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David Ferguson
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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick. Read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP last summer and it was a page turner for me. I was in a book shop with a friend and mentioned that I wanted another book by the same author. He had been given this by a friend and gave me the basic premise. Alternate reality? I bought it straight away.

THE LIVES AND TIMES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS by Michael Steen. Have been trying to get into classical music for a while so I decided to read about the people behind the music. This has a lot of them in the same book. It goes into detail and has some interesting titbits too. Read the chapter on Tchaikovsky last night. Very interesting. Will be dipping in and out of this one I think. Wagner next probably.


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I've been working my way through the last 5 of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie King. I just finished the 9th book and am about to start the 10th (most recent) book. It's a great series that keeps getting better with each book. I highly recommend it.

I'm also working through 'Running Through Corridors' by Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke. They spent all of 2009 watching or listening to 2 episodes a day of the original series of Doctor Who and then recording their comments. It's a fun book, not as critical as the 'About Time' series. They're watching from a fan perspective and having fun with it.



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JB, I enjoyed Palin's Python diaries. I'm hoping he'll do another based on his travels, although he did write books for all of them based in part on his diaries so it probably won't happen.
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Picked up Bloody Crimes by James Swanson yesterday. Will start on that after finishing two other books I am reading.
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Jesus Garcia
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The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym.
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Phil Kreisel
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Columbine by Dave Cullen.  A non-fiction blow by blow of the event and the aftermath.

Waiting in the cue - My Life (Keith Richards), Up until Now (William Shatner) and a variety of director books (I'm about to direct a one act that I've written).
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Michael Tortorice
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Just finished "A Princess of Mars", just starting "The Gods of Mars".
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Greg Reeves
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I'm reading the third Gears of War book (Anvil Gate) by Karen Traviss.  You might think novels based on a video game wouldn't be very good, but these are terrific.  I'm also knocking out Andrew Vacchs' Burke novels; I'm about halfway through the series.
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Wayne K Purdy
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I just bought Band of Brothers, so it's next in the hopper. It's been on my list for a long time but I never got around to it. Winter's death finally motivated to finallly get to it.
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I loved Columbine the first time I read it, then I tried to re-read and it soured on me.  Odd.  So I recommend it - once!
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Just finished reading CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY, the second and third books in THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins .  Highly recommended.  Really great characterizations.  Fantastic, edge-of-you-seat action, unexpected twists and turns.  Genre fans should check them out.  Don't be afraid of the YA label that's been attached to them as I think they're fairly adult in nature.  Looking forward to hearing about the upcoming movie adaptation of the first book. 
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Break-time reading:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer
by Seth Grahame-Smith

Bedtime reading:
Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy
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Sergio Aledo
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EL CUADRO SIN SOMBRA (A PICTURE WITH NO SHADOWS) from Rodolfo Navarro. In spanish.
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Needful Things is one of my favorite King books.
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Just finished Hell House by Richard Matheson.  Loved the movie since I was a child, and the book was pretty damn good, too.
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Just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to see what the fuss was all about. The first half was very difficult to get through, the second half was good enough that I went ahead had The Girl Who Played with Fire sent to my Kindle.

But, before I could get to that, I read Stephen King's Blockade Billy in a single sitting and have just now started an oldie of Edgar Rice Burroughs that I somehow missed - Monster Men.

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"Last Night in Twisted River" by John Irving

and also "I Found This Funny", a collection of comedy pieces edited by the amazing Judd Apatow.  Excellent selections in this one.

I always seem to be reading a book or novel alongside something like this - a collection of shorts.  It's never deliberate.  I always plan to just read the book or novel, but collections and magazines are forever in the reading mix.


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Working my way through "Autumn" by David Moody...as Joey would say, "I have to put it in the freezer."

Just finished the free sample of "Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue With His Century, Vol. 1 - Learning Curve" by William H. Patterson, Jr., from iBooks. The sample is pretty good, takes you up to his plebe year at the Naval Academy. If I had the spare $14.99, I'd happily pay for the rest of the book.

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LIFE- Keith Richards
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Just Finished Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry

There was bound to be a good Zombie novel eventually and this is it.

Post apocalyptic zombie coming of age novel...excellent heart and great fight scenes.

just started:

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

this is a really fun book...China Town meets the Breakfast Club

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Joseph Balsamo, by Alexandre Dumas.
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Eric Morin
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Doc Savage: The Smoking Death and Elminster in Myth Drannor.
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 The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx. I can't believe that guy survived the '80s.

 WWW Wake by Robert J. Sawyer. A novel about the internet achieving sentience. Excellent book.

 Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear. This book is I guess a sequel to  Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. The edition I read has a number of illustrations throughout the text. A very fun book.

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THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY by Walter Mosley
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Just finished The Sentry by Robert Crais

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