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Old 11-12-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Anthony Bourdain "Kitchen Confidential"

It is more of an autobiography of Bourdain. Great read. If you love no reservations and his narration and humor in it, you'll love this book.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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About 3 chapters into - " Imposter" by Bruce Bartlett - about how George W. Bush bankruped America. Bartlett actually worked in Treasurey for H W Bush and during W's first term AND he is a Republican, so he knows of what he speaks. I am finding it disheartening how we ended up in this mess we are in right now.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
Are you enjoying it? I gave it a shot and absolutely could not get into it. I was so disappointed. I still have it but it is not calling to me. Perhaps it gets better or maybe I was just not in the mood for that style of writing. I plan to give it another try in a month or two after I read The Girl in the Italian Bakery and this mammoth Stephen King novel and a couple of others I have.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I'm halfway through "In the Company of Soldiers" by Rick Atkinson. Its a good read from a former Washington Post reporter who was embedded with the 101st Airborne during Gulf II. He was with the HQ group that included Gen. David Petraeus - gives a lot of insights as to how his mind works.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo authored by Stieg Larsson, a book my favorite Powell's book seller recommended. He told me Larsson has written only three books, and he recently passed away. So, there will be no more books. Has anyone read this book?


I read that though he only had the final three manuscripts done, he actually had outlines for more books that were not written yet....I can't remember how many there were supposed to be in the series, maybe 9 or something like that.

I am hoping they find someone else to write them.
I finished Dragon Tattoo and as a PP noted couldn't put it down. I'll wait for the second to come out in paper. Hopefully, another writer will continue with this great series.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I want that one so bad - but having already exceeded my annual budget by nearly half a thousand dollars, I figure I won't be able to afford any more books until about next June! Have to see if I can talk my brother into getting it for me.
Just wanted to let everyone know, I was able to talk my brother into buying this for me - now I just have to wait for FedEx to give him a load out this way so he can bring it to me! (He's a driver for FedEx)
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:47 PM
Status: "Only 34 more days till next vacation" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Rereading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. I love the beginning but I guess New Moon and Eclipse are my favourite parts of this series.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Status: "Only 34 more days till next vacation" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I finished Dragon Tattoo and as a PP noted couldn't put it down. I'll wait for the second to come out in paper. Hopefully, another writer will continue with this great series.
I guess this is the book to the movie I saw in the theater yesterday. Great movie so the book must be a page turner!
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: on an island
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My post will probably be deteted because I am the author of this book.
It seems that by talking about it, it is considered advertising but I would love to hear from anyone who has read it.
It's an autobigraphy with particular attention to my 11 years in the Legion Parachute Regiment.
Can you tell us something about it?
I haven't read it, but might if I could find out more about it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Are you enjoying it? I gave it a shot and absolutely could not get into it. I was so disappointed. I still have it but it is not calling to me. Perhaps it gets better or maybe I was just not in the mood for that style of writing. I plan to give it another try in a month or two after I read The Girl in the Italian Bakery and this mammoth Stephen King novel and a couple of others I have.
I have tried The Book Thief as well, but I could not get through it. A couple of friends have told me that it was one of the best books that they have ever read, so I keep looking at it sitting on my nightstand and wondering what I am missing.

I am currently reading Marked from the House of Night series. My 13 daughter wants to read it, so I am pre-reading it to see if it is appropriate. So far, not so much.
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