What's the last book you read ?

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  1. atatu

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    Curious... Just finished a Swedish Mystery novel by Henning Mankell, not too heavy, but enjoyable. Ivy, no need to answer, I think we already know the answer....
     
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    Calculating God by Robert Sawyer. Great book!
     
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    Thermal Delight in Architecture by Lisa Heschong. It was for school.
     
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson..it was also for school, but I'm glad I got to read it.
     
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    Lemme think, the last book I read....hm......
    Oh yeah, it was one of Feist's books. The 5th one from the series: The King's Buccaneer.

    :)
     
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  6. !<-_->!

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    I would say Catcher in the Rye for me. Although that's probably cause I haven't read a book through it's entirety for a while. But ya Salinger's book is my pick.
     
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    Younger Next Year
     
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    "There's a Monster Under my Bed." for the 947th time.

    An excerpt:

    Never go down to the withering wood,
    The creatures that live there are up to no good.
    There are gnomes that are hairy and even the pixies and fairies are scary.

    You get the picture...
     
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    Perfect I'm Not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball by David Wells,Chris Kreski. If your a base ball/Sports fan, you have to read this book, It is very entertaining.
     
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    Destination: Morgue by James Ellroy.
    Better than some of the early stuff, not up to the L.A. Quartet.
    Ah, "White Jazz".....craaaaazzzy.
     
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    "the broker" by john grisham, now working on "mental tennis" :D
     
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    Along Morpheus' comment; just finished reading "A River Runs Through It" for the millionth time. Hits me deep. I grew up in the mountains; fishing, camping, hiking, climbing. It was my world. Now I'm stuck at the beach, though it's very nice as well. I love my wife more than the mountains!!

    "Then in the Arctic half-life of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hopes that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one. And a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."

    Gets me every time. I even plunked down big $$ for an orginal printing last year. Great, great book and one of the few movies that comes close to the original.
     
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    Tom Clancy's Executive Orders...now reading The Bear and the Dragon.
     
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    The Templars by Piers Paul Read, and I'm just starting to read A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy again. It's been probably 5 years sense I had last read it.
     
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    About halfway through Romance of the Three Kingdoms vol. 2 right now. Not sure who originally wrote it in Chinese. Unfortunately, the english translation lost a little of the story, but it's still fairly close. There are so many names to try to keep up with.
     
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    Kevin, my response had more to do with a book my kids have wanted me to read at night for the past five years. I can pretty much recite it from memory and it was literally the last book I read...last night, in fact.

    If I were to pick a book I come back to over time it would have to be any number of science fiction works (e.g., "The Mote in God's Eye", "Childhood's End", "Ender's Game", "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" etc.). I guess I'm a closet science geek.
     
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    Morpheus:Your a very very Interesting Person.. Can't belive you are reading a children's Novel..lol Now Thats Funny..By the way Did you look under your bed;)
     
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    Hey Morpheous, have you read "My Friend Rabbit" that's my kids current favorite, great illustrations....
     
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    The Alchemist - for x time...dreams are great stuff
     
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    I was actually thinking about starting a thread like this too :) The last book I read was Around Ireland With A Fridge about an English guy who hitchhikes the circumference of Ireland with a little fridge and a dolly. The guy is a comedian so it is a pretty funny book. I've got several new books to read that I've had for awhile, but since I'm in school right now, I TRY to spend my time reading textbooks :(
     
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    The Super System. yeah i'm a hold'em guy. as for literature, i the last book i read was Their Eyes Were Watching God
     
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    Australasian tennis magazine
     
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    Lord of the Rings Fellow Ship of the rings. And i am 3/4 through the Two Towers.
     
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    cool johnmcc516 you get a thumbs up from me. Like sam always says I wonder if we'll get put into stories.. Say Dad let's hear more of frodo an the ring. yess my boy- Frodo was brave wasn't he-The bravest of all the Hobbits.. :) thank you johnmcc516 for reading my book So How'd I do ;)
     
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    "Bravest of all the hobbits." I like that! Now if he were only the tallest, too, he'd be really famous. So, Ivy, what are you reading up there in the Shire? (Little Women?:)).
     
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    Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

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