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PostSubject: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:26 am

I know there is a book thread but I haven't been able to find it. So forgive me for starting a new one...

I am almost finished with Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell

This is a huge book and I have blown thrown it...Really entertaining and an easy read....Would sure recommend it..


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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:18 am

See above mentioned thread. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:22 am

Just read Templar Salvation and it was good. Reading Death Troopers now and have another Khourey book waiting.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:25 am

I haven't read anything by Khourey....anything you would recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:27 am

Chrissy wrote:
I haven't read anything by Khourey....anything you would recommend?


Tikka to ride?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:57 am

The Madras of King George.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:24 am

I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:26 am

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I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.

Is that in crayon with all the big words taken out of it?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:31 am

Pete wrote:
Frethead wrote:
I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.

Is that in crayon with all the big words taken out of it?

I've already upset Fret, so I held back from that. However.................................. happy boy happy boy happy boy happy boy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:34 am

Roger. H wrote:
Pete wrote:
Frethead wrote:
I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.

Is that in crayon with all the big words taken out of it?

I've already upset Fret, so I held back from that. However.................................. happy boy happy boy happy boy happy boy

It's not really a dig at Fret though...(if I've offended apologies).
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:52 am

Pete wrote:
Frethead wrote:
I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.

Is that in crayon with all the big words taken out of it?
THAT HAS JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!!!

PMSL!!!!

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:08 pm

Pete wrote:
Roger. H wrote:
Pete wrote:
Frethead wrote:
I am reading Eiger Dreams ~ Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer, and Decision Points by George Bush.

Is that in crayon with all the big words taken out of it?

I've already upset Fret, so I held back from that. However.................................. happy boy happy boy happy boy happy boy

It's not really a dig at Fret though...(if I've offended apologies).

Decision Points

Introduction

In the final year of my presidency, I began to think seriously about writing my memoirs. On the recommendation of Karl Rove, I met with a dozen distinguished historians. To a person, they told me I had an obligation to write. "Have you ever seen the movie Apollo 13?" the historian Jay Winik asked. "Everyone knows the astronauts make it home in the end, but, you're on the edge of your seat wondering how they do it."

Nearly all the historians suggested that I read Memoirs by President Ulysses S. Grant, which I did. The book captures his distinctive voice. He uses anecdotes to re-create his experience during the Civil War. I could see why his work had endured.

Like Grant, I decided not to write an exhaustive account of my life or presidency. Instead, I have told teh story of my time in the White House by focusing on the most important part of the job: making decisions. Each Chapter is based on a major decision or a series of related decisions. As a result, the book flows thematically, not in a day by day chronology. I do not cover all of the important issues that crossed my desk. Many devoted members of my Cabinet and staff are mentioned briefly, or not at all. I value their service, and I will always be grateful for their contributions.

My goals in writing this book are twofold. First, I hope to paint a picture of what it was like to serve as president for eight consequential years. I believe it will be impossible to reach definite conclusions about my presidency - or any recent presidency, for that matter - for several decades. The passage of time allows passions to cool, results to clarify, and scholars to compare different approaches. My hope is that this book will serve as a resource for anyone studying this period in American history.

Second, I write to give readers a perspective on decision making in a complex environment. Many of the decisions that reach the president's desk are tough calls, with strong arguments on both sides. Throughout the book, I describe the options weighed and the principles I followed. I hope this will give you a better idea of why I made the decisions I did. Perhaps, it will even prove useful as you are faced with making decisions in your own life.

Decision Points is based primarily on my recollections. With help from researchers, I have confirmed my account with government documents, contemporaneous notes, personal interviews, news reports, and other sources, some of which remain classified. There were instances when I had to rely on my memory alone. If ther are inaccuracies in this book, the responsibility is mine.

In the pages that follow, I have done my best to write about the decisions I got right, those I got wrong, and what I would differently if given the chance. Ofcourse, in the presidency, there are no do-overs. You have to do what you believe is right and accept the consequences. I tried to dthat everyday of my eight years in office. Serving as president was the honor of a lifetime, and I appreciate your giving me an opportunity to share my story.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:52 pm

Thanks for that Fret, you've proved that the art of the ghost writer is very much alive and well. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone reading anything good these days?   Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:54 am

Just got a boxset of the first four "A Song of Fire & Ice" books, so I've just started "Game of Thrones". Might take a while to get thru these!!
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