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Old 05-27-2009, 01:03 AM   #136
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So right now I'm reading this book, recommended to me by our very own NY_Skinsfan, called Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terryfing Circumnavigation of the Globe

I'm about 200 pages in and it's great so far. Real-life adventure with a lot of first-person accounts. If you read one book this year about Ferdinand Magellan, make it this one.

So anyway, I thought I'd start this thread to see what other people are reading and maybe get an idea of what I should read next
I'm actually re-reading the book that started this thread
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:37 AM   #137
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^ SS I finished Columbine, pretty good read it was like 350 pages and seriously he could have done it in 150 maybe 200. At times I felt the dead horse was beaten one two many times.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:00 AM   #138
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^ SS I finished Columbine, pretty good read it was like 350 pages and seriously he could have done it in 150 maybe 200. At times I felt the dead horse was beaten one two many times.
I just ordered that Columbine book so I'm disappointed to hear that.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:18 AM   #139
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^ SS I finished Columbine, pretty good read it was like 350 pages and seriously he could have done it in 150 maybe 200. At times I felt the dead horse was beaten one two many times.
Yeah, it is a bit long. I didn't realize it was that long though. Truth is, I listened to the book on my ipod while driving to work (I read two books at a time, one I "read" in the car, and the other I actually read at home). So it was like 10 hours worth, but when you drive 2.5 hours a day lengthy books are great.
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I just ordered that Columbine book so I'm disappointed to hear that.

It is not that bad. You will still enjoy it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #141
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Just finished this book, definitely recommend it

Amazon.com: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (9781400052172): Rebecca Skloot: Books

From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that same life, and those cells, Rebecca Skloot has fashioned in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a fascinating and moving story of medicine and family, of how life is sustained in laboratories and in memory. Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive--even thrive--in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio. Meanwhile, Henrietta's family continued to live in poverty and frequently poor health, and their discovery decades later of her unknowing contribution--and her cells' strange survival--left them full of pride, anger, and suspicion. For a decade, Skloot doggedly but compassionately gathered the threads of these stories, slowly gaining the trust of the family while helping them learn the truth about Henrietta, and with their aid she tells a rich and haunting story that asks the questions, Who owns our bodies? And who carries our memories?
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"Open" by Andre Agassi.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #143
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I am reading Under the Dome by King I started in January I am on page 300 something, really page turn, LOL! Honestly my reading bug comes and goes, sometimes I am knocking books out left and right and then I just stop reading for a bit.
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In the past 2 weeks I've probably actually read about 10 novels.

I can't even begin to name them, a few by Michael Connely, one by Lisa Unger, one by Dan Brown, and several others.
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I just picked up With The Old Breed but I haven't started reading it yet. It's memoir of Eugene Sledge and is one of the books that The Pacific on HBO is based on. For those who watched the premier on Sunday, Sledge is the kid in AL who's father wouldn't let him join the USMC because of his heart. From what I've heard this is supposed to be one of the best books written about WWII from a soldier's POV.
I'm in the middle of reading another book now and I want to watch all of The Pacific before I start reading but I am really looking forward to this one.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:00 PM   #146
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I finished reading "Next" by Michael Crichton. He was probably my favorite writer -- his books kept me hooked from beginning to end.

Such a bummer that he passed away.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #147
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I finally started reading The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. I used to play the Nintendo game for days on end when I was in high school. Just saw the movie Red Cliff a month or so ago, which depicts the final battle of the book.

If anyone is interested in some easy-reading historical fiction, I recommend Conn Iggulden's Emperor series. He tells the story of Julius Caesar (with some acknowledges embellishment.) He also has a series about Genghis Khan which is pretty good.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #148
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I just picked up "Superman: Red Son" graphic novel. I think that I am the only one on here that admits to reading graphic novels, but anyhow this seems interesting in that it tells the story of Superman for the perspective that what would happen if he landed in the USSR rather than in the USA...
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Just started reading "Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible" by Arthur C. Clarke.
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In the past 2 weeks I've probably actually read about 10 novels.

I can't even begin to name them, a few by Michael Connely, one by Lisa Unger, one by Dan Brown, and several others.
10 books in 2 weeks?? Wow. You on vacation?
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