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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:01 pm

Just finished up Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings. Not a terrible book, but it could have been better. I was hoping for more ethical insights. Instead, I got an excess of unnecessary detail, and the whole book felt like an extended law-review article (and given the execrable quality of writing for many law-review articles, I do not intend that to be a compliment). I bought it because Oxford University Press was having a sale, and I am glad I did not pay full price. Now reading a book I picked up for 99¢ called The Bad Popes. I’m not Catholic or even religious, but for some reason the history of the Papacy interests me. As the title indicates, this book describes some of the least worthy people to ever sit on the chair of St. Peter.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby AlexPKeaton on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Shyster wrote:Just finished up Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings. Not a terrible book, but it could have been better. I was hoping for more ethical insights. Instead, I got an excess of unnecessary detail, and the whole book felt like an extended law-review article (and given the execrable quality of writing for many law-review articles, I do not intend that to be a compliment). I bought it because Oxford University Press was having a sale, and I am glad I did not pay full price. Now reading a book I picked up for 99¢ called The Bad Popes. I’m not Catholic or even religious, but for some reason the history of the Papacy interests me. As the title indicates, this book describes some of the least worthy people to ever sit on the chair of St. Peter.


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For your second book, check out Borgias on Showtime. Season 1 should be out to rent by now. Not the greatest show in the world for a general audience, but if you have historical interest in the time period it is really good.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Godric on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:58 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:
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absolutely hilarious, i sent that to a few people
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby opie22002 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:38 pm

Killing Lincoln
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:56 pm

picked up travels in siberia
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shmenguin on Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:26 pm

Froggy wrote:I think it took me an entire summer to get through It. Yeah, but the last couple hundred pages, I couldn't put it down. The way that the flashbacks resolved intercut with them as adults, and how they sort of paralleled... extremely well done. my biggest problem with the TV movie (and I have MANY problems with it] is how they.split it up into two stories instead of intertwining the stories like in the book. That, and without context, the whole giant spider thing makes no sense.

The giant spider at the end of the TV movie is like if they would have left the squid bomb in the watchmen movie without explaining the psychics on the island.


it's a shame there's no way "It" or "The Stand" could be compressed into 2-3 hour movies.

HBO sucks at original programming these days. would it kill them to throw some money behind a stephen king mini series?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:24 am

shmenguin wrote:
HBO sucks at original programming these days. would it kill them to throw some money behind a stephen king mini series?

bite your tongue.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shmenguin on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:06 pm

canaan wrote:
shmenguin wrote:
HBO sucks at original programming these days. would it kill them to throw some money behind a stephen king mini series?

bite your tongue.


oh, i forgot about treme and boardwalk empire.

hbo really really really sucks at original programming these days.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri May 04, 2012 9:24 am

Most recently have read:

The Brothers Karamazov
The Age of Innocence
1984
Dead Souls
The Adventures of Dr. Brown


I thought I would like Deal Souls more, but it was still a good read. If I were to identify my favorite author it would probably be Dostoyevsky right now. I really liked the Wharton book, I need to see if the House of Mirth is free on the Kindle. I want to read more from her.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby cma3585 on Fri May 04, 2012 9:11 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Just started It


Brilliant book. I haven't read a ton in my life leisurely but I blew through that monster in a week. By far my favorite.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Rylan on Fri May 11, 2012 11:09 am

I am currently reading The Three Musketeers. Fantastic book.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby blackjack68 on Fri May 11, 2012 11:21 am

Anyone read Tom Corcoran stuff? I like island, tropical reading. Some mystery thrown in is good too.

I've read all of Randy Wayne White's stuff and all of Carl Hiaasen's stuff and enjoyed it all.

Going to start reading Corcoran's books.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby obhave on Fri May 11, 2012 1:15 pm

Rylan wrote:I am currently reading The Three Musketeers. Fantastic book.

One of my all time favorites. Enjoy!
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Rylan on Fri May 11, 2012 1:17 pm

By the way, I absolutely loved Dante's Inferno. I am seriously naming my kid Charon.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Fri May 11, 2012 2:34 pm

reading God's Middle Finger. fearless journalist goes into the most dangerous mountains of mexico.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Fri May 11, 2012 6:15 pm

Just finished The Betrayal of the American Right by Murray Rothbard. Rothbard, who lived through it and knew all of the players, explains in this book how the Republicans never really were the party they claim to be: one of small government, free markets, and limited regulation.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Tue May 15, 2012 12:52 am

anybody use goodreads.com. i just signed up to it and it's pretty glitchy but it seems like a good place to get recommendations on genres you're into.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby cma3585 on Mon May 28, 2012 9:20 pm

Read Miklos Nyiszli's Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account today. Very gripping book about a Jewish prisoner doctor at Auschwitz who became Mengele's right-hand man. Highly recommended Holocaust or WWII book.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 am

LeopardLetang wrote:anybody use goodreads.com. i just signed up to it and it's pretty glitchy but it seems like a good place to get recommendations on genres you're into.



I just signed up this weekend. Not really sure how to utilize it...i need to find some time at work today to fool around on it.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue May 29, 2012 10:26 am

Troy Loney wrote:
LeopardLetang wrote:anybody use goodreads.com. i just signed up to it and it's pretty glitchy but it seems like a good place to get recommendations on genres you're into.



I just signed up this weekend. Not really sure how to utilize it...i need to find some time at work today to fool around on it.

Yeah, I've been using it for a few years now. Great place to track the books you've read and WANT to read. You can use the phone app to scan ISBNs in your "to read" list, find reviews, shop for better prices etc. You can also see/share with friends what you're reading as well.

It will also send you updates when your favorite authors are releasing new works etc.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue May 29, 2012 1:22 pm

Girl with Dragon Tattoo
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 30, 2012 9:11 am

Getting pretty heavy into Nelson Demille at the moment. Just finished Up Country, which is a great book that really educated me a lot re: Vietnam and the war, even though it's a fiction novel.

I am currently reading The Gold Coast, another fantastic book thus far. Demille's main characters are really funny.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed May 30, 2012 9:33 am

Finished Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Meh.

Starting John Keegan's First World War.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:47 am

So I got on to that good reads thing. The recommendations thing doesn't seem to be working, is that browser issue or do I need to keep detailing my profile?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:50 am

Pavel Bure wrote:Girl with Dragon Tattoo

You know, I'm on the second book and I really have no want to finish this. It's seriously plodding over descriptive crap for the majority of the book. The first book was the same way for about 150 pages of payoff. This is what was a world wide success? What the ****, it's not that good.
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