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Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:35 pm

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

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:48 pm

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.

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:56 pm

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



 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:58 pm

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.

 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:02 pm

Fast Food Nation and Angela's Ashes (kind of alternating between the two)

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:24 pm

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...
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:30 pm

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
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:33 pm

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).

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:34 pm

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.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:38 pm








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



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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:52 pm

No one reading The Bourne Supremacy??? Come on people, get on the ball, movie comes out today in theatres!!!  Big grin
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:16 pm

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.

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:28 pm

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.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:48 pm

Just started TRACON (gee, I wonder why?)  Smokin cool A couple chapters in to it and so far, so good.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:52 pm

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.


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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:52 pm

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.


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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:08 pm

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...
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:29 pm

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..
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:43 pm



by George Orwell
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:19 pm

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
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:29 pm

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
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:17 pm

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





 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:18 pm

Just started reading Fire in the Sky.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:19 pm

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

Already read it.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:43 pm

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 strip about a woman and a man, former criminals now working for British intelligence, much better than any James Bond. Esp. the persons have much more depth of character and the equipment used is much more realistic. Good entertainment.

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:46 pm

Bourne... read all 3 of them ages ago.

Just started



and will be reading



and



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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:47 pm

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 deals a lot less with Davis, than with the Confederacy overall. It's overdue, so I think I'll take it back in the morning, and look for a book on Robert E. Lee, or on another Civil War battle, maybe on Antietem, or even on the end of the war at Appomatix.
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:51 am

Just finished "The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time." It's terrific, very entertaining.
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:57 am

Angels and Demons. It's been in my stack for a year now, and I finally got to it.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:10 am

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 favorite overall author for entertaining reading....
 
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:54 am

Just finished "Shake Hands With The Devil" by General Romeo Dalaire, an excellent read. Just started "Sharpe's Escape" by Bernard Cornwell.

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:02 am

I just started Howard Zinn's "Emma."

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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:47 am

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 some interesting issues, but is not particularly well written. I'm a fairly fast reader but it seems to be taking me an eternity to slog through it.
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RE: Book You're Reading At The Moment?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:10 am

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 Close of His System by Böhm-Bawerk and Socialism by Ludwig von Mises are next on the list.

I may also pick up Sofies Verden (published in English as Sophie's World) by Jostein Gaarder to keep my Norwegian up.

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