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Postby pumpkinhead » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:15 pm

I finished reading "The Nanny Diaries" a while ago, now I'm reading "Riding the Bus with my Sister". Both really great reads. "Into the Wild" is next on my list.

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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:23 am

In at the Death (Settling Accounts, Book 4) by Harry Turtledove
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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:07 am

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje - again. As much as I hated The English Patient, I love this book.
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Postby black bart » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:53 am

Flash for Freedom by George Macdonald Fraser
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.

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Postby Rainswept » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:43 pm

Summer Knight ~ Jim Butcher.

The killed the Dresden Files tv show, so I'm reading the books.
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Postby black bart » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:57 am

Anyone read 'One hundred years of solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez?
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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:43 pm

black bart wrote:Anyone read 'One hundred years of solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez?


Yep. Great book. A little hard to follow at first, but you get used to it.

Now I'm reading Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
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Postby Duke » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:13 am

St John the Blasphemist wrote:
black bart wrote:Anyone read 'One hundred years of solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez?


Yep. Great book. A little hard to follow at first, but you get used to it.

Now I'm reading Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut


I just finished it last week, actually. Don't nobody dig through this thread to find when I started it, it's a tad embarrassing. The only thing that I found hard to follow, though, were the characters, in that all the men in the family were named either Jose Arcadio or Aureliano. Oh, and that the family went about 6 generations or so. Regardless, it's a fantastic book.

Right now, I'm reading Lonesome Dove, having recently finished Get Shorty.


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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:58 pm

Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945
by Evan Thomas
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Postby Hippie Pirate » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:23 pm

I be readin Darth Bane: Path of Destruction over again to catch me up fer when part 2 comes out...

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Postby Rainswept » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:49 am

Just finished book 5 of the Dresden files. Need to go to the bookstore again.
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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:37 pm

The Island of the Day Before - Umberto Eco
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Postby Capellini » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Working on American Prometheus, it's a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

REALLY good so far.
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Postby Pontius Pirate » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:55 am

Since I last posted here I've read:

On the Dignity of Man- Picco Della Mirandola
The Prince- Niccolo Machiavelli
The Praise of Folly- Desiderius Erasmus
The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus- Christopher Marlowe
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Postby angus argyle » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:21 pm

Just finished the Fountainhead - excellent and loved it..

Now reading "The Pagan Christ - by Tom Harper. Someone mentioned it earlier in this thread. Very interesting so far, so thanks to that person for posting..

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