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#121 edicius

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

"Spin" by Robert Charles Wilson.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:05 AM

I'm reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. Read it for a college class, liked it so much that I'm actually reading it again for fun. I love Pride and Prejudice, and I think it's kind of THE Jane Austen novel, but from a less objective perspective, I think I might actually like this one more. I like the whole second chance angle in this one.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:10 PM

Re-reading the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. The new book, A Dance With Dragons, comes out next month. Its been a while since I read the series so I wanted to freshen up before it comes out.

I was just going to post about this. I'm completely new to the series but just finished watching HBO's first season of Game of Thrones completely riveted by it. Ever since I got my iPhone a few months back I've been gobbling up books to read (I used to do it frequently years ago but got away from it because of the hassle of carrying a book around, but with the phone they're always with me). I, like Jack, am currently reading Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol but I'll have that finished this weekend in time to start the first of Martin's fantastic epic series. Before that I read Howard Wasdin's Seal Team Six.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:02 AM

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Got done reading The Lost Symbol recently, another one of Dan Brown's gems similar in action/adventure to his books The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Absolutely recommend reading it.

Also got done reading Sail, a book by James Patterson about a woman who was in a difficult marriage and whose husband died while they were having struggles, and she was having a hard time keeping her family/kids together. She re-married and had a family boating trip which the 2nd husband didn't go on, but insane circumstances slowly brought the family closer together. Another one definitely worth the read.

Currently reading The Hostage by W.E.B. Griffin, more of a war/history author. About the wife of an American Diplomat who is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the President sends kinda a "Wild Card" person from the White House to help investigate. The "Wild Card" doubts himself often but does a helluva job gathering information and the like to make sure justice is served (probably about 2/5 of the way through the book so far).

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, by Stephan R. Donaldson. Series of six books.

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Probably the 5th or 6th ( maybe more) time I've read them. First book came out in 1977.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

I was ultimately underwhelmed with The Lost Symbol and I'm engrossed in A Game of Thrones so far. Can't wait to get all caught up on this series...

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

I was ultimately underwhelmed with The Lost Symbol and I'm engrossed in A Game of Thrones so far. Can't wait to get all caught up on this series...


You'll have to let me know how you like the Ice and Fire series. I picked up the first book randomly years ago in a Borders (while waiting for my female companion to finish shopping elsewhere in the mall :lol: ) I read through the entire series in a weekend; only the first 3 books were out at the time. I'm not exactly an avid reader, so I've never blown through books that fast in my life!!

I'm about half way through Dance With Dragons... loving it so far.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

I was ultimately underwhelmed with The Lost Symbol and I'm engrossed in A Game of Thrones so far. Can't wait to get all caught up on this series...

What didn't you like about the Lost Symbol? Not trying to dog you, I did the same thing twice with the book I'm currently reading (and that I now am enjoying), mainly because there were so many characters/confusion, etc.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

Just finished A Civil Action. One of the greatest books relating to law and lawyers
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:37 PM

1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase - Phil Pepe.
Wow; fifty-years ago.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:26 PM

The Beatles: All These Years Vol. 1, Tune In - Mark Lewisohn.

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

All I read is Twitter and my text messages. I hate books and books hate me.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

I just finished Iscariot by Tosca Lee.  It's a novelized piece of guesswork about the life of Judas Iscariot and how he might have thought and felt about Jesus.  What struck me most was how it showed exactly how revolutionary Jesus was according to Jewish law.  When Jesus healed a leper, or healed someone on the Sabbath, or talked to a woman, or anything else the strict Jewish laws frowned upon, Judas said something like "a good man would have sent them away/not done that, but of course Jesus did."


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:27 AM

"Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else."

Blasphemy, I know. But still a very interesting read.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Just finished reading the Harry Potter series.  All seven books in 10 days... I get totally engulfed and spend hours and hours at a time reading, my fiancee hates it.  Going through and re-reading Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress.  I JUST found out he released a followup to the Langdon series, Inferno, last year.  So I'll read D.P. and D.F. (they aren't in the series, they are totally different characters) and then roll through the other four.  I tell ya, DaVinci Code is his most famous, but Angels & Demons blows it and all others out of the water.  That was an incredible adventure with excitement, fear, puzzles, heartache, etc. etc.  Definitely the #2 book I've ever read (H.P. is #1 for me).



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

Unlike just about everyone I knew growing up, I never read any of the Harry Potter books. 


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#138 HadThomasVokounOnFortSt

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:38 PM

This books were way to long!

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

I just finished Frankenstein, am currently re-reading Dracula, and starting The Jungle by Sinclair simultaneously. I'm on a bit of a classics kick. A nice break from endless history books. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
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