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Old 06-06-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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What does everyone read?

What are your favorite books? Who are your favorite authors? Have you read any good books recently?

I just finished reading "Lonesome Dove" by Lary McMurty. It may be the best book I've ever read. It's very long, so some people get turned off by it for that reason, but once you start it's hard to put down. It won the Pulitzer Prize, I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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I don't read.
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Aside from the Internet babble, Maxim, Playboy, ESPN The Magazine, and the Sunday Paper. I'll read a book here and there, but too infrequently.
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I don't like books. If I want fictional tales, I'll watch movies. And if I want to find out more about something in the non-fiction realm, I don't want to read a whole book. I'll read articles and stuff instead.

I read periodicals, mostly online. Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Bottom Line, Forbes, Time, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and some other stuff here and there.
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I wish I had the time.

I used to read a lot when I was younger.
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My favorite author is Chuck Palahniuk, who's first book was Fight Club. I obviously picked that one up because of the movie but I've been obsesses with his writing ever since. His books can be philosophical as well as disturbing. It's funny because a lot of his books read almost like 200 page epic poems because he will frequently use the same type of verses over and over. I've heard that his writing has made people vomit and/or pass out during some of his public readings, so there's that.

I also just recently read both "Dexter" books by a guy named Jeff Lindsay. If you've ever seen Dexter on Showtime you know the basic story of the books (a serial killer that works for Miami PD forensics and only murders other killers); the books were a good quick read.

Basically I'm a huge movie guy, so I basically started reading the books that my favorite movies are based on. This isn't always the case, but sometimes it's a good way to start reading a good author.
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I don't like books. If I want fictional tales, I'll watch movies. And if I want to find out more about something in the non-fiction realm, I don't want to read a whole book. I'll read articles and stuff instead.

I read periodicals, mostly online. Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Bottom Line, Forbes, Time, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and some other stuff here and there.

Pretty much the same here. The only thing I read regularly is the WSJ and usually the Washington Post, sometimes The Economist.

Lately though I have been reading books on different people in politics.
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Pretty much the same here. The only thing I read regularly is the WSJ and usually the Washington Post, sometimes The Economist.

Lately though I have been reading books on different people in politics.
The Economist, that's a real good one. I don't read that many articles in that one, but the ones I have read have been excellent. They have some of the best analysts out there.
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The Economist, that's a real good one. I don't read that many articles in that one, but the ones I have read have been excellent. They have some of the best analysts out there.
Definitely. It's good for statistic junkies or political junkies or just run of the mill joe that want's to read a good meaty article.
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My favorite book ever was "where the red fern grows" but i dont read books like that so i would say Sports Illustrated and ESPN the magazine basically anything that has to do with football and basketball
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This will come to no suprise to most of you but I read my Bible everyday nowdays. I've been consentrating back with the 4 Gosples. I figure Jesus was only around 33 years, only preached and taught 3 of those and never wrote anything down. I love reading his Words from people that were with Him and knew Him. I love Bible quotes and I now love His even more.

I figure when a subject or situation comes up and Jesus says something about it I'll start there with my answer searching.

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I don't read.
You know what's funny? I have actually had someone said that to me and seemed proud of it.
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Recently I have been getting more into philosophy. I am reading "The Story of Philosophy" by Will Durant. It's a very interesting read.

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WSJ and The Economist are both must-reads for me.

My two favorite books ever are The Toothpaste Millionaire and Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation Around the Globe. Just recently finished Manhunt: The 12 Day Hunt for Lincoln's Killer, which was really good. Right now I'm skimming through Overthrow, about the United State's history of "overthrowing" foreign governments.

I joined something called booksfree.com recently, it's sort of like a NetFlix for books. Saves me money and time. I do love going to the bookstore though, I could spend hours there.
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Recently I have been getting more into philosophy. I am reading "The Story of Philosophy" by Will Durant. It's a very interesting read.
I have some philosophy books left over college and I've been meaning to either re-read or read some of them for the first time.
The only problem is I have a bunch of existentialism books and they'd probably fly right over my head at this point. I'm pretty sure I've gotten significantly dumber since graduating.
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