OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5295 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I have a weakness for tell-all biographies. They're trash I know, but I prefer to watch quality and read crap.
I do enjoy King Arthur related books and particulary enjoyed the four book series by Mary Stewart and "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Also enjoy the political humorist PJ O'Roarke, he may be a Republican but at least he enjoys booze and casual sex so he's not that uptight. He's the sort of Republican who has little use for religion so he's OK in my book.
Finally, if there's a good book on film history, particularly about pre-WW2 and silent era I'll give it a go.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
In my youth I enjoyed reading, then in my late teens, I could never sit and read an entire book.. Granted I had no problem browsing through a magazine especially an aviation related magazine. However, I ended up having a lot of time on my hands at one point and started to read again. I haven't stopped since. I don't read books as quickly becuase I have alot to do. But on boring flights, long waits at the airport nothing passes the time better.
There was a period after the hurricane we had last year where I had endless time on my hand, nothing to do, so I did quite a considerable amount of reading.
Crjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1971 times:
i usually go for business related books...i recently finished "confessions of a street addict" by jim cramer, previously of the hedge fund cramer & berkowitz...currently, i'm reading "blood on the street"
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
All sorts, nothing terribly serious though...
Alexander McCall Smith
I enjoy Clive Cussler despite his insane politics (I like the fantasy archaeology parts), Wilbur Smith (although Blue Horizon was a bit same-old same-old).
I like huge historical tomes, like James Michener and Edward Rutherford, also Colleen McCullough's Caesar books.
I love factual history books and biographies, and travelogues. I loved "The Isles" (I forget who wrote it though) and am currently reading a history of the Roman Empire, which is a little dry, but I haven't got to they juicy emperors yet.
I recently read a book by Carl Hiaasen that I really enjoyed, and I will read more of his. I read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" last month, which was excellent, a real eye-opener.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Flying (still a good one)
Guitar World (a shitty magazine, NOT renewing subscription)
Walgreen World (walgreens internal employee publication)
Any in the Tom Clancy- Jack Ryan series, i own all of them and have read all of them
russian history books
world war II history, mainly eastern front
Israeli-Palastinian-Arab History Books
Anything by Howard Zinn
Any kind of book about media and culture
Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
I get into history alot... right now I'm in the middle of The History of the Confederacy.
I love Tom Clancy books.... check that, I love the ones in the "Jack Ryan" series (including Without Remorse where we find out about our good friend Mr. Clark's past). The others, like the Op-Center and Power Plays series are not very interesting to me. It seems more like his creation allright, but more someone elses work with his name slapped on there. I like his non-fiction books about the different branches of the service (ie. Into the Storm, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers... etc...) and his fiction work Red Storm Rising was one of my favorites. They should make a movie out of that one. Of course, The Hunt for Red October was my all time favorite. I had a copy with the original movie cover on it, but I read it so much and wore it out, so I had to get a new one.
I get into submarine books too, like Blind Man's Bluff, Wahoo! and Rising Tide.