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Another book thread
« on: December 11, 2011, 01:08:43 PM »
Been awhile since I asked what everyone is reading these days. So, what is it?
  I just got started on John Sanford's "Prey" series. So far, so good.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 01:16:33 PM »
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 02:56:39 PM »
Rereading "Notes From a Small Island" by Bill Bryson...nice humorous American account of a trip around the UK.  Finishing up the 1912 Luther translation of the Bible in German, occasionally reading a bit of "Nad: Understanding Raga Music" by Sandip Bagchee, and have been reading a lot of Wodehouse, particularly his very old stuff that is now public domain (and therefore on my iPhone).

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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 03:43:57 PM »
Much of this island is not covered by broadcast radio because of the mountains.  So, I often download talking books from the library to listen to on my iPhone when I travel for work.  

Currently I am "reading" (listening to)  The Minority Report and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick.  Many of his short stories have been made into very good movies, e.g. Blade Runner.

If you haven't already discovered his books, I highly recommend them.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 04:01:31 PM »
Much of this island is not covered by broadcast radio because of the mountains.  So, I often download talking books from the library to listen to on my iPhone when I travel for work. 

Currently I am "reading" (listening to)  The Minority Report and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick.  Many of his short stories have been made into very good movies, e.g. Blade Runner.

If you haven't already discovered his books, I highly recommend them.
some of them have been turned into crappy movies, e.g. Minority Report. ;)
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 05:41:14 PM »
The story was very different from the movie.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 06:15:32 PM »
Reading the "Game of Thrones" series, halfway through book #2, "Clash of Kings".  Pretty good read so far...
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 06:44:42 PM »
Reading the "Game of Thrones" series, halfway through book #2, "Clash of Kings".  Pretty good read so far...


I'm currently reading Storm of Swords. I love this series. Can't put it down!
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 06:47:44 PM »
I am about half way through Stephen King's 11/22/63.
It has some interesting time travel ideas.  I will try to post more of a critique after I finish reading.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 07:04:36 PM »
Rereading "Notes From a Small Island" by Bill Bryson...nice humorous American account of a trip around the UK.  Finishing up the 1912 Luther translation of the Bible in German, occasionally reading a bit of "Nad: Understanding Raga Music" by Sandip Bagchee, and have been reading a lot of Wodehouse, particularly his very old stuff that is now public domain (and therefore on my iPhone).

Finished "Hops and Glory" by Pete Brown, who is called the Bill Bryson of beer writers on the cover notes.  I can see why, as his style is similar.  Have read most of Bryson's stuff, he is very entertaining.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 08:28:22 PM »
I've been reading some cool scifi off smashwords. 

http://www.smashwords.com/books/tags/harry_irons

Quick and exciting easy reads. Somewhat thought provoking. Good story in the trilogy.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 08:49:50 PM »
Hey Weaze, I know we talked about "Lonesome Dove" a couple years back. Did you ever read "Comanche Moon"? Almost as good as LD in a lot of ways. It's a prequel to LD and more than worth the read. Great yarn.

I'm currently reading Jeff Shaara's "The Steel Wave". Pretty good if you are into WWII history.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 10:58:30 PM »
Hey Weaze, I know we talked about "Lonesome Dove" a couple years back. Did you ever read "Comanche Moon"? Almost as good as LD in a lot of ways. It's a prequel to LD and more than worth the read. Great yarn.

Believe it or not, it was you, and your LD reccomendation that got me into reading in the first place. Up till then, I read  maybe three books in my life. I HATED to read. I pickd up LD, loved it, and read the other three books in the series. From that point on, I was hooked! Thanks Major. You made a reader out of me.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2011, 01:52:07 AM »
The story was very different from the movie.
It wasn't a dig at PKD :)
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 06:59:39 AM »
Not exactly classic reading, but currently working my way through the first seven hardbacks of The Walking Dead ;)

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