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What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:01 pm

Seen these kinds of threads on other forums, so why not here/
Which book are you reading and what books have you read in the past?

Have just started reading "Witch Hunt" by Ian Rankin, so far it's pretty good, have only read the first chapter so far though. Will give you a reivew when I've finished it  Wink
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:04 pm

Time Management for System Administrators - Thomas A. Limoncelli

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/timemgmt/


A very interesting read, though at only 200 pages long I question whether the £23 I paid for it was really justified, but so far the content seems to be making up for it.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:07 pm

A Michael Connolly 3-books-in-one. I have just finished the first ("A darkness more than night") and will move on to the second ("City of Bones") soon.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:10 pm

The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman

before that I was reading "The Tipping Point" forgot the author.

Next I plan to read "The World is Flat" another book by Thomas Friedman but I have to get it from amazon.com has none of the local bookstores have it available just yet.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:13 pm

Finished Michael Palin's 'Sahara' about a week ago and have just started the Radiohead biography 'Exit Music'.

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:22 pm

"John Betjeman's Collected Poems" and "Molvania - A land untouched by Modern Dentistry", a spoof travel guide that's not quite as funny as the authors would have you believe.
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:54 pm

"Losing My Virgintiy" - Richard Branson's Autobiography, its rather a good read so far, hopefully I'll get a chance to finish it over Easter..
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:56 pm

"Boss of Bosses : The FBI and Paul Castellano"
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:02 pm

Templars by Piers Paul Paul Read
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:09 pm

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity" -Sigmund Freud
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:11 pm

here's what i'm currently reading:

1. this thread.
2. a Boeing Service Bulletin, which is as large as a book.
3. The Power of Focusing - don't know the author.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
"Losing My Virgintiy" - Richard Branson's Autobiography, its rather a good read so far, hopefully I'll get a chance to finish it over Easter..

I just finished that a few months back.

Im onto the last few chapters of Bill Bryson " A SHort History Of Nearly Everything", which is a great read.

Next im going to start on "Air Transportation: A Management Perspective" Big grin
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:54 pm

The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett.
Quite interesting point of you
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:00 pm

The Stranger- Albert Camus

Patriot Games- Tom Clancy... dam that IRA....
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:01 pm

Currently: "Garcia..an American Life" biography of Jerry Garcia

Recently finished "Searching for the Sound..my life with the Grateful Dead
by Phil Lesh.

In the Que (Christmas gifts) "Catch 22", One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest..both of which I've read years ago

Need to pick up "The Brothers Bulger" by Howie Carr.


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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:15 pm

Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton.
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:24 pm

Currently I am reading "Die kommerzielle Luftfahrt im heutigen Indien" (The commercial aviation in nowadays India) by Subin Nijhawan aka MrNiji, the book arrived by mail today.

The book is also available here in PDF format (only in German).

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 16):
Currently I am reading "Die kommerzielle Luftfahrt im heutigen Indien" (The commercial aviation in nowadays India) by Subin Nijhawan aka MrNiji, the book arrived by mail today.

I hear it's a good read with some fabulous information and great proofreaders  Wink

I don't really read any novels. I have read some, mostly by John Irving.

Other than that i usually read magazines with statistics and quick information pieces. Any subject goes. I like information.  Wink
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:33 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 17):
I like information. Wink

You sound like a Robot  Wink
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 18):
"Johnny Five, is alive!"

It was NUMBER five. Bah  Wink
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:37 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 18):
You sound like a Robot

I'll respond to you comment after i re-boot...umm get a cup of coffee.  Wink
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:52 pm

Casanova in Bolzano by Sandor Marai
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:45 am

See No Fear - Robert Baer. It's ok, so far. The book inspired the movie Syriana.

Last few books:

State of Fear - Michael Crichton (Okayish... Airframe was better)
Seeds of Fire - Gordon Thomas (Great book! Although too detailed/boring in the middle)
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (One of my best reads)

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:05 am

I'm currently reading Air Babylon, and making very good progess with it.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:07 am

I am currently reading Bullshit.
No, seriously. "Bullshit", an essay by Harry G. Frankfurt, a Princeton philosophy prof.

Then I recently read
"Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown,
"Harry Potter VI" (I confess),
"The Theory of Poker" by David Sklansky,

and I just gave up on "The Hammer of Eden" by Ken Follett after reading about a 3rd of it, and seeing no motivation why to read on.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:25 am

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Tony Judt

A good book, a bit of a slow read as academic history tends to be. Too much economics for my taste.

next

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
What Are You Reading?

NUTS weekly.  Wink
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:43 am

"Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell.

I'm also reading "A Walk Across America."
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:50 am

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 24):
I am currently reading Bullshit.
No, seriously. "Bullshit", an essay by Harry G. Frankfurt, a Princeton philosophy prof.

How is it? Jon Stewart interviewed the author on his show and the book is on my list to be read.

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:44 am

Right now it's a couple of journal articles.
The Other Air Battle: The American Pursuit of Post-War Civil Aviation Rights by Alan P. Dobson
Aviation: The Politics and Economics of a Boom by Ellis J. Juan

Also in the middle of a couple books, one on the Inca Empire, another on Moorish Spain, yet another on pirates. Kind of a myriad of interests.

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:21 am

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 by Max Hastings. It's a great reading.



Next I'll read "La presidencia moderna" by Liebano Saenz. The author was the right hand of former president Zedillo, which make the book a "must" for every political junkie in this country. Besides, it's in Spanish, which will help me to keep my "one in English, one in Spanish" policy!  Smile

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 8):
Templars by Piers Paul Paul Read

A good read I enjoyed it.

Now reading 'A Pale Horseman' by Bernard Cornwell

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:45 am

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:48 am

I'm currently reading this:
What Are You Reading? (by Gkirk Mar 21 2006 in Non Aviation)

Just finished reading this:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/index.main

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:18 am

Quoting Komododx (Reply 29):
How is it? Jon Stewart interviewed the author on his show and the book is on my list to be read.

To be honest: I expected a bit more. Mostly definition of what is BS, the difference between BS and lies, and a few words about the reasons why people would talk BS.

Sunday Times said: "This book will change your life." Maybe something's wrong with mine, but I did not feel a change yet.

Yet still, it's short (abt. 1 hour to read), rather cheap (€8 here) and certainly not bad. Don't expect too much, but I would consider it worth to be read.
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:02 am

 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:44 am

I am reading "Shattered Sword". Its an accounting of The Battle of Midway, written from the perspective of the Japanese side of the fray.
Though written from their perspective, the jacket for the hardback book has pictures of American SBDs falling out of the sky. I guess thats what it looked like!

I also bought a copy of Maureen Dowd's "Are Men Necassary?" I saw her interviewd by Charlie Rose and she was discussing the book. I found her very intriguing. The book however, after a few pages, reads like a endless column article, which is what Miss Dowd writes, she just chose to disguise this column as a book. After two "chapters", I gave it to my friend who has this ultra left wing girlfriend that eats that stuff up.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:57 am

I'm currently reading..... The Da Vinci Code.

Great book so far!

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:59 am

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:31 am

Currently reading

*AIP AD I.
*FIR map over south western Norway.
*Local rules and regulations Florø Airport.
*Approach and departure charts.

Yep, got the final exam coming up next week.

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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:42 am

"Losing My Virginity- Richard Branson"... by... well, Richard Branson  Silly
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:03 am

The Spanish Civll War by Anthony Beevor .Interesting and filling a lot of gaps in my historical knowledge.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:06 am

Conversations with God - An Uncommon Dialogue

by Neale Donald Walsch
Blank.
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:10 am

I am currently reading, "Ya Gotta Believe" by Tug McGraw with Don Yaeger and it is a totally fascinating book.
 
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:17 am

Quoting Traveler_7 (Reply 12):
Terry Pratchett

Good choice! I'm reading "Feet of Clay", just after finishing "Men at Arms". Terry Pratchett's humour is fantastic!
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:25 am

I find it very difficult to read one book at a time, so:

Albert Camus - Lyrical and Critical Essays
John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
Charles Bukowski - Love is a Dog from Hell (bringing this to the LAS meet)
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings (probably the fourth time in my life)

I also am continually reading various Buddhist texts, such as the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, and the Dhammapada.
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RE: What Are You Reading?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:27 am

I am just about to finish the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and I have to move onto As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.
Damn AP English Class!
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