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RE: What are you reading? 2010/04/26 07:27:29 (permalink)
Just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/05/01 13:53:17 (permalink)
Finished two books this week. "The Old Ball Game" by Frank Deford is about the complicated baseball partnership between New York Giants manager John McGraw and pitching great Christy Matthewson in the first two decades of the 20th Century. despite seemingly monumental differences in personality and tempermant, the two worked together to create new York's first media- sensation baseball team. I've read biographies of both men so I did not learn a whole lot that was new. Deford synthesized things well and the book was a great read.
     Also finished " A Great Day in Cooperstown" by Jim Reisler, a history of how The Baseball Hall of Fame came to be located in that city and a detailed description about the day of the first inductions into the Hall of Fame. It was a fun read for me.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/05/01 16:57:34 (permalink)
EVIL...David Baldacci...great read so far
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/05/03 12:52:34 (permalink)
I'm reading some of the Jeeves and Wooster stories by P.G. Wodehouse on my new Amazon Kindle.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/05/04 22:13:36 (permalink)
I'm anxiously awaiting delivery of Hellhound On His Trail by Hampton Sides - supposedly a very different look at James Earl Ray and the King Assassination.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/06/13 01:22:28 (permalink)
Finished a book on John Hughes, "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried" by Susanah Gora. A good exploration about the making of and significance of John Hughes directorial, scriptwriting, and producing career and the movies involved with it.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/06/13 02:54:39 (permalink)
  I just found a copy of " How to Eat Better for Less Money" By James Beard and Sam Aaron. I have been perusing it off and on for the last couple of days and I find that I use most of their tips already. A lot of the recipes in the book are already in my repertoire.
  I think it is a really good read for a young couple trying to stay on a budget. The book is now out of print and the copy I have is 40 years old. It was a reprint from the original 1954 edition. The information in this book is still relevant today. Good cooking is timeless in my humble opinion.

  David O.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/06/13 09:55:46 (permalink)
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  I just found a copy of " How to Eat Better for Less Money" By James Beard and Sam Aaron. I have been perusing it off and on for the last couple of days and I find that I use most of their tips already. A lot of the recipes in the book are already in my repertoire.
I think it is a really good read for a young couple trying to stay on a budget. The book is now out of print and the copy I have is 40 years old. It was a reprint from the original 1954 edition. The information in this book is still relevant today. Good cooking is timeless in my humble opinion.

David O.


In a similar vein you ought to check out a current book in Jamie Oliver's, Jamie's Food Revolution. It is chock full of recipes using "real" food. They are inexpensive, simple to make and very healthy. We've been working through the recipes for meals and have enjoyed every one of them so far.
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/13 10:43:33 (permalink)
Two, currently:

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution by Richard Dawkins

The Rise of the Luftwaffe, 1918-1940 by Herbert M. Mason
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/13 11:11:03 (permalink)
Two re-reads, something I rarely do:

Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand, and

World War Z: an Oral History, by Max Brooks.
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/13 11:27:36 (permalink)
61 Hours, Lee Child..will Jack Reacher.....????????????
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/13 11:55:13 (permalink)
Mosca

Two re-reads, something I rarely do:

Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand, and

World War Z: an Oral History, by Max Brooks.


I thought World War Z was fantastic, Mosca.

I just finished Calvin Trillin's Tummy Trilogy - American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings, all collected in one edition. I love the way Trillin writes about food.
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/13 22:43:45 (permalink)
Dan Brown's The Broker.
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/14 06:48:28 (permalink)
I'm reading a history of the Korean War.   This war tends to be overlooked as time goes by. 
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/15 18:14:27 (permalink)
I'm about two-thirds of the way through the Beekeeper's Apprentice which I need to finish for a book club next week, but  couldn't help starting The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest last night.

 
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Re:What are you reading? 2010/06/20 19:13:54 (permalink)
Started George R. R. Martin's Fevre Dream very early this morning. Loved it so much I finished it this afternoon. It's a vampire story set in the world of riverboats in the 1850's. It's great. Highly recommended.

I have a big omnibus collection of the Mississippi writings of Mark Twain, that I've been meaning to get to for some time. Fevre Dream might just be the spark that gets me started on that one.

But next up I think is The Seven Percent Solution. Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud!
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/06/20 21:16:16 (permalink)
I'm on the third and last version. of the Swedish novel mentioned earlier................."the Girl who.................."
 Phenomenal!..........and I understand Book 1isnow a movie (with Englishsubtitles).  thertrlogu is woth the read, even though it's hard to keep all the characters straighht
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/15 10:00:59 (permalink)
Last week, I read The Seven Percent Solution by Nicholas Meyer, which teams up Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud. I liked the book a lot, but in order to jump start the plot, the book claims that the Holmes story "The Final Problem" never happened. That really frustrated me as "The Final Problem" is one of the greatest Sherlock adventures ever written.

Now I'm about 50 pages from finishing Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/15 12:21:52 (permalink)
S**t My Dad Says...absolutely hilarious quick read.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/16 17:12:45 (permalink)
Just finished Everything Changes by Jonathan Topper(love this author) and started A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher. 
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/16 17:12:46 (permalink)
Just finished Everything Changes by Jonathan Topper(love this author) and started A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher. 
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/16 18:09:28 (permalink)
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard H. Dana Jr.
The diary of his voyage as a merchant seaman on a sailing ship from New England to California in the 1800's.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/17 01:02:06 (permalink)
Finished two books by Charles Peters; a biography of Lyndon Johnson and "Five Days in Philadelphia" a fairly detailed description of the background of the 1940 Republican convention and the Wendell Wilkie presidential campaign. Interesting reads , though peters puts a little more of his personal experiences with these events for my taste.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/17 21:57:02 (permalink)
The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran By Dirk Hayhurst. Excellent read IMO
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/22 16:41:50 (permalink)
"Regeneration," by Pat Barker (historical fiction; WWI psychologist figures out PTSD and treats poet Siegfried Sassoon); Maugham's "Theatre" (blurred realities between stage and "real" life); Elizabeth Bowen's "The Last September" (coming of age in between-the-wars Ireland); Wolfert's "The Cooking of Southwest France."
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/22 17:38:00 (permalink)
Simple Genius, David Baldacci, good action adventure read.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/22 22:50:09 (permalink)
Just finished Everything Changes by Jonathan Topper(love this author)
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Jonathan Tropper's stuff is good - "This Is Where I Leave You" is also a good read.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/24 13:59:38 (permalink)
Just finished Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
Funnier that hell!
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/24 17:32:00 (permalink)
Right now I am reading, White Shell Woman by James D. Doss. It is a mystery novel series with Charlie Moon, a Southern Ute indian, as the main character. The Southern Ute Indian Reservation is in Colorado just south of Durango and Pagosa Springs. The site of the mystery is Chimney Rock, a place that I toured last year.
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RE: What are you reading? 2010/07/24 18:58:01 (permalink)
Yankee Stadium by Ray Robinson...well it is Yankee season!!
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