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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jthomas1264 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:53 pm

Re-reading a bunch of PG Wodehouse. . . until I have to start reading papers again in the fall

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:29 am

brothers wrote:I just realized I made an error in my earlier post when I typed LeCarre when referring to the author in the context of the Bourne series. The author to whom I was referring is Ludlum, as Wendell kindly pointed out. :oops:

LeCarre -- on the other hand --- what a writer ....... love his stuff ..... makes you really think.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JayTrek » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:44 pm

I am on somewhat of a sabbatical weekend. Rereading "Your Best Just Got Better" by Jason Womack
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:21 pm

jww wrote:
brothers wrote:I just realized I made an error in my earlier post when I typed LeCarre when referring to the author in the context of the Bourne series. The author to whom I was referring is Ludlum, as Wendell kindly pointed out. :oops:

LeCarre -- on the other hand --- what a writer ....... love his stuff ..... makes you really think.

LeCarre is work, but rewarding work.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:14 am

JayTrek wrote:I am on somewhat of a sabbatical weekend. Rereading "Your Best Just Got Better" by Jason Womack

Enjoy your time re-thinking your next steps Jason. 2 other great reads are:
What Colour is Your Parachute?
7 Habits of Highly Successful People

Both are absolute classics.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JayTrek » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:31 pm

Noodling over a potential opportunity to teach as an adjunct at a local university. Thinking it might be an exciting change for me. Ez.specially since I possess an MBA.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:03 pm

JayTrek wrote:Noodling over a potential opportunity to teach as an adjunct at a local university. Thinking it might be an exciting change for me. Ez.specially since I possess an MBA.

That would be a great move to me. Get's you engaged, drives some revenue, and might put you on the road to a PhD?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:44 pm

The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JayTrek » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:46 pm

brothers wrote:The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor


Love Brad Thor.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Pauldog » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:28 pm

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (By Paul Hoffman), a biography of mathematician Paul Erdös (1913-1996), who was a most interesting character.

I originally heard of Erdös through the movie "N is a Number" -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN4yLPPvRBg
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:48 am

The Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:43 pm

I finished the previous book in record time, and currently am currently reading State of the Union by the same author.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:56 pm

I just finished "Everybody Behaves Badly," about the people and events that inspired Ernest Hemingway's first major work, "The Sun Also Rises." Just started "Dinner With Churchill," a study of how the great PM liked to use his powers of persuasion at meals rather than official meetings, where he took advantage of a captive audience.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:55 pm

Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno - as I started bus commuting and wanted a totally banal read that didn't demand much from my brain. I ploughed through it in a week of bus riding. Before that I had read a fabulous read entitled Duel with the Devil, about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and the Emma Sands murder trial of 1799 by Paul Collins. I picked it up for a couple of bucks for my Kobo via Book Bub (if you own an e-reader, you need to belong to this site).

I grabbed Dam Busters from my son's bookcase the other night and thought to read that next. This one is the most recent version of the account of the great Rhyne valley raids of WWII. One of my favourite WWII events.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:05 pm

Personal by Lee Child.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:51 pm

Blowback by Brad Thor.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:38 am

arriving tomorrow (on ore-order).....Ronald White's, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

can't wait!!! is it tomorrow yet?? :D
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:44 pm

Recently finished O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln. It was an ok read, especially if you can get past the novella writing style.

Onto Operation Mincemeat -- the story of the man who never was, a fabulous disinformation ploy that Britain put over on Germany during WWII. Author Ben MacIntyre does an excellent job of telling the real story. Quite enthralling. Really. Especially if you are into WWII history.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:14 pm

"Sinatra: The Chairman", James Kaplan's second volume of the Sinatra story. It begins when Frank revives his career by winning an Oscar for "From Here to Eternity" and covers the Rat Pack years until his death. A fascinating but not wholly sympathetic character, Sinatra was a driven and hard-working artist with numerous flaws. I've been listening to the Sinatra channel on SiriusXM, so my interest was piqued.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby brothers » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:20 am

Currently reading The Signal Man, by Charles Dickens 1866. (A ghost story!)
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