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    It's been a while...so what's everyone readin'?

    I finished a short story collection by Peter Straub called Magic Terror and just started Odd Hours by Dean Koontz.
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    Just started reading 'Desert Queen', by Janet Wallach. This one is about the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell - adventurer, adviser to kings and ally of Lawrence of Arabia.
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    'Signs of the Spirit' by Sam Storms and 'The Spirit of Revival - the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards' by R.C. Sproul and Archie Parrish.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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    I'm finishing "The Genius of the System", about the studio system in Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1950s. Next I'll do v. 3 of Churchill's "The World in Crisis", his history of the first World War.
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    Gomorrah by Robert Saviano (trans. by Virginia Jewiss)

    The author infiltrated the Camora, the mafia in Naples. The author is now under 24-hour police protection since he has a hit out against him for writing this book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jendf View Post
    Gomorrah by Robert Saviano (trans. by Virginia Jewiss)

    The author infiltrated the Camora, the mafia in Naples. The author is now under 24-hour police protection since he has a hit out against him for writing this book.
    That is such a good book. I'll never look at high fashion in quite the same way again.

    I have just finished Ted Dekker's Adam.
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    As it happens, Oxford University Press just finished up their semi-annual book sale. Here's a list of what I picked up:

    Science/History/Reference

    Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives
    A History of Us: Making Thirteen Colonies
    Science for All Americans
    The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
    Living With Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith
    The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
    Surviving Armageddon
    Riddles of Existence
    Astronomy Encyclopedia

    A dictionary

    Fiction

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
    Sense and Sensibility
    The House of the Seven Gables
    Frankenstein
    The Black Tulip
    Gulliver's Travels
    Leviathan
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A Christmas Carol
    Oliver Twist
    Robinson Crusoe
    Anna Karenina
    The Major Works
    (Oscar Wilde)

    $450 worth of books for $15 - you can't beat that.

    I just finished reading Mort by Terry Pratchett, and I'm trying to decide which of the above to read first. :eek:
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    I'm going to give King one last chance. I didn't read Dumas Key but DS brought home King's latest. It's a short story collection so I'm hoping there is something in there worth reading.
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    For my 'fun reading' I Just finished Baldacci's 'the Collectors and starting his 'Stone Cold .My history reading is 'The Last Lion' by Manchester and 'Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan' by H.P Bix !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    It's been a while...so what's everyone readin'?

    I finished a short story collection by Peter Straub called Magic Terror and just started Odd Hours by Dean Koontz.
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