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Author:  John Carter [ Thu May 03, 2018 10:23 am ]
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Author:  Eric [ Mon May 07, 2018 7:24 pm ]
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Just re-read the Harry Potter series, mostly because my son was reading them. The occasional bedtime chapter I read to him (while he or my wife read a bunch in between) convinced me to read through them again. Still fun.

I was surprised how much (minor) profanity there was in the last book, though. He's on the second-to-last. Unsurprisingly, 41-year-olds read faster than 8-year-olds and I lapped him. When he gets to that last book, I'm going to have to censor some of the time when I'm reading parts to him.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Mon May 07, 2018 7:36 pm ]
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Eric wrote:
I was surprised how much (minor) profanity there was in the last book, though. He's on the second-to-last. Unsurprisingly, 41-year-olds read faster than 8-year-olds and I lapped him. When he gets to that last book, I'm going to have to censor some of the time when I'm reading parts to him.


Well, the intention of the books as they were released was that an eleven-year-old reading the first book would be pushing twenty by the time the last one was published...they were never intended to be read straight though at the same age. Same thing with the movies. That last one with a PG rating was the third, and all of the ones that followed had increasing levels of violence, peril and overall mature themes. That's always the awkward thing when a series of books or movies intended to be consumed over a long period of time finally finishes up, and future generations can and will binge-read/watch them all in a greatly compacted time frame.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue May 22, 2018 7:37 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 am ]
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Finished yesterday:

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Author:  Eric [ Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:46 pm ]
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I read both of these sitting on a lounge chair beside a pool while my son was at swim team practice. There cannot be a less appropriate match of location and reading material.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:22 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:52 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:22 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:15 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:29 pm ]
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Author:  Eric [ Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:57 pm ]
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Came across this in one of those "books to read before you die" lists. Readable, fictionalized account of the early Roman Empire. Quick read, as it's bloody plot after bloody plot.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm ]
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Author:  Eric [ Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:52 am ]
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Vacation reading:

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Pretty sure I read this every year on this vacation.

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Decidedly not James Bond, but a quick and interesting read. Clever, but it almost seems like it could have been a short story rather than a book. You'd have to cut the romantic subplot to do it, though, and I suspect that was Le Carre's whole point.

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Any of you ever read any of the Jeeves and Wooster books? Comic series about a wealthy British aristocrat with more affability than brains and the manservant who runs his life for him. Lots of fun (though the set-up works better in short stories than in novels). Very dated, but that's part of the point, as Wodehouse was still writing these, without updating the formula, into the 1970s.

Author:  John Carter [ Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:19 am ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:55 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:56 pm ]
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