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Webhamster    45

So I finished "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" that I mentioned on page 1. Excellent book if you want to learn about the whole history of Atlantic City, but if you're hoping it focuses of Prohibition like the TV series you will be disappointed. Nucky Johnson gets only 2 or 3 chapters and you really begin to see just how loosely the show is based on what really happened. "Inspired by" would be a better term.

Now I've moved on and am reading "Helmet For My Pillow: From Parris Island To The Pacific" by Robert Leckie. It covers his time with the 1st Marines from just after Pearl Harbour until he returned to New Jersey in 1945. Excellent first-hand account of war and very well-written. It's one of the books that was used as a major source for The Pacific.

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sc49erfan15    866

This just arrived from Amazon a few days ago.

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I thought it was quite interesting, could get mundane at times, but something I've always wanted to know more about.

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the admiral    9,882

I have that. Read it in January. I thought it was very well done, though I still take exception to how the author downplayed the pharmacological aspect of it, viz. that mind-altering drugs administered to yet-developing brains is a recipe for God-knows-what.

I read Maphead by Ken Jennings a month or so ago. sc49er, did you read that one? Don't tell me you didn't.

Right now, I'm reading The House of Mirth, because I bought it for 50 cents at a used bookstore and never got around to reading it. It'd be a shame if I never did and wasted those 50 cents!

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sc49erfan15    866

I read Maphead by Ken Jennings a month or so ago. sc49er, did you read that one? Don't tell me you didn't.

Wwwwwhhhhaaaa??? I didn't know this existed. I will soon have it.

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Brass    1,565

This just arrived from Amazon a few days ago.

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I thought it was quite interesting, could get mundane at times, but something I've always wanted to know more about.

Indeed. Though I do get quite a douche-chill when the author randomly throws in the teenage lingo from time to time.

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RedSox44    19

Chad Kultgen - Average American Male and Men, Women and Children

Both are hilarious, though they slowly become sad and cynical. I don't recommend these to anyone who does not approve of utterly filthy language and near-gratuitous descriptions of sex. They're not porn books by any means, they just contain descriptions of sex.

I picked Average American Male for $0.99 on iBooks for my iPhone. Best 99 cents I've ever spent.

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fnz    49

Just finished Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me. Fantastic. I'll be getting some Michael Crichton & Malcolm Gladwell books for Christmas, so I'll be reading those soon.

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raysox    1,205

I read 1984 for AP Lit this month. It was okay, much better than Pride and Prejudice, which was the other option.

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I'm in the middle of "Swing Your Sword" by Mike Leach. I'm a big Leach fan and find some of his stories hilarious and as a future coach and teacher his insight is pretty interesting. I haven't reached the point where he discusses the Adam James situation, but I can't wait to read all about that.

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Brass    1,565

I read 1984 for AP Lit this month. It was okay, much better than Pride and Prejudice, which was the other option.

Read Animal Farm. Even better.

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CS85    5,110

I read 1984 for AP Lit this month. It was okay, much better than Pride and Prejudice, which was the other option.

1984 was a ...bizarre read. It's not difficult, but you really have to let your imagination run wild. The most interesting part of 1984 (which is what makes it fascinating to so many) is that it was published in 1949.

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Finishing book 3 of the Aubrey/Maturin series. They started off very slow, but things have picked up heartily since I've gotten the hang of the lingo and style of speech.

Up next, I can't wait to start:

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raysox    1,205

I read 1984 for AP Lit this month. It was okay, much better than Pride and Prejudice, which was the other option.

Read Animal Farm. Even better.

Oh, well yeah! I read that in middle school. I've always wanted to read 1984, just to ya know, say I did. I liked it, but it got drawn out a little.

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Brass    1,565

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I know very little about Ron Paul and since I've been hearing a lot of his name recently, so decided to give this a try to understand him more.

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RedSox44    19

I'll give this a big ol' bump with this:

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Truly spectacular.

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