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Old 12-23-2005, 08:50 AM   #161
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Where do I start...hmm...The book of Matthew, Dear Princess, Shaq Attaq, and Becoming a Writer.

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:49 PM   #162
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Since we have friends who are aquainted with her, Queen Noor's memoirs were my last "serious" book. I must say I skimmed through much of the politics of the middle east parts ... we just get so much of that in the news lately. The book I'm currently reading aloud is "Monsoon Diary" by Shoba Narayan. A really great foodie book. Other than that, my normal stack of murder mysteries. Oh, I recently DID read a "new" book by Allende ... but for the life of me cannot remember the title. I put "new" in quotes, because I tend to read library books 90% of the time. It was on the "new book" rack, but am not sure how new it was. It struck me as different from her past books, but still wonderful.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:58 PM   #163
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I just finished reading THE BOOK OF RUTH by Jane Hamilton.

Now I'm reading two by Marcia Muller DEAD MIDNIGHT and TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN

also...THE TIN WOODSMAN OF OZ. I'm re-reading all the Oz books.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #164
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I just started Julie and Julie by Julie Powell. It sounds like it will be a good read.

I usually have about 6 or 7 books going at once. I currently have a couple of Star Wars books, Naked Came the Manatee, a history of pirates and And Johnny Got His Gun all in various stages of being read. Having owned a used book store for several years, my collection has more unread than read books because I always grabbed what looked interesting to me even if I had other books at home that weren't read.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:03 PM   #165
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Jim Dale, the guy who does the Harry tapes, is great. Apparently he has won several Grammys for his recordings.
+1. I've not "read" a single Harry Potter book. I've listened to them all and I can't imagine doing it any other way.
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:40 PM   #166
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one is -'a million little pieces', also 'th bell jar'.
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What are you reading these days?

I'm in the middle of... KEEPING WATCH by Laurie R King THE POISON WOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver and sadly and embarrassingly INTO THE WOODS by VC Andrews.
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The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and some Eastern philosophy... mostly Sun Tzu amd Lao Tsu
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I'm reading Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud. It's the last in a trilogy.
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'A Year in the Merde' by Stephen Clarke -- a laugh-out--loud comedy-of-errors account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France.

And 'History of France for Dummies'
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