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Re:What are you reading? 2011/01/16 22:47:49 (permalink)
The Autobiography of Mark Twain!!
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/01/17 06:45:04 (permalink)
I just finished  Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin. I got it in paperback and the next in the series is already out. I've always enjoyed this author, who for those who may not know is one of our most prolific living authors. He has written under lots of pen names, and as a ghost writer, most notably the MASH series. A bookseller once confided in me, "....you have no idea,,,,the hundreds of books that we know about are just a small fraction of what he has quietly ghost written. He has told us about a few, but he knows how to keep a secret"
 
Black Ops is not his best work. It moves the series forward, but it reads more like a direct to paperback thriller than a hardcover classic that is now in paperback.  It does not rise to the standards that he set in his Army series.  If he would write a conclusion for The Corps series, though,  I'd happily accept potboiler quality.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/01/19 09:27:45 (permalink)
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I have re-read 3 baseball biographies by Charles Alexander, a professor at Ohio University who has written interesting bios of Ty Cobb, John McGraw and Rogers Hornsby. it helps me get thru the off-season.


These are great books. I met the guy years ago. Personable and very, very fascinating speaker.
I must admit I googled him and discovered he taught a class on the history of baseball at Ohio U. He and Bill James remain my favorite baseball writers.

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Re:What are you reading? 2011/01/23 06:01:13 (permalink)
To Try Men's Souls by Gingrich, Forstchen and Hanser. "A Novel of George Washington and the fight for American Freedom"
"DEDICATION *** It is humbling to write this dedication. For George Washington and the "gallent few" ------the 2500 men---- who crossed the Delaware River with him on the night of 25----26 December, 1776, facing impossible odds, and by doing so, saved a nation."
 
We all know the story. I didn't know that we only lost 2 men and one wounded in the actual battle. The wounded man was a future president (I forget if it was Monroe or Madison). I also didn't know that we lost another several hundred within days of the battle due to exhaustion and exposure.
 
A few mostly barefoot patriots, starving and cold, attacked in an ice storm and gave us a nation, while most of America tended to comfortable middle class lives.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/01/27 08:49:27 (permalink)
The Pickwick Papers (1837) by Charles Dickens.
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/04 19:12:30 (permalink)
I grew up a few hours northwest of Philly and was always a Phillies fan.  Currently reading "Harry the K--The remarkable life of Harry Kalas."  Kalas was the voice of NFL Films for many years, as well as Westwood One broadcasting of NFL games, but was best known in my area as the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies for over 35 years.  Harry passed away right before a Phillies ballgame in Wash. DC in April of 2009.  He was in the booth preparing for a game when he had a massive heart attack.  Harry was far from a saint but he was revered by the fans and players.  Good reading if you like the Phillies.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/04 21:11:38 (permalink)
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash (the source of the Christmas Story movie)
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/06 12:27:32 (permalink)
The latest Clive Cussler, with his son Dirk, co author...unusually boring for him.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/06 20:44:51 (permalink)
Been catching up with Michael Connelly, one of my favorite mystery writers. Finished "The Overlook","The Brass Verdict" and "The Scarecrow, featuring all 3 of his series' characters.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/06 20:49:32 (permalink)
Still trolling the bottom of the cutout rack ... Some book on the history of Casablanca records.
 
Readable.
 
Just finished it actually ... I got nothing on deck.  Uh. Oh.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/06 21:34:39 (permalink)
   I have been reading some stuff by Ben Bova, Patrick Robinson and Gary Jennings. Kind of an eclectic mix I know but my interests are varied. syfy, historical fiction and submarine warfare. Whats not to love?  LOL
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/02/07 10:15:39 (permalink)
Just started Tim Dorsey's Electric Barracuda...another Serge travelog thru the weird sites in Florida.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/06 12:19:35 (permalink)
I've been reading a bunch of old classics in the public domain lately.  I just finished Tom Sawyer, Picture of Dorian Gray, and Tale of Two Cities.  I love these books!  I also recently read the Hunger Games Trilogy and I loved it!  I think it was mainly directed at young adult...I'm 24 and I still thought it was amazing!  Right now, I'm reading Jane Eyre.  I think it might be sort of a "chick flick/book" but it looked really interesting so I thought, what the heck.  It's pretty good so far.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/06 18:47:30 (permalink)
I also recently read the Hunger Games Trilogy and couldn't read it fast enough! Was sorry to see it come to an end! Just finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It's her first novel, was very good.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/07 10:37:08 (permalink)
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I've been reading a bunch of old classics in the public domain lately.  I just finished Tom Sawyer, Picture of Dorian Gray, and Tale of Two Cities.  I love these books!  I also recently read the Hunger Games Trilogy and I loved it!  I think it was mainly directed at young adult...I'm 24 and I still thought it was amazing!  Right now, I'm reading Jane Eyre.  I think it might be sort of a "chick flick/book" but it looked really interesting so I thought, what the heck.  It's pretty good so far.

I have to agree.  I just received a DVD with 10,000+ classics and public domain books, and the first one I read was Robinson Caruso, now I am reading Treasure Island, books I ~should have~ read in my youth, but finally have at my fingertips to read during slow times at work.
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/07 12:23:25 (permalink)
The Prisoner in Cell 25, can't remember the author, fun read so far, about 2 teens with unusual powers.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/07 14:15:45 (permalink)
"A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron...what a read.....It deserves all the praise it got...If you're a dog owner or just a dog lover...this book will really move you...a must read....his latest book is "Emory"s Gift", which I read first, about a boy,befriended by a Grizzily...as strange as it sounds, it too is a beautiful life lesson...Check them out on the web...Best sellers worth reading. Highly recommended!!!!
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/07 22:21:51 (permalink)
I've been reading (and rereading) the works of Jonathan kellerman. kellerman is a forensic psychologist who writes quite excellent mysteries and has been doing so since 1985. It has been good reading and an excellent trip to the recent past where finding a payphone is an important skill and attitudes toward some groups of people are significantly different than current attitudes. I recommend Dr. kellerman very highly.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/07 22:59:43 (permalink)
My wife loves to read Authors like Grisham, Sandford, Patterson etc. Can anyone suggest any other Authors she might enjoy? I'm looking for some gift idea's
Thanks.
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/08 01:46:53 (permalink)
Both Kellermans are good reads....and yes.some of the older books bring back memeories of technology gone by
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/10 17:12:09 (permalink)
Brad Meltzer's - The Inner Circle
 
I just finished his "Book of Lies" and "Book of Fate"
 
Book of lies makes and interesting point. 
What was the murder weapon used by Cain to kill Abel?
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/12 14:56:24 (permalink)
I give up?.an  overdone Salami?
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/12 16:08:08 (permalink)
It has never been revealed - One of the best murder mystery of all times.
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/12 18:35:00 (permalink)
I just received today from Amazon, F.Paul Wilson's 15th and final Repairman Jack Novel, The Dark At The End....so far so perfect...all we've come to expect from my favorite contemporary author. What a series this has been!!!
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Re:What are you reading? 2011/10/19 17:28:22 (permalink)
Oh, I always love to share what I'm reading.  I just finished "The King's Speech", by Mark Lougue. He's Lionel Logue's grandson, who was the speech therapist portrayed by Gregory rush (that's not his first name but I can't remember it right now!)
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 00:48:14 (permalink)
Have finished small biographies of Millard Fillmore and Frankline Pierce and Nevada Barr mystery Burn.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 07:15:01 (permalink)
Diary of a Common Soldier in the American Revolution, by Jeremiah Greenman
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 07:36:37 (permalink)
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson...I've read up to the time where the Macintosh was released. At this point in his career, I could not have worked for Jobs for more than a week before I would have taken a poke at him & quit.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 08:09:56 (permalink)
In the last two weeks, finished Steven King's # 1 best seller...and it deserves to be (11/23/63) is the type you read, you can't put down. Highly recommended. Finished Rin Tin Tin : The life and the legend.....the story of how that movie and TV legend came to be. Very interesting. As I am a Shakespeare nut, started reading a 1976 book(slightley dated facts, but interesting)London Theatre: From the Globe to the National.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 09:15:19 (permalink)
Not sure the title of what I'm reading something like the Kindness of Strangers about a guy who travels across the US without any money or transportation in search of the meaning of life. Best part...... I'm reading it on my new Kindle!!! A freebie.
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