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Thought it might be nice to catch up again.

For me, Fifth Business by Robertson Davies (been meaning to get to this trilogy for a while with its magical themes), Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler (non-fiction, what the title says!) and Collected Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay (I'm not at all a big poetry reader, but some of these are just terrific, makes me want to memorize them.)
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I just recently finished the Millennium trilogy, as I noted in another thread:

One or more of those books make reference to "Smilla's Sense of Snow" and, as I've had an unread copy in the house for a number of years, that motivated me to finally start reading it. Seems Larrson borrowed some ideas from this book ... and I was also surprised at several lines in here that reminded me of a famous line from The Lovely Bones. I wonder if The Lovely Bones author (Alice Sebold) did a bit of subconscious (?) borrowing?
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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Count of monte cristo
Hith bikers guide to the galaxy
Skinny legs and all
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!

"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
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Strong Magic (4th or 5th time)
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General reading 'In Defence of Food' by Michael Pollan
Magic reading 'Top Secrets' by Terri Rogers
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I'm currently reading...

This thread!


Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Seriously though, "The God Delusion"...
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
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I'm reading 13 Steps by Corinda and editing a book I wrote called Kill Whitey: The Final Solution for Racism and Global Warming in America.
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Over this summer, I got turned onto Colleen McCollough's (of The Thorn Birds fame) "Masters of Rome" series. She did some serious research and put out 7 historical novels about the final 70 years (or so) of Republican Rome.

I've finished,

1. The First Man in Rome--the rise of Gaius Marius.
2. The Grass Crown--Marius's final days as Sulla becomes Dictator
3. Fortune's Favourites--Sulla's end and the rise of Pompey, Crassus and the young Julius Caesar.

And I'm now on

4. Caesar's Women--Caesar rises through the ranks and becomes consul. The ladies love him; the men are jealous of him and he appears to be a mixture of the best and worst traits of Marius and Sulla.

Highly recommended series. I'm hoping to finish all 7 by Christmas.

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Been reading "The Catcher in the Rye" on line when I have time.
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Just finished Douglas Preston's "Impact." IMHO, not one of his best. At work, during lunch, I managed to read "The Hunt for Red October" again.

Currently on Steinmeyer's "The Glorious Deception," about Chung Ling Soo, and "Will in the World," about how Shakespeare became Shakespeare.
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The Comedy Bible by Judy Carter. It was recommended here on the Café.

I'm loving the book but not following all of her instructions. I'm just reading it through and doing the "by my self" assignments. It has really made me think differently about comedy writing.

- Mary Mowder
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Just finished Batista Unleashed. A few weeks ago Triple H. Making the game. One book I continue to read is Bill Pearl's book Getting Stronger. Last week Kiss and Make Up - Gean Simons.

I like Biographies about show business people.

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Just finished 'Last Roll Call' by Kenneth Tucker, 'My Combat Diary' by Andy Anzanos, 'Lest They Forget Freedom's Price' by Lt. Cl. (Rt.) Edward Bender and 'On Final approach' by Edward C. Carr. My interest in the Flying Fortress was dominating my book pile the last month or so, but in order to be broad minded I am now reading 'The Inimitable Jeeves' by P. G. Wodehouse as well as several other Wodehouse books available at your local library.
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Purgatory Ridge, by William Kent Krueger
The Chess Advantage in Black and White, by Larry Kaufman
Trial Techniques, by Thomas Mauet
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I loved Trial Techniques.....
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"Open Sesame" A book for children's conjurers by Eric C. Lewis published in 1946. It has been recommended to me by many of my British magician friends, and it is well worth the inflated price that I paid for it.
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The Story of Civilization by Will Durant, just finished the Age of Reason.
You know why don't act naive.
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Currently reading William Gibson's Zero History.

Thumbs up to the Will and Ariel Durant books. Surprised to see them treated as things to read rather than things to refer to. Either way I was happy we had them in the house to balance what was being said in history classes. all the coins I've dropped here
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I hate to admit it but I love them so much Monk books loved the show love the books.
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