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Old 05-31-2009, 09:26 PM
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Stumbled across Garrison Keillor in the used section at B&N. Just finished Lake Wobegon Days the other week and am starting on Wobegon Boy. The former is a great portrait of small town life and Keillor's character descriptions are truly believable caricatures.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:43 PM
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Onto Turn Coat, Jim Butcher's latest Dresden Files book. I learned in April that I've played in games run by his agent and have played in other games with some of his buddies. Small world.

After that, I'll get back into the Wheel of Time.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:19 PM
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If you guys like any kind of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, you really should take a gander at Jim Butcher's stuff. Turn Coat was really good. The books and the TV show were similar enough to credit artistic license, but the books are much better. Lots of things you can't put on basic cable.

Now on to The Great Great Hunt, #2 in the Wheel of Time. The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:03 PM
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Finished Persuasion by Jane Austen. A pretty good book, though I liked Emma a lot more. Now on to Sense and Sensibility, or take a break with The Road or The Good Parents. Deciding where to go next, and the first 30 pages or so, is always a pain for me.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:31 PM
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Just started How the Irish saved Civ. so far a pretty good historical read
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:39 PM
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I was reading "As Far As The Eye Could See" which is a hiker's experiences while hiking the AT. I keep it in my car so I could pick it up and read it when i get a chance if we're out and about.

We went to a birthday party at "YuckY Diseases" (Chuck E Cheese's) yesterday and Ian brought the refillable cup back in the car with us. It spilled and now there is fruit punch all over my book. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
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I really enjoyed "Deadeye Dick"
just read that per your recommendation, it was good, but it seemed a bit different from some of the other Vonnegut I've read, not sure why though, just finished it so haven't had much time to really reflect on it, I'm reading God Bless You Mr. Rosewater now.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
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Just finished "Red Hot Lies - How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception To Keep You Misinformed" by Christopher C Horner. Holy moly. I never bought into the whole thing but to see how long and how deep the lies from the UN have been going on was shocking to me. And when I see how changes in our society are being pushed through at record pace seems to coincide with the fact that the jig just might be up. Hopefully it is not too late. With what some might think is an important yet dull topic to read about the author keeps it peppy with a lot of witty writing.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:17 AM
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Just finished Bill Bryson's Shakespeare: The World as Stage .

I've read a lot of Shakespeare, and a lot of literary criticism, and thought this book was very good for what it is: a brief, very easy to read look at how little we know about Shakespeare the person -- and how, despite all the conspiracy theories about who he was or wasn't or how many plays or sonnets he actually wrote or didn't....just how extraordinarily talented he was. It's a fun look into life in Elizabethan London in the late 1500's (so many crooks!) and the quick rise and fall of theaters. In a blink of an eye, the man wrote so many great works of literature whose themes are still relevant today that it's truly amazing.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:23 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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