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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2008, 03:01:19 AM »

OK bookworms and librarians, help MK & me out....

We heard an interview on radio of an author who had written a fictional tale of what would have happened in the world during the last 8 years if Bush had actually lost the 2000 election

A GIS throws up fuckall despite various search terms...

Anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? We think it had a one-word title?

I think I found it.  Is it A Time Like This by Wm Tate?

Here's a link to it on Amazon:
A Time Like This


This is the only thing I found, and I tried novelist, worldcat, and our good friend Google.  Brian's suggestion of searching for "alternative history" proved to be the winner!

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2008, 03:21:58 AM »

I think that's the one. Thanks Mr & Mrs RBS!!
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2009, 05:51:02 PM »

So my comment is based on the TV and movie versions, as I've never read the book, but what do people see in Wuthering Heights? I keep wacthing adaptations to try to understand, but Cathy is even worse than Bella from Twilight.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2009, 05:52:09 PM »

But at least Cathy was fitting in with women in those days.  Bella is a current day character and acts as if it was yesteryear.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2009, 06:43:42 PM »

But Jane Eyre is from the same period and is much more appealing to me. The poor relation just makes for a better storyline for me. I've read that book close to a dozen times. I know others that are the same way about Wuthering Heights, and I just don't get it. Good thing there are so many books to pick from!
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 04:04:03 PM »

DORK ALERT!

I totally had an uncontrollable GASP when I realized I was reading the first encounter between Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller in THE BRASS VERDICT. I didn't realize I was such a Michael Connelly junkie until that very moment.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 12:36:09 PM »

Ok, my younger brother just called me and asked how I liked The Yearling. He found the book at Goodwill with my name written on the inside cover. The funny thing is, I don't think I ever read that book.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 01:42:46 PM »

Another Andrea Price perhaps!?!?! How crazy is that!?!?!
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 01:52:48 PM »

I probably bought it from a yard sale or something with the intention of reading it. He said it had my name (including middle initial) and 1991 written in it. Yes, I used to go by my first name, middle initial, then last (maiden) name. I used to have a great middle initial. When I got married, I replaced my maiden name with my middle name so legally, my name is not that close to my original name.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2009, 05:40:06 PM »

My wife bought me a book for my birthday, the new one by Dennis Lehane. A chapter or two in, it's reading like a barnstormer. Great novel so far.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2009, 01:56:39 PM »

Started reading my first Jen Lancaster book today and I think I laughed out loud about 10 times in 45 minutes. WOOHOO.

Dear Dean Wormer,

In ANIMAL HOUSE, you told Bluto that fat, drunk, and stupid was no way to go through life.

I beg to differ. Fat, drunk, and stupid is a perfectly fine way to go through life....After all, it's worked out nicely for me.

Best,
Jen Lancaster
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2009, 08:31:14 AM »

http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/go_fug_yourself/2009/06/fug_chef.html

This FUG has me wishing that I had moved all of my SWEET VALLEY HIGH books down to Atlanta with me. NAILED IT.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2009, 04:02:39 PM »

"Sometimes childish will get you what you want."
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2009, 10:00:12 AM »

This isn't a musing on a specific book, but I didn't want to fuss with starting a new thread for it.

Half Price Books celebrates the grand opening of their new store on September 3rd. To celebrate their new Beavercreek location, the first 100 customers (ages 16 & up) in the door on Thursday, September 3rd through Monday, September 7th will receive a free reusable Half Price Books tote bag and $5 gift card. Each day Thursday through Monday, one of the tote bags will contain a $100 gift card! During the Grand Opening Weekend (Thursday through Monday) absolutely everything in the store will be an additional 20% off.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2009, 10:12:13 AM »

Yeah, Beavercreek gets a new store but we lose the Centerville location, which sucks balls.
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