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    Modesty, no problem, I am certain that the mis-communication is my fault.

    I've heard about Nickel and Dimed, didn't the author basically go try to experience living on minimum wage? That would be quite challenging in America.
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    I have Guns, Germs, and Steel on my shelf, too, Bill.

    I'm currently reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. EXCELLENT book. Gave it to Wayner for his birthday (finally delivered it tonight only about a month late ). I believe it is the only Pulitzer Prize winner that I have ever voluntarily elected to read. Fascinating story that's so unique I can hardly do it justice by trying to offer a synopsis here.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    With all the free time I've had, I managed to...*gasp* read some unrequired reading.

    Ladies, especially mothers, you will LOVE this. More sensitive guys may too. "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson. Bring a tissue.

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    Read ' Lovely Bones" its great,,, then listen to Edwin Mccains 'prayer to St. Peter" it should be the books song.. very thought provoking and a little disturbing but a great book

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    Originally posted by Bill_in_PDX
    I mainly read non-fiction, but will read anything fiction by John Irving (World According to Garp, Cider House Rules, and Hotel New Hamshire among others) as he wrote my favorite book, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

    Yes...I am a geek.
    LOVE john irving. LOVE HIM. my fave book of all time is also "a prayer for owen meany." and i also agree, his books are made into good movies if you've not read the book first. garp was the best book to movie, imo. i'm glad that simon birch didn't attempt to become owen meany as i would have been terribly disappointed. it was much better being "loosely based on the novel." there's no way that owen meany could ever be made into a movie without losing so much...

    ahhh... another irving fan. pleases me immensely.

    now, bill... have you read his lastest? the fourth hand, i believe? i've not gotten it yet b/c i was actually disappointed with irving's last couple of books, but i hear this is the best book since meany.

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    Originally posted by KylieGrant
    "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson. Bring a tissue.
    Are you kidding me? Buy stock in Keenex! This was a terrific book! Loved it, nice ending! I think I will fish out my copy and read it again. It is a "very cleansing cry" book.

    Kylie, thank you for reminding me of this one.

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    Well, other than required reading for school (ugh...), I've been reading Moonraker by Ian Fleming. I started last year, but I kinda stoped cuz I had no time for anything recreational. Well, I started it again last week. It's all coming back to me. I've also read Casino Royale and Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. They were very good. Casino Royale was just a little graphic at some points (a certain torture scene), and Live and Let Die was entertaining but quite different from the movie.

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    I recommend "Where did I come from." It's got cartoon pictures of naked people in it.

    I am reading a history of the world right now. 2000 pages of boring goodness!

    I never read fiction. There's too much good non-fiction out there so if I have to read, I might as well learn something.

    I try to read as little as possible though. I got it out of my system in college.

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    I'm currently reading Paulie's wonderful gift, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It's incredible. I can't put it down. In fact, I need to find another quiet place to read because my wife says I'm spending entirely too much time in the bathroom!

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    Hey, Mdrio, I read those two Bond books back in junior high. The torture scene in Casino Royale was a lot graphic! *shudder* From Russia With Love is still the best book and still the best Bond movie out there, in my opinion.

    Almost done with Kavalier & Clay. What a great book! I'm so glad you like it, Wayner!
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

    Read Paulie's Precaps for Survivor:Vanuatu: 1-2-3-4-5

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