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Old 03-06-2014, 01:55 PM
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The Talking Horse by Wilbur Post.

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In Search of Hemingway's Meadow by Jeff Day. If you liked Big Two-hearted River, you will love this.
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Trying to get through the uncut version of The Stand by Stephen King. I don't think I'm going to make it...

Also reading a great how-to guide called Free-Range Chicken Gardens by Jessi Bloom. Such a wonderfully laid out book.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:55 PM
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just finished kafka's Metamorphosis
It's good
I just bought Ask the Dust by Fante, I think it's good as well, lookin forward to read it
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:39 AM
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The South Was Right by James Ronald Kennedy/Walter Donald Kennedy

Its keeping my attention (about 1/3 through) seems well researched but whenever there is an "editorial bent" it seems strange or juvenile.

(Yes, it's an affirmation of the southern states right to secede
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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Mysterious Depths by Mimizz Efemena Agwarota
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kal View Post
When you see Shakespeare performed, you'll understand it all so much better... it's a play it's not meant to be read, it's meant to be performed.
I completely agree with you. Additionally, most people are only exposed to what is covered in a high school curriculum and they tend to be the tragedies; Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. There are so many plays out there – most people will be surprised to find that many Shakespeare plays inspire modern movies. Ten Things I Hate About You is inspired by The Taming of the Shrew and She’s the Man is based on The Twelfth Night – not academy acclaimed works, but it makes Shakespeare relevant to young people.


Anyway, I just finished reading Sycamore Row by John Grisham and I’m starting Villette by Charlotte Brontë.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:23 AM
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Chasing Prophecy by James Moser
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Redlorry View Post
Unhinged by Logan Keys
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Sharp and unapologetic! Recommended.
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The Practical Cogitator
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Selected and edited by Charles P. Curtis, Jr. and Ferris Greenslet.
"A selection from the best of civilized thought. It contains 'nothing that is not worth re-reading."
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:25 AM
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I Didn't go Looking for Trouble by J. Matthew McKern
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:17 AM
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Perfect Mate by Mina Carter - back on the old mental polyfiller.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:38 AM
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i admit it. i am the strict literary fiction type.

but i recently read Brown's Da Vinci Code and Grisham's Sycamore Row.
i also enjoy authors from the New South Movement like Faulkner, Walker, and O'Connor.
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Les Enfants Terribles, Jean Cocteau.
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Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon (had to track down a used copy from the USA via Amazon).
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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett.
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Other Men's Horses by Elmer Kelton

This is another adventure of Andy Pickard, a Texas Ranger in 1870s or 1880s Texas.

Kelton does a good job of making his MCs human.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:03 PM
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Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster
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Animal Farm - George Orwell
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Strange Company - Robert Conley

Conley is a very good and probably under rated writer who focuses on the American Frontier in various time periods. Strange Company is set in the Indian Territories during the War Between The States.

There are two protagonist - Dhu Walker, a mixed blood Cherokee and Ben Franklin Lacey - an Iowa Farm Boy.

Dhu's tribal leaders forced an alliance with the Confederacy, and Dhu is fighting in a war he doesn't believe in. Ben Lacey is a Union Soldier who becomes quickly disillusioned with the war.

Both Desert and band together. This is a re-read for me, but I will not divulge anything else because on of you might want to read it.

The Author (Robert J. Conley) is himself part Cherokee and his writing is not typical as would be defined by Louis L'amour or Zane Gray.

If you haven't caught on, I do recommend this book.
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Lord of the flies - William Golding
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Catcher in the rye - J.D Salinger
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Fashionably Dead (Hot Damned series) by Robyn Peterman
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The book I was reading I quit reading... I need a new book to read.
Library here I come...
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Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter (provided free by the publisher in exchange for a review)
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Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger (provided free by the publisher in exchange for a review)

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Dark Lycan by Christine Feehan
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