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Old 08-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #831
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Mordant's Need by Stephen Donaldson
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #832
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oh yeah, and '1-2-3 Magic: Discipline for ages 2-12.'
I can't BELIEVE I'm resorting to reading a book on how to
discipline my rogue 3 year old son. My stepdad always says that
'parenthood is predicated on the parent being smarter than the child.'
I must be pretty stupid then because I am at a loss!
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:11 PM   #833
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From Time to Time, by Jack Finney. It is the sequel to Time and Again. Time travel novels, not using machines and gadgetry, but based on Einstein's theory that other time periods exist alongside ours and we just have to figure out how to move from one to the other. Even though they are fiction, I learned a lot about 1800s New York City from the first one. The first was written in 1970 and the second in 1995, and I thoroughly enjoy both.

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P.S. The second one gives us a glimpse of 1912's NYC.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #834
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I put in a request at the library for Julia Child's book "My life in France" Her book , with her on the cover.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:47 PM   #835
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I started Patricia Cornwell's new series. At Risk was okay. It was really light reading. I could almost see it more as a screenplay for a TV movie. It could have easily been put into a show and not lost anything. I was a bit disappointed that she didn't flesh out the characters a bit more or go into more detail on the investigations that took place. She would set up where someone was searching then the next thing you know that person is sharing the conclusions from the investigation. The Front so far is a bit better but it seems like you get dialog without understanding the characters motivation. I don't know what is making these guys tick. That is the joy of books over movies is that deeper understanding of human nature and behavior. I don't know if I would read any others in this series.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:36 PM   #836
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From Time to Time, by Jack Finney. It is the sequel to Time and Again.
I had Time and Again in my possession but passed it on without reading it.

I'm listening to Angela's Ashes on audio, while trying to finish Running with Scissors and Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:41 AM   #837
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"Black Creek Crossing," by John Saul. He is one of my favorite authors.

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:01 AM   #838
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.....you never know what I will come home with from the library...
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:41 PM   #839
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My love of mysteries coming to the fore: just finished James Sallis' Salt River, and just started Double Negative by David Carkeet. To my ladies I'm reading A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle. Any Peter Mayle lovers who happen to be dog lovers should read it; it is sort of A Year in Provence told from the dog's point of view. The gals are loving it! Of the books I checked out of the library last week, my favorite was probably The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson.

I have a new friend who just discovered how much I love reading ... he's trying to convince me to give Tolstoy another chance, that he wrote short stories that aren't bad. Huh ... aren't bad is a positive. So many books, so little time to waste on books you don't like unless there is a reason to read them (information you need, because you want to be able to discuss it, to get a grade).
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Currently leafing through all of Mercedes Lackey's books. I read fast and furious!
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