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Old 05-26-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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"Making Toast" by Roger Rosenblatt.
Small book. HUGE sentiment.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value -William Poundstone. Discourse on behavioral decision economics.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I'm reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Just started it yesterday and I really like it so far.
I liked Snowflower a LOT, & Peony in Love was good too...I need to give this a try!

I'm reading These is My Words and enjoying more than I thought I would.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Still enjoying Pat Conroy's South of Broad, set in Charleston, SC. It has taken a twist now, and appears to be a mystery of sorts. I like Conroy's poetic style -- full of metaphors, beautiful imagery. The characters are most believable, and so far, the storyline holds me.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading "The Good Son" by Michael Gruber. It's an excellent book and the author has really done his homework on Islam, Urdu (spoken in Pakistan and a lot like Hindi) and the US military.

It's not for everyone. People who enjoy reading about spies, diversity and cultures will enjoy it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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james patterson newest..the 9th women's murder club book. just started.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I just started reading Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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"The Road is my Mistress". . .Rik Palieri

NOT well written, but I know the author. . . .a terrific folksinger and story teller. The book is autobiographical, and interesting in that aspect. . . .but Rik's lack of "formal education" is apparent in the way he writes. Makes it easy to skim over the parts that are of "less interest' to me, however, and I am just amazed by his "good luck" in meeting, very early on in his career, some of the real "greats" of folk music. . . ..
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC USA
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"The Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis. Sci-fi/historical in nature. In the future, the "nets" have the ability to send people back and forth in time. A young woman historian is the first to travel back to what she thinks it 1320 in the Middle Ages. Complications arise when the technician who sent her back in time and she both come down with a mutated flu virus. She is stuck in the Middle Ages as she cannot get back to the drop zone due to her sickness (she is being cared for by a family) and the tech is still in the hospital in the present day.

Better book than the synopsis I have given it. Consistently makes it into the Best Sci Fi books of all time lists.

Also, just got 2 books in concerning Agincourt, the historical fiction novel by Bernard Cornwell (re-reading it) and a historical account of the battle. Should be fun.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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I am now reading The Big House by Colt. Seems like it would be a nice summer read.
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