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Old 02-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #1201
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Yep, I know you can change the fonts and I have a phone charger in my car as well.

My point was that I prefer hard copy books so much I would rather use reading glasses than resort to a laptop, phone, or tablet even though they are easier to use/read. It is not the same to me, plus I can't take a powered device into a hot tub though I am sure a lot of you guys would like me to.
I held on to physical books for a long time always saying I would never go the ebook route. Then my mom bought me a kindle for my bday and I never went back. I travel a fair amount for work and I hated carting around several books for the longer trips. With books on my kindle as well as my phone auto synching it is so convenient to read when I have a few minuets. As pansy as it sounds, physically turning pages and holding a heavy book is not anywhere near as comfortable as a tablet. About 6 months ago I read a physical Clancy book and remembered why it had been years since I last did the real book thing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:09 PM   #1202
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Just finished The Dark Tower series. I don't even know how to feel after that ending. God damnit. ****.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:34 AM   #1203
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I have been reading CJ Box's Joe Pickett series. If you hunt and and like mystery & suspense, you might like it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #1204
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I have the kindle for PC app....so, I can have ebooks on by laptop and download from amazon. Works great. I will say...I'm still trying to get used to it. I'm so used the feel of a real book.

I recently read, "The Columbus Affair" by Steve Berry, "White Fire" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child", and "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson.

The Columbus Affair and White Fire both mysteries and easy reads. Gilead was superb...great book!

Next up for me: the "Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, and "The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro. Has anyone read either of these two??
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #1205
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I have the kindle for PC app....so, I can have ebooks on by laptop and download from amazon. Works great. I will say...I'm still trying to get used to it. I'm so used the feel of a real book.

I recently read, "The Columbus Affair" by Steve Berry, "White Fire" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child", and "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson.

The Columbus Affair and White Fire both mysteries and easy reads. Gilead was superb...great book!

Next up for me: the "Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, and "The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro. Has anyone read either of these two??
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:48 AM   #1206
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I sort of have a backlog on my books, I have a few hard copies because they aren't available as Ebooks, a ton on Kennedy and Hitler because I read other books that pointed me to these. I find history quite fascinating. For fun, I am reading George Takei's "Oh Myyyy!" on my kindle which is pretty funny. That dude is hilarious.

As for my other kindle books current in line; Four Days in November, An Unfinished Life, The Death of a President, The Kennedy Half Century, all procured around the 50th anniversary, and I keep meaning to read. I also got, Chris Carter's "Crucifix Killer" some sort of serial of books that I read somewhere was good so figured I'd start it. I also have a bunch of Stephen King stuff, Erik Larson, Charlaine Harris and Karin Slaughter stuff. I tend to vary between history, biography, true crime, suspense-horror and on occasion fluffier historical romance books like Diana Gabaldon and Deborah Harkness (which is actually history-romance-horror...sort of Twilight if it was written for non-stupid people).
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #1207
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Currently reading Unbroken, I know it has been out for awhile but I needed a break from the Patrick OBrian series and was having trouble finding another book after starting a good 5 other books.

http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World.../dp/1400064163

I can't put this thing down, I read Seabiscuit by the same author and loved her writting style but this one is even better. You can tell she researched a lot about the Pacific theater air war as far as the B-17's and B-24's, lots of great info.

Zamp was on pace to be the 1st sub 4 minute miler and ran in the '36 Olympics, even getting Goebbels to take a picture of Hitler after running his race. Interesting how a life can be interrupted like that and what he had to endure. I can relate.

I started a book on BeBop after reading Leaves of Grass before trying to get into Collages by Anais Nin and a Carl Hiaasen book.

Highly recommend Unbroken so much I am going to log off to read some more.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #1208
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just finished up Conn Iggulden's 5-book historical fiction Conqueror series about the rise of the Mongolion Empire. pretty cool series as it begins w/ telling of Temujin who became Genghis Kahn and united the warring nomadic tribes of the Mongolian steppes. The Mongols then wage war on northern China, the Islamic West, southern China, etc... and culminates with Kublai Khan taking over the khanate which at that time was perhaps the largest empire the world (in terms of land mass) had seen.

aside from the OM, what are you guys reading?

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Old 01-24-2015, 05:25 PM   #1209
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Even though it has been out for a while now. I am finally reading American Sniper. Very good book.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:29 PM   #1210
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Even though it has been out for a while now. I am finally reading American Sniper. Very good book.
As good as the movie?

And no worries, I actually just read Jurassic Park last week. Little behind on that one, but I still prefer the movie.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:53 PM   #1211
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Just finished The Dark Tower series. I don't even know how to feel after that ending. God damnit. ****.
Yeah

I still kinda wish I had stopped reading when Stephen King told me to. Its pretty much impossible to stop, though.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:56 PM   #1212
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As good as the movie?

And no worries, I actually just read Jurassic Park last week. Little behind on that one, but I still prefer the movie.
Both are very good. The Book goes more in depth in certain parts than the movie. Which is normal for a story like his.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:41 PM   #1213
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I've been revisiting a few Vietnam novels I read back in the day...

"Fields of Fire" by James Webb
"Sand in the Wind" by Robert Roth
"Close Quarters" by Larry Heinemann
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:24 AM   #1214
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For my book club, we just read - The Shallows:What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr.

I earmarked so many pages that the book no longer looks right when you close it. The chapter entitled "The Church of Google" was particularly interesting and ominous for me. That chapter kind of wrestles with all of the ambitious goals of Google and asks the age old question of - is this "God or Devil?" to our culture.

Lots of information on how the brain really works, brain elasticity, why we become "addicted" and "re-wired" for Internet use, and how that influences our need for high volume data input over quality/depth in our lives. If you ever get worried about how much you look at your damn smartphone instead of just "experiencing" life, this read is well worth your time.

As a matter of fact, the opening chapters talk about why it is becoming so difficult to read "printed" materials when we spend so much time skimming headlines, videos, and hyperlinks. Great read.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:54 PM   #1215
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I am currently reading Anna Karenina and am totally shocked that I love it. Lots of good stuff in-between the love story stuff.

I have had this and War and Peace on my list for a long time. The one thing I noticed is that there is a lot of time devoted around farming techniques and how things changed from the serf model. It reminded me of how Melville used the Whaling techniques in Moby Dick. In these great epic novels the authors take something they know and own it in a way that puts you into that time. I know Hemingway did it with war, bull fighting and fishing but I guess it never clicked with me how well the device can be used by great writers as I chalked up Hemingways use as guy stuff and Fitzgeralds drinking as drunk talk.

Then I end up at the library today and found a book on the Plantagenet Kings of England that looked interesting. I love Shakespeare's Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2) and Henry V as well as Richard III but I didn't know the detail about the lineage of the kings during the plantagenets reign. Another long book to read but should be interesting. I made the mistake of starting it while my son was playing on the Library's iPads reading apps and liked it so far so it could cut into reading time time with Anna.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Plantagene.../dp/0143124927

What are you guys reading? I always loved this thread.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:38 AM   #1216
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Read some really good ones over the last few months. Trying to go through and read as many classics as I can while sprinkling in some non-fiction books that interest me.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

The Myth of a Guilty Nation by Albert Jay Nock

Season of the With: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Ms Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. Obrien

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lioni
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #1217
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Chick lit.
Yes, most Lit could be considered so. Nevertheless, I like artsy fartsy! It was a very good book.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:44 AM   #1218
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If you guys are into books. You should sign up on this site if you're not already. Great stuff.

https://www.goodreads.com/
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For my book club, we just read - The Shallows:What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr.

I earmarked so many pages that the book no longer looks right when you close it. The chapter entitled "The Church of Google" was particularly interesting and ominous for me. That chapter kind of wrestles with all of the ambitious goals of Google and asks the age old question of - is this "God or Devil?" to our culture.

Lots of information on how the brain really works, brain elasticity, why we become "addicted" and "re-wired" for Internet use, and how that influences our need for high volume data input over quality/depth in our lives. If you ever get worried about how much you look at your damn smartphone instead of just "experiencing" life, this read is well worth your time.

As a matter of fact, the opening chapters talk about why it is becoming so difficult to read "printed" materials when we spend so much time skimming headlines, videos, and hyperlinks. Great read.
Thanks for posting this. I'm a big Carr fan and I skipped this one. If you liked the book, I would definitely suggest reading The Big Switch and IT is Dead.

Unbroken was also fantastic. I'm afraid to see the movie, because I'm sure they ruined it.

I'm currently reading Crossing the Chasm and then moving onto The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson.
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Read some really good ones over the last few months. Trying to go through and read as many classics as I can while sprinkling in some non-fiction books that interest me.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

The Myth of a Guilty Nation by Albert Jay Nock

Season of the With: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Ms Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. Obrien

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lioni
My favourite book is the Albert Camus , although its called (and always has been) The Outsider in the UK . I've read it at least a dozen times and still enjoy it.

I am currently reading a John Irving novel , The world according to Garp, and although it took me a while to get into the book, i'm really enjoying it now
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:11 PM   #1221
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A little over halfway through Name of the Wind. Has some pretty slow spots but has gotten really good at this point.
"The Wise Man's Fear" is every bit as good if not better.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:19 PM   #1222
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Read some really good ones over the last few months. Trying to go through and read as many classics as I can while sprinkling in some non-fiction books that interest me.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
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Alright, fellow George R.R. Martin nerds. I finished A Feast For Crows but it took me a long time and I read a couple other books in between. All in all not quite the page turner as the previous books, but makes me really look forward to the next one.

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lulz, was reading through my post history. I think I read the first book in high school in 1996 or 97.

The only remarkable thing I've read lately is Name of the Wind.

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Re-reading Nelson DeMille's Nightfall. Terrific book.
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