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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 12:13:09 (permalink)
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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.

Is it a Lee Child book, Jack Reacher carachter?

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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 12:15:07 (permalink)
Readind Stuart Wood's latest, DC  Dead! Stone Barrington, my man!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/07 12:15:41 (permalink)
Reading Stuart Wood's latest, DC  Dead! Stone Barrington, my man!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/16 08:19:41 (permalink)
I just finished an excellent little book called "Preachin' The Blues" about the blues singer Son House.  Well written and a quick read, I spent most of Saturday reading it and really enjoyed it.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/19 13:21:26 (permalink)
Been reading quiet a bit lately. Finished two books from the Hard Case Crime imprint, which publishes a mixture of original and vintage crime novels. I got HCC books from Lawrence Block, The Girl With The Long Green Heart and A Diet of Treacle. Enjoyed them both quite a bit. The Girl With The Long Green Heart is about a couple of grifters pulling one over on what they think is the perfect mark. A Diet of Treacle is set on the outskirts of the "Beat" world of 1950s NYC. It's pretty dark.
 
Also read Michael Connelly's The Brass Verdict which brings together his Harry Bosch and Mickey Halley series into one book and his A Darkness More Than Night, which also features Bosch. I really like Michael Connelly.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/19 20:59:54 (permalink)
I just finished a Kindle book, Race Against the Machine How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/20 08:41:01 (permalink)
The Affair - Lee Child.  Can't put it down!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/20 10:55:02 (permalink)
Reading my absolute favorite current author, F. Paul Wilson's just re-released REPRISAL...one hell of a read!!!!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/20 22:07:14 (permalink)
Now I am reading "Guide to the Alaska Highway" by Ron Dalby in prep for our summer drive to Alaska.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/01/20 22:34:04 (permalink)
Ameritopia by "The Great One".
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/03 08:33:52 (permalink)
A fascinating book titled " Grant's Final Victory" about the last year of his life.  Really amazing.
And another, "Beaten, Sauced, and Seared"  by Jonathan Dixon a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America ( CIA). 
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/03 09:07:50 (permalink)
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Ameritopia by "The Great One".


Ditto.
 
Great stuff!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 10:14:50 (permalink)
Sherlock Holmes & the Red Demon...by John H. Watson, M.D.; edited by Larry Millett
 
Supposed "lost" Watson manuscript of a Holmes case set in Minn. Millett does a good job of capturing Doyle's style & spirit.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 11:08:34 (permalink)
Larry Millet is a Twin Cities architectural historian and former St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter.
 
http://www.larrymillett.com/
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 11:12:30 (permalink)
Just finished Homer Hickam's latest novel, "The Dinosaur Hunter" about amateur paleontologists in Montana.  Not as spectacular as his Coalwood Trilogy (October Sky, The Coalwood Way, and Sky of Stone) which were memoirs of his growing up in coal country.  His first novel of the three was made into the movie "Rocket Boys", which is an anagram of the book's title, October Sky.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 12:17:57 (permalink)
Question for Treetop Tom -
Is "The Dinosaur Hunter" appropriate (content and reading-level wise) for a 12 year old boy?  My friends' son has said since he was 4 that he's going to be a paleontologist.  Come to think of it, reading level is probably not an issue - he's above average in that area, so only the content question remains.  Thanks.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 13:13:27 (permalink)
I think it would be OK for a 12-year old and he would probably enjoy the dinosaur hunting parts of the story, but there is a love-interest and murder mystery storyline mixed in that he might not find appealing.  I think it may have one instance of the "F" word, too.
post edited by Treetop Tom - 2012/02/08 14:31:49
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 14:00:10 (permalink)
"17 Day Diet" which will take more than that to accomphish!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 14:32:52 (permalink)
Quick Fixes by F. Paul Wilson....short stories about Repairman Jack!!!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/08 15:10:47 (permalink)
Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 06:54:03 (permalink)
I just finished Tom Clancy's "Locked On", the latest of the Jack Ryan series. It is a bit jumpy and pretty unrealistic, but one of the hero's gets chased thru Tom Caudills neighborhood in Maryland, AND I like the Ryan (Senior) character, so I stuck with it thruout...
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 07:24:30 (permalink)
Sixth Man - David Baldacci. Tough one to put down!
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 07:33:09 (permalink)
I read quite a lot and I buy most of my books used at McKays in Knoxville.  Outside they have a bin that has free books that nobody wants.  I saw one that caught my eye.  "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters".  It looked interesting to me so I picked it up and thought no more about it.  I googled it and it turns out that it is out of print and the author "Robert lewis Taylor" won a pulitzer prize for this novel about a 14 year old boy traveling across the USA from Louisville in the 1850's.  It is  Huckleberry Finn on Steroids.  Hard copies of it that are in good shape was listed for sale at $100.00 on Amazon.  This paperback sold for .95  42 years ago.  Double outstanding.
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 07:58:03 (permalink)
Nice pick! Does it still have a dust cover?


http://www.amazon.com/Tra...8791958&sr=1-1-catcorr
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 11:11:37 (permalink)
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kland01s

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.

Is it a Lee Child book, Jack Reacher carachter?

 
No, the book is non fiction
 
http://www.goodreads.com/.../4619640.Mike_McIntyre
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 15:27:05 (permalink)
How To Repair Food...by Marina & John Bear...10 Speed Press...ISBN 0-89815-555-X
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 17:29:03 (permalink)
Thanks to Mayor Al, I just bought the latest Tom Clancy novel, at good old Costco, can't even remember the Title, also got Kill Shot, Vince Flynn's latest, Mitch Rapp, oh yeah!
Fishtaco, you on these?
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/09 17:46:15 (permalink)
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Nice pick! Does it still have a dust cover?


http://www.amazon.com/Tra...8791958&sr=1-1-catcorr

 
It has a dust cover and the pages are beginning to yellow but still very readable.  Great adventure story. No wonder it won a pulitzer prize
 
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/10 08:05:15 (permalink)
Chewie,  My Clancy was a Costco buy also.  Let me know what you think of it.   It is ingrained in my brain that as I read these, the Harrison Ford image of Jack Ryan is pretty consistent...but not the John Clark image from 'Clear and Present Danger'. Who do you visualize as John Clark, or Jack Junior? Or Domingo Chavez???  I enjoy putting images to characters in these stories. After serveral volumes, you 'get to know then' fairly well.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/02/10 08:20:10 (permalink)
Al and Chewie:  I liked all the Clancy books except the ones with the co writer.  I thought they were awful.
 
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