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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #180 on: May 02, 2011, 09:12:37 AM »
Epic list of books.
While I havn't gone through the whole thread  currently i'm finishing Brave New World , I had previously read 1984.. Then it's a toss up between the Ender Game Series by Orson Scott Card or Dune by Frank Hebert.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #181 on: May 02, 2011, 09:40:16 AM »
Just read The Book Thief and Catcher in the Rye. Now into Russell Brand's My Booky Wook which will be followed by Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument.

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« Reply #182 on: May 03, 2011, 09:00:04 AM »
I've now moved on to "The Templar Legacy" by Steve Berry. It's a Dan Brown style fast-paced historical mystery adventure kind of thing. I like this style for a quick entertaining read. Coming up soon on my list:

The paris Vendetta
Wicked
The Bottom Billion
Beneath a Marble Sky
and thanks to a renewed interest with the start of the TV series, The Song of Ice and Fire series :)
I'd love to reread the Jean M Auel series that starts with Clan of the Cave Bear, as well.

I recently went on an online ordering spree of books so I have all kinds, something from pretty much every genre. I run the Book Swap down here in Mokpo so if anyone ever needs some books; we have tonsfor trade!

An author I very much enjoyed was Elenor Herman. Her books "Sex with the Queen" and "Sex with Kings" were quite fascinating (non-fiction).

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #183 on: May 03, 2011, 09:21:38 AM »
I just finished reading Running with Scissors and it was pretty funny. I also just started reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy, so far its really good.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #184 on: May 03, 2011, 09:39:20 AM »
i started The Sword of Truth. it was a bad idea.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #185 on: May 06, 2011, 10:25:04 AM »
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: Haruki Murakami. I would recommend anything by him.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #186 on: May 06, 2011, 11:14:40 AM »
Just finished The Catcher in the Rye. Wasn't really wowed by it.

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« Reply #187 on: May 06, 2011, 11:40:03 AM »
The  Catcher in the Rye is one of the most overrated american classics of all time. Holden Caufield, I hate you!!

I am currently reading two books. The Grapes of Wrath and the Prelude to Foundation.

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« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2011, 02:36:15 PM »
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Excellent so far!

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« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2011, 02:39:36 PM »
Just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I will second the notion that this is an excellent read.

Currently I'm working on a novel called White Teeth by Zadie Smith. A young British author got a lot of acclaim for this novel as it was her debut. It's a gem of a piece, really and truly.

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« Reply #190 on: May 06, 2011, 02:44:10 PM »
i finished the Girl Series about two weeks ago, have all three books for sale if interested.

Currently reading The help by Kathryn Stockett.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #191 on: May 06, 2011, 03:45:02 PM »
- Operating System Concepts 8th ed
- Data Structures and Algorithms (in Java) 5ft ed.
- Design Patterns (Elements of Reusable Object Oriented Software).

Yay. Hmmmm.  Actually I need to get my hands on some good books.  :-X
Carpe PM... ZzzzzZzzz ZzzzZzzz.

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Re: What Books are you reading???? just curious!
« Reply #192 on: May 06, 2011, 08:04:51 PM »
I just acquired.....

Teaching with love and logic, taking control of the classroom by Jim Fay and David Funk
via What the Book $17.95

(can't recommend it, haven't started it yet, but it looks great!)

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« Reply #193 on: May 06, 2011, 08:18:12 PM »
I am currently reading the first book of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I started it in high school but since I got a kindle I have been downloading several books and series that I have either meant to read or never completed because of time (or losing the ol' paperback whenever I moved) haha.

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« Reply #194 on: May 06, 2011, 08:22:43 PM »
I am working my way through 50 Great Short Stories edited by Milton Crane, and Melville's Moby-Dick.

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« Reply #195 on: May 06, 2011, 10:13:49 PM »
One of the best works of fiction I've read lately was "The World According to Garp". 

The movie was only mildly entertaining.  But, I guess they did the best that they could in adapting that book for the screen.

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« Reply #196 on: May 07, 2011, 03:30:55 AM »
I just finished Howard Schultz's Pour Your Heart Into It (AWESOME and inspirational) and Swiss Family Robinson by Wyss (I re-read it yearly).  I am now starting Napolean's Buttons and re-reading the Harry Potter books (another yearly investment of time, but totally worth it.)   :)

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« Reply #197 on: May 07, 2011, 08:01:10 AM »
Just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I will second the notion that this is an excellent read.

Currently I'm working on a novel called White Teeth by Zadie Smith. A young British author got a lot of acclaim for this novel as it was her debut. It's a gem of a piece, really and truly.

I'm also reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  It took awhile for me to get into it, but now I'm 3/4 through and I don't want it to end!

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« Reply #198 on: May 08, 2011, 01:00:51 PM »
Right now I'm finishing A Feast For Crows again in preparation for the A Dance With Dragons release in July. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy novels, but it's nice to read a series that doesn't follow the stereotypical knight-in-shining-armor-defeats-evil-and-saves-the-world/gets the girl/etc. plot line.

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« Reply #199 on: May 08, 2011, 04:58:45 PM »
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (he wrote Angela's Ashes)
- its a great book. an account of this authors earlier years working as a teacher at an inner-city school in New York.
  a very candid read about creative teaching when students are uninspired to learn.