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Old 02-10-2007, 01:21 PM
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Piggybacking on this idea:http://dadstayshome.com/dads/showthread.php?t=3508

Read (or reading) a good book? I'm thinking books for adult readers, but if you have an especially strong suggestion for a book to read with your kids, toss it in here.

Just finished An Inconvenient Truth. Reviewed it here.

Just started Gretl Ehrlich's This Cold Heaven about her experiences living in Greenland. I have always been fascinated by life in the frozen wild -- arctic explorers, Inuit, massive chunks of ice sliding across North America, gouging out the very lakes that bring us Lake Effect snow, which is at this very moment, dumping on us again.



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Old 02-10-2007, 01:49 PM
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The Happiest Toddler on the Block Still thumbing through it at night tring to get a clue. I also have the DVD for Al Gore's presentation. Your review is shared by me as well. Lots of old news but a good voice none the less.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:39 PM
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Reading the "Letters of Tennessee Williams" right now.

Making my way through the collected stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Aldous Huxley, Heaven and Hell, It's about going through the "door in the wall", either using drugs or other devices that are used by religion and what not...
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:00 PM
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Great thread idea!
Right now I'm reading "Stories for around the campfire" by Ray Harriot, a very good book with differnt age level spooky stories for the kids, I'm getting ready for some seriouse camping this spring with our boyscout pack. (gonna scare the papjibas out of these kids )
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I'm reading book 2 in Shelby Foote's trilogy The Civil War, "Fredericksburg to Meridian".
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:32 PM
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Bill Bryson, The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

A memoir of his childhood in Des Moines in the 50s and a very amiable and perceptive look back at the era. Also one of the flat-out funniest writers alive.
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Reading "Fiasco" by Thomas Ricks. About the war. Title says it all.
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Reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King, have the new Pete Maravich biography in tow.

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John Irving's Until I Find You. It's really quite a good read and has a great hook. Better than his last couple of novels, in fact I think it's on a par with his great earlier novels like World According to Garp or Cider House Rules. Same kind of lifelong story, but his style has changed some over the years.
I think Gore's Inconvenient Truth is next on the list. It takes a lot longer to read a whole book than it used to.
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