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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1035 on: April 16, 2012, 07:59 PM »
Now reading:  "Scavenger" by David Morrell.



Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of David Morrell's acclaimed Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game’s clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1036 on: May 8, 2012, 11:47 AM »
Now reading "Lost on Planet China" by J. Maarten Troost.



The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained.

Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet.

Lost on Planet China finds Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange); and hiking (with 80,000 other people) up Tai Shan, China’s most revered mountain. But in addition to his trademark gonzo adventures, the book also delivers a telling look at a vast and complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think. As Troost shows, while we may be familiar with Yao Ming or dim sum or the cheap, plastic products that line the shelves of every store, the real China remains a world—indeed, a planet--unto itself.

Maarten Troost brings China to life as you’ve never seen it before, and his insightful, rip-roaringly funny narrative proves that once again he is one of the most entertaining and insightful armchair travel companions around.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1037 on: May 21, 2012, 06:39 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I finished Ibsen´s "House of Dolls" and now I am retaking Alligieri´s Divine Comedy

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1038 on: May 21, 2012, 11:14 PM »
Now reading:  "Scavenger" by David Morrell.



Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of David Morrell's acclaimed Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game’s clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.

I haven't picked up a book by Morrel in years.  Read a bunch back in the 80s. 
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1039 on: May 31, 2012, 11:14 PM »
Now reading "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son (book 1)" by Dean Koontz.



From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of . . .

Every city has its secrets. But none as terrible as this. He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion’s path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O’Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more–and less–than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker: Victor Helios–once known as Frankenstein.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1040 on: June 11, 2012, 11:02 AM »
I am reading Daniel Cassany´s papers on normative, TIC, grammar and development of the compentences for the C1 level in Spanish.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1041 on: June 15, 2012, 11:46 PM »
Now reading "Turing Evolved" by David Kitson.



When Ex-DEMON pilot Jon Carlson meets beautiful humanitarian Rachel, it's a match made in HEAVEN. Literally, because Rachel's an ANGEL. She's also an AI controlled android of immense power and capability. As Jon finds himself drawn into the world of these enigmatic creations of mankind, he unknowingly becomes involved in a program to create autonomous superweapons intended to fight the next war.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1042 on: June 16, 2012, 01:24 AM »
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1043 on: June 20, 2012, 09:50 PM »
Now reading "The Athena Project" by Brad Thor.



The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .
From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport.

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1044 on: June 22, 2012, 07:45 AM »
I am currently reading...



Here, There and Everywhere - My life recording the music of The Beatles by Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey

It's an interesting look at The Beatles in the studio from their recording engineer as the band, producer George Martin and the engineers reinvented the way rock records were made in the studios of EMI.  A studio that eventually came to be known simply as Abbey Road.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1045 on: July 10, 2012, 09:46 PM »
Now reading "Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley.



This is the story of Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl who became Harimad- sol, King's Rider, and heir to the Blue Sword, Gonturan, that no woman had wielded since the Lady Aerin herself bore it into battle.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1046 on: July 16, 2012, 01:24 PM »
FINISHED "The walker" by Herman Hesse
then some readings about teaching online writing By Linda J. Stine.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1047 on: July 16, 2012, 01:28 PM »
Hello guys, wish you are fine.

As this is the forum for reading and Literature I want to share my video/ podcast in English

Crisis and Secrets of the Arts, of my youtube program The Fire of Prometheus

Please, forgive me for my accent. My native language is Spanish

I thanks all of you for reading this post and accompany me online.


the 2 parts have these links on youtube:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSDaY0zoT94&feature=plcp
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NEWpqebYS8&feature=youtu.be
 

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1048 on: July 17, 2012, 10:27 AM »


6 weeks until my next class, so this is one of two or three books I plan to finish.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #1049 on: July 24, 2012, 10:19 PM »
Hi again,

this is a note for the ones who love Literature and study Spanish as a second language.

I want to share my original Literature videos, recorded with my voice on Youtube:



Dejo los enlaces de estos videos subidos hasta la fecha a Youtube:

Crisis y Secretos del Arte


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onMxwJcge3Y


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4oaXzUyYU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YPq9pgVQTE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bebYjDvvOo0



Tragedia y arquetipos psicológicos


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE69geptPPQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxlEsEwJ0I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qnuIHb6lHE


Thanks for all who watch and listen.

Best wishes