never read anything like this before. ZG gave it to me for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I'm about halfway through Fifty Shades of Grey. I've never read anything like this before. ZG gave it to me for Christmas.
    The MCRRT (Man Card Revocation Review Team) is headed to your house. Lose the book or lose the card!
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    The MCRRT (Man Card Revocation Review Team) is headed to your house. Lose the book or lose the card!
    I don't think you can revoke his man card for wanting to know what thousands upon thousands of women apparently like to read. That's just strategic planning, which he is trained for. It's like he can't turn it off......he's my idol!
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    I just started reading No Country for Old Men.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    I'm thinking about making a list of all the books I read this year. I haven't done that since elementary school.

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    Absolution - Patrick Flanery

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I'm about halfway through Fifty Shades of Grey. I've never read anything like this before. ZG gave it to me for Christmas.
    It was the "joke" gift for X-mas. But he's actually making his way thru it. No details forthcoming, however.

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    My wife read part of it and put it down. She said the writing was horrible, but congrats on getting through part of it.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    "We is Got Him" by Carrie Hagen. True story about the first documented kidnapping for ransom in the US, in 1874, in Philadelphia. Interesting, and a quick read. Picked it up at the city library last week.

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    I just started reading A Better Way to Zone. Everyone here says it's a great book, but I'm wondering how many people actually read it.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I'm now reading Colonel Roosevelt, the 3rd book in Morris' trilogy.

    So far not as interesting as the first 2 books. It chronicles the last days of Roosevelt's life, including his split from the Republican party.
    I'm still reading the 3rd Teddy Roosevelt book.

    I also just started reading the first Harry Potter novel. Yeah, I'm a little behind the times on this one.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    I just started reading A Better Way to Zone. Everyone here says it's a great book, but I'm wondering how many people actually read it.
    I read that a while back. It's not a bad read. It made me think a little about how "We" do things, but I can't say that it changed my life or anything. Not like that one story in the Reader's Digest about when the Angel revived the planner....now that was a tear-jerker.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit: An American Legend". I read her book "Unbroken" last year and liked it a lot, so I decided to give this one (from '01) a try. So far, pretty fascinating.

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