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Old 08-18-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: New England
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I know that they are other forums for this but I like the people on this forum. The people on the other forums are so annoying and boring. Then the sites with the people that aren't so boring are more immature then I am! Anyway, I'm currently reading "The Kite Runner" and it's great so far. Below is my list of books I've read recently and yes, I liked them all.
1. Time Traveler's wife (chicklit)
2. Forever by Pete Hamill
3. The Red Tent (chicklit)
4. All of the Harry Potter Books (Loads of fun)
5. Middlesex
6. A Million Little Pieces
7. The 5 People You meet in Heaven
8. Yes, yes - The DaVinci Code
9. Memoirs of a Geisha

My all time Favorite book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. I can go on and on. But the the book I keep going back to over and over again is 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. I love my kids but they drive me crazy

I'm reading a book about beatniks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner, it is about Americans living it up in Cuba before the revolution. Interesting........
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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The Battle for America 2008 - Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson

The authors recount the 2008 presidential campaign from its beginnings in Iowa and New Hampshire to election night. Political junkie here (2nd gen Washington DC native) I'm familiar with these fine writers and know this will be a terrific read

The Battle for America 2008 - Barnes & Noble
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I just started The Family by Jeff Sharlet. A few weeks ago Sharlet was interviewed on Real Time. Sharlet's revelations about the intermingling of politics and religion was horrifying. It was one of the few times Maher and the audience were speechless. Sharlet spent a month living with The Family at Ivanwald, their house in Arlington, Virginia.
Simultaneously, 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?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I read Dragon Tattoo earlier this year. It's a pretty decent murder mystery, but sometimes it felt like the translation was a little dry. Its title in Swedish is Men Who Hate Women. The sequel's just out, but haven't read anything about it yet.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Default Surviving The Extremes

A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance.

This is a book about surviving the extremes: High Altitude, Desert, Underwater, Jungle, High Seas and Outer Space.

I guess I never stopped to think about what astronauts go through in Outer Space before. After reading that, you'll never hear me complain about a domestic airline flight again. To be cramped up in a capsule for 2 weeks, Yikes!

How can you ever forget a book like this!
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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I found this cool book at Goodwill (by the way, they have great books and prices) titled "Welfare Brat" by Mary Childers, about a young girl growing up in the sixties on welfare and her relationship with her sisters and dysfunctional mother and her mentally retarded sister. It is a memoir, very interesting and moving, also humorous.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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"The Orthodox Corruption Of Scripture" by: Bart Ehrman
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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"Act like a lady, think like a man" Steve Harvey
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