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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/06/14 07:55:50 (permalink)
Born Round .... Frank Bruni
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/06/27 06:33:12 (permalink)
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/06/27 09:03:39 (permalink)
The next two months the MilePost will be my constant companion read in bits and pieces as necessary.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/06/27 12:36:04 (permalink)
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester. Absolutely fascinating.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/06/27 14:33:14 (permalink)
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The next two months the MilePost will be my constant companion read in bits and pieces as necessary.

I read the MilesPost through 3 times before we went to Alaska! It's actually pretty interesting but I haven't seen one in 10 years so I don't know if they changed to format much, contents I'm sure because of many changes in 10 years but I wonder if the style is the same. It was so readable and clear, best guidebook I have ever used.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/06/28 22:11:09 (permalink)
Just finished alan Brinkley's biography of John Kennedy in the American Presidents series. These books are about 140 pages with an interesting perspective.  Brinkley writes well but is a little wishy- washy and does not really write too much about the sex and health scandals that would have come to light under modern media practices and probably would have brought JFK down. He also writes a lot about the popular perceptions of JFK versus the reality of  his accomplishment. A good read.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/07/07 09:35:58 (permalink)
Last Men Out, by Bob Dury and Tom Clavin. Just started. About the final hours in Apr of 75 at the US Embassy in Viet Nam.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/07/15 14:22:55 (permalink)
"Cowards", Glenn Beck
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/07/15 17:11:43 (permalink)
XO...Jeffery Deaver, fun read, all his books are!
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/08/03 14:12:09 (permalink)
Coup d'etat, the fourth of Harry Turtledove's alt history of WWII.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2012/08/03 17:45:10 (permalink)
Wish You Well... David Baldacci
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/29 15:12:42 (permalink)
Plunder and Deceit, Levine's  latest, and sure to be a best seller. I too, worry about the country that we are leaving to our kids and grand kids, but this book just recycles and consolidates other info without offering any real solutions. One thing that I credit this guy with is LOTS of notes. Like what he says, or not, you can find his source very easily.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/29 16:01:47 (permalink)
I just finished "The Boy Slaves" (1865) by Mayne Reid.  It's about three boys and a man who are washed up upon the shore of Ethiopia after their ship sinks and are instantly made slaves.  Over the course of the book, they are traded several times to other tribes.  Early in the book, both an Arab sheik and a black sheik want possession of them; they settle the matter by drawing a giant checkerboard in the sand and using camel dung as checkers.
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/29 16:05:19 (permalink)
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I just finished "The Boy Slaves" (1865) by Mayne Reid.  It's about three boys and a man who are washed up upon the shore of Ethiopia after their ship sinks and are instantly made slaves.  Over the course of the book, they are traded several times to other tribes.  Early in the book, both an Arab sheik and a black sheik want possession of them; they settle the matter by drawing a giant checkerboard in the sand and using camel dung as checkers.
 


Was this written IN 1865, or is it  ABOUT what happened in 1865?? It sounds interesting.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/29 19:21:09 (permalink)
Just finished The Crossing by Michael Connelly.  Good fast read.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/30 08:54:47 (permalink)
The Parson Of The Islands: The Life And Times Of Joshua Thomas by Wallace Adam.  Originally published in 1861, it is an interesting study of the way of life of Chesapeake Bay watermen and the canoe-paddling parson who brought Methodism to their islands at the turn of the 19th Century.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/30 09:14:31 (permalink)
As a teacher of Shakespeare,I'm loving the new book by James Shapiro: The Year Of Lear-1606. After a summer of reading over a dozen best sellers and pop fiction, it's good to get into The Bard again!!!
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/30 10:53:28 (permalink)
Just finished David McCullough's The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, a fascinating look at Americans who travelled to Paris, and sometimes settled in for a while, throughout the 19th Century.
 
 
Just started Wings: A History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/30 19:12:06 (permalink)
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, by Aaron Franklin.
 
It's nice to read a manifesto from someone who isn't a complete wackjob, although he does seem a little weird.  Which is probably why he's in Austin, and why I'd like to talk barbecue with him over a few beers.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/11/30 21:11:59 (permalink)
tmiles, it was published in 1865, probably in Europe first and later in America.  If you read the story, it probably takes place in the 1850s, but undoubtedly little had changed by the time the book came out.  And 150 years later this sort of thing is still going on.
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/08 16:06:24 (permalink)
Dearfolk,
   My three latest books were Rosey Grier's Autobiography; "Moanin' At Midnight: The Life And Times Of Howlin' Wolf" by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman; and the one I just finished: "Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers And The Legendary Chess Records" by Nadine (Honey, is that you?) Cohodas. Next I start on the revised edition of Griel Marcus' "Lost Highways."
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/08 19:37:33 (permalink)
Peter Heller's The Painter. Fun,wild read...takes place in beautiful Colorado!
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/08 21:11:14 (permalink)
Just started - Did you ever have a family by Bill Clegg.
 
leethebard - Peter Heller's great, loved his first book, the Dog Stars.
 
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/09 08:12:58 (permalink)
Rogue Lawyer....John Grisham.  Good enjoyable read.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/09 18:05:29 (permalink)
I'm reading "From the Earth to the Moon" (1865) by Jules Verne.  It's a little dry.  It's rather technical at times.  It could have been better.  The problem is that there is scarcely any conflict in the story; it's just a story about Americans building a rocket to the moon.  No conflict in that.
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/10 13:51:11 (permalink)
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/10 19:44:27 (permalink)
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Mar, you should be reading  "How To Sue Your Contractor" 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2015/12/10 21:36:34 (permalink)
So true! 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2016/02/23 14:48:48 (permalink)
Just finished GHOST FLEET : a novel of the next world war. Before I return it I want to let my friends know how good it is , in case you like the genre, which is a little out of style. An imprint of Houghton Mifflin took a chance on 2 new authors, P. W. Singer and August Cole, who at the  end of the book make acknowledgments to favorite authors Arthur Conan Doyle,Herman Wouk, John le Carre, Tom Clancy, and George R. R. Martin. The circle closes when you read a blurb by  D. B. Weiss on the back cover. Like Red October, it is of the "it could happen, but I hope that it doesn't" variety. For the techno readers, there are many pages of notes in the back of the book with info on weapons systems used in the story. I didn't bother with the notes, but the fact that they are there makes the story all the more chilling. If you like early Clancy, or books like Flight of the Intruder, you will like this book.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2016/02/23 15:04:47 (permalink)
Assassin The Man Behind The Mask By Joe Hamilton
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