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What Are You Reading

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Lancealot

    Lancealot Practically Family

    I just started the Dresden FIles by Jim Butcher. Kind of Sam SPade meets Harry Potter. A rather enjoyable bit of fluff.
     
  2. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    These days I'm reading a two-volume compilation of Raymond Chandler. The first volume has many of his "pulp" short stories.

    I need to stop messing around on the computer and read more books.
     
  3. Lancealot

    Lancealot Practically Family


    I have thought about picking up some of his works
     
  4. Tony in Tarzana

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    I got them from Amazon. Most of his novels and short stories in a two-volume hardbound set.
     
  5. "Doc" Devereux

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    I'm reading a fascinating book called Infamous Aircraft, about aeroplanes (and airships) that weren't exactly a joy to fly under all conditions. Thoroughly enjoying it too.
     
  6. Matthew Dalton

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    I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
     
  7. Tony in Tarzana

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    OK, Doc, there's another book I have to buy. Gee, thanks!

    Anything that mentions the Tarrant Tabor is pretty much a must-buy.
     
  8. G. Fink-Nottle

    G. Fink-Nottle One of the Regulars

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    I just started "Freedom From Fear" by David M. Kennedy, It's a history of the US from the depression to the end of WWII. The book is about five inches thick so it'll be awhile before it's finished.
     
  9. Lancealot

    Lancealot Practically Family

    I very much enjoyed The Count. I hate the mvoie was not closer to it.
     
  10. Matthew Dalton

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    I thought the movie was okay, until I actually read most of the book and saw it again, then I thought it was pretty poor.

    I got another movie version not long ago, I haven't watched it yet, it looked a little bit more accurate. But still not true to the book.
     
  11. Lancealot

    Lancealot Practically Family

    Which version is it?
     
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  13. Feraud

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    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester.
     
  14. Lancealot

    Lancealot Practically Family

  15. DancingSweetie

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    I'm reading On the Waterfront, the Pulitzer prize winning articles that inspired the film.
     
  16. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

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    I know: I'm a bad, bad man. Fortunately it's a thing that seems to work for me. ;)
     
  17. waingirl

    waingirl One of the Regulars

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    I am reading "The Autobiography of Henry VIII" by Margaret George. I love reading anything about England's monarchs, and mysteries.
     
  18. DancingSweetie

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    Oh, I love that too! I've been reading whatever I can about Queen Elizabeth.
     
  19. "Doc" Devereux

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    Which one? :D
     
  20. DancingSweetie

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    The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age by Christopher Hibbert. Also those trashy Phillipa Gregory books - love those.
     

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