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Old 07-26-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm going to see if our library has this.

I'm reading a Louis Lamour book, Fair Blows the Wind, for Book Club. Not my favorite. We did another book of his a few years ago....can I be done now??

Also reading Room. It is very interesting. In fact, if my Book Club weren't so queasy, I think it would make for a good discussion. But am I alone if thinking they ripped off Jacey Duggard?
My father got into Louis Lamour books after his heart attack. I read some of them, too. Surprisingly I learned a lot of interesting things from those book about the history of the US West. I enjoyed them.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Just finished 'The Book Thief' amazing read. An eye opener to see a different perspective.
By far one of my favorite books!
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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I am re-reading Andre Gide's "The Immoralist." I wish I had kept a journal at the time I first read it. I can vaguely recall that my reaction those many years ago was one of being awed, and I think one thing that was (over)awing me was the rather prominent part that Marcel's experimentation with homosexual sex made on me.

It's probably about fifty years since I first read the book, and that aspect of it seems to be having a much lesser impact. Perhaps because I have just finished reading Nietzsche's "Twilight of the Gods," Gide's book seems less sexually sensational and a good deal broader.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Well, I lied when I said I wasn't buying more books until I had whittled down my to-read stack. Hubby wanted a certain book from Amazon, and in the process of ordering that book for him, of course I had to buy at least $25 worth to qualify for the free shipping, and also naturally, how on earth does anyone seriously expect me to order them a book, and not browse for myself? And also of course, orders never come out to just $25 anyway....

What I was wondering was whether anyone here has read Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. It was highly praised and came out in 1968.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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How the Economy grows and why it crashes by Peter Schiff.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick. It has been really interesting so far. Mitnick is one intelligent con-man.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Ya know, for a long time I've been scribbling down titles that I see here on a pad by the comp...well (you see where I'm going, don't you?) someone "moved" it... soooo, could you all please, neatly & orderly, recap all those that interested me???

I just read Room. It was a quick read, & not quite what I was expecting. I actually found it ...uh, refreshing...yeah, the premise is depressing, but it's a love story of a boy & his mom.

Which led me to check out Jaycee Dugard's book. I read half of it last night. I think she's very brave to bear all in writing.

Also have been trying to read Dostovesky's The Idiot. I love Russian lit. I just think that I need to focus more on it if I"m going to read it. Maybe I'll try it in the fall.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Just finished The Last Jump- A Story of WWII. Great and I hated to see it end. Kind of surprised but I'm into a bunch of WWII history stuff lately. Read up on Valkyrie all day yesterday. In this book I just breeze thru the weaponry talk but I did get a world map out to try to follow the particular battles and watched some videos online about D Day, Battle of the Bulge. Why I all of a sudden am interested in WWII is a mystery but I do know I want to read Brokaw's Greatest Generation soon. Due to vision problems, my reading is limited to what I can get on my Kindle. That has been a life saver for me. DH downloads all the free books from Amazon for me and I just decide what I want to read after a chapter or two.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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just finished "Sister Wives'. . . .interesting, but not really much "new" information, if you are watching the series on TLC. ready to start "Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichel. Has anyone else read "Gone Girl" yet? It really is a facinating book and I would love to hear what you think about it.





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Old 07-29-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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]Ya know, for a long time I've been scribbling down titles that I see here on a pad by the comp...well (you see where I'm going, don't you?) someone "moved" it... soooo, could you all please, neatly & orderly, recap all those that interested me???[/b]

I just read Room. It was a quick read, & not quite what I was expecting. I actually found it ...uh, refreshing...yeah, the premise is depressing, but it's a love story of a boy & his mom.

Which led me to check out Jaycee Dugard's book. I read half of it last night. I think she's very brave to bear all in writing.

Also have been trying to read Dostovesky's The Idiot. I love Russian lit. I just think that I need to focus more on it if I"m going to read it. Maybe I'll try it in the fall.
You know, the same darned thing happened to me. My list is gone There may be a list thief making the rounds. It all seems highly suspicious and more than a coincidence to me.
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