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Old 05-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #1026
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I finished off Gunther Schulers Early Jazz, more non-fiction music appreciation than anything but a very good read and some nice notation of a couple of Pop's best trumpet solos.

I decided to read Asimov's foundation series, almost through the 1st one.

One of my neighbors sells used books with another retired teacher out of her house, one of them is really into beat stuff so i picked up some more Kerouac, I enjoyed the 1st 2 books of his I got over the last 2 years.

I also bought a Grahm Greene book from the same sale, I have heard a lot of good things about him and am looking forward to it.

I checked out Jazz by Toni Morrison mostly because I must have been on ambien at the time and didn't remember. I thought it was fiction based on non-fiction events but confused, not sure if I am going to read it or not if anyone has read it let me know if it is worth the time.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #1027
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My brother bought a book called "Great Bastards in History" by Jure Fiorillo.

William the Conqueror, Elizabeth I, Alexandre Dumas Fils, Robert Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Billie Holliday, Leonardo Di Vinci, Jack London, and Fidel Castro are some of the world's great bastards.

Interesting book.

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Old 05-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #1028
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #1029
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I just finished reading Inheritance by Simon Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien's Grandson). It was a very good book...not quite excellent, simply because the main character was never really developed adequately enough. But, good book nevertheless.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #1030
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Finished book 13 of WOT. Now I am reading Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. He is one of my favorite Sci Fi writers.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #1031
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Just finished C.S. Friedman' In Conquest Born, great Sci Fi Opera, I loved it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #1032
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Finished book 13 of WOT. Now I am reading Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. He is one of my favorite Sci Fi writers.

Cool. I've been looking for a new sci fi book.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #1033
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I started Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep," but I put it down for ASOIAF.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #1034
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I have just read an incredible political thriller ebook. I was browsing around at amazon.com and found this ebook called The Cain Sanction, I read the preview and a few chapters. It really was a page turner can’t put it down kind of book.
I didn’t know how it ends until the last sentence of the last page.. great read!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #1035
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #1036
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #1037
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I started Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep," but I put it down for ASOIAF.
I want to get into that series also but need a break from the fantasy genera after 13 straight books.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #1039
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A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin.

This was on the NY Times best-seller list for a long time, but I put off reading it because I sort of burned out on romantic fantasy and swords & sorcery and all that stuff a long time ago.

But I'm about 200 pages into this one and I can't put it down. This is like romantic fantasy where things went wrong. Very wrong. It's like someone took the war of the roses (the York & Lancaster one - - not the Douglas & Turner movie) and stuck it in the middle of a Mercedes Lackey novel about talking cats and psychic princesses.

Brutal I tell you. And facinating.

And several more books to go in the epic.
Bumping this post by Old Dude, and props for him mentioning GoT / ASOIAF back in 2005. Nice to see everyone else on the bandwagon now
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #1040
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The Persuader by Lee Child.

The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place ... without family ... without possessions ... without commitments. And without fear. Which is good, because troubleóbig, violent, complicated troubleófinds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once, not ever. But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business. Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and Francis Xavier Quinn got away with murder. Now a chance encounter outside Boston's Symphony Hall brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it justice.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #1041
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #1042
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Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie.

Very intimate details of the lives of the last Emperor and Empress of Russia, disastrous wars, and the horrors of hemophilia.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #1043
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Walker Percy, Love In The Ruins.

2 words: Superb Book.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #1044
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #1045
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Take Your Eye Off the Ball by Pat Kirwan, is a good read ......... there are plenty of OM posters that could benefit from this book.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #1046
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I have just read an incredible political thriller ebook. I was browsing around at amazon.com and found this ebook called The Cain Sanction, I read the preview and a few chapters. It really was a page turner canít put it down kind of book.
I didnít know how it ends until the last sentence of the last page.. great read!!
Is it really a 'page-turner' when there aren't any pages to turn?
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #1047
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I want to get into that series also but need a break from the fantasy genera after 13 straight books.
Out of the 13, what books(s) where your favorite?
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #1048
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I finished up "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson a few nights ago.

Good read....I think I liked "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" more though.
That series goes steadily downhill from the first book.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #1049
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"Elantris" is one of the best books I've read in the last 10 years!

Have you read the "Mistborn" books by Sanderson yet? They are also very good.

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Yes, after reading Elantris, I jumped right into Mistborn....it was good, but Elantris was better.

What would you recommend from here?
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #1050
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Finished up the 3rd and final book ('The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest) of the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

All three were pretty good books.
Dragon tattoo eh? Well, if you're looking for another good book that takes place in Sweden...try ummm My Sweet Saga. No shameless self promotion or anything 35k people have dl'd it to their e-readers, though sales have tailed off...but check it out!

Oh look, here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/My-Sweet-Saga-...VU5XWC2&sr=8-1
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