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Forum: Book Corner 20 February 2017, 03:39 PM
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Glasses I'm reading a 45 year-old forensics book on...

I'm reading a 45 year-old forensics book on Kindle, and the introduction would make most of the members of this board steam. The author claims a substantial proportion of rape claims are fraudulent,...
Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2017, 03:10 PM
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Glasses Thorny, I wasn't very clear, but my point about...

Thorny, I wasn't very clear, but my point about Rowling is that there are no original ideas, only original treatments. I almost put that in the post, but decided not to. Hogwarts has many venerable...
Forum: Book Corner 13 February 2017, 03:13 PM
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Glasses I thought Rowling was supposed to have ripped off...

I thought Rowling was supposed to have ripped off the idea from Diana Wynne Jones' Chestomanci novels.

Of course, that would imply that DWJ ripped off Le Guin.

My favorite of the Earthsea...
Forum: Book Corner 16 January 2017, 03:23 PM
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Glasses Over the weekend I read my first Kindle book: The...

Over the weekend I read my first Kindle book: The Philadelphia Chromosome...
Forum: Book Corner 12 October 2016, 07:51 PM
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Glasses Um. Really? Because that's not how you describe...

Um. Really? Because that's not how you describe the stories.

Seaboe
Forum: Book Corner 04 August 2016, 03:34 PM
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Glasses I just read How Star Wars Conquered the Universe...

I just read How Star Wars Conquered the Universe (https://www.amazon.com/How-Star-Wars-Conquered-Universe/dp/1480532525), which I bought because the hardback was heavily discounted ($5, including...
Forum: Book Corner 12 July 2016, 03:12 PM
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Glasses Congratulations, Brad. I have to tell you...

Congratulations, Brad. I have to tell you though--I'm not likely to read it. Horror isn't my cup of tea (actually, tea isn't my cup of tea, but that's another story).

Seaboe
Forum: Book Corner 11 July 2016, 03:38 PM
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Glasses Let's see... Finished the Paul McCartney...

Let's see...

Finished the Paul McCartney book. The author makes me want to read his biography of John Lennon, which is saying something because I've never much liked what I'd read of the man.
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Forum: Book Corner 06 June 2016, 03:06 PM
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Glasses I'm reading Paul McCartney: the Life. I went to...

I'm reading Paul McCartney: the Life. I went to the bookstore for something else, saw this, thought "oh, this looks kind of interesting, but I probably wouldn't read it; I should check it out from...
Forum: Book Corner 02 June 2016, 03:12 PM
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Glasses Almost done with The Great Mortality by John...

Almost done with The Great Mortality by John Kelly, about the 14th century plague. Next on the list is Eric Larson's book on the sinking of the Lusitania. If I can remember where I put it.

Another...
Forum: Book Corner 17 June 2015, 08:10 PM
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Glasses I just finished The Disappearing Spoon...

I just finished The Disappearing Spoon (http://samkean.com/thedisappearingspoon.html), by Sam Kean and am on chapter four of The Information (http://around.com/the-information/), by James Gleick.
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Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2014, 07:08 PM
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Glasses Just finished Shakespeare's Restless World: a...

Just finished Shakespeare's Restless World: a Portrait of an Era in 20 Objects (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675002-shakespeare-s-restless-world) and started One Summer: America, 1927...
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