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Artemis@BC
10-28-2011, 04:41 PM
I picked up a hilarious book in Toronto the other day: "The U.S. of Eh? How Canada Secretly Controls the United States"
I HAD to buy it when I came across it in the bookstore. It was a sign that the novel I am going to write for NaNoWriMo is meant to be. :lol:

Did you ever see The Canadian Conspiracy? It's a mockumentary from about 1985, about Canada' secret plot to take over the US via the entertainment industry. Hilarious. Last time I checked, the whole think was available on YouTube.

dbell1
10-28-2011, 05:18 PM
About to start "Cathedral of the Sea". Just finished rereading "On Thin Ice" (about the Mt. Everest disaster of 1996) and have loaned it to a coworker for her teen son.

Waiting for "The Lady in The Tower" to arrive - book about Anne Boleyn's final days. I've also got "The Night Circus" and "The House at Riverton" (and 10 others) on the shelf to get through. Have decided to skip the Mary Boleyn book until I get some of the stack done... :shuffle:

IceAlisa
10-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Reading Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. I didn't expect any sparkling, masterful prose but the read is easy and fast. Plus I know I can trust the historical accuracy.

Weir's Lady Jane sounds like a lovely young woman. :(

peibeck
10-28-2011, 05:43 PM
Just finished rereading "On Thin Ice" (about the Mt. Everest disaster of 1996) and have loaned it to a coworker for her teen son.


I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."

dbell1
10-28-2011, 08:41 PM
I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."

:shuffle: Oops - um, that was the real title of it. :slinkaway For some reason, I always call it that.

attyfan
10-28-2011, 10:20 PM
Reading Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. I didn't expect any sparkling, masterful prose but the read is easy and fast. Plus I know I can trust the historical accuracy.

Weir's Lady Jane sounds like a lovely young woman. :(

If you are interested in Lady Jane, I recommoned Eric Ives's "Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery".

genevieve
10-28-2011, 11:07 PM
I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."


:shuffle: Oops - um, that was the real title of it. :slinkaway For some reason, I always call it that.

I totally knew which book you meant. That was a gripping read. But I get the titel confused because his first book was called "Into the Wild". I think "On Thin Ice" is the name of a cheezy Tonya Harding biography :shuffle:

IceAlisa
10-28-2011, 11:10 PM
If you are interested in Lady Jane, I recommoned Eric Ives's "Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery".

Thanks! Does Lady Jane make it in this one? :shuffle:

Prancer
10-29-2011, 12:58 AM
I think "On Thin Ice" is the name of a cheezy Tonya Harding biography :shuffle:

Or this book: http://www.amazon.com/Thin-Ice-Susan-Andersen/dp/082176845X/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

Or several others. But that one kinda stood out for some reason :D.

Spinner
11-02-2011, 02:31 AM
Finished Lauren Myracle's Shine (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/225023985). Pretty good overall, a worthy YA book. If you're looking for some content related to issues of today, check it out.

PrincessLeppard
11-02-2011, 02:53 AM
When I went to the airport on Friday, the bookstore wasn't open. So I downloaded Cold Vengeance onto my iPad, and so far, it's pretty good.

But I don't know how you people read multiple books on that thing. I find it annoying. I was waiting for the addiction to kick in, but I have resisted so far. :P

TygerLily
11-03-2011, 01:42 AM
:shuffle: Oops - um, that was the real title of it. :slinkaway For some reason, I always call it that.Rats! I was about to go on a new hunt.

I've heard there's another book about the disaster from the point of view of one of the women who comes off really badly in Krakauer's version -- was there a woman in the media? I'd be curious to read that if it indeed exists.

I hated Into the Wild, both book and movie. I mean, I loved reading/watching them, and they were excellent on an objective level. I just can't get on board with glorifying someone who chose to cut himself off from his parents like that. Just cruel.

PrincessLeppard
11-03-2011, 01:47 AM
Ooh, did the socialite write a book? Sandy.....something. Though in a documentary I watched, she cops to behaving a lot like Jon Krakauer said she did.

Grannyfan
11-03-2011, 02:20 AM
Got an e-mail from Amazon today saying that they have shipped my copy of the new Flavia DeLuce mystery! Can't wait! :)

my little pony
11-03-2011, 03:23 AM
Thanks! Does Lady Jane make it in this one? :shuffle:

buah ha ha ha!


Got an e-mail from Amazon today saying that they have shipped my copy of the new Flavia DeLuce mystery! Can't wait!

i need to figure out what my new book store is going to be. well, default i assume it will be b & n, the question is which location will get on my nerves the least.