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Post by Tye » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:55 am

I just finished "The Greatest Knight" by Elizabeth Chadwick. It's a historical fiction novel about William Marshal.

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Post by JayTrek » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:17 am

I am not really a fan of fiction. Probably for the same reason that I am not a fan of movies. For me, it is merely entertainment and a waste of time.

So I read books that are educational and informational and sometimes I will mix in an inspirational book.

At the moment, I am reading Leo Babuta's latest book called Focus. Title pretty much covers what it is about.

When I complete it (most likely tonight)...I will finish Pete Wilson's book Plan B

Also on my list to read is Rework by Jason Fried.
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Post by reggiano » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:40 am

Life- the Keith Richard's autobiography, in audiobook form as read by Johnny Depp! F***ing amazing, innit!

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Post by Chaps » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:49 pm

Decision Points, George W. Bush

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Post by giammi » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:47 pm

Started to read Life by Keith Richards
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Post by Kirasdad » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:45 am

Just finished reading FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen, great book, highly reccommended! Now reading LIFE by Keith Richards, I'm halfway through it and I can't put it down! :)
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Post by MrSmooth » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:30 pm

Currently reading:
"Voltaire's Calligrapher" by Pablo de Santis. Pretty cool little story, eloquent language.

"Extreme Tech Weather Toys: Building and Hacking your own 1-Wire weather station" by Tim Bitson.

"The Black Dudley Murder" by Margery Allingham -- a Albert Campion mystery. Nice, classic british mystery novel.
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Post by GA Russell » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:56 pm

I'm now reading a collection of Dashiell Hammett short stories entitled Lost Stories.
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Post by ZethLent » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:18 pm

Towers of Midnight

Only one more to go... and then it ends.
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Post by rtaylor61 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Hollywood Hills by Joseph Wambaugh
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Post by Churchill » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:41 pm

"Bad Blood" latest by John Sanford.
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Post by rustyblade » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:06 pm

ZethLent wrote:Towers of Midnight

Only one more to go... and then it ends.
Haven't read Wheel of Time but heard that Sanderson is doing a great job of it. There was several of Jordan's books there that were pretty bad. Lots of hair pulling and skirt smoothing from what I understand. I am interested in reading his Mistborn series and his new Stormlight series.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:24 am

de gustibus non est disputandum

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Post by scaryshoes » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:59 pm

Currently reading Glenn Beck-Broke

Also reading Sacred Fire, about George Washington's faith.

Plan to read: Worldliness, by C.J. Mahaney
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Post by jww » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:28 am

Finished Jane Austin's Emma a couple of weeks ago, and have moved to my traditional Christmas list. Currently I am reading Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher. The other 3 Christmas readings which will be done before the 25th are A Christmas Carol and The Life of Our Lord - both by Charles Dickens, as well as Luke 2 on Christmas Eve.
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Post by giammi » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:40 am

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language

thought it was time to read a technical book again
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Post by Kyle76 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:30 pm

For some horribly irreverent Christmas reading, try "Holidays on Ice" by David Sedaris. Funny stuff, but not like Walt Disney funny.
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Post by joe mcclaine » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:36 pm

Thunderball: Ian Fleming.

Tried a couple of Clive Cussler books, Mayday (I think that's The Mediterranean Affair elsewhere) and Titanic. Didn't really rate them to be honest. I don't know, I just couldn't warm to Dirk Pitt.

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Post by rsp1202 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:13 pm

"Titanic" was a good read, written well before Dr. Ballard discovered the real deal. It was later made into an absolutely rotten movie with miscasting galore. The book Pitt was too perfect, even for an action hero. Cussler's strong suit as author wasn't in giving "life" to his characters, just a lot of hectic and harrowing movement.

Fleming's characters are certainly more memorable.
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Post by rustyblade » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:13 pm

A Storm of Swords - George R R Martin

Re-reading Infinite Jest here and there as the mood strikes.
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