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    I read the Outsiders in my youth .... a couple of times. Have you also read RumbleFish and That was Then, This is Now? I beleive both are S.E. Hinton.
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Chip R:
    <strong>[/qb]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sounds like a page turner to me. Please, creek, don't spoil the ending for us. <img border="0" alt="[Devil]" title="" src="graemlins/devil.gif" /> </strong>[/QUOTE]

    The pilot ejects. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

    <small>[ 03-22-2002, 06:14 PM: Message edited by: creek14 ]</small>
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by creek14:
    <strong>The pilot ejects. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Maybe Hollywood will change that ending when the movie comes out. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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    I am currently reading "Tales From the Dugout:The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told" and Jane Austin's "Sence and Sensibility". I also just got done with Jane Austin's "Emma". Yeah I know an interesting combination. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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    Right now I'm trying to make my way through The Hobbit in preparation for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm having a hard time with The Hobbit because it's a little too whimsical for my taste. I hope The Lord of the Rings will be better; and based upon what I saw in the movie, I have no doubt that it will.

    Next I'm going to read a couple Discworld books and then I'm re-reading Terry Brooks' first three Shannara novels.

    Interspaced amoungst all this I'll be reading the latest edition of the Players Handbook and the Dungeon Master Guide for AD&D.
    "Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons.....for thou art crunchy and tasty with ketchup!"....Dragon Author Unknown
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    I'm currently reading "Founding Brothers" by Joseph Ellis. If you enjoy colonial/early American History this is very good. Ellis discusses some of the defining events and political turmoil the early leaders of our country faced in the first decade after the Constitution was ratified.

    This book reads much better than most historical scholarship. I am an avid reader of colonial American history and Revolutionary era history and you really don't have to have a detailed knowledge of this era to get a lot out of this book.
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    I just finished "Cod" by Mark Kurlansky. It came highly recommended, and I had no idea fish could be so instrumental in world history. Seriously, Cod played a big role in the discovery of America and the Revolutionary War among other historical events.

    I, too, am now reading "Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis, but I've just gotten into it.

    I recently read "Round Ireland With a Fridge," and I laughed all the way through it. It reads like a geography/travel guide written byJerry Seinfeld (a funnier Irish version of Seinfeld).
    "I fought because I understood and could not bear to understand, that it was my destiny -- unlike that of my father, whose fate it was to hear the roar of the crowd -- to sit in the stands with most men and acclaim others. It was my fate, my destiny, my end, to be a fan."

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    Just started "Beyond Blame" by black conservative Armstrong Williams. He was a guest with Mike McConnell on WLW four or five years ago, and I'm just now getting around to reading his book that was discussed that day. It's a very revealing perspective of the problems that confront black folks in America today. I doubt those organizing the current boycots in Cincinnati would like what he has to say, though. So far I'm intrigued.

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    Thought I'd resurrect this for the summer reading season...

    Currently, I'm finishing off "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse" by Louise Erdich. A really good but quirky book about a woman posing as a Catholic priest living in Indian reservations in the Dakota's in the late 1800's investigating a miracle. Sounds weird but its well told and written.

    Also just read "The Nanny's Diaries". It was supposed to be funny, but I just couldn't get past reading about the lives of the ultra-rich and how empty, shallow, and pathetic their lives were. Others think it's hilarious. I thought it was sad.

    Next on the stack is the Stephen King/Peter Straub "Black House", Elmore Leonard's "Out of Sight", and "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines.

    Also read "Ender's Game" with my son as a end of the year school assignment. We had to read the book, write journals of our thoughts through the book, and present it to his class. It was pretty fun and I found out my son has great thoughts and writes well if he wants to.

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    I just bought Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times. It's gutwrenching, but I feel I owe it to those people to read about their lives. I also bought "The Top 10 of Everything for 2002". Which is just a book of strange lists. For example: The top 10 daily newspapers in the US - 10 Dallas Morning News 9 Houston Chronicle 8 Long Island Newsday 7 Chicago Trib 6 New York Daily News 5 Washington Post 4 LA Times 3 NY Times 2 USA Today 1 WSJ. I just love useless trivia.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Just bought Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher". It'll be my first SK experience.

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    That's a good one. (A bit wierd and gross, but I loved it). I'm very biased though. There aren't many that I don't like other than Cujo.

    TeamCasey's (UnderDunn's) Law and Cujo: Dogs should always be heroes, not villains...... and they should NEVER die!

    Now that I've diverted my own message here. A good dog book is Watchers by Dean Koontz. Loved it. Walked away grinning from ear to ear.

    If you decide you like Stephen King, The Stand is his all-time best IMO. The Stand is a fairly long summer-time read though.

    I FINALLY finished re-reading The Talisman! Hooray! Took me forever. Darn this thing called the internet. It's cutting into my reading time. Now I'm either going to cleanse my palate or sink right into Black House. Not sure yet.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Roy Tucker:
    <strong>Just finished "John Adams" by David McCullough. A really fascinating life and I highly recommend it.

    .</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Read it a few months ago, and thought it was great. The Adams/Jefferson friendship was tremendously weird (in a good way)

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    Let's see..

    I'm currently re-reading two different book series in preperation of new releases.

    I'm reading the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan-series right now, from the chronological beginning:
    Without Remourse
    Patriot Games
    Red Rabbit (out in Aug)
    Hunt for Red October
    The Cardinal in the Kremlin
    Clear and Present Danger
    Sum of All Fears &lt;----I am here
    Debt of Honor
    Executive Orders
    Rainbow Six
    The Bear and the Dragon

    I'm also re-reading the Left Behind series..

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    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Okay, I'm a 23 year old engaged man, and I just read the Harry Potter books 1-4.
    My Fiance had to read the first one for a young adult literature class she took, she loved it, and read the next three before recommending them to me.
    These books are fantastic! Brilliant storytelling, and some fun characters.
    Recommended reading for anyone with children, or without. I haven't read Lord of the Rings, so I don't have any base for comparison, but I have a feeling when she finishes all 7 books, the series will be held up as a standard for fantasy literature for years to come.
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