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    Hey folks.

    I'm sort of resurrecting a post that Nate did back in December to see what everyone is reading.

    I'm a few pages from finishing "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini and want to know what I should read next.

    Considerations:

    1) The Da Vinci Code
    2) Alexander Hamilton

    Other suggestions?

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    I just finished Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire. The book (the basis for the current broadway musical), builds a history for the witch loosely based on the mythology built up during the entire series of Oz books.

    Very interesting, very entertaining, and it raises some engaging ethical issues as well. As Glinda says in the musical, some people have wickedness thrust upon them.

    I'm currently re-reading the Thomas Covenant books by Stephen Donaldson.

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    I just finished No Second Chance by Harlan Coben .. very good book .. Im going to look at some of his other stuff .. he has a new hardback out called Just One Look.

    How was Eragon?

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    Eragon was interesting. Not nearly as much character development or detail as LOTR, but still a pretty nice job, I thought.

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    I'm finishing "The Screwtape Letters," by CS Lewis.

    After that I'm starting, "Crusade in Europe," by DD Eisenhower.

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    My son just gave me Eragon to read. It is one of those Sword and Sorcery books but is good light reading so far.
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    I just finished reading from The Mark through the Glorious Appearing (usually wait for paperback, but BAM had a 44% off sale, lol). I'm debating what to pick up next, who knows. I think I'm going to go through some Readers Digests my friend gets and is going to give to me.

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    I'm reading "Never Wrestle With a Pig and Ninety Other Ideas to Build Your Business and Career". The author is Mark McCormack. He is the dude that wrote the 'What They Don't Teach you in Harvard' books.

    Its a great read. I recommend it to anyone in business school or people thinking about a career change.

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    I'm working on a Tom Clancy book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chukker Veteran
    I'm working on a Tom Clancy book.
    If you get a chance and like Clancy, read Shadow Warriors. Its a non-fiction about the history of the special forces. Awesome!

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    Four Blind Mice by James Patterson. Just finished Black Lightning

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    I just started The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, which is historical fiction piece about a man that is a military attache in Germany at the outset of WWII. There's a sequel to it, War and Rememberance, that is next on my list.

    I just finished Gettysburg by Newt Gingrich which is alternative history. It focuses on what might have happened if the South would have won the battle of Gettysburg. There is a sequel out, Grant Comes East, but I'm waiting for it to come out in paperback so I can have a matching set.

    At some point, I need to finish CS Lewis's Mere Christianity, although I'm afraid the school year and long weekends of MDB will interupt that.

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    I Call The Shots by Johnny Miller, its a piece of crap, Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson which is great and Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky which sounds boring, but it is really interesting.
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