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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/09 22:19:36 (permalink)
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Custer, by Larry McMurtry, short book, many photos and paintings, great read, Custer was an arrogant ass, evidentally!
Lord we screwed the Native Americans!!

We sure did.  Just awful.  I read The Last Days of the Sioux Nation (Utley), which told plenty about that.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/10 13:02:21 (permalink)
Anyone now rushing out to buy and read All In by Paula Broadwell?
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/10 14:22:24 (permalink)
Just finished "Breakdown" , a mystery by Sara Paretsky, featuring one of my favorite characters V. I Warshaawski. V.I. is a female philip marlowe, a tough realist who rights wrongs in a fearless way but who has the outlook of a 21st century woman. Paretsky is a good writer and I like her plots and her perspective. It is always a fun read for me.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/10 16:48:48 (permalink)
50 pages into, "The Panther", Nelson DeMille, Husband and Wife team of badasses hunting a terrorist, the panther, in Yemen, so far so great, a plus is it's also long but reads fast!!
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/11 11:54:21 (permalink)
David McCullough's,  the Greater Journey: Americans in Paris.  Our book club is reading this, and for some reason, I kept put putting it off, but once I started, I couldn't put in down, fascinating, and what amazing details he was able to gleam.    
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/11 12:43:11 (permalink)
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Anyone now rushing out to buy and read All In by Paula Broadwell?

Heh heh--not yet.  You?
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/11 12:52:59 (permalink)
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Davydd

Anyone now rushing out to buy and read All In by Paula Broadwell?

Heh heh--not yet.  You?

This is sooooo sad, what an amazing fall from grace.... I do feel for him, his wife and family more so!

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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/12 22:25:16 (permalink)
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Davydd

Anyone now rushing out to buy and read All In by Paula Broadwell?

Heh heh--not yet.  You?

This is sooooo sad, what an amazing fall from grace.... I do feel for him, his wife and family more so!

I agree with you 100%.  And Broadwell is a piece of work. (That's the nicest thing I can say about her.)  Her family must be miserable, as well.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/13 18:56:21 (permalink)
I've been reading The New Annotated Dracula recently. I'm loving the footnotes just as much as the story itself. One footnote talked about the way the bicycle changed English society, especially for women, who could now venture further out to find employment. Before the bicycle, job seekers were limited to jobs close to where they lived, as they couldn't afford daily carriage rides. Not something I'd ever thought about before, though it makes sense.
 
On audiobook, I just finished listening to One Shot by Lee Child. I've listened to three or four Reacher novels in the last couple months. I like them a lot but one thing that annoys me about Lee Child is he sometimes drags out the climaxes of his book. Example: In one book, Reacher shoots a bunch of armed people using a gun with a limited amount of ammo, then steps over all their bodies without bothering to grab any of their weapons. Surprise! - the bad guys then get the drop on him. A really great knife fight ensues, but it felt like Child was having Reacher act uncharacteristically dumb to get there in the story.  One Shot wasn't like that though. Apparently it's the novel the upcoming Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise is most based on. Tom Cruise doesn't really resemble Reacher in any way. Reacher fans, who would you have cast in a Jack Reacher movie?
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/14 00:45:36 (permalink)
Just finished "The Confession" by Grisham. It was quite a page turner and I enjoyed much more than his latest book "The Racketeer"
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/15 10:27:08 (permalink)
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Just finished Bob Woodwards "Price of Politics".............sorry......it was the scariest thing I have read in a decade!.........I'm wondering if ANYONE in DC.....on either side of the fence.........know what they are doing anymore except getting great pensions and their 15 minutes of power and fame

Sounds very interesting!  The scariest political type book I ever read was "Open Target" by Clark Kent Ervin, that showed horrifying gaps in our national security programs/systems.  Every chapter revealed more awful things we should have a handle on, but don't.  And for sure, our enemies read this stuff, too.  Ugh.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/16 11:18:05 (permalink)
I bought a set of three books as Christmas gifts for my brother in law, and got them early enough to be able to finish them first myself. They are a series of books by Tom Cotter, starting with The Cobra in the Barn, followed by The Hemi in the Barn, and The Corvette in the barn. These books chronicle his lifetime passion of hunting down abandoned and forgotten classic and muscle cars. I think most car guys dream of finding and acquiring a long forgotten classic, but this guy lives it. A lot of short stories, but great inspiration for those of us still clinging to the hope that these treasures are still out there.
 
He also has a similar series for motorcycles that I have not seen yet, but is on my list.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/16 12:45:28 (permalink)
Just started The Last Man, Vince Flynn, nuff said!
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/16 19:03:13 (permalink)
Hey Tom, A New WEB Griffin HONOR BOUND Series will be out on Dec. 1. Cletus Frade and the Argentines are not dead yet !!!
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/17 11:31:26 (permalink)
I'm about midway through a self-published novel available on Amazon.com Kindle books for $0.99. It is J. P. Butterfield's, Blessed are the Peace Frogs about a night time talk radio guy, Mac in the night.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/17 12:55:03 (permalink)
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Hey Tom, A New WEB Griffin HONOR BOUND Series will be out on Dec. 1. Cletus Frade and the Argentines are not dead yet !!!

I'll get mine at Costco Al, the book buyers there always carry Griffen's
  books, as you probably know! Cheaper than Amazon!

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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/22 21:14:24 (permalink)
Just finished "The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln" by stephen Carter. Professor Carter teaches at Yale Law School and posits a past when Andrew johnson is assassinated and lincoln survives, only to run into trouble with the Radical Republicans who try to I'mpeach him for his actions during and after the Civil War. it is a fun book and i have always enjoyed these what ifs. Recommended for those who like such works,. And Mr. Carter is a fine writer.
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/23 05:42:45 (permalink)
I just re-read "of Mice and Men" . Ces-will buy the new Grisham at your advice.....
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/24 16:30:48 (permalink)
Just finished "Restless in the Grave" by Dana Stabenow. Ms. Stabenow is an Alaskan writer who has created Kate Shugak, a memorable private detective who embodies Alaska virtues and is a strong female character,imbued with a strong Alaskan flavor. I'm catching up on my Shugak mysteries.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/25 09:37:36 (permalink)
"Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy" are long-running NYT and LAT best sellers for a reason:  both are informative, insightful, and vastly entertaining.
 
For those among us who are "put off" by the fact that the featured author is a FNC "opinion host":  truly, you are depriving yourself of two great reads. 
 
These books are not "political" in any way, manner, shape, or form - unless, of course, you disagree with the proposition that the loss of these men was unfortunate and tragic.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/25 17:10:04 (permalink)
But according to several respected reviewers(NYT) ,killing Lincoln is loaded with inaccuracies.....I don't know about the other...and I AM put off by the man...so I will get my history from historians!
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/26 20:59:49 (permalink)
Just finished "The Civil War:  A Narrative" By Shelby Foote.  Since this is the 150th anniversary of the War of Northern Aggression.
I am also rereading "The Hobbit" just in time for the release of the movie in December.
 
"Where the Sidewalk Ends"
"Falling Up"
"A Light in the Attic"
"A Giraffe and a Half"
Can you tell my son found Shel Silverstein
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/26 21:24:00 (permalink)
I'm now about halfway through "Blue Highways" which I've seen in bookstores forever but never picked up. I guess you could say it's kind of a 1970's travelog about a trip on the on the small roads and towns of the USA. In particular interest is the authors search for "4 calendar cafes"
He doesn't really though get too involved in the food aspect of traveling around preferring to focus on the people he meets along the way.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/26 22:48:01 (permalink)
Blue Highways is the book that helped turn me into a roadfooder
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/27 10:06:09 (permalink)
I read Blue Highways way back when it came out. It was a great inspiration. We have put over 100,000 miles on those highways in the past 7 years.
 
By the way, the earlier book, Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck, I learned yesterday was just a work of fiction. Steinbeck really never did that travel.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/27 11:03:45 (permalink)
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Just finished "The Civil War:  A Narrative" By Shelby Foote.  Since this is the 150th anniversary of the War of Northern Aggression.
I am also rereading "The Hobbit" just in time for the release of the movie in December.

"Where the Sidewalk Ends"
"Falling Up"
"A Light in the Attic"
"A Giraffe and a Half"
Can you tell my son found Shel Silverstein

  Have loved Shel Silverstein since i found out he wrote " A Boy Named Sue"
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/27 23:33:11 (permalink)
Just finished William kent Kreuger's "Trickster's Point", 11th in a series of crime novels featuring Cork O'Connor, a former police chief and current pirate investigator in the fictional Minnesota Iron Range town of Aurora. Krueger's O'Connor is interesting as his characters age and change in real time. O'Connor's character seems to have the jessica fletcher effect on his town and those close to hhim and in this book someone calls him on it. The books are more philosophical in nature now but they are still very good reads and they deal with issues of race, class and interpersonal relations in thoughtful and intelligent ways. Start with the first in the series and read it through. I don't think you will be diappointed.And thanks to roadfooder Davydd for introducing me to this character.
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/11/28 15:33:27 (permalink)
I just returned The Fighting 69th, a book that I saw on a special Veterans Day table at the library. It is , perhaps, the most storied unit in the New York National Guard.........a movie by the same name was a big hit for James Cagney. It's staff is a foot taller than any other Army unit, by congressional order, to make room for all the awards.
 
The unit had fallen on hard times but thankfully, some years of new leadership had it ready for 911. The commander, although threatened with court martial, mobilized the unit, without authorization, before the second plane hit.
 
A few years later, they went on to do great work in Iraq.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/11/29 14:00:58 (permalink)
A wonderful gentleman opened three huge bookstore in Los Angeles and Long Beach.  Every book in all three stores are only $1 each whether hard back, paper back or brand new.  It was always his dream to be able to afford everyone books to read.  Wish I knew his name because he's a hero.
 
I picked up eight Stewart Woods brand new hard back books.
 
Many years ago I read his Palindrome and loved it. 
 
I'm now reading Beverly Hills Dead.
 
Can't wait to go back there and buy the rest of his books.  I will donate back those I've finished reading.
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Re:What are you reading? 2012/11/29 17:22:26 (permalink)
We have independent bookstores in the Twin Cities owned by Louise Erdrich, National Book Awards winner this year for, The Round House and Garrison Keillor (Prairie Home Companion show).
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