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« Reply #600 on: January 11, 2013, 07:26:34 PM »

The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991
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« Reply #601 on: January 11, 2013, 08:17:36 PM »

The Koran, because it's the one true path to eternal life.
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« Reply #602 on: January 11, 2013, 08:19:16 PM »

The Koran, because it's the one true path to eternal life.

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« Reply #603 on: January 12, 2013, 09:23:45 PM »

Geert Wilders - Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me

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« Reply #604 on: January 18, 2013, 07:53:26 AM »

Finally got around to Marry Karr's memoir of growing up poor, trashy, in Texas oil-field territory, The Liar's Club. Detailing an upbringing with a roughneck father and alcoholic mother, the book is both kinda sad and uproariously funny - not an easy thing to carry off. I have the feeling that she over-massaged the past to both favour and savage herself, but that's a quibble and one not uncommon to the memoir genre. Apparently, this book was on the  NYT's best books list for a year and a I can see why. Very enjoyable.  
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« Reply #605 on: January 18, 2013, 08:19:01 AM »

Lol,you woudn't believe all the books I've read lately.


...just started the Cornwell "1356"

my dad is reading the saxon stories and really likes them.
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« Reply #606 on: January 18, 2013, 08:32:18 AM »

Lol,you woudn't believe all the books I've read lately.


...just started the Cornwell "1356"

my dad is reading the saxon stories and really likes them.
Funny you said that. I just got a link/interview about him this week. Cool stuff about battlefields. (scroll down)

http://shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=162#m3117

 
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« Reply #607 on: January 18, 2013, 09:40:03 AM »

Funny you said that. I just got a link/interview about him this week. Cool stuff about battlefields. (scroll down)

http://shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=162#m3117

 

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« Reply #608 on: January 18, 2013, 04:43:26 PM »

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« Reply #609 on: January 19, 2013, 04:39:39 AM »

I rarely read fiction, but this was exceptional. Best new fiction I've read since 'Up in the Air'.


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« Reply #610 on: January 19, 2013, 04:41:19 AM »

An awesome exit by the master.


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« Reply #611 on: January 19, 2013, 03:39:56 PM »

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« Reply #612 on: January 19, 2013, 11:58:56 PM »

An awesome exit by the master.

Occasionally brilliant, but generally speaking, an alcoholic asshole.
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« Reply #613 on: January 20, 2013, 05:59:47 AM »

Occasionally brilliant, but generally speaking, an alcoholic asshole.
that's what I like about him
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« Reply #614 on: January 20, 2013, 08:18:45 AM »

that's what I like about him
interesting qualities to admire in a man  Undecided

swing by my neighborhood bar, garebear, and you likely would not want to leave  Cheesy
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« Reply #615 on: January 20, 2013, 08:28:29 AM »

interesting qualities to admire in a man  Undecided

swing by my neighborhood bar, garebear, and you likely would not want to leave  Cheesy
Haha.

Well, most alcoholics are boring and pathetic, but history has produced some brilliant ones.
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« Reply #616 on: January 20, 2013, 10:30:44 AM »

ring of hell the chris benoit story. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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« Reply #618 on: January 22, 2013, 07:17:02 AM »

George, Nicolas, and Wilhem: Three Royal Cousins and the road to World War One.
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« Reply #619 on: January 22, 2013, 12:51:30 PM »

George, Nicolas, and Wilhem: Three Royal Cousins and the road to World War One.

Sounds like my kind of book, thanks!
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« Reply #620 on: January 23, 2013, 12:45:13 AM »

I didn't read one page of the last book I had sitting by my bed, so I have decided to read one by Lynda La Plante because I love her books and I know I won't be able to put it down for hours.  I could read one I already have or purchase a new one, will look in the book stores tomorrow.
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« Reply #621 on: January 23, 2013, 06:20:11 AM »

I just read    Shades of xxxLinda
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« Reply #622 on: January 27, 2013, 10:28:25 AM »

just finished rereading Gideon's Trumpet- by Anthony Lewis

now I'm reading Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May-September 1787- by Catherine Bowen

and I'm reading Law, Liberty, and Morality- by H.l.a. Hart
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« Reply #623 on: January 27, 2013, 11:08:40 AM »

The hardcover edition of Michio Kaku's "Hyperspace" makes an excellent vial storage unit once one cuts out a rectangular portion of the middle chapters.
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« Reply #624 on: January 27, 2013, 02:15:06 PM »

The hardcover edition of Michio Kaku's "Hyperspace" makes an excellent vial storage unit once one cuts out a rectangular portion of the middle chapters.

I've had great results with Gould's The Structure of Evolutionary Theory when trafficking striped Asians* across APEC shipping ports. Wolfram's A New Kind of Science is also great in a pinch.

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