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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #125: March 01, 2011, 01:47:20 AM »
About halfway through Mitch Albom's latest: "Have a Little Faith".  It's basically "Tuesday's With Maury 2", but there's still  been a lot that's made me put down the book and just think through things.  Should be done with it this week.  Gonna tackle some C.S. Lewis and a classic next.  Either "Les Mis" or "Count of Monte Christo".  Not sure which yet.

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« Reply #126: March 01, 2011, 07:02:55 AM »
As part of my goal of "52 Books in 52 Weeks" here's what I've read so far in 2011:

1. Paul Dickson - Joy of Keeping Score [A]
2. Alex Kotlowitz - Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago [B+]
3. Paul Mooney - Black is the New White [B+]
4. Mark Kurlansky - Cod [A+]
5. John Hodgman - More Information Than You Require [B-]
6. Stewart Copeland - Strange Things Happen [B+]

Current reads:

7. Barbara Demick - Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
8. Jim Frederick - Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness...

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #127: March 01, 2011, 07:03:34 AM »
As part of my goal of "52 Books in 52 Weeks" here's what I've read so far in 2011:

1. Paul Dickson - Joy of Keeping Score [A]
2. Alex Kotlowitz - Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago [B+]
3. Paul Mooney - Black is the New White [B+]
4. Mark Kurlansky - Cod [A+]
5. John Hodgman - More Information Than You Require [B-]
6. Stewart Copeland - Strange Things Happen [B+]

Current reads:

7. Barbara Demick - Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
8. Jim Frederick - Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness...

You have a thing for colons

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« Reply #128: March 01, 2011, 07:07:16 AM »
:rofl:

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« Reply #129: March 01, 2011, 07:11:32 AM »
About halfway through Mitch Albom's latest: "Have a Little Faith".  It's basically "Tuesday's With Maury 2", but there's still  been a lot that's made me put down the book and just think through things.  Should be done with it this week.  Gonna tackle some C.S. Lewis and a classic next.  Either "Les Mis" or "Count of Monte Christo".  Not sure which yet.


I'd recommend La Comédie Humaine by Blazac if you want to read fiction about the French Restoration.

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« Reply #130: March 01, 2011, 08:02:32 AM »
About halfway through Mitch Albom's latest: "Have a Little Faith".  It's basically "Tuesday's With Maury 2", but there's still  been a lot that's made me put down the book and just think through things.  Should be done with it this week.  Gonna tackle some C.S. Lewis and a classic next.  Either "Les Mis" or "Count of Monte Christo".  Not sure which yet.

Give CS Lewis's non-fiction stuff a shot, it's worth the read

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« Reply #131: March 01, 2011, 12:27:33 PM »
I read the Narnia series years ago.  It's probably worth another read.  Haven't sat down with any of his other fiction stuff tho.

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« Reply #132: October 03, 2011, 03:49:51 PM »
As part of my goal of "52 Books in 52 Weeks" here's what I've read so far in 2011:



How'd you do?

I've recently read:




Childhood's End was awesome. I'm about to go on a huge sci-fi kick.

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« Reply #133: October 03, 2011, 03:53:42 PM »
I'm at 40 books right now, still got plenty of time to get the other 12 in before December 31st.  Just about to go on a Joseph Wambaugh tear:

The Onion Field
The Choirboys
Echoes in the Darkness

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« Reply #134: October 03, 2011, 05:38:29 PM »
Never read a book by him, pretty good?

I picked up Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson, since I'll be heading over there shortly (and missing much of the playoffs, :dagger:)

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« Reply #135: October 03, 2011, 09:12:53 PM »
How'd you do?

I've recently read:
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Except Dany does absolutely nothing in like 300 pages

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« Reply #136: October 03, 2011, 09:18:38 PM »
Never read a book by him, pretty good?

It depends on whether or not you like police procedurals or not.  "The Onion Fields" and "Echoes in the Darkness" are both nonfiction but the writing style is similar to his fiction work.  I really love police procedurals (both books and TV) so Wambaugh scratches a certain itch for me.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #137: October 03, 2011, 10:17:55 PM »
what is some good scifi or fantasy?  I'm thinking about giving away my old kindle and either getting the new nook or one if the new kindles.

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« Reply #138: October 03, 2011, 10:28:19 PM »
what is some good scifi or fantasy?  I'm thinking about giving away my old kindle and either getting the new nook or one if the new kindles.



There's like 100 books in that nerdy series I sent you. I'm reading the newest one now.

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« Reply #139: October 03, 2011, 10:29:00 PM »
Never read a book by him, pretty good?

I picked up Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson, since I'll be heading over there shortly (and missing much of the playoffs, :dagger:)

Took notes on that before moving to England. A truly genius book.

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« Reply #140: October 03, 2011, 11:09:45 PM »
I'm really glad you posted this, since I've got two beeotch long-haul flights next week, and was just trying to figure out what to load up the Kindle with...took "Cod" & "Black Hearts..."

As part of my goal of "52 Books in 52 Weeks" here's what I've read so far in 2011:

1. Paul Dickson - Joy of Keeping Score [A]
2. Alex Kotlowitz - Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago [B+]
3. Paul Mooney - Black is the New White [B+]
4. Mark Kurlansky - Cod [A+]
5. John Hodgman - More Information Than You Require [B-]
6. Stewart Copeland - Strange Things Happen [B+]

Current reads:

7. Barbara Demick - Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
8. Jim Frederick - Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness...


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #141: October 03, 2011, 11:12:54 PM »
I'm really glad you posted this, since I've got two beeotch long-haul flights next week, and was just trying to figure out what to load up the Kindle with...took "Cod" & "Black Hearts..."


Both are really solid reads.  I'm actually about to read this once I finish with "A Pray for the City":

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Brothers-Among-Soldiers-Ward/dp/B002UXS192/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317697928&sr=1-6

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« Reply #142: October 03, 2011, 11:50:04 PM »
"Matterhorn" by decorated Marine Karl Marlantes.  Vietnam DMZ circa 1969...probably the best war novel I have read since reading All Quiet on the Western Front as a kid.

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« Reply #143: October 04, 2011, 01:01:19 AM »
It depends on whether or not you like police procedurals or not.  "The Onion Fields" and "Echoes in the Darkness" are both nonfiction but the writing style is similar to his fiction work.  I really love police procedurals (both books and TV) so Wambaugh scratches a certain itch for me.

I've got The Onion Fields" to watch yet on Netflix. That's the movie of it correct?


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« Reply #144: October 04, 2011, 02:36:28 AM »


There's like 100 books in that nerdy series I sent you. I'm reading the newest one now.
Does order matter?  I know some people are high on that fire and ice thingy.

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« Reply #145: October 04, 2011, 06:13:52 AM »
Does order matter?  I know some people are high on that fire and ice thingy.


Yes, Song of Ice and Fire series. High fantasy but page turners at the same time. I haven't met anyone who didn't like them.

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« Reply #146: October 04, 2011, 06:16:26 AM »
:clap:

Except Dany does absolutely nothing in like 300 pages

Yeah, her storyline and character became pretty infuriating.

Lots of cliff-hangers at the end in the North. Will Jon come back, that (hopefully fake) letter from Ramsay, etc.


LOL, I just realize that you could point and read spoilers. I had been dragging my mouse to highlight them.

Took notes on that before moving to England. A truly genius book.

He's hilarious. This is not disappointing so far.

I've enjoyed Bryson in the past, but I actually think you mentioned this book at some point on here and got it on my radar.

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« Reply #147: October 05, 2011, 08:53:32 AM »
"Matterhorn" by decorated Marine Karl Marlantes.  Vietnam DMZ circa 1969...probably the best war novel I have read since reading All Quiet on the Western Front as a kid.

Have you read Jim Webb's "Fields of Fire"?  That's worked its way to the top of my to-do list.

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« Reply #148: October 05, 2011, 11:55:48 AM »
This is one of my favorite war books:





I've read it several times and I know one of the people mentioned in it. I was friends with his kids and we sorta worked together. He was an Army Ranger in Vietnam, Desert Storm and was even even called upon again for the current Gulf War. He's a pretty likable dude, but I do know he could and has kill men in more ways than you or I could imagine.

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« Reply #149: October 14, 2011, 04:48:58 AM »
Ok, so browsing reddit, I come across this AskReddit post that said "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?"

A redditor started posting a little short story about it, in day by day chunks here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/k067x/could_i_destroy_the_entire_roman_empire_during/c2giwm4

It's awesome, tell to me some books that are kinda like that.  Sort of alt-history type things.


And BTW, look for that story coming to a theater near you, apparently Warner Brothers has bought the rights/screenplay from the original author to turn it into a movie.