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Old 05-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #221
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I'm actually not reading it, but got it on audio "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. The library was supposed to have a copy and when I arrived to pick it up, it wasn't there, but the audio version was. I'm still going to read the book since I get much more out of it reading than listening. "Persuasion" was Jane Austen's last book and was printed posthumously. It is quite interesting about a couple who had fallen in love as young people and thru family interference not married but found each other later.
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #222
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Have just moved on to Tulipomania - "The story of the world's most coveted flower & the extraordinary passions it aroused".

Very interesting read so far. Amazing how entire lives & fortunes were both made & lost over the TULIP, of all things!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:15 AM   #223
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i'm reading an ibm x-series 342 server maintenance manual as i chat here today. one of our servers crashed, and is stuck loading virtual product data, and the spare system board is having serveraid problems.

1 guess which is more interesting. ibm, or foodies.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:19 PM   #224
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hmmmmm..... foodies?
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #225
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i'm reading Chef's materials. it's fascinating. learning 'bout Escoffier & Careme, proper technique, recipes & equipment, plenty.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:47 PM   #226
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Would you believe I'm reading Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code? I waited till it came out in paperback because that huge hardcover edition is very difficult to read in bed. I'm half way thru this book and it's a great read.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:17 PM   #227
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"Deception Point" by Dan Brown
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:43 AM   #228
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I have only a few pages left of time traveler's wife. I'll be reading Cloud of Sparrows next by Takashi Matsuoka
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:40 PM   #229
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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince... again.... I'm looking for clues...
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:53 AM   #230
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After finishing The Fountainhead I had to grab Ayn Rands next book Atlas Shrugged. I've gotten hooked on Rand lately. :)

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Old 05-10-2006, 07:33 AM   #231
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Danielle Steel - Granny Dan.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:34 AM   #232
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I am reading Dreamweaver MX 2004 The Missing Manual and The Elusive Truffle by Mirabel Osler. I've just finished Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #233
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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince... again.... I'm looking for clues...
I hear that! I've read it quite a few times myself. I'm actually listening to it on cd in the car right now.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:44 AM   #234
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Danielle Steel's THE KISS
Danielle Steel's IMPOSSIBLE
THE DA VINCI CODE (re-reading before the movie comes out)
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THE MAGIC OF OZ ( I'm slowly re-reading the whole series)

I have the new James Patterson book beside my bed too... I'm forcing myself to read all these others plus a few library books first.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:29 PM   #235
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Okay, be warned I'm a book-a-holic now I'm on the Wild Baron by Catherine Coulter... I read pretty much everything, from Stephen King to Julie Garwood, to J K Rowling... if it catches my eye, it catches my brain lol.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:31 PM   #236
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By the way before I forget, has anyone ever read Cooking for Dummies, sounds basic but it comes in handy... another one I like is Cooking for College Kids (dating back to my own college days)... a little off topic but just thought I'd mention it...
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman was a good read, very intelligent. Also Anthony Bourdain's 'A Cooks Tour' is a staple bedside companion.
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2 weeks ago I finished the last book in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and now I am on the 2nd book in the Narnia Chronicles and it's every bit as good as I remember it being!
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:32 PM   #239
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The Return of the Wolf by Steve Grooms.
An excellent book on the history, howling, breeding, and hunting strategies of wolves as well as the misunderstanding of the wolf.
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I haven't looked at "Cooking for Dummies", that I can remember anyways, but I did pick up "Christmas Cooking for Dummies"... I'm always looking for easy holiday recipes....

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also been reading the tea shop series by Linda Childs, "The Witness" by Dee Henderson, the garden series by Anthony Eglin.
been depressed lately, so I've been reading a lot!!
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