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Leo Zappa
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So far, it's been a good February for me. I do most of my reading on business trips and having had a couple this month, I've finished:

1) Cell, by Stephen King
2) Imperial Grunts, by Robert Kaplan

Cell is a fun read, especially for those of us who are zombie flick fans. A nice, solid 4 out of 5 rating for me. Imperial Grunts is an amazing book that chronicles the various deployments of the US military from 2003 to 2005. Regardless of one's politics, it is a fascinating and enlightening read - I had no idea the USA had special forces groups in Mongolia! This one gets a 5 out 5 score!

So, what are the rest of you reading this month???
 
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Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris
 
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Civil Procedure, Yeazell
Sales: A Systems Approach, Keating
2005 Comprehensive Commercial Law: Statutory Supplement, Mann, Warren, Westbrook
Property: Cases and Materials, Johnson, Smith, Cribbet, Findley
Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime, Dressler, Thomas
Legal Method and Writing, Calleros

This is my January - May reading... cry

When time permits ( laugh ) I've been reading the Wild Card series books, edited by George R.R. Martin
 
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Right now I'm on the second chapter of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. It's in the same fictional realm as American Gods which was pretty darn good. I'll have to pick up Cell at some point. I'm still a pretty big Stephen King fan, though I don't jump on his stuff like I used to. I do like Zombies.
 
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In February I finished reading Retribution by Randall Scott Ingermanson, an interesting science fiction book about time travelers stranded in Jerusalem in the years leading to the revolt that led to the destruction of the great temple by the Romans. Even though I don't share the author's religious view, it's still a powerful read.

Right now I'm reading Switch by Carol Guess, a book about a lesbian waitress in a small town somewhere in the US. Nothing to write home about, but still an interesting way to pass time.

Both books I took from my university library, and I chose them only by their covers (I know, I know, "don't judge a book by its cover"...) and was pleasantly surprised by both.
 
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A Cthuluhu book by Lovecraft
Shadows over Innsmouth, an antholgy/tribute to Lovecraft
A Java programming textbook
One of the many "Davinci Code Cracked!" books. Don't ask which, I don't remember.
 
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I'm about half way through A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, which is the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (the first one being A Game of Thrones). I really liked the first book, and am enjoying the second, looking forward to the third, and hoping the fourth comes out on paperback before I finish the third.

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In February I finished The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin. I would read a major section, put it down for a few months until the mood hit again then read another one, so it's been a while with that one. Really enjoyed it though.

Then I started and finished in February
Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
A few graphic novels that looked interesting but weren't

I was really surprised by Stephenson's book. It's not quite what I expected and I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.

And now I just started Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
 
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo
Stardust, Neil Gaiman
A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler, Joe Queenan
Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Thomas Sowell
The Demon in the Freezer, Richard Preston
 
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I do audible.com

Current: Getting Things Done
Next up: Cell
 
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The Tetherballs of Bougainville
Sleep With Me
Scatterbrain - Larry Niven
The Burning City - Niven & Pournelle
The Magic Goes Away / The Magic Will Return / ? (3 books, Niven and others)
4 Star wars spin-offs, 'cos I like the authors (Matt Woodring Stover, Walter Jon Williams)
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Enjoyed most of these apart from The Tetherballs of Bougainville, which started off well, but quickly got incoherent with recursive pretentiousness.
 
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A Feast for Crows, by George RR Martin

I've read the first 4 books in the series since the end of January. Marvellous.
 
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lets see February has been Pratchett rereading month

Feet of clay (in Swedish)
Monstourus Regiment
Going Postal
Thud! (Oh look it's even boardgame releated)
Soul Music (In Swedish im afraid)

ah yea and a Swedish book about how Sweden were not neutral in WW2.
And someother light reading. And soon I have money and it's book
sales month now.
 
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Still reading The Enigma of Japanese Power by Karel von Wolferem, which is taking me forever because I have no time... if you're at all interested in modern Japanese society, this is a fascinating read - it's basically a thesis about the way power works in Japan and how it (and the post-war bureaucracts) has shaped modern Japanese culture.
 
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Currently, I'm reading Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly. It's a history of pirates that also compares and contrasts historical reality with films and novels. Before that I read Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings.

 
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The Vengeance of Rome, the fourth part of the Pyat Quartet by Michael Moorcock. Published 14 years after part three this was a very long wait for the last part of a brilliant and distrubing take on 20th century history.
 
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'Beyond the Pillars of Hercules' - tales of the exploration and the explorers of the ancient world. The chapter on Pytheas' 'discovery' of Britain has been fascinating. Very instructive to discover that 'ultima Thule' the furthest point from civilisation in the then known world (the 4th century BC) was (is) most likely in Scotland!
 
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Margaret Fuller's A Woman in the 19th Century
Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Benita Eisler's The Lowell Offering
Catharine William's Fall River

Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That
Shaw's Heartbreak House
Sherriff's Journey's End
D.H. Lawrence's The Prussian Officer

and various comic books and graphic novels

Grad School Rocks!!
 
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Right now I'm reading:

Building Harlequins' Moon by Larry Niven
and Field Guide to The Apocalypse by Meghann Marco which is kind of a humour book.

 
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Harry Potter's last two.

I started in the newest, at last, but discovered I had no idea what is was about. Couldn't remember what happened in the previous. So started to reread that oneshake

Reading half of the HarryP books in english and the other half in dutch doesn't help either, since all names are also translated in dutch variations laugh
 
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'Beyond the Pillars of Hercules' - tales of the exploration and the explorers of the ancient world. The chapter on Pytheas' 'discovery' of Britain has been fascinating. Very instructive to discover that 'ultima Thule' the furthest point from civilisation in the then known world (the 4th century BC) was (is) most likely in Scotland!


Sounds higly unlikley due to what I read about archelogy and trade with the a bit more nothern countries (but again I can be wrong). This I most look upon someway. I want evidence.
 
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I've fallen back on the classics. Since I've never read it, I've been reading A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens.
Next in the queue is Great Expectations
 
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Just finished, for big book group: The Time Traveller's Wife (skimmed, actually; I read it about a year ago and it's too long to re-read)

Just finished, for little book group: Stranger in a Strange Land

Halfway through these two: The Piano Tuner (loving it! Great storytelling) and The Seville Communion (OK, not my favorite Perez-Reverte)

On deck: Wonder Boys
 
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-The Sheriff of Nottingham by Richard Kluger - a new look at one of Literature's most villainous characters from a historical perspective.
-Post Captain by Aubrey Maturin - 2nd in the series, not for the faint of heart as Maturin’s work is chock full of nautical terminology.
-rereading the Legends of Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz - about to finish Vol. III. I’m not sure why I wanted to begin this series again, but now that I’m half way through the third book I may as well finish
-Lessons Learned in Software Testing by Kaner, Bach, Pettichord - work related.

-Not quite next in queue: June release of The Book of the Dead by Preston and Childs. IMHO, about the best page turning best seller fiction being printed today. On order from Amazon
 
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Recently discovered Patricia McKillip with Od Magic and then read Alphabet of Thorn and have started In the Forest of Serre.

Also am about 80 pages into Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

Read Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men back in October but just read a review of it last night that reminded me of much I liked about it... though if you're going to read McCarthy for the first time you might as well start with his best, All the Pretty Horses.
 
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