What Are You Reading

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

  1. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    Betsy and Tacy! My daughter loved those when she was growing up!
     
  2. Miss sofia

    Miss sofia One Too Many

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    Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley.
     
  3. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    Pretty much. I greatly appreciate your saying so!

    At least addictions to books and clothing are not life-threatening, only wallet-threatening. I can live with that.
     
  4. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Enigma by Robert Harris. I'm also delving back into David Brinkley's Washington Goes to War.
     
  5. The Smithsonian Guide to Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War and the US Army Atlas of WWII in Europe, both preowned from Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN.

    Shipping both these huge tomes back is gonna be "interesting"... the atlas is a hardcover that's too big to fit in a carryon bag, and the Smithsonian Guide's heavy enough to bust a skull with.
     
  6. Aristaeus

    Aristaeus A-List Customer

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    Trumpet Blues, The Life of Harry James.
    By Peter J. Levinson.
    Oxford University Press.
    Copyright 1999.
    So far a good read, but the book could use better chronological organization with regards to events, but still informative on America's Ace #1 Trumpet Player.

    Atlantis, The Antediluvian World.
    By Ignatius Donnelly.
    Dover Publications INC, New York.
    Copyright 1976.
    Unabridaged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by Harper & Brothers in New York, in 1882.
    I have just started this one and a good read so far.
     
  7. Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
    by Steve Hodel
    (New York: Harper Collins, 2004)
     
  8. funneman

    funneman Practically Family

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    Get Capone by Jonathan Eig

    Good book.

    A lot of insight into the City of Chicago in the 20s and 30s.

    A lot of information on Capone's efforts to stay well dressed.

    In fact it seems his large amounts of cash spent on suits at Marshall Fields helped lead to his tax evasion conviction.
     
  9. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    United States of America vs State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer
    Governor of the State


    Thirty-six pages of preconceived judicial activism. :icon_smil
     
  10. WH1

    WH1 Practically Family

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    Ahh...I'll wait for the movie on this one!:p

    Hmm Julia or Angelina...
     
  11. Atinkerer

    Atinkerer One of the Regulars

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    I'm reading Seven Pillars Of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence
     
  12. VitaminG

    VitaminG One of the Regulars

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    Pork City by Howard Browne. I haven't read it in years, but with all the talk about vintage clothing, music, et al. here on the FL I felt compelled to dig it out for another go round. Still a good read :)
     
  13. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Late summer reading amidst humid heat and college pigskin previews.

    The Poetry of Survival: Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe,
    edited by Daniel Weissbort;
    and,
    a study of Samuel Beckett, Michael Robinson's The Long Sonata of the Dead.

    Bertolt Brecht leads the survivor list. A contemporary of Beckett,
    and every bit the cipher, though perhaps less taxing in other ways.
    And fresh discoveries of glistening jewels too long hidden that shine
    and sparkle. :)

    (Thanks, John) ;)
     
  14. olive bleu

    olive bleu One Too Many

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    Tallulah Bankhead's 1952 autobiography. just started last night.
     
  15. Vintage lover

    Vintage lover A-List Customer

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    So far would you recommend it?
     
  16. Atinkerer

    Atinkerer One of the Regulars

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    Yes, I'd surely recommend it! So far, it's one of the best books I've ever read. Even in the first few pages this book gives you stunning insight into the geopolitics of WWI, and a startling view into the mind and culture of the Arab people. It is written concisely, with an eloquence and elegance of expression that makes it very hard to put down.
     
  17. Tripnastic

    Tripnastic New in Town

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    I just picked up "A Man of Honor", the autobiography of Joseph Bonanno last night. It's interesting just a biography, but it's even more interesting to read him try and put an innocent light on some of the things he was involved with.
     
  18. Honey Bee

    Honey Bee One of the Regulars

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    Always reading, "The Shell Seekers", but currently sitting on the veranda and reading, "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott...very much like the first few pages.
     
  19. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    "Vagabond" by Bernard Cornwell, second novel in the Grail Quest series.
     
  20. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    ...through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways out on the veranda?...;)
    (Nothing like a Keatian limerick to set a novel's proper tone. Love Fitz's
    epigram selection for Tender is the Night).

    Ever read The Great Gatsby?
    Fitz is supposedly a difficult screenplay, but I loved the film as much as the book. :)
    Have to reread him soon. :)
     

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