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Old 02-26-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Currently Reading: Blood & Thunder. About the conquest of the American West.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just finished james patterson's newest..7th Heaven. currently reading the fifth vial by palmer.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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Just finished "The New Castle" by Malachi Martin.

Working on "Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain and "The Last Mrs. Astor". Also paging thru "Quo Vadis" but I keep putting that one away then picking it up again......no wonder I rarely finish a book in a short time....
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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Currently I'm reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey.

Interesting read
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Currently reading "I'll be seeing you" by Mary Higgins Clark.
Although I get the strange feeling I read it before, long ago. I read way too many books so I sometimes end up reading them twice while trying to remember if i read it before. lol
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Just finished "I'm the One that I Want," which is Margaret Cho's autobiography. Great book. She really is a fantastic writer, and very honest about her own experiences. As a young girl in school, she was ridiculed, hated, and shunned. Heartbreaking stuff. When she got older, her self esteem was so painfully low. She was a drunk and a drug addict, became obsessed with men, slept around, and essentially tried to destroy herself. One morning, after another night of binge drinking, her and her boyfriend awoke to a wet spot in the middle of the bed. They couldn't figure out which of the two of them peed the bed. It was a sobering moment, and from then on her life started to change...


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Old 03-02-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Hartford County, CT
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A HISTORY OF RUSSIA, Vol. 2, 7th ed.
Riasanovsky & Steinberg
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default Need to amend my reading right now. . .

In addition to Brokaw's BOOM!, I have finally started Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth, and am really enjoying it, too. I don't think I've read any of his work, previously, and I like his style of writing, and enjoy the Medieval period setting. The characters seem real, and alive, to me, and the story both believable as well as interesting. I understand some people like it, others hate it, and others find it hard to get into, but then either like it eventually or abandon it.

I am also sharing Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth with my husband, and we have had some interesting discussions. We think a lot alike, of course, largely as spouses, I guess, but we each tweak our own arguments to share with the other. It's been fun. I admit I picked the book up, largely because of all of the hype surrounding it right now. Will anyone be reading the work three months from now? Six? I don't know.

I've also been intrigued by the discussion of a lot of other titles here on the forum. Thanks, fellow bibliophiles.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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I finished reading Duma Key the other day. It wasn't a bad story but it's a heck of a lot better than Cell was.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Loyal King fan, here. Been reading him since my college days. UGH, but I really disliked The Cell, too. I put it with a few others I didn't much care for, on the shelves with my collection of his stuff.

I just felt like there was nothing there, other than a intriguing concept -- the cell phone being the source of 'the evil.' The ending stunk majorly, as the kids say.

Glad to hear Duma Key is better. I have that here, too, along with Blaze. At some point, I'd like to pick up his son's book, just to see how he compares to dear old Dad.
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