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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:35 PM
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What book(s) are you currently reading?
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:36 PM
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1. Riverman
a book about how The Green River Killer task force worked with Ted Bundy to profile their suspect
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:36 PM
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2. On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:37 PM
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3. Peace Like A River
It was recommended by a friend. Just started it.

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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:39 PM
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4. Behind Enemy Lines.
It is an oral history from people who were in SOE in World War 2. Very interesting.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:43 PM
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10. SOE is a new acronym to me, I'm ignorant of it's meaning-can anyone
please define SOE?
:dunce:
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:48 PM
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12. Special Operations Executive
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:52 PM
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16. Thank you!
:hi:
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:54 PM
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17. You're welcome!
:hi: I had to check it out anyway - a book I haven't heard of? Unheard of! ;-)
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:37 PM
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34. It is an interesting book
It is not the normal history type book. It is told in short stories from those who were there. It starts out talking about them and the British government learning the spy game.

The next one on my list is Monte Cassino by Matthew Parker. I am trying to learn as much as I can about where my grandfather was and did during the war. He did not and would not talk about it.
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:08 AM
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45. My Dad never talk about it either
I know he saw a lot of combat and he was very young. The first time I ever heard him say anything was once to my F-i-law who was discussing his experiences (he saw no combat.) And my Dad didn't say much - just where he was and what kind of gun he carried.

Sometimes I feel bad that he's 81 and will be leaving us shortly (very likely) and none of us will ever really know what he went through.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:39 PM
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5. _The Stand_ by Stephen King
It's crazy when you're on p. 190 of a book and you're not even a quarter of the way through- and you're reading the NON-expanded edition of it. I'm liking it so far; once I get going reading it, it's hard to stop.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:57 AM
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57. You need to read the unedited version next.
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banana republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:40 PM
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6. CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:41 PM
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7. Leo Strauss
and the American Right by Shadia B Drury
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:42 PM
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8. Jennifer Government...
Friend of mine recommended it. Very strange so far...
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:58 PM
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38. I liked it.
Kind of a "what if Republicans got the world they want" scenario.
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:43 PM
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9. just a little light reading...
"1984"
"It Can't Happen Here"
"The Jungle"
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:43 PM
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11. Why Girls are Weird and The Broke Diaries
The first one is getting a little tedious (run of the mill "chick lit") and the second is way funny but I can't believe the author couldn't have developed better coping skills.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:48 PM
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13. The Golden Globe by John Varley
also:

Full Exposure by Susie Bright

Trouble for Lucia by E.F. Benson

and

Licence Denied edited by Paul Cornell

Khash.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:49 PM
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14. Don Quixote.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:51 PM
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15. I'm currently reading Dick: The Man Who Is President by John Nichols
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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:59 PM
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18. Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:50 AM
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53. He has a new one out that I'm looking forward to
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed -- excerpt in The New Yorker was facinating
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:59 PM
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19. Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, well at least I was
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:18 PM
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31. one of my all time favorites
stayed up several nights in a row after work just pouring through that.

One of the best history texts ever written. Kudos to Mr. Shirer
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:02 AM
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42. Ive only read one chapter but I like it so far
I got Gideon's Trumpet from the library but never bothered to start it, stupid me eh. I gotta retunr it soon. My dad bought me while I was in the hospital, "The Execution of Private Slovik" about Eddie Slovik, the only deserter killed since the civil war.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:01 PM
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20. State of Fear. Michael Crichton
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:02 PM
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21. Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim
The state of the world has made me turn to anything BUT something else that might make me cry. :shrug:
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 10:26 AM
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60. I LOVE DAVID SEDARIS
I saw him two days before the election and I swear it was the only thing that kept me sane that week.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 11:25 AM
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108. I love the story about the family with no TV set
I thought Sedaris was just funny but he makes you think, don't he?
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:03 PM
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22. the master & margarita
just started it today.

i spend a LOT of time with my italian dictionary and book of verbs. i also am reading italian short stories a friend sends to me.
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Senior citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:05 PM
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23. Out of Control by Leslie Cockburn

It's about Iran-Contra. I figured with these guy back in power it might be good to refresh my memory about what they did before and the cover-ups.
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cedahlia Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:05 PM
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24. Just finished "Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain
I really enjoyed it.

I'm also currently listening to an excellent children's book on CD, called "Before We Were Free", which is the story of a young girl growing up in the Dominican Republic, circa 1960. (I work in the children's department of a library, so I have to keep up with kids' lit...I like reading children's books anyway, so I'm glad my work gives me a "good" excuse for reading them.) ;-)
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:09 PM
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27. What a great place to work-I salute you!
:thumbsup:
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cedahlia Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:36 PM
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33. Thanks!
I do love my job, and it shows! Last month, a little girl I was helping said to me, "You must really like working here, because you are so happy!" :-)
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:08 PM
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25. "Brimstone" by Doug Preston and Lincoln Child
another story of the rather bizarre FBI agent Pendergrast.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:19 PM
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64. That is a personal favorite character! The book's good, interesting ending
My favorite book by them is "Still Life With Crows". I can hardly wait for the next one, except I've been known to save them for special vacations. I read "Still Life" in the Keys. :bounce:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:26 PM
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71. I saved "Brimstone" for a flight to DC last weekend
But I was with friends so I only was able to read a little. I don't remember any mention of Pendergrast's brother Diogenes in the past books, but I may have forgotten something.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:41 PM
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74. Unless it was in Cabinet of Curiosties...maybe?
I really didn't either. :shrug:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:15 PM
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88. That was an exceptional read-but I really like all of them....
Edited on Thu Mar-10-05 06:17 PM by Rowdyboy
Still Life with Crows would be my favorite if pressed.
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Snap Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:08 PM
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26. The Byzantine Trilogy
Neal Stephensons' crack at the world as we know it.
Pretty Great.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:09 PM
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28. hiroshima joe by martin booth. nt
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:10 PM
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29. Just finished re-reading 1984 last night
Edited on Wed Mar-09-05 11:12 PM by Xithras
Actually, I picked up an Orwell compilation at the local B&N, so I've read both Animal Farm and 1984 in the past week. If a more depressing pair of books exists, I don't want to know about it.

Next up: Either The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan or The Prism And The Pendulum (The 10 most beautiful experiments in science).
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:10 PM
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30. Cancer Schmancer by Fran Drescher
:hi:
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koneko Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:31 PM
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32. I'm working on two now
When I'm in a non-political mood. . .
"Xombies" - I am a huge horror fan

and when I can stomach politics
"Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives"
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:48 PM
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35. The Republican Noise Machine
This is an important book, but it can get repetitive at times.
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:18 PM
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63. I just bought this last week.
How far are you into it? I hate when books are repetitive, it gets distracting if it's overboard. The book is pretty big, so I guess I'm not surprised.

I also bought Take The Rich Off Welfare and Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World is on its way, so once I finish the book I'm currently reading, I don't know where to turn. Oh yeah, AND I bought Under The Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer a couple weeks ago, so that's also on deck. Decisions, decisions.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:48 PM
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36. "The Heart of Christianity" by Marcus Borg
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 10:39 AM
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61. I'm in the middle of that as well.
What do you think?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:23 PM
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69. Love it! But then, you have to realize I married into an "earlier
paradigm" conservative-evangelical family and have to go to their church. (Well, not really have to, but since hubby has the driver's license he insists on where he and the kids will go. And I figure it is better if I go with them so that I can keep up on what they are being taught, and tell them what I think about it.)
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:49 PM
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37. Another Roadside Attraction
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 06:35 AM
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98. My favorite part--
Jesus: Hey, Dad?

God: Yes, Son?

Jesus: Western Civilization followed me home. Can I keep it?

God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't knwo where it's been!
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 11:59 PM
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39. Daily Life in the US, 1920-1940
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:00 AM
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40. When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?
George Carlin. My favorite part so far is his "Letter to Activists". I would like to post it in GD, lol.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:01 AM
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41. Amy Goodman's THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULERS.
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Tesibria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:03 AM
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43. The Rope Eater
Actually, just got it today from Amazon (after finding out that, allegedly anyway, Amazon is a Red company :::sigh:: :).

So -- I've read the cover and the first page ...
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:22 AM
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44. The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

Drawing from his own research, scientific researcher, healer, and popular lecturer Dr. Masaru Emoto describes the ability of water to absorb, hold, and even retransmit human feelings and emotions.

<http://hiddenmysteries.com/xcart/product.php?productid=... >
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:14 PM
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87. Aren't those pictures stunning???
I haven't read the book but am familiar with the work. The comparison pictures astound me every time I see them.

Hope you're enjoying the book..
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:38 PM
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89. This study was featured in the film "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
It really brings home the reality of instant karma. Even our thoughts create an energy, for good or ill.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-05 12:18 AM
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95. I love that film...
I've seen it 2 - 3 times now and hoping it comes out on dvd soon so I can own a copy. It inspires me each time.

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ffm172 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:09 AM
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46. The Bastard Boy by James Wilson
starts slow but ts a good ead after you get through the beginning.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:10 AM
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47. "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren
A book I've been meaning to read for years. I'm glad I've had the opportunity. An excellent study of power and character. Very good read.

T
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:14 AM
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48. Candide and The Last Juror
Voltaire and John Grisham

I hope I get to finish at least one of them soon.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:24 AM
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49. "The Road To Middle Earth" by Tom Shippey.
He's also a linguist who did his time at Oxford. To him, words & language show what Tolkien meant to do--& he uses numerous examples from Old English, Old Norse, etc., to get his points across.

On the commute: "Jane & The Man of The Cloth: Being the 2nd Jane Austen Mystery." Delightful.

Waiting for the 2nd book in the Baroque Cycle to come out in paperback...
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:28 AM
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50. Life of Pi and A People's History of the United State
I try to read a non-fiction and fiction at the same time... keeps me from getting bored with one particular genre.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 08:40 AM
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101. Just finished A People's History...
and found it incredibly hard to put down. Enthralling read. So I checked out of the library "Voices of A People's History" and can't wait to start it. Also checked out Sagan's "A Demon Haunted World". It's just okay. I loved Sagan but as usual, he takes a hundred words to say what could be said in twenty.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:32 AM
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51. Just finished...
"Freaks" by Leslie Fiedler and "My Inventions" by Nikola Tesla.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:42 AM
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52. Regime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America from Corporate Rule
i'm starting this book today ...

here's excerpt from a review on Amazon:

Kerry would be somewhat better than Bush, but both are supporters of the current monstrous corporate order, though less extreme than Bush. The Republicans can gerrymander themselves into congressional victories.. They can throw voters off the rolls. But student, labor and other currently growing grassroots groups can affect a great change. He points to Moveon.org mobilizing its grassroots to get congress to repeal an FCC deregulatory measure. "An amazing organization!" he gushes about Moveon (but will they treat a democratic president as harshly when he does similar things as Bush?). He observes that Dennis Kucinich is one who has been overwhelmingly re-elected by the "Nascar Dads", "Reagan Democrats," by strongly articulating a populist economic message. Half of Americans don't vote; the dems could mobilize them but ...
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:02 PM
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79. Sounds like an excellent book
I'll have to put it on my list. 'Course my list has more books on it than I'll ever be able to read but still...

Any book purporting "Freeing America from Corporate Rule" is a must-read.

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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-05 04:24 PM
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96. maybe i'll post a review
i just finished "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" ... unbelievable !!!
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:50 AM
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54. Just finished The Hobbit.
Now I want to start reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I LOVE the movies, watch them constantly, but I've never read the books.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 11:15 AM
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107. The trilogy is fantastic.
They take a little more patience and careful reading than The Hobbit but they are so worth it!! Enjoy!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:18 AM
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55. Stalker by Faye Kellerman
good lunch hour read
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:53 AM
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56. Moral Politics by George Lakoff
I need to find something to read before bed though, this one requires too much thought.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 10:14 AM
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58. Biography of John Adams..........n/t
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 10:24 AM
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59. A Plague Upon Humanity - Daniel Barenblatt
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:11 PM
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62. I just started Bob Dylan Chronicles Volume One today.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:20 PM
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65. In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
Hilarious! I've been laughing out loud at much of it. :D
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TN al Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:20 PM
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66. Wolves Eat Dogs...
...by Martin Cruz Smith. And I am listening to a book on tape from the philosophers series on Plato.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 04:37 PM
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67. Angel of Darkness
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:06 PM
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68. Liberating Paris. by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
It's good. I usually don't read books that make me cry, but the humor and characters make up for the teary parts. It also does some Wal Mart bashing and gives a look into small town Southern values and the people who make up our "red" states.

And Linda Bloodworth Thomason is a liberal from a long time liberal family, and she's a friend of Bill. :bounce:
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:24 PM
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70. Wicked
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:28 PM
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73. fabulous, small jews
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Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:28 PM
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72. Catch 22
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:50 PM
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75. Mine are...
Treffpunkt Deutsch by E. Rosemarie Widmaier and Fritz T. Widmaier
and Essentials:German, Quick access to Important Aspects of the Language and its Use by Linda Thomas, Ph.D.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:01 PM
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77. For fun, or school?
Just curious. I'm reading 'Artus' at the moment, it's the story of King Arthur, in German, for, maybe... 10 year olds?
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:04 PM
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84. School
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:08 PM
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86. Und...
Wie geht's damit?
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Mrs_Beastman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 05:54 PM
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76. Kiss of Shadows by LK Hamilton and Food as Medicine when I get
bored with LKH
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:02 PM
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78. "Hickhhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Douglas Adams. nt
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:03 PM
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80. About to begin a Jimmy Carter memoir... can't remember the title. eom
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:03 PM
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81. The sufferings of young Werther
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:03 PM
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82. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
Also re-reading The Tao of Pooh/Te of Piglet, and reading Artus (King Arthur, in German, kids' version) and occasionally picking up The Way We Never Were (myth of the 50s life). I tend to have one fiction book I'm reading, and a few others that I read in bits and pieces, when I'm in other moods.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:04 PM
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83. His Excellency
which is about George Washington. Pretty good so far, but I just started. I read Founding Brothers a couple months ago.

david
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 06:08 PM
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85. A memoir - "The Round-Heeled Woman"
This book is such a kick! I thought it was a novel then was very much surprised to see that it's a memoir!

The author was a teacher in San Francisco, had raised a son and been divorced for 20 or 30 yrs, been celebite all that time.

When was 66 she decided that she needed some "life," and wrote up a personal ad that she placed in the NY Times Book Review. It read "I want to have as much sex as possible with many men that I like before I turn 67 next March."

She received DOZENS of responses, that the book is her story of that year, including her new lovers, her teaching work, and her life changes.

Being someone on "her" side of 50, I'm finding the book as absolute delight.

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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:40 PM
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90. the Catcher In The Rye
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:41 PM
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91. The Time Traveler's Wife
I'm thoroughly enjoying it. My book club chose a good one for once!
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:43 PM
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92. Revolutionaries by Eric Hobsbawm n/t
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 07:54 PM
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93. The Clinton Wars...
In between, a true crime story of a verrrrry dysfunctional family.
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kiraboo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:02 PM
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94. The Sword of Constantine, on the historical relationship
between Christians and Jews. I can't remember the author's name and I'm too lazy to run upstairs and check. I know he's an ex-priest and an AWESOME writer. He writes on a subject I thought I'd examined from every possible angle, philosophically speaking, yet he keeps surprising me with his insight. Highly recommended.
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-05 04:28 PM
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97. God's Politics by Jim Wallis
Also "The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism and Murder in Nebraska" by former Sen. John DeCamp
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 06:49 AM
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99. Same here
and also the latest issue of Asimov's
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 07:04 AM
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100. A collection of Jane Austin
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 08:44 AM
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102. Analytical Chemistry of Technetium, Promethium, Astatine and Francium.
It's a great read, but sadly it's out of print.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 09:59 AM
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103. Thread of Grace--Mary Doria Russell
(she also wrote The Sparrow--great book)
& Plan B--Annie Lamott
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 10:01 AM
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104. college yiddish
and discipline and punish by foucault
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jmac66 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 10:04 AM
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105. "About Face" by David Hackworth
His insights into the Vietnam war and why we lost it are amazing.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 10:11 AM
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106. The Bonus Army by Paul Dickson & Thomas Allen
It's about the Bonus Marchers back in the 30's. It's a good book, though I was already aware of them. There's a history of screwing the vets. My grandfather was probably a sympathizer. Though at the time he was dying or dead (I'll have to look up the date) from a gassing in the Great War.
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