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    I'm just starting a biography on Anne Neville. I won't mention the last book I read.:o
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    I'm reading a book that I 'borrowed' from my parents last time I visited there, and I strongly recommend it to all CU-ers. It's called The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky and Irving and Amy Wallace. I've got the first (1977) edition. It has lists on every subject you can think of with lots of information accompanying the lists. Some of the better lists:

    - The 20 most important events in American history
    - 10 worst films all time
    - 15 famous events that happened in the bathtub
    - The sexual aberrations and peculiarities of 20 well-known men
    - 9 possible visitations from outer space
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    I'm reading a book that I 'borrowed' from my parents last time I visited there, and I strongly recommend it to all CU-ers. It's called The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky and Irving and Amy Wallace. I've got the first (1977) edition. It has lists on every subject you can think of with lots of information accompanying the lists. Some of the better lists:

    - The 20 most important events in American history
    - 10 worst films all time
    - 15 famous events that happened in the bathtub
    - The sexual aberrations and peculiarities of 20 well-known men
    - 9 possible visitations from outer space
    Off the top of my head, I can only think of one famous event that happened in the bathtub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Off the top of my head, I can only think of one famous event that happened in the bathtub.
    It's actually really fun (in a geeky sort of way) to play with this book if you have a friend handy. The person with the book says "okay, there's a list of 16 books that changed the world", and the other person tries to guess a few of them. I think there's some kind of innate urge in humans to list and categorize things.

    Some of the events that happened in the bathtub (sans descriptions):

    Archimedes' Discovery
    Marat's Assassination
    The Bonapartes' Argument
    Wagner's Inspiration
    Carroll's Orgy
    King Haakon's Fall
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    Marat's meeting with Charlotte Corday is the one bathtub thing that came to mind, for me.
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    I've just picked up a book recommended by someone here"Among the Immortals" by Paul Lake.A vampire mystery ?
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    I've just picked up a book recommended by someone here"Among the Immortals" by Paul Lake.A vampire mystery ?
    I recommended "Cry Wolf" not "Among The Immortals". :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I recommended "Cry Wolf" not "Among The Immortals". :mad:
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    I didn't mention you !
    Who else has read Paul Lake on this board? The guy's a poetry professor!
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    If anyone comes across a thriller called Crystal Skull by Manda Scott, put it down and run, don't walk, away from it. It was dreadful, wthout a single redeeming feature. I only persisted with it because I was on a long train journey and it was the only book I had with me.
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