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Old 02-13-06, 09:29 AM
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All fun and games is excellent, but definitely not his best work...
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Old 02-13-06, 06:21 PM
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Now I am reading Tristram Shandy by Sterne, Ivanhoe by Scott, and Bless Me Ultima by Anaya.

The first two are for a class and the third is just for fun.
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Old 02-15-06, 08:16 AM
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Blindness. Jose Saramago
I've noticed a lot of people find his writing style difficult to read.
I thinknits kind of fun.
and I heard of this book at bike forums!
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Old 02-16-06, 11:24 AM
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Bicycle Love, edited by Garth Battista.
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Old 02-17-06, 07:38 AM
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Just finished "The Celestine Prophecy" good read.
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Old 05-28-06, 10:30 PM
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"A Fools Progress", novel by Edward Abbey, his last before he died.
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Tracy Chevalier - Girl with a Pearl Earring


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Thomas Paine- The Age of Reason

Harold Cox- Later Life the realities of aging (also living it)
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LCD computer screen.
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Old 05-30-06, 05:35 AM
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...and a CRT for me. Guess I'm the poor cousin.
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Terry Pratchett-Thief of Time
Mags L. Halliday-Doctor Who History 101
and I've been whitling away at Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled.
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Old 07-03-06, 08:38 PM
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Job 1:7 the perfect part of the bible for a mining engineer.
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Old 07-08-06, 09:10 AM
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"His Majestys' Dragons" a Sci-Fi story assuming that large flying dragons were available to the British and other combative nations during the Napoleonic era.
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Originally Posted by kateri235
Terry Pratchett-Thief of Time
Mags L. Halliday-Doctor Who History 101
and I've been whitling away at Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled.

The Unconsoled took me forever to finish. I can usually crank out 3-4 books a month, but that one took the whole month. I would have to psych myself up to read some of it. How are you liking it? I didn't like it near as much as Never Let Me Go.

Now reading
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
The White Spider - Heinrich Herrer
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Old 07-15-06, 06:09 AM
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right now, Im reading "why do men have nippels" a fun fact book about questions we all want to know the answers to but never want to ask
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Old 07-15-06, 06:32 AM
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Now after waiting 20 some years to get and read the final installment of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, I'm re-reading the entire series front to back.

I've forgotten just how good Drawing of the Three is.
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I'm reading Shantaram, can't put it down. I hear it's being made into a movie, hope that's true.
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Old 08-16-06, 02:55 PM
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Summer Reading

In the last month: Ulyssess James Joyce
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Les Miserables Victor Hugo

Now: The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky

When I finish B.K. I wanted to read Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac, but the only other work of his that I have read was On the Road and one of my friends told me that there is an order to reading Kerouac's works. Anyone know if there is any truth to that, and if so what should I tackle next? I am not so interested in the Beats as I am in reading about Kerouac's disillusionment with Buddhism and a little about his alcoholic meanderings.
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Old 08-18-06, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kateri235
Blindness. Jose Saramago
I've noticed a lot of people find his writing style difficult to read.
I thinknits kind of fun.
and I heard of this book at bike forums!
I loved this book. It haunts me. I think that's a sign of a powerful book. His style takes a getting used to, but it's worth it. Glad you're enjoying it.

I'm thinking of picking up the sequal Seeing.

Just finished: Neil Postman's Technopoly Every true biker would love this book. Fixies in particular. Read it, you'll know what I mean. My blog also has some thoughts on it.
Right now: Dostoyevski's Demons
Soon: Jared Diamond's Collapse and Kafka's The Trial
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Old 08-19-06, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Stacey
Now after waiting 20 some years to get and read the final installment of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, I'm re-reading the entire series front to back.

I've forgotten just how good Drawing of the Three is.
+1
the ending made me a bit sad
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Old 08-19-06, 09:54 PM
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I don't even know if I'm interested in reading the last Dark Tower-The first four were so good, but these last two have been horrible. I can understand an homage to another work or writer, but he's been making a crazy quilt of other writer's ideas because he apparently has none of his own. It's...disheartening, because I've been a King fan my entire life, and have always defended his works as having merit to the snobs of the world.

And putting himself in the novels was so uninspired it was an abomination, and painful to read.
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Old 08-20-06, 02:01 PM
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Right now, I'm reading BF!

Oh, wait, you mean a BOOK! OK, I am currently reading The Man-Kzin Wars XI anthology.
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Old 08-20-06, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson
I don't even know if I'm interested in reading the last Dark Tower-The first four were so good, but these last two have been horrible. I can understand an homage to another work or writer, but he's been making a crazy quilt of other writer's ideas because he apparently has none of his own. It's...disheartening, because I've been a King fan my entire life, and have always defended his works as having merit to the snobs of the world.

And putting himself in the novels was so uninspired it was an abomination, and painful to read.
I agree about putting himself in the book, WTF? It was not a suitable end to the series IMO,
almost as if "I sure need to get the Dark Tower thing off my plate, I'll just throw a bunch of mental vomit at my word processor and see if people will buy it"
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