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« Reply #960 on: March 11, 2016, 04:04:00 PM »

I think someone in KC's library has a sense of humor.  :)
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« Reply #961 on: March 11, 2016, 08:27:24 PM »

It's actually the new cataloging rules. Imaginary people are as good as any other kind of people.  :crazy2:

It's cataloged that way in WorldCat, so it's how most libraries (in the U.S. and elsewhere) are going to catalog this invaluable document.

This is the "authority record" for James T. Kirk, from the Library of Congress:



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« Reply #962 on: March 16, 2016, 12:02:05 PM »

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« Reply #963 on: March 29, 2016, 07:12:59 AM »

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

An interesting and touching journey through the decades.  Among others thanked, it was interesting to see George Takei listed.  I wonder if their silly feud is over.

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« Reply #964 on: May 01, 2016, 06:59:50 PM »



This was an enjoyable read. Written in 2002 and it's a autobiography of Michael J Fox. From growing up in Canada, hitting the big time in Hollywood and being struck down with Parkinson's disease at such an early age.

4/5.
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« Reply #965 on: May 04, 2016, 09:09:56 PM »

Now reading



Make Me.Much better than Child`s last two books.
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« Reply #966 on: May 15, 2016, 07:44:37 AM »

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The First Bohemians
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A colourful, salacious history of Covent Garden, the creative heart of Georgian London..

Great read about one of my favourite periods in London history..
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« Reply #967 on: July 23, 2016, 12:42:38 AM »



This was fantastic. I've only seen the film once about 20 years ago so I couldn't remember much about the story. I started reading this towards the end of April and I joked with Christopher that I might finish it before Xmas. At 1000 pages, it is a long long story. I read about 500 pages on the two week vacation I had in May and I had slackened off in the last few weeks but it didn't take me as long as I thought it would.

Even with the end of the civil war at around page 300, I was thinking what is going to take place for the next 700 pages. So so much. I'm definitely going out to buy the DVD of this soon and watch it again. Has there ever been a more despicable selfish character in literature as Scarlett O'Hara?

5/5.
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« Reply #968 on: July 23, 2016, 05:59:38 AM »

Ready Player One.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_Player_One
" In  the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenager Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape."

5/5 and it's going to be a Steven Spielberg film in 2018 with Mark Rylance from My BFG and Bridges Of Spies as the founder of OASIS.

I love playing video games and science fiction so I found this book perfect, I'd highly recommend it!
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« Reply #969 on: July 23, 2016, 07:21:54 AM »

Shannon, if you are going to quote summaries and reviews from other sources, you should give the source and provide a link, please. Also, please use either quotation marks or the [ quote] [ /quote] formatting to indicate the quotation.
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« Reply #970 on: July 23, 2016, 07:40:58 AM »

Shannon, if you are going to quote summaries and reviews from other sources, you should give the source and provide a link, please. Also, please use either quotation marks or the [ quote] [ /quote] formatting to indicate the quotation.
oops sorry I'll go edit the link now
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« Reply #971 on: July 23, 2016, 07:47:36 AM »

Thanks. Doesn't hurt to add a few words to tell us why you enjoyed it! :)
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« Reply #972 on: July 23, 2016, 09:00:24 AM »



This was fantastic. I've only seen the film once about 20 years ago so I couldn't remember much about the story. I started reading this towards the end of April and I joked with Christopher that I might finish it before Xmas. At 1000 pages, it is a long long story. I read about 500 pages on the two week vacation I had in May and I had slackened off in the last few weeks but it didn't take me as long as I thought it would.

Even with the end of the civil war at around page 300, I was thinking what is going to take place for the next 700 pages. So so much. I'm definitely going out to buy the DVD of this soon and watch it again. Has there ever been a more despicable selfish character in literature as Scarlett O'Hara?

5/5.
Great, and you finished it about five months sooner than said! ;D
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« Reply #973 on: July 25, 2016, 10:10:44 AM »



This is a must  O0
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« Reply #974 on: August 18, 2016, 11:13:04 PM »

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot



Read this on holiday recently.. A totally absorbing and fasinating true story..
whether your into science or just enjoy the human interest story.. I thoroughly recommend this..

Could make a good movie... Clint ?
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« Reply #975 on: September 12, 2016, 11:20:48 AM »

Black boy by Richard Wright (1945)





I got this from a list of books you must read... and glad I did..

Its a memoir by Richard Wright detailing his life growing up from around the age of 4 in the deep south between the wars.. A painful and at times difficult read but once I started I couldnt put it down.. Very powerful and at times almost like a thriller.. Theres a follow up that takes him into adulthood.. soon as I've tracked it down Im gonna read that too..

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« Reply #976 on: September 14, 2016, 11:01:38 AM »

Anyone hear studied or interested in Philiosophy ?

I've always kinda had an interest so after reading a couple of study type books I'm reading this..

Nausea by John-Paul Sarte



When I've finished I'll hopefully be able to find a book that explains it all to me...  ;)
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« Reply #977 on: September 14, 2016, 06:11:42 PM »

Anyone hear studied or interested in Philiosophy ?

I've always kinda had an interest so after reading a couple of study type books I'm reading this..

Nausea by John-Paul Sarte



When I've finished I'll hopefully be able to find a book that explains it all to me...  ;)

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« Reply #978 on: September 14, 2016, 10:22:45 PM »

That looks perfect  :)
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« Reply #979 on: September 27, 2016, 09:58:55 AM »

I got it KC... Good call
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