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Book You're Reading At The Moment?  
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Hi,

Just wondering what people are reading at the moment.

As for myself, am getting near to finishing a pretty cool book about the Apollo space program by a guy called Gene Kranz (he's the flight director guy Ed Harris is in the movie "Apollo 13"):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0425179877/qid=1090560210/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4384468-2103105?v=glance&s=books

Thanks

P



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11797 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

I started reading Little Women but lost it in the move so I started in on Tess of the d'Urbervilles. I found the copy of Little Women and am back to that.

I know: Beth dies.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

I started and finished George Soros On Globalization this afternoon. I started Trade, Growth, & Economic Policy in Open Economies tonight.





User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

I also picked up Why Globalization Works by Financial Times Editor Martin Wolf at Barnes and Noble. I'll probably start that one sometime this weekend.



User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
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Fast Food Nation and Angela's Ashes (kind of alternating between the two)

JBLU


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver... and I'm desparately waiting for the next Kathy Reichs and JD Robb books that I've already ordered through Amazon: I'm running low on books to read at the moment, only 5-10 left...


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 509 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

3 books: From worst to First (Third time)-About CO's turn around
The Da Vinci Code (First Time)-About the Catholic Church
Going for Broke (First Time)-About the fall of the Bond Corporation



Ron Paul 2012
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

The last book I read was Trojan Oddessy by Clive Cussler and In Harm's Way (about the sinking and suvival of the crew of the USS Indianapolis).

The ones I'm about to start are Shadow Divers and Tidal Rip (by Joe Buff).

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

A few:

Like no Other Time, by Senator Tom Daschle
My Life, by President Bill Clinton
Plan of Attack, by Dale Brown
and soon I'll start on the 9/11 Commission Report.



Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World


Just past 100 pages, only 500 more to go.  Big grin I'll have to get farther over the course of the next few days though, will be in WDW soon.


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1874 times:








All of these are excellent. Carey's is one of the funniest books I've ever read.



Regards,

N-Dub



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

No one reading The Bourne Supremacy??? Come on people, get on the ball, movie comes out today in theatres!!!  Big grin

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1857 times:

I've been off sick this week, so I've been churning through a bunch of books I'd started ages ago.

"The Full Cupboard of Life" - by Alexander McCall Smith - about a lady private investigator in Botswana - beautiful books, funny and heartwarming.



"The Dream of Scipio" - by Iain Pears, great historical novel set in 3 different centuries 500 years apart. Very good.



"Queen Isabella and the Strange Murder of Edward II" by Paul Doherty - good historical biography/investigation.



"The Clocks" by Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells



"The Devil's Novice" by Ellis Peters - Brother Cadfael and his little grey cells (cells, geddit - cells, monastery, monks ? Well I thought it was funny).



"Gai-jin" by James Clavell - another 5lb-er, but pretty good (second time I'm reading it). This one is taking me some time though, its slow to get started.



"Missee Lee" by Arthur Ransome - I used to love these books as a kid, so now I'm having my second childhood and re-reading them all. Great stuff, very jolly hockey-sticks.



User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1855 times:

Half way thru "Bias" by Bernard Goldberg about, well, bias in the media. Not too bad so far, I always knew Dan Rather was an ass.

The last few I read before that were "Into the Wild" and "Into thin Air" two very good John Krakauer books (Seattle author), and "Undaunted Courage" by Steven Ambrose about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Any Ambrose book is good, he's probably the best US historian in the past 100 years.



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1849 times:

Just started TRACON (gee, I wonder why?)  Smokin cool A couple chapters in to it and so far, so good.


Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1849 times:

In the middle of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. An informative, and surprisingly entertaining read.

Just finished How To Learn Any Language by Barry Farber. Quite helpful if you're learning a new language, but I really read the book for it's autobiographical aspect, describing the author's experiences with learning languages.

Am about to start re-reading The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. An old favorite.





Cada loco con su tema...
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1848 times:

Just started reading this one:

Which is basically telling the story about the Danish members of Waffen SS during World War 2, their background as well as some very detailed accounts of hte battles they fought. I started it after seeing a TV clip last night about some memorial stones that were raised for these soldiers (as well as Norweigian & Belgian Waffen SS soldiers) who kept the Red Army at a stand still for something like 6 months.

And after that, I'll be starting these two again, as it's always an interesting read.


z/center


User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1846 times:

CPH-R: interesting, is there an English version of "Under Hagekors Og Dannebrog"?

You hear so much about the French sypathizers during WW2, and how they were persecuted, does this book follow up and describe how the Danish and Norwegians were treated after the war?

I'd probably read all of those books...



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Im reading a book called 'The Book seller from Kabul' Its amazing, a real eye opener. Its also been rated in Richard and Judy's Book Club!!
I highly recommend it. Before that was 'Brick Lane'. Naah didnt like that, wasnt as good as the reviews..


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Canecarrier,
I have no idea - the book was actually written by 3 university students for their final exam, and subsequently it has become pretty much the standard for all research into the subject. I can ask the local bookshop if they've heard anything about an engilsh version.

Aviance,
a while ago, I heard that the man portrayed in the book was very unhappy with the writer, since he felt that the book wasn't fair to him.


User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1824 times:



by George Orwell



"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2262 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook
by John Borwick - my hobby reading. Very interesting book, requires a lot of physics and math knowledge.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0240515781/qid=1090584752/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-5113252-0171369?v=glance&s=books


The Book of Illusions
by Paul Auster - love his novels

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312421818/qid=1090584795/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/102-5113252-0171369

HOPE AGAINST HOPE
by Nadezhda Mandelstam - biography of the famous Russian poet Osip Mandelshtam , written by his wife.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0689103719/qid=1090584944/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-5113252-0171369?v=glance&s=books



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

The best book I've read in years. I mean I've put some work aside to keep reading it. If you want to learn a bit more about this mysterious country of Afghanistan, this is THE book. Simply fascinating...

The Bookseller of Kabul



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Currently reading 3 books:

Reagan, In His Own Hand: The writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America. Reagan, etal.

Leadership. Guiliani

Angels and Demons. Dan Brown







User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Just started reading Fire in the Sky.


At worst, you screw up and die.
25 Post contains images JAL777 : No one reading The Bourne Supremacy??? Come on people, get on the ball, movie comes out today in theatres!!! Already read it.
26 MD11Engineer : I just finished reading the Modesty Blaise series of thrillers from the 1960´s by Peter O´Donnell. It is a series derived of a popular 1960´s comic
27 Post contains images Oly720man : Bourne... read all 3 of them ages ago. Just started and will be reading and As the starting credits for the X-files once went..... Or is the truth out
28 Alpha 1 : I've been reading a book on Jefferson Davis for the past month. But it's a lot drier than some of the recent Civil War-era books I've read, and it dea
29 767Lover : Just finished "The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time." It's terrific, very entertaining.
30 Dvk : Angels and Demons. It's been in my stack for a year now, and I finally got to it.
31 Greg : I've just started "The Curious Incident fo the the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon I also picked up "Skinny Dip" by Carl Hiaasen---likely my fav
32 WrenchBender : Just finished "Shake Hands With The Devil" by General Romeo Dalaire, an excellent read. Just started "Sharpe's Escape" by Bernard Cornwell. WB
33 WidgetBoi : I just started Howard Zinn's "Emma." jeremy
34 Post contains links PROSA : The End of Oil by Paul Roberts. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0618239774/qid=1090604680/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-5927200-8575006 It raises som
35 B2707SST : I'm reading Capital and Interest by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, part two of my self-guided tour of the classics of Austrian economics. Karl Marx and the C
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