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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #255 on: March 15, 2007, 07:18 PM »
I picked up the first book of the Han Solo Trilogy as well, but haven't started in on that yet.  I don't know if its any good, but I hope to start it this weekend if I have time and find out.

Which trilogy, the Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley or the Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin? They are both quite good though.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #256 on: March 16, 2007, 06:50 AM »
Along the lines of what Jeff said, I've been having 2 to 3 helpings of this a day:



with some of this on the side:

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #257 on: March 16, 2007, 09:50 AM »
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Which trilogy, the Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley or the Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin? They are both quite good though.

The Crispin one, although I considered picking up the Daley one as well, as I've heard that is pretty good.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #258 on: April 26, 2007, 07:18 PM »


Picked this up at Barnes & Noble today...

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #259 on: May 2, 2007, 07:23 PM »
I'm a good bit into The Two Towers (never read it before, yeah I know) and I recently read Da Vinci Code and the Marvel Essential book, Marvel Team-Up vol. 1.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #260 on: May 3, 2007, 10:45 AM »
I hate doing this, but I'm working through two books right now.  The first one I started is Rommel and his war in the Desert.  Interesting because it was written by a German historian and does some bashing of Rommel and his reckless tactics in the desert.  Which after part of the way into it, I find myself agreeing with his ideas.

I'm also reading Dragon by Clive Cussler.  I first read one of his books about six months ago and it was a real page turner and I saw this sitting on the "borrow" shelf at church so thought I'd liberate it and take it for a spin.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #261 on: May 3, 2007, 10:12 PM »
the catcher and the rye for an enlgish assignment (highschool) pool of fire (dont know the author) also for a school assignment. and two other star wars book, slave ship and one of the RC books. total of 4 at once...really really annoying...might also take in a 5 also for a school assignment. who would have ever thought grade 11 could be so nerve racking with books. :-\
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #262 on: May 3, 2007, 11:49 PM »


Trying to come up with a few pages on the Book of Daniel.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #263 on: May 4, 2007, 12:54 PM »
reading to my son



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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #264 on: May 9, 2007, 09:57 AM »
I do my work at the Library (I don't work for he Library,) and occasionally pick up some of the free books they get rid of. I recently picked up and started reading a novel called "Alpha Centauri or Die!" by Leigh Brackett.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #265 on: July 5, 2007, 04:21 PM »
The boys got this one for their birthday and I haven't been able to put it down.   :D



250+ pages of all the stuff we used to do as kids before the world got "safe-crazy".  This book has got it all -
- how to build a go-cart
- how to build a trip-wire
- how to skin a rabbit
- how to play chess, poker, coin sports, etc

and much, much more.  I can't wait until the guys get a little older and we start trying some of these things out.   :D
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #266 on: July 5, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Sounds like a fun book Jeff.  For me, I've been re-reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in preparation for the final book's release later this month.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to finish by then or not, with the new addition coming in the next week or so most likely.  Otherwise, its just been some comics here and there, if that counts as a "book" here :P.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #267 on: July 5, 2007, 04:37 PM »



It's a slow start, but basically the book covers 7 different aspects of Greek culture: The Warrior, Wanderer, Poet, Politician and Playwright, Philosopher, Artist, and the Greco-Roman Judeo-Christian connection. It also explains why those statues always look so ... small.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #268 on: July 5, 2007, 04:37 PM »
The boys got this one for their birthday and I haven't been able to put it down.   :D



250+ pages of all the stuff we used to do as kids before the world got "safe-crazy".  This book has got it all -
- how to build a go-cart
- how to build a trip-wire
- how to skin a rabbit
- how to play chess, poker, coin sports, etc

and much, much more.  I can't wait until the guys get a little older and we start trying some of these things out.   :D

1.  Sounds like an awesome book -- I think I'll have to pick it up for my son's (or perhap's my husband's) birthday.

2.  Did you say the boys got it for their birthday?  I can't believe they are a year old already!?!  Please post 1st b-day pics in the appropriate thread :)
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #269 on: July 5, 2007, 04:53 PM »
The boys got this one for their birthday and I haven't been able to put it down.   :D



250+ pages of all the stuff we used to do as kids before the world got "safe-crazy".  This book has got it all -
- how to build a go-cart
- how to build a trip-wire
- how to skin a rabbit
- how to play chess, poker, coin sports, etc

and much, much more.  I can't wait until the guys get a little older and we start trying some of these things out.   :D

I heard about this on NPR when it launched in the UK and loved the excerpts.  It wasn't launched in the US yet when they did the story, and the release date was months later.  I forgot about it until I saw your post - I definitely want to pick up a copy!
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