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Old 12-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #741
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ReWahoo & Sarah: I think you give me too much credit!
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:42 PM   #742
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ReWahoo & Sarah: I think you give me too much credit!
I don't think so.

You are the only person I've ever run across who took the time to research, then read and entire book on how to outwit trolls. Everyone else has had to learn how to deal with them from the school of hard knocks.

We're eagerly awaiting the Cliff Notes...
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Um, REW, I think it is a murder mystery. Jake, are there any troll-fighting tips for your moderator friends, or is it just how to solve the murder?
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #744
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How to "murder" trolls? Sounds like textbook material to me...
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How to "murder" trolls? Sounds like textbook material to me...
Easy there...who are you? Some kind of Vitaly Borker?
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #746
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #747
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Um, REW, I think it is a murder mystery. Jake, are there any troll-fighting tips for your moderator friends, or is it just how to solve the murder?
No troll-fighting tips -- just good murder-solving and lawyering (oxymoron?).
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:36 PM   #748
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I don't think so.

You are the only person I've ever run across who took the time to research, then read and entire book on how to outwit trolls. Everyone else has had to learn how to deal with them from the school of hard knocks.

We're eagerly awaiting the Cliff Notes...
I've been afraid of trolls ever since Billy Goat Gruff!
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:35 PM   #749
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Maybe the collective of trolls is the same as for crows--a murder of trolls?
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Maybe the collective of trolls is the same as for crows--a murder of trolls?
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:05 PM   #751
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Finished "The Reversal " . I could not put it down . Great read !
Just finished it now. 10/10, thanks for the tip, Moe.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #752
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Finished The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith. If you want some calming reading that gives insights into how living in Edinburgh might be and yet that can still make you curious to turn the pages this series is a good one. I'd give it 5 stars. Good reviews here: Amazon.com: The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie) (9780307387080): Alexander Mccall Smith: Books

If you haven't read any in this Isabel Dalhousie series then you might want to start at the beginning as they are progressive. Here is a link to the series: Amazon.com: sunday philosophy club series: Books
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:04 PM   #753
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Just finished it now. 10/10, thanks for the tip, Moe.
Michael Connelly is still on my read list but Patterson is leaving it . I used to love his books but his last few were too into kinky sex murders for me and I am not a prude .
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Quite an amazing story of the will to live.
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I just read Rogue Island, a debut novel by Bruce DeSilva a retired reporter. Good crime mystery -- I would give it a 8.5. It is about a reporter trying to get to the bottom of a murderous arson spree. Lots of entertaining dialog, gritty locations, etc.
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My last read of 2010 was Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith. It's the second book in his 44 Scotland Street series which was written in installments for an Edinburgh newspaper. Very amusing and entertaining tales of the daily lives of some residents of a building on Scotland Street.

Best to start off with the first book in the series, 44 Scotland Street reviewed here:Amazon.com: 44 Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (1) (9781400079445): Alexander McCall Smith: Books

I'd give it 5 stars.
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I just finished all three of Chuck Barris' books. He's the guy who created the Gong Show, Newlywed Game, Dating Game, etc. He's a pretty good novelist. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Bad Grass Never Dies, and the best one, The Big Question. Semi-autobiographical but subject to sometimes raunchy flights of fantasy, they are all worthy library reads.
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If you have scientific or financial quantitative training, and an interest in spirituality or the paranormal, you might enjoy this book in the area of fringe physics to be entertaining

Thomas Campbell's "My Big Toe"

He is a NASA physicist who claims to have had various paranormal experiences which led him to investigate and then try to figure out a model to explain pretty much everything. He claims that the only possible explanation for reality is that we are all part of a virtual reality simulation.
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During my holiday plane rides, I read The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson, a history book that explores the conception, construction and operation of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (which was known as The White City due to its appearance), together with a very intriguing serial killer who operated in Chicago during the Fair. I thought it well-written and interesting.
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Amazon.com: Moonlight Mile (9780061836923): Dennis Lehane: Books

9.5 / 10, very enjoyable. You may want to read Amazon.com: Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel (9780061336218): Dennis Lehane: Books first.
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