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Posted: 10-May-2007, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (Senara @ 25-Apr-2007, 08:50 AM)
I just finished In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. It's about the whale attack on the Nantucket whaling crew of the Essex. A nice book taking in accounts of crew members and how one survives on the open sea for months at a time.

Next up: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson, and the new Tolkien book, Children of Hurin....

Wasn't Moby Dick based on that incident?

Has anyone read Children of Hurin, by Tolkien yet?
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Posted: 16-Jun-2007, 01:57 PM
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I wanted to pick up Children of Hurin when it first came out but haven't yet. Duluth was all sold out but its still easy to get here in my small town. I did pick up a delightful childrens/young adult book at the ren faire this weekend. The authors name is my first and middle name switched around and that's what caught my attention. That and the illustrations. It was also signed by the author so it gets put into my signed book collection after my reading and then I'll pick up another copy to borrow out. Already had three request at work just from the cover. Its titiled The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hare. Yes, a Scottish rabbit and his adventures which result from his loyalties to various people. Somewhat historical, and simplistic but alot of fun. Even includes a glossary of some Scottish phrases. Begs to be made into a cartoon or childrens movie.

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Posted: 16-Jun-2007, 06:39 PM
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Last book I read was "State of Fear" I can't remember the author but I think he wrote Jurassic Park.
Good book about the Global Warming fears!
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Posted: 17-Jun-2007, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE (Shadows @ 16-Jun-2007, 05:39 PM)
Last book I read was "State of Fear" I can't remember the author but I think he wrote Jurassic Park.
Good book about the Global Warming fears!
I think a must read!

Michael Crichton I believe. "Timeline" is my favorite from his books but I'll have to check that one out. As good as they were I still wish they had followed the books more closely with the Jurassic Park series.
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Posted: 18-Jun-2007, 08:00 AM
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Right now I am reading the 4th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward.

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Posted: 18-Jun-2007, 11:26 AM
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Right now I am reading: One Door Away From Heaven, by Dean Koontz.

As always, Koontz keeps you guessing. With the addition of two children,
one in a leg brace and misformed hand. The other, a boy being chased
by killers. Then there is Michelina Bellsong (Micky) following the girl's missing
family, when she finds herself in a place she never knew existed. Now she
must find a way to survive and quickly. At stake are the girl of extraordinary
goodness, a young boy with killers on his trail, and Micky's own wounded soul.
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Coira (and Ange, I'm sure) got me a new book for Father's Day. It's 'Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia', with all the lyrics in Gaelic and after in English. The songs are layed out with melodies scaled, as in a choir song book. It was writen by Dartmouth native Helen Creighton, and translated by Antigonish St. Francis Xavier University's Calum MacLeod, a Celtic scholar from the isles.


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  Posted: 18-Jun-2007, 03:46 PM
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Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince again. When I was at my parents' yesterday, I accessed the suburban reciprocating system through my library's website and requested a copy of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows (the final Harry Potter book cry.gif ) when it becomes available. I ain't one of those freaks who'll be lining up to buy it when it goes on sale at 12:01 AM. I have better things to do, like sleeping, at that time.


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Posted: 19-Jun-2007, 12:25 PM
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I am currently reading The Kestral, by Lloyd Alexander (1982). We literally have thousands of books on our bookshelves at home. I needed something to read and so I picked this up. I do now realize it is a "teen" book, but it is till enthralling.
The setting is a imaginary land, Westmark, but is very similar to 18th century Europe. I am about halfway through and am enjoying it immensely. From reveiws I have read online of this book, there seems to be quite a following of fans of this book. It is part of a trilogy.
By the way, the author, Lloyd Alexander, just passed away this past May.

http://www.amazon.com/Kestrel-Firebird-Llo...r/dp/0141310693
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  Posted: 19-Jun-2007, 03:03 PM
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I've also been leafing through the Better Homes & Gardens Indoor Grilling cookbook. That's where I got the pork chop rub I posted in the "From My Kitchen To Your Plate" forum.

I've checked out several indoor grilling cookbooks from the library since I got my George Foreman grill and gotten several ideas from them.
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I am currently reading "Moral Lessons of the 20th Century" buy Mikhail Gorbachev and Daisaku Ikeda. It deals mainly with an examination of the forces behind and the process of the democratization of the Soviet Union.


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Posted: 24-Jun-2007, 03:33 PM
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I just read The Celestine Prophecy- I know it's kinda older, but a friend was reading it and was asking me questions about the kid of energy talked about in the book- I can read a book like that in an afternoon.

One of my favorites that I recently read is Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian.
http://www.amazon.com/Historian-Elizabeth-...a/dp/0316011770

I thought is was a good read - it's fiction, but full of real history and geography of cold war Europe in the 60's. It's about vampires.

Right now, I am thinking about breezing through some old Conan novels just for something different. It's been 30 years since I read one, so I don't know if it'll be too juvenile for me or nastalgic enough to be entertaining.





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Posted: 26-Jun-2007, 10:05 AM
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I actually just finished a book called The taste of innocence by stephanie laurens. I wasted my time, it didn't get interesting until about page 450. It is almost 700 pages long.

Anyway, I am going to start a book called Kingdom of shadows. by barbara erskine. I guess it is almost like a diana gabaldon book, but we will see.
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  Posted: 28-Jun-2007, 04:11 PM
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Posted: 28-Jun-2007, 07:18 PM
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Finished off Neil Gaiman's "Stardust" today. Wonderful 200 some page fairy tale. A young lad with a mysterious linege promises that he will travel over the wall into the land of faerie to retrive a fallen star for her. Turns out the star is a girl and there are many other people who are after her but for very different and nasty reasons. The book will be out in Novemmber in movie form with a few big movie stars but it looks like the book is a much better adventure. I have a feeling that this would have made a better mini series than a movie. But time will tell.
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