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So what books are you reading?

Postby nimby » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:32 am

Anything good? Like to share?
I got this one for Christmas and it is quite interesting...

http://www.anomalistbooks.com/steiger2.html
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Postby Cachasa » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:12 pm

Currently I'm reading, "The Edmonton Queen" and "Rape a Love Story". They're for some classes that I'm takeing. They're bother pretty good.
"Rape a Love Story" is really dark though... very disturbing.
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Postby DeckApe » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:17 am

"Far Side Of The World," tenth in Sir Patrick O'Brian's series of Lucky Jack Aubrey novels.
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Postby JakeMIke » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:35 am

Reading 2666 by Roberto Bolano. Incredible!
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Postby devilnuts » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:23 pm

Unfortunately, my reading is restricted at the moment to Introduction to Solid State Physics and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. I'm going through some lecture notes on Field Theory and the Standard Model in preparation for a project in the fall. Other than that, I am reading some on BASIC programming to work on some programs here at work. I needed to brush up on BASIC. For "fun" I'm reading The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT by Pepper White.

I'm also writing several technical manuals (mostly procedures) for work and when the mood strikes me, writing a bit more of my fiction novel. 78 pages down...only 11622 more to go...hahaha!
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Postby jkav » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 pm

I'm in between books right now. Next up, I want to tackle "A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia."
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Postby charmcitywop » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 pm

I use the fact that I read a lot of dense medical material at work to justify reading absolute trash at home. Right now I'm a few chapters into the latest Patricia Cornwell novel, "Scarpetta". I haven't really enjoyed the last few books in the series, but I just have to know what happens to a character once I begin a series.

A friend recently recommended, very highly, the novels that HBO series True Blood is based on. I can't decide if I should read them or just wait and "watch" them.
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Postby trdsf » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:30 am

The dual volume Six Easy Pieces and Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, by Richard Feynman. They're adapted from his epic Lectures on Physics that he gave in the early 60s and are almost as much fun to read as they are to listen to the lectures themselves.

Also poking into the photography how-to books had from my uncle's collection. I will learn developing and printing!
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Postby Tygrrrr » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:27 pm

In the living room I'm reading "Atlas Shrugged".

In the bedroom I'm reading "Brain Droppings" by George Carlin.

I'll be stopping by the library tomorrow to pick up something new to read at work. I haven't decided what to get. I'm just going to let the spirit move me.

I almost forgot in the bathroom I'll be reading the latest Smithsonian mag that came in the mail today.
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Postby DeckApe » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:47 pm

Don't Panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Douglas Adams and Weird Washington.
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Postby Phoenix6570 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:49 pm

I just started The Anthem by Ayn Rand few days ago. So far it seems pretty cool.
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Postby yes_I_am_so_what » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:59 pm

I'm in the middle of two books right now. Business Law and the Regulation of Business, and Corporate Finance.
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Postby Pazuzu P. Sasquatch » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:46 am

The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin.

I'm also editing/proofreading upcoming re-releases of Richard Stevenson's Don Strachey (gay private eye) series, so I guess, technically, I'm reading those too.
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Postby nimby » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 am

DeckApe wrote:Don't Panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Douglas Adams and Weird Washington.

Are you a fan of Douglas Adams? I have an autographed copy of The Hitchikers Guide. Wondering if it has any $$ value.
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Postby DeckApe » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:24 pm

I am indeed an Adams fan, and I suspect it's worth a bit, since DNA passed away in 2001. I am still occasionally looking for a copy of The Meaning of Liff, co-written with John Lloyd, as it is the last Douglas Adams work I have yet to read. I suspect that if/when I get ahold of a copy I shall read it slowly, for after that I will have no new DNA material to read. :cry:
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Postby devilnuts » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:08 pm

Phoenix6570 wrote:I just started The Anthem by Ayn Rand few days ago. So far it seems pretty cool.


I actually really enjoyed that one. It was what got me interested in reading Ayn Rand.
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Postby jkav » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:40 pm

A friend loaned me Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart a couple weeks back, and I read it this afternoon. It's thin and easy to get through, so it wasn't too bad. Most of it was pretty standard Jon Stewart humor, but there were a few chapters that were extraordinarily funny.
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Postby JakeMIke » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:14 am

Just started I Had to Tell Someone by Mike Jones, the escort who had an affair with Ted Haggard.

Here's the Cliff Notes version - Ted is a big homo, no matter what he says. I actually think he's really sexy. Am I a bad boy?
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Postby Pazuzu P. Sasquatch » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:15 am

No worse than anyone else -- although your taste is a little questionable. :wink:
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Postby Phoenix6570 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:15 am

Devilnuts Wrote:

I actually really enjoyed that one. It was what got me interested in reading Ayn Rand.


I finished it the other day and I thought it was very good. At first it kinda reminded me of 1984 in a few ways, but I like how it took on a very distinct shape. It really makes you appreciate the rights and luxury of individuality. The message was very powerful, something everyone should be reminded of from time to time. I think people easily fall into the trap that set the mindset for that society.
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Postby jkav » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:05 pm

A person I work with loaned me a copy of All Quiet on the Western Front, but I'm having a hard time getting into it, so I'm reading Wigfield: The Can-Do Town that Just Might Not by Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello.
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Postby nimby » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:06 pm

Just picked this one up second hand. Turning out to be an extremely enlightening read.

"Absent Fathers, Lost Sons" by Guy Corneau

http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/i ... -603-5.cfm
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Postby CollegePepper » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:38 pm

Lightning by Dean Koontz
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Postby Guinness Fan » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:11 pm

The Home Front in the Great War; Aspects of the Conflict, 1914 - 1918
God Created Guinness To Ensure The Irish Will Never Rule the World‏
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Postby jkav » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:06 pm

They Would Never Hurt A Fly - Slavenka Drakulić, and
A Murder is Announced - Agatha Christie
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