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February 27th, 2012, 3:58 pm #121

I have read the first 4 chapters of the new Stephen King Book

AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!
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March 20th, 2012, 5:11 pm #122

Wow... that took me a LONG time to get through that book!

I just finished 11/22/63 this afternoon...

I just didn't have a ton of time to read, but I LOVED it!!!
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March 20th, 2012, 7:04 pm #123

Well Zan I signed up for the book thing on Facebook. Between that and Pinterest I don't think I'll come up for air much.
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March 20th, 2012, 8:05 pm #124

Mothership wrote:Hey, I'm a decent Jodi Picoult fan & loved 19 Minutes and others. Her subject matter is always disturbing in a sad way (to me), yet still captivating. Was thinking of reading The Pact: A Love Story, but with a bit of trepidation. Anyone read it? It's available today on my Nook for about $2.

Speaking of Jodi Picoult, I'm a bit disappointed (I think) that she may have fallen victim to the "trend of the moment" vampire/wolf BS [img title="Wth"]
He has a device that could access the total of human knowledge, but uses it to send pictures of cats and argue with strangers.
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April 25th, 2012, 2:13 pm #125

"The Language of Flowers," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
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April 25th, 2012, 3:18 pm #126

Unbroken was EXCELLENT. The true story of Louis Zamperini, an olympic miler that was a POW in WW2. Now reading When She Woke, good so far. Also recently read Cutting for Stone, pretty good but it took me a long time to read. Not sure why it was a slow read for me. A lot of Eithiopian words maybe....
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April 25th, 2012, 3:28 pm #127

I also really liked "Forgotten Garden," by Kate Morton and "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," by Helen Simonson.
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May 29th, 2012, 7:51 am #128

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May 29th, 2012, 2:31 pm #129

I just finished "She's Come Undone" by Wally lamb, as per a few people's suggestions

LOVED it!! I literally read the entire book in 2 afternoons.

I'm going to read his other books now too
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September 15th, 2012, 8:59 pm #130

It's been a LONG while...guys/gals. What have you been reading lately or would like to read again?

A list of your top ten (ha!) of all time would be swell!

Some of my spring & summer reads have included:

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (which is the reason HBO's Game of Thrones was created. Freakn YAY!)
A dear friend has suggested I continue with the series and NOT wait for each HBO "season/book" which will be back on next Spring. I shall. Thank you friend!

There is a recurring theme in my following reads and I can't quite put my finger on it, hmmm?

1) THIS is a CALL - The Life and Times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan
2) DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU? A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler
3) My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman with Alan Light

Enjoyed them ALL, but not sure who out there would have the same interests!
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September 17th, 2012, 8:43 pm #131

I was hoping you would update us....

I just read Little Bee by Chris Cleeves

you HAVE to read it
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September 17th, 2012, 9:38 pm #132

Books, books, books, got to love them. I am reading The professor of Secrets a National Geographic book about a 16th century Italian "doctor."
I seems to have a propensity for strange and interesting books and usually buy multiple copies so I can give them away to special people.
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September 17th, 2012, 9:52 pm #133

right now...

I'm reading the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-License text book..

I don't think any of you would find it interesting....
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September 18th, 2012, 9:57 am #134

Wanting to read some Charles Bukowski...anyone read anything by him?
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I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun...
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September 18th, 2012, 11:58 am #135

The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson.

From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.

Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of our greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science while “overturning the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first” (Discover magazine). Refashioning the story of human evolution in a work that is certain to generate headlines, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social behavior to show that group selection, not kin selection, is the primary driving force of human evolution. He proves that history makes no sense without prehistory, and prehistory makes no sense without biology. Demonstrating that the sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts are fundamentally biological in nature, Wilson presents us with the clearest explanation ever produced as to the origin of the human condition and why it resulted in our domination of the Earth’s biosphere.
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September 18th, 2012, 4:16 pm #136

I'm reading " The Fallen Angel " by Daniel Silva. I have read every one of his books !
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September 18th, 2012, 4:40 pm #137

I have a collection of books about sailing and such. I already read them too many times. A few are auto graft(adventure with Jim Sharpe auto.) If anyone is interested send me a pm. Cleaning house for big change.
Give all you can,,,Take less then you need and leave some for others.
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September 18th, 2012, 4:46 pm #138

ZannyB wrote:right now...

I'm reading the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-License text book..

I don't think any of you would find it interesting....
That's my kind of read. Educational .  I find that interesting,,but I am weird .
Give all you can,,,Take less then you need and leave some for others.
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September 18th, 2012, 5:19 pm #139

Muffyhowards wrote:
ZannyB wrote:right now...

I'm reading the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-License text book..

I don't think any of you would find it interesting....
That's my kind of read. Educational .  I find that interesting,,but I am weird .
I'm not reading it for fun!!!  I'm reading it to get my RE License!   I got a job offer today already.. and I don't even have my license ....yet
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September 26th, 2012, 10:36 am #140

Estelle wrote:I'm reading " The Fallen Angel " by Daniel Silva. I have read every one of his books !
After reading this, I checked out Daniel Silva.  I picked "The Kill Artist," the first in the Gabriel Allon series.


Thanks for nothing ... which is what I did, besides read, when I got into the second half of the book, lol.  I enjoyed the characters and the historical context - international espionage involving Palestinians and Israelis.  The book encouraged me to look up and revisit some of the history - Black September, Arafat, the PLO.


I just started the second in that series, "The English Assassin."


Thanks!
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