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Old 06-24-2009, 04:08 AM
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I am going to put that on my summer reading list NCD. I like the real stories behind the stories types of books. True talent always stand the test of time. Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:14 PM
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Iv'e been reading the Voayge Of the Beagle. It give a very intresting insight into the scientific mind of the early to mid mid 1800s

Wether you agree with evolution or not it is a great geographical read and as it is the authors journal it give you a good feel for how Darwin thought and saw the world around him.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:05 PM
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I finished Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm, about a young man who takes a job in the Idaho wilderness one winter.

It's not filled with many life-or-death situations, but the action is steady -- bobcats, moose, mountain lions -- and it's fascinating to read about how a person survives alone in sub-zero temperatures. It's strong point is how Fromm comes out of it with a new perspective of life. If you like true-life adventure stories, it's a good read.

I also got half-way through The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. It's highly-respected, but I had no interest in the characters, and the slow pace of action was maddening. There was little focus and many tangents. Life's too short....


... so now I'm onto Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman. It's a short, wild read. I really like it, but will wait 'til I'm done to say more.
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Three Cups of Tea. Wow, I really need to do something with my life, anything. Finished it a few months ago actually, just too lazy to post.

A Thousand Splendid Suns Finished this morning.
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You know, I heard someone talking about that book awhile ago and it sounded facinating. For the life of me I couldn't remember the name of it..thanks!

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Its truly incredible and inspiring. I could mail it to you but its being checked out right now by a friend of the wifey.
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If you get it back by the WCA Throwdown, could you bring it with you?

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Three Cups of Tea. Wow, I really need to do something with my life, anything. Finished it a few months ago actually, just too lazy to post.

A Thousand Splendid Suns Finished this morning.

Thanks for the leads. Did you like Splendid Suns?
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Finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Good Parents by Joan London, an Aussie writer. Both were really good. I'm in the middle of her first book, Gilgamesh, and got an earlier Cormac book (Suttree) on deck.
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Finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Good Parents by Joan London, an Aussie writer. Both were really good. I'm in the middle of her first book, Gilgamesh, and got an earlier Cormac book (Suttree) on deck.
What did you think of the Road?
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