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Old 03-11-2009, 06:48 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:15 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Joking I just finished reading The Godfather and now I want to read the Godfather's revenge.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #103 (permalink)
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I just finished reading "Daniel Half Human"

It is about a Half-Jewish kid during the time when Hitler was in power in Germany. Really good book. I recommend it to the people who love history and like to kread about Nazi''s. 100/100
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:43 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Just finished reading "Green Eggs and Ham". That Dr.Suess is a genius
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:46 PM   #105 (permalink)
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I just finished reading "Daniel Half Human"

It is about a Half-Jewish kid during the time when Hitler was in power in Germany. Really good book. I recommend it to the people who love history and like to kread about Nazi''s. 100/100
Have you ever read "The boy in the striped pyjamas"? Or seen the movie? Its really good, too.

Its about a boy and his family. His dad is high up in the Nazi party so they move to a nicer home near HQ. There is a concentration camp nearby and the boy meets a another boy from inside the camp. They become friends. The ending really caught me off guard. Really sad.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:17 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I hanve recently finished reading the first 3 parts of the Inheritance Cycle by Paolini.

Must say I have never enjoyed books so much. It was kinda neet cause my wife was reading them at the same time as me so for once I actually had someone to disuss them with.

Actually bought my daughter a little blue dragon. needless to say we call it Saphira.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:13 PM   #107 (permalink)
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reading the new Jason Bourne book: The Bourne Sanction on my iphone...got to chapter 4 so far and it's been action filled so far.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Just finished re-reading On Television by Pierre Bordieu.

If you watch a lot television, this is the book to read as his analysis of the medium is superb to that of Neil Postman.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:33 AM   #109 (permalink)
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I'm back to reading Matisse on Art which is a compilation of sorts from various essays Matisse wrote and interviews he gave. I don't paint anymore but it helps me with my music. The act of reading a book really screws up my bad neck so I like books I can pluck off the shelf and quickly read a passage. Besides torturing myself trying to get through an uncut version of The Stand when I was 13, I steer clear of novels.

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Old 08-08-2009, 11:39 PM   #110 (permalink)
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I am reading John Grishams the appeal. Almost done, I tend to zip through books. John Grisham is a brilliant author if you ware into law and politics. If not then he probably will bore you.

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Old 08-18-2009, 11:12 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Finished the appeal a few days ago. I can honestly say that is my favourite Grisham book so far. I have been challenged by some youngsters to finish the Harry Potter series, which I may or may not do. I am tempted to re-read 1984, I also have a couple of books based on Nazi germany I want to read. And one book on Nixon.

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Old 08-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #112 (permalink)
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A really good book is Plague Maker.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Created this thread for people who enjoy reading.
Anything about books goes: recent reads, old faves, classics, recomendations...whatever.

I'll start off by talking about the most recent book I've read, Raising Atlantis by Thomas Greanias.

It is the first novel of a trilogy surrounding archeaologist Dr. Conrad Yeats' quest to stop an apocalypse threatening to wipe out humanity. Overall it is a good read. Is set in an unusual locale (antarctica), has interesting references to archaeology, myth, religious scripture and ancient civilizations.

It is a fast-paced book with lots of action a la Clive Cussler (another good writer and one of my favs). Enjoyable read, although the book does get a little silly towards the end.


8/10
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #114 (permalink)
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As you can see .40 cal flakes, trane beat you to it some time ago.


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Read Bears In The Night with my son.

10/10
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Created this thread for people who enjoy reading.
Anything about books goes: recent reads, old faves, classics, recomendations...whatever.

I'll start off by talking about the most recent book I've read, Raising Atlantis by Thomas Greanias.

It is the first novel of a trilogy surrounding archeaologist Dr. Conrad Yeats' quest to stop an apocalypse threatening to wipe out humanity. Overall it is a good read. Is set in an unusual locale (antarctica), has interesting references to archaeology, myth, religious scripture and ancient civilizations.

It is a fast-paced book with lots of action a la Clive Cussler (another good writer and one of my favs). Enjoyable read, although the book does get a little silly towards the end.


8/10
that sounds like a cool book, might put a hold on the book at my local library, just finished reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter...9/10
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #117 (permalink)
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As you can see .40 cal flakes, trane beat you to it some time ago.


threads merged.

Oops my bad. Didn't see the thread.

It's all good. nice to see that there are fellow book lovers on this forum.

p.s. in the future to make it easier, ya'll can just call me 40, Forty, or Flakes

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Old 09-16-2009, 08:02 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Finished reading the Atlantis Prophecy, the second installment in Thomas Greanias' trilogy surrounding Dr. Conrad Yeats' adventures. Excellent read! This one involves an ancient organization bent upon bringing the end of the world and starting a new world order. I really enjoyed reading this book, fast paced action and intriguing plot. Better than the first in the series.

9/10


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Old 09-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #119 (permalink)
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anybody read Dan Brown's new book? i'm not a big book reader but i might pick it up at chapters over the weekend
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #120 (permalink)
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East of Eden - Steinbeck

It was really good. A reinterpretation, retelling and modernization of the Adam and Eve/Cain and Abel story, seen through the lens of Atheism. A very spiritual book.

(currently chipping away at Cannery Row)

Also:

Uncle Tungsten - Oliver Sacks

Memoir/autobiography about so many things, but mainly focuses on the history/evolution of chemistry as a field, the tradition of the scientific method in relation to chemistry, and it's just about Sack's mental development as a scientist, from a child to adult.

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