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Old 06-02-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Earth
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This is the new one by David Baldacci. I'm half way through. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's a little scary because it is one of those plots where I think to myself "this could happen".
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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In Margaret George's Helen of Troy, I am at the point when Helen, aroused by the ministrations of Aphrodite, runs away with Paris. I seem to recall, from other accounts of the story, Paris was promised "the most beautiful woman in the world" by Aphrodite as a reward for choosing the goddess as the recipient of the Golden Apple. True to those tellings, he falls in love with 'the face,' it seems, and I am so disappointed.

What was I hoping for?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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I am re-reading Victor Hugo's The Man WHo Laughs for the umpteenth time! I also have a page-a-day blog going for this wonderful book:
Victor Hugo's Laughing Man-one page a day
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I am just finishing Barbara Walters memior Audition (very interesting read) then will start on the new David Baldacci book.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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I am just finishing Barbara Walters memior Audition (very interesting read) then will start on the new David Baldacci book.
Memoirs are on of my favorite reads. I've never been fond of Barbara Walters but if its a good read I may give it a shot too.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I am reading Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer. just getting into it. I like his books a lot! Kane and Abel one of my all time favorites
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Reading Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" in the original Russian (with my tutor of course). Just finished Pelevin's "Lives of the Insects" and before that "Budda's Little Finger" by the same author.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Just started Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut. He is definitley my favorite author.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Master and Margarita is one of my favourites. I envy you reading it in Russian.

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Reading Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" in the original Russian (with my tutor of course). Just finished Pelevin's "Lives of the Insects" and before that "Budda's Little Finger" by the same author.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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This is the new one by David Baldacci. I'm half way through. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's a little scary because it is one of those plots where I think to myself "this could happen".
I'm really glad to see this b/c I was really disappointed with his last few. I really liked his earlier books but then the last few felt like they were not as detailed or way too unbelievable. Now, I'll give this one a chance. Thanks!!

You might like Vince Flynn's political thrillers. If you can start with the first book and read them in order.
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