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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #700 on: February 04, 2016, 02:11:30 PM »
American Blood by Ben Sanders.  I had no idea it was being made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper (although I do like to "cast" the roles as I read to help visualize, and I can see Bradley in this role).

Will, that sounds cool.  I'm actually replying because I noticed one of the quotes in your signature -- "My other vehicle is an IRA."  That reminds me of my gymnastics teacher from when I was growing up -- nicest, coolest guy, but died very young from cancer.  Anyway, he drove a crappy little car that had a bumper sticker that said, "My other car is a Jaguar."  As a kid, I didn't understand what it really meant, and I always wondered why he would joke that he owned a wild cat.

That would be pretty cool to own a wild cat, and the funny thing is: they were just showing the only known wild jaguar in the US on video on the news.

That would be because the jaguar is native to South & Central America, not North America.  The wildcat native to North America is called a cougar, puma or mountain lion; all names for the same species.  Cougars are not particularly rare in the USA, I had one caught on a game camera passing through my property just last year.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #701 on: February 06, 2016, 05:21:30 PM »
Oh man, Patrick Rothfuss is so gooooood. Good enough that I'm jealous of people who haven't read the series yet. Good enough that I would consider being part of a Stephen King Misery-esque kidnapping scheme. But I saw a New Years tweet from PR that book 3 will not be published in 2016. It made me sad.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is good as a character study, but it doesn't move the plot along.

Started reading the Name of the Wind.


Goooooooooood so far.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #702 on: February 06, 2016, 11:25:09 PM »
I just read "Nexus" a tehcnothriller (Jeremy @ GCC recommended it in his latest blog post).  Really good.  Starting on #2 (it's a trilogy) now.
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #703 on: February 15, 2016, 12:47:44 PM »
I put in my last two weeks at my position at work (because promotion!), and my job was on "stop" - nothing new to do, only wrap up old cases.  I was pretty much done after 4 days.  So, I got books on the Kindle app to read!

Free Air by Sinclair Lewis - I have had this free kindle classic for a while, I really really liked it!  It was a perfect read for work.

Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss - I might have read this because of a recommendation on here... I did make the mistake of starting it on the day of my farewell potluck!  I switched back to free air, because pie and meatballs and dip and tacos and tamales and pie.

At home I'm reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - Interesting take, I like how it goes from individuals to organizations. 

Funny story for you fellow bookies:  I was reading American Gods per this thread, and it mentioned a character reading Stranger in a Strange Land, which my boyfriend was reading right next to me!!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #704 on: February 15, 2016, 03:20:12 PM »
A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street & Orphans of the Sky

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #705 on: February 15, 2016, 08:01:42 PM »
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau. So far, it is a really quick read.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #706 on: February 16, 2016, 02:52:36 AM »
The House on Cold Hill - Peter James. I read this yesterday.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #707 on: February 16, 2016, 06:11:01 AM »
Currently reading: "Suicide - the forever decision"

"For those thinking about suicide, and for those who know, love, or counsel them, this book discusses the social aspects of suicide, the right to die, anger, loneliness, depression, stress, hopelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, the consequences of a suicide attempt, and how to get help."

It's a very compassionate and well written book IMO and can potentially be a life saver for someone in crisis.

I would love to read it just to understand what goes on in the minds of such people. No crisis here though.

I assume that many libraries have it. I bought it from amazon online for $2.99

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to look for a copy.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #708 on: February 16, 2016, 01:14:20 PM »
Proof: The Science of Booze


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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #709 on: February 17, 2016, 12:31:34 PM »
The Girl on the Train. Its a page turner.

 
Just finished Donna Tartt's  Little Friend. Its a Southern gothic about a 12 year old girl who is figuring out her family and the  deep mystery of her dead brother. Wow, this author can paint vivid picutres with words and wow, this author has a bit of a problem plotting. But thats ok because I loved  the characters, even the no good scum family who cooks meth.

Both are fiction.
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #710 on: February 17, 2016, 12:33:17 PM »
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau. So far, it is a really quick read.
i liked the film even though many did not.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #711 on: February 17, 2016, 01:03:48 PM »
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau. So far, it is a really quick read.
i liked the film even though many did not.

I didn't even know there was a film until a day or two after I was reading the book, lol! I found the book on my library's ebook system. I am currently reading the sequel, The People of Sparks.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #712 on: February 24, 2016, 03:42:46 PM »
Kitchens of the Great Midwest

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #713 on: February 25, 2016, 07:26:11 AM »
I'm reading "A Mother's Reckoning" by Sue Klebold after hearing this piece on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2016/02/16/466618817/sue-klebold-mother-of-columbine-shooter-carries-him-everywhere-i-go-always

My library actually had it in eBook form. It's sad to read what she went through. She lost a son that everyone knew as a mass murderer.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #714 on: February 26, 2016, 06:48:59 AM »
I've been on a philosophy kick recently.

Just finished: The Consolations of Happiness by Alain de Botton. It was a great overview of the philosophies and lives of six famous philosophers (including Seneca, a Stoic).

Now reading: The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell (read for free here: https://archive.org/details/TheConquestOfHappiness)

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #715 on: February 27, 2016, 08:31:17 PM »
Free Air by Sinclair Lewis - I have had this free kindle classic for a while, I really really liked it!  It was a perfect read for work.

Have you read any of his other books? Babbitt and Main Street are both really good, and Elmer Gantry was incredible, although looong. Had to push through a couple seconds in the middle, but worth it.

I haven't read Free Air yet, so I'm going to download a copy!

I don't think i have read those... Although Babbit sounds so very familiar I'm not sure if I read or just also have it downloaded and waiting.  I'll check them out!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #716 on: February 28, 2016, 10:28:25 AM »
Strangers Have the Best Candy: How talking to strangers leads to a life of crazy adventure and lasting friendship by Margaret Meps Schulte

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #717 on: February 28, 2016, 10:38:03 AM »
The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD. Someone here recommended it on another thread so I checked it out from the library on Overdrive.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #718 on: March 01, 2016, 01:41:03 AM »

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #719 on: March 01, 2016, 02:07:58 PM »
Wait, there are rules?

Where can I get a copy of that, please?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #720 on: March 01, 2016, 07:36:54 PM »

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #721 on: March 02, 2016, 11:49:09 AM »
The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau

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Python for Informatics by Charles Severance

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #723 on: March 03, 2016, 08:36:00 PM »
Can someone please explain the turtles?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #724 on: March 04, 2016, 12:27:07 AM »
Can someone please explain the turtles?

They are heroes in a half shell and they are green. Turtle power!

When the evil market attacks.

The turtle boys don't give it no slack.

Teenage mutant ninja turtles.

Turtle in a half shell. Turtle power!!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #725 on: March 05, 2016, 05:46:08 PM »

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #726 on: March 06, 2016, 01:53:18 PM »
After I found the Longmire series on Netflix, I went back and started reading the book series by Craig Johnson on which they are based. Like it a lot! After the first book, there seems to be very little overlap between the books and the series, other than some of the characters. (I realize the TV series can only afford to have so many actors but there are a few more characters I wish they would cast!)

Also just finished the graphic novel series The Unwritten by Mike Carey. If you liked the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman you would probably like this...the themes are similar.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #727 on: March 08, 2016, 08:22:06 AM »
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #728 on: March 08, 2016, 08:36:16 AM »
"The Automatic Millionaire" by David Bach.

I have no clue if it's good or not, but I wanted to give it a go.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #729 on: March 08, 2016, 08:39:11 AM »
"The Anatomist's Apprentice"
Not sure of the author's name off the top of my head.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #730 on: March 08, 2016, 12:24:09 PM »
Free Agent Nation by Daniel Pink

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #731 on: March 10, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
MILO journal


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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #732 on: March 16, 2016, 01:49:26 PM »
Carrier by Tom Clancy, just before that Economics Explained as recommended by MMM, next Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #733 on: March 21, 2016, 08:44:10 AM »
I was considering The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are (Still) Going Broke - Elizabeth Warren.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #734 on: March 23, 2016, 02:31:31 AM »
Only the Paranoid survive.

Cramer told me too. Why not? Good so far.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #735 on: March 23, 2016, 10:51:47 AM »
After reading a batch of suspense murder novels (which I don't normally read)  I am looking for better quality works.

I am reading Florence King's biography, something about a Southern Lady, that tells the tale of her upbringing by her grandmother. It is immersed in Southern women lore about mental illness and menstrual cycles. haha. Florence is old school conservative,  a wordsmith of the highest caliber. I've tried her stuff before in National Review and didn't really like it, but I am enjoying this autobiography.

She died a few months ago and may be the only Southern belle lesbian lady hawk we will ever know. 

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #736 on: March 25, 2016, 07:17:52 PM »
City on Fire, it's great but my new brain is really struggling with this one, old me would've devoured this in 3 days. 

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #737 on: March 29, 2016, 01:48:11 PM »
I'm re-reading my favorite romance novel. 'A Week To Be Wicked' by Tessa Dare. God bless that woman.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #738 on: March 29, 2016, 02:17:04 PM »
"A Tale of Two Cities", Dickens, via guttenberg.org download.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #739 on: March 29, 2016, 02:46:09 PM »
The Son by Philipp Meyer.  I've read it about 6 times, and I enjoy it more each time.  It's probably the best book I've ever read.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #740 on: March 30, 2016, 11:39:27 AM »
"A Tale of Two Cities", Dickens, via guttenberg.org download.
Love gutenberg.org. Somebody mentioned it recently and reminded me about it. I just downloaded An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith from there.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #741 on: March 30, 2016, 12:04:48 PM »
1000 Years of Annoying the French

Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French.
Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers.
Was the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was invented in Yorkshire.
Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066...

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #742 on: April 01, 2016, 01:54:12 PM »
Currently reading All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister. Finding it quite interesting.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #743 on: April 01, 2016, 02:03:00 PM »
Currently reading All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister. Finding it quite interesting.
This looks good!  I'm putting it on my list.  Thank you!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #744 on: April 03, 2016, 03:38:47 AM »
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of One of the World's Greatest Fortunes - Paul Clark Newell.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #745 on: April 03, 2016, 09:55:10 AM »
I breezed through a juvenile novel I loved back in the 1960's called Lark by Sally Watson. It was about a girl in the English Civil war.That led me to a Youtube show called " Would you rather be a Roundhead or a Cavalier?" Where Earl Spencer (brother to the Princess of Wales) argued the Roundhead or Parliament side. That was interesting because he, an aristocrat, would have likely been a Royalist  supporter or a Cavalier back in those days.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #746 on: April 03, 2016, 10:10:40 AM »
Eat, Pray, Love - just what I needed

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #747 on: April 03, 2016, 01:43:43 PM »
Eat, Pray, Love - just what I needed

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I know a lot of people are really annoyed by this book, but I find it sincere and lovely. Have you read Signature of All Things? Huge, gorgeous, completely novel novel. I adored it as much as I loved Eat, Pray, Love.

I'm currently reading a couple of non-fiction books for research on my book -- Love 2.0 and Married in Captivity and The Ethical Slut.

For fun I'm listening to Harry Potter (again).

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #748 on: April 07, 2016, 06:50:35 AM »
'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. My favorite actor was just cast as Mad Sweeney in the upcoming tv series.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #749 on: April 14, 2016, 12:28:54 AM »
I am currently reading the martian and really enjoying it.

I haven't seen the movie but would recommend the book for sure