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    I love taking the Gold Line to work. Not only does it save me money, but it gives me time to read, which I normally don't have. I finished reading The Last Juror by John Grisham, and it was quite good. It was a pretty fast, interesting read.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/044024157X/qid=1120506070/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-1608781-9421749

    I also read Broken Prey by John Sandford. It's exactly what I've come to expect from Sandford, a good, fast-paced thriller. He gets my attention, and I am normally able to knock out one of his books in two or three days. I sometimes wish he'd go into a little bit more detail or stretch out certain parts of the story, but after so many books in the series, you pretty much know the main characters and all the build up isn't entirely necessary.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399152725/qid=1120506027/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-1608781-9421749

    After that, I read Night Fall by Nelson DeMille. I forgot how this book was recommended to me, but I had it on my list to get from the library. I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, and I'll definitely check out another book or two by DeMille. Basically, he takes the actual plane crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, NY in 1996 and creates his story around that. The detective looks into the possible cover-up of the plane crash five years after it occurred. I found it to be a very capivating read. Not only was the story very interesting, but I really enjoyed the lead character, detective John Corey. It's not often any kind of book gets me to laugh out loud, but DeMille gave Corey a great sarcastic sense of humor. Most of the book is pretty dramatic, but Corey had me cracking up at times. I was up until 4am finishing this one a couple nights ago, so it comes very recommended, if you're looking for a good suspense.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446576638/qid=1120505807/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-1608781-9421749

    Oh... one more recently read... The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: And Other Stories by Tim Burton. Just a few dark, funny short stories/poems but something you should check out if you're a fan of Tim Burton.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=stripbooks:relevance-above&field-keywords=tim%252520burton&search-type=ss&bq=1&store-name=books/ref=xs_ap_l_xgl14/102-1608781-9421749

    Bring on the new Harry Potter book!!!

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    After watching "Sex and Zen" again recently, I decided to get the book from which the film was based. It's about 350 years old, but really quite entertaining:


    After seeing the following news story, it looks like perhaps the book needs to be rediscovered back in the culture from where it came:
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050703/323/fmkoa.html

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    I'm a big Crichton fan, so I've picked up a couple of his books recently, Prey and The Andromeda Strain.

    I've started reading Prey and quickly found it to be another one of Crichton's typical hard-to-put-down book.

    I wanted to get his State of Fear but none are in paperbacks yet.
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    As much as I enjoyed Night Fall by Nelson DeMille, I picked up his book Plum Island, which also features detective John Corey. That one was also quite entertaining. I finished it pretty quickly. I am now working on DeMille's The Lion's Game, which is also a Corey book. This one is pretty good as well. I will definitely venture into DeMille's other works.

    In between Plum Island and The Lion's Game, I picked up the first two books of the Spiderwick Chronicals, The Field Guide and The Seeing Stone. Why? I'm not quite sure. Also don't know why these books are popular. They're very short books and can get interesting for a few pages, but that's about all I can say about them so far. However, that's also why they may be popular with kids. Quick reads which would favor anyone with a short attention span or ADD.

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    Default Re: OK so what is everyone reading right now?

    Every Second Counts
    Lance Armstrong


    I love this guy and this is a fun, quick, and inspirational read. It's Not About the Bike is very good also.

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    Something cheerful

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    The Wastelands ( Darktower III) by Stephen King
    Really good series o Books

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    Just finished The Rule of Four

    Good book, very exciting, but I felt a tad confused at the very end.

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    Just finished The Joker by James Patterson & Andrew Gross. This is the best book I've read of Patterson's. It's not in the Alex Cross genre, it' a historical piece set in France during the Crusades. Think Timeline without the time travel.

    If you like the Alex Cross series, and I do, Roses are Red is probably one of the best. But Kiss the Girls was very good as well.

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    Just rechecked from the library:
    "Charles Bukowski Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life" by Howard Sounes
    Excellent!!!

    Also rechecked a posthumous collection of his poems and was shocked to find that some fool had decided to cross through the endings of numerous poems and add his own. Even had the nerve to suggest to Bukowski that he "work on the endings." The worse thing is that the additions were awful. Wonder what the man would have thought- probably have a good laugh.

    I was a little late on the bandwagon, but my favorite fiction title lately has been "Horse Heaven" by Pulitzer Prize winner and thoroughbred owner, Jane Smiley. Portrays racing from the point of view of the horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, players. It's convoluted and wonderful!!! The characters are fantastic, and it will sure make the track come to life for you.

    Happy reading, everyone!
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