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    You know, back to Narnia. I just read Lion, Witch and Wardrobe to my little girl this last week. You know, that's a heck of a kid's book. Much better than I recalled. Gee, I might just go ahead and read the rest of the series to her.
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    Bought but have not started reading both The Art of War and Chuck Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters.

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    I'm about halfway through S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, The Princess Bride.........
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    Star Wars Episode 1:The Phantom Menace

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    I'm about halfway through S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, The Princess Bride.........
    Excellent!
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    I just got done reading a book on tape...

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    I just got done reading a book on tape...

    The Shattered Lantern : Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God
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    I'm about halfway through S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, The Princess Bride.........
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    You know who can write a great non-fiction book? Ann Coulter, so can Michael Savage

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    Actually, I read Savage Nation, and I didn't really care for it. I liked Dude Where's My Country a lot better.

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    Dave Eggers - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    Kurt Vonnegut - Galapagos

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    Man, Vonnegut's great. Sirens of Titans is on my short list of all time favorites. Never read Galapagos - do you recommend it?
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    Man, Vonnegut's great. Sirens of Titans is on my short list of all time favorites. Never read Galapagos - do you recommend it?
    I would. I wouldn't say it's anywhere near to his best work, but there's something about it that struck me well. It's leisurely, it can laugh at itself. I really don't know how to describe. But it was fun to read.

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    I would. I wouldn't say it's anywhere near to his best work, but there's something about it that struck me well. It's leisurely, it can laugh at itself. I really don't know how to describe. But it was fun to read.
    Exactly. Very fun to read. My college genetics professor actually recommeded it to me a few years ago.

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    "The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember 9-11 September 11th 2001, Vol. 2" I picked it up at the comic shop today. A very moving tribute. It brought back the feelings I had that day and was a stirring reminder of what was lost, and gained.

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    What's that about?
    This is from Amazon

    Recognizing the concept of God requires that we resist three trends in American society--pragmatism, restlessness, and narcissism. We approach enlightenment when we regard people as they really are--loving them rather than seeing them as means to an end. This requires a meditative approach that replaces use of the intellect with faith, possessiveness with charity, and a focus on pleasure with genuine relationships. This is one of the clearest statements of how our culture, habits, and psychological inclinations disconnect us from the communion with God that all of us can achieve.
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    I just got done reading a book on tape...
    I listen to audio books all the time. I have a lot of day trips to Michigan and wont go unless I have an audio book handy. There are certain authors that are just not good enough to make my reading list but still decent to listen to.

    For example I enjoy listening to the Kinsey Milhone (written by Sue Grafton) books but they are not interesting enough to read. Same thing goes with Quinn Fawcett his books are entertaining if Simon Prebble narrates them but not if I read them.

    But if you are going to tackle something like Les Miserables, Atlas Shrugged, or Cryptonomicon it would be better to actually read the books.

    If you do drive a lot and are interested in Audio books look into recordedbooks.com they have the best narrators and do the most unabridged books of any company I have found.

    I have an Elmore Leonard western in my car right now read by George Guidell and it is great. I dont listen to a lot of Sci-Fi in the car. For some reason I cant get into listening to them as I can reading them. Maybe its because there is more to listen to.

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    Vince Flynn > Tom Clancy

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    I have now read the entire series with Rapp and am eagerly awaiting the next couple of books: Memorial Day (comes out this month) and Consent to Kill ( comes out in October).

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    I have now read the entire series with Rapp and am eagerly awaiting the next couple of books: Memorial Day (comes out this month) and Consent to Kill ( comes out in October).
    Memorial Day came out at least a year ago and it was also very good. It might be the paperback that is coming out this month.

    I dont know why it has worked out this way but Flynn, Sandford and Evanovich always seem to release their books within a few months of each other. The Sandford book is out now (the wife is picking up my copy today) and the Evanovich book is either already out or will be very soon. I cant wait until October I am ready for the new one now.

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    Memorial Day came out at least a year ago and it was also very good. It might be the paperback that is coming out this month.

    I dont know why it has worked out this way but Flynn, Sandford and Evanovich always seem to release their books within a few months of each other. The Sandford book is out now (the wife is picking up my copy today) and the Evanovich book is either already out or will be very soon. I cant wait until October I am ready for the new one now.
    Yeah, I should have said the paperback version of Memorial Day.

    Never read any Evanovich, any suggestions?

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    Yeah, I should have said the paperback version of Memorial Day.

    Never read any Evanovich, any suggestions?
    They are comedy books. I have not read any of her old ones that have been popping up since her Stephanie Plum series has become so popular. My brother read one of the other ones and did not enjoy it.

    Start with the first book "One for the money" and go from there. They are side splitting funny (at least to me) But if it does not have a number in the name avoid it for now.

    Beware of where you read these because you may start laughing very hard at an inappropriate time.

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    I've just read Stephen King's It for about the 15th time, it's probably my favorite, or at least one of my favorites. I love the way he weaves all the different time frames together and how in the future and in the past it all makes since.
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