book, kindle fire. what are you guys reading?

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    May 07, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    so i have a kindle fire that i want to start using it for the summer, at the beach and etc.

    i can't seem to find a book that's interesting so I'm wondering if anyone's currently reading a book/ novel that they would recommend.
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    May 07, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
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    May 07, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    It’s an oldie, but a good read.

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Kindle)
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    May 07, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
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    May 07, 2012 8:52 AM GMT
    Everyone has been buzzing about the HBO shows, but "Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin is a fantastic read. Once you're hooked then there are the other 4 books in the series (so far) to keep you going for the rest of the summer. They were my summer reads last year, I'm(rather impatiently) waiting for book 6.
  • Erakhalnum

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    May 07, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    Lanark by Alasdair Gray

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  • suedeheadscot

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    May 07, 2012 9:10 AM GMT
    Read two books at the one time (not literally) :

    For non-fiction: Jon Ronson's "The Psychopath Test" : looking at the "madness" industry and the fact that that 1% of the population identify as a psychopath. Its a satirical look and will have you in stitches, plus never looking at shows like Jeremy Kyle's in the same look again.

    For fiction: Michael Cunningham's A Home at the end of the world. He wrote the Hours and its a compelling read.
  • ataru13

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    May 07, 2012 11:04 AM GMT
    "Game of thrones" (all 5 books).
    "The hunger games" (all 3 books).

    Anything by Paul Auster (nothing to do with the previous ones).

    And if you like english humor, try anything by P.G. Woodehouse.
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    May 07, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
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    May 07, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    suedeheadscot saidRead two books at the one time (not literally) :

    For non-fiction: Jon Ronson's "The Psychopath Test" : looking at the "madness" industry and the fact that that 1% of the population identify as a psychopath. Its a satirical look and will have you in stitches, plus never looking at shows like Jeremy Kyle's in the same look again.

    For fiction: Michael Cunningham's A Home at the end of the world. He wrote the Hours and its a compelling read.


    thank you everyone! i think I'm going to attempt to read Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test...
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    May 07, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    On a flight last week, this guy next to me with a Kindle, kept laughing out loud, so I bothered him and asked, he was reading, "The Tails of Beth Libitard" and I have read it, a short on Amazon, google it. It's just a romp of silly short stories that are very funny.
    Smiling just writing that.
  • Musicman91

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    May 08, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    Right now I'm reading "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. Good stuff!
  • irishkcguy

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    May 08, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
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    I just finished Savages by Don Winslow and it's really spectacular.
  • Lincsbear

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    May 08, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    I`m currently re-reading the 'Baroque Trilogy' by Neal Stephenson, first volume, 'Quicksilver'; a huge fantasy/historical romance.
  • tyler_helm

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    May 14, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Aeneid
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    May 14, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    The Borgia: Celebrated Crimes
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    May 14, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    Reading: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008220HRE Funniest take on the 2012 republican primary race I could imagine. Oh, the title is "Dancing with Mannequins and Idiots."
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    May 14, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
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  • Medjai

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    May 14, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    Zombie Survival Handbook - Max Brooks.

    I know it's cliche, but I'm kind of on a zombie binge right now...
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    May 14, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I'm just beginning to build a reading collection for my new iPad, but among the things I've gotten are online magazine subscriptions for the Newsstand app. Some I already read monthly, with the online subscription free because I have a home subscription. Others I had to buy online, the collection now including Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Bicycling, Road&Track, Popular Science, bon appetite.

    Nice not to have to manage mountains of paper magazines, the whole collection is totally portable to a doctor's office waiting room, and I get immediate delivery the same moment I start a subscription. The one thing I don't get in virtual format are those annoying paper magazine inserts for offers I never use, that I always throw away.

    Magazines work best for me on the iPad because even with the retina screen it's tiring to read off any screen for too long with my bifocals, PVD and cataracts, or even reading paper material for that matter. But I did download the complete works of William Shakespeare, as much for occasional reference as for reading pleasure.

    I'm not a great book reader anymore, I might be downloading the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the works of Jane Austen, maybe some GB Shaw. All things I've read before, even multiple times, but contemporary authors don't interest me much.
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    May 14, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    Oh, here's a question I have for you tablet readers. How do you read safely in bed at night?

    I've been afraid to try, because just like with a book I know I'll nod off, that's a given, really part of the routine. Not a big issue with a book or magazine, but a tablet?

    It'll crash to the floor, or get rolled over on in bed. And we have hard tile floors, common in Florida. So place area shag rugs all around? Literally throw some throw pillows down? Don't know what to do about rolling over it. Is there an app that wakes you up if the tablet becomes motionless for a while? My husband might not like that. Put an ugly, heavy shock-resistant cover on it, which makes holding it a chore?