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Subject: Long flight ahead. What to read? UPDATE
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2008
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Thanks to all of you and others from threads I was led to, I have amassed a rather large TBR and wish list.

I have already read a few  of the suggested books. The books I am taking with me are One for the Money, The Old Man and the Sea (this is an old book that I came across with the orginal owners notes, should be interesting) , The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, and Die Trying (Jack Reacher, book 1). These should keep me occupied.

When I get back I plan on reading 1776 followed by a few lighter books.

Thanks again for all your suggestions. You have been most helpful!!!

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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Good list of books.  Enjoy!!

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 12:54 PM ET
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The Old Man and the Sea?  The Erenst Hemingway book?  Personally I thought that books was one of the biggest wastes of time I was ever foced to endure.  It was assigned reading in high school.  By the end of it I as shouting just through the stupid fish back, and wishing I could through the stupid book back as well.  I tend to choose light reads for traveling.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 5:00 PM ET
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I loved Old Man and the Sea the symbolism was brilliant.   It wasn't a fish, it was the struggles of life.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 6:16 PM ET
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The wonderful thing about reading and books lists (and female) is that it is so easy and OK to change one's mind. 

I'm reading THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and brought HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON with me as well. Started with Bees. About half way through.

What is interesting about the OLD MAN AND THE SEA book that I have is that it is quite old and has notes in it from a previous reader of long ago. Her notes should be interesting. However, I probably won't get to it for a while.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 9:28 PM ET
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funny..I didn't like 'the old man and the sea' when I had to read it i high school but I've debated a few times checking it out of the library to re-read and see if I get anything out of it now!

sound like you've gotten a nice variety! I usually keep a bunch handy in different genres adn often when I'm on vacation I crave something different than what I'd normally read.