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djones520
05-31-2011, 06:02 PM
We get a couple of these popping up now and again, but I think it's time we just have one permanent one for everyone to take part it. So I'm abusing my mod powers to sticky this thing.

What ya readin folks?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a8J431zfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Very detailed description of how war was done from Homeric Greece to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire.

fettpett
05-31-2011, 06:14 PM
If Beale Street Could Talk (http://www.amazon.com/If-Beale-Street-Could-Talk/dp/0307275930/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306879855&sr=8-1) by James Baldwin

Reading for my Contemporary Fiction class and is actually pretty good

I'm also reading the Foundation (http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553382578/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1306880003&sr=8-3) series, currently on the Second Foundation

Gingersnap
05-31-2011, 08:44 PM
Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman by Jim Bernheimer.

http://i51.tinypic.com/5mikp3.jpg

Rcd
05-31-2011, 09:28 PM
An excellent read so far.

http://www.sfu.ca/classics/history/VDH.jpg

linda22003
06-01-2011, 09:03 AM
My first brain relaxing read of the summer:

http://frogenyozurt.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-23-at-6.28.32-AM.png

noonwitch
06-01-2011, 09:11 AM
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson.


It's about psychopaths, diagnosing them, various attempts at treatments over the years (some hilarious nude, LSD-laden experiments in a canadian prison, in which the attempts at treatment actually raised the recidivism rates), and some interviews with psychopaths. It's both shocking and funny.

The author is the same guy who wrote Men Who Stare At Goats.

Arroyo_Doble
06-01-2011, 09:12 AM
Picked this one up at Half Price Books for some mindless, train material. I haven't started it yet so I don't know if it is any good but I like the author.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4352326980_89b66a225d.jpg

Phillygirl
06-01-2011, 09:26 AM
127 hours. It's about the kid who got stuck in a canyon and sawed his own arm off to escape. Interesting read as he talks about many of his outdoor adventures. The kid definitely has a risky behavior issue, but I'm jealous of his adventures. Lots of guts.

pyackog
06-01-2011, 03:05 PM
I'm still reading Storm Prey by John Sandford. Would have finished a while ago but have been distracted by new phone and all the fun android apps! :D

jendf
06-01-2011, 03:49 PM
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1554/kitchendaughter.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/kitchendaughter.jpg/)

It took me a while to warm up to the protagonist but now I really like her. I should have this finished tonight or tomorrow.

hoplophobe
06-01-2011, 03:56 PM
Re-reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I got it for free on my iPhone.

djones520
06-06-2011, 01:53 AM
My wife just bought me the 4 book set.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lQnG3MX-L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

fettpett
06-06-2011, 04:11 AM
My wife just bought me the 4 book set.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lQnG3MX-L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

great series, the new one is out next month :D

Gingersnap
06-07-2011, 10:31 PM
I've moved on to Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett.

http://i56.tinypic.com/wrkl6g.jpg

djones520
06-07-2011, 10:56 PM
great series, the new one is out next month :D

I'm having a bit of a hard time with it. The tv show is so true to form, I feel like I just read this thing a couple weeks ago. I'm sure it'll get better once I finish this book and get into the rest.

fettpett
06-08-2011, 10:52 AM
I'm having a bit of a hard time with it. The tv show is so true to form, I feel like I just read this thing a couple weeks ago. I'm sure it'll get better once I finish this book and get into the rest.

the first book is slow till the end, though Tryion's scenes are always great :D

due to the length of them there are quite a few slow area's but for the most part it's pretty quick in the second and 3rd book then slowed in the 4th but he split the 4th book so most of the "action" is in the characters that aren't depicted and are set for the 5th book (Jon/Stannis/Dayneares/Greyjoys)

Hawkgirl
06-08-2011, 05:59 PM
Does anyone here have the nook or kindle. Or do you still go old skool?

I'm contemplating getting the Nook Color.

fettpett
06-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Does anyone here have the nook or kindle. Or do you still go old skool?

I'm contemplating getting the Nook Color.

I have a kindle, love it :D

Bubba Dawg
06-12-2011, 07:33 PM
Hey, there's a Book Thread!!!!

Wise Guys...:p:D


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jendf
06-27-2011, 11:55 PM
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1554/kitchendaughter.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/kitchendaughter.jpg/)

It took me a while to warm up to the protagonist but now I really like her. I should have this finished tonight or tomorrow.

Finished this one a while ago and ended up really liking it. The relationship between the sisters reminded me a little of my own relationship with my sister. Plus, I tend to love books that center around cooking and the kitchen.

Now I'm reading this one:

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/1348/tabloidcity.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/tabloidcity.jpg/)

jendf
07-03-2011, 10:35 PM
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/1348/tabloidcity.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/tabloidcity.jpg/)

Finishing up that one tonight and getting started on this one:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9532/spoiled.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/spoiled.jpg/)

Total "beach" read. Should have it done in a day or so. It's by the two women who write one of my fave blogs, Go Fug Yourself (http://gofugyourself.com/).

linda22003
07-04-2011, 11:07 AM
I finished up the McCullough this morning, and may start Jan Morris' book on Venice, since our trip is only about nine weeks away.

Wei Wu Wei
07-05-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm reading The Sublime Object of Ideology.

http://i.imgur.com/rzPWm.jpg

It's an analysis of modern ideology and how it functions, it examines a few aspects of Marxism, and explains Lacanian psychoanalysis. With these tools I can see more clearly how and why certain beliefs and ideological formations happen. Psychoanalysis is a wonderful theoretical tool to understand things.

I tried reading it after I purchased it during Christmas, but it was too confusing for me. I took a break from the book and read other stuff and came back to it a few weeks ago. Now I'm getting a lot more out of it. It's still difficult and I have to read it very slowly (about 10-15 pages a day maximum), but it's definately broadening my understanding of Ideology.

patriot45
07-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Does anyone here have the nook or kindle. Or do you still go old skool?

I'm contemplating getting the Nook Color.

I just got a Kindle for Fathers day! I love it! I am reading B novels for .99 each!!! :D
But better yet I just got the latest Repairman Jack books and am ready to get the 3 book series of Jack the early years!

I could die! :D

patriot45
07-05-2011, 11:21 PM
I'm reading The Sublime Object of Ideology.

http://i.imgur.com/rzPWm.jpg

It's an analysis of modern ideology and how it functions, it examines a few aspects of Marxism, and explains Lacanian psychoanalysis. With these tools I can see more clearly how and why certain beliefs and ideological formations happen. Psychoanalysis is a wonderful theoretical tool to understand things.

I tried reading it after I purchased it during Christmas, but it was too confusing for me. I took a break from the book and read other stuff and came back to it a few weeks ago. Now I'm getting a lot more out of it. It's still difficult and I have to read it very slowly (about 10-15 pages a day maximum), but it's definately broadening my understanding of Ideology.

Ugh! Just poke youself in the eye with a stick. Same thing.

fettpett
07-15-2011, 01:10 AM
A Dance with Dragon's is out woot!!! I got it the other day and started reading it, not far in yet, but so far so good :D


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gYzDOPscL._SS500_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dragons-Song-Fire-Book/dp/0553801473/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310706592&sr=8-1

noonwitch
07-15-2011, 08:47 AM
I'm reading The Sublime Object of Ideology.

http://i.imgur.com/rzPWm.jpg

It's an analysis of modern ideology and how it functions, it examines a few aspects of Marxism, and explains Lacanian psychoanalysis. With these tools I can see more clearly how and why certain beliefs and ideological formations happen. Psychoanalysis is a wonderful theoretical tool to understand things.

I tried reading it after I purchased it during Christmas, but it was too confusing for me. I took a break from the book and read other stuff and came back to it a few weeks ago. Now I'm getting a lot more out of it. It's still difficult and I have to read it very slowly (about 10-15 pages a day maximum), but it's definately broadening my understanding of Ideology.

Did you make it past page 20 in Ulysses? Give it up and read something fun, or at least something useful . It's summer. Read those Game of Thrones novels that the guys are all posting about.


I'ved moved on to Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark, which is about adolescents today. So far, it's interesting. It's written by a youth ministry guy, but it's got good insights that are useful to anyone who works with or is parenting teens, regardless of religion or lack thereof.

djones520
08-09-2011, 07:45 PM
http://www.borders.com/ProductImages/products/00/53/96/b/53961823_b.jpg

I'm reading this while at work.

http://www.borders.com/ProductImages/products/00/54/05/b/54056002_b.jpg

And that at home.

fettpett
08-10-2011, 12:40 AM
http://www.borders.com/ProductImages/products/00/53/96/b/53961823_b.jpg

I'm reading this while at work.

http://www.borders.com/ProductImages/products/00/54/05/b/54056002_b.jpg

And that at home.

just remember when you go from AFFC to A Dance with Dragons that about 2/3's of the ADWD takes place at the same time as Crows.

patriot45
08-16-2011, 11:25 PM
The Kindle is the bomb!! I found new authors to read. Granted they aint pulitzer winners but great fun! I found John Locke and he has a series called the the Donovan Creed books! There are 8 of them and they are a hoot! Try them!
Bonus! They are all between .99 and 2.99 and take no room on your bookshelf!

megimoo
08-16-2011, 11:28 PM
I just got a Kindle for Fathers day! I love it! I am reading B novels for .99 each!!! :D
But better yet I just got the latest Repairman Jack books and am ready to get the 3 book series of Jack the early years!

I could die! :DHow much are the jack novels ?

patriot45
08-16-2011, 11:31 PM
How much are the jack novels ?

Sorry the good new books are still pricey even on kindle. The newest Jack book was 12.99 but still way cheaper than the hardcover and paperbacks are 7-9 bucs now too!

Novaheart
08-16-2011, 11:35 PM
We get a couple of these popping up now and again, but I think it's time we just have one permanent one for everyone to take part it. So I'm abusing my mod powers to sticky this thing.

What ya readin folks?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a8J431zfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Very detailed description of how war was done from Homeric Greece to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire.

That looks like something I would read. My last two books were Scotland: The Story Of A Nation, and Not Out Of Africa.

Big Guy
08-16-2011, 11:38 PM
I'm currently reading "The Belly Off Diet" by Jeff Csatari.

Looking for the "Bachman Books" in hard Back, I'm probably going to have to order it.

megimoo
08-16-2011, 11:40 PM
For my birthday one of my daughters gave me Brad Thor's latest book..Full Black..

So far, so good..The book continues where the last one left off with Scot Harvath following the trail of Islamic terrorists.In passing, he gives a good analysis of the current political climate in America and in so doing disguises a few people but who they are is obvious..He just about nails what is wrong with our America these days......No Liberal/Progressive he !

patriot45
08-16-2011, 11:43 PM
For my birthday one of my daughters gave me Brad Thor's latest book..Full Black..

So far, so good..The book continues where the last one left off with Scot Harvath following the trail of Islamic terrorists.In passing, he gives a good analysis of the current political climate in America and in so doing disguises a few people but who they are is obvious..He just about nails what is wrong with our America these days......No Liberal/Progressive he !

Yeah, I want that one and I want the new Vince Flynn book called Kill Shot with a young Mitch Rapp!! Gonna be my next buy!

fettpett
08-17-2011, 10:44 AM
I finished ADWD and now on to American Gods: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/American-Gods-Novel-Neil-Gaiman/dp/B000HT2P9S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313592181&sr=8-1)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417QGN93XKL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Wei Wu Wei
08-17-2011, 02:23 PM
I read this before, it was actually the first book by Zizek that I read, so I'm giving it a second go. It's much better this time around

http://i.imgur.com/Px7Y8.jpg

I'm about halfway through it it's very interesting.

Tipsycatlover
09-22-2011, 11:32 AM
I have a Nook which I dearly love. It's in color and back lit so I can read in dim light. Much easier on my eyes and I never misplace a book.

I just finished Demonic by Ann Coulter which is one of the most important books of the 21st century.

RobJohnson
09-22-2011, 12:05 PM
Sorry the good new books are still pricey even on kindle. The newest Jack book was 12.99 but still way cheaper than the hardcover and paperbacks are 7-9 bucs now too!


Soon you will be able to check e-books out from the Plant City Library! Maybe even online!

You can also share books with other Kindle users...

I've bought four Kindles in six months, three of them were gifts.

RobJohnson
09-22-2011, 12:08 PM
I have a Nook which I dearly love. It's in color and back lit so I can read in dim light. Much easier on my eyes and I never misplace a book.

I just finished Demonic by Ann Coulter which is one of the most important books of the 21st century.

I love the fact I can read the Kindle out in the bright Nevada sun. But, my Kindle version of the Bible has no letters in red...but maybe I can find a version in which the words of Christ are underlined rather then in red ink...

Molon Labe
12-05-2011, 04:40 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XA3H7TG9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Retread
12-23-2011, 11:34 PM
Got my Kindle last Christmas ('10) and have been wearing it out but I haven't given up the real thing. I've been getting my fix at the library for many years as I was spending far too much buying them.
A lot of what's on my kindle are first stories that you can't get anymore by some of the great authors. They are public venue now so admirers have scanned them and formated them for the Kindle and posted them up for free.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur C Clark
H Beam Piper
'Doc' Smith

Then there are the new authors promoting their work at free or $0.99

I did buy "The Quest" since I had a first edition of "The Prize" but I'm still working on that.

patriot45
12-23-2011, 11:41 PM
I love my Kindle! I also love .99 cent books!! :D If anyone loves mindless fun read the Donovan Creed series by John Locke! Insanity!

Tecate
12-23-2011, 11:50 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Loveways/115976234.jpg

noonwitch
03-09-2012, 04:57 PM
I'm finishing up Richard Stearns' The Hole In Our Gospel tonight, so I can start reading the copy of 50 Shades of Grey I got yesterday from Amazon.

I know, serious contrasts. Stearns is the director of World Vision, and throws a lot of serious numbers around about poverty and the third world. After I finish this, I'll start reading the dirty book.

Retread
03-09-2012, 05:47 PM
I love my Kindle! I also love .99 cent books!! :D If anyone loves mindless fun read the Donovan Creed series by John Locke! Insanity!

Tried the first one - I guess it's just not my gig. I'm working on Dragon Ore (V.3 of The Dawning of Power Triology) by Brian Rathbone

@fettpett - How's the Foundations series coming? Asimov is the MASTER in my book. If you haven't already discovered it, he has several other novesl/short stories associated with Foundation just hanging out here and there.

Janice
03-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Slaughterhouse Five - the rest of the story

No time to read the book or see the movie? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069280/)

Read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s firsthand account (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/11/slaughterhouse-five.html) from 1945:

Dear people:

I'm told that you were probably never informed that I was anything other than "missing in action." Chances are that you also failed to receive any of the letters I wrote from Germany. That leaves me a lot of explaining to do -- in precis:

I've been a prisoner of war since December 19th, 1944, when our division was cut to ribbons by Hitler's last desperate thrust through Luxemburg and Belgium. Seven Fanatical Panzer Divisions hit us and cut us off from the rest of Hodges' First Army. The other American Divisions on our flanks managed to pull out: We were obliged to stay and fight. Bayonets aren't much good against tanks: Our ammunition, food and medical supplies gave out and our casualties out-numbered those who could still fight - so we gave up. The 106th got a Presidential Citation and some British Decoration from Montgomery for it, I'm told, but I'll be damned if it was worth it. I was one of the few who weren't wounded. For that much thank God.

Well, the supermen marched us, without food, water or sleep to Limberg, a distance of about sixty miles, I think, where we were loaded and locked up, sixty men to each small, unventilated, unheated box car. There were no sanitary accommodations -- the floors were covered with fresh cow dung. There wasn't room for all of us to lie down. Half slept while the other half stood. We spent several days, including Christmas, on that Limberg siding. On Christmas eve the Royal Air Force bombed and strafed our unmarked train. They killed about one-hundred-and-fifty of us. We got a little water Christmas Day and moved slowly across Germany to a large P.O.W. Camp in Muhlburg, South of Berlin. We were released from the box cars on New Year's Day. The Germans herded us through scalding delousing showers. Many men died from shock in the showers after ten days of starvation, thirst and exposure. But I didn't.

Under the Geneva Convention, Officers and Non-commissioned Officers are not obliged to work when taken prisoner. I am, as you know, a Private. One-hundred-and-fifty such minor beings were shipped to a Dresden work camp on January 10th. I was their leader by virtue of the little German I spoke. It was our misfortune to have sadistic and fanatical guards. We were refused medical attention and clothing ... continued. (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/11/slaughterhouse-five.html)

fettpett
03-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Slaughterhouse Five - the rest of the story

No time to read the book or see the movie? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069280/)

Read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s firsthand account (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/11/slaughterhouse-five.html) from 1945:

Dear people:

I'm told that you were probably never informed that I was anything other than "missing in action." Chances are that you also failed to receive any of the letters I wrote from Germany. That leaves me a lot of explaining to do -- in precis:

I've been a prisoner of war since December 19th, 1944, when our division was cut to ribbons by Hitler's last desperate thrust through Luxemburg and Belgium. Seven Fanatical Panzer Divisions hit us and cut us off from the rest of Hodges' First Army. The other American Divisions on our flanks managed to pull out: We were obliged to stay and fight. Bayonets aren't much good against tanks: Our ammunition, food and medical supplies gave out and our casualties out-numbered those who could still fight - so we gave up. The 106th got a Presidential Citation and some British Decoration from Montgomery for it, I'm told, but I'll be damned if it was worth it. I was one of the few who weren't wounded. For that much thank God.

Well, the supermen marched us, without food, water or sleep to Limberg, a distance of about sixty miles, I think, where we were loaded and locked up, sixty men to each small, unventilated, unheated box car. There were no sanitary accommodations -- the floors were covered with fresh cow dung. There wasn't room for all of us to lie down. Half slept while the other half stood. We spent several days, including Christmas, on that Limberg siding. On Christmas eve the Royal Air Force bombed and strafed our unmarked train. They killed about one-hundred-and-fifty of us. We got a little water Christmas Day and moved slowly across Germany to a large P.O.W. Camp in Muhlburg, South of Berlin. We were released from the box cars on New Year's Day. The Germans herded us through scalding delousing showers. Many men died from shock in the showers after ten days of starvation, thirst and exposure. But I didn't.

Under the Geneva Convention, Officers and Non-commissioned Officers are not obliged to work when taken prisoner. I am, as you know, a Private. One-hundred-and-fifty such minor beings were shipped to a Dresden work camp on January 10th. I was their leader by virtue of the little German I spoke. It was our misfortune to have sadistic and fanatical guards. We were refused medical attention and clothing ... continued. (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/11/slaughterhouse-five.html)

that was an interesting book to say the lest, I read it last summer.

SaintLouieWoman
04-01-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm reading "The Lady and the Shark" by Dr Eugenie Clark, my all time heroine. She is still coming to work almost every day at Mote Marine Lab here in Sarasota, which she founded in 1955. She attends some of our monthly volunteer meetings and has her office in the building across the road from where SR and I volunteer on Wednesdays.

Genie Clark on May 4th will turn 90 years old. Several years ago she was inducted into the Explorer's Club. I believe it was in 2011 that she was in submersibles in S America studying the whale sharks. She is a remarkable woman, still sharp at almost 90. She's a testimonial to liking what you're doing in life.

Here's a link to her bio. Can't wait to get back to the book. If you don't hear from me for a while, I'm busy reading and cleaning out the garage before it gets too hot here to do that sort of work. :biggrin-new:

http://www.sharklady.com/