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cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 19th 2009 at 7:09 pm
I'm reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson. It's about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the architect who brought it into bing, and a murderer - "one of the most prolific in history and harbinger of an American archetype, the urban serial killer." I HIGHLY recommend it, but know that it's not a quick read.
andrew
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 20th 2009 at 12:49 pm
Change of plans - I am going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini first.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, August 25th 2009 at 9:50 am
Recently finished this: "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives."
guytwo

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Message Posted On Saturday, August 29th 2009 at 10:22 am
On Wednesday, August 19th 2009 7:09 pm, cjhtwo wrote:
I'm reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson. It's about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the architect who brought it into bing, and a murderer - "one of the most prolific in history and harbinger of an American archetype, the urban serial killer." I HIGHLY recommend it, but know that it's not a quick read.


It looks good so I added it to my reading list, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I have several books on hand to read so it may be awhile before I get to it.
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Saturday, August 29th 2009 at 5:30 pm
On Saturday, August 29th 2009 10:22 am, guytwo wrote:
On Wednesday, August 19th 2009 7:09 pm, cjhtwo wrote:
I'm reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson. It's about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the architect who brought it into bing, and a murderer - "one of the most prolific in history and harbinger of an American archetype, the urban serial killer." I HIGHLY recommend it, but know that it's not a quick read.


It looks good so I added it to my reading list, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I have several books on hand to read so it may be awhile before I get to it.


I liked it so much that even though I borrowed it from the library, I'm going to buy it once I'm permanently employed. I hope you like it , too.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 at 11:03 am
I'm sure I'll like it!

Right now I'm reading a book about butterflies - nonfiction of course. "The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists" by Peter Laufer

It's pretty interesting if you like butterflies.
andrew
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Message Posted On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 at 12:22 pm
On Thursday, August 20th 2009 12:49 pm, andrew wrote:
I am going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini first.

It was actually an amazing book and I loved it! I recommend it to all. I am going to read his earlier book, The Kite Runner now.
SultanPeppershaker

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Message Posted On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 at 6:48 pm
I went to the bookstore to try and find Night by Elie Wiesel but they only had it in a trilogy set with two other books, and I didn't want to be forced into buying them too.
andrew
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Message Posted On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 at 7:40 pm
On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 6:48 pm, SultanPeppershaker wrote:
I went to the bookstore to try and find Night by Elie Wiesel but they only had it in a trilogy set with two other books, and I didn't want to be forced into buying them too.

I read that way back when I was in middle school and it was AMAZING. I probably posted about it here, if this thread existed way back then. A couple weeks ago, I found a copy of it and just skimmed a page. *mails it to you*
SultanPeppershaker

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Message Posted On Tuesday, September 1st 2009 at 9:28 pm
Yeah I read it in 9th grade and I wanted to read it again. But ugh, I'm not paying for 3 books.
andrew
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Message Posted On Thursday, October 1st 2009 at 7:19 pm
Kind of post-poned Kite Runner, cause of school work. I've read like.. a million short stores now in my college englishhhhhh, soooooooo.. onto Silvia Platt's The Bell Jar, which I was supposed to start two days ago.
andrew
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Message Posted On Thursday, October 8th 2009 at 10:03 pm
1984.
Hammerhead91

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Message Posted On Friday, October 9th 2009 at 3:00 pm
I'm reading The Lost Symbol from Dan Brown.

Just an superb book!!
Piggie8

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Message Posted On Thursday, October 22nd 2009 at 6:01 pm
I'm reading Schooled by Gordon Korman. This, my friends, is exactly why I'm conservative.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, October 23rd 2009 at 8:06 pm
On Thursday, October 22nd 2009 6:01 pm, Piggie8 wrote:
I\'m reading Schooled by Gordon Korman. This, my friends, is exactly why I\'m conservative.


The reading level on that book is age 9-12. Why not try a big boy book? This one is pretty good.
\"The Invention of Air - A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the birth of America\" by Steven Johnson.


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