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what are you reading?

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. WyOkBuckskin

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    I read that monsterous tomb about 6 years ago. It is amazing the parallels a free thinking person can infer with the political climate in the US. I thought it was an excellent read.
     
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  2. JoshTF

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    Yes it's been quite the slog, I do think some better editing would have made the book more appealing to folks that don't really care for 20 pages of a simi-repetitive speach. Having said that I really have enjoyed the book so far. I think for me it was nice to look at economics from the big picture and through the eyes of what folks are referring to as the demonized ultra rich. It was a nice counter message to the common vibe being spread on social media and in political rhetoric.
     
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  3. Crow

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    I have been reading hunters quide when i have had a time. Personal life has been quite hectic for time being.
     
  4. Water-Rat

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    I'm currently reading Captain in Calico by George Macdonald Fraser. It's an interesting work of historical fiction about Calico Jack Rackham.
     
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  5. Gooner

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    Just finished this and really enjoyed it


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  6. Wrenched

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    As I said in my intro I like to read factual stuff and I have a shelf full of Uncle John Bathroom Readers which is 31 books so far.

    Love that stuff. :p

    Hmm... I should list it.

    Dog Lovers Companion
    Impossible Questions and Astonishing Answers
    Book Of The Dumb
    Fake Facts (OMG! It's fiction! Hated it.)
    Political Briefs
    True Crime
    Endlessly Engrossing
    Vroom!
    Salutes The Armed Forces
    Extraordinary Book Of Facts

    Tunes Into TV
    Plunges Into Hollywood
    Sports Spectacular
    Pluges Into Texas
    Plunges Into The Universe
    The Best Of The Best
    Plunges Into History
    Plunges Into Music
    The World's Gone Crazy
    Germophobia

    Briefs
    Zipper Accidents
    Funniest Ever
    Weird Inventions
    Wonderful World Of Odd
    Absolutely Absorbing
    Wise Up!
    History's List
    Attack Of The Factoids
    Flush Fiction (Not bad)

    Robotica
     
  7. nosuchagency

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    every house is haunted - ian rogers
     
  8. Outbound

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    I've been trying to find a copy of Hemingway's Guns by Silvio Calabi. I can find it on Kobo for $42 but for that price I want a hard copy. LOL
     
  9. Froley

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    Just started--
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  10. Montetobuso

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    You should most definitely watch "Alone in the Wilderness" by Richard Proenneke (and then i mean by him, and him alone, he did almost everything him self, i think there is just a couple of shots not filmed by himself on a tripod, and that would be a friend helping him at his twice a year deliveries of goods he couldn't make himself). That guy had amazing skills (its just crazy watching what he can do with a piece of wood and an axe). It's absolutely great, and has a weird almost meditative quality about it (non of that fast paced overly dramatic Bear Grylls stuff).

    The voice-over is from his journals. It's also amazing that even tough the film only depicts his first year from 1968, he stayed on by himself in the wilderness until 1999 (at age 82!).
     
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  11. Gooner

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    Have seen some videos on YouTube about Richard and it is inspirational
     
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    The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson (Jeffrey Toobin)

    I was only in grade school when all this unfolded, but am also watching the FX series and will check out the marathon broadcast of the trial this weekend.
     
  13. porkchop

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    I just started Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
    I know this is not considered a book for adults, but I asked my 12 year old for something to read and this is what she hands me.
    All I can say is that "children's literature" has come a long way since I was anywhere close to 12.
     
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    Bukowski is a great poet as well!


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    I'm just finishing Norwegian Wood written by Haruki Murakami and translated by Jay Rubin.
     
  16. Froley

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    3/4's thru--excellent!
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    Everything. All of it. The book , the sequel, the movie.

    David Wong is fantastic. I read this free as he wrote it and published it blogstyle on the internet. Read it again last year. Still wonderful.

    Never seen this cover, though. I like it.
     
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  18. Froley

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    I am an Ordained Reverend in the Church of the Latter Day Dude---
    but am finally getting around to reading this!

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    Jarhead by Anthony Swofford

    I'm reading it for a US History assignment, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying it.
     
  20. Froley

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    bought used--to research for new (to me) artists--I love this era California "cool" jazz---
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