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    Hear ye! Hear ye! Step right up! Its the Hawaiian Threads Book Club Thread.


    What are you reading at the moment? Next to my bed:

    Head Cheese Category:
    - Devil's Banker by Chris Reich (paperback swap)
    - Queens Fool by Philippa Gregory (#2 in a series depicting Elizabeth I as a strumpet)

    Neural Lube Category:
    - Economics for Dummies
    - Millionaire Women Next Door

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    I'm most into (Page 180 out of 214) "How in this world can I be Holy?" by Erwin W. Lutzer. During breaks from that one I started reading "The sayings of the desert fathers" Translated from Egyptian by Benedicta Ward. And for fun I'm reading "The fellowship of the ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien again. First thing in the morning... a few verses from the bible daily. Only the past few years did I get back into reading and am enjoying it very much.
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    "What are you currently reading?"

    hmmmm. this post.

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    I just finished Kim Stanley Robinson's Forty Signs of Rain. I tried to read Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown last month but couldn't get into it.

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    "Operating Instructions, A Journal of My Son's First Year", by Anne Lamott. Great read for a (very) new parent like myself. She discusses topics and thoughts that will be familiar to anyone who has a baby in the house with great humor.

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    "The Kindness of Strangers" by Don George

    It's a collection of travel stories by various writers.

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    CRUEL & UNUSAL by Patricia Cornwell. I just wen pau TRACE by the same author. I going reading all her books.

    I pau read all of Laura Joh Rowland's & David Baldecci's. I'm a geek like that.


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    Heads By Harry by Lois Yamanaka
    Being a Hilo native( oh yes... I used the"N" Word!) it really brings back memories of growing up on the Big Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man
    I'm most into (Page 180 out of 214) "How in this world can I be Holy?" by Erwin W. Lutzer. During breaks from that one I started reading "The sayings of the desert fathers" Translated from Egyptian by Benedicta Ward. And for fun I'm reading "The fellowship of the ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien again. First thing in the morning... a few verses from the bible daily. Only the past few years did I get back into reading and am enjoying it very much.
    I love bibles and I own many. On that subject, you can get reference bibles for just about every topic. Which one appeals to you?

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    I buy used paper back books at thrift stores. That way I can get a bag full instead of just one new one. Cause I cheap.

    I am reading "Out of Africa right" now.

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    I'm currently reading "Umi E" by Nagi Keishi. I just finished reading Kanehara Hitomi's "Hebi ni Piasu." Unfortunately, none of Nagi's or Kanehara's works have been translated into English, although both of them have won the Akutagawa Prize.
    Ā Ē Ī Ō Ū ā ē ī ō ū -- Just a little something to "cut and paste."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o
    I love bibles and I own many. On that subject, you can get reference bibles for just about every topic. Which one appeals to you?
    My main Bible is a New King James version and I have a pocket sized Gideon Bible that has a section in the front with topics and scriptural references. My next book to start is... The Christian Husband by Bob Lepine. The front cover says "God's vision for loving and caring for your wife". Sulu says I'm a great husband but I know I can get better at it so I keep on reading and learning.
    This is post #100 as Menehune Man. Woo Hoo!
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    I am currently reading a sci fi book called "A Fire Upon The Deep." by Vernor Vinge. It's about 613pages. In the story humans create this archivist world known as Straumli Realm and they go to live on it, and somehow they awaken an EVIL entity or some kind of perversion in the main system. The people know about it and plan a full evacuation and they bring with them a virus that can kill the pervision the only problem is the main system knows about it. During their escape two ships leave the Straumli Realm one being a ship of all the adults and another ship carrying boxes of children who are in cryogenic slumber. The ship with all the adults gets destroyed while the ship with the kids survive and crash lands on a world of Dogs who live in packs, in a midevil era with no technology. A brother and a sister who weren't in the cryo boxes are whisked away to seperate parts of the doggie world on opposing sides. Meanwhile the Archivist World is creating havoc on other systems and destroying worlds randomly. It searches for the other ship desperately to destroy the virus that could kill it. A ship in the heart of space carying two humans and two aliens, race against time to save the kids and to get the virus to destroy the Straumli Realm.

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    Carl Hiassen, "Basket Case."

    And, of course, the usual stack of porn.

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    Just finished "Vikings of the Pacific" by Sir Peter Buck (Te Hirangi Roa).

    Continuing on with the seafaring theme, I'm now into "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (again).
    Make trouble, have fun, do good stuffs.

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    I'm not reading, I'm cataloging! I found a nifty site called Library Thing which allows you to enter your books by author, title, or ISBN and it will automatically pull up the rest of the LC data and store it in a catalog online. You can find other folks with the same books, search other libraries, and basically spend a lot of time fiddling with books. What's cooler than that?

    Check it out. Here's my profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkmeister
    I found a nifty site called Library Thing which allows you to enter your books by author, title, or ISBN and it will automatically pull up the rest of the LC data and store it in a catalog online.
    Ho, I would be scared to catalog all my books. I'd have to actually pull them all out and handle them, one by one. I have too many! They're in boxes, and stacks, and shelves, and piles all over the place. Not to mention, it would play havoc with my house because I swear, they've been there so long and are so big, some of those stacks of books have become structural supports.

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    I only have about 2,000-2,500, but they're mostly in shelves. They don't underpin the house yet.

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    Now: Bob Dylan's autobiography.
    Next: Hoping to go to MadAzza's house to help her read.

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    Almost pau with 'The James Dean Story' by Ron Martinetti. It's much more interesting than I thought it would be. It's not normally something I'd read but, as a child, I knew one of the main players in Dean's career. What an eye opener!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    Mahalo for the link. But that's not a bible thread; its a Christian sect-based one. I appreciate bibles for their glimpse into the lives of the peoples of the middle east who spanned a good few thousand years. I find myself searching for appeals towards a better humanity, or the choices and results that different people and situations presented.

    As for Jesus Christ, I enjoy his humanity. I am not so concerned with his diety, but I can surely become inspired at his fiery words towards shutting down those uppity Pharisees. Try reading the first four NT books and not think about the ressurection/assuncion stuff. No wonder the dude got himself killed. He broke OT laws left and right. He was very much the radical.

    And that's another thing. There are so many verses that make profound statements in and of themselves, and being applicable in so many ways. And then there are a few that hearken up a good "WTF?" after rereading it a few times.

    And then there is a lot of fun in reading a thematic bible with a eucummenalemaical vibe that's alien to one's own. Lot to learn that way, too.

    Now, back to the book thread....

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    A Heart Like Jesus, Max Lucado

    Next...
    Picture Bride, Yoshiko Uchida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o
    Mahalo for the link. But that's not a bible thread; its a Christian sect-based one.
    oops yer right. thread with bible mentioned. the most we have had on HT.

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    Re-reading Alastair Reynolds "Revelation Space"; then I will re-read "Redemption Ark" so I can finally read the third novel in the trilogy, "Absolution Gap". Well worth it and highly recommended for those who like sci-fi literature.

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