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jww wrote: I have now turned to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, which I am enjoying immensely -- I couldn't put it down the first installment last night, and only have about 80 pages to finish it - which I will probably do tomorrow -- then onto Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I anticipate all three to be done well before the holidays are out.
We gave my daughter Mockingjay for Christmas. She's on the second book and saw previews for the new movie the other night. She said it comes out in March and looks good.

I'm currently reading Fall of Giants and got the Steve Jobs bio for Christmas.
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The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Mamont.
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A place where I would differ from most of you is that I do not read fiction or novels. I am more of an informational type. I typically read to learn. At the moment, I am working through The Now Habit by Neil Fiore for the second time. It is about procrastination.
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Today I received something I've wanted for years, but only learned a few weeks ago that it existed...The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories.

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Just finished "Kennedy & Nixon" by Christopher Matthews and now reading "Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party" by Max Blumenthal.
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Christopher Hitchens - God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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I ploughed through the Hunger Games Trilogy in a couple of days - the first book is the best story -- from there on it gets pretty predictable. The ending was just "meh" for me.

I have since moved on to Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom (on my Kobo, of course). Cornwell rights fabulous historical fiction.

I must add, however, that in the midst of this, I received 3 different David Dimbleby books for Christmas -- How We Built Britain, The Seven Ages of Britain and A Picture of Britain. They have all been excellent documentary series, and the companion books are reportedly as good as the set Simon Schama wrote for his History of Britain series. I will savour these three over time.
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I'm reading The Mother Tongue - English and How it Got That Way by Bill Bryson, which I am finding fascinating. I am really interested in language development/evolution, so this is great material for me.

For Christmas, I got a couple of other books by the same author:
Made in America - An Informal History of the English Language in the United States and
A Short History of Nearly Everything.

I also got The Power of Babel - A Natural History of Language, which again falls right into line with my interests.

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Bryson has done some good things in writing, that's for sure.

He and I vie for position as North America's greatest British Apologist. :D
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That does place you in illustrious company, Wendell!

(It might also help to offset in some small way your fixation with sheep and woolfat. :P )

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Re-reading my favourite book - 1984 by George Orwell.

I received a Kindle for Christmas and I'm really enjoying using it.
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Currently reading Alone in the Wilderness - Dick Proenneke on my Nook Color.

Very much enjoying both the book and reader.
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Tudors by G.J. Meyer.
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I finished the Chronological Bible in the New International Version, never having read the Bible from beginning to end.

I want to wait until that ESPN book (tome actually, it is about 500 pages) comes out in paperback, and then also want to get the newest John Grisham, though I think I may have missed the two most recent releases, usually February of each year.
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Currently reading:

A slew of monthly titles from both DC and Marvel.

'11/22/63' by Stephen King. So enjoyable, I can hardly put it down when I need to.
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I'm looking for something to read from Vince Flynn. After I finished my last book I was a little bit out of the reading mood for a while, and now that winter's kicked in, I'm going to get back on track.
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Buddhism Without Beliefs - by Stephen Batchelor

Re-reading after many years. Very clear read on the precepts of Buddhism without the cultural coloring. I like. :D
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LouisIII wrote:Pnin (again)
Finished.

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