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Summer reading list, what is on tap this year?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by padre31, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I like reading a couple of books at a time over the course of the Summer, mostly older books simply because I refuse to pay 27 dollars for a book I may or may not like, and as a wise fellow once said "If you want to learn something new, read an old book"

    So for me:

    1. Heavy Econ Stuff from Dr. Gary North, he mixes economics in view of the Bible and he has some great insights, currently it is the Sinai Covenant.

    2. Finish "A secret history of the IRA", not sure I'll finish that Gerry Adams love fest.

    3. Malevil, sort of 28 days meets a Chateau in France.

    4. How to win friends and influence people, need I say more?:lol:

    So what is on my fellow forumite's reading lists this summer?

    (Sick, E, Mariok are excused of course...;) )
     
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  2. daphins

    daphins A-Style

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    1. The Power of now (predecessor to "A New Earth"...found it to be a very helpful book, and a great excuse to hit up my favorite coffee shop).

    2. Cradle to Cradle (A book about how to design sustainable products..think about the creation as well as the afterlife)

    3. Under the tuscan Sun (it's transportive and takes me back to Italy...read it when I want to walk down memory lane)

    4. Che (want to find out more about this man)

    that's enough to keep me busy for awhile. I'm a very fast reader but make myself read slowly and digest stuff.
     
  3. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    Tucker Max's "I hope they serve beer in hell." I highly recommend it for the laugh factor.

    Slash's autobiography. It get goods when he starts in about how Guns' came together (duh).

    I hope to finally finish Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian." I started it a few years back, put it down, and never came back to it.

    I also urge people to pick up Glen Duncan's, "I, Lucifer." It's about the devil wanting to come back to earth to write his autobigraphy, so he kills a writer and overtakes his body. Interesting concept. Not for the faint of heart...
     
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  4. RTW

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    Magic Tree House series #20 through however many there are. Probably some "Captain Underpants" as well.
     
  5. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    Books on Ghengis Khan and JP Morgan. Some William Blake and Rumi. Autobiography of Paul Di Anno "The Beast". And one sci fi or espionage fiction book for fun
     
  6. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I, Lucifer sounds a bit like the Screwtape Letters?
     
  7. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    one of the all time great books
     
  8. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    In HS, I just happened to pick the Screwtape Letters at random from the HS library, the assignment was to give a presentation based on whatever book that was read...:lol:

    Needless to say, there were no questions from my fellow classmates...

    Good times adamp.
     
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  9. Boik14

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    The Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer (always a great read)
    Im going to also go back and read some stuff by Robert Ludlum and Nelson DeMille that I have never read.
     
  10. padre31

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    Ludlum's older work, like the Materese Circle or the Bourne series was awesome, he sort of lost me with the Road to Omaha though.
     
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  11. Lt Dan

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    I don't have a reading list. I go to the store, find one that sounds good. Read and repeat
     
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  12. NaboCane

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    I'm going to read the Dexter novels before the premiere of the new season in the fall.

    Also José Martí's poetry; and I'm going to try to get through another Flaubert, maybe Madame Bovary...probably just end up re-reading Sentimental Education again, though. :shifty:

    I'd love to read Flaubert in the original language; maybe I'll meet a nice French girl who'll help. :yes:
     
  13. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    im really not sure what ill be reading. i may turn to something historical. i had my phase with the russian novelists. i may go for something lighter. some of the ones posted here sound good
     
  14. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    i am currently reading schrodingers kittens, inhuman bondage. I might start 3 theories of quantum gravity, qed, or something else. I haven't decided. Or I might order and start he books I've been asking around about.....
     
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    mor911 pooping

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    Liberty and Tryanny.
    Influence. Power of Persuasion - Robert Caldini.
    Asset Protection by Jay Adkisson (for my practice).

    Maybe some digital photography books since I'm trying to get into that right now.
     
  17. Sethdaddy8

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    i need to dust off and read # 4 again.

    i'll be reading the instruction manual to Batman:Arkham Asylum.
     
  18. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    That book is so old it probably is available for "free" in .PDF form online.

    I need to add:

    R Max Bowser's "Picking Penny Stock Winners" and "Profits with small stocks"
     
  19. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    Just finished 'Lies My Teacher Told Me' by James Loewen

    Up next is

    'Me of Little Faith' by Lewis Black

    'The Bounty: True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty' by Caroline Alexander

    'Uncle John's Bathroom Reader "Plunges into History" '

    'Born on the 4th of July' by Ron Kovic

    That should get me by till it cools off outside :smile:
     

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