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Old 02-22-2010, 09:07 AM
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just finished this, GREAT BOOK, i know understand the Battle of Gettysburg better than ever before. Highly recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Angels-...6851223&sr=8-1
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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I just started under the Banner of Heaven during my travels this weekend. Yikes.
I enjoyed that book, and think it was fairly well documented. I have come to understand that a lot of people do not like Jon Krakauer, but I thought it was a fairly unbiased read. But what do I know...
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Who Needs a Road by Harold Stephans and Albert Podell. It makes me really want to buy an FJ-40.
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I'm continuing to blaze through them...

They say that in 10 years you will be the same person you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet. I wish I would have read these two books (one I just finished, the other I just started) back in high school...luckily I was able to stumble my way into an awesome marriage!

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy
I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
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Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. ISBN 0-253-33448-9

Maybe 1000 years post apocolypse England. Written in pseduo english that has been degraded by 1000 years of illiteracy. This makes reading it more of a translation. The intent is to slow the reader down to get him or her to think about the ideas presented.
After about 50% of the book, the translations are coming more or less automatically in my mind. None-the-less, I think this is the most challenging text I've read for pleasure.

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I said, ‘Youwl lissen us right in to Grabs your Aunty in a minim if we keap on walking don’t you have nothing in mynd?’
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 AM
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I said, ‘Youwl lissen us right in to Grabs your Aunty in a minim if we keap on walking don’t you have nothing in mynd?’
This could easily be a text message found on a teenager's phone today.
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This could easily be a text message found on a teenager's phone today.


that is SOOOOO true
i read that, and actually did "lol"
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I saw this book at Wal-mart with a very proper lady on the front. However, something was different about her. She had blood all down the front of her dress and half of her face was falling off. I read the cover- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I bought it and I have to say it is really funny. It goes directly along with the real book. It just has Zombies in it and Elizabeth (main character) is a ruthless warrior that is trained by masters of the Orient. She loves killing zombies and threating others. Great book.
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I saw this book at Wal-mart with a very proper lady on the front. However, something was different about her. She had blood all down the front of her dress and half of her face was falling off. I read the cover- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I bought it and I have to say it is really funny. It goes directly along with the real book. It just has Zombies in it and Elizabeth (main character) is a ruthless warrior that is trained by masters of the Orient. She loves killing zombies and threating others. Great book.
Sounds hilarious. I'd have to reread Pride and Prejudice to "get" all the jokes, I'm sure.
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