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Old 08-12-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Excellent book, a must-read for everyone. This will go down as one of the classics of this generation. Although I was troubled by a few inconsistencies in it, one of them major. Looking forward to Larsson's follow ups.
Glad you enjoyed it! So did I.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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YEs, I would be interested...have not read anything specific about Hearst/Davies...thanks! Some of these books are more gossipy, which I am not into....so I just skip parts of them at times.

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I read The Times We Had: Life with William Randolph Hearst by Marion Davies a long time ago, and recall I liked it just because of all the interesting characters. I have no idea if it was actually a decent book, I can't recall, but you can read the reviews on Amazon, as usual, some loved it, some hated it: Amazon.com: The Times We Had : Life with William Randolph Hearst (9780345327390): Marion Davies, Orson Welles: Books

If you do choose to read it, then you might want to watch the movie The Cat's Meow which is also about Marion Davies and Hearst and Charlie Chaplin - I thought it was a good movie.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Currently enjoying Amy Tan's "Saving Fish from Drowning". . . .Love the narator's "voice". . . . .
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant.
It's been a little disappointing.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Finally finished "An Eche in the Bone" by Diana Gabaldon which I found a little slow in the beginning, especially the William and John Grey parts but it became a true gripping story with a quite unsatisfying end making me long for the next book

Just started "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen, good read so far.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Currently enjoying Amy Tan's "Saving Fish from Drowning". . . .Love the narator's "voice". . . . .
I loved this book I read it and it was awesome in my opinion . Hope you enjoy it too cap.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Default John McPhee's "Annals of the Former World"

I bought this book while in West Yellowstone last year, and was so captivated that I devoured the first of the included books (it is a compilation of his books over the last twenty years): Basin and Range. Then we returned home from our two-year travels, and it's sat on my bookshelf, waiting patiently.

I picked it up last week, and it isn't quite as captivating, probably because it does require a level of thought and attention that is more difficult with all I have going on, right now. I'm setting it back on the shelf until I can give it the attention and respect it deserves.

That said, I still highly recommend it to anyone interested in geology, or even just interested in why our road cuts are so diverse. If you've ever wondered about plate tectonics, it's another reason to check it out.

Meanwhile, I am reverting to less ambitious reading picked up from my library's "Choice Reads" section: Sarah Blake's "The Postmistress." Since I haven't yet opened it, it's too soon to report on that one....

Have a nice day, and make time for reading. 8)
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished DeMille's The Lion. It's a good read.

Now I am reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This one had me from the first page. It's interesting and unusual (in a good way). I'm not very far into it but I can tell I will like it a lot.

It's one of those books that yells at me "Hey, get off the computer and come read me!" I know y'all know the type.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Aravind Adiga's "White Tiger". A rather immaturely written book, intended to be amusing and sometimes is, and it does have a lot of interesting insights into life in India.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I am reading Daniel Defoe's "Memoirs of a Cavalier and the Wars in Germany and England" about the 30 Years War between the Catholics and Protestants in the 1600s. It's a really interesting book if you like history.
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