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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:48 pm

Just finished Date With a Sheesha by Anthony Bidulka, latest in his Russell Quant (P.I.) series. Currently on The Poisoner's Handbook. Should I be worried if it's my husband's copy? :?
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:13 pm

Just started reading, "Journey of Souls" by Dr. Michael Newton. Case studies of reincarnation and our life between lives.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:54 pm

I was reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," but I'm not enjoying it as much as my friend said I would. So I'm taking a break and reading "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court" by Jeffrey Toobin. It's not quite as good as Toobin's earlier Supreme Court book, "The Nine," but it's still worth reading.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Eric in Dodge City wrote:I was reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," but I'm not enjoying it as much as my friend said I would...


Funny you should mention HHGG... I've been in a bit of a Douglas Adams mood lately myself. Perhaps it's time to dust off my copy. I keep having thoughts of being far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Milky Way galaxy...
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:56 pm

DeckApe wrote:Just finished Date With a Sheesha by Anthony Bidulka, latest in his Russell Quant (P.I.) series. Currently on The Poisoner's Handbook. Should I be worried if it's my husband's copy? :?


I read "The Poisoner's Handbook" a few years ago and thought it was fascinating. The author handled an potentially morbid topic with style, grace and wit. Now that you mention it, I'd like to read it again. Can you remind me of the author's name?
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:42 pm

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DeckApe wrote:Just finished Date With a Sheesha by Anthony Bidulka, latest in his Russell Quant (P.I.) series. Currently on The Poisoner's Handbook. Should I be worried if it's my husband's copy? :?


I read "The Poisoner's Handbook" a few years ago and thought it was fascinating. The author handled an potentially morbid topic with style, grace and wit. Now that you mention it, I'd like to read it again. Can you remind me of the author's name?


Certainly. It's Deborah Blum.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby madsglen » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:06 am

Just finishing "The Rebels of Ireland" by Edward Rutherfurd

And I'm re-reading "The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkein with my godson (actually, we've 'switched positions'. He's reading it to me to work on his reading.)
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:38 pm

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DeckApe wrote:Just finished Date With a Sheesha by Anthony Bidulka, latest in his Russell Quant (P.I.) series. Currently on The Poisoner's Handbook. Should I be worried if it's my husband's copy? :?


I read "The Poisoner's Handbook" a few years ago and thought it was fascinating. The author handled an potentially morbid topic with style, grace and wit. Now that you mention it, I'd like to read it again. Can you remind me of the author's name?


Certainly. It's Deborah Blum.


Thanks. I'll look it up the next time I go to the library.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Right now, I'm reading Amber Dermont's "The Starboard Sea," about prep school students in New England. It's OK, but not great.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:35 pm

I just finished Adrian McKinty's "The Cold Cold Ground," a police procedural set in 1980s Ireland. It was OK but not great. I doubt I'll read the other books in the series.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:53 am

Currently drifting between gardening books: one proselytizing for getting rid of your lawn and one about Japanese stone gardens.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Eric in Dodge City » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:22 pm

I'm re-reading Frank McCourt's glorious memoir "Angela's Ashes." It's one of the finest books -- fiction or nonfiction -- I've ever read, and I always find something to delight me. (This is my sixth or seventh reading.) If you haven't discovered "Angela's Ashes" for yourself, be sure to check it out.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:12 pm

Yes, excellent book. I love the part when he threw up baby Jesus. So funny.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby madsglen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:44 pm

"Someone Knows My Name" by Lawrence Hill

Well on my way into the 52-book challenge for 2013.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:48 pm

Currently reading "The Perfect Nazi"; Uncovering My Grandfather's Secret Past by Martin Davidson... A riviting read...
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:16 pm

Currently on a multiple-re-read of Terry Pratchett's "The Truth." Awaiting the duty of "final proofread" of my husband's second manuscript in the murder mystery series... first one is ready for submission to prospective publishers. Now to write the cover letter...
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:15 pm

I'm currently in a rather romantic mood, so lately I'm reading gay romance and erotica. I need the lift. :D
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:52 am

nimby wrote:I'm currently in a rather romantic mood, so lately I'm reading gay romance and erotica. I need the lift. :D


Heh... you said lift... :roll: :lol:
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:33 am

I wish I could say the pun was unintentional...
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby DeckApe » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:16 pm

S'okay, I needed the cheap giggle. :)

Flipping through "Doctor Who: A Celebration-Two Decades Through Time And Space" (copyright 1983).
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Guinness Fan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:11 pm

"The Making of FDR; The Story of Stephen T. Early, America's First Modern Press Secretary" by Linda Levin. An interesting and well-researched read,,,but it'll never be a major motion picture....
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:52 pm

Just finished "A History of the World in 100 Objects" by Neil MacGregor...really makes history come alive....
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:56 pm

Tonight I picked up a great book of short stories, "Masterpieces Of Fantasy and Enchantment". Can't wait to climb under the covers and start reading.
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

nimby wrote:"Masterpieces Of Fantasy and Enchantment". Can't wait to climb under the covers and start reading.

Hopefully your undercover experience has a happy ending 8)
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Re: So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:23 pm

They usually do, but at this stage of the game, sometimes that means a full night's sleep too. :oops:
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