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East Ender
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Kindlers, etc.: What are you reading?

I just finished " Kingdom Under Glass", by Jay Kirk, a story about Carl Akeley, an early 20th century taxidermist. Trust me, very interesting. Lots of history, personalities, action etc.

Next two in the queue: "11/22/63" by Stephen King and "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht.

Anyone else want to share?:-)

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Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2012 12:18 pm
Bombi
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Just read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, couldn't put it down. Not sure if I want to see the film, yet.

Looking for a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Posted : January 6, 2012 12:30 pm
Linda J
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I'm rereading all the "Little Women" books by Louisa May Alcott.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 2:31 pm
OldTart
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Not yet a "Kindler" but am re-reading Bertrand Russell's "Marriage and Morals".

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Posted : January 6, 2012 3:27 pm
Linda J
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You can get a lot of the classics on Kindle for free or near to it. I also reread all the Jane Austins.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 5:03 pm
BeachcomberStt
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A friend is letting me borrow the book, "The Shack", by Wm. Paul Young.
(Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity)

I didn't start reading it yet, but it is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 5:03 pm
redeyesadie
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Just finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yesterday. Watched original movie, and started book two yesterday also. I enjoyed the book very much, but question some of the changes they made in the movie. Hopefully the Hollywood (Daniel Craig) version is more faithful to the text.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 5:30 pm
Suzette
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I am currently reading the message board 😀

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Posted : January 6, 2012 5:35 pm
STXBob
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Regarding The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I think that the English version of the movie was less faithful to the book than was the Swedish version of the movie, although it's been a while between reading the book, viewing one movie, and then viewing the other, so I've forgotten some of the details.

I saw the English version of the movie at Sunny Isle Theater on STX, and that theater is crap. It's the first and last time I ever go there. I couldn't understand half of the dialog because of the sound system. I wasn't even sure what language it was for the first few minutes. If I hadn't read the book, I would have been lost. And the projection bulb was too dim. At first, I thought my eyes just hadn't gotten accustomed to the dark theater after walking in from bright sunlight, but 158 minutes, the picture was still too dark. And it was freezing in there.

I'm currently re-reading 1984 by George Orwell via audible.com. Audible is a great way to read (listen, really) because you can exercise, do chores, etc. at the same time that you read.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 5:59 pm
shibuya
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"11/22/63" by Stephen King and "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

I can never read just one book at a time. Both of these are excellent.

Also, I ordered "Don't Stop the Carnival" thanks to a thread on here and am excited to read that next. So thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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Posted : January 6, 2012 6:37 pm
IslandHops
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Just finished "The Magicians Assistant". Good but nowhere near as amazing as "Bel Canto" was.
Currently reading Advanced Joomla, and Case 580K Operators/Service Manuals.

Bombi, HHGTTG was a five book trilogy. Good reading, and I still haven't gotten a copy of the 5th book yet. On amazon you can find used copies of the 'universal' set (all 5 in one) for about $9 used.
Much more fun to listen to the original radio series, or, if on Netflix you can get the original 1981 BBC tv series. Much better (cornier effects) than the remake they did in 2005.

TGIF! 😎

(edited for spelling error)

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Posted : January 6, 2012 6:42 pm
Bombi
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Geeze, I can only find three. He died in 2004

The Millennium series:
Män som hatar kvinnor ("Men Who Hate Women"), 2005. English translation by Reg Keeland under the title The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, January 2008. US release September 16, 2008.
Flickan som lekte med elden ("The Girl Who Played with Fire"), 2006. English translation by Reg Keeland under the title The Girl Who Played with Fire, January 2009. US release July 28, 2009.
Luftslottet som sprängdes ("The Grandiose Fantasy that was Blown up"), 2007. English translation by Reg Keeland under the title The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, October 2009 (UK release). US release date May, 2010.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 7:30 pm
swans
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Steven Hawking:
-The Grand Design
-The Nature of Space and Time
Swan

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Posted : January 6, 2012 7:42 pm
East Ender
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Bombi: I think the 5 is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.

STXBob: We had the same problem with the sound at Caribbean Cinemas. I would have been totally lost if I hadn't read the book. And while I loved the cover of the Immigrant Song, what in the heck was that intro bit? (referring to Dragon Tattoo movie)

Thanks everyone. Interesting choices! It helps when leafing through the Kindle books selection.

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Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2012 8:10 pm
speee1dy
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just finished the Hunger Trilogy, the first one was better. Read The Shack, loved it. Read the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, Would like to read The Art of Fielding.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 9:27 pm
STX46
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11/22/63 on my iPad; the book is to heavy to hold!

Next is The Great Sea; a history of the Mediterranean----also on iPad

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Posted : January 6, 2012 9:28 pm
Bombi
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Swans, interesting selections. Putting them on my list.
Just finished reading, the way the crow flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. It was set in the time I grew up so I enjoyed it for the most part.
I guess I'll start looking for the hitchiker series.

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Posted : January 6, 2012 9:38 pm
OldTart
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I guess I'll start looking for the hitchiker series.

Prepare to be hooked! The BBC TV series was actually pretty good but the books kept me enthralled and laughing way before that!

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Posted : January 6, 2012 10:17 pm
sallyf
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I am reading the hunger games - in my bathrobe because I am a pan-dimensional being!

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Posted : January 7, 2012 12:54 am
shibuya
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The Hitchhikers series is one of my favorites. Gotta love avenging dolphins.

Hunger Games is on my guilty pleasures list. I want to read it before the movie comes out...though based on what I've read on this forum it seems that seeing a movie at the STX is a futile endeavor at best.

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Posted : January 7, 2012 1:32 am
swans
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Swans, interesting selections. Putting them on my list.
Just finished reading, the way the crow flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. It was set in the time I grew up so I enjoyed it for the most part.
I guess I'll start looking for the hitchiker series.

Also by Steven Hawking, British Physicist - from Black Holes to the Universes: For our stargazers to enjoy - 😀

A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time (Illustrated)
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
A Briefer History of Time
A Brief History of Time & The Universe in a Nutshell
A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt
George’s Secret Key to the Universe
God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History
On The Shoulders Of Giants
On The Shoulders Of Giants (Illustrated)
Stephen Hawking’s Universe: The Cosmos Explained
The Grand Design
The Large Scale Structure of Space
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
The Nature of Space and Time
The Universe in a Nutshell

Swan

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Posted : January 7, 2012 2:03 am
shibuya
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Swans-

Have you ever seen these:

Love them :$)

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Posted : January 7, 2012 2:19 am
swans
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Shibuya,
Thank you! I am not familiar with this series, but I will definately search it out. I always liked Carl Sagan(Cosmos) and Steven Hawking (Black Holes, Big Bang Theory, Quantum/ Theoretical Physics, etc.) Facinating. Thanks!
Swan

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Posted : January 7, 2012 2:52 am
onthespot
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I'm reading "Rocks From Space" ... I know, nerdsville...

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Posted : January 7, 2012 3:13 am
speee1dy
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the theater here is not that bad

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Posted : January 7, 2012 11:47 am
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