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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #275: February 08, 2012, 06:12:17 PM »
I'm reading it, not listening...



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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #276: February 08, 2012, 06:24:32 PM »
Read "This Side of Paradise" last night. Good, but kind of depressing.

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I used to love that book when I was in high school and college

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #277: February 09, 2012, 12:41:23 AM »
Since I ran out of books and the Kindle is kaput, I bought Robert Crais' new one- The Sentry. Forgot how much I enjoyed Cole and Pike. The new George Pelacanos and Michael Connolly are next. For those into alternative history/SF, there is a great 3 book series by John Birmingham (called The Axis of Time) - Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets, and Final Impact. Involves time travel, World War 2, and is originally set in 2021. Plenty of military action, but the most interesting to me was his contrasts of cultures. Highly Recommended. The last book came out in 2007, so its not in the new books section. 

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #278: February 09, 2012, 02:00:21 AM »
Reading this after seeing it in a thread here:

Loving it so far.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #279: February 09, 2012, 07:18:16 PM »
In what order should I read the Shannara series?

Published order or chronological story order?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #280: February 09, 2012, 07:26:12 PM »

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #281: February 09, 2012, 09:30:44 PM »
Reading this after seeing it in a thread here:
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Loving it so far.

that looks.interesting

along similiar lines (maybe I haven't read Hayhurst's book)


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #282: February 14, 2012, 12:29:43 AM »
I wanna go on the tour.  A good used book store is my favorite stress reliever.  Works great over a lunch hour.

http://flavorwire.com/254434/the-20-most-beautiful-bookstores-in-the-world

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #283: March 06, 2012, 10:03:10 AM »
Reading this after seeing it in a thread here:
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Loving it so far.


I'm reading this now- great read during spring training, but it makes you root for guys who probably have no business making the team

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #284: March 06, 2012, 10:36:21 AM »
Reading this after seeing it in a thread here:
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Loving it so far.


Great book.

His second one just came out a few days ago. Deals with his time in the majors.


Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #285: March 06, 2012, 10:52:52 AM »
Pretty solid so far. Good buy considering it was a $2.99 President's Day special on the Kindle.


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #286: March 11, 2012, 07:34:38 PM »
Just fnished Enders Game- I forgot how good it was- I was thinking about buying the sequel, but the plot sounds terrible- has anyone read it?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #287: March 11, 2012, 09:53:39 PM »
In what order should I read the Shannara series?

Published order or chronological story order?

Def. published order. Starting with the super-prequels would ruin so much.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #288: April 09, 2012, 12:45:39 PM »
Since I posted last. Some read, some "listened" during my commute.







Currently reading The Hobbit and listening to A Walk in the Woods (read by Bryson).

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #289: April 26, 2012, 01:44:10 AM »
crap YEAH!!!

new Dark Tower book is out!!

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #290: April 26, 2012, 06:17:14 AM »
crap YEAH!!!

new Dark Tower book is out!!

This is out already? Crap, just started Grapes of Wrath.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #291: April 26, 2012, 01:01:24 PM »
I usually track my reading on goodreads.com but lately I haven't done any "reading" (other than news articles/reports online and various chat boards/forums). Books on tape have never been a thing I could get into. I'd rather read the thing myself. I don't have a kindle or nook or any of those e-reader things I prefer the feel of a real book in my hands and being able to turn the real pages. Holding a plastic and metal thing isn't the same. Sure I see their advantages being able to store several books in the space of one or less, but keeping a "library" of the books you might want to read again a few years later? Also I don't feel like reading from a palm pilot.

It has been a few weeks since I've made any progress in either of my current readings. Frankly I've had other things I've made bigger priorities and even more frankly I haven't been able to "get into" the books I'm reading. One of them is about book collecting, I had it on my night stand in my bedroom for before sleep reading but lately my sleeping has been the sort of "I'm tired let me lay down for a quick nap" (which becomes a several hours sleep) The other is a sci-fi story which I'm usually all over but it took a while to develop. One of the characters that is described in the synopsis sounding like one of the "Main" characters didn't appear until around page 150 or so. Also the book is a bit longer than I would like about 550 pages. it's called "Death Drop" by Sean Allen.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #292: April 26, 2012, 03:05:23 PM »
I've been enjoying the Ice and Fire series; now on the 2nd book.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #293: April 26, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »
Since I posted last. Some read, some "listened" during my commute.

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Currently reading The Hobbit and listening to A Walk in the Woods (read by Bryson).


Is Kurt Vonnegut one of the Ancient Aliens guys?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #294: April 26, 2012, 05:27:20 PM »
Is Kurt Vonnegut one of the Ancient Aliens guys?

 :lmao:

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #295: April 26, 2012, 05:28:47 PM »
crap, I'm thinking of Erich von Däniken, at least it's still German-y sounding :P

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #296: April 26, 2012, 05:46:41 PM »
Ready Player One was awesome.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #297: April 27, 2012, 01:48:24 AM »
Is Kurt Vonnegut one of the Ancient Aliens guys?

yeah wow

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #298: April 27, 2012, 02:11:03 AM »
Ah, that guy was onto something...he'll get the last laugh when some glowing flying saucer moors onto the Washington Monument and we find out that Rick Santorum was their first unofficial emissary. 

crap, I'm thinking of Erich von Däniken, at least it's still German-y sounding :P


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #299: April 27, 2012, 06:03:18 AM »
Is Kurt Vonnegut one of the Ancient Aliens guys?

Wow.