What book are you reading right now? - Maybe include a brief synopsis and if you recommend or like the book.

  • SeattleGreenl...

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    Jan 20, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    Reading: Stories for Boys: A memoir
    Author: Gregory Martin

    Synopsis: (From the book cover) In this memoir of father and sons Gregory Martin struggles to reconcile the father he thought he with the man who has just survived a suicide attempt...

    Recommend? - I believe so. I am half way through the book and find myself wanting to read more every time I have to stop to do something. I generally prefer true life stories over fiction, so this fits that requirement.
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Debating Same-Sex Marriage

    John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher

    Well-known people on both side of marrage equality issue debate the personal, socal, economic, sociological and political dimensions of legalizing same-sex marriages.

    Not far enough in it yet to make any comments.
  • monet

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    Jan 20, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    Just started "Crime and Punishment."
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    The Bible, author unknown. Not as funny as I was led to believe.
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy...
  • Fable

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    Jan 20, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidThe Bible, author unknown. Not as funny as I was led to believe.



    Hahaha I lol'd
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    Robert Jordan + Brian Sanderson

    Wheel of Time: Memory of Light

    Last book in the series, everything comes together and it's one extended resolution of multiple threads. Not everything works for me, not everything gets resolved (to my knowledge), but there is at least 2 matter of fact mentions of guys being gay, which is 2 more than in all previous 13 books together.
  • groundcombat

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    Jan 20, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    "Shantaram"

    So far so good but I'm only about 5% done. So far so good. It's very well written.

  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 20, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
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    Guy meets German Count
    Guy is swept off to castle of German Count
    German Count gets murdered

    It's a bit comical and satire. Easy humorous read.
  • stratavos

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

    3rd discworld novel, and if you haven't read a discworld novel yet and enjoy fantasy and comedy, then you really should.

    Generally men are wizards and women are witches (everybody knows that), but when a dying wizard passes on his magic to a child that was just born without checking further... things go awry.
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    Currently reading "RN:The Memoirs of Richard Nixon" written by the man himself. It's about his life and his presidency. Almost half the book (about 1100 pages in total) is devoted to the years 1972-1974, the Watergate years. I first read it about five years ago, and decided to pick it again. It's great reading, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a little about Nixon and his presidency.
  • suedeheadscot

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    "The Men who stare at Goats" by Jon Ronson. Yes, the book that the biopic film featuring George Clooney and Brad Pitt was based on.

    It's a non-fiction book on the US Special Forces' belief that they could make an invisibility cloak, walk through walls and stop the hearts of goats simply by looking at them.

    You crazy Americans ;o)

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    Finding the Boyfriend Within by Brad Gooch

    Honestly, one of the best books I've read and I can vouch for the exercise that are in the book. Since starting to read this book it's lead me to have many new successes and positive changes in my life since really diving in to it since this past summer. I'd recommended it for anyone that is single or anyone that is frustrated with dating the wrong guys.
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    Currently reading Photoshop e-learning. I thoroughly recommend it...if you have insomnia.

    Prior to that I read His Dark Materials which was great and I want to be friends with a Gallivespian icon_cool.gif
  • mgmt88

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    Shades of Grey
  • starboard5

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    Jan 20, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Mary Renault: A Biography, by David Sweetman

    Not too far into it. The writing style is a little fluffy and it's obvious the author adulates his subject, which probably hampers his objectivity; but it's interesting if you like Renault's novels and appreciate a window into what it was like to be gay though the first half of the 20th century. Three stars.
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    The Happiness Project
    by Gretchen Rubin

    Synopsis: What if you could change your life--without changing your life? Gretchen had a good marriage, two healthy daughters, and work she loved--but one day, stuck on a city bus, she realized that time was flashing by, and she wasn’ t thinking enough about the things that really mattered....
    Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life.

    Would definitely recommend it. It really touches upon how you view your life, and makes you really think about whats important to you.
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I want to finish this book before the movie is released. I'll get back to you once I finish the book and see the movie, regarding whether or not I recommend it. I'd like to be able to compare and contrast the book and the screenplay.
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    John Dies at the End.

    Kinda like ghostbusters on acid. If you like manly, american wit this book is for you.
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    The Myth of Male Power: Why Men are the Disposable Sex
    by Dr. Warren Farrel, PhD

    A snippet from the Google Books synopsis:

    Dr. Warren Farrell has embarked upon an extraordinary mission that concerns us all - to bring the sexes back together. Backed by a stunning array of facts, The Myth of Male Power shatters the singular assumption that most keeps men and women apart - the belief that men have the power. This myth, says Dr. Farrell, hurts everyone - by making women feel oppressed and angry and men feel unloved and unappreciated.


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    Jan 20, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    Just finished I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson. It was pretty good, but ended unexpectedly. If you've seen the movie you will be perplexed by the book, as it is totally different. I enjoyed both but I guess I wasn't ready for the book to end yet.....and it did. I felt like it was missing a few chapters.
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    Jan 20, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
    Just finished two..."Damage" by John Lescroart....don't bother...this a throw away crime drama based in SF...one of the most improbable books I've ever read and the San Francisco he describes in the book is like an entirely different city.

    Second one is a John Sandford crime drama called "Dark of the Moon" which was a great quick read..I love all of his "Prey" novels and this one is an equally great read. I think I finished it in two nights. If you've never read Sandford, pick one of his novels up and you'll be hooked...
  • ndsu36

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    Jan 20, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    Cutting Edge Sales by Jon Berghoff.

    Great Book !! working on personal growth!!
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    Jan 20, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin, the 4th book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Have read the other three in the last 9 months, and have one to go.

    Also reading The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. Very interesting look at his methodology for making predictions, and analyzing statistics in everything, not just politics. Reading it piecemeal, as each section seems to be fairly stand-alone.