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#51 of Old 06-25-2008, 07:17 PM
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Lost Horizon
The first paperback ever published !

. . . Shangri-La


comments anyone ?? its my first time through ...

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well I am about 4 chapters into it and I think I have read it already. Dag Nab it!
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I guess I'm on a 'summer readin' kick.

I've downloaded a list of all of James Patterson's books and I'm working my way through them in order, at a rate of about 1 every 3 days.

I'm on Hide And Seek now.
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Currently on The Villa of Mysteries by David Hewson. It's fun. Total brain candy.



I also recently read The Book of Dahlia, which was very affecting.


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I'm reading a biography of Charles Lindbergh's life.
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Wow that is a lot of reading.

I just started:

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I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns. It was incredible.
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I just finished this today. I liked it!
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I'm finally getting around to reading The Little Friend by Donna Tartt.
I just finished The House of Sand & Fog, which I loved, and Touching From a Distance, which was about Ian Curtis from Joy Division. Not well written (it was written by his wife), but interesting.
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I have the Ian Curtis book but haven't finished reading it. I hope I can get to it soon.

If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward. - Jack Handy
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This one is going to take some time to finish...
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i really did not like the movie House of Sand and Fog, but can see that it had potential and i am sure the book was very good.
Touching From a Distance, really interesting sounding. huh.

Well, we never flew this week, so i did not get to even touch Skinny Bitch and the other book i have. However, We are flying out to Badwater in 2 weeks, and i will have some time then. I unfortunately have zero free time to read

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Did you read The Secret History? I loved it and decided to read The Little Friend but I really didn't like it. Very different book.
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I just finished Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey and would highly recommend it. It didn't draw me in until well into the story but once it did I was completely absorbed.

If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward. - Jack Handy
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Yes. And you're right.
I'm only about 100 pages into it, but it's not bad so far.
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Finished Lost Horizon. Meh . . . disappointing.

Started On Chesil Beach. Ian McEwan. not sure yet ... but i
usually like his stuff so i will keep at it for now.

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I picked up Middlesex while in Rome after my library books got stolen.
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anything Lee Child ever wrote.......his ''Jack Reacher'' Series is a great escape......

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I just finishedd:




and I liked it a little better than the first one. Not sure why I did but I did like it better.
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Now I am reading Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut.

If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward. - Jack Handy
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Are you a big Vonnegut fan? I've read 3 things by him, Breakfast of Champions, Timequake, and Slaughterhouse 5, the last two recently. I like what he says and the underlying messages in his books, but I'm not a big fan of how he writes. The repitition and overly simplistic language (bluntness?) start to get old for me, but at the same time he has funny moments (though I dislike the use of common jokes) and is very easy to read. I'll probably read more of him in the future.
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I read some of his stuff. I appreciate him a lot more than I appreciate his writing. He was a pretty amazing person. I like who he was and what he had to say to us about war and peace.

If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward. - Jack Handy
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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris

Engaging. I don't share her religiosity, but she's not dogmatic, she's speaking from personal experience and I can share the root of that experience which is an encounter with "The Other" in the desert that is the prairie.

She's a fine essayist.

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ok so i havent like totally gotten into the IanMcEwan book. I found the Hardrock Hundred book i bought last year by bob baeder but never read, so i decided to have a look at that instead ... it being HH week an all. (slim). Its not asgood as his Grand Slam story. darnitall. and it turns out i'm not really into a lot of it either.

I need some inspiration ...

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I picked up "The art of racing in the rain" by Garth Stein at the local library.

A novel told by the family dog, its good. I picked it up on a whim.
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