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I chose to be patriotic and go with a Canadian collection of short stories:

"Home from the Vinyl Cafe", by Stuart McLean.

It seems to be available at Amazon in the US and UK, not that I'm telling you where to get your books...it might be in libraries too... You can also buy the book from the CBC website. "The Vinyl Cafe" is a weekly radio program and there are a number of story collections ...
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Let's discuss: The cat who could read backwards

This was a fine book and all the books that follow in the "The Cat Who Could..." series. Qwill, a reporter who befriends a cat who then helps him to catch the bad guys.

I'm a cat-person myself so I fully believe the story ;) Sometimes you get a better answer when you talk to a cat rather than talking to yourself.

Reading the story now gives ...
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Peace Like a River - Leif Enger

I can tell after only 100 or so pages that this is one of those books that's going to make me want to be a better person. Has anyone else read this book?
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Next book

Niko has picked

The cat who could read backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Description
The most unlikely, most unusual and most delightful team in detective fiction return in another purrfectly extraordinary mystery

Synopsis
A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalised paintings, a fatal fall - this is not what Jim Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But with his partner, Koko the Siamese cat, he sniffs out clues and confounds ...
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The Risk Pool, Richard Russo

Well I must put my hand up and admit that I didnt get through this book! I've been trying to think why not. Of the bits I've read, about a third, I enjoyed Richard Russo's style of writng quite gentle and relaxed; I found the subject matter interesting and from a perspective and way of life (small town provincial) I had never thought about before. There is some humour, not side-splitting stuff but some passages ...
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Reading At Work.

Hi all,i tend to read at work,well in my van as i'm a mobile service engineer when the physical fatigue kicks in which is normally after a couple of hours.I don't read over fast especially when the vision starts to go dodgy in the afternoon.
I go for the sci fi,horror,fantasy stuff which is generally an easy read.I started to read Dean Koontz but i've got a bit fed up of him.
I've just finished ...
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Next book

Just in case anyone missed Cagso's choice:

The Risk Pool by Richard Russo

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Risk-Pool-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0679753834/sr=1-1/qid=1160928949/ref=sr_1_1/104-7869071-5342304?ie=UTF8&s=books

Amazon.co.uk:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Risk-Pool-Richard-Russo/dp/0679753834/sr=1-22/qid=1160942589/ref=sr_1_22/202-8798677-6153469?ie=UTF8&s=books

I don't know Richard Russo so this will be an experience. :) Mine's on order!

How about 17 December to compare notes?
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Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Everyone breathing in the UK in last 20 years is aware of Douglas Adams's work most notably of course The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - and most of us just love it! So I just cant quite understand why I never read this book before? Anyway that means I came to this novel with high expectations. It was to be witty, funny and intelligent and have a geat use of English. The characters were ...
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Bill Bryson

I'm reading a book right now by Bill Bryson called "A Walk in the Woods". It is sooooo funny (gratuitous American Pie reference) and extremely well written. I recommend to anyone. Great read.
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Reading Group

Anyone fancy starting a Reading Group here? :?:

Not quite sure about the logistics of an online group but I'm sure with all the bright people here we can do it :)

So how about these for a starter on the rules ?

1. One book "discussed" every two months chosen by the next Group member in line. Chooser ...
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