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Old 12-22-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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Anne Rice's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, it's only chapter 2 and I'm thoroughly creeped out.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Reversible Errors" by Scott Thurow. I never read him before. This guy is smart and knows his stuff. A very intelligent and literate read.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just started Sue Grafton's U is for Undertow.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I recently became addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse novels, by Charlaine Harris. A tutor told me about the TrueBlood series, which I'd never heard of. I picked up one of Harris' books to find out these were the novels TrueBlood was based on.
I'm halfway through Dead to the World. Have enjoyed the books immensely, I like that they're set in Louisiana, and the way vampires are characterized. Lots of humor in amongst all the otherworldly mayhem. I intend to get the DVD's seeing as we don't have cable TV, but I'd rather finish the books first.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr. I need to be catching up on my magaine reading. I have about 25 I haven't read.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Still reading Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie and loving it. It's a story of some young Indians on reservation who come to possess Robert Johnson's blues guitar and end up forming a band. It's heartbreaking and funny at the same time. A lot of magical realism mixed in with real world misery.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Finished James Patterson's "I, Alex Cross". and started reading a book called "Codex".
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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forrest griffin's got fight
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Wondering why you should purchase this book when there are other titles on the shelves written by much higher-caliber fighters? Well, Forrest Griffin is not as good-looking as those guys. He's not as smart as them. He's also not as athletically endowed. And let's face it, neither are you. Those other fighters are pretty much better than you in every way. But you can actually aspire to be as good as Forrest one day. Why? Because he is nothing special, just like you.
Forrest is not a martial artist. He's a fighter, and this book was written for his kin. If you're a hillbilly like Forrest and you get off on having your face rearranged, Got Fight? is for you. This is a manifesto more strategic than Sun Tzu's The Art of War, more philosophical than Bruce Lee's Tao of Jeet Kune Do, more powerful than a well-lubricated locomotive.
In these pages you will learn about true mental toughness—whether it's scraping it out in the Octagon or picking up chicks. You will learn about the mental defects that made Forrest Griffin into the abomination he is today and how you can use your shortcomings to become equally horrible. You will learn the essential tactics of hand-to-hand combat as well as how to defend yourself in the event of a sword attack. Never been attacked by a sword? You need this book worse that we thought. Still not convinced? Don't worry. Even if you find that the book sucks, it will be no worse than having sex with Forrest Griffin. You'll feel a small prick and some minor discomfort, and then it will all be over.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Just started Magic Street by Orson Scott Card. I have no idea if it's good, I'm only on the 3rd page.
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