Watcha readin'? Thread.
September 6, 2002 9:16PM
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Tom Arden, "Sultan of the moon and stars".
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September 6, 2002 10:24PM
Fundamentals of Biochemistry...
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September 6, 2002 10:28PM
WordSmart and Math review for Standardized Tests and 10 Real SATs and Tooth and Nail and.... you get the idea.
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September 7, 2002 8:29AM
To The Shores of Tripoli, about the US Navy and the Barbary Corsairs. Very good stuff.
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September 7, 2002 9:38AM
as an ebook
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September 7, 2002 9:43AM
The Sum of All Fears, Tom Clancy.
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September 7, 2002 9:57AM
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 audible.com 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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September 7, 2002 10:24AM
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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September 7, 2002 11:57AM
Western Traditions in Art and Literature
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September 7, 2002 12:20PM
"The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. Good book.
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September 7, 2002 1:17PM
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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September 7, 2002 1:21PM
A non-fiction book called "The Tipping Point."
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September 9, 2002 3:15PM
Terry Brooks- "Morgawr."
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September 9, 2002 3:19PM
The Manhattan Hunt Club - John Saul
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September 9, 2002 4:02PM
[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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September 9, 2002 5:53PM
[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">www.gladwell.com</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
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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September 10, 2002 2:09AM
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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September 10, 2002 2:12PM
[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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September 10, 2002 8:20PM
The Botany of desire. . . .
Franny and Zooey, jd salinger
A primates memroir, robert sapolsky
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September 10, 2002 8:24PM
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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September 11, 2002 7:05AM
[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?