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#1 of 632 Old 05-27-2008, 12:25 PM - Thead Starter
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This nonfiction exploration of the legacy of the Spanish Civil War is quite good, so far. It's an area of history I'm unfamiliar with. The book opens with the discovery of a mass burial of accused Republican fighters who were killed by Francoist Falangists in the 1930s.

What are you folks reading?
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#2 of 632 Old 05-27-2008, 12:42 PM
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Next by Crichton.


An uberly awesomely cool PRTer sent it to me.
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Savannah Blues - May Kay Andrews

Chick lit. Nothing as serious as you, Bux!

I need to track down a couple of books from the boxes in the basement to take on the plane this weekend.

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"the NeverEnding Story" I was supposed to return it to the library for my daughter, but I'm reading it instead.

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Oh, the QN book giveaway! That was awful nice of her.

Am I not entertaining enough? That hurts, baby.

Loved the movie!
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Guns Germs and Steel. 4 pages a night.

I need some brain candy for vacation time...

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I am finishing The Small Mart Revolution and getting ready to start Natural Capitalism.


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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No Bux, I just meant that you read the neatest stuff. My book is probably fairly mindless!

I also loved the movie Neverending Story. I've seen it SO many times.

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I'm trying to work my way through that one as well. I watched the film version which was quite thought provoking.

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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Really, nothing. Which is odd for me, but I guess I'm just in off-mode after the semester. I've got a short story by Saul Bellow and Honest to God by John Robinson as left over assignments that I need to wrap up.
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I am in the middle Left to Tell by Immaculee LLibagiza. I think you would like it, Bux.

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Your brain needs a break! I understand.

YES! I've read a lot of books on Rwanda but not this one. I also saw her interviewed a few times on the Catholic station, EWTN.
It looks amazing. Let me know what you think of it when you're done!
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I am reading Day Watch and also re-reading HP6

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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud. I'm about half-way done with it. I'm finding it slightly annoying, but not enough so that I want to put it down.
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I love a good book thread!
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I'm reading Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, so far I was able to get into In Defense of Food a little easier than this one, but it's full of interersting stuff nonetheless.
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Let us know after you finish it. It's somewhere down there on my list of things to read (but probably far enough down that I'll never get to it).
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You got a book from QN? I can't even get my bikelock back...

Ok..I'm starting light...whatever is on the best seller list by Judy Blume...that's what I bought!

Testing!
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Just finished The World Without Us.

Now back to my regular scheduled reading.......Ops Centre. Gimme guns, espionage, world politics,and a side order of sex.

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Started on The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann last night. Not very far into it, but I'm liking it so far.
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The Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Divakaruni. Read Queen of Dreams before that, by the same writer. Like 'em both. Some very good writing at times.

Chick books

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finishing "my father's house", started "nickel and dimed" will read "Sights unseen" and "a virtuous woman" this weekend. Probably won't finish "nickel and dimed" as I don't like the tone of the author in the first 5 pages.
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I started reading that book just last week as well. It's pretty interesting but not exactly light reading. And I hear it gets more complex.

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