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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Ben Klingston on Mon May 24, 2010 8:01 pm

eddysnake wrote:
Ben Klingston wrote: I was looking for another nostalgic/road-trippy type read. Will I be happy with that choice?


Have you read Hunter Thompsons Hell's Angels? it's intense and kinda fits what you're looking for.


I haven't, but loved Fear and Loathing. I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby jaysmiter on Tue May 25, 2010 6:41 am

eddysnake wrote:Currently: A clash of Kings

prior book: A game of Thrones

I have about 6 other books I wanted to read, but they seem to be getting put on hold until Song of Fire and Ice is finished, can't put these down...


steve784 wrote:Reading: A Clash of Kings
Next Up: A Storm of Swords


Beautiful.

I just finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I couldn't put it down. Overall, looking back, the story isn't anything crazy (a more adult version of Harry Potter, kind of) but...the way Rothfuss writes is awesome. Just a solid author that kept me hooked for all 650 (or so) pages. (http://www.amazon.com/Name-Wind-Kingkil ... 871&sr=8-1)

I'm currently reading The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. I'm only 30 or so pages in, so nothing to report yet. Hasn't grabbed me like Name of the Wind did. (http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Itself-Firs ... 837&sr=1-3)

Also, I'm bouncing back between that and Drinking with George by George Wendt. Which is his autobiographical beer drinking story. Definitely entertaining...almost like Three Sheets in book form, but with Norm. (http://www.amazon.com/Drinking-George-B ... 009&sr=8-1)
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Tue May 25, 2010 6:58 am

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue May 25, 2010 8:07 am

Tom Clancy: The Teeth of the Tiger
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Loaf31 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:28 am

Just finished the newest Sookie Stackhouse Book .... "Dead in the Family" Now I am all caught up on the books
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby beerman on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:59 am

Just finished "Is this a great game or what?" by Tim Kurkjian

I have a couple chapters left in "The Code" and then I'm on to either the Willie Mays book or Bullpen gospels
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby danisu21 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Loaf31 wrote:Just finished the newest Sookie Stackhouse Book .... "Dead in the Family" Now I am all caught up on the books


ooohhhh was it good? i ordered my copy from amazon...should be here any day.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:52 pm

Just finished reading 2 books, both non fiction:

"American on Purpose - Craig Ferguson". Fun read, and a fast read.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" - absolutely fascinating, sad, infuriating and frustrating all at once. I forgot who in here recommended it to me, but thanks so much. An amazing read.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Loaf31 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:52 pm

danisu21 wrote:
Loaf31 wrote:Just finished the newest Sookie Stackhouse Book .... "Dead in the Family" Now I am all caught up on the books


ooohhhh was it good? i ordered my copy from amazon...should be here any day.


It gets good at the end. Someof it was very meh. She signed a 3 book extension, so there should be 3 more
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:19 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Tom Clancy: The Teeth of the Tiger


I saw this post, and was about to say "OMG I am reading the same book!"








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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby tjand72 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:53 pm

Just got done with James Rollins' Excavation.

Just started Clive Cussler's Valhalla Rising.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:00 pm

tjand72 wrote:Just got done with James Rollins' Excavation.

Just started Clive Cussler's Valhalla Rising.


Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors. I have read every single Dirk Pitt novel, along with the Kurt Austin stuff. I don't like all the crap with Dirk Pitt's son being the lead character, but I guess Cussler's son wants to take a new tack.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PghSkins on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:41 am

llipgh2 wrote:Just finished reading 2 books, both non fiction:

"American on Purpose - Craig Ferguson". Fun read, and a fast read.



I didn't really care for it that much, it wasn't what I expected. The title and jacket made me think I was going to get some keen observations on being a naturalized citizen, especially after 9/11. Instead what I got was that Craig started doing drugs early in his live in Scotland, continued doing drugs in England, back to Scotland, did drugs, drank and did drugs in New York, back to Great Britain, did more drugs, got a gig on Drew Carey, and voila, now he has his own show. I'm glad he made something of himself and when I can stay up late enough I think his show is ROFL funny but... the book, not so much.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PghSkins on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:44 am

Rest assured I am not seeing a dime from plugging his book, but my uncle has a second novel coming out next month, and it was first on Oprah's summer reading list.

http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Earth-Novel-Jon-Clinch/dp/1400069017/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276922588&sr=8-1
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby bh on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:58 am

Just finished The 10,000 year explosion

Currently reading The forgotten man
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby doublem on Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:49 am

The Big Short. Michael Lewis.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:52 am

I'm going back and forth between Forgotten Realms:Soldiers Of Ice,and Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:35 pm

PghSkins wrote:
I didn't really care for it that much, it wasn't what I expected. The title and jacket made me think I was going to get some keen observations on being a naturalized citizen, especially after 9/11. Instead what I got was that Craig started doing drugs early in his live in Scotland, continued doing drugs in England, back to Scotland, did drugs, drank and did drugs in New York, back to Great Britain, did more drugs, got a gig on Drew Carey, and voila, now he has his own show. I'm glad he made something of himself and when I can stay up late enough I think his show is ROFL funny but... the book, not so much.


That's what I liked about it. It's more about how he came to be.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby bh on Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:53 pm

doublem wrote:The Big Short. Michael Lewis.

I want to read this one. Like it so far?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby tjand72 on Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:58 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
tjand72 wrote:Just got done with James Rollins' Excavation.

Just started Clive Cussler's Valhalla Rising.


Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors. I have read every single Dirk Pitt novel, along with the Kurt Austin stuff. I don't like all the crap with Dirk Pitt's son being the lead character, but I guess Cussler's son wants to take a new tack.

Just finished up Valhalla Rising. I must say that I was underwhelmed. I may have had a preconceived notion about what to expect, though. I expected there to be much more integration of history/legend throughout the story, but it turned out to be pretty much tangential.
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The idea of the Viking involvement in the story seemed like an afterthought. I was very interested after the opening and I was expecting some integration of Viking lore/legend. This was completely ignored until the last 20-30 pages of the book, and at that point it seemed like Cussler was just trying to wrap up a loose end that he forgot about. Same thing with the Jules Verne and Nautilus stuff. It just seemed so forced and really didn't have anything to do with the story.

Not to mention that Cussler put himself in the story. From what I understand, this is just something that he does, but it immediately took me out of the moment and left a sour taste in my mouth.

I bought Polar Shift at Goodwill for $1, so I'll probably give it a shot. If it's more of the same, though, I don't think I'll read any more Cussler.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:14 pm

James A. Michener's Poland
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby doublem on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:16 pm

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.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:55 am

Currently reading A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett. Was a little skeptical, but heard good things about it. About halfway through now, it is very enjoyable, and was a perfect book to start reading on the beach in NC.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kraftster on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:04 pm

Hate Jimmy Buffett. Him, DMB, and Waffle House are all in the same overrated category, imo.

I am presently reading Youniverse: Toward a Self-Centered Philosophy of Immortalism and Cryonics. Its fantastic so far.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby the errey i breathe on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:10 pm

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's pretty awesome so far.
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