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Now I'm reading Eldest, the second book in Christopher Paolini's so far short saga.
Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz ( The second book about the young spy Alex Rider )
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz ( The fifth book about 007 Bond-minor, Alex Rider)

Btw- A son or a grandson are providing the books.
Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz (third book about Alex Rider)
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon ( the 4th book )Oh I wish I was from ScotlandRead Smilie
I just finished The Secrets of Inchon by Comdr. Eugene Franklin Clark, USN Which is the untold story of the most daring covert mission of the Korean War. In only the two weeks before the Inchon Landing on 15 September 1950, the author, then a Lieutenant, and two South Korean officer subordinates, with the help of some local Korean islanders, did the groundwork in spying out the enemy held land and waters for military targets, landing sites, as well as gathering information to help on the push to Seoul. The manuscript for this book was locked in a safety deposit box from the time it was written in the early 1950s until 2000, after the author's death in 1998. It was published in 2002.

Tonight i will start Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith, the third Tiffany Aching adventure with her Wee Free Men buddies.
Just finished East by Edith Pattou. I liked it a lot, perhaps because it somehow reminded me a lot of Robin Mckinley's style...
dunno where I'm going from here...we'll see. (probably on to the readings I've been putting off the last three days...bah)
Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz (the 6th book about Alex Rider )
I just finished Book Two of the 'Ranger's Apprentice' that is entitled The Burning Bridge. by John Flanagan. Not sure what I'll read tonight.
I'm reading...

My French textbook!! Oh, the Joy!! Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie

...ok, so it's not that bad, I am actually having fun learning this. It's just ...not what I want right now...
Okay, now I'm reading the first book in Terry Brooks' 'The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara' series, that is entitled Isle Witch. I have only read a couple of his books previously and didn't really like them much; though I have read the Sword of Shannara a couple of times.
grondy, I must commend you on you ability to go through books at an amazing rate
I have only read a couple of his books previously and didn't really like them much; though I have read the Sword of Shannara a couple of times.

I think the original Shannara trilogy (Sword of Shannara, Elfstones of Shannara and Wishsong of Shannara) are all wonderful stories with wonderful characters. Those are much better than any fantasy that's out today.

The Heritage of Shannara novels that came after that, though, are redundant drivel. Mr Brooks should've ended writing about that universe after the trilogy.
I've read The Sword of Shannara I enjoyed it quite a bit, although you can quite easily see the influence from Tolkien's work, but i guess that goes for all fantasy driven novels now. It's been a while since i've read The Sword of Shannara, and the story is quite vague for me now, however i believe there was definitely one other major influence on Mr. Brook's writing, besides Tolkien.
I'm reading The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova ..It takes place in a library where a 16 old girl finds some old yellowish looking papers among her fathers' books. The papers says " Dear unfortunate reader.." I started reading it yesterday and it is really exiting..
That's a good book, safe for the ending.
Now I'm on the second book in the series: 'Voyage of Jerle Shannara' by Terry Brooks, it is titled Antrax. The first book, Ilse Witch was hard to put down as it was good. I guess Brooks has finally learned how to write without boring me to sleep, if not death. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
I'm currently reading The Early History of Rome, Book V, by Livy(59 B.C. to 17AD).
I'm reading three or four books at the time. Just finished "Ark Angel" the latest book in the mini-bond books of Anthony Horowitz.

Having heard and read much negative about Stephen Donaldson's Cronicles of Thomas Covenant. I have lately been re-reading the 6 books I read 25 years ago. They still do fascinates me!

Last night I started Sue Grafton's latest murder mystery, S is for Silence. I have not read any of her previous works that started with A is for Alibi and continues on through the alphabet. If I like this one, maybe I'll give the others a try.
Disturbed Smilie I don't have a book to read tonight! What is going on?
Last night and this morning I read Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger for the third or fourth time.
Well I often like to have as many as four or five books in different genres going at the same time, I find it helps me in several areas of my work by doing so.
I just finished Victoria Holt's Captive and am rereading The Perilous Realm,Sherlock Holmes, the later cases,The Fellowship of the Rings, my law books, particularly of course writing and preparing for court the ultimate brief and last but not least a work on the bombing of Hiroshima.
I am looking forward to starting a Pratchett work, I have never read any before.
I'm just about to finish Anne McCaffrey's Dragondrums the third volume in her Harper's/musician trillogy. It is about the young male soprano whose supurb voice cracks as he enters puberty and must find a new style of music to study and a suprising new vocation. He also wants to impress a firedragon (18-24 inches long) of his own. I have enjoyed this series every time I've read it. Read Smilie
Grondy dear I love the fact you are so versatile. I am still getting over the fact or did I just dream it that your foot specialist or something like that returned a book to you. You hang out with a podiatrist, who actually VISITS you? More and more I want to write a book about you.You cannot be real. I about all this emotional stuff , may I note and I do not think I am wrong-YOU seem rather tender hearted and I am quite certain if Sherlock Holmes were to investigate your wardrobe he would see a few tear stained cuffs here and there.
I am going to try to squeeze in Early History of India, I have always wanted to go to Simla and immerse myself in the magic if only for a little.
Leelee, When I visit my foot doctor in his office professionally, we often exchange books to read. On his way to the office, he occasionally drops off an extra book or two for me to read in between my visits. He can't spend anywhere near the time reading for pleasure as do I.

I'm back to reading Eco's Name of the Rose, from where I left off a couple weeks ago.
I'm reading The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair.
The books was originally written to recognize the terrible and unbelievably poor working conditions that factory labors were forced to work in during the early 1900's. The publishing of the book ultimately lead to "The Pure Food and Drug Act" in 1906. (If you read the book, or at least do research, you'll understand why... BLAH! I don't want to have to explain... >,<)

It's a book we're required to read in my Honors English class. Unlike the other books the instructors brutally force me to read, I'm actually getting into this one!

I just read a very devistatingly sad chapter, as a matter of fact, and I just couldn't put the book down! (Until, of course, I decided to get online to Planet Tolkien! haha)
I'm currently reading The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius, historian.
I'm having a bit of Tolkien weeks this month (what a surprise!!! Animated Wink Smilie Happy Elf Smilie ) so I'm reading the Silmarillion for the third time.It's a bit more complex than the LOTR so I think practise (or in this case reading...) makes perfect...
I'm now reading the third book in the Terry Brook trilogy entitled The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr.
I just read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (turns out he's a professor on my campus!) I really enjoyed it.

and just this afternoon I sat down and read Diana Wynne Jones' book Howl's Moving Castle. I've liked everything of hers that I've read, but this one is moving to my favorites list. Then I saw Myazaki's movie adaptation, and that moved to my movie favorites. I was kind of sad to see the things he had to do away with and change from the book to make it work as a movie, but I understand the reasons behind it, and it came off very well, though different enough to stand completely apart from the original book.
All around, though, a most thoroughly enjoyable story.
Finally someone else has read Elantris! No one else I know has heard of it ’ I'm going to get my English teacher to read it.
I plan to start reading my new edition (2005)of The Silmarillion as soon as possible.. ( I only had the paperback version )This time they also added a letter by J.R.R Tolkien to Milton Waldman This book also includes beautiful illustrations by Ted Nasmith Smile Smilie I know I'm an adult ...but looking at the pictures while reading the story make more sense to me this around. It's even a map folded at the back of the book..Lucky meSmile Smilie
Last night I started reading Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee, an American-Indian (not an indigenous native American, but from Bengali). It is a comedy about a lie told by the female protagonist saying she was engaged to combat her matchmaking great-aunt, mother, and sister and all the ramifications that came about because of it. It's a hoot!
Bushwhacked by the late Molly Ivins. I can't say what it's about for it is quite political and doesn't speak kindly of Fearless Leader.
Clapton's Guitar-a book that is (less than shockingly) about the building of Eric Claptons guitar
I got it as a gift and although it sounded dull, I had nothing else to read soI gave it a try and it's great
Elantris is such a good book. Hey, i went hiking saturday and slipped (ended up sliding down the iced over trail a good twenty feet before I could stop...) and somehow ended up with a bruise on my arm the exact shape of the Aon Ao...there's happy randomness for your day!

Anyway, I just got through Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. Her books are just awesome. I love Calcifer. Orc Grinning Smilie
Auschwitz by Laurence Rees
Anyway, I just got through Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. Her books are just awesome. I love Calcifer. Orc Grinning Smilie

I watched the animated version of Howl's Moving Castle last night. I thought it was a fun story in a dark way.

I am re-reading Police at the Funeral, an Albert Campion mystery by Margery Allingham written in 1932. I last read it about ten years ago.
Now I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Strata. It is about some planet makers who find the Diskworld. So far I find a tad bit of Douglas Adams's in it, as it has spaceships and jumps across the galaxy, and of course Dougy's Magrathea was the planet of artisans who made Earth I and Earth II. Because I've read less than a hundred pages, I haven't really a clue what the story is really about, but it sounds like there have been many layers extinct civilizations in the universe and a few of them built upon the bones of of those that went before.
I am reading Dick Francis's probably last book Under Orders. You can feel his lonliness now that his beloved wife is dead.
Vir you said you are reading a book by HUGH HEFNER? I did not know he could write. Really you could have saved yourself the time. All you have to have in order to follow his footsteps is one hundred million+dollars. Nothing more. Unless of course the girl of your dreams has respect for herself, then naturally it is thru charm, shared interests and mutual liking, non?
I just received the 5th book written by Diana Gabaldon : Drums of Autumn and I will start reading it tomorrow
I am now reading Michael Jeck's 22nd 'Knights Templar Mystery' entitled The Malice of Unnatural Death. It takes place in 1324 during the time of Lord Mortimer, the Despensers, and King Edward II. The book features the fictional Sir Baldwin de Furnshill (former Templar and now a keeper of the King's peace) and Simon Puttock (former stannary baliff and now Customs Officer of Port of Dartmouth) who in this book will undoubtedly solve yet another murder or three.
As I had left the above book in the other room last night and didn't choose to get out bed to retrieve it, I read instead a couple of Rudyard Kipling's short stories found in Tales of East and West. One was a bitter-sweet ghost story entitled "They" and the other was about the reminiscences of a sailor and a marine about one of their fellow sailors and one Mrs. Bathurst the title of the story.
I decided to again read John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last night.
(I should buy the DVD of the BBC's mini-series of it that starred Sir Alec Guinness.)
Im reading Frank Delaney's "Ireland, a novel". Its a wonderfull book... It made me remember why i love all the stories about Ireland..just..beautifull.
I am currently reading Return of the King for the fourth or fifth family is watching all three of the movie in their extended versions and we are waiting a week inbetween The Two Towers and Return of the I figured I'd use the time to refresh my memory of names and locations as I feel a bit rusty...sad I know...
Im reading Frank Delaney's "Ireland, a novel". Its a wonderfull book... It made me remember why i love all the stories about Ireland..just..beautifull.

Oh ,I have to read that book EtharionRead Smilie Simply because I love that Country as wellSmile SmilieEnjoy your book friendWaving Hello Smilie
Now I'm reading John Le Carre's Smilies People.
Etherion and Mellon, I've read that book also and enjoyed it! I'd gotten it for Christmas.

Before I re-read the Silmarillion and started the Ring Trilogy I tried to read the DaVinci Code. I was enjoying it a lot too until my dog tore it up.
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