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Old 03-19-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Just finished The Other Boley Girl. AMAZING! Will start The Boleyn Inheritance today and expect a great next part.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Maybe I'll have to checkout The Other Boleyn Girl...I really liked the movie, and keep hearing great things about it!

I just finished Three Cups of Tea, which was incredible! Okay, it wasn't the best written book, but the story is so wonderful. It was part adventure, part culture, and part how one person can change the world.

Am now reading What is the What. The format is kind of different, and I am really enjoying that.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Didn't have much time on vacation, but read The Tyrant's Novel by Thomas Keneally. It is a good read on an interesting, timely topic, by the author of "Schindler's List". I also read Men at Work, the baseball book by George Will. It was disappointing. I thought Will was a better writer than that, and he drags his way through way too much background material that is not very illuminating. Anyone interested in the subject should read the Cliff Notes.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I'm now reading, "Three Men In A Boat," by Jerome K. Jerome. I've heard writers I respect say it's the funniest book ever written. Three chapters in, I have to say that it's pretty hysterical.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: TX
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I was walking through Target one day (who I think has a pretty good book section), and saw this orange kitten on the cover of a book. I walked by it, then went back, thinking that I'd regret not having purchased it. The book is "Dewey" and it is great! I've laughed and cried in just a few chapters. It's more than a story of a library cat, it's a true story about how everyone benefits from the unconditional love of an animal, and how the common love of a pet brings people together. It's not only for cat people.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Welland, Ontario Canada
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I'm reading "The Terrible Hours" by Peter Maas. It's about the sinking of the USS Squalus and the incredible effort that went into rescuing the crewmembers that survived the accident as well as the heroic effort that went in to raising the submarine up so that her crewmembers that were not as fortunate could be retrieved.

I know there have been a few spots where I've shed a few tears. It is truly a book well worth reading.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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In between books for my college classes (Plato and the Kybalion and various textbooks) I've been reading The Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 edition, and Best American Short Stories 2008 edition.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm now reading, "Three Men In A Boat," by Jerome K. Jerome. I've heard writers I respect say it's the funniest book ever written. Three chapters in, I have to say that it's pretty hysterical.

I've been recommending that for years. It is over 100 years old, and still the funniest read in the world. Wait till you get to the part about the German comic song.

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Meanwhile, I'm in Matt Ruff's "Bad Monkey". I'm not enjoying it all that much, but it might be your cup of tea, if you like highly improbable psycholigical fiction. He's a good writer, just not the read I am in the mood for.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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"Look Me In The Eye" by John Elder Robison. It's an autobiography about a boy growing up with Asperger's and was recommended to me after my son was diagnosed. It's very interesting, and the writer's website is also.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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in the midst of "the associate" by grisham. had to put my other book on hold to read a library book!
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