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Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment. I read it as a kid, then picked it up again on this trip. (This time son was reading it.) Absolutely rivetting. 

I just finished Infidel (what a brave woman!) and was ready to start on Satanic Verses (S. Rushdie) before I was diverted. Next I just MUST re-read The Brothers Karamazov. Theres a reason this stuff is classical.

What about you? What's in your reading pile?

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You have free time???

hahaha.... not much! 

...what happened to my days of free time??

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Last week I finished "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen.  It is finely written and I was amazed at how quickly I went through it, hard to put it down. Behind the scenes looks at the circus life in the depression era. I did see the movie earlier this year with my mom, she actually lended me the book. Visually, I usually like to make up my own version of what the characters would look like, but seeing the movie first, already left an impression with me. It is interesting how it's a man narrating, but actually written by a woman.
"Hitch 22" By Chris(he'll get me for that)Hitchins.
Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers....Folk Traditions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, by Richard Dorson.  Its a collection of folk stories.  I like this kind of stuff.

 Currently reading "New Lies For Old" - Anatoli Golitsyn;  Former KGB agent details the Soviet disinformation campaign against the west. You will be surprised to learn how relevant this book is, especially given the current state of world affairs.

Recently completed two Ballentine War History books: one on Herman Goring and one on Joseph Goebbels.

Prior to that, completed a book called: "Beyond Jonestown - 'Sensitivity Training and the Cult of Mind Control' " - Ed Dieckmann, Jr.;  Details the similarities between 'group therapy' and torture tactics used on American P.O.W.'s during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and how The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith has instituted these tactics (albeit watered down) into the American education system through The National Training Laboratories - the body that governs the manufacture and distribution of educational materials and the training of our nation's teachers and university instructors.

I've started The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the last in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series.


I got a book from the library this morning and thought of you...

It's called South of Superior and it's the story of a little community on the UP.

I'll let you know how it was when I finish.

Thanks Q!  You piqued my curiousity, so I googled the book.  Its sounds like the author may be a little disconnected from her topic, which is understandable, considering that the Upper Peninsula is a place one really has to be from to feel the real rhythm.  I live close to the UP, and my father was born and raised there, and I can speak with a pretty fair Yooper accent.  All that only brings me close to the essence....close, but not quite there.

I'll be interested in hearing your appraisal of the book.


Chief Bender's Burden - the story of turn of the century Native American pitcher Charles 'Chief' Bender. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.
I'd like to read more about Satchel Page myself/ Kansas City Monarchs too.




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