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Big Maria
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Bleeding Shadows
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Dan Schwent Dan Schwent said: "Bleeding Shadows is a collection of short stories by Joe R. Lansdale.

Torn Away: A small town sheriff brings a suspicious man in for questioning and gets a lot more than he bargained for...

Right out of the gate, Lansdale reminds me just how good he is...more

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Evgeny is 66% done with A Memory of Light: I seriously think about taking a day off just to finish this book :)
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Kelly (and the Book Boar) is on page 19 of 244 of Punkzilla: "Then we cooked a Tombstone pizza and got drunk on a bottle of Two Buck Chuck and sat on the purple sofa and smoked clove cigarettes and then Buck Tooth Jenny gave us handjobs."

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2011 Reading Challenge
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Dan Schwent has completed his goal of reading 170 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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2012 Reading Challenge
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