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2008 reading thread

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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So far this year...

Ross Macdonald
The Goodbye Look
The Chill
Find A Victim
Black Money
The Barbarous Coast
The Drowning Pool

Duane Swierczynski
The Blonde

started this morning

Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide
 

kev211

Monkey
Jan 22, 2008
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San Diago
Sorry, I dont read many books, mainly cuz im on here or pinkbike, but i have read...

The Bible
Decline
MBA
Dirt
and a few others :busted:
 

pinkshirtphotos

site moron
Jul 5, 2006
4,680
47
Vernon, NJ
books? who reads them its all bout the interwebz now!

provolone in the casket, good book.... written by a teacher at my school so its pretty dope.
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
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Denver
I read a lot, but the one book that I've read in 2008 that I would recommend is...

Chris Moore
's
Lamb: Story of Jesus by his childhood pal, Biff.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
29,292
1,847
Portland, OR
I have been reading some interesting books since the end of last year. Mostly dealing with nonlocal consciousness and quantum mechanics.

Stephen Hawking's
The Universe in a Nutshell
A Briefer History of Time


Russell Targ's
Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness
Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness
 

sanjuro

Tube Smuggler
Sep 13, 2004
17,412
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SF
Ancient history, but The Sea-Wolf by Jack London.

I gave it to a kid in the shop for his bday. Basically about a pvssy who ends up on boat of badasses, led by the toughest badass. Just like our shop.
 

skinny mike

Turbo Monkey
Jan 24, 2005
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i need to read more this year, maybe i'll get around to finishing a people's history of the united states.
 

BikeGeek

BrewMonkey
Jul 2, 2001
4,399
54
Hershey, PA
Currently ploughing through the Canterbury Tales in old English.
Those old-timey books are a hoot, aren't they? I've been immersed in several 16th and 17th century "housewife" type guides trying to decipher a 16th century beer recipe for modern use.

Just finished - Mister B. Gone, Clive Barker
Currently - The Plundering Time: Maryland and the English Civil War
On Deck - TBD
 

jcook90

Turbo Monkey
Mar 3, 2006
1,211
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Connecticut
Still trying to work my way through the Elegant Universe (string theory, can't remember the author).

Just finished Kafka's The Metamorphosis which was quite out there and I don't want to write a paper.

Also re-reading Nelson Demille's Plum Island because I remember liking that book and it's been a while since I first read it.
 

JRogers

talks too much
Mar 19, 2002
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1
Claremont, CA
Aside from school reading, I've started a few books this year with no real chance of finishing them until the summer:

The Problem of Christianity by Josiah Royce
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
Sources of the Self by Charles Taylor
Prophesy Deliverance by Cornel West


Notice a theme?
 

geargrrl

Turbo Monkey
May 2, 2002
2,379
1
pnw -dry side
I haven't read anything good enough to write about, yet this year.
I just picked up The Sky People by SM Stirling from the library. He's pretty good if you want tongue in cheek alternative history silliness.

gg
 

Red Rabbit

Picky Pooper
Jan 27, 2007
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Colorado
Confederacy of Dunces
Neon Bible
Omnivore's Dilemma
Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East (First Liberal perspective on war I've read, fascinating)
War is a force that gives us meaning
Class Matters( first liberal book about social issues)
The O'Reilly Factor (early this year)
If Democrat's had a brain they would be Republicans ( Ann Coulter)

I read a lot.
 

Silver

find me a tampon
Jul 20, 2002
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Orange County, CA
Not much this year. I've been working way too much. I did just finish "Toward the Light of Liberty" by AC Grayling, and I'm going to rush through another Vonnegut I haven't read yet on a plane this week.
 

ridefast

Monkey
Jan 25, 2006
433
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Not where I'd like
Here is my completed list for 2008 thus far (in no particular order):

Stephen King, Black House
Stephen King, Duma Key (only another 30-some pages left)
Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek (I read this 3 times in 2007, will likely re-read another couple times this year)
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
Jordan Rubin, Perfect Weight America
Stephen Colbert, I Am America, and So Can You!
Michael Isikoff, Hubris
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (gotta have a classic every once in a while)
A. J. Jacobs, The Know-It-All
Ruth King, The Ugly Truth About Managing People

there is one more, but it has escaped me right now :poster_oops:
 

Stray_cat

Monkey
Nov 13, 2007
460
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Providence
Best so far this year has been Shirley Jacksons’ “We Have Always Lived in the Castle.” A good dark read. I’ve also have been slightly addicted to self published poetry books. Usually their limited and signed. Also the author gets more money than they would from a half hearted book deal.
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
3,559
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Danbury, CT
started this morning

Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide
Have you read his "follow-up" book, "World War Z?"
One of the best books I've read in a while, interesting how he took a lot from the Survival Guide, and the way it's written, as a series of interviews, is really interesting.

Opie: I'm a HUGE Gaiman fan, but I couldn't bring myself to see the Stardust movie. I guess the book meant a lot to me, and I don't want to spoil my memories of it.

Anyone here read Neal Stephenson? Big fan of his stuff, I think Cryptonomicon is probably my favorite book ever. And huge props for someone who names the main character of "Hiro Protagonist."
 

cadmus

Monkey
May 24, 2006
755
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PNW
That's a fun one :D

Under the Banner of Heaven - John Krakauer
Book of Mormon, for ****s and giggles...it's been awhile.
Out of My Later Years - Albert Einstein
It's actually been quite interesting, better than I expected for sure. It's something I've been meaning to read for some time, but always found a reason not to.

I read Under the Banner of Heaven awhile back.
 

Prettym1k3

Turbo Monkey
Aug 21, 2006
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In your pants
I'm in the last few chapters of the Bible. I started a one-year read through sometime mid-February last year. I should finish in just under a year (or exactly in a year).

I'm also reading "UnChristian". Insight to why the Christian church is so frowned upon in today's culture.

I would also like to read "Blasphemy". Can't remember the author... but it looks good.
 

.:Jeenyus:.

Turbo Monkey
Feb 23, 2004
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slc
Have you read his "follow-up" book, "World War Z?"
One of the best books I've read in a while, interesting how he took a lot from the Survival Guide, and the way it's written, as a series of interviews, is really interesting.

Opie: I'm a HUGE Gaiman fan, but I couldn't bring myself to see the Stardust movie. I guess the book meant a lot to me, and I don't want to spoil my memories of it.


Anyone here read Neal Stephenson? Big fan of his stuff, I think Cryptonomicon is probably my favorite book ever. And huge props for someone who names the main character of "Hiro Protagonist."
Gaiman rules, and Stardust the movie really wasn't too bad. probably one of my favorite book to movie interpretations as well.
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
3,559
0
Danbury, CT
Gaiman rules, and Stardust the movie really wasn't too bad. probably one of my favorite book to movie interpretations as well.
I'm sure it's not. Claire Danes looked like a good choice for the character she plays, I just have a very strong mental image of that book, and don't want to change it.

I love his retelling of the Snow White story from his book of short stories. The new one is really, really good too...
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
31,512
2,492
Have you read his "follow-up" book, "World War Z?"
One of the best books I've read in a while, interesting how he took a lot from the Survival Guide, and the way it's written, as a series of interviews, is really interesting.

I got bored with the Zombie Survival Guide after about 20 minutes. To be revisited. I have World War Z. I 'll read that after the Survival Guide.

Finished

Lawrence Block
Tanner's Twelve Swingers

Started

Ross Macdonald
The Doomsters