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“I just finished ‘The World is Flat,’ by Thomas L. Friedman. I waited until it came out on paperback, but I’d been hearing a lot about it and wanted to learn about some of the positive aspects of globalization.”

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“I’m reading the third ‘Twilight’ novel, ‘Eclipse,’ by Stephenie Meyer. I heard really good things about the series from a number of friends, so I figured I would check it out. I’m sure I’ll get the fourth one as soon as it comes out.”

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Sword Song,’ by Bernard Cornwell. It’s a historical fiction about an Anglo-Saxon warrior who served King Alfred the Great. I read a review about it in USA Today, so I read the previous three novels in the series before it as well.”

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The Conscience of a Liberal,’ by Paul Krugman. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s a discussion of the liberal political mindset and the current state of politics in America.”

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“Obama’s ‘The Audacity of Hope.’ I enjoyed it very much. He’s a very intelligent writer, and I thought it was a good complement to ‘Dreams from My Father.’”

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jonas 6 years, 4 months ago

Thinking about re-reading the Wheel of Time by Jordan, brought book 1 on vacation with me. The new book is supposed to come out in a year (despite Jordan's death) and I'd like to refresh myself. Other than that, unfortunately, it will mostly be stuff on IP protection in China for my thesis, and the two Chinese textbooks I have, as I have to refresh myself on my characters too.

Fangorn 6 years, 4 months ago

Well, this question generated a disappointing amount of interaction. The first time in months I get to check in and "all's quiet on the western front".I'm just finishing up "In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth" by J.P. Mallory. On deck is Thomas Cahill's "How the Irish Saved Civilization". I also re-read Tolkien for the first time since the movies came out, from "The Silmarillon" all the way through. The most surprisingly readable book this year was Clarence Thomas' "My Grandfather's Son".

jonas 6 years, 4 months ago

Eldest! I was just thinking that you're never on the boards anymore. So sad.

Fangorn 6 years, 4 months ago

Jonas, I don't often have the time to read the forum these days. And when I do, I dislike "hit-and-run" posts. I'd much rather participate in an actual discussion. However, this question seems unlikely to provoke too much turmoil, so I decided to throw my 2 cents in.I miss the stimulation of this board and the people in it. I will try to poke my boughs in more often. It's good to see you and some of the other stalwarts are still posting. Gives me a reason to come back. :)

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