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Old 06-13-2006, 05:02 PM
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"The Husband" by Dean Koontz. My wife buys me his latest one whenever it comes out in hardback. Then she forgets that she did and buys me the same one when it comes out in paperback. I haven't read one of his I haven't liked yet. Definitely nothing deep like some of those you others are reading but I like a book like that for reading before I go to sleep every night.

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Off topic - Does anyone else keep "emergency books" around like I do? I panic if I don't have a spare book in the house in case I read all of the others before I get more.
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:04 PM
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lol I don't have emergency books but I always am one book ahead of myself... meaning when reading one book I make sure I have atleast one other I can read.

and Dean Koontz rules.
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:13 PM
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I have a few mergency books.

graffiti - petrie harbouri
the picture of dorian gray - oscar wilde
cry wolf - tami hoag

When I'm in my parents house it's generally okay we have a mini library downstairs so I can usually find a classic to read when all else fails..

now onto book tow of the fellowship... I've never had to work at a book before!
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:16 PM
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^ I have... Communist Manifesto, many other works that date earlier than 1900.
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:21 PM
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I don't really struggle with old language. I read so much of it so young. but this takes actually effort to sit down and read, to stcik with it... Normally its words I stumble over not the pace that at times goes so slow I think it's stopped.
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:28 AM
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I am reading Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin. I love the John Rebus books. They take place in Edinburgh.
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Originally Posted by kalibantre
cry wolf - tami hoag
I actually think that I have this book hidden somewhere in my house..
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:26 PM
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New book Woot! I'm on....the second Sherlock Homes xD
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:38 PM
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Kal,

My next book will be The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks. Don't know if it's any good yet, but you may want to check it out. He also wrote one about Captain Kidd called The Pirate Hunter.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:42 PM
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dude... wow.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:48 PM
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Haha, I was hoping for that kind of response. I'll let you know if it's any good, though it will be another day or two before I start it.
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Love Monkey by Kyle Smith.

delightlfully good and hysterical.
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I guess my emergency book is Ender's Game which I've read countless times and will probably continue to read for the rest of my life. Other than that I read random quotes from my Bartlett's or just surf wikipedia for information. Not that I need any emergency books. I'm lucky enough to be near a library that sells off their used books for 10 cents each, so I accumulate books much faster than I can read them.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:24 AM
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right now i am reading Eldest. Its the 2nd book in the trilogy Inheritance
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Just finished The Trial by Kafka, and have begun the The Stranger by Albert Camus. The Trial is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. I thought The Metamorphosis was the greatest thing Kafka wrote until I got a hold of The Trial.
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:59 PM
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I am reading Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust. It has been about 15 years since I read it last.
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JHarrison
I am reading Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust. It has been about 15 years since I read it last.
Although I still haven't read Waugh yet, I enjoyed the macabre humor of "The Loved One" film. I read that he had written a very good travel book, but when I went to the public library, I discovered the book had been stolen.
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I am reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

thanks for suggesting it starrwriter
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by alia43
I am reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. thanks for suggesting it starrwriter.
Great book. All new writers should be compelled to read it. Lamott tells the mean truth about writing/getting published, but with an incredible sense of humor.
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:37 PM
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Eyes of the Gods...I can't remember the authore at the moment, but I'll go out and look in a bit.
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A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Great story
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Don Quijote... in Spanish... I love it but it's impossible
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Titania
Don Quijote... in Spanish... I love it but it's impossible
I read it in an advanced Spanish class in high school. When I previously read it in English, I thought it was a silly story, but the Spanish version seemed tragic.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:47 AM
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The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Literally just got done reading "Monster" by Frank Pierretti (don't think I spelled his name right...)

If you like books with a Christian twist and undertones, this is pretty good. I enjoyed the portrail of the "monster" characters and how they retained more animalistic traits and that they weren't humanized.

Great thrilller, suspense, conspiracy book.
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Finished Bringing out the Dead by Joe Connelly over two nights. Which is kind of cool since the book takes place over 48 hours.
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I'm reading Fuzzies and Other People by H. Beam Piper. A very good book, I might add.
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BLACK HOUSE, by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I am loving evry page of it.
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Just finished The Thousandfold Thought in A Prince of Nothing series. Right now reading the first book in the Wraeththu trilogy (Weird books so far..)


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