What are you reading?

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    Jan 27, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    "God is not Great" by C. Hitchens
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    Jan 27, 2008 10:04 PM GMT
    Giving by Bill Clinton
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    Jan 27, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    I'm reading Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life (recommended by my doctor) and Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd. I'm also trying for the third time to finish McGahern's By the Lake.

    Just heard that the Kindle I ordered from Amazon is going to ship next week. Anyone already have one? If so, how do you like it? Was it worth the $500?
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    Jan 28, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    Lately I've been re-reading books I haven't read in 10 or 20 years. I just finished Middlemarch by George Eliot and am now reading Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet. Amazing books and amazing writers!
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    Jan 28, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    This Is Your Brain On Music. The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

    So the author worked in the music industry for YEARS and then attained his education in neuro-science and now has this AWESOME book on how and why individually are attached to certain sounds/beats/music/lyrics. How I will catch a certain tune, yet you won't and vice versa. VERY intriguing for the music enthusiast.
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    Jan 29, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    Books I enjoyed:
    The Alienist - Caleb Carr
    Naked - David Sedaris

    Just starting 100 years of solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) and a Brief History of Time(Stephen Hawkins) ...

    I'll let you know..
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    Jan 29, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    I am on the second volume of In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, and in between Close Range by Annie Proulx.
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    Jul 02, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    I'm reading Psychology Today Aug. '08(read it every monthicon_biggrin.gif) and The Second Generation by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, along with The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglas
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    Jul 02, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    Dead on the dance floor, by Heather Graham.
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    Jul 02, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    Right now, I'm reading Darkmans by Nicola Barker. It's a ghost story, but very well written. If Zadie Smith decided to write a ghost story, this would be it.

    I just finished The Black Swan by Nassim Nicolas Taleb. It's about how we don't really understand the role that luck plays in our lives. It'll change the way you approach your investments. It'll probably change the way you view a lot of things in life.

    After Darkmans, I'm going on a Neil Gaiman marathon!
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    Jul 02, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    The Book of Kells, an Illustrated Introduction the the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin by Bernard Meehan.

    I'm utilizing the information and illustrations in an attempt to immitate the style and composition is my own work.
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    Jul 02, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    Nice to see this thread revived. I always like to see what other people are reading. I often learn of books I've not heard of before.

    What I'm currently reading? Probably not too surprising since it's a top seller right now: Scott McLellan's book about the Bush White House, What Happened.

    I'm almost finished and have to say I'm a little disappointed. For as much hype as there was about this book, it's pretty mundane. There are no bombshells to be found here.

    It pretty much just affirms what everyone already knew. Bush operates in a bubble, listens to those who agree with him and pushing aside those who don't. He overstated the case for war in Iraq. He's not a deep thinker, but trusts his instincts.

    Oh, and McLellan really doesn't like Condolezza Rice.
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    Jul 02, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Paradigm saidI'm reading Psychology Today Aug. '08(read it every monthicon_biggrin.gif)

    Admit it. You relate to the cover story.

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    Jul 02, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    obscenewish said[quote][cite]Paradigm said[/cite]I'm reading Psychology Today Aug. '08(read it every monthicon_biggrin.gif)

    Admit it. You relate to the cover story.

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    Lol, hey i'm not the only guy who has an entire leather suit that's custom madeicon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    Finally reading The Queen of the Damned.
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    Jul 02, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    ParadigmLol, hey i'm not the only guy who has an entire leather suit that's custom made


    True. Very true.

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    Jul 02, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    "Eleven Minutes" - Paulo Coelho

    Will probably read "The Witch of Portobello" next.
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    Jul 02, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    I finished The Known World this spring and enjoyed it, but recommend finishing it without much time lapse; otherwise, it's not as easy to reconnect and follow. I'm trying to finish Is Bill Cosby Right? by Michael Eric Dyson and I found a memoir/graphic novel entitled Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
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    Jul 02, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    I have been reading gay fiction for the past two weeks.

    Finished:

    "Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman (excellent), "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" by Nick Alexander (good), "Clay's Way" by Blair Mastbaum (not bad a bit over dramatic), "The Sea of Tranquility" by Paul Russell (very good), "My Side Of The Story" by Will Davis (good).

    I am now reading "The World of Normal Boys" by Karl Soehenlein (very good so far).

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    Jul 02, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    I've got a couple, mostly for pleasure reading, that I can eventually combine into research at some point.

    Mommy Wars:Stay at Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives and Their Families
    Leslie Morgan Steiner

    Playing With the Boys:Why Separate is Not Equal in College Sports
    Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano

    Ultramarathon Man
    Dean Karnazes
    Read it as I begin a new segment of my training plans, so roughly 6-8 times a year :-P

    Runner's World
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    Jul 02, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    Currently "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. I'm about three quarters of the way through it and I've already dubbed it one of the best books I've read. Her philosophy is presented and masked in an amazing work of fiction. I just picked up one of her non-fiction books, "The Virtue of Selfishness," which one of my professors highly recommended.
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    Jul 03, 2008 12:15 AM GMT
    SouthBeachBum saidCurrently "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. I'm about three quarters of the way through it and I've already dubbed it one of the best books I've read. Her philosophy is presented and masked in an amazing work of fiction. I just picked up one of her non-fiction books, "The Virtue of Selfishness," which one of my professors highly recommended.

    Shoot your professor.
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    Jul 03, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    darkly dreaming dexter (book which the tv shoe dexter is based)
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    Jul 03, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    obscenewish said
    Shoot your professor.


    Have you read it?

    Personally, I find Objectivism (although I only know the general theories she set forth, as I haven't yet read any of her non-fiction)a rather interesting philosophy.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    Alice II by Robert Thurston