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Old 04-27-2013, 02:52 AM   #2901
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Steve and I have seen and read all Harry Potters, they are really good...glad you enjoyed the 1st book Rad
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #2902
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I'm finishing a Baldacci...The Forgotten and then starting another called, The Hit. I'm going to finish it if I have to duct tape myself to my chair.
You probably won't need duct tape. His books are hard to put down. I've been on a Baldacci binge for awhile now.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #2903
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You probably won't need duct tape. His books are hard to put down. I've been on a Baldacci binge for awhile now.
My problem is I have places to be all weekend...so I'm only getting in small amounts of time to read. I can see three Baldacci's I need to read "next".

And I found an Andre Norton I hadn't heard of, two stories in one volume - The Forerunner Factor.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #2904
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i just 'bought' the first eight chapters of db's 'the hit' in kindle, for FREE. in effect, i have constructively delayed payment for this ebook by at least 24 hours, possibly longer. sometimes i even amaze myself with my clever financial maneuverings....
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #2905
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I just finished this...

http://www.bookrags.com/Roughing_It/

And started this last night...

http://www.bookrags.com/Life_on_the_Mississippi/

I love the history in these books and Twain's humorous approach to storytelling.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:47 PM   #2906
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I recently finished "The Last Election" which was about the Mayan calendar and how it affected the US election of 2012. The characters initially were described very much like current folk in DC but taken just a hair more exaggerated. But it veered into novelization pretty quickly.

Right now I'm reading "The Ex Who wouldn't Die" kind of a humorous murder mystery.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #2907
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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #2908
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I love the history in these books and Twain's humorous approach to storytelling.
You should enjoy this!

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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
As a youngster I loved The Biography of a Grizzly by Ernest Thompson Seton. And all the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

At the time I thought Huckleberry Finn had a pretty wild life. Being allowed to read it made me feel pretty grownup. Maybe that was my Grandmother's idea when she told me that it contained some things that a child my age might not understand. I got my nose in that book and started turning pages!
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