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Old 01-11-2010, 08:29 AM   #26
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Currently, 'Oddest Jobs' by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden (and various other authors).
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Last Chance Millionaire by Douglas Andrew. Some of what he says is way off base, IMHO, but I'm hoping to find some nuggets of wisdom in there!
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Attempting "Moby Dick" by Melville for the 3rd time.
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox, and The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series)
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Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox, [/QUOTE]

I've heard some great things about that book! Not to mention that I have heaps of respect for the guy for how he's bravely faced and stood up for Parkinson's disease! I've had several members of my family who suffered from the disease.
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Step on a Crack- James Patterson
I just finished this, I hadn't ever read a Patterson book before, but you can bet I will be looking for more of his books in the future. I really enjoyed this.

Currently, after seeing the current Sherlock Holmes movie (RDJ - nom) I thought it would be a good idea to read the original books. Really good stories. The movie was good, but the books are much more interesting.
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I've heard some great things about that book! Not to mention that I have heaps of respect for the guy for how he's bravely faced and stood up for Parkinson's disease! I've had several members of my family who suffered from the disease.
I've always been a fan of his, but seeing how he's dealt with his disease has given me great respect for him. After watching his TV special back in May, "Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" (if you haven't seen it, you should! It's here.), I've follwed him pretty closely. His attitude is wonderful.
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Just finished "The Gamble" about the Iraq Surge...now I'm reading "Laurel Canyon" a book about the 60's LA rock scene

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:48 PM   #35
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I am reading Stephen King's "Under The Dome"... (it is super thick... holy cow!)

I just bought "The Lovely Bones" today. I want to read it before I see the movie. So it is next on my list


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I rec you read Lovely Bones and then Sebold's memoir Lucky. It's a solid pairing, and one will really inform the other, but I warn you, I had to store Lucky under the bed and only read a few pages at a time now and then. It can be pretty intense.
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Started - and finished - Precious/Push, by Sapphire today. Excellent read... I actually kept flashing back to Flowers for Algernon as I read it - totally different worlds and characters, but a very similar execution and unique writing style, becoming increasingly more literate as the story progresses. Now I just can't wait to see the film. Wondering if it's playing in the GTA tomorrow...
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Oh, and up next is either Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Ballard, Anathem, by Neal Stephenson, or the graphic novel duet of Red Snow and A Drifting Life (again). I've been meaning to re-read A Drifting Life ever since I finished working on it, but for some reason I just haven't been able to sit down and sink my teeth into the final product - too many editorial passes methinks.
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hahaha... I have wrapped King's books in clothes or towels and always put them under the bed or somewhere out of sight at night after reading since I was in highschool. Call me a chicken, I don't care. I will never just leave them out in the dark where I sleep
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I'm reading Angela's Ashes yet again, I read it every few years, I think it's my favorite of all time.
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Half the SKy - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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A signed copy of Three Cups of Tea that my sister got me for Christmas. He even wrote a little note in there to me. Go sis!
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I'm reading a light, uplifting book called, To Treat or Not to Treat: Bioethics and the Handicapped Newborn by Richard Sparks (as part of my program, but it involves stuff I'm really interested in and do work on).

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I wish I could say that in the end it felt worth all the effort. I read it because my friend and I both agreed to read a book the other assigned us. It was good, but I guess I never fully connected with it. (Maybe not the best thing to say on the dawning of your 3rd attempt)

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox, and The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series)
I really liked that Dave Eggers book! I have literary crushes on him and Jonathan Safran Foer. Dave Eggers has done some really great work in the inner cities, and wrote that great book about a Katrina survivor too.

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A signed copy of Three Cups of Tea that my sister got me for Christmas. He even wrote a little note in there to me. Go sis!
Sweet! Let me know how you like it! Several of my friends read it, and it really inspired them.
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"Anathem" takes awhile to get into gear, but if you stick it out I think that you will agree that this is Stephenson's most enjoyable novel in quite awhile.
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I'm reading "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons.

Simmons gets his fair share of accolades, but it burns me that he isn't better known.

I'm enjoying "Hyperion" (The Canterbury Tales retold a couple few centuries in the future), but if you want to mainline Simmons, please check out "The Terror".
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I have read all of my books, so I've gone back to the beginning. Right now i'm reading:

"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" - James Joyce

"On The Road" - Kerouak

Roald Dahl's short stories - they're fantastic
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now its RED BADGE OF COURAGE and the COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
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Very good book. I am waiting for his new book "Sticks into Schools" to come out in paperback.
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I have read all of my books, so I've gone back to the beginning. Right now i'm reading:

"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" - James Joyce

"On The Road" - Kerouak

Roald Dahl's short stories - they're fantastic

Roald Dahl is the bomb diggity! Snarf blats and fizz whompers! He made me laugh so hard!
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