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Old 04-12-2009, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I picked up ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand. I read it many years ago and enjoyed it. I am just over 100 pages into it today and I think it is even more timely now than it was when it was written fifty years ago and thirty years ago when I read it the first time. The FOUNTAINHEAD may be next on my reread list.

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Cool. I just finished The Fountainhead about 2 weeks ago and bought Atlas Shrugged yesterday. I'm reading Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five right now...
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Maine
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One Second After - the type of book it takes a while to shake off. Scary...
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I'm reading this one:

Babylon by Bus: Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, (Paperback)
by Ray LeMoine (Author), Jeff Neumann (Author), Donovan Webster (Author)
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: CA
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Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere.

I'm on a Gaiman kick.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Welland, Ontario Canada
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My reading choice isn't as intellectually stimulating as some other people, but I'm currently reading 'Terminal Freeze' by Lincoln Child. It's a pretty good book and an interesting storyline and it's two days late going back to the library because I want to finish it and find out what happened. LOL
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:25 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Peony in Love by Lisa See was quite a page turner. Altho' it was a little too much fiction for me it was a good read.

Right now I'm on my way of starting the Field Guide of The Spiderwick Chronicles as well as The Gathering.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I'm reading this one:

Babylon by Bus: Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, (Paperback)
by Ray LeMoine (Author), Jeff Neumann (Author), Donovan Webster (Author)

That sounds interesting! Please, let us know how you like it!
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I'm reading "The Little Giant of Aberdeen County".
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Per Petterson's "Out Stealing Horses". Reads more like true-life reminiscences, than a novel, which is what it might be. I don't care for it, but it is an OK account of life in Norway after WWII. The translation seems a little weak.

I'm also re-reading Jorge Luis Borges' "Labyrinths" to see if I missed anything 30 years ago. Apparently not. But I still highly recommend some essays like "Tlon, Uqbar and Tertium Orbis" for anyone not familiar with this genius.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Funny, I just finished The Ark Sakura by Kobo Abe and the back cover references Borges in one of the blurbs. I'm definitely picking him up next since I'm very responsive to co-inkydinks, but for right now I've got Transparent Things by Nabokov in queue. Frankly, because it's short.
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