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“I’m reading ‘Re-Imagine the World,’ by Bernard Brandon Scott. It’s about the parables of Jesus. It’s sort of a rough-edged interpretation.”

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Rainbow Six,’ by Tom Clancy. It’s a continuation of the stories of two characters in his previous novels who are part of a top secret anti-terrorist team.”

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“I just finished ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns,’ by Khaled Hosseini. It’s about these women in Afghanistan and the struggles they go through and the relationships they form.”

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A Farewell to Arms,’ by Ernest Hemingway. It’s about an ambulance driver during World War II who is injured and falls in love with a British nurse.”

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“Currently I’m reading ‘Labyrinth,’ by Kate Mosse. It’s about two women archaeologists, and the story takes place in two different periods of history.”


Crossfire 8 years, 3 months ago

A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan

canyon_wren 8 years, 3 months ago

I just finished Sign of the Book by John Dunning. I had never heard of him, but was loaned an earlier one, The Bookman's Promise. I really liked his writing. Am also reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, a non-fiction piece about eating food raised locally and in season, though it is much more than that. And I just finished Little Heathens, etc. which was a great book about growing up in rural Iowa in the Depression. So many books; so little time!

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

Book III of "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King. It's about a gunslinger from I don't know when and his travels through time in his quest for...oh, nevermind! The "lobstrosities" are cool.

riverdrifter 8 years, 3 months ago

"House of Rain" by Craig Childs. It's about the comings and goings of civilization in the 4 corners area. I'm headed thataway soon: Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, Moki Dugway. So many canyons and mesas, so little time...

Bubarubu 8 years, 3 months ago

The Septembers of Shiraz, by Dalia Sofer. Just finished it. The dust jacket comparison to Kafka was overblown, but overall the book was good. Jewish family in Iran at the time of the revolution, each chapter told from a single character's perspective as they each deal with their disparate realities. Nothing to totally blow you away, but not a bad debut novel. This book fits well alongside A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, though it is outstripped by both.

canyon_wren 8 years, 3 months ago

Hi, riverdrifter! Bring plenty of water. It is still getting over 100 degrees out here, but will be just about right in a couple of weeks. Don't overlook Chaco. Isn't that what House of Rain is about? I actually talked to Craig Childs a month or so ago about the "mysterious roads" there.

mom_of_three 8 years, 3 months ago

I just finished "The Color Purple," because I always wanted to read it.
I have started "Cold Mountain." And I have about 12 books on my list to read. Oh, and I just started another book yesterday, a collection by Lynn Truss.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 3 months ago

only twelve, c'mon 'Mom' you're slacking off!
my list as in the range of 150.

good call Marion on the Foundation trilogy!

have been unable to read for most of the week, so am still reading "the Scarlet Woman of Wall Street." very well told story of the true characters and the money and the bonds and the properties and the railroads starting from early Wall street when there was not much regulation. includes Vanderbilt, Fisk, Jay Gould et al.

Tychoman 8 years, 3 months ago

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan. I love it. I'm also working slowly on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Man, that man can talk.

acg 8 years, 3 months ago

Sunny Sue, I finished the Dark Tower series a few months ago and it was one of the best series I've ever read. It just keeps getting better and better and better and just wait til you find out what's at the top of the Dark Tower. It'll blow your freakin' mind.

ms_canada 8 years, 3 months ago

I agree with you Canyon wren, so many books and so little time. I want to re-read a series of 6 books by Jack Whyte called The Eagles Brood in USA and Camulod Chronicles in Canada. I totally loved that series, totally loved it and the characters. But can I spare the time. I want to recommend Infidel by Aayan Hirsi Ali. Excellent biography of her life in Somalia and Holland. If you want an insight into the life of young Muslim girls, this is the book to read. I am passing it on to all my lady friends. They love it also.

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