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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Right now I'm reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's new book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" - fascinating book and very timely.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    That's my nonfiction book at the moment. My fiction is 'The Magus of Hay', Phil Rickman's new book in his series about Merrily Watkins, a female exorcist (called 'Deliverance') in the Church of England. These tend to be mysteries/character pieces with occasional hints of the supernatural.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

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    Started reading The Wolf of Wall Street. So far I like the movie better.
    I put that book down as one of the worst I have ever read. Considering I only made it through 100 pages that is saying something. Its even worse when you realize that the author swindled many innocent people out of their hard earned money. I am just thankful that I checked the book out of the library instead of buying it. I can't stomach giving Jordan Belfort any money.

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    Something about the sentence construction is what takes me back to books I loved as a kid. I can't put my finger on it but I think it just has to do with a sense of straightforward, old-fashioned storytelling, heightened by knack for language.

    The funny thing is that the first Chabon book I read was his ACTUAL children's book, Summerland, which I was't crazy about. Which, baseball and imaginary lands and fairies, HELLO. Maybe my expectations were too high.
    I loved Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys and the Yiddish Policemen's Union too. Summerland, not so much.
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    I just read Divergent so I could chat about it with my 10 year old. Quick read and not a bad "bubble gum" book.

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    I have recently finished Bleachers by John Grisham. It was okay. It is a tale of forgiveness, and after reading Calico Joe have to believe Grisham has some issues with adults and organized sports.

    Now, I am reading Stephen King's Dream Catcher. Early in the book, he talks about some places in Portland and Bridgton, Maine, that I am very well familiar with. Like all of King's novels, it is a real page turner.
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    Went old school Star Wars geek and am about 300 pgs into "Heir to the Empire" by Timothy Zahn.

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    My current fiction book is Dan Brown's Inferno. This is only the second book I've read by him, and I was told the last one (The Lost Symbol) was his worst, but I'm not enjoying this one much either. Nice historical information about Florence, but to me, he's just not a very good writer.

    I know I'm in the vast minority and should just shut up, but after this, I don't think I'll pick up any more of his books.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    My current fiction book is Dan Brown's Inferno. This is only the second book I've read by him, and I was told the last one (The Lost Code) was his worst, but I'm not enjoying this one much either. Nice historical information about Florence, but to me, he's just not a very good writer.

    I know I'm in the vast minority and should just shut up, but after this, I don't think I'll pick up any more of his books.
    The DiVinci Code and Angles and Demons are his best efforts. His latest two Robert Langdon books are entertaining but lacking if you ask me. Part of his allure for me is his diving into ancient cities, organizations, traditions, etc.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    If you want Ball Four on your Kindle, Amazon has it on sale today for $1.99. I added it to my digital library. Just thought I would let you all know.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    If you want Ball Four on your Kindle, Amazon has it on sale today for $1.99. I added it to my digital library. Just thought I would let you all know.
    Highly recommended.

    I'm currently reading Jonah Keri's new Expos book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    Highly recommended.

    I'm currently reading Jonah Keri's new Expos book.
    I read Ball Four a long time ago. I checked it out of the library. Very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I read Ball Four a long time ago. I checked it out of the library. Very good.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Any Wendell Berry-ites around these parts?

    I just started A Hidden Wound, and it's great.
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