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What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:01 am

Me:

1) Just finished reading Robert Baer's Sleeping with the Devil
2) About to start David Sedaris' Dress your family in corduroy and denim
3) Been reading bits and pieces of Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat, but I find every chapter to be quite repetitive.

Let's see what everyone else is reading right now

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:05 am

I'm now reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Lots of swearing, but it is a very good book.  Smile

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:05 am

1) Photography-8th edition
2) Reading Our Histories, Understanding Our Cultures
3) EasyWriter: 3rd edition

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:06 am

I'm reading an amazing book called "Ice Station" by Matthew Reilly. It's a great book, definently check it out if you like Adventure stories.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312971230?v=glance

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:06 am

Deception Point, by Dan Brown
Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

BAB
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:08 am

1) Almost finished with "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond
2) Half way through "Confessions of a Street Addict" by Jim Cramer
3) Studying for the ATP written exam
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:09 am

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 1):

I did that in GCSE year, YEARS ago lol.

Im currently reading, Headwind by John J Nance. One of the best avaition writers i know.

I woanted to read this on my holiday, but about to finish the book so need some new ones for the trip lol
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:09 am

The Three Bears..
Man Goldilocks is hot..
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:10 am

1-The profet by Khalil Gibran
2-El Aleph by Jose Luis Borges
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:13 am

Playboy, Hustler and any glossy 18+ mag.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:13 am

Just finished "Finding God in Sunsets & Sushi" by David Crowder.

Just started "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson

Next on the agenda is "The Aggressor" by Andy McNab
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 7):

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Good one Hannah
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:27 am

"Ice Bound" by Jerri Nielsen

However, I'm not going very fast... at all.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:35 am

Just finished "The Science of Discworld 3 - Darwin's Watch"
Just finished re-reading "The Picts and the Martyrs" by Arthur Ransome (childhood memories !)
Busy with "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
Trying to finish Moby Dick - it's funny, but it goes on a bit.

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 4):
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Excellent book - savagely wicked ! I enjoyed the movie version too, it was pretty faithful to the book.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:11 am

Just finished Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin, and am about to start Black & Blue by the same author.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:18 am



Amazing read  Wink
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 15):
Amazing read

First thing I thought of was "damned mitochondria" - second was "well, mitochondrial DNA..."
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:29 am

I was loaded the other night and having a conversation with a Palestinian cab driver. He gave me his copy of

The Politics of Dispossession. The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination.

Cab drivers are funny. I had one try to give me his Bible last month.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:35 am

A highly exciting (not) mix of:
(UK) State & Society by Martin Pugh
Cost theory by various professors with beard & tweed jackets
Interest calculations by the same as above
Investment theory by the same as above
An introduction to Marketing by some other professors
.. and finally, the manual for my new Ti-84 calculator - it's bigger than some of the above!  Wow!
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 3):
I'm reading an amazing book called "Ice Station" by Matthew Reilly. It's a great book, definently check it out if you like Adventure stories

Great book! I finished that one about a month ago!

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 4):
Deception Point, by Dan Brown

Dan Brown is one of my most favourite authors.

I am currently reading The DaVinci Code (yes, I'm late!), I read Angels & Demons, Deception Point and they were all amazing.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:56 am

1. Sociology In A Changing World
2. Music Listening Today
3. And 3 Geography books

and I'm avoiding reading that I need to have done by Tuesday by writing this reply.  banghead 

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:18 am

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:22 am

Just starting reading this one:
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 16):
First thing I thought of was "damned mitochondria" - second was "well, mitochondrial DNA..."

Please, I can't stand Molecular Pathology!
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:24 am

"Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb" by Richard Rhodes.

Got it because I needed to know how much polonium to put in the initiator of the bomb I'm building.

 bomb 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:39 am

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 24):
Got it because I needed to know how much polonium to put in the initiator of the bomb I'm building.

In that case, may I suggest you talk to MD-90 about how to deal with the law enforcement agents that may contact you to follow up on that post?  duck 
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:06 am

Just finished "the Falls" by Joyce Carol Oates

Next up is "the World is flat" by Thomas Friedman
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:31 am

Reading: "Freakonomics" by Steven D Levitt

Just Read: Classic American Airlines (good book, could use an editor though lol)

Not Reading: incomprehensible college text-book drivel...
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:37 am

Most recent: The March by E. L. Doctorow. About Sherman's campaign from about Milledgeville to the end of the war.

Before that: An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. If it is supposed to be about the environment why are there pictures of him and his family in it? I think it is a campaign poster disguised as a pop-up comic book.

Next: Re-reading a novel from my youth, Something of Value by Robert Ruark. About the Mau Mau who may have been the first terrorists of the modern era - or freedom fighters, depending on your point of view.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:42 am

"Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon", by Michael Ghiglieri and Thomas Myers.....factual accounts of fatalities in the GC.....very compelling reading, and not as morbid as one might think.

Tom at MSY
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:53 am



Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project)
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:02 pm

As soon as I have the time, I'm going to start reading God's Debris by Scott Adams.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:35 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 31):
As soon as I have the time, I'm going to start reading God's Debris by Scott Adams.

 thumbsdown  There's a reason why this book is given away for free.  Smile

There's nothing here you can't figure out for yourself.

Get something more intelligent, like "The Meaning of it All" by Richard Feynman.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:42 pm

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 32):
There's nothing here you can't figure out for yourself.

I'm not trying to figure anything out. I'm just curious as to what it says.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:43 pm

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 3):
I'm reading an amazing book called "Ice Station" by Matthew Reilly.

Good book read it about 5 years ago, still remember it.

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 19):
I read Angels & Demons,

Personal opinion: Dan Brown best story
currently reading
Rift Zone by Raelynn Hillhouse; picked up on the bargin table at Barnes and Noble.
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:34 pm

I am reading: The Naval War Against Hitler, Donald Macintyre, 1974.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:34 pm

Just started the new semester with a record 37 books for all of my classes!!!!!!

Currently reading Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation"--a witty, concise book about a lady who is fascinated by the assassinations of Lincoln, McKinnley, and Garfield and visits all the sites associated with them. Very fun book to read.

Tomorrow I will begin "The Anarchy of Empire in the making of US Culture." 35 left to go before December!
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:41 pm

Right now, "Finding the North Pole." The story of Dr. Frederick Cook and Robert Peary, USN, who made nearly simultaneous successful attempts at reaching the North Pole in 1908-09. A truly fascinating acount of the two voyages and the struggles therein and resultant struggles afterward. It also includes several other accounts of both N and S pole adventures.

Highly recommended for all.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:42 pm

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 36):

Currently reading Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation"--a witty, concise book about a lady who is fascinated by the assassinations of Lincoln, McKinnley, and Garfield and visits all the sites associated with them. Very fun book to read.

Love it! Read that book and found it strangely entertaining considering the subject it was covering.

Currently reading: "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" - Alan Alda

Just finished reading: "Montana 1948" - Larry Watson

Previously read: "The Plot Against America" - Philip Roth

I like this thread, want to see more.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:42 pm

I'm currently reading books for my college classes. I'm reading Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz. Another one, will be Galileo's Daughter.

The first is an interesting story but it's pretty much filled with cliches of the concentration camps, nothing special but he sure does have a descriptive way of describing things. Anybody know of these books?
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:14 pm

my reading has been very slow this month.
1) Finished about 1 month ago; Freakonomics; any body want it; interesting but not that good.
2) Been reading; The World Is Flat; by Thomas L Friedman; long I will take a while to finish it.
3) Next purchase; Deregulation Knockouts Round 2.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:32 pm

Reading now:The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.
Just finished :Moondust by Andrew Smith.
To come:The First Casualty by Ben Elton & The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:33 pm

Right now I'm reading "Whiteout" by Ken Follett. After that, it's "The Last Englishman" by Hebe Weenolsen, followed by "The Man From St.Petersburg", also by Ken Follett.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:29 am

Giggs - the autobiography.

(You'd have to be a United fan...)

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Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:51 am



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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:08 am

Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones.
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:28 am

Your Face Tomorrow - Dance and Dream by Javier Marias.

This is his second in a series of three books. It's outstanding.
 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:40 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
What Book Are You Reading?

NATOPS....classic reading.  crazy 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:24 am

A Scanner Darkley.

Great visions of the future, and also was a great film

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:35 am

1984 by George Orwell
i'm so excited i wish i could wet my pants!

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