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    Jul 14, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    Flight by Sherman Alexie is one of my favorite books- a little strange (short), but still a great read for anyone who has felt a sense of oppression in their lives.

    Also, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is a wonderful book if you need a companion for a long flight or need to drown out the voices around you- it's about 800 pages but once you start reading it there is no putting it down.

    But the book that I think everyone should read is of course Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. Quinn is one of the most remarkable authors I have come across. His books (all of them) show life from points of view (or angles I guess) that I would have thought impossible at first glance, or rather he allows one to see past the solid wall blocking our view. Read it. You won't regret it. I have bought ten copies of it- so if you live in Boulder and want to borrow one, let me know.

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    I am a bookworm, so if you are looking for more recommendations just ask!
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    California Hiking (there's a few weekends I need to fill up with destinations for my buds and I this summer & fall)
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    um, I'm currently rereading 'Wizards First Rule' as well as the apple developers manual on objective c (it's the programming language that a lot of osx stuff is written in). I actually just finished the sword of truth series, and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy - plus they are making it into a tv series that should be out shortly.
    In about one month though I'll start reading the new textbooks and rereading some of the old when school starts, but until then I read for pleasure.
    Plus, now that I've got my iPhone I've got wikipedia and sacred-texts in my pocket, so I doubt I'll ever again lack for reading. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    highsierrahiker said"Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Near-future science fiction (don't let that scare you) that is absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. Some of the finest prose I've read in years. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I highly recommend checking it out!


    Amazing book...well worth reading and savouring.

    Currently reading After Dark by Haruki Murakami. Seriously twisted in a really good way.

    And..Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams.

    And keep re-reading...Anything Can Be Healed by Martin Broffman
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    Jul 14, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    Voyage From Yesteryear by James P. Hogan

    I don't much like him as a person, given that he believes AIDS is caused by pharmaceuticals. Hmpf

    A right nutcase, but he writes good enough sci-fi.
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    Jul 15, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    I decided to go for an older book (not that older, but not new) and am going with Stephen King's "Cujo". Great summer read.icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 16, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    I just started reading Odd Hours by Dean Koontz, wow I love the character Odd Thomasicon_razz.gif
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    Jul 16, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    "Devil May Care" the newest Bond novel

    the ACE Group Fitness manual AND the AFAA Group Fitness Manual

    Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts

    and Inside the Lion's Den by that Shamrock fighter guy.
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    Jul 16, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I'm into The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I read this as a student and am re-reading it. I like re-reading a number of my books years later.
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    Jul 16, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    I've just about finished "Hiding in Plain Sight, the Secret Life of Raymond Burr"...it's an easy read and horribly written. I can't believe I paid $24.00 to read this. D'oh!icon_mad.gif
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    Jul 16, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
    And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    cjstreed saidThe Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
    And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts


    "And The Band Played On" is a great book, I have read it at least twice. Made me angry in parts.

    I finished two books last night, so I need to start another one tonight. There is a Nick Alexander book I might start (his follow-up to "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"). I also have a collection of David Leavitt's novels I may start. I am off next week so I will have more time to read.
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    Jul 17, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    I am currently reading "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. It's such a great book! Next up, I just purchased "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski.
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    Jul 18, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    Oh yes "Call me by your name" = def. the most beautiful book I read this year and a most special exercice in reading. I loved it till the end and was very moved.




    steven_patterson saidHere are a few I've enjoyed recently and a couple I go back to repeatedly.

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by Andre Aciman

    HEYDAY by Kurt Anderson

    SKIN LANE by Neil Bartlett

    FISHBOY by Mark Richard

    WINTER'S TALE by Mark Helprin

    ANOTHER COUNTRY by James Baldwin

    THE FOLDED LEAF by William Maxwell

    THE PUGILIST AT REST by Thom Jones

    And anything by Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, or J.D. Salinger
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    Jul 18, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    The Machiavelli Interface by Steve Perry

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    Jul 18, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    "Call Me By Your Name" is one of my favourite books of the year (see my blog on MySpace for the others).

    Just started "Thinking Straight" by Robert Reardon yesterday. About teenager who is sent away by his parents to be "cured" of his homosexuality through religion.

    I have also started reading "Sottopassaggio" by Nick Alexander, the follow-up to "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" (which I would reommend).
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    Jul 18, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    "an inconvenient truth" by al gore
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    Jul 30, 2008 9:55 AM GMT
    "Salvation: Black People and Love" by bell hooks and "Emotion" by James Hillman. Both are highly recommended.
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    Jul 30, 2008 10:49 AM GMT
    "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain
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    Aug 10, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" and "Trillion Dollar Meltdown" having finished Rushdie's "Shalimar the Clown".

    Need another good novel. Any recommendations?
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    Aug 10, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! LOL!
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    Aug 10, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    The Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
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    Aug 10, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    I burned through 3 of Armstead Maupin's books ("Tales of the City" "More Tales of the City" and "Further Tales of the City") in about 2 weeks (I finished the most recent one while flying) :-D

    I'm gonna tackle Dwight McBride's "Why I Hate Abercrombie Boys" once it arrives Tuesday.
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    Sep 30, 2008 9:22 PM GMT
    I'm just starting the War of the Souls series from Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
    Also just read the Oct. issue of Psychology Today which had very interesting topics in it.
    Also just started Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon
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    Sep 30, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Finished 'The Conversion' by Joseph Olshan which I really liked. Had a hard time putting it down. Good gay fiction.

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