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Old 07-15-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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The Passage by Justin Cronin. I'm about 120 pages (of about 750) into it and it is excellent so far. I read that it's the first book of a trilogy. I'll be back for more!
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Hockey Night in Dixie by

It's an interesting book so far. As a hockey fan whose main exposure to it has been minor league hockey in the South a book about this subject is right up my alley. I think it might give a good idea for what life is like for a minor league athlete although I suspect the minor league hockey players have a disproportionate number of college graduates in their ranks. I've found it especially surprising how most of the players seem to be upbeat just enjoying their time despire the unvertainty and the low paychecks.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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The Wonga Coup: Guns, thugs and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Adam by Ted Dekker - another cop pursues psychotic killer novel, but with a twist in that in between a number of chapters as the story unfolds is inserted a fictional newpaper background series about the killer.

My only complaint is the fictional "background series" is printed on a darker background that makes reading it hard going for my eyes.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Recently finished A Desert in Bohemia for book club. The book ties together the stories of several people who survived WWII in a fictional eastern European country behind the Iron Curtain. Although the book was fairly good, what was very interesting was that about half of my BC had no idea of what life was(is) like for people living in a closed- communsit country.

Almost finished with The Lost German Slave Girl.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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Of Human Bondage
Somerset Maugham

And I have to say, I'm really enjoying this book. I find myself oscillating between hatred for Phillip and pity.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Going to start the 3rd book in the Saxon Chronicles tonight.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I'm currently reading "How Did You Get This Number?" by Sloane Crosley. Just a book of short, real-life essays. I love the way she writes. Reminds me of myself!
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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Water for Elephants. I love it!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Deaf Sentence", by David Lodge. An intelligently-written British book, seemingly partly autobiographical, leading through a life that may or may not be interesting. But nice to read.
Just finished. Wow---what a beautiful ending. Best finish I've ever read. Bravo.
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