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Old 12-22-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Last Rituals", by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. A comfortable read by a decently literate and intelligent writer. How can Iceland, a country with no more population than Kalamazoo, have so much literary and creative talent?
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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anyone familiar with R. Steven Lemler? He is a local guy, just read his first book, a collection of SF stories (the elocutionist's tale) and it is terrific.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. He also wrote The Day of the Triffids.

It's an interesting read and a very quick one, too. It takes place in a future society that is very much like Salem was during the witch hunts. There is a great moral in this story and it is entertaining to read about it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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I just got "Charles Dickens: A Life" by Claire Tomilan. I am so excited about it. I got it from the library but I think I just might have to splurge and buy it for my birthday. Love Dickens!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Reading Maine by Courtney Sullivan. Loving it! Interesting characters, well written.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I finished "white Orleander" yesterday (grim but interesting), and started Steven King's new one, 11/22/1963. I am a huge Steven King fan, especially his works post accident. So far, so good...but it is a VERY long story.

I read "Under the Dome" and absolutely LOVED it. Highly recommend it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Reading Maine by Courtney Sullivan. Loving it! Interesting characters, well written.
I agree. Read it last summer.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow this morning and I'm LOVING it.

Happy holidays to all of you. I wish you a happy, healthy, and book-filled 2012.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:48 AM
 
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I am currently reading a Psychology book "You are What You Think" by David Stoop. It is about how someone's thinking patterns can affect their life and their attitude about different aspects of life. It also is about how someone can maximize the productivity of their thinking patterns and maximize the positive ways to think.


After this book, I have 47 books total on my to do list for books to eventually read.

At least I know the next 47 books that I plan to read.
It will probably take 3 years to read all of those books because I don't have much time to read these books most of the time. For the free time I do have to read these books, it definitely feels worthwhile and time well spent.

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