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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge. A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read. Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read.  Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

I read Wild at Heart a few years ago and just picked up The Sacred Romance. So far I liked Wild at Heart better, but this book is not too bad. I just haven't gotten far enough into it yet.
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Currently on page 309 of Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams

I started this but as usual became intensely frustrated by the fact that I've totally forgotten who the minor characters are, and Jordan makes no effort to recap the first time they appear in the book.

Then Feast for Crows came out, and I put down the Knife and will be reading this instead. I'll probably come back to it, but somebody should've stuck a fork in Jordan after Crown of Swords, IMHO.

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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read.  Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

I tried a wilbur smith book cause my boss loves his stuff but it had too much cheesy smut.
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Currently on page 309 of Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams

I started this but as usual became intensely frustrated by the fact that I've totally forgotten who the minor characters are, and Jordan makes no effort to recap the first time they appear in the book.

Then Feast for Crows came out, and I put down the Knife and will be reading this instead. I'll probably come back to it, but somebody should've stuck a fork in Jordan after Crown of Swords, IMHO.

The cast of characters in this series is HUGE. I gave up trying to remember who most of the minor ones are. I figure I'll put them into context as they go along. When I knew the book was coming out I found online chapter synopses of the first 9 books. I had to refresh my memory.
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Air Force Manual 36-2241, Vol I

A Briefer History of Time - Stephen Hawking

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

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Currently on page 309 of Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams

I started this but as usual became intensely frustrated by the fact that I've totally forgotten who the minor characters are, and Jordan makes no effort to recap the first time they appear in the book.

Then Feast for Crows came out, and I put down the Knife and will be reading this instead. I'll probably come back to it, but somebody should've stuck a fork in Jordan after Crown of Swords, IMHO.

The cast of characters in this series is HUGE. I gave up trying to remember who most of the minor ones are. I figure I'll put them into context as they go along. When I knew the book was coming out I found online chapter synopses of the first 9 books. I had to refresh my memory.

I see you're from Charleston, and IIRC he lives there. Ever met him?
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I see you're from Charleston, and IIRC he lives there. Ever met him?

Yes he lives in Charleston, probably less than 1.5 miles from where I'm sitting right now. When book 10 came out he had a local book signing and I briefly met him there (the line was long!).
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American Gods Neil Gaiman - halfway through and :thumbup: so far

I didn't see the genius in it.

had its moments but definately my least favorite gaiman novel

Hmm, on the one hand this is good news since I'm having a damned hard time leaving any pages for the 15 hour plane ride home today. On the other hand, I've selected the worst Gaiman novel.

It is a good book so far (through the mid 300's in pages). I have to admit the Chabon quote on the cover sold me on the book as I'd heard good things about it and Gaiman (probably here).

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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read.  Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

I tried a wilbur smith book cause my boss loves his stuff but it had too much cheesy smut.

Which one did you read?
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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read.  Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

I tried a wilbur smith book cause my boss loves his stuff but it had too much cheesy smut.

Which one did you read?

...and which pages, exactly, did you find most offensive?

:popcorn:

:cocporn:

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I am reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  A follow up to Wild At Heart by Eldredge and so far a pretty good read.  Just started it last night.

Actually, I believe Sacred Romance was written before Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart was just much more popular.

I'm currently reading River God by Wilbur Smith. It's historical fiction set around the time that the Hyksos invaded Egypt. Great read.

I tried a wilbur smith book cause my boss loves his stuff but it had too much cheesy smut.

Which one did you read?

birds of prey

only read a few hundred pages

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The Education of Little Tree

-so far it is one of the best books I've ever read.

:fishing:?

I've never read it, but for a friend of mine, this is the most important book ever written.

The author is the same dude who wrote The Outlaw Josie Wales.

True. :thumbup:
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Just finished Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. Mentioned this to a fellow bookworm over drinks and found out that he'd never heard of Hammett. :eek:

Maltese Falcon is a fantastic book, whether you love the movie or just couldn't get into it. Red Harvest is darker but along the same lines. It's an easy read, but the man packs a lot into a sentence.

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American Gods Neil Gaiman - halfway through and :thumbup: so far

I didn't see the genius in it.

had its moments but definately my least favorite gaiman novel

Hmm, on the one hand this is good news since I'm having a damned hard time leaving any pages for the 15 hour plane ride home today. On the other hand, I've selected the worst Gaiman novel.

It is a good book so far (through the mid 300's in pages). I have to admit the Chabon quote on the cover sold me on the book as I'd heard good things about it and Gaiman (probably here).

Finished American Gods on the plane ride back yesterday. It was a very good book (although I saw most -but not all - of the plot twists coming). If the rest of Gaiman's work is better, I look forward to reading it.
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Pillars of the Earth

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

One of the best novels I've ever read.

It got me hooked on Follett and I've since read all of his work, but Pillars is the best.

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Just finished Doctor Dealer by Mark Bowden.

Currently reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max & as bathroom material I have Next Man Up by John Feinstein

How was the Bowden book? Black Hawk Down was a great read.

It's good. I liked it alot. It reads like a novel. I really like the way Bowden writes...giving you the deatails without overloading you with alot of useless crap. BHD was indeed a great read and I enjoyed this one just as much. I'm looking into either getting Killing Pablo or Finders Keepers
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Just finished Doctor Dealer by Mark Bowden.

Currently reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max & as bathroom material I have Next Man Up by John Feinstein

How was the Bowden book? Black Hawk Down was a great read.

It's good. I liked it alot. It reads like a novel. I really like the way Bowden writes...giving you the deatails without overloading you with alot of useless crap. BHD was indeed a great read and I enjoyed this one just as much. I'm looking into either getting Killing Pablo or Finders Keepers

LOVED this book. Truth is weirder than fiction.
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  • 1 month later...

Actively reading Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. Starting to drag in the middle, though.

Also perusing Smithsonian Baseball. Awesome book for collectors or just baseball history buffs.

In the bathroom: The Art of Surrealists. Not very comprehensive or insightful, but wasn't expecting it to be.

Off and on glancing at A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years . I don't know how I feel about these parenting books yet, whether they're very helpful.

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