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Old 07-05-2016, 10:36 AM   #1
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What Are you Currently Reading?


I myself enjoy spy novels/biographies. I've decided to give that genre a break until it's refreshed into something new.

Non-fiction/Fiction doesn't matter let's hear it!
 
Old 07-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Currently:
Hacking Capitalism by Johan Söderberg
and
End of Watch by Stephen King
 
Old 07-05-2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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"Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica - The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds", by John Powell.

Being a guitar/bass player, I'm interested in researching music from a creative perspective, as well as, the emotional and healing/psychological aspects as to why one plays/enjoys music.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 12:53 PM   #4
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"An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It" by Jessie Greengrass

Wonderful short stories.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 12:55 PM   #5
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I expect to start Shelby Foote's series about the Civil War this week.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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http://whatever.scalzi.com/about/books-by-john-scalzi/
Only the first book of the Old Man's War is very good, but the rest are a decent read too.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 09:13 PM   #7
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I'm a mystery buff:

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House, by M. C. Beaton.

The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy, by James Anderson.

Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles, by John H. Watson, M. D.. edited by John S. Fitzpatrick (A pastiche sent to me by Second Daughter who just moved to Big Sky Country).

Next on my list is

Trick or Treat, by the marvellous Australian mystery writer Kerry Greenwood. I've read all the Phryne Fisher stories and I'm working my way through the Corinna Chapman series.

I'm also poking my way through Try and Stop Me by Bennett Cerf and about four issues of Linux Voice.
 
Old 07-06-2016, 02:43 AM   #8
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This thread.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist it!)
 
Old 07-06-2016, 08:46 AM   #9
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this thread.

(sorry, i couldn't resist it!)
beat me to it
 
Old 07-06-2016, 03:14 PM   #10
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My oldest sister until recently was a lifelong librarian and while I was living close to her I got frequent alerts (she knows my tastes - science and science fiction) and got to read many good books. The most recent was Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by lee Smolin. A little over 2 years ago though I moved rather far away and into a rural mountain community and the nearest library, such as it is, is a half hour drive away. So for the last 2 years I have relied on Forums, to which I subscribe to over a dozen, for good reads but that is about to change.

I bought an old laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T-61 which I intend to dedicate to Kindle books now that a I have an Amazon Prime account. It should arrive in the next couple days and I already have 2 books lined up. I'm stoked!
 
Old 07-06-2016, 08:05 PM   #11
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Currently the menu at:

Little Caesars  
$ ˇ Restaurant
Carry-out chain featuring chicken wings, signature breadsticks & pizza tossed from housemade dough.
Address: 700-798 S Eddy St, Pecos, TX 79772

Gotta have pizza before I break open and read my Harley Davidson 1986 through 2003 1200 XLH service manual.
 
Old 07-06-2016, 09:26 PM   #12
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Little Caesars.

(sigh) My condolences.
 
Old 07-07-2016, 10:36 AM   #13
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Little Caesars.

(sigh) My condolences.
One horse town bro. You get what you can when you can.
 
Old 11-10-2016, 12:53 PM   #14
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Still slowly going through Shelby Foote's multi-volume history of the Civil War.

Richard Rhodes' "Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb", which is largely about Russian infiltration of the U.S., has been moved to the top of my read-next queue. I'm sure I don't need to say what prompted that decision.
 
Old 11-10-2016, 01:28 PM   #15
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Just finished The Epic Of Gilgamesh, which is a lot shorter than I expected with most of the book being explanations of the various interpretations.
Just started The Hanging Tree which is part of a series called Rivers Of London which is a sort of sci-fi/fantasy about a police officer in the magic department of the London Metropolitan Police (mainly read as something light for a change).
Then I've Ian Rankin's Rather Be The Devil, one of the Rebus series or re-reading Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer to get me in the right frame of mind to read Anathem which I skipped by mistake thinking it was part of The Baroque Cycle. That should take me into the year, knowing Neal Stephenson's incredibly long novels, by which point I'll likely welcome a John Le Carré Smiley novel.
 
  


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