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The Last Good Book You Read  
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

I need to get into more books. Right now, I'm stuck reading my ATP manual by Gleim among others, for my dispatch license (but I'm reading another by Kevin Trudeau that I've mentioned in another thread). The last good book I can remember finishing was the complete works of Sherlock Holmes (and that's been a little while, now). In fact, I haven't touched a Borders or BN in quite a while now! So, what am I missing out on?

-R

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

I'm just finishing up Freakonomics.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and Other American Stories by Hunter S. Thompson. It took his death to finally get me to read the book.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
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Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.

Terrific read from Americas premier B-movie idol.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I'm going through Alan Hollinghurst's books and have just finished the Swimming Pool Library.

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Just finished the Kama Sutra.

User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.


YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3695 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

The strange Last voyage of Donald Crowhurst. I loved it. Best book I've ever read.

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

A few months ago I read "The Caine Mutiny," By Herman Wouk.. Great book and a quick read.. I reccomend it.

User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Blue Streak-The Upstart jetBlue, That rocked the Industry By Barbara S Peterson.

And I am starting, Al Capone Does My Shirts
And Flying High (Another B6 Book)

I also have 2 Southwest Books and Ask the Pilot which I am going to all read after I finish the one before it.

 airplane jetBlueAtJFK airplane 

Actually I started Ask the Pilot but stopped for Blue Streak.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

"The Right Stuff," by Tom Wolfe.  thumbsup 

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

This is the last book I read! Really enjoyed it  Smile




Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Strange boy Moe, strange.

Last book i readwas Turbulance by JJN (John J Nance) shortly after i finished reading another great book of his.

This guy used to be a pilot, so knows what he is talking about when it comes to flying. Read his books. There amazing


User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2277 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

The parfumer, by Patrick Süskind


2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offline7FTwinOtter From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Primo Levi - The periodic table

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31775 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Currently on B757-200 AMM by BOEING.  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Nobody True by James Herbert - excellent book, definatly recommend it to anybody who likes suspense novels.

User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

A Time To Kill by John Grisham. Fantastic book, film is very good too.

Rgds.


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):
Strange boy Moe, strange.

I prefer the term "man" Big grin



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3195 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 18):
Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):

Quoting Trekster,reply=12:
Strange boy Moe, strange

I prefer the term "man"

Its a figure of speak, but I would never have figured you to read that.

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 9):
Blue Streak-The Upstart jetBlue, That rocked the Industry By Barbara S Peterson.

And Flying High (Another B6 Book)

I also have 2 Southwest Books and Ask the Pilot which I am going to all read after I finish the one before it.

I have read all those books, except Ask the Pilot which I probably get next.

Currently I am reading, Amazon.com Get Big Fast.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5362 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1334 times:

"Without Lying Down - Frances Marion and The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood" by Cari Beauchamp

Actually I just re-read it, but it's a damn good book for old movie buffs.

FYI, any movie made after WWII is NOT and old movie!  

[Edited 2005-07-18 15:18:31]


Now celebrating half a century of........ME!
User currently offlineSRQCrosscheck From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

The Cider House Rules , John Irving

Right now I'm reading Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Text Book Got Wrong. A sociology and history professor at the University of Vermont surveyed 12 high school and college survey textbooks, making note of (mostly) racial biases in American History texts used at intro levels. He discusses in the first few chapters how many figures in American history have been nearly deified (Christopher Columbus is a huge example) -- partly to inflate national pride, partly to gloss over racism in Euro-American History, but mostly just because when we study American History from the majority perspective it's bound to be Euro-centric.

...and then history got too heavy, so I took a break from history to read Half-Blood Prince  wink 


User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

THE KITE RUNNER was a great book, first book written in English by an Afghani author, it's a great coming of a age story... right now I'm reading Harry Potter just like more than half the rest of the world.. Big grin

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

The Painted Bird, by Jerzey Kosinsky. Rather disturbing if you ask me.

UAL


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Ugly American$: The true story of the Ivy League cowboys who raided the Asian markets for millions by Ben Mezrich.

Sex, sports, and financial arbitrage. What more does a story need?


25 Logan22L : Perhaps the most disturbing, yet well written book of all time. I've read this book every 2-3 years or so since I was 25. A must read for all who see
26 Swisskloten : I read that book about two years ago and the ending scared me badly since it's a true story. The last good book I ever read was The Bourne Supremacy
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