What Book Have You Read Recently?

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  1. ElPee

    ElPee Super Member

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    I thought we needed a thread of this nature for the readers among us.

    I'll start off with the excellent:
    "What You Can Change and What You Can't" By Dr. Martin E.P.Seligman. One of the better self-help resources out there. Highly recommended.

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  2. Robinhawaii

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    Perhaps ask in The Reading Room.
     
  3. stereofanboy

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    Dick Francis, "For Kicks".

    I've been a fan of the mystery genre since I was seven or eight, and even had an unread Dick Francis book in my collection for 20 years. I finally read one of his books and found it so enjoyable that I have begun picking them up whenever I find them.

    I don't believe that The Reading Room is viewable for non-subscibers.
     
  4. elgato8905

    elgato8905 Nobody special.

    Books I've read in the past two months:

    "14" by Peter Clines... An interesting unexplainable book. A great story.

    "The Disaster Diaries" by Sam Sheridan... A book about survival and preparation.

    "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright... A book about L. Ron Hubbard and the church of Scientology.

    "Suspect" by Robert Crais... A great crime story about an injured cop and service dog.

    "The Good Son" by Mark Kriegal... A biography about the boxer Ray Mancini.

    "The Last Sultan" by Robert Greenfield... A biography about Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic records.

    "Always Running" by Luis Rodriguez... A biography about the author growing up in an L.A. street gang.

    "The Black Hand" by Chris Blatchford... A biography about Rene "Boxer" Enriquez who was a member and killer for the Mexican Mafia and his life in the organization. Most importantly, it's about how he reformed in his later life and how his past has affected him.
     
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    "Flak Dodger" by Roland O. Byers......A story of the 457th Bomb Group during World War II
     
  6. Tjetracer

    Tjetracer Dancing Madly Backwards in PA Subscriber

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    Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
     

     

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    Gregg Allman..My Cross To Bear.
     
  9. thunderroad

    thunderroad Life begins at 140 mph.

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    Currently reading: Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi

    Just finished: Steel Boat, Iron Hearts; A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505 by Hans Goebeler & John Vanzo
     
  10. 68custom

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    currently reading Stephen Kings "11/22/63",
    recently read Alice Seberts " The Lovely Bones",
    recently read Irving Welsh " Train Spotting",
    recently reread Ann Rice "Merrick" and "Interview with a Vampire"
    recently reread Issac Asimov "I robot"
    recently read Anthony Burgess " A Clockwork Orange"
    I recently picked a Kindle with an 1800 plus book bundle so I have plenty to read for a while.
     
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    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    In the Subscriber's Section, there's a whole forum called The Reading Room, where this thread fits right in.
     

     

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  12. Judas Priest

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    I´m currently finishing the Dark Tower series of books from Stephen King. I´m reading the last book "The Tower". This is my third time reading all the books. I LOVE this story! When I finished reading it the last time I was tempted to start at the beginning again ;)
     
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    "The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are" by Alan Watts, Eastern Philosopher/Professor. Describes the obstacles (eg. Myths, Religion, Contradictions, Govn't, etc.) that prevent a person from becoming their "True Self". The result is that we end up living in a drama which have to take part in and consequently end up playing "hide and seek" with our identity.

    Great lecturer, as well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3hVc2hWYxg.

    "If we are honest with ourselves the most fascinating problem in the World is Who am I? It's so mysterious and elusive. What you are escapes your examination in the same way that you can't look directly into your own eyes w/o using a mirror, you can't bite your own teeth, you can't taste your own tongue and that's why there's always profound mystery in the problem "Who we are"."
     
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    A Writer's Guide To Photography.
    Good Book...it teaches a Writer how to take Their own pictures for Their subject matter.
     
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    The Naval War of 1812 Theodore Roosevelt
     
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    Looks like the OP is in need of a subscription. :deal:
     

     

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  17. asterion

    asterion From the Wreckord Room

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    Not being successful at starting Finnegan's Wake, I placed 3 books of stories handy by that I have been grabbing and reading from....they include but are not limited to -

    -The Norton Book of Classical Literature.

    -The Norton Anthology of English Literature- Seventh edition volume 2.
    Recently Samuel Taylor Coleridge including the Eolian Harp, The Rime of the ancient mariner....

    James Joyce's - The Dead

    and from

    Great Short Stories of the World
    Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving
    The Great Stone Face - Nathaniel Hawthorne
    My Terminal Moraine : Frank R. Stockton
    The Damned Thing : Ambrose Bierce
    and right now
    The Phonograph and the Graft
    O. Henry

    Have also revisited those wacky nomads from the North in Kafka's an Old leaf aka An old manuscript as well as Borges' The House of Asterion.
     
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  18. JJJimmy

    JJJimmy Silver is Sweet!

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    For Christmas, my Dad gave me the entire collection of Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. So far, I've read "The Affair", "The Enemy" (the two "prequels"), and am now on his first, "Killing Floor". I like 'em!
     
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    Impact-The Battle Story of the Tenth Armored Division by Lester Nichols

    My Dads outfit in WWII, Metz/Ardennes-Bastogne/Trier to Garmisch Partenkirchen/ Home
     
  20. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Subscriber

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    Number 1 fan

    Do you know that he recently (within the last couple of years) released an additional DT book?
    It fits in between a couple of the regular series' volumes.

    If you read the newer one:

    1. how did you like it?
    2. is it of the same caliber as the original 7?

    thx

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