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Old 04-23-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Well, I'm finally narrowing it down of the stack of books I bought when the Borders store in my area closed. I'm reading "Jackie Robinson's First Season" by Johnathan Eig. It's an excellent read!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Right now, I'm reading "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly. I was finally able to get it at the library - it's been on the reserve list for months. I'm a history buff, and I think it is fascinating. So many facts and trivia that I never knew, that they sure never teach you in history class.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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I am reading the 4th book in the march kingdom series by Tab Williams great books.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Right now, I'm reading "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly. I was finally able to get it at the library - it's been on the reserve list for months. I'm a history buff, and I think it is fascinating. So many facts and trivia that I never knew, that they sure never teach you in history class.
I read that book, too. I never knew much about Lincoln's assassination before. Excellent read and O'Reilly is a first class writer.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just finished In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I can't believe I'd never read it before. I can only say: It's a horribly gruesome story... that's so well-written.

I have a bunch more books loaded onto my Kindle -- more than I originally thought, Ketabcha! -- and paper books in my night table and in route to me, so I'm not sure which one I'll start on next. Next Saturday is the start of a very busy summer -- lots of out-of-town visitors and other stuff that'll keep me away from my books -- and, with just a week to go before it starts, I'm already starting to miss my reading!

I think I'll start Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor. It's a memoir of when her (young) husband died. It sounds similar to another book that I have on my to-read list -- A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates -- and I don't want to read them anywhere close in order.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I finished Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She has so much insight into Islam and the mind conditioned by it. Although she now lives in the US, apparently she still has to have guards because she is a Muslim apostate and has spoken and written so much that is considered blasphemy.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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UGH! Just started reading Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor. The first page explains that this is not a retelling of the time period; the story is taken verbatim from the journals that she kept at the time.

With no back story to these people and the journal style of writing (no telling who all these people are, what makes them tick, etc...), there's no connection. They're so FLAT. It's a terrible tragedy that she lost her 27-year-old husband in an accident, but I don't feel engaged in the story; there are no warm and fuzzies.

I got to 14% (Kindle-speak) and that's it. I'm not spending more time on this.

I'll decide, later, which book I'll start on tonight. It's between these:

22 Britannia Road
History of a Pleasure Seeker
The Beginner's Goodbye
State of Wonder (which I doubt I'll ever read -- I have the book but am not at all interested in the story)
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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I am reading a murder mystery from an author I have never tried before--very good book. Birthdays For The Dead by Stuart MacBride.
http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Title...-9780007344178
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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bloom-A Memoir by Kelle Hampton.
She is a blogger who had a Down Syndrome baby without her knowing it.
It's a good emotional read with great photos!
I am also reading Life-by Keith Richards
I love autobiographies and non-fiction.
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