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Postby vagabond » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:47 pm

So lately I've turned off the tv and become an even more voracious reader. Unfortunately, this leads to quite a lot of Amazon purchasing and a backlog. I'm sure there's some others around here that can commiserate with me.

What are you currently reading and what are the next three on your list?

For me:

Current: See No Evil by Bob Baer; on the side: The Fountainhead (Rand) and The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk

Next:

1) The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
2) Russia As It Is by Matthew Maly
3) The Heart of the World by Ian Baker
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Postby Douchebag » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:08 pm

Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson
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Postby rickshaw92 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:42 pm

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson


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Postby Monarch » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:23 pm

Going Postal by Mark Ames
The War with Hannibal by Livy
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Postby Texas Carnie Roadshow » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:25 am

I went through pretty much everything by Vince Flynn two weeks ago.
I need new books.
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Postby coldharvest » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:58 am

300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
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Postby dagrimes » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:28 am

"Midnight"
"Cold Mountain"
"The Davinci Code"
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Postby cochiseintheeast » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:17 pm

300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.


Freaking awesome. Love the artwork.

I recently read Paul Cartleges book on Thermopylae. Was good, but the chapters on the actual battle were pretty short. Good book for overview, well written.

Always re-reading the Flashman books.

Am now started on a book called the Heritage of Spain. Picked it up for a buck in used book store. It covers pre-Roman times through about the 1960's in 300 pages.
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Postby coldharvest » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:14 pm

Always re-reading the Flashman books

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Postby Kurt » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:49 pm

cochiseintheeast wrote:Am now started on a book called the Heritage of Spain. Picked it up for a buck in used book store. It covers pre-Roman times through about the 1960's in 300 pages.




I like reading about the people that lived in an area before the soul crushing , stupid Romans came through.

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Postby kilroy » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:07 pm

coldharvest wrote:300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.


it's being made into a movie, very stylized and slick like miller's other comic turned movie, sin city. looks like it'll be pretty cool.



watch the trailer.

as for books, now that i've got a break between semesters i'm getting around to reading machiavelli's 'art of war', and 'making a killing: how and why corporations use armed force to do business' by madelaine drohan.

i'd also like recommend khalid hosseini's 'the kite runner' to absolutely anyone who can read and hasn't read it yet.
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Postby Moosehead » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:05 am

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300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.

I read 'Xerxes Invades Greece' [Herodotus] and on the strength of that searched out '300' and some other Miller yarns. 'Hard Boiled' was awesome, the art is sooo detailed. 'Ronin' was revolutionary for it's time and certainly holds up well today.

'Wolverine' featured a drunk, mouthy Canadian with a fixation on Japanese women and knives. I could really understand where the character was coming from.

Currently, 'Soul On Ice' by Eldridge Cleaver.
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Postby el3so » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:50 am

Think I already read Hard Boiled, it's a comic no?

Pageing through 'the rape of Belgium' by Larry Zuckermann. Haven't been able to get my paw on any of the Flashman-books. Think I'll mail-order 'em.
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Postby kylie » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:37 pm

I'm currently reading The Places In Between by Rory Stewart. It is about the author's travels through Afghanistan right after the Taliban fell.

I also have a pile of travel books about South Africa and Mozambique that I'm wading through right now.
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Postby soulohio » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:43 am

kilroy wrote:i'd also like recommend khalid hosseini's 'the kite runner' to absolutely anyone who can read and hasn't read it yet.


and your opinion on this book? i liked the descriptive passages about afghanistan's people and country, the explanation of politics and religion. The story was very good (redemptive) and not "hollywood" but i ain't down with that btutfuckin shite...i was not expecting that and i guess that is somewhat of a sucker punch but hosseini can write a book to be sure...
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