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    I just started reading Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston.

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    I just finished “Thousand Splendid Suns” still trying to recover…I think I liked it as much as “Kite Runner”.
    "When you dance there are two of you, your spiritual self and your physical self. The spirit has to dance." ~ Aunty Mae Ulalia Loebenstein

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    I just started reading Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts. My first Nora Roberts book.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete because I think it will be easy to build a hollow tile wall after I read it.

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    Special Topics in Calamity Physics...Lord, help me get through this awfully pretentious piece of brilliant writing (groan).

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikki View Post
    I just started reading Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts. My first Nora Roberts book.

    i like her novels...she also writes as JD Robb..try the death series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    Special Topics in Calamity Physics...Lord, help me get through this awfully pretentious piece of brilliant writing (groan).
    I borrowed that book and tried, I swear I tried, but I could not get through it. Right now I'm reading The Sex Lives of Cannibals.

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    "Hitching Rides With Buddha" by Canadian humorist Will Ferguson. (Originally published in abridged form as "Hokkaido Highway Blues.")

    While teaching English in southern Japan, he decides to follow Sakura Zensen (the Cherry Blossom Front), as the cherry blossoms appear across Japan. He starts at Cape Sata at the southern tip of Kyushu, and heads for Cape Sōya at the northern tip of Hokkaido --- hitchhiking for as much of the trip as possible.

    Ferguson's writing style will appeal to fans of Bill Bryson's travel writings.

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    I just finished the audiobook of The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis. It really should be listened to rather than read since the demon, Wormwood, is performed by the brilliant John Cleese. You'd think Lewis had Cleese in mind when he wrote this. As to the book itself, Lewis's Wormwood very effectively reminds us of the various methods the true enemy uses to lead us astray.
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    I just could not finish that other pretentious novel. (I cannot STAND when I cannot finish a book, but eh...) I picked up Lipstick Jihad which is so far interesting and surprising as well as a bit unnerving, considering how frequently the notion is being tossed about that we should attack them. That fact isn't the thrust of the book, but I cannot help but wonder about the humanity that lies in a country, which no other has held the place in my psyche growing up like Iran has.

    pax

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    How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland.

    It is a fascinating book about what happens to the human body when it dies from various causes.

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    The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I'm about halfway through and not sure if I am going to finish reading it. The writing and the characters are discordant. Even if it's supposed to be discordant because it's a depiction of madness, there's something lacking. I 'm halfway through the book and don't really care about the characters. It's not just that the story or the characters are repelling (because there can be compelling stories that are also repelling) but there's nothing engaging in the book so far.

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    The Cornel West Reader

    I wanted to see how he has influenced Michael Eric Dyson, yet have different perspectives on contemporary social issues. I must say that West is more philosophical, but does not play throw words around like Dyson does.
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    Half way through Good Grief by Lolly Winston

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    Just started reading "Dreams from My Father" by Barrack Obama.

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    Don Quixote
    Cervantes

    Wow, dis bugga long!
    Make trouble, have fun, do good stuffs.

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    eric and i are reading the captivating memoir, "the tender bar" by jr moehringer.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

    "when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly..."--meditations, marcus aurelius (make sure you read the rest of the passage, ya lazy wankers!)

    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross.

    An entire book about 20th Century composers may sound academic, but the writing is really riveting. It's interesting to read how the likes of Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schoenberg and Debussy all reacted to each other's work.

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    Just starting Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz and Eat, Pray, Love by E. Gilbert.

    Also, if anyone knows a 5th or 6th grade boy who doesn't enjoy reading, I can heartily recommend The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and the other 2 books in this Olympians series. My son loves them.
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    Outlaws by Kevin Sampson. I'm sorry I bought it and wouldn't recommend it.

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    Modern Recording Techniques (sixth edition) by David Miles Huber & Robert E. Runstein. It's the textbook for my classes in Audio Production (and Huber is one of the instructors.)

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    I'm half-way into To Kill A Mockingbird. Never read it, as it simply wasn't on the required reading list as i was edumacated. I'm enjoying it immensley. But now my affected Southern drawl is completely out of hand.
    Don't be mean,
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    "The Long Walk" by Slavomir Rawicz

    "Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history." http://www.amazon.com/Long-Walk-True...4386912&sr=1-1
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    Away by Amy Bloom. I'm enjoying it so far.

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    Bob Basso's "If B.S. Were Concrete I'd be Route 66", hilarious book!

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