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Old 06-21-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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The Shroud Codex. Just started. About answers to be found in the shroud of turin..it is all fiction, but a priest starts experiencing the last days of Jesus..and starts looking like the image in the Shroud.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Finished and LOVED "The Kite Runner".

I'm now reading "I Am Ozzy", by Ozzy Osbourne. Great book so far!
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I'm halfway through "The Perfect Storm".

More techinical than prose. I have caught him on a couple of misused words for instance 'upstairs' on a boat, never heard anyone use that.

Last one before that was "Kate" about Katherine Hepburn.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I'm still re-reading the Harry Potter books, but one of the books I requested came in at the library, so Harry's taking a slight break. The book is Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West by Stephen Fried. I've just started but it's interesting so far. Very accessible history. I've always been interested in Route 66, and have been intrigued by Fred Harvey and his Harvey Houses since I visited the Grand Canyon and saw the El Tovar and shopped in the Fred Harvey gift shop. I'm hoping this is a good one!
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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Just started Churchill,Hitler and the unneccesary war.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet. I'm reading it for a (way overdue) essay but it's sorta train-wreckish.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Due to my new crazy life (I now have a job, & other assorted reasons make the last 4 months some of the busiest in my life!), I have not been able to read like I usually do!

I have been reading my first Michener, The Covenant. It's a bit detatched, but overall very good w/interesting historical setting. I'll probably try another of his.

Recently I finished These is My Words for my book club. I liked it a lot more than I expected to! It should make a good discussion.

I am going on a business trip soon, so I'm thinking I should be able to catch back up! hmm, what book to bring?
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Oprah by Kitty Kelly

Half way through it and about ready to toss it as I'm Oprahed out..never realized she was such a narcissist...Oprah is all about how to promote Oprah

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Old 06-23-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Oprah by Kitty Kelly

Half way through it and about ready to toss it as I'm Oprahed out..never realized she was such a narcissist...Oprah is all about how to promote Oprah
Granted I believe in this comment, I put little merit into anything Kitty Kelly writes. She's notorious for getting it all wrong. It's like, the books she writes about people, she has a vendetta out for them and I just don't get it. A prime example is the book she wrote years ago on Elizabeth Taylor.

But I give you credit. The title alone is all the Oprah I can take!
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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From what I know of Kitty Kelly, she has an army of attorney's that pore over every page she writes. I've read all of hers but Oprah. I trust her completely.

Just finished reading Oil Man by Michael Wallis, the story of Frank Phillips and Phillips Petroleum. I just love bio's of any kind. It's arbitrary who it is. Fascinating book!

Now reading a bio of Mussolini. What a narcissist! 30 days into office as Prime Minister and a new reporter goes to his office, lined with pictures on the walls. Pictures of whom? Himself, of course!

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