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Old 03-26-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Just finished Shogun by James Clavell (long but excellent book), and will be starting Winds of War by Herman Wouk.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Whew! I have been so busy, but I finally finished One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick. If you like books about the military and different campaigns, this one is for you. Fick served as a Marine in both Afghanistan and Iraq. It was a great book, but I might be biased, as my husband is a Marine. Still, I loved it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on books about Afghanistan that aren't The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns? (already have them). My husband's there right now, and I want to learn about the culture and politics of the country.

Just started Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. I have been looking forward to this one!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I just finished Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, for book club. Very interesting, looking forward to discussing it.

I've started Lipstick Jihad. Written by a young Iranian woman who grew up during the Revolution in California, and returns to the 'homeland' as a young adult. Only about 20-30 pages in, but is good so far.

And after the other thread, I've checked out Les Miserables (book and tape!).
I just read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Fascinating! Also read The Tipping Point a few months ago.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:51 PM
 
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"Down to a sunless sea" by David Graham. Oh man, it's good. Terrible but good.

I've finished 1/3 of it. DH is about to finish it, and he says it's even more intense.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Finished The Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton and started on Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Finally got my copy of "Under the Dome" and so far am loving it! My brother finally gave up on the idea of his employer sending him in this direction and dropped it in the mail last Monday - I received it on Friday and am about 1/2 way through it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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I am in the process of reading "The Catcher in the Rye" right now. Good book so far, Holden Caulfield cracks me up.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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I am in the process of reading "The Catcher in the Rye" right now. Good book so far, Holden Caulfield cracks me up.
You know, I had to read that book in high school and just hated it. Last year my daughter had to read it in high school and loved it. I said, "you are kidding me." She went on and on about this part and that part and I have no memory of anything she is talking about. I tried to think about what I recall about this book but I just remember something about pimples that grossed me out.

Maybe I ought to give it another shot.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Finally finshed "Chesepeak Blue" by Nora Roberts (3 from 5 points).

Started "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane yesterday afternoon and since it's no bedtime story for me I took "The Constant Princess" by Philippa Gregory to bed with me last night. Let's wait and see how those two are.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: WNC
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I'm reading Tom Clancy's "Executive Orders" right now.
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