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Josh Goldberg
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Posted: 13 February 2011 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just started Stephen J. Cannell's THE TIN COLLECTORS.
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 13 February 2011 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

After a couple meager tries I am finally a good portion through the final Dark Tower book by Stephen King.
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Fabrice Renault
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Posted: 13 February 2011 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I just finished the first book of the Dark Tower (the gunslinger ; first version, not the corrected one).

Now I intend to start reading a Sherlock Holmes tie-in book : Memories of Mary Watson.

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Brad Krawchuk
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Posted: 13 February 2011 at 9:34pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I've started The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian, having just finished HMS Surprise and I'm also near the end of William Shatner's Up Till Now and about 50 pages into Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

I usually have about 10 books going at any given time, but those are the ones at the forefront of my interest right now so I won't list the rest. 
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Jamie Grey
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 8:00am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Just finished Edward Rutherfurd's "New York" - loved it.
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Andrew Hess
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

AT HOME by Bill Bryson

Basically, a bunch of trivia. He tries to hold it all together by using the different rooms of the house as a backbone, but some of the connections are a little iffy.

Well written, and interesting, in any case.
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Eric Morin
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

About a 150 pages into THE OLD DEVIL: CLARENCE DARROW - THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIAL LAWYER by Donald McRae.  Ever since I became obsessed with the history of Chicago a decade ago, Darrow's name has popped up quite frequently.  I think he's a fascinating character.  This book is good, but spends a wee bit too much time using his affair with Mary Field Parton as both a framing device and the lens through which his story is told.  That certainly bogs down the first fifty or so pages, but once you get to the courtroom it's fairly riveting. 

The book focuses on the last years of his life and the three trials that cemented his legacy; Leopold and Loeb, the Scopes Monkey trial and the racially charged Sweet murder trial.  I know quite a bit about Leopold and Loeb after reading the excellent FOR THE THRILL OF IT: LEOPOLD, LOEB, AND THE MURDER THAT SHOCKED JAZZ AGE CHICAGO by Simon Baatz.  Outside of a general overview, I know very little about Scopes and have never heard of the Sweet murder trial, so I'm looking forward to getting to that part of the book.

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 10:12pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

THE WAR FOR LATE NIGHT, by Bill Carter. About 4 chapters into it. A good read.
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Marc Foxx
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Posted: 18 February 2011 at 10:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Just finished Harry Turtledove's "The Valley-Westside War" from the "Crosstime Traffic" series.
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Jesse Blanchard
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Posted: 19 February 2011 at 7:32am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Chilton's manual for a 1974 Ford Maverick
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Richard White
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Posted: 19 February 2011 at 4:45pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

 On The Beach....after seeing JB mentioning it.....loving it.
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