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06-20-2007 02:13 PM
1BLKJP I read to kick back and not have to worry about things. It's different than researching/reading on the web. It's way better than watching TV.

I mostly read political novels or financial thrillers.
06-20-2007 01:31 PM
Levinoss Read this book recently, well iv been reading little bits here and there. Great book imo

The Essential Difference- Simon Baron Cohen

Women will want to talk about it. Men will sit silent and brood over its details'

Men and women: what really makes us different? Why do women love to chat while men prefer games, gadgets and alphabetizing their CDs? Why can a woman tell when you’re lying? And what is it about men and lists…?

We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling species, but we’ve never had the facts to tell us why – until now. Here leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen reveals:

· That male and female minds are different
· Why female brains are better at empathizing
· How male brains are designed to analyse ‘systems’ (from maps to music)
· The groundbreaking theory that autism is a form of the extreme male brain
· And, how to test yourself and find out what kind of brain you have

Empathizers are naturally tuned into other people’s thoughts and feelings. They read emotional atmosphere, effortlessly put themselves into other people’s shoes, are sensitive negotiators and can respond intuitively to a change in another person’s mood.

Systemizers have an exact eye for detail, they drive to analyse, explore and construct. They intuitively want to figure out how things work, or extract the underlying rules that govern the behaviour.
06-20-2007 01:08 PM
erickpl I am currently reading a Clive Cussler novel (not Dirk Pitt, but Kurt Austin), The Navigator. I'm enough of a fan of Cussler (read ALL his books and followed his finding of the Hunley Confederate sub), my wife got me a Doxa 600T dive watch - the same one that Dirk Pitt wears and is mentioned in each of the Dirk Pitt books (and worn by Mathew McCaunghenadsfklajsd;klfj ;akjs - however you spell it) in Sahara.

Easy read, but enjoyable!

I'm into the Cussler, Dale Brown, Tom Clancy type books (techno-thriller kinda stuff). Fav Clancy book was either Red Storm Rising or Cardinal in the Kremlin.
06-20-2007 09:13 AM
tiny terror This is heartening guys. Last I heard the trend was that people just weren't reading like they used to and it's sad, but to hear that a hardened buncha guys are is great

I'll admit though, I've not even heard of half the stuff listed and I practically live at Barnes and Noble. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons.
06-20-2007 04:10 AM
jjseel Got the Look - James Grippando.

I really like Hillerman, and JA Jance, SW Mysteries are cool! The Hobbit Series has to be a Fav, doing the Harry Potter thing, too.
06-19-2007 07:18 PM
cavediverjc Ahhhhh, books. My favorite pasttime! The last book I read was called SNIPER. It's a history of the battlefield sniper written by famed war historian Adrian Gilbert. It's considered required reading at work. Since I'm from the Florida Keys, I like alot of the writers local to south Florida like Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, James W. Hall, etc. Of course Cussler fits in there too, I have a number of first editions signed by Clive himself. That's one of my biggest hobbies (aside from firing large caliber weapons at bad guys), I collect first edition novels, many of them signed by their authors. The next book on my shelf is called FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR by Mark Twain. Good stuff!!
06-19-2007 06:57 PM
ol'bob The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano
Comment - This guy was full of himself - sheesh

before that

The Last Parallel:A Marine"s War Journal, by Martin Ross.
This was interesting because it was the same time period my dad was there. Different unit but the same crap.

Current book, Ace of Aces, The Life of Capt Eddie Rickenbacker
06-19-2007 05:06 PM
Bluesman Finished one of John Nance's novels last night. Read 2-4 books per week for fun, lots of journals and such for work. And as a permanent (46 yo) college student several textbooks per semester.

Tried the books on disc thing a couple of times. Figured if I had that much time on my hands (35 minute commute each way) I would learn a new language so I've been studying Spanish for the last 6 months while commuting, almost done with the second series of three. Pimsleur Language programs.
06-19-2007 04:51 PM
ccain M249 SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON (SAW) Field Manual (FM 23-14)

The proponent of this publication is the United States Army Infantry School.
Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 directly to Commandant,
US Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-IN-S3, Fort Benning, GA 31905-5596.

Thank you......That is all.

06-19-2007 02:02 PM
penguin_in_a_cj thomas harris

never gets old I usally pick it up when I'm pissed
06-18-2007 08:46 AM
Originally Posted by ccain529 View Post
I just finished reading The War of the Rats by David L. Robbins.
It's the book that was the basis for the movie Enemy at the Gates. The book is way better than the movie because the writer gives you gross detail of the charachters... Although, I will have to say that Jean-Jacques Annaud did a hell of a job adapting that book to the screen!
I'll have to read it. It's one of my favorite movies.
06-18-2007 05:18 AM
jjseel Act of Revenge - Robert K. Tanenbaum
06-16-2007 03:01 PM
ccain I just finished reading The War of the Rats by David L. Robbins.
It's the book that was the basis for the movie Enemy at the Gates. The book is way better than the movie because the writer gives you gross detail of the charachters... Although, I will have to say that Jean-Jacques Annaud did a hell of a job adapting that book to the screen!
06-16-2007 09:59 AM
MouthfulOfGrass Finished "Hunt for Red October" recently.

I'm a Russian history buff.

Currently reading "Icon & the Axe", a historical book about Russia and it's relationship with the church.

Have also been doing a study in 1 Corinthians.

Various Jeep & off road magazines.

Been reading through the factory serrvice manual for my '98 TJ.
06-16-2007 08:57 AM
Originally Posted by jjseel View Post
"The Teeth of the Tiger" - Tom Clancy
Pretty goob book. I've read all of his Jack Ryan novels but my all time favorite book by Tom Clancy id Red Storm Rising. Favorite book period. Being a Nuclear Artilleryman in Germany during the height of the cold war, it made it kind of spooky. Many people will never know how close we were to going to war with the Russians in the 80's.
06-16-2007 02:21 AM
1BLKJP The last book I read was a re-read of "Bleachers" by John Grisham.

Book I'm currently reading is called "The Book of Fate" by Brad Meltzer.
06-16-2007 01:22 AM
amy The last book I read was "The Shape Shifters" by Tony Hillerman. I've read all of his Navajo Mysteries.
I like mysteries and sci/fi. Don't get a lot of time to read though.
06-15-2007 08:01 PM
nicolas-eric my last book was:

06-15-2007 07:20 PM
larphead big bookworm here. i love to read. problem is I'm also a fast reader. i usually finish a 400 page novel in 2-3 days.

last book i read was The Husband by Dean Koontz. before that it was Die Trying by Lee Child.

i like suspense/thriller/horror mostly. a big Stephen King fan (i think i have almost read every thing the man has wrote) also Dean Koontz, Bentley Little , Neil Gamin.

but i also love a good mystery like Sue Grafton "alphabet" series, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, and Lee Child.

i have read many of the Dirk Pitt books, love every one of them. W.E.B Griffin is good too if you like military books. surprisingly i not a big Tom Clancy or J.R. Tolkien fan. i have read books from both (forced myself thru Lord Of the Rings) and ...meh.

I've always been a reader. even in high school i usually had a novel tucked away somewhere (unusual for a long haired dope smoking grease ball taking auto shop ) i had a English teacher once who tried her damndest to get me to got to college for a degree in Lit. i said no, she said "but why? your smarter than you think you are and you love to read"
i said "exactly i love to read. if i go and am FORCED to read and study all these different books that bore me to tears. i might not like it anymore"
06-15-2007 06:27 PM
jjseel "The Teeth of the Tiger" - Tom Clancy
06-15-2007 06:22 PM
activelydying diary - chuck palahniuk
06-15-2007 04:55 PM
MCG The History of Surfing
by Nath Young.
06-15-2007 04:48 PM
tiny terror
Originally Posted by Badge1236 View Post
I do listen to a lot of books on tape due to the amount of driving I do. Does that count?
Sure why not. I listen to books in my studio.
06-15-2007 04:22 PM
AzTJ I just read magazines

for the articles of course!
06-15-2007 04:15 PM
Hackle I read a lot of books. Cussler, Ludlum, and others all fiction. I also read some Science fiction once in a while.
06-15-2007 03:56 PM
RatherBNarizona i read Clive Cusslers books also (their great)

and I've just finished "1776" which i loved, it was about washington and the fight against the british
06-15-2007 03:44 PM
JCS05Rubi .........

Scout you scare me sometime.

Last book I read was about 2 months ago. Eragon part two, aka Eldest Inheritance Book Two: Christopher Paolini.

Both were excelent books (Eragon/Eragon 2). I get too stressed over real life stuff as it is, I dont have time to read anything but fiction
06-15-2007 03:41 PM
06-15-2007 02:57 PM
Badge1236 I used to read a lot. Now not so much. I know the Clive Cussler novels. I have read all of them. I do listen to a lot of books on tape due to the amount of driving I do. Does that count?
06-15-2007 02:48 PM
tiny terror oh dear, scout.

I'm reading Sometimes a Great Notion by the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, one of my favorite books.
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