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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    The Belgariad and the follow-up series The Mallorean. Excellent choices in the Sword and Horse fantasy genre! I have both series and reread them every few years. Eddings has another series with jewels in the titles that is also good, but his Elder Gods series is a snoozer.
    Not bad, it's no Lord of the Rings or Dragonlance, but it works for me.
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    Finished The Empty Throne, which is really good if you like the Saxon Tales by Bernard Cornwell. I started This Band Could Be Your Life, which covers the post punk/hard core/alternative movement from 1981-1991.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    It's been a couple of years .....started up on "The Fellowship of the Ring" last night.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Picked up Murder in Retribution from the library. Anne Cleeland's second Scotland Yard series - I have high hopes for this one!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Game of thrones, on and off again , skimming to the best parts

    just started and its not too scholarly but well researched by Kara Cooney - The woman who would be king / Hatshepsuts rise to power in ancient egypt

    and Landscaping for Wildlife Minn DNR ......rushes reeds and sedges oh my!

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    I picked up Walkable City by Jeff Speck awhile ago and am finally allotting myself enough time to read through it. I also have been leafing through The Job of the Practicing Planner by Albert Solnit, which is understandably dated at this point and shows it a bit. Still, some useful information at times.

    I've got a substantial backlog of books on my shelf that I hope to work on soon, fingers crossed. Most of my reading lately has been work-related, the above work-relevant books, and comics.

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    My Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Geographic Information Science and Systems, 4th Edition

    I'm reading this gem:

    The gold standard of GIS text books
    http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyT...HEP003247.html
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Greg Heller, Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

    So far enjoying it, doesn't move as slow as The Power Broker and interesting to hear about a different approach to urban renewal.

    Forgot that his son is Kevin Bacon...

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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich View post
    Greg Heller, Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

    So far enjoying it, doesn't move as slow as The Power Broker and interesting to hear about a different approach to urban renewal.

    Forgot that his son is Kevin Bacon...
    So he is, like, only one degree from Kevin Bacon.

    Does he call making love "Makin' Bacon"?
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Started "Return of the King" last evening while grilling.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Dead Wake by Erik Larson

    About the last voyage and sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the submarine that torpedoed her.

    Worth the read.
    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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