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    Haven't been reading as much as I should.. however yesterday I found a deal on an incredibly cheap Kindle..... so I'm now reading The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman.. After that, I might something by an up and coming author called George. I think its called game of thrones, someone's told me that they think it may grow into something big......
     
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    Big, epic, something like that...
     
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    Some miscellaneous "Space Opera" by a relatively unknown Kindle author.
     
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    Currently reading Category Five by Philip S. Donlay. It is the first book in the Donovan Nash series and is quite good so far! My wife has read the entire series and we don't usually read the same types of books.
     
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    I am reading two books: Saint Odd by Dean Koontz, and A History of Pi by Petr Beckmann, the latter being the actual number, 3.141... not some dude from the far East.
     
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    Why is it called the Far-East and not the Near-West?
     
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    Because it's so far East, it's nearly West, but not quite. :p

    Seriously, though; since the established global center of the map is England, the near-East would be the Balkan States, the middle-East is Palastine and the Arabian peninsula, and Indochina makes up the far-East. I suppose one could argue that Japan would be extremest-East or something... but, yeah. The International Date Line (180 degrees Longitude) runs through the Pacific, to the east of the continent and New Zealand. A tiny bit of Russia at the Arctic circle crosses the line.

    Blame it on those Imperial English. Then again, even if the French or the Dutch had retained the Meridian, the answer would have remained the same.
     
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    I'll just stay here on Middle Earth.
    Bought the trio only made it 1/4 way through Two Towers. It's always skewed when you see the Movie first. Or Vice Versa.
    When you go in with a preconceived notion of how things should look and how characters should act it's always disappointing.

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    When the Devil Dances by John Ringo; book 3 of the Legacy of the Aldenata series
     
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    Finished both Saint Odd by Dean Koontz, and A History of Pi by Petr Beckmann.

    Now working on reading something else...
     
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    The First Murray Leinster Megapack - 25 Classic Novels & Stories
    for the Kindle App on my HTC 10
     
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    With the upcoming film remake of Stephen King's 'IT', I got the book. I've read most of his stuff, but not that one.
     
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    May have touched on this before, but King can be terribly long-winded at times.

    I've always preferred his short stories. "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" one of my favorites.
    BTW, Red was called that because he was a ginger Irishman. Not Morgan Freeman. Ended up working though. One of the best novella to screen adaptations that I can think of.
     
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    He can be. But his story telling style is usually very compelling. And scary.
     
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    Love the eye of the dragon book he wrote. I think that is the only King I've actually read...
     
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    Finally started book 3 of the Lightbringer series, Broken Eye, from Brent Weeks. Have to say he is my favorite author.
     
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    The EarthCent Ambassador Series by E. M. Foner. just finishing "High Priest on Union Station" Book 3 of the series.
     
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    Reading The Bourne Ultimatum. Interesting how auto-correct has that ready to go...
     
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    Auto-Correct sux.
     
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    Not for me, it didn't....

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    Damn British auto-correct! LOL. Bet tea-time is there, though.
     
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