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Old 12-11-2008, 03:00 PM
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Currently reading "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" by A.J. Jacobs, and I'm in love with it. Jacobs's last book, which I need to read too, is called The Know-It-All, where he read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z. For this book he follows every rule as literally as possible and chronicles all the hilarious adventures from not touching his wife for a week after she menstruated to stoning an adulterer with pebbles.

What kind of pebbles?
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:51 PM
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What kind of pebbles?
Little ones he found in a park. Some cranky old guy was accosting him because of his beard (I believe), and one thing lead to another, and he threw pebbles at the old guy.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:23 PM
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Little ones he found in a park. Some cranky old guy was accosting him because of his beard (I believe), and one thing lead to another, and he threw pebbles at the old guy.
Sounds a little boring now. j/k
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:17 AM
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Spook Country - William Gibson........it's good
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:23 PM
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Almost finished with Clive Barker's authorized biography from 2002. Never really took a liking to his writing, but have always felt tied to his ideas. After reading this, I'm a little freaked out and inspired.

Also,

John Adams bio.

and

A book on St. Francis of Azzizi(sp?).
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:15 AM
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Audacity of Hope - Barak Obama

Lucid thinking. Clear writing. The structure for policy.

Good god - an articulate POTUS - what the hell's going on??


The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross

Snappy writing. Crazy ideas. Loved it.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:29 AM
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Audacity of Hope - Barak Obama
I have that to read straight after his first one, Dreams from my Father.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: currently reading?
the victoria vanishes - by christopher fowler

This being my first foray into the mystery genre I don't want to be too negative. Did I enjoy it? Besides the few interesting tidbits on the history of english pubs, not really. alexander mccall smith is on my pile, if that doesn't go much better i'll have to nix mystery books. (patricia highsmith is always exempt)

Catherine the Great: love sex and power - by Virginia Rounding

I haven't read a lot of history but I'm starting to notice a trend. Women historians tend to mark the passage of history with social events and relationships. Men historians tend to measure history by acts of violence. Which can be jarring when you hear about the the existence of the crimean war only because Catherine bangs the war hero, fresh from the field of battle.

The Rest is Noise - Alex Ross

Finally!!! Something awesomez to read!!! A history of the twentieth century as reflected by its music. This man sounds incredibly smart. And if that doesn't turn out to be true, he's at least incredibly interesting. Haven't got past Shoenberg, Webern, and Berg (germans are LOL) but man what fun to read.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:27 PM
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What a great read:

My Name Escapes Me: The Story of a Retiring Actor

Boys, look up the definition of innuendo in your dictionary and I think you may find this hilarious. I did not learn until the ripe age of 8 that the name was not Obi Juan Kanobi and thought, "Well, FU too Mr. Lucas." I have now found God and regret thinking that thought.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:24 PM
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Roberto Bolano - 2666

best book I've read in years?
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