What are you READING right now?

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Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:00 am

My dad just gave my a WSJ article on the value of IT people, about to sit down and read it.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:45 pm

First 2008 post :D

I'm reading The King of Torts by John Grisham. Anyone else read it?
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:22 pm

Currently reading Plum Island, a hard-bitten-homicide-detective-with-no-tact mystery. The plot just took a turn for the worse. A coworker lent me the book and I suppose I have to deliver a 30-second book report on the damn thing when I give it back to him.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:13 am

Nitrodist wrote:Market Forces by Richard Morgan

How did you like that one?
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:23 am

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:30 am

The Law & Economics of Subprime Lending by Volokh conspirator Todd Zywicki.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:34 am

The World Without Us is really an interesting read.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:34 am

Just read the review of 9800GX2 ...
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:18 am

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:Just read the review of 9800GX2 ...


Just read Jigar's post on what he was reading at 9:34AM CST ...

StrangeDay wrote:
Nitrodist wrote:Market Forces by Richard Morgan

How did you like that one?


Great book. I liked it a lot.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:51 am

TR, duh. :)

I'm in the middle of _We Few_ by Weber and Ringo. After that I've got _The Clan Corporate_ by Stross, then probably will pick up on the Sister Fidelma series again.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:57 am

Hawkwing74 wrote:Im reading the latest Goodkind book "Phantom" and his style seems to be getting worse with each new book. I guess I want to read a fantasy novel enough to slog through a subpar one.


I just gave up on that. If I'd wanted to read a philosophical treatise I'd make my self re-read The Speech in _Atlas Shrugged_.

IMO Goodkind thinks he's too good to have an editor anymore. He's wrong.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:01 pm

[SDG]Mantis wrote:Just finished:

Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper


"Lone Star Planet" was funny, and I really liked _Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen_.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:57 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:43 pm

http://www.djmoody.co.uk/Autumn.pdf

Autumn by David Moody. totally awesome zombie novel set in Europe. (England to be more specific)
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:27 am

I'm reading two books right now. 1776 by David McCullough and The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. Just started 1776, so I can't really comment on it yet (only about 50 pages in), but I'm half way through The Silver Chair, and I like it a lot (more than I liked The Voyage of the Dawn Treader anyway). I'm trying to get all the Narnia books read. Yes, they're classified as children's books, but they're still really fun to read! 8)
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:31 am

Alex wrote:I'm reading two books right now. 1776 by David McCullough and The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. Just started 1776, so I can't really comment on it yet (only about 50 pages in), but I'm half way through The Silver Chair, and I like it a lot (more than I liked The Voyage of the Dawn Treader anyway). I'm trying to get all the Narnia books read. Yes, they're classified as children's books, but they're still really fun to read! 8)

I read all the books couple years ago myself. I view The Chronicles of Narnia more as a suitable for all ages than a children's book.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:42 am

Clinical psychiatry: a textbook for students and physicians by E. Kraepelin - one of the famous and unfortunately very rare books in psychiatry. You know, this is the first books that does consider schizophrenia to be a disease (though kraepelin calls it dementia praecox), or tells you something like manic-depressive illness exists. Got a facsimile, unfortunately without the pictures.

Signs & symptoms of psychiatry - another rare relic from another time. Psychoanalitically oriented, hard to chew on but not bad. Nice buy for 1 $ :d

It's reading time - with the dollar being so low (Belgian here), I really values to buy those books in America.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:27 am

Just got "No Country for Old Men" from Amazon (ordered book and movie together), and am looking forward to reading it. Font is pretty big and it's only 300+ pages so it'll probably be a one-day job.

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:35 am

Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut. Not a bad read albeit seemingly unorganized. I hear that's just his style though.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:14 pm

Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations-these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. -C.S. Lewis
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:39 pm

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy.

Inkling - that sound very interesting.......is it any good?
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:59 pm

Hoser wrote:Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy.

I've been wanting to pick that up... It looks good.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:12 pm

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:17 pm

A Brief History of Time, and shortly after that, The Universe in a Nutshell.

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:48 am

John's Irving's The Cider House Rules.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:25 am

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:49 am

I just started reading the Hythrun Chronicles by Jennifer Fallon.

The paperback copy of the third book in David Gemmel's Troy series isn't out till the end of april. :(
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:09 pm

The Fall by Albert Camus. Got it in a double edition with Exile and the Kingdom, which is one of my favourite books.

Also got All families are psychotic by Douglas Coupland. Loved Shampoo Planet, looking forward to reading this.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:35 pm

Hoser wrote:...Inkling - that sound very interesting.......is it any good?

It's short and intense. If you've recently experienced a loss of a close friend or family member, it can be deeply personal . Lewis questions his faith and all he believes to be real and makes some bizarre assertions initially.

If you're reading it as an intellectual pursuit, you should read The Problem of Pain first. That's more of a theodicy and is quite good. It's written by an intellectual apologist (Lewis) who had not yet experienced an intense personal loss.

But after the death of his wife from cancer, he kept a journal in the midst of his bitter grief, which was later published as A Grief Observed. In it, he throws much of what he wrote in The Problem of Pain out the window. The two make a short but great back-to-back read.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:50 pm

I'm proof-reading 3 essays I've written to be passed in next week.

I will be reading an advanced accounting textbook for an upcoming exam, and some political science notes. *Hoo boy*
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