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Is that the dogs name?

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Right now, I'm reading a bunch of books by LARRY NIVEN. It's science fiction. I've been a science fiction/fantasy amateur since my teen years. For many years, I got away from it.

I started back into SF with his books NEUTRON STAR and now, I'm reading THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE (not religious at all, by the way...). Later, I'll get into RINGWORLD. I read this stuff back in the 70's. I enjoyed it then and it's kind of ok now...

I'll tell you about what I enjoy a lot later...

GO :hlogo: GO!

IMHO, the best book by Niven is one of his collaborations with Jerry Pournelle (SP) called Lucifer's Hammer. It is a great tale of the remants of the world after a comet strike.

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If any of you guys have a chance to read something from Patrick Sénécal, go ahead he's awesome

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In reading this thread, I long for the days when I had time to read more books... having a young family squeezes out a lot of leisure time.

I did (slowly) read B.B. King's autobiography recently - Blues All Around Me. I recommend it if you're a fan of his.

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The last two seminars of the Literature class on the English C course were on William Faulkner. We read a bunch of short stories. I really like Faulkner.

The seminar next week will be on Tennessee Williams and his A Streetcar Named Desire. I'm about halfway through. Either I'm getting more used to reading plays, or this is a particularly good play. Or both. I'm thinking about renting (or even buying) the movie version starring Marlon Brando.

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I bought a Graham Greene book at the annual book sale. It was a volume with both Our Man In Havanna and The Third Man.

I also bought a book called Den Svenska Sångboken and a collection of famous quotes.

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Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy was awesome! Best thing I've read since Murakami (which is saying something as I did really love Faulkner and Tennessee Williams).

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Fanpuck's avatar reminded me of one of the funniest books I've read in my life: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. :D

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I'm reading a poker book: Small Stakes Hold 'em.

By Ed Miller David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth.

I heared it's a very good book,it's in english, but not to hard to understand. I'm still improving my pokerskills

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I finished Paul Auster's The Oracle Night at 3:30 this morning. Really good book. It didn't blow me away like the New York Trilogy did, but I am definitely going to check out more of Auster's books. My brother, who's a huge Auster fan, recommended The Brooklyn Follies. I've got a bunch of other books I'll read before that one though. I want to build up some more anticipation before I read the next Auster book.

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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

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Fanpuck's avatar reminded me of one of the funniest books I've read in my life: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. :D

How exactly did my avatar do that? Chris Higgins and the Jackets have something to do with a book?

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Hmm. I must have been thinking of someone else's avatar. :wacko:

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Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck

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I'm reading a poker book: Small Stakes Hold 'em.

By Ed Miller David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth.

I heared it's a very good book,it's in english, but not to hard to understand. I'm still improving my pokerskills

David Sklansky? Good player. You'd better listen to that guy.

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hmm can't find a good book for dutchie on how to survive in America. Apparently nobody has ever thought of this hysterical topic...

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I'm reading 1984 but can't really get into it.

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Stick with it! You won't regret it.

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David Sklansky? Good player. You'd better listen to that guy.

Yeah i read another part the other day, but i have to say my skills have improved, i'm actually playing and winning. Not only bonusses, but still have a lot to learn. I'm just playing on 50ct/1 dollar tables.

hmm can't find a good book for dutchie on how to survive in America. Apparently nobody has ever thought of this hysterical topic...

I've been to the states before, i think i manage. Will LA/SF/LV be worse than NY?

I have to look out for beers in Yosemite NP, and mountain-lions in the Grand Canyon :)

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LA/SF/LV is completely different from NY.

I see your skipping red state america, good idea. ;)

odd how the colour red in this country means conservative and blue means liberal. It should be reverse lol. :lol:

oh my book came! sweet!

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Any Star Wars book by Timothy Zahn are good reads.

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