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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

    Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Read, by Henry Hitchings.

    Found this one among the paperbacks at a book giveaway, since one chapter in particular grabbed my attention. Thoroughly nonplussed--it's fairly obvious this author was coached by those with an agenda on what to say about some books (he'd rue the day he attempted to bluff his way through the Qu'ran with me). Still, I'll give the rest of it an honest go, although this title has been relegated to toilet-side reading only.
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    Just finished the Harry Dresden series.
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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

    About to wrap up All Enemies Foreign & Domestic by Kit Cessna, but moving to the front of the line on the reading list at the moment is John Brown: Abolitionist by Dennis S. Reynolds. When I read a review of the work that actually moved me to tears (unfortunately, I was sitting in the crowded reception area at the dentist when the leak sprung...), I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of that one.
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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

    Doomed To Repeat: The Lessons of History We've Failed To Learn by Bill Fawcett.

    Marked In Your Flesh: Circumcision From Ancient Judea To Modern America by Leonard B. Glick.

    Chief Joseph & The Flight of The Nez Perce by Kent Nerburn (was somewhat heartbroken to learn that "I will fight no more forever" was in all likelihood not actually uttered by him).
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    nothing as serious as Ape's. Kingdom Keeper VI
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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

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    True, our Ape will retire and become a professor of literature. How far are you?
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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

    In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology & The Survival of The Indian Nations by Jerry Mander.

    Yet another freebie from the communal used book pile. I'd heard of another of this author's works, Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television. Noticed that the copyright date was 1991, so going into this acknowledging that it's probably going to be laughably dated (wondering what this gent thinks of the present situation; in 1991 we ain't see nothin' yet). According to the table of contents, he devotes part of one chapter to Epcot center. The cynic in me doesn't expect it to be anything complimentary, which sort of bums me out since I pine for the Epcot of yesteryear. We'll see what he has to say.
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    The Disney Touch by Ron Grover

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    Finally getting around to Dune by Frank Herbert, admittedly mostly to satisfy the folks who insist I'll appreciate all the real-world parallels.

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

    Fighting the Pain-Resistant Attacker by Loren W. Christensen.
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    Sweet And Deadly & A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris
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    Inferno by Dan Brown. Never read anything of his I didn't like!
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    IT by Stephen King
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    Re: What book are you reading right now?

    IT is possibly my favorite book by anyone, and definitely my favorite work in the fiction category. Read it three times over the years, and *still* managed to find details I hadn't noticed in it before.

    About to wrap up The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy by Erick Stakelbeck. Pretty much hot off the presses and already a bit out of date, but still plenty of relevancy.
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    It's been one of those books that has been on my shelf for years.
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    Who's Afraid of the Song of The South? And other forbidden Disney stories by Jim Korkis.
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