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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #945 on: December 25, 2010, 08:12 PM »
Just finished The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. Recently started Fatherland by Robert Harris and the third volume of the Histories of Middle-earth, The Lays of Beleriand.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #946 on: January 3, 2011, 10:36 PM »
Well I'm ahead and pretty close to finishing my research for a master's paper I'm working on.  So I'm taking a little time when it's available to read George W Bush's "Decision Points."  I'm only a chapter in, but a really good and interesting read so far.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #947 on: January 3, 2011, 11:41 PM »
At this time reading "A world for Julius" by Alfredo Bryce Echenique (Peruvian writer)

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #948 on: January 4, 2011, 03:26 PM »
I finally broke down and decided to buy the first 24 issues of The Walking Dead.  I remember flipping through the first few issues at the comic shop years ago - wish I had bought them then!

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #949 on: January 4, 2011, 03:41 PM »


Final book of Morris' Theodore Roosevelt Biography Trilogy, I have enjoyed it as much as the other two.  I think Roosevelt is by far the most fascinating man who ever was President and can't recommend enough the three Morris books

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #950 on: January 8, 2011, 02:14 PM »
Now reading "Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass" by Stephen King.



We find Roland, the knight errant/gunslinger, continuing his quest to attain the Dark Tower, the source of destructive forces in his Mid-World. A major portion of this work is a recounting by Roland of his ill-fated love affair with Susan Delgado. The writing is expectedly imaginative, the story line engrossing, and the characters vivid. The listener is carried along through alternating Western, urban, and futuristic settings. The work stands on its own, incorporating a summary of Books 1-3, but will be better appreciated if listened to as part of the whole. Recommended for sf/fantasy collections and Stephen King fans.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #951 on: January 8, 2011, 05:42 PM »
nevermind.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #952 on: January 10, 2011, 01:04 PM »
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #953 on: January 11, 2011, 11:18 AM »
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You've spelt In Utero wrong  :P


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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #954 on: January 26, 2011, 04:51 PM »
I read an essay of Theodor W. Adorno, a german philosopher
Estetic Theory (1969), where he mentions various thinkers and autor who set the debate for this matter.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #955 on: January 30, 2011, 12:38 PM »
And now, reading another essay on esthaetics: Ars Poetica by  Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a must to follow the path of the litterary motivations of the western canon throught the centuries.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #956 on: February 1, 2011, 12:27 AM »
A neighbor was kind enough to lend me their copy of The Hunger Games from Suzanne Collins.  Anyone else read this and/or the rest of the books?  I'm having a tough time putting it down.  I'm about 1/3 of the way through (it's a quick read) and can't wait to see what happens next.  Highly recommended thus far.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #957 on: February 1, 2011, 10:06 AM »
Yup. Read all three books. Great series.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #958 on: February 3, 2011, 10:33 PM »
Up next for me is "Wild Ride" by Jennifer Cruise.



The New York Times bestselling duo of Crusie and Mayer team up again with a hilarious paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland Amusement Park isn’t the roller coaster

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

But rocky romances and demented demons aren’t the only problems in Dreamland: Mab’s also coping with a crooked politician, a supernatural raven, a secret government agency, an inexperienced sorceress, an unsettling inheritance, and some mind-boggling revelations from her past. As her personal demons wreck her newfound relationship and real demons wreck the park, Mab faces down immortal evil and discovers what everybody who’s ever been to an amusement park knows: The end of the ride is always the wildest.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #959 on: February 20, 2011, 09:01 PM »
I finished re reading and highlighting: How to write Short-Short Stories. A practical guide on how to write-and sell-the one-page story.     By   Stella Whitelaw (Ipswich Book Company, 1996)