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Old 04-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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What are you reading?

For those of you out there who actually read books (magazines do not count), let's hear what you're into these days.

I'm currently into my 8th John D. MacDonald book, One Fearful Yellow Eye. It's a mystery based in southern Florida in the 60's. He's written a ton of books, most of them with the same main character. I like his stuff because southern Florida is my old stompin' grounds (Key Largo, FL Keys).

I've always got at least one book going, along with the old trusty FM 23-10....my lifeline.

Let's hear what you're reading right now.....

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I'm reading, Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey, Welcome to the Monkey House by Vonnegut, and my own called Back into the Sand because I'm doing a rewrite. And there's about 16 books on my to be read list. I'll read any genre other than Nancy Nymphos.

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Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs audio version.
I just got a Zane Gray commemorative Marlin 30-30 in a trade so I'm thinking about hitting the bookstore tomorrow to get a few of his books, I've never been particularly fond of westerns but eh, I'll give it a shot.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'm reading, Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey, Welcome to the Monkey House by Vonnegut, and my own called Back into the Sand because I'm doing a rewrite. And there's about 16 books on my to be read list. I'll read any genre other than Nancy Nymphos.

Have you read Galapagos by Vonnegut? It's my favorite of his.
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Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs audio version.
I just got a Zane Gray commemorative Marlin 30-30 in a trade so I'm thinking about hitting the bookstore tomorrow to get a few of his books, I've never been particularly fond of westerns but eh, I'll give it a shot.
Ernest Hemingway was a Zane Gray fan.....
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Have you read Galapagos by Vonnegut? It's my favorite of his.
I just discovered I like his style so I've only been through his short stories. His novels are on my list to buy, but I've got such a pile of books to read.
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I just discovered I like his style so I've only been through his short stories. His novels are on my list to buy, but I've got such a pile of books to read.

HAPPINESS is a large pile of books to read!!
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HAPPINESS is a large pile of books to read!!
Barnes & Noble sends me Christmas cards.

I thought about getting one of those electronic books, so I could have a bunch of books on hand, but I just really like having a physical book.
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Barnes & Noble sends me Christmas cards.

I thought about getting one of those electronic books, so I could have a bunch of books on hand, but I just really like having a physical book.
Those electronic books are too "STAR TREK" for me. I like reading actual print. I know, it's more environmentally responsible to lessen the amount of physical books being printed, but I can't get into the idea of electronic books.

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I'm a fan of fantasy. So I've dug me a hole with Robert Jordans- Wheel of Time series. Its a 12 part series and I'm only 3 books in.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:16 AM   #12
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Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

(I think I’m going on a Lispector binge if I can afford it.)
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:27 AM   #13
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Im reading New Posts on WranglerForum. Seems okay so far. Lots of different characters in it.
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i read Wrangler Forum that story always changes and my newest read is Chuck Norris Facts cause he said i had to or he would find me

my fiance read every night and most the day. i am barnes and noble with the book collection she has
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I'm a fan of fantasy. So I've dug me a hole with Robert Jordans- Wheel of Time series. Its a 12 part series and I'm only 3 books in.
If you read slowly enough, the last book should be out when you reach the end. Even though its not written by Jordan, the new authour was handpicked by him and given all his notes before he passed. Another good read in the genre is Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, even though he lost focus on a few of the books.
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If you read slowly enough, the last book should be out when you reach the end. Even though its not written by Jordan, the new authour was handpicked by him and given all his notes before he passed. Another good read in the genre is Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, even though he lost focus on a few of the books.
Wait what? Robert Jordan died? when did that happen?
I've been waiting for that lightforsaken series to be finished for about 15 years.
I've never before seen such irritatingly long, drawn out books that can still hold your attention.

Off to google for the rest of the story.


ETA: Damn, rest in peace Mr. Jordan

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On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement[4] that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life, working for another 30 years.

He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in early April 2006.[5] Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.

Jordan died at approximately 2:45 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2007,[6] and a funeral service was held for him on Wednesday, September 19, 2007.


Due to his health problems, Jordan did not work at full force on the final installment A Memory of Light, but blog entries confirmed that he continued work on it until his death, and he shared all of the significant plot details with his family not long before he died.[12] He maintained that in doing so the book will get published even if "the worst actually happens".[13] On December 7, 2007 Tor Books announced that Brandon Sanderson had been chosen to finish the Wheel of Time series. Jordan's widow chose him after reading his Mistborn series.

A Memory of Light (now due to be split into three volumes projected for 2009, 2010 and 2011)
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Damn, I hadnt heard that last part about them splitting up the last Jordan book. He had sworn to his fans that Memory would be the last book even if they had to invent a new method of binding to publish it. Fortunately Sanderson is a capable author and recieved extensive notes and instructions from Jordan, but dividing it still seems like an insult.
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If you like his style, try Killing Pablo. Another good read.
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umm reading? Jeep manuals. tranny manuals, xfer case manuals. Wf forum. that is it.
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I'm in school to be a Youth Pastor and I'm in the middle of a few different books. One of them is "Confessions of a Youth Pastor" which is basically just a collection of mess ups from the anonymous author and how he dealt with them in his ministry. I'm also reading a book called "Fasting" by Jensen Franklin, which is pretty self explanatory, which is about why people fast, the Biblical references for fasting, etc. Finally, I'm working on a book called "The Irresistable Revolution" by Shane Claiborne, basically outlining a lot of what's happened in his life as he's established non-mainstream ministries for PA's homeless, as well as travels to Calcutta, simply to work for Mother Theresa before her death. Pretty interesting.
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