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Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, by Henry Miller. Second time reading it, it's been a while and I enjoyed this one. Hank is da' man!
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: UK
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"Venuto al Mondo" By Margaret Mazzantini.

Margaret Mazzantini (http://www.margaretmazzantini.com/tool/home.php?l=it&s=0,1,6,34 - broken link)
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Default Dark Summit by Nick Heil

Interesting book that combines a brief climbing history of Everst, juxtaposed with an account of the 2006 climbing season that was the deadliest since 1996 (as chronicled in Into Thin Air by John Krakauer). The book focuses on Russell Brice, an accomplished mountaineer, and the expedition he lead, that was, incidentally, chronicled on the Discovery Channel's Everest series. A good read.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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"Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong"

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I'm still working on "Gulag Archipelago", "Gulag: A History", and "Children of Men" but they've all been put on they backburner since I got this new history book-I literally can't put it down.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Aw come on, nobody has mentioned anything by Anne Tyler, America's best author. Her latest "Digging to America" is right up there with "Accidental Tourist" and "Breathing Lessons". If you like to get drawn into down-to-earth relationships and personalities, nobody does it better.
You're right, I've read everything by Anne Tyler, a long time ago, and love every one of them.

Just about to start "Wonder Boys"by Michael Chabon. Isn't it amazing, how many books have pictures of vintage cars on their covers?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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"Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong"

FASCINATING

I'm still working on "Gulag Archipelago", "Gulag: A History", and "Children of Men" but they've all been put on they backburner since I got this new history book-I literally can't put it down.
I bought a copy of Gulag Achipelago last year at the library book sale. It has been in my "to read" stack ever since...Hearing your review of it, I will move it up and get to it this winter.. Thanks
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Definately definately read Gulag Archipelego. I spent about a year reading them all, and then everything else on the topic I could find! It is a HARD read, but well worth it. I suggest starting with the second volume as the first read!

WooHoo, I finally finished Team of Rivals about Lincoln! Long book, good read! I found the politics of the day very interesting, and learned alot about the attitudes that shaped the US.

Last night I got Son of a Witch. I'd really like to read Wicked again with it.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Am Inconvient Book by Glenn Beck and "The O'reilly Factor."
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Midnight Tides (Steven Erikson) - The Malazan Empire Book of the Fallen series.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Spain.
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Jonathan Coe - The Trotters Club.
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