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  •  welcome (38+ / 0-)

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    I have finished reading:

    My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

    I am reading:

    Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra by Poul Anderson (part 6 of the Technic Civilization Saga)  (pg. 363 of 606)

    Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia by Kate Whouley (pg. 49 of 231)

    The Chains of the Sea by Joe Green ( the DKos author john keats) (pg.59 of 749)   Joe was kind enough to send me the book as a gift.

    Challenge books:

    A History of London by Stephen Inwood (pg. 149 of 937)

    Middletown, America: One Town’s Passage from Trauma to Hope (9-11) by Gail Sheehy (Pg. 134 of 392)

    Sherman’s March by Burke Davis (pg. 91 of 302)

    I know, I know…Curiosity is a rover on Mars.  :)

    What are you reading or hoping to read?

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    by cfk on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 02:24:47 PM PST

    •  Getting ready to start land of marvels (6+ / 0-)

      Another Barry unsworth novel and also a booker prize winner.

      Historical fiction set in the Middle East 1910.

      I'm a big unsworth fan.  

      I just finished rereading The Lord of the rings and reading Enders game.  It had been maybe 25 years since I had read lotr and it was much better than I remembered it.  I used to prefer the hobbit.  Now I will have to read the hobbit again to see if it too has improved with age.  I read Enders game because I have some teen nephews I'm trying to get into science fiction and some one highly recc'd it to me.  I'm sure I would have loved it as a kid and still thoroughly enjoyed it, but was a little turned off by the hints of ayn rand in the philosophy.  

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:33:55 PM PST

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      •  I stopped reading Card, too (3+ / 0-)
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        ferg, RiveroftheWest, jlms qkw

        But I did like Ender's Game.

        I am glad you enjoyed The Lord of the Rings again.  Hubby still loves The Hobbit, too.  

        I loved The Chronicles of Prydain by Alexander so much that I bought it for my two sons to take with them when they got married.

        I am not sure about your nephews, but...

        Our own Kelly McCullough has written some books that I enjoyed:

        I wrote this about the first set:

        The hero of the stories is so good at programming that his many times great aunt wishes him to do a job for her.  That she is a Fate is only one part of the problem because what she wants is so terrible, he must refuse.  

        Refusing a Fate is not good.  One should also not believe that Zeus is just a wino who loves to party.  It can be tough to know that Pluto is waiting impatiently to get his hands on you.  And the Furies?  I leave it to your imagination.  When I read the books, I spent my time either laughing or cowering under the couch.


        His next set with two more coming are darker:

            Broken Blade
            Bared Blade
            Crossed Blades  

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        by cfk on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:40:21 PM PST

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