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    I finally read the Levitin book, and made a post about it here (because it's a music-related topic) if anyone is interested in commenting on it.

    http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/507...ic-daniel.html
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    I just finished "Dead run" by P.J. Tracy.

    "It should have been a simple journey - a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police Deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal. Then the car breaks down. The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they'd never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners..."
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    I haven't read anything new in a bit, except for my mom's novel, which she wrote and published when she was 71. It is one of the best stories I have read in a while, and I'm not saying that just because I am biased. I am really quite picky about what I read.

    I love Clive Cussler. I think his last book I read was "Aztec Gold" ...ahem, Judy.

    Stephen
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U

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    I still read my Bible once in a while. That one is the bestseller on earth.
    judy tooley

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    The last story I read was the one here, it is a bit different. Maybe we should continue it and turn it into a best seller.


    Margaret

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    Margaret,

    I quite agree about the story here...I have been loving it. My mom is the head of the Florida Writer's Guild in New Port Richie and is very active within the writing community. I sent her a link to our collective story, just to see what she thinks (and to show her that I'm not just doing nothing while waiting on my permanent residency to be approved.

    You never know, stranger things have happened!

    Stephen

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    Hi Stephen

    Your mother is obviously a very gifted person.

    As you say stranger things have happened.

    We must keep the story up, perhaps the MIMF Writers Guild.


    Margaret

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    I'm one of those readers who on occasion read science fiction. Now days
    it's hard to find any that isn't evil,gory,nasty,or just plain gross. I used
    to read Sci fi books that told about the future like 2001, or 2010. My
    favorite authors were Carl Sagan,or Clark. Funny ones like Hitchhikers
    Guide to the Galaxy.
    judy tooley

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    All good ones, Judy.

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    Carl Sagan - Contact

    Well, maybe I won't discover America by saying this, but the book is far better than the movie. There are so many details not included (and totally changed!) in the movie. Important details. I really should've read the book first...
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    Never mind Mat; at least you enjoyed the book. Whenever I think of Sagan, I think of "billions and billions." It's quite a shame. I really should read one or more of his books.

    Here's a word from wikipedia about it-

    "From Cosmos and his frequent appearances on The Tonight Show, Sagan became associated with the catch phrase "billions and billions." Sagan never actually used the phrase in Cosmos series,[12] however his frequent use of term billions, and distinctive delivery with emphasis on the “b”, made him a favorite target of performers and comedy routines of Johnny Carson, Gary Kroeger, Mike Myers,[13] Bronson Pinchot, Harry Shearer and others. Sagan took this in good humor, and his final book was entitled Billions and Billions and opened with a tongue-in-cheek discussion of this catch phrase. The indefinite and fictitious number Sagan has arisen in popular culture to indicate a count greater than 4 billion."
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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    I'm one of those readers who on occasion read science fiction. Now days
    it's hard to find any that isn't evil,gory,nasty,or just plain gross. I used
    to read Sci fi books that told about the future like 2001, or 2010. My
    favorite authors were Carl Sagan,or Clark. Funny ones like Hitchhikers
    Guide to the Galaxy.
    judy tooley
    yeah Judy, I'm with you on Carl Sagan and Arthur C. Clarke. His Rama and Return to Rama were pivotal books in my journey through the sci-fi genre.

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    Frederick Forsyth - The Odessa File
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Once again - disappointed by the movie. But this time I was smarter. First I had read the book, and then I saw the movie.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Jean-Pierre Davidts - The Return of the Little Prince
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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