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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Ell

    Ell Well-Known Member

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    The Heart Broke In - James Meeks
    The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

    I've not read either of these authors before but purchased on the basis of reviews and price (sale, $4.99).
     
  2. shadforth

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    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    Bought The Messengers by Edward Hogan and pre-ordered The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell.Also thinking of downloading Shadowland by C.M.Gray to my Kindle. The novel's set before King Arthur,and like the idea of it.
     
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    Technology: A World History
    I recently bought Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott.
    It's a book I've been wanting to own for a while.

    I also somehow acquired a free copy of A History of Science in Society (which would have been very helpful a year ago when I was actually taking that course...)...
     
  5. 753C

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    Let Me Be Frank With You - Richard Ford
    Wow, hadn't heard about that one. Just read the splash on Cornwell's site. Uhtred finally goes to retake Bebbanburg, and I can't get it in the U.S. till January???!!

    Bought Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen. I bought it on kindle and had no idea how long it is. Been reading for days and my reader says I'm 12% in. It's pretty good, but what have I done.....
     
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    The River at the Center of the World - Simon Winchester
     
  7. shadforth

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    Currently Reading:
    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    Bought Shadowland by C.M.Gray,and The Infinite Sea by Jeffrey A Carver for the Kindle and requested Martyr by Rory Clements from the library.
    I only ever buy shorter novels on my Kindle,just can't imagine reading an 800 pager on there!
     
  8. Tonya1000

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    I'm reading tell me no secrets by Joy Fielding
     
  9. Bullyboy

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    I'm imagining it's a zombie of some sort, but Shadforth...your avatar resembles Ian Dury...just sayin'...if you're under forty, that's a compliment...The Blockheads were awesome.
    Just got "No Cure for Cancer"-Denis Leary and "Midnight Express" by Billy Hayes (will reread and give to my kid for the holidays)
     
  10. shadforth

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    Hi Bullyboy. It is Ian Dury! And I'm over 40,and The Blockheads New Boots And Panties was the first LP my parents bought me to go with my 1st record player! Blimey,I sound ancient!

    I was going to pre-order Winter by William Horwood from Amazon at £11.51,but kept hanging back thinking they'd reduce it even more,but nah,last time I checked it was up to £15.99! Doh! :(:)
     
  11. Bullyboy

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    Aren't we all? I was in high school when StiffsLiveStiffs came out:buttrockStill remember the words to "Reconnez Cherie". There's a very good Dury bio still in print too...they say he was an all around nice guy actually
     
  12. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    That is a lovely lovely book. Really very fun to read.
     
  13. Polly Parrot

    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Finally got my library card for uni...:

    Hew Strachan: The First World War, illustrated edition.
    Frank Field: The Last Days of Mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna
    John McCourt: The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920
    Mark A. Wollaeger et al: Joyce and the Subject of History
    John Harty III: James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: A Casebook
    Harold Bloom: Blake's Apocalypse: a study in poetic argument
    Morris Eaves: the Cambridge Companion to William Blake
    Robert Spoo: James Joyce and the Language of History: Dedalus's Nightmare
    Wilma Abeles Iggers: Karl Kraus: A Viennese Critic of the Twentieth Century
     
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    The Hit by David Baldacci
    City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
     
  15. Tonya1000

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    I'm reading the last book of the series watersong elegy by Amanda Hocking.
     
  16. shadforth

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    Currently Reading:
    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    Ordered The Giant Under The Snow by John Gordon,and pre-ordered Winter by William Horwood which Amazon has reduced again after hiking the price to £15.99.
     
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    I'm almost embarrassed by how many books are on wish lists between Barnes and Noble and GoodReads. Next order-
    Power, Passion and Beauty-Walter Kolosky
    Gus Grissom-Ray E. Boomhower

    Looked up an oldie Reflections of a Rock Star by Ian Hunter, I bought it for perhaps $5.99 when it was in print. The B and N marketplace has it starting at $35...should have kept the original.
     
  18. Carrie

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    Recently I purchased and finished

    Diamond in the Rough (precious gems) by A. A. King.

    Awesome read!
     
  19. shadforth

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    Currently Reading:
    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    Borrowed The Broken Cedar by Martin Malone,The White King by Gyorgy Dragoma,and Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller,and ordered Last Days by Adam Nevill,all in the library.
     
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    The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon, edited by Inger H. Dalsgard, Luc Herman and Brian McHale. (2011)
    Through Inherent Vice. Readable and excellent!
     
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