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1/23/2012 | William Eaton

Posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST by WilliamEaton

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To: cherry

The Swedish film is sooooo good. My hubby tried to read it too & felt the same way as you-but we love the original movie.


141 posted on 01/24/2012 5:51:25 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: MtnClimber
The Wheel Of Time Series by Robert Jordan At 13 volumes and counting, this sweeping — some would say sprawling – richly imagined epic chronicles the struggle between servants of the Dark One and those of the champion of light known as the Dragon Reborn.

And some would say tedious. Some would say extremely tedious. Then there is the unhappy fact that Jordan did not live to complete the tale.

Another peasant boy --who is remarkably like an American teenager in thinking and attitudes!-- is revealed to be the most important person in the universe! ALL the women are basically the same character with different labels; even Jordan admitted this.

The Sword Of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind Young Richard Cypher gradually embraces his destiny as the Seeker of Truth, and sets out to stop the evil that others would unleash.

Howlingly funny if read as comedy. Goodkind insists that these books are NOT fantasy, and that he has invented a new form of literature. The writing must be read to be believed. One of the books begins with a line that goes something like "What is wrong with the chickens?" and gets into something that is a chicken but not a chicken.

Not at all like the tv series, which was a vast improvement upon the books.
142 posted on 01/24/2012 6:05:15 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: WilliamEaton

bfl


143 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:59 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: WilliamEaton

“Cracking the Code”

Here is the free version.

http://www.losthorizons.com/Cracking_the_Code.htm

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http://losthorizons.com/CtCforFree.pdf


144 posted on 01/24/2012 6:33:29 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: WilliamEaton

Ameritopia

Monster Hunters International

The Voice of Reason

Free to Choose

I am actually listening to them. One of the great things about my job is I can listen to books all day long on my ipod.


145 posted on 01/24/2012 6:42:27 AM PST by albionin
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To: WilliamEaton

Here is a list of books that define my study subjects for the past year or two.

The now banned Freeper non sequitur recommended Shattered Sword. Like those that follow, it is new scholarship and breaks lots of new ground. These books capture the war in the Pacific.
Shattered Sword … The untold story of Midway J. Parschall and Anthony Tully
The Solomons Campaign William L. McGee
Clash of the Carriers Barrett Tillman
The Battle of Leyte Gulf H.P Willmott

Stephen Lekson writes prolifically about the people of our southwest. He is a hands on archeologist and manhandles many of his colleagues who dwell in various ruts. (or on their individual study creeks) His pronouncement…. Everybody knew everything, distance was not a problem. He led me to Cahokia and archeoastronomy in America. Cahokia was more populous than London in 1050
A History of The Ancient Southwest Stephen H Lekson
The Chaco Meridian Stephen H Lekson
Cahokia…..Ancient America’s great city Timothy R Pauket
Living the Sky… The Cosmos of the American Indian Ray L Williamson

The Power of Gold Peter L Bernstein
Wonderful Life,,,, The Burgess Shale Stephen J Gould
Eighteen Minutes…The Battle of San Jacinto Stephen L Moore


146 posted on 01/24/2012 6:46:42 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: WilliamEaton

finishing “Jimmy Stewart - Bomber Pilot”

will start next

“A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS EDSALL” By Donald M. Kehn, Jr.


147 posted on 01/24/2012 7:45:26 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: WilliamEaton

Just finished Stieg Larsson’s “Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” (Last of the Millenium Trilogy), and, via audiobook, Ben Sherwood’s “The Survivors Club” which I heartedly recommend. Currently reading Bernard Cornwell’s “Death of Kings” (latest in his Saxon Tales). Next on my list, Michael Crichton’s last book (finished by Richard Preston), “Micro,” and, via audio, Alex Kava’s “Hotwire.”


148 posted on 01/24/2012 8:31:01 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: WilliamEaton

“The Rights of Man” by Thomas Paine


149 posted on 01/24/2012 9:23:14 AM PST by Publius
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To: napscoordinator

Grisham is a good writer, but he’s a one-note-Nelly. He writes about lawyers and legal cases, the “Litigators” being another case in point.

Using the ability to write across a spectrum of topics, I’d put before you these:

Louis L’Amore who did westerns, medieval, boxing, short stories, and the sea.

Mark Twain (of course) who did culture, river, short stories, and scifi/fantasy.

John Steinbeck who did American culture, Hispanic culture, the sea, the depression, the underdog,


150 posted on 01/24/2012 10:31:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: moose07

Notice, however, that the worst villain in the book, the only real villain, is a blue-eyed half-German. Everyone else is 100 percent Middle Eastern.

I just think that’s important since this is a “diversity” book, supposedly anti-racist.


151 posted on 01/24/2012 11:55:50 AM PST by firebrand
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To: xzins

The law is what Grisham knows best and that’s part of the reason why we read him. He takes a different tack each time—enough of a difference for me. The white-shoe lawyer versus the ambulance chaser was a good, up-to-date take.


152 posted on 01/24/2012 12:08:54 PM PST by firebrand
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To: WilliamEaton

“The Specialist” by Charles “Chic” Sale.


153 posted on 01/24/2012 2:10:47 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: WilliamEaton

Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson

Black Hawk Down Mark Bowden. Seals are Super Human!!!


154 posted on 01/24/2012 3:08:37 PM PST by GregB (I will follow Sarah where ever she goes!)
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To: moose07; Krankor

“Kite Runner” got too ugly for me. The more I read, the less I could stand it. Perhaps it was an important book to write but I am sorry I read it.


155 posted on 01/24/2012 6:11:43 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: WilliamEaton

John Burnside - The Devil’s Footprints


156 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bmwcyle

Touche - I figured that would be a popular one.


157 posted on 01/24/2012 7:48:13 PM PST by WilliamEaton
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To: WilliamEaton

Augie Garrido Texas Longhorns Autographed Life Is Yours to Win

http://www.longhornsltd.com/Augie-Garrido-Texas-Longhorns-Autographed-Life-Is-Yours-to-Win-Book-_1170816440_PD.html


158 posted on 01/24/2012 7:51:05 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: NTHockey
Just finished “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Next, Clauswitz.

Since your reading them together and they are both fresh in your mind you should buy a copy of Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought. It is an excellent comparative analysis of the two books.

159 posted on 01/25/2012 4:27:51 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: MplsSteve

Did you give WilliamEaton your quarterly survey job?


160 posted on 01/25/2012 5:41:26 AM PST by Sawdring
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