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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #950 on: May 19, 2017, 09:16:32 AM »
Drain the Swamp by Congressman Ken buck

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #951 on: May 20, 2017, 02:42:47 PM »
The Book of Sith by Daniel Wallace. (In-universe, written by characters such as Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Darth Plagueis, and Darth Sidious.)

Very enlightening read into the order of the Sith, the reason for the Rule of Two and stuff. I'm a Star Wars fan. What can I say? lol

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #952 on: May 20, 2017, 05:28:16 PM »
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton -- half dark and half lyrical food writing.

Has anyone one read the memoirs of Doose (?) the famous blogger? It's like that, but with more oregano.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #953 on: June 01, 2017, 07:44:20 PM »
I decided last night to once again read Lord of the Rings. Great book. I decided on it over Hetty  which is a good read as well, she was Mustachian in a millionaire (hundreds of) sort of way.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #954 on: June 01, 2017, 11:13:42 PM »
New edition of Compelling Science Fiction

http://compellingsciencefiction.com/issue7.html


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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #955 on: June 02, 2017, 03:23:55 AM »
Sometimes I decide I need a little more culture, so I reach for classic authors I should have read in my younger days.  I just finished "The Gambler" by Dostovesky.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #956 on: June 02, 2017, 11:32:07 AM »
"The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell.

Was recommended to me by my mom, who reads a LOT of books and says she places this one in her top 5 ever. I'm only 2 chapters in so we'll see.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #957 on: June 02, 2017, 11:40:01 AM »
Currently on book 2 of "The Rivers of London" series - very fun and entertaining urban fantasy.
Started in on the first of the Witches series of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.
Am waiting for the 3rd "Expanse" book to come in from the library.
Future reads will be: Elysium, Everfair, Parable of the Sower, Good Kings Bad Kings.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #958 on: June 02, 2017, 11:49:55 AM »
Just finished 'Dark Money' by Jane Meyer. Every American needs to read this.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #959 on: June 02, 2017, 12:41:02 PM »
Currently on book 2 of "The Rivers of London" series - very fun and entertaining urban fantasy.

+1     Enjoyed the first one (just read it when we were in London on holiday.  Picked it up used in Hay on Wye).   Finding the second one not quite as good (Soho)

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #960 on: June 02, 2017, 04:50:02 PM »
Just finished 'Dark Money' by Jane Meyer. Every American needs to read this.

+1   Both gerrymandering and the flood of money from the Koch brothers and their cohorts is sinking our democracy.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #961 on: June 02, 2017, 05:35:52 PM »
Just finished 'Dark Money' by Jane Meyer. Every American needs to read this.

+1   Both gerrymandering and the flood of money from the Koch brothers and their cohorts is sinking our democracy.

But Soros's and his cohorts money is as pure as the driven snow, right?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #962 on: June 03, 2017, 09:17:52 AM »
Alim,
The amount of $ from the right dwarfs the amounts donated by Soros and others on the left.  Read Dark Money.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #963 on: June 03, 2017, 07:06:03 PM »
Assassin's Apprentice:  very engaging.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #964 on: June 04, 2017, 11:19:18 AM »
"Mycroft Holmes" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, and "A Thread Across the Ocean" by John Steele Gordon (history of the Transatlantic Cable). Both well-written and engaging, despite not being books I would naturally pick up on my own.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #965 on: June 10, 2017, 09:42:03 PM »
I'm finally getting around to reading Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. I know it's basically required reading around here, but it took me a while to get to it.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #966 on: June 11, 2017, 02:04:11 AM »
Street Smart Franchising. Pretty interesting thus far, but it's still early in the book. 

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #967 on: June 21, 2017, 07:18:53 AM »
The Best of Tad Williams.

It's a collection of really good fantasy short stories. Glad my library had it!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #968 on: June 29, 2017, 03:22:33 PM »
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

Just finished it. I found it interesting to learn more about maps and their history.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #969 on: June 30, 2017, 06:25:13 AM »
Assassin's Apprentice:  very engaging.
This was a fun series.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #970 on: June 30, 2017, 06:40:45 AM »
Tales of the Alhambra, by  Irving. I stole the book from my parents house. It's a souvenir edition they bought while they were visiting Granada.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #971 on: June 30, 2017, 06:49:21 AM »
Tales of the Alhambra, by  Irving. I stole the book from my parents house. It's a souvenir edition they bought while they were visiting Granada.
That's a very interesting bit of color commentary to add on how you acquired the book.  Are you proud of yourself?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #972 on: June 30, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
Tales of the Alhambra, by  Irving. I stole the book from my parents house. It's a souvenir edition they bought while they were visiting Granada.
That's a very interesting bit of color commentary to add on how you acquired the book.  Are you proud of yourself?

When I say stole I mean they repeatedly tell me to take whatever books I want because their house has bookcases in literally every room but the bathrooms and they never miss what I take. Also, I told my father how I got it, and my mother's mental illness sometimes manifests itself by her throwing away books. 'Stole' is more succinct.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #973 on: June 30, 2017, 09:04:33 AM »
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, and now travel the world full time with two kids.
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #974 on: July 10, 2017, 12:25:23 AM »
The Year of Living Danishly - surprisingly funny take on life in Denmark

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #975 on: July 10, 2017, 06:56:18 AM »
Starfarers by Poul Anderson.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #976 on: July 11, 2017, 09:06:26 AM »
The Year of Living Danishly - surprisingly funny take on life in Denmark

I read that and thought it was quite hilarious! :)

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #977 on: July 11, 2017, 09:16:52 AM »
"In Defense of Food" was in my library's summer reading section. Sure, why not?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #978 on: July 13, 2017, 08:04:52 AM »
"Automotive Chassis Systems" and "Automotive Fundamentals".

No two books have given me a better understanding of cars than these, and the second has fantastic explanations that are very, very clear on a lot of topics, even though it's older (2001.) My car is a '99, so I look at it that it's perfectly current under the circumstances ;)

These books, coupled with a subscription to AllData that's free from my library have me doing things with my car that I never would have imagined DIYing in the past.

I found them at my public library for free.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #979 on: July 13, 2017, 11:33:21 AM »
Just checked out 'The Dragonbone Chair' by Tad Williams from the library.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #980 on: July 18, 2017, 07:37:01 AM »
"In Defense of Food" was in my library's summer reading section. Sure, why not?

I would've liked this book a lot more if it was less anti-science and more "beware hubris." Good summer reading, take it with a grain of salt....hopefully iodized salt, though, which this book wouldn't approve of.

Need something new, stopping by the library on the way home!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #981 on: July 18, 2017, 12:35:05 PM »
Currently just about finished:

Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark
By Geniesse, Jane Fletcher

REALLY enjoying it.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #982 on: July 19, 2017, 07:02:17 AM »
Just picked up Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.

Haven't gotten too far into it yet, but so far so good. I feel I'm pretty terrible at decision making and hoping this may provide some insights on how to improve.

Listened to his podcast before starting the book and really enjoy it - Revisionist History


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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #983 on: July 19, 2017, 09:36:45 AM »
Re-reading The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.  Haven't read from the beginning for several years.  It's like chatting with an old friend.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #984 on: July 19, 2017, 11:03:36 AM »
Re-reading The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.  Haven't read from the beginning for several years.  It's like chatting with an old friend.

A long chat LOL. It definitely is the right name. You feel like under a wheel from the time you need to read it.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #985 on: July 23, 2017, 10:14:27 PM »
Re-reading The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.  Haven't read from the beginning for several years.  It's like chatting with an old friend.

A long chat LOL. It definitely is the right name. You feel like under a wheel from the time you need to read it.

This is pretty much perpetually on my list of books to read, but at 14 books in the series (over 11,000 pages total!) I can't bring myself to do it. I'll keep it on the list for once I'm FIRE'd

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #986 on: July 24, 2017, 11:12:03 AM »
Rule #1 Investing by Phil Town

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #987 on: July 25, 2017, 06:55:10 AM »
'Twelve Kings in Sharakhai' by Bradley Beaulieu. Put this one on your reading list folks!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #988 on: July 25, 2017, 07:04:56 AM »
I just started "The Blue Zones Solutions."  The book is looking at the diet and lifestyle of the areas with the highest percentage of those 100+ year old.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #989 on: July 25, 2017, 09:11:42 AM »
I've recently finished "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari, and now reading "Homo Deus", the sequel.  Where Sapiens is "a Brief History of Humankind", Homo Deus is focused on the future of the human race, and how he thinks we'll change (or evolve?) in the future.

On the Audiobook side, book 3 of "The Cycle of Galand", which follows "The Cycle of Arawn".  Fantasy, sorcery, sword fighting, quick wits, clever solutions to problems, and fun banter between the main characters.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #990 on: July 25, 2017, 09:33:05 AM »
Just finished the rather mentally exhausting Ages of Discord (loved it) and am now poking along with In The Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches. Not for everyone, it's exceedingly profane and pretentious at the same time, shamelessly self-indulgent, but somehow I love it. Very poetic.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #991 on: July 26, 2017, 09:57:00 AM »
Picked up "Julian Comstock." Interesting Western set in 22nd century US after a worldwide collapse post-peak-oil. Basically a no-nonsense narrative written by a middle-class kid about Julian Comstock as he rises in power (I guess).

Not quite summer reading. Definitely a bit boring for people, just because of the narrator's personality. It feels like an adventure, which is the best positive of the book, but the subject matter might make it feel more like "War and Peace" after awhile, and less "True Grit."

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #992 on: July 27, 2017, 08:47:09 AM »
Just finished Stories of your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. One of the short stories was the basis for the recent movie Arrival.  Some really original story ideas in that book. 

Currently reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #993 on: August 09, 2017, 07:13:08 AM »
Picked up "Julian Comstock." Interesting Western set in 22nd century US after a worldwide collapse post-peak-oil. Basically a no-nonsense narrative written by a middle-class kid about Julian Comstock as he rises in power (I guess).

Not quite summer reading. Definitely a bit boring for people, just because of the narrator's personality. It feels like an adventure, which is the best positive of the book, but the subject matter might make it feel more like "War and Peace" after awhile, and less "True Grit."

Finished up Julian Comstock! Fun book. It's divided into 3 different parts that are each 3 different genres: I'd call the first part "True Grit," the second part "Band of Brothers," and the third part "Game of Thrones."

It's a fictional historical narrative written by Adam Hazzard, a Western farm-boy, who makes friends with Julian Comstock, the nephew of the current sitting President. It's a post-apocyalptic US, where the US has recovered to an early 20th century level of tech.

I'd give it a shot if you can tolerate a bit of brown prose and like speculative fiction.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #994 on: August 13, 2017, 07:14:06 AM »
Searching some things for my news channel.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #995 on: August 15, 2017, 09:12:44 AM »
Re-reading The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.  Haven't read from the beginning for several years.  It's like chatting with an old friend.

I love this series. One of my brothers gave me the first book for my 14th birthday and I was hooked after that. Glad I took a break after the 11th book, however, and didn't read them all and finish up the series until it was actually all written. Until that point I'd been re-reading the whole series every time a new book came out.

Current read is Dracula, by Bram Stoker. A+, it is legitimately creepy. Kinda glad I didn't save it for October, when I'd originally intended to read it.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #996 on: August 15, 2017, 01:16:30 PM »
Vanity Fair by Thackeray.  Snarky humor in an 18th century novel.  I can see why Kubrick liked him so much (he adopted another Thackeray novel for his movie Barry Lyndon).

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #997 on: August 26, 2017, 07:22:46 PM »
Martha Wells _All Systems Red_

A novella (150 pages) about snarky cyborg who would prefer to watch bad tv over interacting with its current employers, but circumstances on its latest job make that a challenge. I am really looking forward to the sequels.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #998 on: August 26, 2017, 08:08:41 PM »
"Fatal Flight" by Bill Hammack

Free audiobook here: http://www.engineerguy.com/airship/

Bill is "engineerguy" on YouTube. He wrote this book about the ill-fated R.101 airship and was kind enough to make the audiobook available for free download on his website. Very interesting if you are into this sort of thing.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #999 on: August 27, 2017, 08:12:11 AM »
"Fatal Flight" by Bill Hammack
Free audiobook here: http://www.engineerguy.com/airship/
Bill is "engineerguy" on YouTube. He wrote this book about the ill-fated R.101 airship and was kind enough to make the audiobook available for free download on his website. Very interesting if you are into this sort of thing.

Cool.  Thanks.