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#21 BlakChamber

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:04 PM

I just finished re-reading No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman. It's a biography of one of my all-time favorite rockers, Jim Morrison. I think it was the first real bio of him that was done. Next up, I'll probably stay on the same topic and re-read Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend by Stephen Davis.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:53 AM

mein kampf--- wow what can i say a really good read. HARRY POTTER WAS AMAZING I SPENT THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF READING THE WHOLE SERIES

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE(Rob the Badger @ July 18, 2007 - 10:22AM) View Post

I have been a fan of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series for a while. Now I am reading the books that interweave into that world. I've read Salem's Lot, It, The Stand and Insomnia. Right now, I am reading Hearts in Atlantis about Ted Braughtigan and the low men.


It and The Stand and Insomnia are 3 of King's best books...along with The Shining, which is way different from the movie (the original movie that is....the miniseries is close). Hearts in Atlantis was really, really good at the beginning, but then falls apart in the middle, which is disappointing, and is kind of disjointed. I really thought the beginning, however made it excellent, if only it could maintain that throughout like some of King's others.

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Lately, I'm on a Dean Koontz kick. I've been reading these really dense and long fantasy books that took me 3 weeks to read. I blast throguh the Koontz books in like 2 days, so I've been reading them as kind of a break. Currently in the middle of Brother Odd, the 3rd in the Odd Thomas series.


I love the Odd Thomas series. I thought 3 was really good...2 was okay, and 1 is the best by far. I would recommend Odd Thomas to anyone as it's one of my favorite Koontz books...also Watchers is excellent -- totally different kind of book, and the Chris Snow books are really good...also a series. Chris Snow kind of reminds me of Odd, actually. The Taking was pretty scary too. From the Corner of his Eye was also very intriguing.

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I just finished Stephen King's "The Green Mille". What a sad book. Now I can see the movie.
Getting ready to start J.R.R/Chris Tolkien's " The Children of Hurin" and awaiting the new Harry Potter book on Saturday.


Oh, I love that movie. It's really good. It's done very well, and is kind of a tear jerker...in my opinion...one of my favorite movies.

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I'm finishing up "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb...which I've been reading pretty much forever..it's a long book...but good.

I'm also finishing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and am the only person who's not yet finished it .. haha.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:53 PM

Mozart in the Jungle. It's about drugs, sex, and classical music. If you're a music major, it makes you feel like your rebelious ways are the norm.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:26 PM

I'm within a chapter of finishing up "Lies My Teacher Told Me".

After that I'll be moving on to the last three books of Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE(Rob the Badger @ July 18, 2007 - 10:22AM) View Post

I have been a fan of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series for a while. Now I am reading the books that interweave into that world. I've read Salem's Lot, It, The Stand and Insomnia. Right now, I am reading Hearts in Atlantis about Ted Braughtigan and the low men.


Reading Stephen King's Cell.

Good Apocolyptic book.

Just finished Harry Potter.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:44 PM

Cell was great...didn't like the end...but in my opinion a great book.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:50 PM

Revolutionary Characters and The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin both are by Gordon Wood

If you like US History then you will like Revolutionary Characters!!!

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:32 PM

Since the fiance and I are saving up for a house and a wedding, I have to re-read my books instead of going to Barnes and Noble and buying new ones. Apparently I'm supposed to be saving money. So right now I'm re-reading The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald. It's a true story about an FBI operation to an international price fixing conspiracy. And, the FBI had an informant (hence the title) in the company who was feeding them information. But, it turns out the informant is a complete nutcase and is just as much of a liability as he is a help.

If you like true crime stories, I'd recommend it. It's not your usual true-crime fair, since it's not about grisly murders, serial killers or mobsters. White collar crime can be a little dull, but its extremely well written and it keeps you interested in finding out what happens next.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(BlakChamber @ August 2, 2007 - 04:32PM) View Post

Since the fiance and I are saving up for a house and a wedding, I have to re-read my books instead of going to Barnes and Noble and buying new ones. Apparently I'm supposed to be saving money. So right now I'm re-reading The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald. It's a true story about an FBI operation to an international price fixing conspiracy. And, the FBI had an informant (hence the title) in the company who was feeding them information. But, it turns out the informant is a complete nutcase and is just as much of a liability as he is a help.

If you like true crime stories, I'd recommend it. It's not your usual true-crime fair, since it's not about grisly murders, serial killers or mobsters. White collar crime can be a little dull, but its extremely well written and it keeps you interested in finding out what happens next.

I've heard about these things called "libraries" or something to like that. Rumor has it they let you borrow books for a while, as long as you promise to give them back. And best of all it's free! tongue.gif

Or you can buy 'em used online from Powells.com. You can get books pretty cheap there (and it's recycling too, but I know as a conservative you probably prefer to burn them after you've read them).

Right now I'm reading "Terrorist" by Updike. Mainly because I'm a liberal so I love terrorists.



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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:24 AM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ August 2, 2007 - 08:49PM) View Post

Or you can buy 'em used online from Powells.com. You can get books pretty cheap there (and it's recycling too, but I know as a conservative you probably prefer to burn them after you've read them).


Powell's has a pretty good selection (understatement). Living in Portland for a year I got to check out their main location on Burnside... it lives up to its rep as being huge!

I miss the PacNorthwest, for that amongst other reasons.


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#33 BlakChamber

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ August 2, 2007 - 06:49PM) View Post

I've heard about these things called "libraries" or something to like that. Rumor has it they let you borrow books for a while, as long as you promise to give them back. And best of all it's free! tongue.gif

Or you can buy 'em used online from Powells.com. You can get books pretty cheap there (and it's recycling too, but I know as a conservative you probably prefer to burn them after you've read them).

Right now I'm reading "Terrorist" by Updike. Mainly because I'm a liberal so I love terrorists.

Libraries are way too liberal for me. They're all like, "hey man, just borrow some books of you want. They're free. You just have to bring them back later." Please, I don't fall for that s***. Libraries are the first step toward all of us living in a commune...

We have a pretty decent used bookstore, I go there every so often. On the one hand, its recycling so I'm against it. But on the other hand, I'm a cheap bastard so any type of money-saving is good with me. I'm so confused.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:48 AM

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Libraries are way too liberal for me. They're all like, "hey man, just borrow some books of you want. They're free. You just have to bring them back later." Please, I don't fall for that s***. Libraries are the first step toward all of us living in a commune...

We have a pretty decent used bookstore, I go there every so often. On the one hand, its recycling so I'm against it. But on the other hand, I'm a cheap bastard so any type of money-saving is good with me. I'm so confused.


You can do like a friend of mine does....he buys books and dvd's off of e-bay...reads the books or watches the dvd's, then re-lists them on e-bay...quite often he ends up actually making a small amount of money on each one...worst case scenario he reads a book or watches a movie for free...



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#35 Rob the Badger

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

I've finished "insomnia" and "Hearts in Atlantis"... So now I am re-reading "Salem's Lot". It's easily been a decade since I read it last.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:05 PM

i bought mein kampf and i read it, it was a good book but im still confused anyone wanna buy it. local libraries dont carry it

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

just completed "Ambush at Corellia" Book 1 of the Corellian Trilogy. It was pretty boring through the first half, but fired up towards the end.

Up next is "Assault at Selonia" which is Book 2
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:43 PM

This post is what I am reading right now.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:38 PM

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#40 Rob the Badger

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:26 PM

I should have known that this thread wouldn't be as popular as the "What are you listening to right now" thread.

Right now, I'm reading a N+ certification manual. Yaaaawn!!!




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