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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 02:59 PM
I just started SKYDOG. I'm only on page 40 but so far, I love it.
(GLA wanted to be a dentist?? LOL!)

 
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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 03:21 PM
Great book, Marge. You'll love it! I am currently reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Won the Pulitzer Prize a few years back. I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.


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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 03:31 PM
It's summer...therefore I only read books that don't require me to think much. That said, I have about a 2 foot tall stack of romance novels and mystery novels on my bedroom floor. In addition to the Beatles biography I've been 250 pages into since March and Jimmy Buffett's newest book.

Any suggestions for some slightly more substantial reading material?

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 03:41 PM
Read Empire Falls a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. And Skydog last year and liked it. Been really busy lately but I do have a book, Fieldwork, that I try to get a page read from here and there and I'm liking it a lot so far. Some info on it:

Fieldwork - Mischa Berlinski (fiction) Vivid, passionate, funny, deeply researched, and page-turningly plotted, this novel--set in northern Thailand--is a daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa Berlinski. http://www.amazon.com/Fieldwork-Novel-Mischa-Berlinski/dp/0312427468/ref=pd _bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215117617&sr=8-1

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 04:06 PM
Finished up "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken
Follett. I loved this book ... read like 1000 pages
in a week. Now I'm gonna do the sequel which
was put out last fall - "World Without End".

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 04:35 PM
Just finished The Innocent Man and am currently reading Patty Boyd's book. Trying to play catch up with the books.

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 04:56 PM
I am reading The Appeal by John Grisham. Recently finished The Street Lawyer by same.

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 07:24 PM
The Last Lecture

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 07:39 PM
Call of the Wild
White Fang
Walden Pond hopefully
Robinson Crusoe

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 07:41 PM
"Wild Fire" by Nelson DeMille. Started it awhile ago but just can't get into it. I have read and enjoyed just about all of his books..I just need something "light" right now..SKydog sounds good, as does Fieldwork. Some years back I read "Midnight Riders" actually I think I read it twice!
 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 07:46 PM
To Have and Have Not
The Old Man and The Sea

Hemingway is one my favorites.

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 09:19 PM
Going back through my W.E.B. Griffin collection.

 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 10:52 PM
i've got a few things going.

"eichmann in jerusalem" by hannah arendt.
pretty important book i think, the subtitle is ' a report on the banality of evil.'

reading a lot of short stories.
a collection called 'interpreter of maladies' by jhumpha lahiri.
very, very good writer. her novel the namesake was turned into a movie, that was also very well done.



 

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  posted on 7/3/2008 at 11:07 PM
Andrew Britton - The American, the summer is tough to read, I'd rather be fishing...

 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 04:23 AM

If you're looking for something different to read why not try my novella and short story collection "Hi Bonnybrig and Other Greetings"?

WARNING: The book contains lots of unnecessary swearing and country-rock references, bits about football (soccer), strong drink, Hollywood actors, very non-PC sports mascots, shadowy Texan CIA operatives and deranged rappers. Oh yeah! A guy has oral sex with an alien. Did I mention it's meant to be funny?

PM me and I'll ty to grab a copy from the great remainder bin in the sky and send it to you (maybe you could send me some of your favourite music in return).

You can get an inkling of the stuff I write from www.laurahird.com/showcase/shughanlon.html.

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 09:30 AM
tragedy & hope
 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 09:42 AM
Lord of the rings....... again and again and again
 

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"Wild Fire" by Nelson DeMille. Started it awhile ago but just can't get into it. I have read and enjoyed just about all of his books..I just need something "light" right now..SKydog sounds good, as does Fieldwork. Some years back I read "Midnight Riders" actually I think I read it twice!


I finished Wild Fire a few weeks ago. It was a little slow in the beginning, but once you get about 80 or so pages in, it gets pretty good. I definitely enjoyed it.

 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 01:25 PM
My 11 year old daughter and I decided to read all of the Harry Potter books this summer; we are in the middle of book one -- she is two chapters ahead of Dad right now --. I just finished A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggert which was a great book.
 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 04:04 PM
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My daughter, Corrina (yes...named after the song) reading 'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoevsky on the Tybee Island beach yesterday. A rising senior, it must be read by August 4, the day school starts.

I bet I could've run up and down the eastern seaboard and not another soul was reading THAT book.





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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 07:39 PM
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose....it's the story of Lewis&Clark.
 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 08:43 PM
Right now, I'm reading Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. Not exactly cutting edge, but I love her phrasing.
 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 08:55 PM
I've been reading this one....again.
I had to get over the "shock and awe" from the first reading.

 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 08:59 PM
'crime and punishment' is not exactly a beach read. tremendous book. i remember when i went through it i read only at night, because i heard a saying that tolstoy wrote during the day time, and doestoevsky in the depths of night. i thought i would connect with it more intensely. the quote makes sense if you look at his characters.

i imagine your daughter is in some kind of advanced english class? usually they don't hand out 'crime and punishment' in your garden variety high school english.

incidentally corrina, the dylan song off of 'another side', or is it 'freewheelin'' is one of my favorites.

 

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  posted on 7/4/2008 at 09:16 PM
quote:
'crime and punishment' is not exactly a beach read. tremendous book. i remember when i went through it i read only at night, because i heard a saying that tolstoy wrote during the day time, and doestoevsky in the depths of night. i thought i would connect with it more intensely. the quote makes sense if you look at his characters.

i imagine your daughter is in some kind of advanced english class? usually they don't hand out 'crime and punishment' in your garden variety high school english.

incidentally corrina, the dylan song off of 'another side', or is it 'freewheelin'' is one of my favorites.


It is on 'Freewheelin'.

I didn't even know about that album when I named her...I had gotten the name off the 'Steppenwolf Live' album. I always skipped listening to the song, couldn't believe anyone would love somebody so much.

Yes, Corrina is in all AP classes, ranked #9 in her class of 300.

One of my true life goals is to finish The Brothers Karamazov before I die. I can get past the first few chapters and then bomb. I will finish it though.



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