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    He was probably reporting a spam post which was after yours and has now been deleted.
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    That is correct, it had nothing to do with your posting.

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    That's good to know.

    Sorry Obieone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour2ma View Post
    My attempt at David Brooks' Bobos book lasted all of about ten minutes... sometimes you just know when a book is not for you.
    Really? I have that on deck. Was it the writing style, too fluffy? I will still read it, as it is sitting right here, but I am curious.

    I'm reading the classic, The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran as well as The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough. Great prose, and shorter than 1776 :).
    design is where science and art break even.

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    Now that classes are almost over there is finally time to read something other than Dissent in China, the end of the Hu Jintao era, Status of Rebellions in Xinjiang, future of Hukou registration, Migrant Workers of China and Modernization, and following the case of Chen Guangcheng, etc.

    So I'm breaking out the Dick!

    Philip K. Dick, that is!

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    Recently I totally go in for Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude.
    Give me some music!

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    After watching the recent "John Carter: A Princess of Mars" and enjoying it...THIS THREAD...I thought I would see if I could find my old copies of the Barsoom novels and re-read them. I couldn't find them, so they must have been misplaced (along with all of my Agatha Christy novels) some time ago. I was browsing in a real life B&M book store (Barnes and Noble) and found these on sale and decided to pick them up. Light reading for sure...but enjoyable nonetheless.



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    A song of ice and fire: book one. About 250 pages into it and I can't put this book down. Damn, it feels great to be reading again, it's been too long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    A song of ice and fire: book one. About 250 pages into it and I can't put this book down. Damn, it feels great to be reading again, it's been too long...
    I went strait to book 3 just to see what happen next season on Game of Thrones.

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    Lots of light reading lately...





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    "Neptune's Inferno"/The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    "Neptune's Inferno"/The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
    The Marines did all the work. The Navy just supplied the transportation. Hope I didn't spoil it for you.

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    Still Bozo listed. I AM amazed at how well you can hear and speak with your head up Bob Carver's zorch.

    Fool.

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    A Song of Fire and Ice, about halfway through book 2. I can't decide if I should read beyond the HBO series or not.

    Shack, I love Joe Haldeman's stuff, the one you listed and especially The Forever War.

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    Just finished C. J. Box's Back of Beyond and have just started today Jack Higgins' A Devil is Waiting
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    I just finished Stephen Coonts' 'The Disciples', about how a nuclear Iran tries to turn into a martyr nation. Good book.
    One annoying aspect of the layout: He switches between 3rd and 1st person narrative.
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    I'll be starting "Moscow Rules" by Daniel Silva tonight.
    love the Gabriel Allon series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinfog908 View Post
    Im reading Dale Carnegie. His words are always helpful, nomatter in my life, work or my communication with people. He's the best master.
    I can alway learn more by rereading him.

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    Just starting In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells. So far so good.
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    I just got done reading Savages by Don Winslow. Kind of a hard book to get started in because of the stylized writing but about 1/3 of the way in it gets really good and keeps going through the end.

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    Milan Kundera's interesting reflection on writing and the novel, compiled in the late '80s, just before the fall of the Soviet Union. The Czech author best known for The Unbearable Lightness of Being was already living in exile in France by '75. His novels banned behind the curtain!

    One of the interesting points; an ironic commentary on European intellectuals who declared the death of the novel in his time, a time long after the novel was already killed by Totalitarianism behind the iron curtain! So much for Postmodernists and their hubris. But, hey, they're all passe, themselves, now.

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    A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

    I really dig this author and book. I only discovered his work a few months ago but am on my third book of his. This one may be my favorite. His work and this one especially is a great blend of informative, adventure and comedic relief. This book is about his attempt at hiking the AT and is about 50% informative and 50% equal parts of comedy, drama and adventure. There are a couple stories in particular where he's describing his fat out of shape hiking partner throwing critical survival items and food out of his pack to cut down on weight where I was laughing out loud, he does a very good job of explaining things vividly in this book. I would say the first half is better than the second half as there is a lull for a few pages, but overall an excellent read. This is one I'll definitely read again
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    Start With Why - Simon Sinek

    My bos at work suggested this one a while back and I've actually read it one and a half times, once all the way through and a second time in pieces. This one is actually sorta fitting given some of the other active discussion around things like brand loyalty. It's basically a book about why he thinks some companies are more successful than others. Here's an excerpt from the Amazon page "Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why." It's a good book, can get a little repetitive at times but is overall very good and is an interesting theory. There's also a TEDTalks video he did that basically summarize the book that is pretty good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

    I really dig this author and book. I only discovered his work a few months ago but am on my third book of his. This one may be my favorite. His work and this one especially is a great blend of informative, adventure and comedic relief. This book is about his attempt at hiking the AT and is about 50% informative and 50% equal parts of comedy, drama and adventure. There are a couple stories in particular where he's describing his fat out of shape hiking partner throwing critical survival items and food out of his pack to cut down on weight where I was laughing out loud, he does a very good job of explaining things vividly in this book. I would say the first half is better than the second half as there is a lull for a few pages, but overall an excellent read. This is one I'll definitely read again
    I like reading old Bill also and do indeed laugh out loud.

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    Last edited by shack; 08-09-2012 at 07:05 PM.
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    Daniel Silva....The Fallen Angel......Gabriel Allon.....what more can I say....Have to wait a year for the next one(sigh)

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    This Sci-fi novel won several awards when published in the late 60s. It is considered a classic by many fans of the genre. I'm about a 3rd of the way through the nearly 600 pages and I'm still not sure if I agree or not.

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