Watcha readin'? Thread.

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Tom Arden, "Sultan of the moon and stars".


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    Fundamentals of Biochemistry...
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    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    WordSmart and Math review for Standardized Tests and 10 Real SATs and Tooth and Nail and.... you get the idea.
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    To The Shores of Tripoli, about the US Navy and the Barbary Corsairs. Very good stuff.
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    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Neuromancer... (Gibson)...

    as an ebook

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    The Sum of All Fears, Tom Clancy.
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    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    A couple different things:

    Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

    Love in the Time of Cholera by Garcia Marquez

    I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell

    and I'm listening to Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson (got it through and I'm listening to it on my iPod. Way cool.)

    I read a lot because I stopped watching t.v. and AI's been boring enough lately to give me lots of free time after work.
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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    July - September issues of National Geographic, to brush up on some of the environmental issues that have been sprouting up lately. I'll take their word for things way ahead of crap publications like Time, which are now not a whole lot different than People Magazine, with a politics section in the middle.

    Book-wise I'm currently going back and thumbing through various chapters of books I bought in the past but didn't read cover-to-cover:

    Great Thinkers of the Western World

    Scientific American Desk Reference

    How Things Work (looks like a kiddie book, but you can learn a ton from it)

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    Western Traditions in Art and Literature
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    "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. Good book.

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    Simply Scheme by Harvey and Wright... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger...

    The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (for the 5th or 6th time)...


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    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    A non-fiction book called "The Tipping Point."
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    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    Terry Brooks- "Morgawr."
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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    The Manhattan Hunt Club - John Saul
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    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    [quote]Originally posted by Vargas:

    <strong>Terry Brooks- "Morgawr."</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Just read that too. Couldn't wait till it came out on paperback so I sprung for the (costly) hardcover. Ah well.
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    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>A non-fiction book called "The Tipping Point."</strong><hr></blockquote>

    sharp fellow that malcolm. see <a href=""; target="_blank"></a> for more wise words


    most in last 2 months... not in particular order...

    the lord of the rings trilogy - jrr tolkien

    cosmicomics (short fiction about life before the universe began) - italo calvino

    faster: the acceleration of almost everything - james gleick

    current reading:

    guns, germs, and steel (the fates of human societies) - jared diamond

    pending or bumped reading list:

    the code book (the science of secrecy from ancient egypt to quantum cryptography) - simon singh

    darwin's ghost (origin of the species revisited) - steve jones

    the cambridge quintet: a work of scientific speculation - john casti

    hermits: the insights of solitude - peter freeman
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    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy

    actually a pretty good book, I even read it in English because there were no others...
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    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:


    Just read that too. Couldn't wait till it came out on paperback so I sprung for the (costly) hardcover. Ah well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It was a pretty kick-ass trilogy.
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    The Botany of desire. . . .

    Franny and Zooey, jd salinger

    A primates memroir, robert sapolsky
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    Currently reading:

    Arturo Perez-Revere's _The Club Dumas_;

    Jonathan Israel's _The Dutch Republic 1447-1806_;

    _The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Accounting Course; and

    John Julius Norwich's _History of Venice_.
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    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    [quote]Originally posted by Vargas:


    It was a pretty kick-ass trilogy.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Sure was. But I couldn't help but think he (Brooks) set himself up to write another trilogy very soon with the ending to Morgwar. You know what I mean?
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