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    Just finished Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd Pretty good. Amazing how they can dig up so many 300 year old records.

    Also recently got caught up on A Song of Fire and Ice (finished 3 of 7). Book 4 is later this year.

    I think I will read 1776 by McCullough next. Anybody read it yet?

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    I just finished the Burglar in the Rye and Burglar on the prowl.

    I had read Block's Scudder series (I think I got them all anyway) and his hit man books but for whatever reason I had not picked up the Burglar books.

    I guess it was the titles or something but I ended up really enjoying these two. I think I will head over to Hyde brothers tomorrow and try to get the rest of them.

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    Harry Potter 6 comes out in 1 day!!! WOOHOO!!!!
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    We're reading The Magician's Nephew with my son at bedtime. A couple of more nights to go.......
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    Hey, Narnia rocks! My favorite was Dawn Treader
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    I'm reading Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
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    Another great one....I havent finished that series yet
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    The last Burgalar book I read mentions John Sandford's Prey series. So I went read the most recent one and it mentions the Burgalar series. Now I am off on another of those.

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    Just found this thread, I read all the time, usually about three books at once:

    Just finished "Under & Alone" by Billy King, they are making a movie about it, its a true story of an ATF agent who went undercover in a outlaw motor cycle gang. Highly recommend.

    Currently reading "The Onion Field" by Joseph Wambuagh

    Almost done with "A soldier's Story" The autobiography of WWII General Omar Bradley

    Recently finsished "Patton: A genious for war", "Shooter" forget the authors name but its an autobiography of the current top Marine Sniper. It was excellent as well. And "Delta Force" by Eric Haney, autobiography again, about one of the first enlisted members of Delta Force, another excellent read.
    "I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post."

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    Finished Burgalar who thought he was Bogart. Going to try a Kellerman next.

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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

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    Harry Potter 6 comes out in 1 day!!! WOOHOO!!!!

    I actually finished that Monday afternoon. I'm amazed that these books get better and better.

    This last one definately throws some curveballs in there. I highly doubt there's just one book left to write. If it is the last one, then it's going to be about 1000 pages long.

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    I just finished Time Is The Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak. It's a very interesting book, one that does an amazing job of analyzing the human psyche. It's a book that applies to each and every era of human existence and will continue to do so until our species dies out.
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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
    Heavy. What did you think?
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    We're reading The Magician's Nephew with my son at bedtime. A couple of more nights to go.......
    Aaaaah....

    Hey, there is no :howsweet: smiley!
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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
    Outstanding. I have a marked up and dog-eared copy tucked away in my basement. That really made an impression on me during my formative years. Loved the whole concept of quality and how he differentiated between classical inductive/deductive reasoning and intuition using the analogy of motorcycle maintenance.

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    ^^^ Aah, yes McClintic. Thank you. Just what I was about to say...

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    Outstanding. I have a marked up and dog-eared copy tucked away in my basement. That really made an impression on me during my formative years. Loved the whole concept of quality and how he differentiated between classical inductive/deductive reasoning and intuition using the analogy of motorcycle maintenance.
    It took me a while to finish it, but that was good.

    I cannot explain it better with any other words but yours above.


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    I actually finished that Monday afternoon. I'm amazed that these books get better and better.

    This last one definately throws some curveballs in there. I highly doubt there's just one book left to write. If it is the last one, then it's going to be about 1000 pages long.

    I'm really curious to see how Jo goes with this one. How in the world is going to get all of the horcruxes? That is what I want to know
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    I'm really curious to see how Jo goes with this one. How in the world is going to get all of the horcruxes? That is what I want to know
    I think they have already been gathered in one place. -think kreacher-
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    I think they have already been gathered in one place. -think kreacher-
    I was thinking that, but they aren't ALL in one house, I mean that would be incredibly stupid, and I'm sure Dumbledore might have thought of that.


    But I did remember reading about a locket in that house. It's probably already been destroyed.

    But I don't think that RAB was Regulus Black. It seems too obvious, and I don't think he would hurt Voldemort because he was a Death eater. I mean, he did want to get out of it, but by Sirius' words, he sounded like a bit of a moron. And you need to be somewhat intelligent to find the horcruxes
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    I was thinking that, but they aren't ALL in one house, I mean that would be incredibly stupid, and I'm sure Dumbledore might have thought of that.


    But I did remember reading about a locket in that house. It's probably already been destroyed.

    But I don't think that RAB was Regulus Black. It seems too obvious, and I don't think he would hurt Voldemort because he was a Death eater. I mean, he did want to get out of it, but by Sirius' words, he sounded like a bit of a moron. And you need to be somewhat intelligent to find the horcruxes
    Regulus was killed for betraying Voldemort.

    I don't think they are in the house anymore, but gathered. Remember the mundungus guy, he made off when all the stuff.
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    I finished Harry Potter IV. Not my favorite. Less mystery and a few too many characters. But that could have been because I was reading my EW starting in the back and missed the HP spoiler warning posted at the beginning...

    Also reading Hezrog by Bellow.

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    I finished Harry Potter IV. Not my favorite. Less mystery and a few too many characters. But that could have been because I was reading my EW starting in the back and missed the HP spoiler warning posted at the beginning...

    Also reading Hezrog by Bellow.
    You'll get tons of mystery with 6
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    I hate the Romans. I meant VI, the latest one.

    I still liked it and I think finding out who killed whom before I read the book spoiled the shock of the first reading for me.

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