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Post by wood-elf » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:23 pm

Over the weekend I read Mary Karr's new collection of poetry entitled Sinners Welcome. I am a bit of a poetry lover and this is the first book of hers that I have read. She is an interesting writer, a fomer atheist who converted to Catholicism around age 40. This current collection covers a lot of ground in the emotional spectrum and I enjoyed it very much.

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:26 pm

Just finished The Deepest Sea by Charles Barnitz. Its a HUGE Viking saga with a really cool twist. Very nasty and not recommended for the young'uns - yet written better that a lot I've read lately. One my favorite reads this year.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/045145 ... 63?ie=UTF8
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Post by caskof43 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:42 pm

Currently reading The American West by Dee Brown. Next up is Jack's Life a short bigraphy of C.S. Lewis.

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Post by johnc » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:23 am

Richard Herman Jr's. "Firebreak." Another military novel. I have a lot of books I bought many years ago, read once, and put away. This one came out in '91.
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Post by wood-elf » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:23 pm

MayorOfLongview wrote:Just finished The Deepest Sea by Charles Barnitz. Its a HUGE Viking saga with a really cool twist. Very nasty and not recommended for the young'uns - yet written better that a lot I've read lately. One my favorite reads this year.
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That looks like a neat read Steve.

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Post by wood-elf » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:00 am

I just started reading the latest Robin Hobb series, A Soldier Son trilogy. Book one is Shaman's Crossing. This one is developing slowly, but I am enjoying the detail and the relaxed pace. Excellent character development so far.

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:04 am

Currently enjoying...The Magic Ring (1825)
by Baron de la Motte Fouqué
Edited by Amy H. Sturgis 8)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097778 ... 51?ie=UTF8

The Afghan Campaign: A novel (Hardcover)
by Steven Pressfield
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038551 ... 51?ie=UTF8


Invisible War, The
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031020 ... 51?ie=UTF8

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The Battle: A Novel (Paperback)
by Patrick Rambaud, Will Hobson
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/080213 ... F8&s=books

CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030436 ... 51?ie=UTF8
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Post by caskof43 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:15 am

Mere Christianity ~ C.S. Lewis

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:24 am

Currently reading? Ok, so this isn't quite the same knd of reading, but I just found this old chant hymn book at this used theology bookstore, and it's really awesome. The whole book, dedication and index included, is in Latin (although they have English translations of those). I'm in a choir that frequently sings gregorian chant at college, so i'm kind of used to the whole notation, with only four lines, no measures, square dots on top of each other meaning interval up, next to each other interval down, little dots meaning faster, etc etc. Like here's an online example, if some of you have never gotten the chance to see this stuff:

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The only thing is, I can't really sight read any song I don't already know because I have no idea how the modes work. :-/ I found a website that explains it though, so I'm going to have to look this up. At least there are only eight of them. Could be worse. But chant is just so flipping awesome. Ever tried singing Ave Maris Stella in an empty, echoey church? Yah. I'm very glad that it's not our only form of music, because that would be boring, but it definitely has a role that is not easily replaced.
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Post by yeshead 777 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:19 am

"Velvet Elvis" by Rob Bell. He;s a young pastor out of Michigan. But this is not you're ordinary"Christian Living" book. There is some deep meaningful stuff here. I read it in less than 36 hrs.-that's saying alot for me. I magine a mixture of C.S.Lewis/McDonald/Donald Miller. Very forward groundbreaking territory for "Christian" literature. Actually changed my thinking in a lot of ways-I'd venture to say "life changing". Check it out!
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Post by caskof43 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:47 am

The Problem of Pain ~ C.S. Lewis
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any piece of workmanship from a
corkscrew to a cathedral is to
know *what* it is - what it was intended
to do and how it was meant to be used."
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:08 pm

The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks S.) (Paperback)
by Poul Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/057507 ... ZC8F89WQ29

Okay Silmarillion fans....
Elves fighting troll armies, cursed swords, doom (think Turgon), dwarves, goblins, heroes and maidens.
This was written in 1954, so it probably was not Tolkien-influenced. Yet it is certainly written in the same spirit.

Its a goodern.

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Post by wood-elf » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:35 pm

Poul Anderson was a fine writer and a genuinely nice fellow. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the mid-1990's at a book signing. I am not familiar with that title though Steve, but it sounds like one not to be missed.

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Post by caskof43 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:20 pm

The Chronicles of Narnia ~ C.S. Lewis
"The first qualification for judging
any piece of workmanship from a
corkscrew to a cathedral is to
know *what* it is - what it was intended
to do and how it was meant to be used."
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Post by theHermit » Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:37 pm

fantasy writer Patricia McKillip's Solstice Wood.
"Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;"
- from the Prayer of St. Francis

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