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Old 06-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #101
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I'm reading the Peloponnesian war, immortal last words and the main enemy (book about CIA). Are y'all reading traditional books or on kindle?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:30 PM   #102
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it's good. Some stuff I knew, others I didn't. There's a lot of different topics in it. I can lend it to you if you'd like. As long as my friend is done reading it.
I'm thinking I could order it from Amazon for what it would cost us to ship it back and forth...
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #103
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And I just finished "Outliers". It's so nice to have free time to read again
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:50 PM   #104
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I have "The Tipping Point". Only read the beginning so far. Anyone read it? How does it compare to "Outliers"?
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #105
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #107
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Just ordered 4 hour work week. Heard good things.
Gotta be honest, I was dissapointed with this. I can't really put my finger on it, it just seemed well, a bit lightweight.

Can reccommend 7 habits, that's great. I've just bought "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman!" which is an unconventional autobiography of Richard Feynman, the late Nbel prize winning physicist. I've never heard such universal praise for a book so I had to pick it up.

Re Kindle - is anyone else slightly annoyed at some of the shocking ports to it? So much so that I look for "converted for Kindle format" or similar before I buy now.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:28 PM   #108
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Currently reading the George R.R. Martin books that the HBO show "Game of Thrones" is based on. GREAT books, and I don't read fantasy stuff AT ALL. HIGHLY recommended!
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:43 PM   #109
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Just finished a few...

Unbroken: story of Louis in the 1930's who everyone is convinced will be the first 4-minute-miler. He ends up in WWII as a bombadier. His bomber crashes and he and his best friend/pilot are afloat in the Pacific for 47 days. They end up floating some 2k miles into Japanese-occupied islands and are captured and interned for over 2 years... torture, starvation, labor camps... you name it, they went through it... simply an amazing story of survival.

The Paris Wife: Hemingway's first marriage... amazing look at his character and early life as he was trying to make it as a writer.

Right now I am reading The Pale King, by the late David Wallace... pretty interesting so far.
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Gotta be honest, I was dissapointed with this. I can't really put my finger on it, it just seemed well, a bit lightweight.

Can reccommend 7 habits, that's great. I've just bought "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman!" which is an unconventional autobiography of Richard Feynman, the late Nbel prize winning physicist. I've never heard such universal praise for a book so I had to pick it up.

Re Kindle - is anyone else slightly annoyed at some of the shocking ports to it? So much so that I look for "converted for Kindle format" or similar before I buy now.
More on Feynman. I still have to read something of his, but this sounds interesting:
The ‘Dramatic Picture’ of Richard Feynman
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Over the honeymoon I read Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (about the 8th time I've read it) and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (had been on my list for a long time).

Now that I'm home.....it's back to the 4th module CFP books


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Old 07-21-2011, 04:37 PM   #112
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Over the honeymoon I read Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (about the 8th time I've read it) and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (had been on my list for a long time).

Now that I'm home.....it's back to the 4th module CFP books


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You read books on your honeymoon?
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:40 PM   #113
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Recently read:

Portnoy's Complain by Philip Roth - Dirty ass book. Loved it! A new favorite.
The Fighter's Mind by Sam Sheridan - About fighters and other athletes and their mental state. Good book.
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon - One of my favorite books ever.
Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens - Relatively light read.
Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas - Interesting history by a man who met Stalin repeatedly and in doing so grew more disenchanted
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larssen
The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens - Very interesting.
Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon - Short stories

Now reading The Moviegoer by Walker Percy.
Finally finished The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. It's a slow moving book with a contemplative tone. Set in post WWII New Orleans. Little for me to relate to. Glad it's done.

Also finished The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason Vuic.

Now reading Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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A few new ones on the kindle:

Somme Mud - EFF Lynch - An Australian infantryman's first hand account of life in the trenches on the Western Front in WW1. An excellent account, that doesn't shirk from the dirty, everyday details as well as the experience of battle. The WW1 experience never ceases to humble me.

Aid & Other Dirty Business - Giles Bolton - Not finished it yet, but a good expose on how the aid system really "works" - enlightening.

Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold - yes, my sadness regarding all things fishy goes deep into my reading material, too!

Bounce - Matthew Sayed - An ex-Olympic table tennis player explains in facsinating detail that "talent" has very little to do with success - it's all about practice, practice, practice. He doesn't talk about just sport, either. Very interesting and I can really recommend this!

D-Day - Anthony Beevor - perhaps Britain's foremost military historian. Tells tales of total war like no other. His work "Stalingrad" is a seminal piece and winner of loads of awards. Very accessible and brilliantly written.

Wanted to buy Hitchen's "God is not Great" but it's not available on the Kindle - WTF?
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The Angel Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Just finished The Sparrow, which was pretty captivating.

Finished City of Thieves by David Benioff before that. This was one of the best books I've read in a long time.

I would be remiss to leave my own book out, which I have read far too many times, but which is getting positive reviews so far. Called Enemy in Blue, it is just $4.99 on Kindle. Just released a few weeks ago. Link to it here: http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Blue-Der...1291560&sr=8-1
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Just about done with this. LOVE it so far.

Mad isn't it?!
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"Morals and Dogma" by Albert Pike...really interesting so far
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