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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #225 on: September 11, 2006, 11:51 AM »
I am just finishing The Count of Monte Cristo.  I have never read iteven though I wrote a book report about it in 9th grade.  I've always felt guilty about that, so to make amends, I tore through it.  Not bad, not my favorite classic though. 

I've been toying with rereading the Potter books, but may wait a little bit

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #226 on: September 11, 2006, 11:53 AM »

Did your copy have Fredric March on the cover?


No, the actors name was Lee J. Cobb.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #227 on: October 18, 2006, 10:22 PM »

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #228 on: October 19, 2006, 12:40 AM »
Not counting books for school....

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #229 on: October 19, 2006, 09:40 AM »
I'm actually jumping back and forth between three books:

Poems by Robert Frost
Magnificent Mars
A brief history of the Universe - Steven Hawkins
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #230 on: December 12, 2006, 01:10 PM »
I read Next by Michael Crichton last night and what a read! 

This is one of the few books that I have not been able to put down, resulting in 4 hours of sleep last night.

Crichton's latest work deals with the ethics of genetic manipulation, as well as the legal implications of genetic research.

Unlike most novels that approach their plot in a direct manner, "Next" has several storylines that approach the topic obliquely before being unified (somewhat weakly) at the end. A note to the sceptics, if you didn't find any part of Jurassic Park believable, Next will stretch your sense of belief far beyond the breaking point.

Next dovetails nicely with Crichton's body of work pertaining to bio-engineering and remains topical. From "The Andromeda Strain" to "Prey", "State of Fear" and "Jurassic Park", Crichton's work continues to be speculative morality tales for the twenty first century.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #231 on: December 12, 2006, 01:12 PM »
I recently started the Legacy of the Force series and I'm almost finished with the first book "Betrayal".

It's pretty good so far.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #232 on: December 12, 2006, 01:16 PM »
I'm currently working on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and really enjoying the series so far.  I'm glad everyone here advised me to start from the beginning of the series (and not to where the movies are so far), its been much more enjoyable this way.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #233 on: December 12, 2006, 02:32 PM »
I opted for reading the Potter books again, I've read Stone, Chamber, Prisoner and I am just about done with Goblet of Fire.  Some interesting stuff I've picked up the second time through. 

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #234 on: December 12, 2006, 04:25 PM »
I've finished Kidnapped by Stevenson quite some time ago, and am now reading The Mayor of Casterbridge by Hardy, The Richest Man in Babylon by Clason, and Travels With Charley by Steinbeck. All three are great so far, but if I had to choose the most enjoyable and informative read, it would have to be Travels With Charley.

If you guys are curious about some of the classics, or just want to read a bit/all of something, I'd see if it's online, here.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #235 on: December 14, 2006, 09:47 AM »
I just started a Doctor Who novel called the Invincible Man. (Second Doctor)
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #237 on: December 14, 2006, 10:02 AM »
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #238 on: December 14, 2006, 10:40 AM »
I'm currently working on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and really enjoying the series so far.

I opted for reading the Potter books again

Because I like to copy everything Brian and Scott do (or because I wanted to go through them one more time before the movie comes out next summer), I also started re-reading the HP books.  It's funny to go back and find little hints at future plot threads, intentional or not.  ;)

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #239 on: February 10, 2007, 01:30 PM »