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Postby Paddywhacked » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:59 pm

I plan on finishing Salt once I graduate on Saturday, I picked it up before the semester began and never finished it. I also have a long list of books I plan on reading before I start law school in a few months.
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Postby rsp1202 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:04 pm

Finally, something worthy of all the hype: Larsson's "The Girl Who Played With Fire." Now I have to get the other two in the series.
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Postby fallingwickets » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:09 am

Larsson's "The Girl


I must be the only person left standing who isnt it this series.... :? the trilogy(?) is considered one of the top 10 book gifts of the year....FYI :lol:

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Postby jww » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:13 am

Me neither, Clive. While it does interest me, some of the story line is too raw for my tastes, and as a result, I have never started it.
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Postby rsp1202 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:29 am

Yeah, I was a latecomer to this, having heard all the buzz about it and still not feeling compelled. But I've been in a reading frenzy of late, and something finally triggered my interest. This second book in the "Millennium" series, as it's called, happened to be sitting on the library bookshelf all by its lonesome, and since the waiting lists for these things are weeks and months long, I grabbed it. Raw it is, and maybe the plotline is a 6 or 7 out of 10, but the characterizations and just plain good writing bring it up to a 10/10.
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Postby Kyle76 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:53 am

I recently completed "Dragon Tattoo," and while it was interesting, it was a little too dark for me, and I found the translation lacking. I don't plan on reading the others.
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Postby GA Russell » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:40 pm

In 1982 I started reading Life After Life by Raymond Moody. I found it very interesting, but half way through it I moved from Pittsburgh to York, and the book was lost in the move.

I recently picked up a copy, and I've started it tonight. I'm looking forward to reading the whole thing now.
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Postby GA Russell » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:26 pm

I've learned about a website readers here might find interesting called Goodreads.

It lets you create a database of the books you are reading, have read, and plan to read. If you are so inclined, you can befriend others with similar tastes and discuss books with them.

Here's my book list: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4689852
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Postby mlp2147 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:30 pm

Off the Grid by Nick Rosen
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Postby brothers » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:03 pm

Just trying to get started on The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. 724 pages! :shock:
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Postby jww » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:05 pm

Just started A Journey: My Political Life. 6 chapters in -- and I am quite enjoying it.
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Postby Rufus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:22 pm

jww wrote:Just started A Journey: My Political Life. 6 chapters in -- and I am quite enjoying it.


I'm glad you're enjoying it, Wendell. I started the book some time ago, but have put it aside, as I can't get into it. The first chapter left me cold and possibly poisoned the chalis for me. I haven't given up, however, and will delve into it again later this month. Meantime I've started Hugh Trevor-Roper's "The Last Days of Hitler"; a good read so far. Once I've finished that book I'm back to my childhood with Kipling's "Kim"; one of my all time favourite books.
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Postby rsp1202 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:18 pm

brothers wrote:Just trying to get started on The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. 724 pages! :shock:

I just finished the trilogy and think this middle book is the best of the lot. (What would you do with 435 million dollars?)
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Postby fallingwickets » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:40 pm

last full measure..... richard moe


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Postby GA Russell » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 am

This week I read The Highly Effective Detective by Richard Yancey. It was very light with a lot of laughs.

I had never heard of it before a couple of months ago. The Mystery Guild and its sister book clubs are offering two Highly Effective Detective novels in one book as an anthology. I figured that the books were probably pretty good for them to do that, so I gave it a flyer. Glad I did.
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Postby fallingwickets » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:32 am

I just finished My dog Tulip nothing to write home about although the critics and hollywood disagree with me HAHA

I just started The Empty Family.....short stories by colm toibin

So far the stories are good

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Postby drmoss_ca » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:40 am

Halfway through Swann's Way, with the rest of the series to follow. I'm not finding Proust an attractive writer, but I am determined to finish them. Then I have a couple more novels from Balzac's Comedie Humaine. I'm saving the half dozen of Trollope's 47 novels that I haven't read and will ration them gradually to myself. Light relief is gazing at Jim Marshall's Trust - a book of rock and roll photographs taken in the late sixties. Imagine shooting Janis and Grace (Joplin and Slick, that is) together! Lucky dog.

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Postby SRD » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:33 am

Doing a reread of James Harriot's All Creatures Great and Small. Just had an opportunity to view the entire 7 season production TV series via streaming with Nexflix. Since I have all 4 books in my library I decided to reread them. The TV series very closely follows the book.
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Postby Thalay Sagar » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:35 am

On deck:

52 Loaves, by William Alexander, the story of a man attempting to bake the perfect loaf of au levain. So far entertaining in a light and frothy kind of way.

The Right to the City, by Don Mitchell. The obverse of the above.

Just finished: Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain. Wonderfully snarky.
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Postby rustyblade » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:48 am

Almost finished Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
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