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#1 Book Thread!11-08-2008, 11:43 AM
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."The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
11-08-2008, 11:49 AM
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.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
11-08-2008, 11:55 AM
'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 have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
11-08-2008, 11:56 AM
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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."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
11-08-2008, 12:01 PM
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.2011 CU Fantasy Baseball Champion
11-08-2008, 04:08 PM
As it happens, Oxford University Press just finished up their semi-annual book sale. Here's a list of what I picked up:
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
Riddles of Existence
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Sense and Sensibility
The House of the Seven Gables
The Black Tulip
Uncle Tom's Cabin
A Christmas Carol
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:Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
11-08-2008, 04:35 PM
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.Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
11-08-2008, 04:52 PM
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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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