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Old Dec 1st 2008, 12:39 AM
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Haven't read the latest Robinson book. I'm a little burned out on him at this point but as Robinson's skills progressed so did his characters and I'm looking forward to it.

Read the Blunt, Box and Childs books. I'll pass on the Jance series if it stops in the '90s as I find the lack of technology painful reading.

Thanks again.
Well you are well mystery read - I should be asking you for recommendations!

Have you heard of Bouchercon? It is a mystery writers/fans convention/awards held annually in different North American cities. I have been twice and find it's a great place to hear/meet/find new writers as well as old. Even before the convention you can read all the books and stories nominated and vote in each category - the awards are decided by the readers not an expert panel.
Most of the workshops are panel discussions by published authors. But some are specialty talks like coroners, forensic scientists, publishers or other experts and some are interviews between two well known authors. And there are massive bookstalls run by crime fiction speciality bookstores from all over the continent - new, old, first editions, signed etc. In the bar (there is always a bar) you are as likely to meet professional writers like Ian Rankin as an amateur writer or a fan.
In all a little spot of heaven for book lovers - crime fiction/mystery book lovers.

Check out the website for next year - www.bouchercon2009.com
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Old Dec 1st 2008, 09:53 AM
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right now im listening to part 2 of "six wives" about the wives of henry the 8th and reading "hobo"
Yes, a very colorful marital history for Henry.

I'm actually watching season II of the The Tudors right now. Awesome series.
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Old Dec 4th 2008, 10:49 PM
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Alex Guinness' anecdotal autobiography-but-not-really Blessings in Disguise.
Just a little booky that wandered my way.
Next up, to Michael's mixed joy and dread, is Kuhns The structure of Scientific Revolutions.
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Old Dec 5th 2008, 10:04 AM
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Alex Guinness' anecdotal autobiography-but-not-really Blessings in Disguise.
Just a little booky that wandered my way.
Next up, to Michael's mixed joy and dread, is Kuhns The structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Are you being punished?
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Old Dec 5th 2008, 11:08 AM
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Are you being punished?

Actually I read a few chapters already a few months ago and it annoyed the crap out of me. I'm not looking forward to it but it's necessary to settle an age old dispute between Michael and me ()
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Fear and Loathing done.

Started for real on Tihkal now.
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Old Dec 5th 2008, 04:30 PM
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Fear and Loathing done.
What a coincidence! Dominick is just starting his!
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What a coincidence! Dominick is just starting his!
The movie adaption is surprisingly good, imo.

So many hilarious bits in that book. I loved the drug conference.
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Old Dec 11th 2008, 09:52 PM
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For reasons hinted at elsewhere I'm going for the ease of Rudyard Kipling's Plain Tales from the Hills before tackling Kuhn.

Funny, this is one of those books I stumble upon in my library and don't have a clue where or when I ever got it.
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Old Dec 12th 2008, 10:56 AM
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For reasons hinted at elsewhere I'm going for the ease of Rudyard Kipling's Plain Tales from the Hills before tackling Kuhn.

Funny, this is one of those books I stumble upon in my library and don't have a clue where or when I ever got it.
I've not read that particular title, but I'm certain that Kipling's idealization of the colonial model (the white man's burden) will annoy you enormously!

Personally, I'm still slogging through Popper's Conjectures & Refutations, and inadvertently re-reading a Social History of England and England Under the Tudors - seeking a the origin of the hat-trick!
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