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What Do You Like To Read?  
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Since we had a little chat on Dan Brown, I would like to see what everyone on here is into...

What type of books do you like to read? Fiction or Non Fiction?
Who is your favourite author?
Why do you like him/her?


There is something special about planes....
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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):
What type of books do you like to read? Fiction or Non Fiction?

A mix...my personal library is equal parts non-fiction (mostly mountaineering books, plus Bill Bryson travelogues), and fiction (Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, John J. Nance, etc.)

Greg



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

My favorite writer: Charles Bukowski. Brutal, honest, and everything else. A fantastic poet and the writer of some of the funniest stories and novels I've ever read.

A few others:

John Fante
Albert Camus
Vladimir Nabokov
Fyodor Dostoevsky


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Among the (few) books I've read are LOTR and Hitchikers guide...

Also love the comics Nemi and Lenore, + a few other norwegian ones.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDba4U From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 664 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I love Techno Thrillers, fiction or not is not important for me.

My fav's are:

Dale Brown
Tom Clancy
Patrick Robinson


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19217 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I most like factual crime books and factual travel books.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1740 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.



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I most like factual crime books and factual travel books.

Whoa! Who was I trying to kid!?

The books I usually read are made from laminated cardboard pages and are not only waterproof, but also chew-proof.

Usually, the chief character is a bunny rabbit called 'Lappy' as she goes on her neverending quest of a carrot named 'Kennie'.

I do do love them!

Signed,

Pe@rson


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

I never read books, maybe my attention span is too short! I just get bored!

The only thing I read regularly is Private Eye magazine, imported from the UK.

BF



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1715 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.



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 4):
Dale Brown
Tom Clancy
Patrick Robinson

Three of the best. Also try DeMurcurio. And WEB Griffin. And Stephen Coonts. And Harold Coyle.

Speaking of Robinson . . . has he completed a book this year yet? If so, I haven't seen it.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Last book I finished was "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh Time", quite good. Last thing I read was my roommate's Calvin & Hobbes book. Grrreat!


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineCrjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1688 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"

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

All sorts, nothing terribly serious though...

P.G. Wodehouse
Terry Pratchett
Lindsey Davis
Jane Austen
E.F. Benson
Tom Holt
Alexander McCall Smith
Somerset Maugham
Agatha Christie
Philip Pullman

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.


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Terry Pratchett
Bill Bryson
Most Travel Books, guides etc. Other than that I read nonfiction about airlines/aviation/psittaculture


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

I am not much of a fiction fan. (That could explain why a certain A.netter in Florida gets ragged at because of the fiction he writes.)

Nearly all the books I own or borrow from the library are non-fiction. I am partial to biographies, books about history, architecture, design, broadcasting, trains, and airplanes.


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Terry Pratchett
Haruki Murakami
Umberto Eco
Harry Mulisch
Douglas Adams Today Is "Towel Day". In Memoriam Douglas Adams (by Oldeuropean May 25 2005 in Non Aviation)
Matt Ruff
Tom Robbins
Christopher Moore
Philip Kerr

and many many more.

Axel

[Edited 2005-05-25 12:27:29]


Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

All sorts, fiction, biographies, political... currently reading :

"The empire of shame" - Jean Ziegler
"Dude, Where's My Country?" - Michael Moore

Alphafloor



Whatever
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Never Read a Novel till date.
Enjoy reading Aviation related Books  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2249 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

At this moment I read :

"Blindness" by Jose Saramago.

Before that:

"From Beyrut to Jerusalem" by Thomas Friedman.

Next in line:

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Periodicals mostly. Not much into fiction. I like newspapers and magazines.

Currently subscribe to:
Sports Illustrated
GOLF
GOLF Digest
And two daily newspapers.

Used to subscribe to, but now only read occasionally:

Stereo Review
Rolling Stone
ESPN - The Magazine

Chip


User currently offlineDba4U From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 664 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Three of the best. Also try DeMurcurio. And WEB Griffin. And Stephen Coonts. And Harold Coyle.

Speaking of Robinson . . . has he completed a book this year yet? If so, I haven't seen it.

Yeah, right I've read "Nachteis" (The German title... Not sure about the English one) by Stephen Coonts and it was an absolutely great book

Pfuh, not sure about Robinson as well, but I don't think that he released a new book in the recent past...


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

My faves are Tom Clancy and John Grisham. I liked the DaVinci code, but haven't read any other Dan Brown books.


This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Magazines:

Flying (still a good one)
AOPA Pilot
Guitar World (a shitty magazine, NOT renewing subscription)
Walgreen World (walgreens internal employee publication)

books:

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



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1623 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.



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