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25 posted 06-29-2004 04:16 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I just received my copy of "The Dark Tower VI - Song of Sussannah" by Stephen King, can't wait to get started on it.
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The Time Life Encyclopedia of Complete Home Repair.

Not much time for anything else...

OH...and?

Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World As a Smartmouth Goddess by Susan Jane Gilman

smile.

That one was a gift from a certain smouthmouth goddess pipster.
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27 posted 07-09-2004 07:06 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I just got a few more books ...

Robert A. Heinlein
"The Door Into Summer"
A gifted engineer must reinvent the future in order to reclaim his past in this Heinlein classic.

"To The Stars"
This book contains 4 short novellas if you will..
"Between Planets"
The son of two scientists studying on Mars, Don Harvey is attending school on Earth when he recieves a message calling him home. It seems simple enough, but getting to Mars -- a planet he's never set foot on -- turns out to be a lot more complicated than he expects. Especially when secret police inexplicably hound his every step. And most especially when his flight is hijacked by Venerian rebels. Before he knows it, young Harvey is caught up in a deadly war between planets...

"The Rolling Stones"
The Stones are not your ordinary Lunar family, and the Stone twins -- Castor and Pollux -- are not your average teenage boys. Born mechanics and wheeler-dealers, all they want is to leave the Moon in a secondhand spaceship and make their fortunes out in the solar system. They don't count on their high-spirited family going along-- and what begins as a simple business expedition soon detours into danger...

"Starman Jones"
Growing up on a poor man's farm, Max dreams of becoming a spaceman, but it's not so easy for a smart lad with no connections... until he meets a scam artist who wangles their way aboard a starship. Still, it's one thing to pretend to be a crewman and quite another to actually be one... especially when the ship gets lost and lands on a hostile planet-- and Max is the only one who can get them home again...

"The Star Beast"
Pets are supposed to lower your blood pressure, but when your best friend is an alien cross between a rhino and a triceratops, anything can happen. Just ask John Stuart and his lovable Lummox -- an 8 legged beast with the intellegence of a tame dog and the appetite of a car compactor. Now an unexplained foray into the surrounding countryside has put Lummox and John in hot water -- just as some mysterious space voyagers turn up, ready to embroil them both in an interplanetary crisis!

"Expanded Universe"
This book contains 27 short stories by the Grand Master of Science Fiction...

The Wit and Wisdom of Robert A. Heinlein, author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, on subjects ranging from Crime and Punishment to the Love life of the American Teenager; from Nuclear power to the Pragmatics of Patriotism; from Prophecy to Destiny; from Geopolitics to Post-Holocaust America; from the Nature of courage to the nature of reality; it's all here and it's all great -- straight from the mind of the finest science fiction writer of them all. But beware: after reading it, you too will occupy an EXPANDED UNIVERSE!

Ray Bradbury
"Bradbury Stories"
This book contains 100 of his best loved and most celebrated stories.

J.R.R. Tolkien
"The Lord of the Rings"
I got this one just for the sheer joy of reading Tolkien again.
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28 posted 07-10-2004 08:35 PM       View Profile for Bec   Email Bec   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bec

I'm reading a book called April Fool's Day, by Bryce Courtenay.

It's about Bryce's son, Damon, who had haemophilia and AIDS, and died on April Fool's Day, 1991.

The back cover says...

April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humour. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, it is a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love -- how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. April Fool's Day will change the way you think.

Bryce Courtenay has written some amazing books - The Potato Factory, The Power of One, Tandia - but this one just has so much power and love. I've borrowed it from the library so many times I really should just track down a copy and buy it for myself!

B

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29 posted 07-11-2004 10:52 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Due to my limited time and my endless appetite, I read or listen to many books all at the same time.  Gotta love books.

Tolkien rules.  And for those who've yet to read the Silmarillion, it explains soooo much.  As for the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series, got on CD and listened to it in the car.  Made it hard to turn the engine off.

Currently in the works of being read:

"The Deeper Wound" Deepak Chopra

"An Open Heart" Dalai Lama

"The art of Happiness" Dalai Lama

"Side Effects" Michael Palmer (great author for all you Robin Cook fans)

"Advanced Modern Arnis" by Dan Anderson

"Splendors of the Past" National Geographic.

Yes, I'm weird. Depends on the mood.  Now when the next Harry Potter comes out, well that baby is a one-nighter!

Also, am searching for "the Parthian" by Vic Hurley, written in 1960, should anyone come across a copy for sale

Susan

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30 posted 07-13-2004 05:46 PM       View Profile for Errandghost   Email Errandghost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Errandghost

Yes;  I am reading the best.
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31 posted 07-13-2004 06:13 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

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Yes;  I am reading the best.


What are you reading?
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I am currently looking at Germanic Mythology by Jakob Grimm.  
You may trust Grimm for learned look into Germans' antiquity.  


"A tale flies, a legend walks, knocks at the door.  The one can draw freely from the abundance of poetry, the other has almost the authority of history.  As the folk tale relates to legend, so does legend to history and, it may be added, so does history to real life."  --Grimm


 
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