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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:09 pm

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Hoser wrote:Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy.

I've been wanting to pick that up... It looks good.


It is. It's not your basic Christian Autobiography. I won't spoil it for you, but I find it a good easy read. It's not deep reading like semantics or theology, it's everyday thoughts & struggles.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:09 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:13 pm

The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway is my anti Stephen King, his books start out slow but I love the endings.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:21 pm

I'm reading Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk. I just finished The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:40 pm

Bio book. I have a test tomorrow. Geck. And also lab notes, for I also have a lab practical tomorrow. Joy.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:58 pm

How much time do you have? Umm...

-All in One CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide by Mike Meyers
-All in One CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Guide, also by Mike Meyers
-Sam's Teach Yourself: Networking by Joe Habraken and Matt Hayden
-TCP/IP Jumpstart: Internet Protocol Basics by Andrew G. Blank
-Workbook 10. Network Applications of Red Hat Academy 030: Linux Essentials
-How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know by Brian Ward
-Sam's Teach Yourself Unix (Second Edition) by Dave Taylor and James C. Armstrong

I've also got a copy of Sam's Teach Yourself: Web Publishing with HTML and CSS that I thumb through for reference on occasion (this Sam guy really knows hit s***...)

And when I become convinced I can't cram any more information into my head (I get this feeling just about every day), I have my faithful copy of Douglas Adams' The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Short Story...


Before anyone jumps in to point out that I can't possibly be reading all of this at once, my reply is, I do so only a little at a time, but yes, I am currently reading through all of these books slowly but surely.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:16 pm

Chuck Palahniuk's Guts short story on his website gives me nightmares :o
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:43 pm

Nitrodist wrote:Chuck Palahniuk's Guts short story on his website gives me nightmares :o

As much as I'm enjoying Choke, I don't think I dare look at his website while at work.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:53 am

Currently reading The Hobbit with my daughter and Boomsday with myself.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:11 am

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:08 pm

Cybermancy - Kelly McCullough

Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett

2 school books, one on XP Pro and one A+ prep.

When I'm done with the two fiction books, I'll probably start Diamond Age again and finally finish it.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:35 pm

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - quite depressing
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:08 am

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner :)

and school Philosophy book :(
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:31 pm

Children of Dune when I can. Mostly though books for classes... sadface...
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Re: What are you READING right now?

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:52 am

I'm teaching a couple of graduate e-campus courses and have been reading lots of badly written student essays.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:54 am

Guns, Germs, and Steel
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:59 pm

Sproul's Chosen by God
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 Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:01 pm

Looking for Knowledge wrote:Guns, Germs, and Steel

How is it? I saw the PBS series on this, which was pretty good, and figured I should read the book.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:53 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:02 am

Just started The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:53 am

Looking for Knowledge wrote:Guns, Germs, and Steel


Good book, but it took me forever to finish it.

Right now I am reading Damien by Herman Hesse again because it is a great book.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:33 pm

Isaac Asimov - Foundation and Earth
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:25 pm

Just finished:
The Credit Crisis of 2008 and what it means- George Soros

Currently Reading- VERY S-L-O-W:

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:42 am

Looking for Knowledge wrote:Guns, Germs, and Steel


awesome book.

im reading The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler
we are running out of oil. and soon the world is going to have to drastically change how we do things.
(but this guy was also ranting about the y2k virus haha)
its interesting stuff
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:10 am

Inkling wrote:
Looking for Knowledge wrote:Guns, Germs, and Steel

How is it? I saw the PBS series on this, which was pretty good, and figured I should read the book.
As a couple previous posters stated, it's a good read.

I enjoy learning, and that's a big part of this book for me. For example, I learned about seeds yesterday. A large percentage of wild almonds contain a lethal amount of cyanide, some seeds need to pass through an animal's digestive track to germinate, etc.

It all just reminds me that humans are another species on this planet and like the rest we need to move, die, or adapt to our ever changing environment(s). Survivors are not always the strongest or the most advanced....and sometimes survival means the eradication of another life-form.



Nitrodist wrote:Chuck Palahniuk's Guts short story on his website gives me nightmares :o


I read Chuck Palahniuk's "RANT" in between chapters on Guns, Germs, and Steel. It was smaller and made for a better travel book.

It's a fun read too. I love Chuck's books. Sick and twisted at its best. I hear they made Choke into a movie and are maybe working on Invisible Monsters. Choke and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake are two of my all time favorite novels. I'm sad when books like those end.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:45 pm

Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:39 pm

Started another one.

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie.

Surprisingly good advice, I would recommend it to anyone.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:40 am

Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie. It's his second in a series. Very good.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:05 am

Dawn by Tim Lebbon and when thats finished (another 40 pages or so) Fallen, also by Tim Lebbon
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