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Brian Miller
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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin. 
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My umpteenth reading of CITY AT WORLD'S END, by Edmond Hamilton.
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I've just started Roots, the classic by Alex Haley. I've always wanted to read the book.
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MYTHOLOGY by Edith Hamilton, for the first time since high school.

THE FISHERMAN, by John Langan
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Mike Baswell
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Re-reading The Belgariad by David Eddings after a long space of years. One of my favorite fantasy series next to Tolkien.
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  Just read STAR CARRIER: EARTH STRIKE by Ian Douglas. A good military sci-fi novel.

  Starting GATHERING PREY by John Sanford.
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In anticipation of the upcoming TV series, re-reading Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS.
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Harriet Tubman: the Road to Freedom. A much-needed read for focus
on where we've been and where we could go again as well as the
change that can be effected by those with strong resolve.
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James Best
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Just finished Neal Gaiman's new book, Norse Myths.  Very enjoyable.  (The only thing that could improve it would be a Robt McGinnis cover on the inevitable paperback version!)    Trying to remember where I first encountered prose stories of the Norse gods as a kid--as rare as the Greek and Roman myths were relatively common.  One book I read in junior high school--I think I took it out of the library a dozen times was Thunder of the Gods.  Just ordered a used copy of it on Amazon for old sake's sake.
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MADELINE KAHN: BEING THE MUSIC by William V. Madison 
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Don Zomberg
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GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee
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James Best
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Brian Burnham
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The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks. 4th novel of 5 in the Lightbringer series. I started these a couple weeks ago. Very different. I'm not a big fantasy reader but these are enjoyable.
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RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES, book 2 of the "Gentleman Bastard" series by Scott Lynch.
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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. A little curious that it took nearly four decades for a sequel and why The Shining in particular out of that golden period for King of the late 70s/early 80s.

Picks up fairly seemlessly from the first book, then lurches forward to a more contemporary setting and I'm currently in a dull bit with Danny having wandered into a new handyman-type role, just like his daddy.
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I am rereading Jack L. Chalker's RIVER OF THE DANCING GODS for the nth
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Currently reading A SLICE OF MURDER by Chris Cavender.


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I found the first half of SATURN RUN a bit plodding, Matt, but the second half was a rocket ride.
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Currently reading Caleb Carr's The Alienist, about a psychologist and his team's hunt for a serial child-prostitute killer in turn of the century New York.  This boIt was big about ten or twenty years ago,  and I eventually picked up a dollar copy at a library book sale, but never cracked it until now.  In some ways, I've benefitted from the delay.  Theodore Roosevelt, as NY police commissioner, is a character in the book, and about a year ago I read the Doris Kearns Goodwin book on Roosevelt and Taft (for some reason, I'd never read much on Roosevelt) and one of the things she covered was TR's time as police commissioner, so I have some backstory on this.  Also read recently the Jack Finney time travel "classic," Time and Again, in which our hero is transported back to 1882 New York.  That's a little earlier than the setting of The Alienist, but some of the descriptions of life in the slums of New York City, the corruption of the police department, etc., correlate pretty well.
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 Don Zomberg wrote:
I found the first half of SATURN RUN a bit plodding, Matt, but the second half was a rocket ride.

I finished it Friday.  The first half for me was a slow build too, but the pay-off was worth it.

Since this was a 10% discount impulse buy, I certainly got my money's worth!
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Picked up SPQR - A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME by Mary Beard. Hope it will be as riveting as the squibs on the back cover say. This is one of my favorite (top three*) historic periods.

"For the Senate and the People of Rome!"

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* The other two being ancient Egypt and Elizabethan/Tudor England.

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SPQR - A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME
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Mary Beard is the rare type of scholar who is both extremely knowledgeable in her field, and able to write about it in an engaging way.
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