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Yep used to keep up to 8 going at once in my younger years. now just an effort to read, but i cannae give it up. so.................

the sixth extinction, Wicca for life, Mistresses of Darkness, and grand canyon.

enjoy,

Salty

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Lips... :lol:

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OK.... not reading it right now... but want to....

Now the fun part....

There is a book about Pyrates in modern time (not modern Pyrates... but the decendants of Pyrates)... some archologyst or socieoligys gave them a radio, and is studing them.....

There even was a movie based on the book..... someone told me the begining of the movie is different than the book, but the Pyrates capture a sailboat loaded with coccaine.... white powder all over the deck, but the Pyrates can't find anything of value.......

But I can't remember the author or the title of the book.........

Does anyone know what it is ?

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Hey Pat... where can a feller hook up with them arhceologist types fer one o' them collars? I'll play! <_< I gotta agree that the white powder is worthless in MY books as well. The hardware off the sailboat would fetch a price though.

Before classes start again, I hope to finish Thomas Paine's writings, and get further into Jefferson. For this I have to have both a French and Latin dictionary. Damn he was an eccentric!

I read a new book on the Civil War on the Missouri Kansas Border by Donald Gilmore. Most excellent. An un-biased view of only the facts. I always new Abe Lincoln's so called "greatnes" was a fraud! Proof in writing he was no better than Slovodan Melosovich or Sadaam Hussien!

I've always got some kind of reference book open and in progress though. Bo

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Whoa! Another ancient post that someone resurrected rather than posting to the currently running post! (We ought to combine these. Rumba, I can send the "What are your reading?" post from Beyond here if you want to do so.)

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Since my friend hasn't had a chance to get the Harry Potter books to me yet, I have become lost within the labarinth (?) of Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, as well as the second book in the Niccolo series by Dorothy Dunnett.

From the mysteries of the Templers, to the machinations of trade in the fourteen hundreds. No, I don't get whiplash! <_<

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"The Republic of Plato" alas the reading fer fun and profit ends and coursework begins.

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I just picked up "This is San Francisco", a colourful history of the city, including the shady dealings at the waterfront.

Anyone going to Ojai may see some of these shady dealings reinacted...

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While on hiatus up at the northern beach hut, I read The Pirate's Jewel by Cheryl Howe:

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Slow to start. No steamy bits until midway through, but then it picks up. Plot seems derivative of Cutthroat Island, but not as good (yikes!). Pretty standard "Pirate Porn".

Then, I read Sea Star by Pamela Jekel, a romantic fictionalization of Anne Bonny's life:

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(My copy had a different cover.)

The author had obviously done a lot of research into the history of pirates of the era, and certainly evoked a sense of what New Providence would have been like then. Much better written than your average bit of "Pirate Porn", but it still had lots of steamy bits (especially early on). My only quibble is that I didn't find the character of Anne to be very likeable. She seemed quite cold and self-centred. Although, the character did grow and become more empathetic once she met Mary Read.

Currently, I'm reading the Blood vampire/detective books by Tanya Huff, which have been made into the TV series Blood Ties, which is due to air this Monday on CityTV:

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They're very well written. And I enjoy the local colour, since they're set in my home town of Toronto. I'm hoping the TV show will be as good as Forever Knight.

Here's the Blood Ties website:

http://www.citytv.com/bloodties/index.asp

Oh, and here's a fansite for the old Forever Knight show (now available on DVD!):

http://www.avenuepotter.com/~kristin/Forev...ight/index2.htm

Once I'm finished the Blood books, then I'm going to read the last Harry Potter. (Mr. H. just finished it.)

Then, I need to find something more highbrow [suggestions welcome!], to take with me on my week-long visit with the in-laws on the other side of the continent. Either that, or I have to find a brown-paper wrapper for my Pirate Porn.

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The Jerry Bruckheimer overtime reports. :ph34r:

No wonder we never make any money! :ph34r:

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Ishmael an Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn. (not a reference to the Ishmael of Moby Dick)

This will be required reading in my classes when I begin my career in teaching.

I would suggest it to every living human on the planet, but most are already so brain dead it wouldn't have any impact.

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Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

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As if I wasn't already knee-deep in books, I picked up a copy of Blue Latitudes - Boldy Going Where Captain Cook has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz. Found it at a used book store, for only $2.50. Was just going to read the intro. HOOKED. Super book, and too funny.

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Blue Latitudes

kinda fun book.... but It ain't fair to tell you any more untill you've read it.....

I just finished reading "Selkirs's Island".... it's about the guy that got marroned, and then Robinson Curoso (sp) gets written about.... interesting tho....

I'm reading C.J. Cherryh's Voyager in night.....I like her set-up of the future.... but this one in now getting into something different...... I'll keep reading it.... I just wish it was more "space stuff"......

was re-reading some of "Under the Black Flag"..... but it just makes me wanna post stuff in TWILL.......

And I just picked up a copy of "Memoirs of a Buccaneer"...... for some reason Dover had to re-name Dampire's book "New Voyage round the World".... guess with all the Pyrate stuff being so popular, a new title would sell better.....

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:P read? ARE YOU OUTTA YER BRAIN PAN? THE SUMMER IS FER PILLAGIN' n' PLUNDERIN'!!!! IT'S A LONG COLD WINTER IN DRY DOCK! YA BEST BE OUT THAR MAKIN' A CROOKED LIVIN' BUSTER! :P ya wuss!

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Just finished Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil over the weekend. Currently reading The Smugglers, a bit of mental popcorn to mix with Smuggling in Hampshire and Dorset 1700 - 1850, not so mental popcorn.

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The core rulebook to the World of Darkness roleplaying game Changeling: the Lost.

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Just got Shanghaied in San Francisco, which recounts the historic methods for acquiring sailors on the Bay of Saint Francis.

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I'm about halfway through "Empire of Blue Water -Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign" by Stephan Talty. It's been pretty good reading so far but borrows a lot from Exquemelin and Johnson (don't they all). Next in line is a copy of "Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates" by Robert Rictchie that I picked up on Amazon for $2.00 this week.

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