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Currently Reading - 2011

Am about to finish listening to:

 

 

A Journey  by Tony Blair.  He reads it himself.  Whether one agrees, disagrees, likes, dislikes Blair's politics, as a U.S. citizen, I believe it is useful to hear his perspective on world and British affairs during his tenue as prime minister.

 

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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

I'm just starting on this one.  I'm enjoying the history part of it, but not sure how I'm going to feel once I get to the current political discussion since this is not someone I would normally agree with.  I'm looking forward to it though.

 

On China  

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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

My Soul to Take  I am getting ready to start

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Startling Connections  

 

 

It was recommended to me.  Interesting, so far.  The writing is not exactly the best, but the story intrigues me.

In the middle of the night, a phone that should never ring, begins to do just that... Then the terror begins. The Dead Phone - just 99 cents
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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

Started a new audio book today

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Series #1)  

 

Sure makes the drive to work go by faster.

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Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #11)  Also started a new DTB

 

I have been waiting for this and hope it is good. I have really loved this book series and the HBO series based on it. Can hardly wait for the new season to start in about 2 weeks.

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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

The Autobiography of an Execution  

by David R. Dow

 

Rambles too much, like he just scribbled down a stream-of-consciousness type of thing, and includes so much irrelevant detail about his son that it almost makes the poor kid sound weird; but surprisingly compelling.  If the legal system is half as screwed up as he claims, America is in trouble.  I recommend this book in spite of its flaws.

 

Jeff

 

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The Millennials  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Honored Dead  

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Justice  

 

Just started this after reading the sample. I may use this in my AP English Language class this year.

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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

My current book on CD is

Hell Gate (Alexandra Cooper Series #12)  

 

 

My current DTB is

Brothers  

 

 

On my Nook I am reading

Caught  

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Believing Is Seeing  

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The Kite Runner  

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State vs. Defense  

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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money  

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I am reading two books Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. This is a collection of short stories. there are soem great reads in this collection. The first story Autopsy Room 4 grabs you and never lets you go. I am also  readinga history book called The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans. This is an ac count of how the Nazi Party came to power and transorm Germany into a dictatotorship. It is first in three volume history of the Nazi regime Second vomume is Third Reich in Power and Third Reich at War. I am almost finished with this first and intend to read the second vomums. I would rate all of these books as a five star and highly recomen Mr Evans to anyone who wants to learn about thouse nightmare years

 

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Instant City  

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Ryan_G wrote:

Instant City  by Steve Inskeep


Ryan -- Your posting this on the General Fiction page caused me to pick it up.  I am at Chapter 10 right now.  Written by co-host of Morning Edition on NPR (to which I do not listen -- I seldom listen to radio news), I have been finding it an insightful tour of Karachi, the whole concept of the rapid growth of cities around the world since the mid-fifties, or perhaps I should say, since the end of WWII, and a bit on the broader history of Pakistan, a country I am afraid most of us know too little about.

 

It is a new book just this month in my library system; the book sites show a date of October 13 for publication.

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Re: Currently Reading - 2011

I just finished A Train In Winter and wish I had been able to connect more with the style of the author since the subject is so interesting.

 

A Train in Winter  

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The American Bible  

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