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Offline Kiddiarni

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #460 on: August 07, 2007, 11:34:09 AM »
Just finished.

First audio book ever, and Stephen Fry is totally awesome.

Just started and am more than halfway through.  Great book.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #461 on: August 07, 2007, 01:41:52 PM »

Just started and am more than halfway through.  Great book.


Good book, but I found the plot a bit "contrived" at points....still good.  I heard his new one out is even better.  Where are you at in it?
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #462 on: August 08, 2007, 09:56:58 AM »
Finished on the bus from work today.  ;D

And am starting this one tomorrow.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #463 on: August 08, 2007, 11:31:06 AM »
Finished Taras Bulba and absolutely loved it! Now onto:


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« Reply #464 on: August 09, 2007, 12:16:24 AM »




I'm just near the end of it.  So beautifully written, I'm loving it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #465 on: August 10, 2007, 01:54:20 PM »
Just finished.

First audio book ever, and Stephen Fry is totally awesome.

A great actor indeed. So, is he reading the whole novel? I wanted to get into the audio book thing a little myself, since I sometimes drive long distances for work, and I don't really enjoy listening to music too much in the car, so having someone read me stories while I am driving seems like an attractive and relaxing idea, or maybe even listening to them on the plane, since I sometimes don't find the concentration to focus on reading a book while flying, but I guess if I had an audio book on a portable player, that might be much easier to relax with.

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« Reply #466 on: August 10, 2007, 02:47:40 PM »
Euripides' Bacchae

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #467 on: August 10, 2007, 03:51:10 PM »
Just finished up the new Potter book....very well done.  Now I am at that wonderful point of being able to choose my next book.  :)
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« Reply #468 on: August 10, 2007, 04:02:50 PM »
Yes... I remember reading Harry Potter when I was eight years old...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #469 on: August 10, 2007, 04:25:33 PM »
Yes... I remember reading Harry Potter when I was eight years old...

So, are you implying that childrens' literature is not worth the adult eye?
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« Reply #470 on: August 10, 2007, 04:27:48 PM »
So, are you implying that childrens' literature is not worth the adult eye?

Well, I'd say the adult eye is not woth childrens' literature.

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« Reply #471 on: August 10, 2007, 04:36:20 PM »
Well, I'd say the adult eye is not woth childrens' literature.

So, you would disregard Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, Tolkien's The Hobbit, all of Roald Dahl's books,.....etc, due to the fact that you are an adult?
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« Reply #472 on: August 10, 2007, 04:39:09 PM »
So, you would disregard Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, Tolkien's The Hobbit, all of Roald Dahl's books,.....etc, due to the fact that you are an adult?

I can't say I know any of those titles, apart from The Hobbit, which I abandoned half-way through because it was too flat.

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« Reply #473 on: August 10, 2007, 04:57:53 PM »
I can't say I know any of those titles, apart from The Hobbit, which I abandoned half-way through because it was too flat.

That is unfortunate, at least IMHO....I believe that childrens' literature has much to offer, at any age.  Like all genres, there is good and bad in my opinion, but one should not throw out the good with the "bathwater", if you will.  Now, if you will excuse me, I am off to play a game of table hockey with my son.  ;) :)
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« Reply #474 on: August 10, 2007, 05:06:51 PM »
That is unfortunate, at least IMHO....I believe that childrens' literature has much to offer, at any age.  Like all genres, there is good and bad in my opinion, but one should not throw out the good with the "bathwater", if you will.  Now, if you will excuse me, I am off to play a game of table hockey with my son.  ;) :)

Of course there are exceptions, like Wilde's The Happy Prince

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #475 on: August 11, 2007, 06:45:32 AM »
Various articles from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. They have archived their past journals and I am reading various contributins to help determine if I would like to purchase a subscribtion.  I am not a big fan of reading on-line articles and would prefer to have copies in a bound format.

http://www.historycooperative.org/jalaindex.html
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #476 on: August 11, 2007, 08:52:02 AM »


Chris,
The forward by Sinatra is only a few pages, but well worth your read.

Mine is an older edition, but I am sure that it will do just fine for my purposes.
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bands-George-Thomas-Simon/dp/0028724305
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #477 on: August 11, 2007, 10:48:55 AM »
A great actor indeed. So, is he reading the whole novel? I wanted to get into the audio book thing a little myself, since I sometimes drive long distances for work, and I don't really enjoy listening to music too much in the car, so having someone read me stories while I am driving seems like an attractive and relaxing idea, or maybe even listening to them on the plane, since I sometimes don't find the concentration to focus on reading a book while flying, but I guess if I had an audio book on a portable player, that might be much easier to relax with.

Yes, reading it all, chapter for chapter, and he does it really well I think.

Check it out, it shouldn't disappoint you ;)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #478 on: August 11, 2007, 11:05:08 AM »
Yes, reading it all, chapter for chapter, and he does it really well I think.

Check it out, it shouldn't disappoint you ;)

I have the fourth book on audio...excellent perfomance.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #479 on: August 11, 2007, 05:34:21 PM »
Just finished rereading Bulgakov's The White Guard in the Glenny translation. I'd forgotten what a powerful book this is.
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