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Post by Ilph » March 10, 2004 7:37 pm

Since we're talking about reading reccomendations, what is everyone reading right now?

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Post by tommcat327 » March 10, 2004 7:39 pm

the newest Cabelas and Summit catalogs :lol:
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Post by Ilph » March 10, 2004 7:39 pm

Oops, sorry. I forgot to list mine! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes XII - The Adventure of the Copper Beeches."

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Post by PHBeerman » March 10, 2004 7:43 pm

Bruce Chatwin The Songlines Great book

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Post by tdparrothead » March 10, 2004 7:44 pm

Strategies of Containment for my American History class. Not Fun.
I just finished reading Johnny Cash's Autobiography and I would suggest it to anyone who is a fan of the Man in Black. It is an amazing book.

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Post by The_Polly_Roger » March 10, 2004 7:47 pm

Sunfun Calypso

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Published by Virgin Island Books

Its fictional stories about various "Buffettesque" adventures in the Virgin Islands.
(nice cover, eh? :wink: )
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Post by East Texas Parrothead » March 10, 2004 7:50 pm

Just finished LET THEIR SPIRITS DANCE by Stella Pope Duarte. A mother whose son was killed in Viet Nam decides to make a cross-country trip to touch his name on the Memorial Wall in D.C.

Very moving.

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Post by prrthd1987 » March 10, 2004 7:51 pm

Tale of Two Cities (gosh, I hate the sophomore year reading cirriculum) and I am doing a book report on Joe Merchant! One of my all time favorites!

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Post by Ilph » March 10, 2004 8:10 pm

PHBeerman wrote:Bruce Chatwin The Songlines Great book
I just finished reading that about a month ago. It made want to buy some Aboriginal art for my apartment! :D

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Post by PHBeerman » March 10, 2004 8:13 pm

Ilph wrote:
PHBeerman wrote:Bruce Chatwin The Songlines Great book
I just finished reading that about a month ago. It made want to buy some Aboriginal art for my apartment! :D
I got lucky, my folks lived Down Under at the time. So I was able to get art work at local prices

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Post by Ilph » March 10, 2004 8:15 pm

I've always wanted to visit Down Under, and that book only re-emphasized my wanting to.

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Post by PHBeerman » March 10, 2004 8:20 pm

Ilph wrote:I've always wanted to visit Down Under, and that book only re-emphasized my wanting to.
I hear you there. Damn parents moved back to America before I had the chance to get down there.

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Post by Key Lime Lee » March 10, 2004 8:21 pm

The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene.
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Post by PHBeerman » March 10, 2004 8:26 pm

Key Lime Lee wrote:The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene.
Heard that book really makes you think. A friend of mine reads like a mad man, and he took months to finish that book. Said he had to put it down and think about the material before continuing several times

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Post by kokiril33t » March 10, 2004 8:32 pm

the sillmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien
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Post by Key Lime Lee » March 10, 2004 8:40 pm

PHBeerman wrote:
Key Lime Lee wrote:The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene.
Heard that book really makes you think. A friend of mine reads like a mad man, and he took months to finish that book. Said he had to put it down and think about the material before continuing several times
Definitely not one of the easier books I've read. Makes Pirsig seem like "See Dick Run" but then I suppose one can't expect grasping the basics of string theory without doing the math to be a cakewalk.

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Post by AtlantaGal » March 10, 2004 9:46 pm

Blinded by Stephen White

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Post by phjrsaunt » March 10, 2004 10:04 pm

Ummmmm... a little embarassed to admit I'm just now reading it, but WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT would be my current read. :D
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Post by mrmiata » March 10, 2004 11:05 pm

Tourist Season by Carl Hiassen.

The book in the bag for this weekend's trip to Key Largo is Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey. Don't know if I'll have time to read it, but I might get some time on the plane.

After that it's anybody's guess. I might get back into Ghost Rider by Neil Peart. Had to put it down with about 9/10ths of it finished. I couldn't plow through it anymore, though I really enjoyed it.
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Post by Wino you know » March 11, 2004 1:32 am

Islands In the Stream by PAPA.

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