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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:49 PM
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What are you reading November 27, 2011?
In the Belly of the Bloodhound - Being A Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L.A.Meyer - Bloody Jack # 4 and my favorite so far
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:55 PM
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1. Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection
By Loren D. Estleman. 637 pages in hardcover, it's the complete compendium of all short stories he's written with Detroit PI Amos Walker. Walker's one of my favorites, so this was a nice holiday bonus. :)
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:48 AM
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17. This seems ideal for the holiday season...
short stories - thanks for this - I requested it and I'm first on the list...
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:57 PM
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2. Moon Lander: How we developed the Apollo Lunar Module
By Thomas Kelly

What can I say? I'm a systems engineering nerd.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:58 PM
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3. I'm re-reading some selections from my collection of Anne McCaffrey's works,
to honor her life's work.
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MindMover Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:00 PM
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4. Thinking Fast and Slow
really cool book on how we think....let me tell ya it ain't like we thought it was..
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:37 AM
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16. Am attracted by your expansive description
or not. But had to look it up and even tho it's way over my head, I just requested it from my library. I'm 3rd on the list and hope it's not available till after Christmas - too much baking, etc...

Anybody else curious?

It's here, among a bunch of other sites:

http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahnema...
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:31 PM
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19. My library has 83 requests
I may not live long enough to see it. :P
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:12 PM
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21. You have to...
we can't go on without you ;)
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:08 PM
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5. Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber
Plus la recherche du temps perdu by Proust. (I rarely read one book at a time.)
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:25 PM
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6. Re-reading George Orwell's 1984.
It is so relevant today. The first chapter refers to "Hate Week," how the proles still are sensitive and when they show emotion they are dragged off to concentration camps, "the clock is striking 13," and every building is named for the opposite (Ministry of Love is really ministry of hate, Ministry of Peace is 'war,' (Bushisms), telescreens that watch you 24 hours a day, etc:
...fascinating..
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katanalori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:30 PM
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7. The Kitchen House

by Kathleen Grissom.

Very good read!
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sueh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 11:17 PM
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27. I just read it, too. Great story.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:39 PM
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8. Mary Higgins Clark - I Heard That Song Before NT
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:42 PM
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9. DEATH OF AN OUTSIDER by M. C. Beaton
Short, less than 200 pp.. A lot Scottish accent makes these books a bit of a challenge. It's very humorous so far and I'm only on page 7... ;)






Book 88
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:46 PM
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26. I love these Hamish MacBeth books
There's about 29 of them in the series - and they are short - the ones I've read are less than 200 pp. They're a joy to read.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:23 AM
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10. "The Lady of Lunenburg" by Laurel Pardy. A novel about pioneers that takes place in the exact time
and location of my own ancesters. It is a wonderful experience. So far I've come across one actual ancestor in the book. Both sides of my family are descended from that group of German settlers who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752. What a hard life it was.
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Mac1949 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:34 AM
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11. Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island, by
Bill Sloan.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:24 AM
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12. A Dance with Dragons by G. R. R. Martin and Forbidden Fruit by Paul Kurtz
I always have to have at least one fiction and one non-fiction book going at any time.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:43 AM
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13. Sixkill, another Robert Parker post-mortem publication. Apparently he was writing....
... so fast at the time of his death that the books just keep coming. I think he actually wrote them faster than I can read them.


It's mindless distraction, but fun for a break. You can read one of his entire "novels" in a couple hours or less.



As for a recommendation, "Truck" or "Population 485" by Michael Parry.


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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:47 AM
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14. I mostly read fiction but I just started "Charlie Wilson's War"
It actually seems like fiction.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:00 AM
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15. Steve Jobs autobiography. n/t
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:57 PM
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18. FINALLY reading Water For Elephants
I will start it later this evening
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:38 PM
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20. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
If you like fantasy this one is a keeper. I'm almost finished; next up The Confessor, by Daniel Silva.
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skippercollector Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:38 AM
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22. the distant hours
"The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton. I couldn't put the first 100 pages down. I was actually neglecting some other things I needed to do!
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:15 PM
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23. Just finished "The Tiger" by John Vaillant
For my natural history book club. Reads like a thriller fiction with lots of character background plus spooky tiger facts and observations.

A good look on the effects of Perestroika and the rise of China on a long-neglected environmental "oasis" of sorts in the Sino-Soviet Far East.

A gripping read with one quirky bit of trivia - the word "Viagra" comes from the Sanskrit word for "tiger."

Punch line to the read -- "For tigers to exist, we have to want them to exist."

Holiday tasks will eat into my reading list, but await Santa to bring the Jobs biography.
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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 02:07 PM
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24. Last night, just finished "The Luminist" by David Rocklin
A novel that takes place in 1830s Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Pretty good read.

http://www.amazon.com/Luminist-Novel-David-Rocklin/dp/0...
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:43 PM
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25. A DEAD MAN'S TALE by James D. Doss
I already read this book but am reading it again because the next one in the series is out and I'm next on the list and I need a refresher to remember what was going on. The library will call at any time to tell me that Coffin Man, the 16th book in the Charlie Moon series, is in...



Book 89
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:45 PM
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31. This one is more sci-fi than mystery...
After 2 readings of the book, not sure what I think of the story's guest main character or how he did what he did...

Will read this again in a year or so...
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:48 PM
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28. 11/22/63 n/t
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:10 PM
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29. Black Out by Lisa Unger (nt)
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Moe Shinola Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:44 PM
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30. Still slogging through Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake, plus...
SS-GB by Len Deighton
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 03:34 PM
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32. Last Days of Dogtown
by Anita Diamant
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:32 PM
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33. In Revere, In Those Days by Roland Merullo
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