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"What Are You Reading?" [Reloaded]

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Anchoret, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Anchoret

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    [The books listed are ones I've recently read, am reading or are in the request process. I read four to five books a week and it's been a while since I've been active in this thread so this has been a bit of catch-up. I post less than half of what I read as much of it is not worth mentioning.]
     
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    I'm reading the Guns at Last Light, the third book in Rick Atkinson's "liberation trilogy" on WW2.

    I am about 2/3 through Bill Bryson's At Home but got weary of reading about VD and to a certain extent, weary of Bryson.

    I'm almost done with Blood and Thunder about Kit Carson and New Mexico and all but it has gotten even more depressing as I near the end.
     
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    The Cheapskate Next Door, by Jeff Yeager.

    I'm a minimalist/voluntary simplicity guy. I'm not learning much new in this book, but its fun to read the works of like minded people.
     
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    Oh, MAN---thanks for that!! I've not seen nor heard of that before, and I'm a huge Flashman fan. CC's out and I'm headed for Amazon.
     
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    I've got a friend whose grandfather was involved in that strike (and some of the direct action). I may have pick that up too.
     
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    "The complete guide to the Belgrade Gambit" by B. Monson.

    Howdy,

    Chess is my passion. I'm trying to learn the Belgrade Gambit through Bruce Monson's well regarded book on the subject.
     
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    Whole by T. Colin Campbell.

    Havwnt even cracked the cover yet. Meant to bring it to work today but forgot it in a rush to get out the door.
     
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    I've been in an Elmore Leonard kick lately. I just started "Out Of Sight".
     
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    I just finished Floating Dragon by Peter Straub. I never thought to read it before, because it clearly has the stupidest title in the world. So now, decades after it was written, I read it. I soon understood why it was called Floating Dragon. All I can say is WOW.

    There were moments when the horror was piling up on top of more horror, when I thought that there just could not be any more horror. But more horror came.

    It's also written very well, way above the level of the usual horror hack writers. Oh, BTW Steven King clearly lifted the concept of this book for IT and didn't do nearly as good of a job.
     
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    Three chapters left to finish A Dance With Dragons and really dreading it. I started Game of Thrones last July while waiting for my dad to come out of surgery and haven't been without one in that series since. Now, not only do I know GRR Martin kills off another of my favorite characters at the end of this one, but I have real doubts that he'll finish the series before he reaches his untimely end.

    Damn authors anyhow! The nerve of them for not writing faster!
     
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