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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #15 on: June 7, 2003, 09:47 PM »
It is one of the most confusing books I have ever read but so worth it.  I mean, the scale and scope that Tolkien put into Middle Earth is really amazing.  Like I said it took me forever because I was constantly referring to the index in the back reminding myself which elf was part of which clan and so on so forth.  The same thing happened with LOTR on my first go through though.  With the movies and a another read it made the books all much more epic.  

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2003, 09:22 PM »
I just finished Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler.  It is an interesting, somewhat gothic look at 12 different people who all live in the same apartment buiding (called the Preemption-the name alone is amazingly haunting) and how their lives intersect. Each character is quirky, funny, and heartbreaking in their own way.  Jeez, I should write book reviews...  ;D
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2003, 11:04 PM »
Electro Boy by Andrew Behrman
It's a excellent account of someone who seemingly totally successful whose life is actually totally out of control. And it's a true story.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2003, 01:44 AM »
I'm currently reading Stupid White Men by Michael Moore.  Chapter 2 (Dear George) is great.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2003, 08:43 PM »
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2003, 09:30 PM »
I finished A Pirate Looks at Fifty.  Great book ;D

I'm not sure what to read next.  I have 10 days until the next Harry Potter.  I'm either going to read the first 4 again, or read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2003, 05:47 AM »
neuromancer (again) by gibson
quiet american by greene
warrior politics by kaplan
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2003, 01:16 PM »
I went to Barnes & Noble on Sunday when I was bored, which is always a good way for me to spend too much money

I'm reading No One Here Gets Out Alive, which is a biography of Jim Morrison.  I've always been a fan of The Doors, and I remember wanting to read this book when I was in 5th grade, and my mom wouldn't let me.  Probably a good idea on her part
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2003, 02:34 PM »
I just finished What if 2,basicly a sequel of the first book that consisted of historic what ifs(ie,What if Churchill wasn't the Prime Minsister during WW2)its a really good read and it can be found at walden books for about 5 bucks. :)
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2003, 11:24 AM »
I am currently reading Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser who also wrote one of my favorite books Fast Food Nation

It is 3 different essays about the black markets of America...Pot, Illegal Aliens and Porn and what he thinks should be done about it

I have been for the legalization of Marijuana for a long time, not that I smoke or that I ever really have, but there are better thing our gov't can be using our tax money on instead of jailing hundreds of thousands of people for smoking a weed.  They also could be making money off said product by taxing it and using that money for rehab and education.  Why tobacco, caffiene and alcohol are legal and other drugs are not is baffling

That is how far I am right now but it is great.

Fast Food Nation should be required reading in all schools IMO...if you want some food for thought, pick it up


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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2003, 03:01 PM »
Just started HP and the Order of the Phoenix today at lunch and finished the first two chapters.  This book won't take too long for me to finish.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2003, 03:47 PM »
I'm in the middle of 2 books right now.

Alien Encounters- Chuck Missler.
Why Grace changes everything- Chuck Smith.

Next up for me will be The Eugenics Wars by Greg Cox.  It's a Star Trek  book about the Rise and Fall of Kahn Noonien Singh(Kahn for short, as in Wrath of Kahn).

Anyone ever read the Dark Elf books by R.A. Salvatore?
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2003, 04:12 PM »
Still waiting to pick up Harry Potter, but I can wait because I have a stack of books I've yet to get through.  Right now I'm currently reading The Pastel City by M John Harrison, a great read.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2003, 04:44 PM »
I just finished reading "Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter" and it was an AWESOME book!  It's one of the first books in a LONG time that I couldn't put down.  Now I don't know what I'm going to read.  I have a TON of Star Wars books that I need to read, but I don't know which one I want to read first.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2003, 05:40 PM »
I've really been reading a lot lately.  Yesterday I finished the new Harry Potter book, which I loved.  I think its the best one of the series so far.  I won't say anymore for people who are still reading it

I also finished reading Secrets of the Tomb by Alexandra Robbins.  Its about the Skull and Bones, which is a secret society at Yale.  Lots of influential people have been members, such as the Bush family and its a big topic for conspriacy theorists, claiming that its part of a secret world government.  According to the book, where the author interview a lot of Bonesmen as they're called, its really nothing more than a good ole' boys club.  Of course...maybe they're just giving her disinformation.....Either way, it wasn't as interesting as I was hoping it would be.  

Next on my list is Without a Badge by Jerry Speziale.  Its about an undercover DEA agent inside the Cali drug cartel
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