Hardback or paperback book

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    Sep 14, 2011 8:32 AM GMT
    Name the hardback or paperback book you are reading or just finished reading. For me it's 'F.D.R. My Exploited father In Law' by Curtis Dall ( What can I say? I love U.S. presidential history...).
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:33 AM GMT
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    The Princes in the Tower by Elizabeth Jenkins. Really a summary of the last years of the Wars of the Roses rather than a biography of Edward V and his brother Richard. Jenkins thinks Richard III was a better man than Shakespeare did, but she still believes he's responsible for the death of his nephews.
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:02 PM GMT
    This reminds me of a dinner conversation we had last night. A friend was eagerly showing off his e-reader he'd just bought, bragging about how many 'books' it could hold, how much better it was than a hardback or a paperback and on and on.

    A "seasoned" guy sitting there who eschews most electronics says "Whatever. You can't go to the beach, toss that on the chair or blanket without worrying about sand and water. Plus, you can't take it into a restaurant or on an airplane and smack the kid who won't sit down without ruining it!!"
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
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    it was VERY INTENSE!
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    Now I am reading: 51Qc551lgKL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-

    I am a character in it ... Haven't gotten to the part where he speaks about our friendship yet..
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
    Nonplussed!: Mathematical Proof of Implausible Ideas
    It's fun (not earth shattering or anything, but it's fun).


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    Sep 14, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
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    But I read it on my Nook. This thread is being exclusive and unfair!
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    ... sigh
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    Sep 14, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    Currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and I'm loving it. It's putting conservative thoughts in my mind.
  • starboard5

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    Sep 14, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    Recently finished "Man About Town," by Mark Merlis. Now on Armistead Maupin's "Night Listener, " and "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains " by Nicholas Carr
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    Sep 14, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    wpbnole saidCurrently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and I'm loving it. It's putting conservative thoughts in my mind.

    Later on you'll find it will help you keep your screen door propped open. That's the best use of it.


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    Sep 14, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    wpbnole saidCurrently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and I'm loving it. It's putting conservative thoughts in my mind.

    Later on you'll find it will help you keep your screen door propped open. That's the best use of it.


    Aw, really? I think it's a bit mysterious. I'm not finished yet so we'll see how I feel at the conclusion.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    neosyllogy saidNonplussed!: Mathematical Proof of Implausible Ideas
    It's fun (not earth shattering or anything, but it's fun).


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    This book sounds interesting...even though I hated math in grade school!
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
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    But I read it on my Nook. This thread is being exclusive and unfair!


    Sorry. Didn't mean to exclude you guys with your electronic books. I find the experience of finding a book - esp. in an old bookstore - as much pleasure sometimes as the book itself.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Steinbeck's, Of Mice and Men

    (i'm currently rereading all of his books)
  • jim_sf

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    Sep 14, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Re-reading "A Short History of Nearly Everything", by Bill Bryson. The history-of-science stuff is good, as is the science, but he really excels at nailing the personalities behind the discoveries.

    As for Atlas Shrugged... I couldn't finish it. It would have been better if Rand had written believable characters in a believable plot, instead of getting all frothy on the endless polemic.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    I feel so pedestrian...

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    Extremely fascinating book so far.
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    Sep 14, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
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    Sep 14, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    jim_stl saidRe-reading "A Short History of Nearly Everything", by Bill Bryson. The history-of-science stuff is good, as is the science, but he really excels at nailing the personalities behind the discoveries.

    As for Atlas Shrugged... I couldn't finish it. It would have been better if Rand had written believable characters in a believable plot, instead of getting all frothy on the endless polemic.


    I have a friend that is very similar to Dagny Taggart. I'm not sure if that's a compliment or insult but she's uber conservative and remarkably driven.
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    I just finished this. He really did get a bad wrap... the man was genius!

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