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« Reply #15: March 04, 2007, 10:54:35 am »

I'm slowly working through The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.  It was an unexpected Christmas gift.  Not sure if I like books written by politicians, but I guess it could be helpful to understand a bit more about this guy.
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« Reply #16: March 04, 2007, 01:59:26 pm »

I'm in the middle of both print and audio stuff...

The print that I'm in the middle of is Jim Butchers Codex Alera series, currently a trilogy. I can't tell whether he'll be continuing that one or not, but I'm also keeping up with his Dresden Files series as new books come out.

The audio portion is Mur Lafferty's Heaven series, currently in "season 2" and available for free at http://www.podiobooks.com . Also available in her podcast, Geek Fu Action Grip (www.geekfuactiongrip.com).
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« Reply #17: March 05, 2007, 11:23:15 pm »

What are you reading, how is it, and would you recommend it?

I'm currently rereading Doc Savage novels. I find simple, familiar, action stories like these to be just what I need after losing a pet. I'm just not up for anything complex or even really new.

I did pick up Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance from the library just before we lost Whimsy last week. It's more of a coffee table book, but it has lots of illos of masonic art.  It looks interesting.
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« Reply #18: March 06, 2007, 12:00:54 am »

I did pick up Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance from the library just before we lost Whimsy last week. It's more of a coffee table book, but it has lots of illos of masonic art.  It looks interesting.

It sounds interesting! But being a coffee table book I guess that that means there isn't quite as much info as we would normally like, but still I'm interested. Argh, I really need to stay away from the what are you reading thread. My list is far too large.
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« Reply #19: March 06, 2007, 08:36:04 am »

It sounds interesting! But being a coffee table book I guess that that means there isn't quite as much info as we would normally like, but still I'm interested.

It's mainly pictures, although there is more text than some books like this.
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« Reply #20: March 06, 2007, 08:46:32 am »

I just started reading The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  I've only read a few of his stories, and now I'm plunging in like there's no tomorrow!
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« Reply #21: March 06, 2007, 10:21:36 pm »

Well, my books are still in Arizona (sign), but the Greenville Public Library is my friend. 3 of the librarians now know me by name and 1 even knows what kind of books I like and lets me know when something new is in that I may be interested.

I miss MY books, so, I've been getting copies of them from the library and visiting my friends.

Currently I'm re-reading the Dragonrider series. I alternate with with Lackey's Valdemar series.

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« Reply #22: March 07, 2007, 04:12:11 am »

I just finished rereading The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings, and I'm working on Parallel Myths by J. F. Bierlein
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« Reply #23: March 07, 2007, 05:58:01 am »

I just finished rereading The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings, and I'm working on Parallel Myths by J. F. Bierlein

I LOVED the Redemption of Althalus. Have only read it twice so far though, unlike some of my more well-worn favourites. I plan on reading it again too Grin
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« Reply #24: March 07, 2007, 07:05:47 am »

I LOVED the Redemption of Althalus. Have only read it twice so far though, unlike some of my more well-worn favourites. I plan on reading it again too Grin

Yeah, but its a shame eddings seems to be running out of ideas. (the younger gods was attrosious attroshis and rubbish and I Hate the "it was all a dream ending as well)

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« Reply #25: March 07, 2007, 08:26:51 am »

I just finished rereading The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings....

This is one of my favorite Eddings books.  Great story and not a 10 book series. LOL.
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« Reply #26: March 07, 2007, 08:43:55 am »

Right now I'm reading a book called The Gallery of Regrettable Food, which is mostly pictures from popular cookbooks from the fifties and sixties (You know, the everything gelatin era  Tongue ) with commentary. It's very funny. It's such a light book that I'm also starting up with Why Do People Hate America, which looks at how our culture influences other cultures, and why we are so unpopular. I haven't gotten into it enough to expound further, but it looked interesting in a Penn & Teller kind of way.
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« Reply #27: March 07, 2007, 11:26:42 am »

I'm reading Jim Butcher's 'Dresden Files' series for lightness and a bunch of medical books to torture myself.  I think my husband plans to hide the latter next time I leave the house.  (I still can't visit my mom because of the flu endangering her treatment schedule and she's never liked the phone much).

All my books are on cds or on the computer because of my eyes, so it's just a matter for him of sticking them in his pocket when I'm not looking.  Ol Harry Dresden's trials and tribulations only take an hour or two each to read, but I've got I think eight or nine of them to go through.
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« Reply #28: March 07, 2007, 04:19:24 pm »

I've actually found it hard to read lately in general.  I don't know why...

I hear you there. I used to be that kind of reader who wouldn't stop till the book was through.
It's hard to focus for me at the moment, because I've so much on my mind.

...When I get back to it, though, I'm in the middle of the Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper.  Excellent books.  Young adult, but that kind of young adult I could read for forever.  They make me feel magical.  Smiley

Oh yes, very magical - it was 'The Dark is Rising' - which is called 'Wintersolstice' in german that kind of pushed me in a pagen way (with a few other books) I was fascinated by Herne and all that Wild Hunt Stuff  Wink I used to read it for years around the Wintersolsticetime - it was kind of my personal tradition.

At the moment I read 'Last Continent' from Terry Pratchett, I love the Discworld. Pratchett is a wise and funny man  Grin
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« Reply #29: March 07, 2007, 06:26:41 pm »

Right now I'm reading a book called The Gallery of Regrettable Food, which is mostly pictures from popular cookbooks from the fifties and sixties (You know, the everything gelatin era  Tongue

I am so jealous. That sounds awesome. Although it's too bad they didn't just call that book, "Regrettable Food." I think that would be funnier.

I just finished reading Monstrous Regiment and Jingo--the last of a set of Terry Pratchett books I bought for the library. I bought about 50 and I've read them all. And dammit! do I ever wish I had more...

I'm also reading Wind in the Willows. But I had to stop reading that for awhile because I don't want it to end. It's one of the best children's books I've ever read and I can't gush about it enough.

I'm still reading through Claudia Rodin's Arabesque. That is one amazing book (and a fantastic choice for a Valentine's day present--thanks, Husband!).

I recently finished Pride and Prejudice myself. I had never read it before, I'm ashamed to say. I celebrated finishing it by watching its latest remake plus the Bollywood version Bride and Prejudice. (Highly recommended.)

I also just finished Octavia Butler's Kindred, which I did not like as much as Wild Seed. In fact, I didn't really like it at all. (But I still love the late Octavia Butler!)

I'm trying to read L.M. Montgomery's other popular book "Emily of New Moon" but so far... I sort of hate it.

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