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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:21 pm

doublem wrote:
bh wrote:
doublem wrote:The Big Short. Michael Lewis.

I want to read this one. Like it so far?


Opps, just saw this. Yes, it is very good, good sense of humor and outlines a lot of what went down.

P.S. Liars Poker is great as well, kind of like a prequel to The Big Short.


Liars poker was a pretty fun read. It's funny to read about guys that ended up being big names in the future (i.e. the guy from Long Term Capital Management). Michael Lewis is an excellent writer. A few months ago he wrote a piece on the financial meltdown in Iceland and it was the best piece of read from him.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:00 pm

Gorky Park.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby crayz on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:15 pm

Reading "In her defense" by stephen horn

I got through half of it a few years ago then gave it up, don't remember why. So I started again last week, about 1/4 done, so far its pretty good. Not a page turner yet, but enjoyable.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MdPensFan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:22 pm

My Booky Wook.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby danisu21 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:42 pm

I'll give you my list of what I've read this month:
"Beautiful Creatures" by Kami Garcia
"Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater
"Linger" by Maggie Stiefvater
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
"Dead in the Family" by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse book 10)

But i'm gonna have to stop the recreational reading, because i have to read 10 Shakespeare plays this semester, so I'm gonna get a head start on those.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:42 pm

just read twilight. greatest books ever.


(none of the above is true)
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:43 pm

danisu21 wrote:
But i'm gonna have to stop the recreational reading, because i have to read 10 Shakespeare plays this semester, so I'm gonna get a head start on those.

sparknotes.com is your friend.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:44 pm

canaan wrote:
danisu21 wrote:
But i'm gonna have to stop the recreational reading, because i have to read 10 Shakespeare plays this semester, so I'm gonna get a head start on those.

sparknotes.com is your friend.


if you need sparknotes to get through shakespeare, there's no hope for you.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby danisu21 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:46 pm

canaan wrote:
danisu21 wrote:
But i'm gonna have to stop the recreational reading, because i have to read 10 Shakespeare plays this semester, so I'm gonna get a head start on those.

sparknotes.com is your friend.

sparknotes will be used for my other lit classes. i think i'm going to have to actually read the shakespeare.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:47 pm

canaan wrote:just read twilight. greatest books ever.


(none of the above is true)


:lol: I was going to ask if you were a teenage girl, and then I read what you had in parentheses.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:54 pm

npv708 wrote:
canaan wrote:
danisu21 wrote:
But i'm gonna have to stop the recreational reading, because i have to read 10 Shakespeare plays this semester, so I'm gonna get a head start on those.

sparknotes.com is your friend.


if you need sparknotes to get through shakespeare, there's no hope for you.

while i wholeheartedly agree, whats the point in reading an hour's worth of something you can read in 20 minutes. :pop:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:58 pm

canaan wrote:
npv708 wrote:
if you need sparknotes to get through shakespeare, there's no hope for you.

while i wholeheartedly agree, whats the point in reading an hour's worth of something you can read in 20 minutes. :pop:


Something gets lost in translation between Shakespeare and the random Sparknotes writers with a B.A in English...
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby beerman on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:04 pm

npv708 wrote:
canaan wrote:
npv708 wrote:
if you need sparknotes to get through shakespeare, there's no hope for you.

while i wholeheartedly agree, whats the point in reading an hour's worth of something you can read in 20 minutes. :pop:


Something gets lost in translation between Shakespeare and the random Sparknotes writers with a B.A in English...


not enough to keep you from passing
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:05 pm

beerman wrote:not enough to keep you from getting A's


fixt
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:08 pm

Last book was "God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kraftster on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:12 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Last book was "God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens.


Hope he wins his battle with cancer. Good mind.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PghSkins on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:22 pm

"Supply Chain Logistics Management" for the course I am teaching in the fall.
"The World is Flat" by Tom Friedman
"Fever Dream", the latest Pendergast book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:22 pm

Kraftster wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:Last book was "God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens.


Hope he wins his battle with cancer. Good mind.


I'll certainly keep him in my prayers
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:30 pm

I think Mr. Hitchens would settle for well wishes, Shaf. :wink:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:33 pm

tifosi77 wrote:I think Mr. Hitchens would settle for well wishes, Shaf. :wink:


:fist:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:33 pm

canaan wrote:
beerman wrote:not enough to keep you from getting A's at Penn State or WVU


fixt


doublefixt.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Admin on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:37 pm

Has anyone read the Stieg Larsson books (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.)? Recommended?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MWB on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Admin wrote:Has anyone read the Stieg Larsson books (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.)? Recommended?


My wife has read all of them and really liked them. I'll probably check them out as well.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby the errey i breathe on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:45 pm

Admin wrote:Has anyone read the Stieg Larsson books (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.)? Recommended?


my g/f just finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and said it was kinda slow at the beginning yet still interesting and really liked it overall. So much so she went to buy the 2nd one the same day she finished.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:46 pm

npv708 wrote:
canaan wrote:
beerman wrote:not enough to keep you from getting A's at Penn State or WVU


fixt


doublefixt.

haha. the shameful part of it all, is that sparknotes, with some common sense, could get you an A at pretty much any university in the country
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