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Re: What are you reading?

Post by The Seeker » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:22 am

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

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Post by brothers » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:24 am

With Blood in Their Eyes by Thomas Cobb.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kyle76 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:16 pm

jww wrote:I have never read any Hemmingway --- always intended to try it out, but never have gotten around to it ....... some day.
You could start with some short stories, Wendell. Hemingway was considered a master of the form. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is considered among his best. The Nick Adams stories are good. "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is one of my favorites. A very quick read.
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Post by ThePossum » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:00 pm

Without Fail by Lee Child
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Post by brothers » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:12 pm

Today I finished reading With Blood in their Eyes by Thomas Cobb. Based on a true story from the first decade of the 1900's. Writing the book obviously required a lot of detailed research. The location was the newly established state of Arizona. It kept me wondering what was going to happen. LIfe was so difficult for these folks. I enjoyed the book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:50 am

Kyle76 wrote:
jww wrote:I have never read any Hemmingway --- always intended to try it out, but never have gotten around to it ....... some day.
You could start with some short stories, Wendell. Hemingway was considered a master of the form. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is considered among his best. The Nick Adams stories are good. "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is one of my favorites. A very quick read.
Thanks for the tips, Jim.

Halfway through the last installment of Crossley-Holland's Arthur series. Every time I read these books, I am more and more impressed at the writing style and how much detail of the era is found in the dialog alone.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fallingwickets » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:08 am

infinite jest..... d f wallace


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Post by brothers » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:20 am

61 Hours by Lee Child, another in the Jack Reacher series. Kindle (and the others) is a remarkable innovation.
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Post by jww » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:03 pm

Just finished Crossley-Holland's King of the Middle March on the plane today to Edmonton. These truly are well written books .... really enjoyable reads indeed.

Now on to finding the next book .... think it'll be something US history.
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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:52 am

off topic somewhat, but just realized infinite jest is what started this thread almost 5 years ago!!!!!......if youre reading this richard, show your 'face' once in a while LOL
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:28 pm

Reading!?? Novels!???? Bwahahahaha! I wish I had time to read books. Far too busy. I'm lucky to keep up with my reading of periodicals related to my various pursuits. Then of course there is the 'net.

When I was a kid I always had my head buried in a book, but today I simply haven't the time.

I got my wife a Kindle and she uses it. I thought of getting one, but realized that I'd only have time to use it for reading the very same print periodicals I now get, and for doing research and such that I use my computer for. It would be a waste of $400. Oh, I do use my wifes Kindle, but just for information I can't access through the computer.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kyle76 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:12 am

Priorities, Brian. I don't read nearly as much as I once did, but I do try to keep a book or two going at all times.
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Post by brothers » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:28 pm

I find reading to be an escape. I gravitate to the adventure/war/crime etc. books. I have to read (and write) serious and boring stuff in my work, so I avoid technical/ philosophical/biographical/political material at all costs. A pursuit similar to thinking about and exploring the wet shaving hobby in terms of time spent/"lost" in enjoyment.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by ShadowsDad » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:54 pm

Yeah, I wish I had the time Gary. I envy the folks who do.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by ThePossum » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:47 am

Have read a lot during my lifetime. Much of it done lying on my stomach in bed. Got through a ton of books that way. Now with the invention of the Kindle I find myself reading a lot while waiting forever in Drs office (I have a ton of health problems) or mostly each morning, afternoon and evening while am meditating as I sit on the great white porcelain throne.

In all seriousness, reading is one thing that I pretty much made time to do. Be it a novel, a periodical or the daily newspaper I spent a bit of time each day reading away. Great form of relaxation for me.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Squire » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:31 am

I can honestly say reading has been one of the greatest uses of my time.
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Post by rsp1202 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:55 pm

I kept only a small, select library of (to me) classics in hard cover after my last move. I've downloaded eBook versions in PDF as backups, when and where I could find them, along with some newer works. But I've never cared for serious reading via computer screen, much preferring the ancient tradition of eye to paper and the manual flip.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:57 am

Cracked open Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower. Having read both In The Heart of the Sea when it first came out (and twice since) as well as Bunker Hill, my middle son knew of my appreciation for his writings. Only a couple of chapters in, but, like his other books I have read, this one looks to be another good one.

BTW -- if you are thinking of waiting until the movie comes out ---- read In The Heart of the Sea first --- it's really well written and while I expect Ron Howard's movie to be top notch, I also think that it's always better to read the book first and to not rely on a movie to determine whether a story is worth reading. Case in point -- all the people who have seen the Potter or TLOR and think they know the story/books .... sheesh (don't get me going).
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:40 am

The Martian by Andy Weir
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cjc15153 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:33 pm

I just finished How I Conquered Your Planet by John Swartzwelder. It isn't great, but it takes genius to write what amounts to a three stooges a novella (with no stooges).
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