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Old 11-19-2004, 05:14 PM
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elmo-I read how to be good last year. I liked it. Goodnews (as a concept) cracked me up.
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For those of you who sorta liked DaVinci Code, read his earlier book: Angels and Demons. Similiar but better.
That's what I'm planning to do after Da Vinci Code.
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Old 11-19-2004, 06:45 PM
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I'm reading Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth, or something like that.
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The Man who Killed Rasputin, a biography of Felix Youssupov. Weird, fascinating guy (both of them). I used to brag about not having taken a history class in college, but once I finished the exams and started traveling I realized I needed to catch up. Russian history is a lot more interesting to me than Russian novels.
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I listen to a lot of books, at the gym or walking or the daily commute. I just finished listening to Robinson Crusoe. I thought I had read it as a kid, but it was a lot different than I remembered. Still pretty good, given that it was written in 1719.

I'm also listening to the Jack Aubrey novels (Master & Commander series). I've made it through book 12. They are pretty good, esp if you like historical fiction, and contain a wealth of detail.

I am currently reading the memoirs of Hector Berlioz. It's also good. Hector had quite a sense of humor, even about himself.
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In the car: A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson) - excellent!
Nightstand: The Gospel According to Bart Simpson (or something like that) -kinda dull
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For those of you who sorta liked DaVinci Code, read his earlier book: Angels and Demons. Similiar but better.

I'm reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Somethingorother. So far so good. Don't you just love the title?
I'm reading it now...having a hard time getting going with it..too many distractions. Co-worker lent it to me...said it was better than DaVinci...
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The Complete Prose Tales of Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:29 PM
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The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould. He's good at writing about math.
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