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August 2010, what are you reading

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Tue August 17th, 2010, 10:20 pm

Fire Across the Sky by Sara Donati book #4 in the Into the Wilderness Series
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javagirl
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Location: Florida

Postby javagirl » Wed August 18th, 2010, 3:11 am

I'm getting near the end of Michael Crichton's Timeline. It's o.k., though not as exciting or interesting as I'd hoped.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:23 am

"javagirl" wrote:I'm getting near the end of Michael Crichton's Timeline. It's o.k., though not as exciting or interesting as I'd hoped.


There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:44 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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I shall always like Sphere the best.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:44 am

"Nefret" wrote:I shall always like Sphere the best.


Yeah, Sphere and the 2 Jurassic books for me, though Congo wasn't that bad.

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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:51 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Yeah, Sphere and the 2 Jurassic books for me, though Congo wasn't that bad.

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I really liked the Jurassic books. Too bad they couldn't put everything in the movies. I did like Airframe too.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

annis
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Postby annis » Wed August 18th, 2010, 7:45 am

My favourite Crichton's are an early one- The Great Train Robbery- and his last one, Pirate Latitiudes. Timeline didn't really do it for me.

Currently having a bit of fun with a novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor of the Prairie Home Companion - it's called Pontoon. I keep hearing that wonderful distinctive dead-pan voice as I read :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
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Postby Madeleine » Wed August 18th, 2010, 11:16 am

Read Timeline ages ago, I agree about the techy stuff but apart from that I enjoyed it as a bit of escapism.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed August 18th, 2010, 1:51 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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Crichton's probably not a good author to read if you don't like tech stuff! Jurassic Park is one of my favourite ever thrillers - way, way better than the movie IMO. Don't think he can be matched in the techno-thriller genre - shame he died so prematurely. :(
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of a good universe next door;let's go
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:Sarita:
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Location: Blighty

Postby :Sarita: » Wed August 18th, 2010, 3:02 pm

'Other People's Daughters: The Life and Times of the Governess' by Ruth Brandon. Thoroughly enjoying it :)
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.


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