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josh_k
01-14-2012, 09:17 AM
I'm reading My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok currently.

wimbouman
01-14-2012, 09:22 AM
On What Matters, by Derek Parfitt.


Derek Parfit's On What Matters has been the most eagerly awaited work in philosophy since Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. Drafts of its chapters - and those of its prototype, Climbing the Mountain - have been in circulation for more than a decade. Indeed, the book - if that is the correct term for two large volumes containing three distinct treatises and much additional matter - has already featured as the focus of numerous academic articles, conferences, blogs, an edited volume and a Facebook reading group. Scholars including Brad Hooker and Peter Singer have hailed it as the most important publication in moral philosophy since Henry Sidgwick's 1874 work The Methods of Ethics, which is no small praise given that the competition includes key works by figures as diverse as Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, G.E. Moore, W.D. Ross, Iris Murdoch, John Rawls, G.H. von Wright, Alasdair MacIntyre, Bernard Williams, Philippa Foot and T.M. Scanlon.

I can at least give it a try :001_tongu

Lynchmeister
01-14-2012, 11:16 AM
The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr. A must-read for us 'fume heads.

Niles
01-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Here is the speakeasy thread on the same topic. Lots of ideas here.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/12868-What-Are-You-Reading

Niles
01-14-2012, 12:21 PM
The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr. A must-read for us 'fume heads.

That's a great book!

EricAT
01-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Just finished re-reading the Hobbit. Very enjoyable.

ink
01-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Currently ready The Dragon's Path, very good so far. Also just finished Leviathan Wakes which was awesome.

mdevine
01-14-2012, 03:53 PM
Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It was a great book; highly recommended to anyone who likes fantasy, video games, futuristic books, etc.

+1

I read it last month and also highly recommend it.

kwk285
01-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci. He is one of the few authors that I will read what ever he writes.

cnnc97
01-14-2012, 06:02 PM
11/22/63 by Stephen King

JoshuaNY
01-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Here is the speakeasy thread on the same topic. Lots of ideas here.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/12868-What-Are-You-Reading


Oh my bad. I didnt realize there was a thread already. I should have done a little more searching. Maybe I can get a mod to merge them. Or just close this one down.

Foyle
01-14-2012, 09:58 PM
The Collected Writings of John Murray.

Niles
01-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Nothing wrong with having two threads about books! :thumbup: I didn't mean it as a correction.

Bluebriz
01-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Game of Thrones, Book 3.

JoshuaNY
01-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Nothing wrong with having two threads about books! :thumbup: I didn't mean it as a correction.

No worries, I didn't take it that way. I just try to do my research before making a new thread.


I just finished The Captains Fury. Now I am reading The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. Another fantasy Novel for me. About a young boy who works for a thieves guild who wants to escape that life and the only way he thinks he can is to become an Assassins Apprentice. I like when they make the Protagonist a somewhat less then respectable character. It makes for a good story.

Ptroiani
01-16-2012, 09:50 AM
Just finished The Upanishads. Very interesting reading.

I am re-reading 'A Book of Five Rings' by Miamoto Mushashi. If you are at all interested in the theories behind combat from the eyes of a Samurai, this is a great book. I enjoy it because his ethics relate directly to the business world.

As a general rule, I don't read much fiction. I should. My wife often tells me that I am wound up tighter than a frog's butt... LOL

JM
01-17-2012, 04:47 PM
After watching the complete first season of Boardwalk Empire I picked up The Long Thirst by Thomas Coffey (http://www.amazon.com/Long-Thirst-Coffey-M-Thomas/dp/0393333051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326844106&sr=1-1).

vanagz
01-21-2012, 03:23 PM
I am re-reading 'A Book of Five Rings' by Miamoto Mushashi. If you are at all interested in the theories behind combat from the eyes of a Samurai, this is a great book. I enjoy it because his ethics relate directly to the business world.


I just finished 'Shogun' by James Clavell. Very catchy book with a lot of interesting facts about Japan history and their way of thinking. I believe that 'Shogun' story line and characters gave me a better understanding of what I red in 'A Book of Five Rings'. I recommend it a lot.

Now I am keen to finish all Asian Saga books by James Clavell

oc_in_fw
01-21-2012, 05:33 PM
I just finished 'Shogun' by James Clavell.

i need to put that on my re-read list

Greglam
01-21-2012, 06:01 PM
The Acting Person​ by Karol Wojtyla.

JM
01-22-2012, 05:35 PM
Survivors: A novel of the coming collapse by Rawles

JoshuaNY
01-22-2012, 07:25 PM
I just finished 'Shogun' by James Clavell. Very catchy book with a lot of interesting facts about Japan history and their way of thinking. I believe that 'Shogun' story line and characters gave me a better understanding of what I red in 'A Book of Five Rings'. I recommend it a lot.

Now I am keen to finish all Asian Saga books by James Clavell

I enjoyed both of those books as well. Most of my interest comes through my love of the martial arts. But I believe most people will enjoy them and get something out of them.

If you liked The Book of Five Rings you should check out The Art of War if you haven't already. I think it should be required reading for everyone.

Masterkova
01-23-2012, 02:26 AM
Bullet Park by John Cheever

KarthVader
01-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Just finished A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - freaking love this book and will definitely read it again.

Currently reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I'm thoroughly fascinated by astronomy and astrophysics. I'll have to read this twice so I don't miss anything :001_tongu

rfm2
01-23-2012, 06:25 PM
I enjoy checking this thread occasionally for new reading ideas. Thanks to everyone who contributes.

I've been all over the place lately:

The Help by Kathyrn Stockett
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

I also recently finished the Hunger Games trilogy.

I highly recommend Master and Margarita for anyone looking for an absurd, amusing and fantastical novel which can be read on many levels.

tchudson
01-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Four to Dorsai! - Gordon R. Dickson. Almost done and about to start the new Carol O'Connell mystery, The Chalk Girl.

Tim_McD
01-23-2012, 07:31 PM
I just finished "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore. Been awhile since I read some of his works - may have to revisit "Fool" and "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal"

Got an email from the library that "Blood Sucking Fiends" is ready to be picked up, so that is next in line.

breadstick
01-23-2012, 11:02 PM
Anything by Christopher Moore is a winner to me. Tim, make sure you read the vampire series from him in order. It'll still make sense, but you'll find out things way ahead of time if you don't read them in order.

I'm working my way through the Walking Dead comics. After that, it's either Watchmen or Sin City graphic novels.

garyg
01-24-2012, 09:06 AM
Finished (another long slog that) King's 11/22/63 last evening. An entertaining read, albeit a lengthy one ..

Next some quickies, I have Patterson's Private: #1 Suspect as well as the latest Harry Bosch The Drop just picked up at the library ..

red zeppelin
01-24-2012, 11:34 AM
Just finishing an interesting pop history of radio: SOMETHING IN THE AIR: RADIO, ROCK, AND THE REVOLUTION THAT SHAPED A GENERATION, by Marc Fisher of the Washington Post

For a real hoot (make sure you pee before you read this one) THE REAL ANIMAL HOUSE, by Chris Miller (one of the three writers of the original movie script, and the inspiration for the character, Pinto)

On the series side: Going Down Jericho Road, by Michael Honey, Ph.D., a compelling account of the Memphis sanitation workers strike (1968), at which Martin Luther King was murdered.

Happy booking!
Porcine

I just finished reading Hellhound on his Trail - which is the story of the manhunt for MLK's killer. Very interesting background, and deals with the Memphis sanitation workers a bit.

I am now reading a book about Isaac Newtowns later career as a counterfeit investigator.

andreios
01-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Discovered this thread after long absence on the forum - very inspirational!
Currently many books "in process" - for various moods:
Letters of Evelyn Waugh /ed. by Mark Amory/
Ian Ker - J.H.Newman
A.Stieglitz- Camera Work (ed. Taschen) - yes, I admit, it is mostly pictures..
And some others I do not recall at the moment.

Laz
01-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Been a while since I posted. I read a few Kindle Singles:
The Moonlit Mind by Dean Koontz http://www.amazon.com/Moonlit-Mind-Suspense-Kindle-ebook/dp/B0061C1NCK/ref=zg_bs_2486013011_3
Mile 81 by Stephen King http://www.amazon.com/Mile-81-Kindle-Single-ebook/dp/B005COO1X6/ref=zg_bs_2486013011_4
Playbook 2012 by Politico http://www.amazon.com/Playbook-2012-Politico-Election-ebook/dp/B005S6VN70/ref=zg_bs_2486013011_56
The Koontz book was the best in the bunch.

I also read:
Heat Wave by Richard Castle http://www.amazon.com/Heat-Wave-Nikki-ebook/dp/B002PEP4SC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1327453093&sr=1-1
If you like the tv show, I am sure that you would enjoy the book as well - follows the same structure.
I also read The Shack by William P. Young (again) http://www.amazon.com/The-Shack-ebook/dp/B001B8Z2S0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1327453339&sr=1-1 If you enjoy Christian books, the shack is worth your time.

rfm2
01-25-2012, 06:55 PM
Just finished Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Amazing story of survival and ingenuity in the face of long, long odds encountered on an Antarctic expedition nearly a hundred years ago. Loved it.

Sancho Panza
01-26-2012, 06:38 AM
Just about finished When Thunder Rolled by Ed Rasimus, an excellent book. I have his follow on book Palace Cobra to read next.

jazzman
01-26-2012, 08:22 AM
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, by James Carroll.

JM
01-28-2012, 03:19 PM
A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism by Beddome

hotreds
01-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark Levin

hugh4
02-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

breadstick
02-03-2012, 04:22 PM
To Kill A Mockingbird...Finally. I'm working on the classics now.

Niles
02-03-2012, 06:11 PM
To Kill A Mockingbird...Finally. I'm working on the classics now.

Fantastic book!

I'm reading "The Girl With Glass Feet" by Ali Shaw, and loving it.

JoshuaNY
02-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Im onto the Princeps Fury by Jim Butcher.

Tauntman
02-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Walter Marshall's Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

garyg
02-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Fantastic book!

I'm reading "The Girl With Glass Feet" by Ali Shaw, and loving it.

Always switch between classics & crap (NYT Ficction List stuff) ..

MattK42
02-03-2012, 11:28 PM
I'm just starting Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut.

Gamad
02-04-2012, 01:01 AM
Sisingi Kamongo "Shadows in the Sand".
One of a kind book. The most unique war veteran account I have ever read.

Sancho Panza
02-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Palace Cobra by Ed Rasimus.

Prof. Moriarty
02-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Am currently reading the Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Niles
02-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Always switch between classics & crap (NYT Ficction List stuff) ..

:001_smile

Miklay
02-04-2012, 01:13 PM
Just finished a book on the history of Tobacco called The Smoke of the Gods by Eric Burns last night. He does a fantastic job, but I'm not going to lie: the book was difficult to get through around the 3/4 mark, it slowed down for me after the advent of mass-produced cigarettes.

Tonight I'm starting 1493, Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann then Chivalry by Maurice Keen (if I get to it before it is due back to the library).

jazzman
02-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Just finished a book on the history of Tobacco called The Smoke of the Gods by Eric Burns last night. He does a fantastic job, but I'm not going to lie: the book was difficult to get through around the 3/4 mark, it slowed down for me after the advent of mass-produced cigarettes.

Tonight I'm starting 1493, Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann then Chivalry by Maurice Keen (if I get to it before it is due back to the library).

Try Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization, by Iain Gately.

I just finished Chinaberry Sidewalks by the terrific singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell, a memoir of his Houston childhood and adolescence. Entertaining and heartbreaking.

Dave in the basement
02-06-2012, 07:34 AM
I am reading book two of The Hunger Games trilogy: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

thatsilverguy
02-06-2012, 09:00 AM
"Lawrence of Arabia:The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence" - by Jeremy Wilson. Reading it as prelude to Lawrence's auto-biography "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom".

JoshuaNY
02-06-2012, 02:11 PM
I am reading book two of The Hunger Games trilogy: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Are they good? I was thinking of reading them since the movie is comming out soon and I will probably go see it.

garyg
02-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Finished this morning an excellent read by an author I'd never heard of - a Canadian by the name of Guy Vanderhaeghe. The book was called The Last Crossing .. much more than your standard "oater", this western is perhaps the best tale I've read this year. I already asked the library to find me more of his books, it appears he has at least a Trilogy ..

Set in the 1870's and the Canudian northwest .. felt like Deadwood without Al's constant cussing

attime6
02-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay

Sancho Panza
02-06-2012, 05:03 PM
"Lawrence of Arabia:The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence" - by Jeremy Wilson. Reading it as prelude to Lawrence's auto-biography "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom".

Try and get a re-print of the 1922 Oxford text edition of The Seven Pillars if you can, not easy to come by, and not cheap. Failing that, 1935 original editions are fairly easy to come by, it's what I have, but I'm still after an Oxford text edition. When you've read that, try The Mint by 352087 A/c Ross (A.K.A. T. E Lawrence), his memoirs of joining the RAF. Try to get the unedited edition, the normal version has any strong language edited out, though you can guess what they may have said.

breadstick
02-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Brave New World Revisited. Starting that tonight. I can't wait.

wilsonent
02-07-2012, 11:13 PM
Just starting the third book in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest)

The first book was OK. Unfortunately the last hundred pages hooked me. Loved the second book start to finish. Having a little trouble getting into the third.


Jeff

themiz
02-08-2012, 12:47 AM
219145
The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

moe joe
02-08-2012, 03:06 AM
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

velvetgoldmine
02-08-2012, 05:16 AM
The City & The City (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/5540368/The-City-and-the-City-by-China-Mieville-review.html)- China Mieville

If you like detective fiction, you'll like this. If you like fantasy literature, you'll like this. If you like "weird", you'll like this. If you like all three, you'll love it!

Bowhnter
02-08-2012, 05:48 AM
Just starting the third book in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest)

The first book was OK. Unfortunately the last hundred pages hooked me. Loved the second book start to finish. Having a little trouble getting into the third.


Jeff

The 3rd was harder for me to read as well. Actually my wife was a book ahead of me, and I got to skip what I really didn't need to read. (about the middle half)

I have been waiting for ~15 months for Vince Flynn's next book "Kill Shot". It should finally be here today or tomorrow!

ShaunOz
02-08-2012, 05:59 AM
The Guardian Weekly. The Washington Post. Hitch 22.

ShaunOz
02-08-2012, 06:11 AM
Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation, David Burton. Not a light read; not in the slightest bit 'new agey'. This is a philosophical enquiry.

hitemfrank
02-08-2012, 06:18 AM
I finished 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' by Bill Bryson (a very enjoyable read) two days ago so last I started reading 'With The Old Breed' by E.B Sledge.

pcumby
02-08-2012, 07:02 AM
I finished 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' by Bill Bryson (a very enjoyable read) two days ago so last I started reading 'With The Old Breed' by E.B Sledge.

Two of my personal favourites

Currently reading "Moonwalking with Einstein" and "The Inner Circle"

bamabubba
02-09-2012, 12:45 PM
Buddhism: The Essence by David Tuffley

windycityshaver
02-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Travels by Michael Chrichton: a must, must read book.

Legion
02-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Handling the Dead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

FtVinnie
02-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Anyone with interest in scientific matters but no advanced education in the field would find a book or two that is interesting amongst the many written by James Gleick. He is just a great author and will get the subject across to you easily. These are comprehensive and beautifully written books but easy to read.
I have read his books: Chaos, Isaac Newton, and The Information. All top rate.

Altair
02-13-2012, 07:26 PM
Technician's Formulation Handbook for Industrial and Household Cleaning Products.

Dave in the basement
02-14-2012, 06:37 AM
I am reading book three of The Hunger Games Trilogy: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

bamabubba
02-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Anyone with interest in scientific matters but no advanced education in the field would find a book or two that is interesting amongst the many written by James Gleick. He is just a great author and will get the subject across to you easily. These are comprehensive and beautifully written books but easy to read.
I have read his books: Chaos, Isaac Newton, and The Information. All top rate.

I haven't read the latter two, but Chaos is an excellent read for those with a logical bent.

Niles
02-14-2012, 04:49 PM
"Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.

breadstick
02-14-2012, 06:00 PM
Just finished I Am Legend (it fits in perfectly with the Vincent Price movie). Starting Treasure Island tonight. Like another member here (I apologize for forgetting your username) I'm trying to read a classic, then something new. It'll most likely be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter next.

mdove47
02-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Red Badge of Courage and next is The Scarlet Letter.

garyg
02-14-2012, 07:19 PM
Finished the latest in Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series Red Mist - either my tastes have changed or this one had been out in the weather for a good while .. needed Vick's to get through it ..

Next up Les Miserables by Hugo, not sure I can get through it before the due date :(.

Walter Sobchak
02-15-2012, 08:03 AM
Reading James and The Giant Peach to the children. Just starting The Sound and the Fury.

Jawaburger
02-15-2012, 03:15 PM
Reamde by Neil Stephenson

Edcculus
02-17-2012, 06:55 AM
Just finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I liked it so much I went out and got Neverwhere (also written by Gaiman). I'm surprised I never found him before. I really like his writing.

fccexpert
02-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Currently re-reading Feast of Souls by C.S. Friedeman.

JoshuaNY
02-20-2012, 10:48 PM
I just started reading Hunger Games. Only a few pages in, but I like the premise and the writing style. So it looks like it should be a good read. So ill be ready when the movie comes out

legrandfromage
02-21-2012, 01:33 PM
Teddy Roosevelt's history of the War of 1812. Saw this as a reference in several books that I read about the naval encounters of that war. Got it as a freebie Kindle book. If you skip over the statistical stuff, it's actually pretty well written and quite interesting, with regards to both the subject matter (the naval side of the war) and his attitude(s).

JM
02-22-2012, 07:59 PM
The Law and the Saint by A.W. Pink

hotreds
02-22-2012, 08:43 PM
Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History by Judge Andrew Napolitano

JM
02-22-2012, 09:00 PM
Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History by Judge Andrew Napolitano


Excellent read.

gegarrenton
02-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Re-reading Farewell to Arms by Hemingway at the moment. Next book I am gonna zone out with some Clive Cussler! Just finished Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner, which was a really great read for any history/intelligence/defense enthusiasts. Basically compiled by interviews and tons of declassified source material to give an operational history of the CIA. I highly recommend.

JoshuaNY
02-24-2012, 12:58 PM
Just finished Hunger Games, I just could not put it down. I thought it was a great story and well written. The beginning was a little boring but once it got into it I really enjoyed it.
For some reason I really like reading novels with dystopias. I find them very intriguing, 1984 comes to mind.

DaveL
02-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Just finished R.A. Salvatore's "Neverwinter Saga: Book II."

feralhog
02-26-2012, 10:34 PM
Ed, you should check out American Gods by Gaiman and the semi-followup Ananzi Boys. The former is one of my favorite books.

Matt555
02-26-2012, 11:54 PM
Just finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I liked it so much I went out and got Neverwhere (also written by Gaiman). I'm surprised I never found him before. I really like his writing.

Neverwhere is excellent.

sulkhogan
02-27-2012, 12:06 AM
Currently reading The Sun Also Rises - Hemmingway

JM
02-27-2012, 06:53 AM
The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Fisher, annotated by Boston :thumbup:

Edcculus
02-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Ed, you should check out American Gods by Gaiman and the semi-followup Ananzi Boys. The former is one of my favorite books.


Neverwhere is excellent.

As of this posting, I've finished Neverwhere. Really great book. I'd be interested to watch the TV series Gaiman did before this. I picked up American Gods the other day and am a few chapters in. Seems a little slow at the beginning, but I like the concept so far. Forgotten Gods from the lands of all of the Immigrants in the US.

global_dev
02-27-2012, 07:16 AM
i read all kinds of lit and right now I am in the middle of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series :001_tt2:... currently on book ten of 16... it's a nice change of pace and a good and interesting story.

Dave in the basement
02-27-2012, 07:20 AM
I am reading World War Z by Max Brooks. The writing style is taking some time to getting used to, but I am enjoying it.

Dave

Edcculus
02-27-2012, 07:21 AM
i read all kinds of lit and right now I am in the middle of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series :001_tt2:... currently on book ten of 16... it's a nice change of pace and a good and interesting story.

Ha! I forgot to add in my comment that I'm also slowly reading that series too!

I read 1-3 back to back (they are all about 150 pages and very easy reads). I read The Siege (#4) between reading Neverwhere and starting American Gods. I really like the series. Its very different (think Redwall with Owls) and all of the books are quick easy reads.

gegarrenton
02-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Currently reading The Sun Also Rises - Hemmingway

Very nice!

JM
02-27-2012, 09:11 AM
I am reading World War Z by Max Brooks. The writing style is taking some time to getting used to, but I am enjoying it.

Dave

I listened to the audio and really enjoyed it. Good book, interesting style.

feralhog
02-27-2012, 10:22 PM
World War Z is a great book. I've been meaning to start the Zombie Survival Guide by Brooks.

If I remember correctly, American Gods did start out a little slow, but picks up quickly. I liked the concept as well.

I'm currently reading Cryptography and Network Security. Yay grad school.

Jayz
02-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. It is an interesting read and goes to show how far you can go if you believe in yourself.

JM
02-28-2012, 03:18 PM
If you like Zombie and Vamp fic with plenty of twists try The Strain series by Hogan and Del Toro.

Bad Robot
02-28-2012, 09:28 PM
As of this posting, I've finished Neverwhere. Really great book. I'd be interested to watch the TV series Gaiman did before this. I picked up American Gods the other day and am a few chapters in. Seems a little slow at the beginning, but I like the concept so far. Forgotten Gods from the lands of all of the Immigrants in the US.
Gaiman is very good. If you like Neverwhere and the alternate London concept let me recommend Roofworld by Christopher Fowler, debut novel from the guy so its a bit rough around the edges but a damn fine read nonetheless.
The Neverwhere tv show from the bbc was a fairly good production but felt a little crammed into a short run.

JoshuaNY
02-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Just finished R.A. Salvatore's "Neverwinter Saga: Book II."

How was it? I am a big Drizzt fan, but found the newer books not as good as the original ones. It seems they almost go against the character of the elf you know.

TonyBrown
02-29-2012, 01:40 PM
too drunk, can't read. :drool:

BlackBard
02-29-2012, 02:35 PM
I am reading World War Z by Max Brooks. The writing style is taking some time to getting used to, but I am enjoying it.

Dave


A fun read. Stay with it. It'll grow on you.

BlackBard
02-29-2012, 02:37 PM
"Fatherland" by Robert Harris. About 3/4 through it.

1369
02-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Just finished up "Girl Hunter" by Georgia Pellegrini. Good book about the transformation of a Lehman NYSE trader to a chef to a hunter. Also some damn good looking recipies too.

Up next, "Off To The Side" by Jim Harrison

Jacob.Allison
03-01-2012, 06:12 AM
Currently I'm enjoying a re-read of Tolkien, but I paused it last weekend for a quick run-through of Daniel Suarez's Daemon & Freedom (TM).

Tanksfurnutin
03-01-2012, 06:45 AM
I am about a 100 pages into 11/22/63. My first Stephen King book. So far I am enjoying the book but I am a sucker when it comes to time travel stories. I really like the little twist King has put on this theme.

JoshuaNY
03-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Just finished The Hunger Games series. I thought the main character was pretty BA, but she couldnt make up her mind about 2 boys. I mean for three books it was going on, enough was enough. But I enjoyed the story and thought it was well written.

Jacob.Allison
03-02-2012, 06:31 AM
Just finished The Hunger Games series. I thought the main character was pretty BA, but she couldnt make up her mind about 2 boys. I mean for three books it was going on, enough was enough. But I enjoyed the story and thought it was well written.

Planning on watching the film?

wolfmanxiii
03-02-2012, 08:55 AM
I did not realize we had a reading thread, that's pretty neat! Currently reading Billions & Billions by Carl Sagan, Open Heart Clear Mind by Thubten Chodron, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck and a Microsoft A+ Certification test primer.

Gabadab
03-02-2012, 09:25 AM
Currently, I'm reading, "How to Overcome Vanity" by Dreck Masters I recommend it wholeheartedly!

echotron
03-02-2012, 09:30 AM
"The Bone Is Pointed." by Arthur W. Upfield An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery It was written in 1947; my copy is brand-new softcover. Australia based mystery ...

Bernie
03-02-2012, 09:39 AM
I'm reading A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin. I wanted to read it before I watch the show. Guys at work said the show was great. I like the book alot.

DeaconKC
03-03-2012, 06:48 AM
Reading Tommy Gun by Bill Yenne, a great look at the era surrounding this weapon, it really gives a vivid portrait of the times and characters involved.

GrandeVT
03-03-2012, 06:54 AM
"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Exceptional.

JoshuaNY
03-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Planning on watching the film?

Yeah Im gonna go see it. I think it would make a good movie. I also enjoy seeing how the movie relates to what I pictured while reading. And I heard the author said the movie is pretty on point with the book, so that helps.

htownmmm
03-04-2012, 01:58 AM
Just finished Two to the Fifth and Jumper Cable by Piers Anthony.


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Walter Sobchak
03-04-2012, 11:06 AM
About to re-read Bukowski's Post Office, which I do every five or ten years.

And I just started Stoner, by John Williams. Checked out the Ebook from my local library online. My first John Williams book. It's good. I'll probably read something else by him after.

Tim_McD
03-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Just cranked out the last two of Christopher Moore's vampire love story trilogy; You Suck and Bite Me. They were very quick reads and enjoyable, but almost could have been a single book (along with Blood Sucking Fiends).

I will be interested in his next book, Sacré Bleu, and I am still waiting for the third "Rivers of London" book by Ben Aaronovitch - which is due shortly.

themiz
03-06-2012, 01:55 AM
about to read The confessions of an Economic hit man

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Token Kipper
03-06-2012, 05:57 AM
THE FORT by Bernard Cornwell.

mdrury603
03-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman. Going to be a great hobby this summer though a little expensive to get started.

bobkhan
03-06-2012, 12:31 PM
The Sun Also Rises. I have been on a Hemingway tear lately.

noelekal
03-06-2012, 12:34 PM
I knew there had to be a "book you're reading" thread somewhere here. I just now found it and it's fun to see what folks are reading.

I'm currently reading Bernard Law Montgomery's autobiography and find it tough going as his vanity and conceit shine through so thoroughly. As I generally have two to three books going at any given time I'm also reading through Juvenal's Satires, a good read which shows that there's nothing new under the sun about politics or the ills of society. We're little different than 1st century Rome.

KaiserKrebs
03-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Currently reading an anthology of Scottish based murder mysteries.. Titled " Murder Most Scottish " and enjoying it immensely, used to be a very avid reader, then I didn't pick up a book to read for enjoyment for years... Crazy work schedule, and too much school reading to complete. It's nice to read just for readings sake.

garyg
03-06-2012, 02:49 PM
I'll have to try the Tommy Gun .. I'm mid-way through class="wysiwyg_dashes" width="156"
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gegarrenton
03-07-2012, 06:24 AM
The Sun Also Rises. I have been on a Hemingway tear lately.

Nice. I actually picked up For Whom the Bell Tolls instead of some other fluff i was gonna read last week.

InsecureSpike
03-09-2012, 03:20 AM
The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson

JoshuaNY
03-09-2012, 09:24 PM
I just re-read Homeland by RA Salvatore. The beginning of the life of Drizzt. Not the greatest book he wrote, but I love to see how Drizzt began his development into the Drow he is today. I read it every few years. I'm gonna have to back and read Icewindale Trilogy next. Those are the books that introduced me to the Drow Ranger. Great stories.

camjr
03-14-2012, 09:59 AM
I finally picked up the last book in Larsson's trilogy, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I'm about 130 pages into the 800+ of the paperback, but so far, so good!

_MementoMori_
03-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

It's so stupid.

DougieB
03-14-2012, 10:22 AM
Moonalking with Einstein... If I remember correctly.

camjr
03-14-2012, 11:10 AM
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

It's so stupid.

I see the cinematic release is forthcoming :thumbup::thumbup:

pymmdcp
03-14-2012, 11:16 AM
I am reading a few books right now, but the one that jumps to the front is "Studies on the Sermon on the Mount" by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It is very in depth and gives a great analysis of the Be-Attitudes and then the rest of Jesus' sermon in Matthew 5-7. If you are an avid Christian reader I highly reccomend it for devotional purposes.

njpaddy
03-14-2012, 12:54 PM
I'm looking forward to reading Island of Vice, (http://www.amazon.com/Island-Vice-Theodore-Roosevelts-Sin-Loving/dp/0385519729/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331751165&sr=1-1) but I have to finish painting our bedroom first. SWMBO wants the bedroom done and I can't let myself get sidetracked....yet again.

garyg
03-14-2012, 01:03 PM
First novel by a guy named Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding .. interesting stuff, the ending was unexpected .. now have started The Englishman's Boy by an author mentioned previously in this thread, Guy Vanderhaeghe, it is starting out well width="293"
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The Chandos
03-14-2012, 02:15 PM
I just finished Jonathon Franzen's The Corrections and was only mildly impressed. I'm now reading Murakami's new book 1Q84.

Laz
03-14-2012, 04:42 PM
I am reading a few books right now, but the one that jumps to the front is "Studies on the Sermon on the Mount" by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It is very in depth and gives a great analysis of the Be-Attitudes and then the rest of Jesus' sermon in Matthew 5-7. If you are an avid Christian reader I highly reccomend it for devotional purposes.

That is a fantastic book. I read it years ago and keep checking for a kindle release.

Masterkova
03-14-2012, 05:09 PM
Got a fair amount of reading done while on holiday:

Them by Joyce Carol Oates
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding - quick re-read to tie into #'s 2 and 4

Mack
03-14-2012, 05:16 PM
Reading a collection of Fr. Brown Mysteries by G.K. Chesterton. Very entertaining.

rgeudy
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
I am reading a few books right now, but the one that jumps to the front is "Studies on the Sermon on the Mount" by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It is very in depth and gives a great analysis of the Be-Attitudes and then the rest of Jesus' sermon in Matthew 5-7. If you are an avid Christian reader I highly reccomend it for devotional purposes.
Thanks for the recommendation, I just finished "Beautiful Outlaw" by John Eldredge. Good Stuff.

JM
03-16-2012, 02:45 PM
Precious Remedies Against Satans Devices by Brooks

Mink
03-17-2012, 06:23 PM
Just finished Murakami's "1Q84" and it's like nothing else I've ever read. Wonderful

I had never read Murakami before, so I read the following as well:

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle -- almost a prequel, in style anyway, to 1Q84, it's great
South of the Border, West of the Sun -- meh
Norwegian Wood -- love story, kinda, and sad, but very good reading
Kafka on the Shore -- think Kafka meets Oedipus Rex -- and fearlessly entertaining

Next up: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

cavasta
03-18-2012, 04:50 AM
Currently reading "Bobby Fischer Goes to War" by David Edmonds and John Eidenow. A fascinating account of the world championship chess match between Fischer and his Soviet opponent Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1972. The cold war played out on the chess board (or at least that's how the Soviet and American authorities saw it). In reality it was a gripping match between two brilliant exponents of the game. You don't need to be a chess fan to become absorbed in this book. It provides a fascinating insight into the Soviet regime at the height of the cold war and how it believed that the dominance of its chess grand masters was proof that the Soviet system was superior to anything in the decadent west. The arrival of Fischer on the world stage at once enforced and challenged that view. Reads like a thriller. Excellent stuff.

InsecureSpike
03-18-2012, 05:45 AM
The Tomb - H.P. Lovecraft

Theprofessor
03-19-2012, 12:31 AM
I know that there's a very large amount of avid readers on this board.
So Gentlemen and Ladies(if there are any).
Would you be so kind to suggest for me some Books covering History topics.

Laz
03-19-2012, 02:01 AM
I just finished reading Steve Jobs. It was an interesting book that left me in awe regarding many of his accomplishments and filled me with with sorrow over his interaction with people.

cavasta
03-19-2012, 03:36 AM
I know that there's a very large amount of avid readers on this board.
So Gentlemen and Ladies(if there are any).
Would you be so kind to suggest for me some Books covering History topics.

Which period? Which country? Which aspect? :confused1 History's a pretty broad subject :wink2:

VladTepes
03-19-2012, 03:40 AM
I know that there's a very large amount of avid readers on this board.
So Gentlemen and Ladies(if there are any).
Would you be so kind to suggest for me some Books covering History topics.

Yep - actual history. As in non fiction. You couldn't write that stuff if you tried !

Is there a particular type you are interested in?

For example if Ancient Greece is your thing (it's mine) the you simply cannot go past the Odyssey and the Iliad.
Get E.V.Rieu's transaltions.

timj219
03-19-2012, 11:47 AM
I know that there's a very large amount of avid readers on this board.
So Gentlemen and Ladies(if there are any).
Would you be so kind to suggest for me some Books covering History topics.A few of my all time favorites:
"A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century" - Barbara Tuchman
"The Complete Personal Memoires of Ulysses S Grant" - U.S.Grant
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" William L Shirer
"The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself" - daniel Boorstin
"Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era" - James McPherson

Theprofessor
03-19-2012, 10:50 PM
A few of my all time favorites:
"A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century" - Barbara Tuchman
"The Complete Personal Memoires of Ulysses S Grant" - U.S.Grant
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" William L Shirer
"The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself" - daniel Boorstin
"Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era" - James McPherson
Thank you !

Yep - actual history. As in non fiction. You couldn't write that stuff if you tried !

Is there a particular type you are interested in?

For example if Ancient Greece is your thing (it's mine) the you simply cannot go past the Odyssey and the Iliad.
Get E.V.Rieu's transaltions.
I will ! Yes,Non-Fiction. ancient greece ,rome,the crusades .ancient russia.


Which period? Which country? Which aspect? :confused1 History's a pretty broad subject :wink2:

My mistake,ancient history's my thing,The Crusades especially,ancient Rome,Greece..World war 2,world war 1,the Napoleonic wars(well history of warfare in general), etc

DoubleApex
03-20-2012, 07:25 PM
I have a stack I'm working on:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit, Michael Cannell
Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks

I just read China Mieville's Embassytown, The Scar, and Iron Council, which were all rather good but made me realize just how fantastic Perdido Street Station was, since that's the only one of his books I can see myself going back and reading again.

hotreds
03-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front, 1944-45 by General Michael Reynolds

Niles
03-21-2012, 06:57 PM
I have a stack I'm working on:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susannah Clarke

I've been working on this one for a while. I'm enjoying it.

jazzman
03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
I just finished two excellent, recently-published history books: Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie, and Hedy's Folly, by Richard Rhodes, a short book about a crucial invention by Hedy Lamarr, who was a top movie star in the 1940's, frequently described as "the most beautiful girl in the world."

Now it's on to a novel I've been meaning to read for a long time, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated. Actually, it covers some significant and heartbreaking history, too.

Dave in the basement
03-22-2012, 06:40 AM
Finished book 5: World War Z by Max Brooks
Started TPB/GN 2: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie

timj219
03-22-2012, 07:25 AM
Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie.I've been eyeing this one. I'll have to pull the trigger on it.

JWren
03-22-2012, 04:31 PM
I currently have to read Simply Jesus by N.T. Wright for a Book Review in one of my classes and in another I am reading A Farewell To Arm by Hemingway

Mr.RN
03-22-2012, 04:50 PM
I am reading "Phantoms on the Brain". It is a great read regarding neuropsychology and seeks to explore the nature of brain specialization and interconnectedness.

1369
03-22-2012, 06:39 PM
Finished "Dreadnought" by Cherie Priest on the flight to Kansas City. It's part of her "steampunk" Clockwork Century series.

Debating on revisiting "1491: New Relevations of the Americas Before Columbus" by Charles Mann or "West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief" by Steven Kotler.

OldSaw
03-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Walden

David in Boston
03-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Finally after seeing the movie,(American version twice and the Swedish version once) I got the book, "The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo".

Can't put it down!

VladTepes
03-27-2012, 07:46 AM
I'm reading "Sink the Belgrano" - the story of the submarine HMS Conqueror in the Falklands War.

Paulbnork
04-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Currently reading "An American Life" by Ronald Reagan. Presidential biographies have always been a favorite of mine to understand what's going on behind the scenes and in the minds of the past leaders of the free world.

zakatk
04-01-2012, 08:58 PM
How To Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
Charlie Wilson's War
Killing Lincoln

JM
04-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Defending the Faith (http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/Defending%20the%20Faith%20-%20Cornelius%20Van%20Til.epub) by Cornelius Van Til (free epub)

pymmdcp
04-02-2012, 03:57 PM
Defending the Faith (http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/Defending the Faith - Cornelius Van Til.epub) by Cornelius Van Til (free epub)

I love Van Til! Have you read any John Frame?

JM
04-02-2012, 04:27 PM
I love Van Til! Have you read any John Frame?

I have. Gordon Clark and Vincent Cheung as well...presuppoitionalism is a wonderful thing to study.

Tom-Dave
04-02-2012, 06:02 PM
im currently reading rancid aluminium by james hawes, probably the fourth time ive read it

Cynomys
04-02-2012, 06:55 PM
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and "The Populist Vision" by Charles Postel.

mdevine
04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
I know that there's a very large amount of avid readers on this board.
So Gentlemen and Ladies(if there are any).
Would you be so kind to suggest for me some Books covering History topics.

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one I really enjoyed. I love history, and really lament the change of focus at the History Channel. I've done over a dozen of the history courses offered by The Teaching Company. I put them on my iPod and listen to them in my car. I currently have a course on English history during the reigns of the Stewarts and Tudors. My favorites are a series of courses about the Middle Ages.


Mike


http://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Courage-Meriwether-Jefferson-American/dp/0684826976

Theprofessor
04-03-2012, 09:31 PM
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one I really enjoyed. I love history, and really lament the change of focus at the History Channel. I've done over a dozen of the history courses offered by The Teaching Company. I put them on my iPod and listen to them in my car. I currently have a course on English history during the reigns of the Stewarts and Tudors. My favorites are a series of courses about the Middle Ages.


Mike


http://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Courage-Meriwether-Jefferson-American/dp/0684826976

Thank You

1369
04-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Without going through all 209 pages of this thread, I highly suggest Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/1400064163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333550564&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/1400064163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333550564&sr=8-1)

I cannot believe that I had never heard of Louis Zamperini before this. If you haven't heard of his story before do not do a google or wiki search before you read this book. You will be even more taken aback by his story if you don't know what's going to happen next.

jazzman
04-09-2012, 11:47 AM
A Defiant Life: Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in America, by Howard Ball, 1998. Highly recommended for any lawyer or law student interested in learning about an attorney who won 36 Supreme Court cases almost single-handedly (before he became Solicitor General of the United States), and risked his life to litigate criminal and civil trials all over the country, at a time when the federal government simply was not litigating civil rights cases. Also highly recommended for its very readable account of U.S. history from the Civil War through Marshall's 1954 victory in Brown v. Board of Education and beyond. For those unfamiliar with Marshall, he finished his career as only the second Marylander to be appointed to the Supreme Court.:shifty:

Illadelphia
04-09-2012, 12:12 PM
Just finished up both "I don't have enough faith to be an athiest" by Norm Geissler and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S Lewis. I am about 25 pages into "Love, a holy command" by Oswald Chambers.

I have a shelf and a half following it to get to...

Illadelphia
04-09-2012, 12:14 PM
Defending the Faith (http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/Defending%20the%20Faith%20-%20Cornelius%20Van%20Til.epub) by Cornelius Van Til (free epub)



I have a book like it from William Lane Craig who is imho one of the greatest apologetics authors alive today

JM
04-09-2012, 12:18 PM
I have a book like it from William Lane Craig who is imho one of the greatest apologetics authors alive today

I'm more a presuppositionalist then an evidentialist but I am thankful for Craig's work.

Reading: Bavinck's Dogmatics, 4th volume.

garyg
04-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one I really enjoyed. I love history, and really lament the change of focus at the History Channel. I've done over a dozen of the history courses offered by The Teaching Company. I put them on my iPod and listen to them in my car. I currently have a course on English history during the reigns of the Stewarts and Tudors. My favorites are a series of courses about the Middle Ages.


Mike


http://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Courage-Meriwether-Jefferson-American/dp/0684826976


A Defiant Life: Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in America, by Howard Ball, 1998. Highly recommended for any lawyer or law student interested in learning about an attorney who won 36 Supreme Court cases almost single-handedly (before he became Solicitor General of the United States), and risked his life to litigate criminal and civil trials all over the country, at a time when the federal government simply was not litigating civil rights cases. Also highly recommended for its very readable account of U.S. history from the Civil War through Marshall's 1954 victory in Brown v. Board of Education and beyond. For those unfamiliar with Marshall, he finished his career as only the second Marylander to be appointed to the Supreme Court.:shifty:

Thanks guys, I just ordered both books from my library, based on your comments. I appreciate it when posters here put a little mini review into their replies, it gives others some ideas sometimes.

I just finished H.G.Wells' The Time Machine, which I hadn't ever opened before. A very quick read, even with large print it was more a short story. The Sci-Fi aspect is toned down as befiting when it was penned. Thoughful view of our future eh?

jazzman
04-09-2012, 02:28 PM
I would just add that Undaunted Courage might be the most interesting, entertaining, and exciting book on history I've ever read, and 1369's recommendation on Unbroken is dead on.

lakebum
04-09-2012, 07:36 PM
For pure entertainment i would recommend "Black Site" by Dalton Fury and "Shadow Patrol" by Alex Berenson. The Larson Girl series is excellent as well.

insomniac
04-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Courtesy of last month's University of Chicago Press free ebook-of-the-month (http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/freeEbook.html):

"Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela"



Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern France and northern Spain, Conrad Rudolph made the passage to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important modern-day pilgrimage destinations for Westerners. In this chronicle of his travels to this captivating place, Rudolph melds the ancient and the contemporary, the spiritual and the physical, in a book that is at once travel guide, literary work, historical study, and memoir.

Tolstonia
04-11-2012, 11:58 PM
I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. It's very interesting to say the least.

stuart12dz
04-12-2012, 12:12 AM
"The Masada Protocol" by Lee Broad is an excellent read. I had a hard time putting it down. A work of fiction, but today's current events make it seem very real.

JM
04-12-2012, 06:24 AM
America's Great Depression by Rothbard

seizure
04-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Just started "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson last night.

Illadelphia
04-13-2012, 12:27 AM
Zinn's "A people's history of the united states" is up for re-read next. Phenomenal book if you're a history buff

brother cavefish
04-13-2012, 02:26 AM
the bible

The Nid Hog
04-13-2012, 06:01 AM
Courtesy of last month's University of Chicago Press free ebook-of-the-month (http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/freeEbook.html):

"Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela"

Thanks for the tip about the U of C press. That'll be a good resource.

LakeCharles
04-13-2012, 09:36 AM
"Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis de Bernières. Highly recommend it.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
04-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Now, I'm reading an 'over-size' (coffee table size), book entitled, "Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra " by Peter Kurth, intro by Edvard Radzinsky and photos by Peter Christopher. :thumbsup:

"Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra" (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/93659.Tsar)

"This spectacular illustrated history tells the story of the last Romanovs - one of the great tragic love stories of all time - with unparalleled vividness & intimacy. The text, which follows Nicholas & Alexandria from their childhood's to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended, is complemented by rare images from the imperial family's private collections (locked away for decades in Soviet archives, & published here for the first time), as well as by contemporary full-color photographs of the places & palaces the Romanovs knew".

http://images.ofertondelibros.com/covers/large/isbn978031/9780316557887-l.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff318/peprita628/Smilies/ReadingSmiley.gif "Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

the_edski
04-13-2012, 12:21 PM
Currently reading "Locked On" by Tom Clancy. Before it, I read the unabridged version of "The Count of Monte Cristo"

the_edski
04-13-2012, 12:23 PM
+1. Was required reading in my AP US History class, would have read it anyways!


Zinn's "A people's history of the united states" is up for re-read next. Phenomenal book if you're a history buff

JM
04-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Now, I'm reading an 'over-size' (coffee table size), book entitled, "Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra " by Peter Kurth, intro by Edvard Radzinsky and photos by Peter Christopher. :thumbsup:

"Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra" (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/93659.Tsar)

"This spectacular illustrated history tells the story of the last Romanovs - one of the great tragic love stories of all time - with unparalleled vividness & intimacy. The text, which follows Nicholas & Alexandria from their childhood's to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended, is complemented by rare images from the imperial family's private collections (locked away for decades in Soviet archives, & published here for the first time), as well as by contemporary full-color photographs of the places & palaces the Romanovs knew".

http://images.ofertondelibros.com/covers/large/isbn978031/9780316557887-l.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff318/peprita628/Smilies/ReadingSmiley.gif "Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

:c6: Good read, enjoy.

JM
04-13-2012, 02:40 PM
the bible

Good book. The tent peg through the head was kind of a surprise. (Hope I didn't spoil that part in Judges for you. lol)

Walter Sobchak
04-14-2012, 08:03 PM
I have three books going at the moment.

Re-reading The Catcher In The Rye because it's finally time to check it out as an adult.

Re-reading Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing.../The Pill Vs.../Watermelon Sugar compendium.

E-book reading Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (this I just DLd tonight...about to start it).

EckoVicto
04-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Just finished George & Weedon Grossmith: "The diary of a nobody" Quite entertaining and still funny 120 yrs after it was first published.

Other than that I'm reading book II of Carsten Niebuhrs "Travels through Arabia, and other countries in the East"

Cynomys
04-16-2012, 08:35 PM
Just started "Coin's Financial School", an 1894 booklet concerning the financial situation in the United States which was issued in support of the Populist demand for "free silver" about that time. When I am finished with that, I will be reading Milton Friedman's "Money Mischief" the first half of which concerns U.S. monetary policy in the late 19th century.

hotreds
04-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter

Viseguy
04-16-2012, 09:09 PM
P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley

JM
04-16-2012, 09:14 PM
Just started "Coin's Financial School", an 1894 booklet concerning the financial situation in the United States which was issued in support of the Populist demand for "free silver" about that time. When I am finished with that, I will be reading Milton Friedman's "Money Mischief" the first half of which concerns U.S. monetary policy in the late 19th century.

A fellow libertarian?

The Chandos
04-16-2012, 11:02 PM
Taro the Dragon Boy (http://www.amazon.com/Taro-Dragon-Boy-Miyoko-Matsutani/dp/0706340485/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1334638873&sr=8-25) by Kyoko Matsutani.

I have an affinity for fairy tales and folk lore from across the globe and have an impressive but modest collection. This was one of my recent finds. It's a quick read but enjoyable.

DoubleApex
04-16-2012, 11:22 PM
After finishing Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (fantastic read, by the way), I got sidetracked by re-watching the first episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. Now I'm working my way through the novels before I watch it again. Just finished the first one last weekend, and I'm about a third of the way through the second. It's good, gritty fantasy that's light on magic and monsters (so far, at least), and heavy on feudal politicking. I'm kicking myself for not having read it earlier, but I think I'd have enjoyed it less.

Phog Allen
04-17-2012, 04:28 PM
I am finishing up Boone: A biography by Robert Morgan. And getting ready to start Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.

The Boone biography is expansive and at times dry. At least in the first few chapters when the descriptions of Kentucky land speculation came up. Later chapters include some of Boone's biggest adventures and some of his hardest disappointments. Worth a read if you like biographical material.

Cheers, Todd

JM
04-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Just picked up "Personal Declension" by Octavius Winslow for the second time.

:applause:

Miles
04-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Just wrapped up the original Foundation trilogy from Isaac Asimov and am also burrowing my way through Zelazny's Amber series (picked up a massive collection of all the books in one fat tome). Good stuff, the lot of it.

1369
04-19-2012, 03:36 PM
And getting ready to start Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.

If you've seen "Blade Runner" you may be setting yourself up for a disappointment, I know I was when I finally read it.

Mink
04-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Another vote for "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. If it was fiction, it wouldn't be believable. (Sea Biscuit was great too).

JM
04-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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Phog Allen
04-22-2012, 05:37 PM
If you've seen "Blade Runner" you may be setting yourself up for a disappointment, I know I was when I finally read it.

I am approaching it with the attitude that it is a different story or topic or whatever from the get go. Very FEW movies ever capture the printed experience that came before it. So I try to approach it with an open mind.

Cheers, Todd

FL shaver
04-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Hemingway's Boat. He loved his boat and big game fishing, but treated those closest to him miserably, despite the author attempting to demonstrate otherwise.

the_edski
04-22-2012, 09:47 PM
Surveillance: A Novel by Jonathan Raban. A very post 9/11 book if there ever was one. Strange fit nowadays, should have read it years ago but didn't see it til it was 25 cent book to buy at the local library. Nevertheless, very well written.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
04-23-2012, 11:40 AM
This time I'm reading Cornelious Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far" chronicling the ill-fated and "masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day.

In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders -- Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war.

'A Bridge Too Far' superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies".

A_Bridge_Too_Far (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bridge_Too_Far_(book))


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/A_Bridge_Too_Far_-_1974_Book_Cover.jpg/200px-A_Bridge_Too_Far_-_1974_Book_Cover.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff318/peprita628/Smilies/ReadingSmiley.gif "Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

Cynomys
04-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Just finished "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus" by Rick Perlstein. Probably the best book on the Goldwater movement. Although written by one who was not of that political persuasion (I was at the time), the book is highly praised by nearly all and sundry who have read it. Here is a review from the Ludwig von Mises Institute: http://mises.org/misesreview_detail.aspx?control=189

Illadelphia
04-24-2012, 10:09 AM
http://cdn.theresurgence.com/files/books/large/8472_large_image.jpg

Geisler is brilliant.

Rockabillyhelge
04-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose

mayhem
04-25-2012, 01:14 PM
Just finished 'Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter'.
I liked it.

http://cdn.magazines.com/fetch/key/product_abraham-lincoln-hardcover-isbn-9780446563086/image?macro=medium (http://cdn.magazines.com/fetch/key/product_abraham-lincoln-hardcover-isbn-9780446563086/image?macro=original)

Cynomys
04-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Just started Robert Middlekauff's Glorious Cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789. It is one of the volumes of the "Oxford History of the United States".

Bioletti
04-26-2012, 01:40 PM
There is a very large amount of avid readers on this board, very many of us thirst for knowledge.

What book or books are you reading right now? What are you finding stimulating? What would you recommend to others?


"In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks" by Adam Carolla. Hilarious and a must-read for men.

HogwildUSMC
04-26-2012, 05:31 PM
The Sharpe series from Bernard Cornwell... Great historical fiction

Altair
04-26-2012, 06:09 PM
Zombie fallout : P

I wanna read something about WWII next any suggestions? ( I read on my kindle fire)

noelekal
04-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Zombie fallout : P

I wanna read something about WWII next any suggestions? ( I read on my kindle fire)

Link: http://www.amazon.com/An-Army-Dawn-1942-1943-Liberation/dp/0805062882

A most excellent read. I highly recommend it. Most folks want to "go ashore at Normandy" but there's a lot more to World War II than that.

"Fly For Your Life" by Larry Forrester is a worthwhile read. It's an older narrative but apparently still popular enough.

Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fly-Your-Life-Stanford-Fortunes/dp/1841450251

JM
04-26-2012, 08:11 PM
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Cynomys
04-26-2012, 08:20 PM
Zombie fallout : P

I wanna read something about WWII next any suggestions? ( I read on my kindle fire)

Check out this site (Monongahela Books WWII Bookstore):.http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/ww2books.html

They sell all sorts of WWII books. Not sure how many could be made available for Kindle, but it might be a great source for suggested titles even if you don't buy from them. I can personally recommend "Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement" by Clausen and Lee. Let us know what you select and how you liked (or disliked) it!

rickboone1
04-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Stay

cryhavoc
04-27-2012, 07:10 PM
The Sharpe series from Bernard Cornwell... Great historical fiction

Great series, I've read it twice. Currently reading Cornwell's series about Utred, takes place with Alfred the Great. Good writing and as usual great combat.

oakeshott
04-28-2012, 05:29 AM
Just finished The Fountainhead and started Stephen King's new book in the Dark Tower series. Feels like literary whiplash.

And nearly forgot, also listening to Christopher Hitchens read his memoir Hitch 22 as I drive to/from work. Highly recommend listening to him read it over doing it for yourself. It feels like you're having a private conversation with the Hitch.

hotreds
05-02-2012, 07:50 AM
The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam by Wm. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

hotreds
05-02-2012, 07:51 AM
Zombie fallout : P

I wanna read something about WWII next any suggestions? ( I read on my kindle fire)


Anything by Stephen Ambrose

auk1124
05-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Drood, by Dan Simmons. About 300 pages into it and so far it is somewhat slow but holding my interest. It seems to be Simmons' take on urban historical fantasy, ala Caleb Carr.

CrotalusHH
05-07-2012, 01:17 PM
The Mockingjay. Third book of The Hunger Games trilogy.

Somewhat predictable, but I have no idea how it's gonna end.

acesn8s
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Great series, I've read it twice. Currently reading Cornwell's series about Utred, takes place with Alfred the Great. Good writing and as usual great combat.

Cornwell's Saxon Stories is my favorite series by him. I prefer Uhtred to Derfal from his Arthur series. the Sharpe series is a lot of fun too. I plan on watching the BBC series via Netflix this year.

arghblech
05-09-2012, 11:36 AM
The Mirage by Matt Ruff
Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte

the_edski
05-09-2012, 11:55 AM
The Rainmaker by John Grisham. First one I've read by him where I saw the movie first. Interesting to do it that way.

Illadelphia
05-09-2012, 04:47 PM
The Rainmaker by John Grisham. First one I've read by him where I saw the movie first. Interesting to do it that way.


Love grisham. Have read every single one of his books (the partner is my favorite) except A time to kill. To me the movie was that good.

Quigg
05-09-2012, 07:37 PM
Anybody else reading the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin? Currently, I am on Book 5, A Dance of Dragons. I really enjoyed the first two or three books. The characters are interesting, but man, the plot has slowed to the pace of a glacier now (and the books get longer and longer). I guess I am just stubborn about finishing things.

garyg
05-09-2012, 07:42 PM
Just finished Unbroken, by Hillenbrand, that is a wonderful read as noted above. Have the new Grisham Calico Joe waiting for pickup at the library.

RhinoGrunt
05-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Outliers

Very intersting book about success.

acesn8s
05-09-2012, 08:03 PM
Anybody else reading the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin? Currently, I am on Book 5, A Dance of Dragons. I really enjoyed the first two or three books. The characters are interesting, but man, the plot has slowed to the pace of a glacier now (and the books get longer and longer). I guess I am just stubborn about finishing things.

I've read them all, the first 3 multiple times. Martin had some problems with Feast for Crows and split the book in half. So, if you had some favorite characters in Feast you won't see a whole lot of them in Dance. I think book 3 was the best of the series so far, so books 4 and 5 seemed to drag for me as well.

DoubleApex
05-10-2012, 12:37 AM
I've also just started A Dance with Dragons. I agree that the pacing has slowed down, but the story still has me hooked. I'm not looking forward to having to wait for the rest of the books...

Legion
05-10-2012, 12:43 AM
SWMBO bought the box set of all the GOT books, and has just finished the first one. I'm debating whether it is worth picking it up. I do like the TV show.

Quigg
05-10-2012, 06:23 AM
SWMBO bought the box set of all the GOT books, and has just finished the first one. I'm debating whether it is worth picking it up. I do like the TV show.

The TV series has been very entertaining, especially the performances of Peter Dinklage, who plays the dwarf, Tirion.

acesn8s
05-10-2012, 09:31 AM
SWMBO bought the box set of all the GOT books, and has just finished the first one. I'm debating whether it is worth picking it up. I do like the TV show.

If you like the show but find yourself wishing for more detail, read the books. So much more detail, more intricacies, and Martin is sneakier in the books. Things in the TV show are very “hit you over the head with a clue x 4.” In the books something will happen and you’ll suddenly realize that it’s been foreshadowed much earlier, even a book or two earlier.

Plus, you don’t have to wait for season 3 to begin filming. Book 3 is going to take seasons 3 and 4 to cover.

jazzman
05-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Just re-read This Wheel's On Fire by Levon Helm (1993). I think that anyone interested in that music or that musical era will enjoy it.

Now reading Glock: The Rise of America's Gun by Paul M. Barrett (2012). Interesting story so far, if not the greatest writing.

Samurai-5
05-14-2012, 12:02 PM
George McDonald Frasier's "Flashman on the March"

Obsessed
05-15-2012, 12:53 PM
I just finished Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, which recounts the true story of a guy who escaped from a North Korean labor camp he had been born and raised in.

Royse87
05-16-2012, 05:30 PM
On Being Catholic by Thomas Howard

I've read another from the same author. He's been compared to CS Lewis. I don't know about that, but it's pretty good. Informative in a poetic sort of way. Go ahead and Kindle it

Mack
05-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Just finished The Third Man by Graham Greene.

Also reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.