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Old 04-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #211
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That's one of my favorite books, but I usually warn people that it is VERY bleak.

I actually thought they did a decent job with the movie; oddly enough when I read it back in '07 or '08 I pictured Viggo Mortensen(sp?) as the lead for whatever reason.
Yeah, McCarthy is one nihilistic author hehe. I just caught the Sunset Limited flick and then read the book... good stuff.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #212
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been reading chuck palahniuk (fight club) books this year . . .choke, haunted.

now trying to read the first game of thrones book but having a baby is kind of a book block.
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I'm just finishing up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I bought it on a whim to avoid buying Shades of Grey (I'm one woman who's not giving into the trend without a fight!) And it's actually a very good piece of historical fiction. Factually accurate and yet somehow managed to fit vampires into the life and times of Old Abe. It's also way more graphically violent than I thought it would be. I was surprised to find myself as engrossed in it as I am.

Before that I read Tina Fey's autobiography, Bossypants. Incredibly hilarious if you like her style of humor.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #214
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been reading chuck palahniuk (fight club) books this year . . .choke, haunted.

now trying to read the first game of thrones book but having a baby is kind of a book block.
His best for me was Survivor, then probably Choke and Fight Club. I couldn't get more than five pages into pygmy because of the writing style.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #215
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BUMP!

I'm just finishing up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I bought it on a whim to avoid buying Shades of Grey (I'm one woman who's not giving into the trend without a fight!) And it's actually a very good piece of historical fiction. Factually accurate and yet somehow managed to fit vampires into the life and times of Old Abe. It's also way more graphically violent than I thought it would be. I was surprised to find myself as engrossed in it as I am.

Before that I read Tina Fey's autobiography, Bossypants. Incredibly hilarious if you like her style of humor.
I'm on the waiting list at the library for the Kindle version right now. When I first read the title, I thought....man that's just stupid. BUT, the description seemed ok and NOW I see it is coming out in theaters in a month or so.....Abe....Vampire hunter.....to much
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #216
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I'm on the waiting list at the library for the Kindle version right now. When I first read the title, I thought....man that's just stupid. BUT, the description seemed ok and NOW I see it is coming out in theaters in a month or so.....Abe....Vampire hunter.....to much
I'm not excited for the movie at all. I just feel like it's going to be ridiculous but people are already crapping on it because they think it's some manufactured Hollywood crap going on the popular vampire theme and no one realizes its actually a book.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #217
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I am in the middle of The Game Of Thrones, I have been watching the series on HBO, but the books add more detail than what HBO can offer in 1 hour. I like the series and the book. I do not think in this case that one form of media is better than the other but rather they complement each other...
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:06 AM   #218
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I'm just finishing up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I bought it on a whim to avoid buying Shades of Grey (I'm one woman who's not giving into the trend without a fight!) And it's actually a very good piece of historical fiction. Factually accurate and yet somehow managed to fit vampires into the life and times of Old Abe. It's also way more graphically violent than I thought it would be. I was surprised to find myself as engrossed in it as I am.

Before that I read Tina Fey's autobiography, Bossypants. Incredibly hilarious if you like her style of humor.
Bossypants was wicked funny in parts! On the other hand I don't think Fey's work at SNL was very good

I'm reading Steve Jobs by Isaacson. Makes want to buy a Mac again (after 15 or so years) and drop acid this summer on a camping trip...
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #219
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Finished Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals last month...very interesting. And im almost done with the Sniper Team 6 by Wasdin book suggested here which has been entertaining as well.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #220
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I'm reading <The Universe in a Single Atom> by the Dalai Lama. It is a very intelligent and interesting read about the interface between science and religion (especially, unsurprisingly, Tibetan Buddhism). The Dalai Lama avoids the common simplistic mistakes of seeing an unbridgeable gap between science and religion or, on the other hand, collapsing the two. If you are interested in religion and science, it is a great read.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #221
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I'm rereading some of my favorite Kurt Vonnegut books right now: Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five. Amazing stuff.
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I usually don't read much but I'm starting the "secrets to success " by eric Thomas, I've seen his speeches and I was hooked. I'm sure the book will be great
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #223
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Amazon.com: 182 Days in Iraq (9781595711359): Phil Kiver: Books

I read about halfway through this book that I found at a small thrift store before I realized I didn't like the author at all. Personally I felt like this book was garbage, and the author (though honest) really doesn't have any business writing a book at all, even if the book is just a collection of his daily blog posts. He talks about how as a journalist in the Army, he spent most of his days poolside at Saddam's former palace in the Green Zone, and he's also very critical of those around him and you can tell he really thinks highly of himself.

It might be a honest account of what his time in Iraq was like, but I'd much rather read authentic war stories about the sacrifices soldiers had to make instead of reading about a "journalist" drinking and catching a tan while he's at "war." According to the 1 star reviews on Amazon (a couple written by soldiers who actually knew him apparently) he went to Iraq as a Specialist, got demoted to PFC while he was there, and then left the Army as a Private later. If that is true I would not be suprised. Either way, don't waste your money on this book.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #224
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt.

So far it's a facinating to me, but leads to more questions and further though. That's a good thing and fairly enjoyable (to me) though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #225
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* I didnt want to bump the old spygate thread, but mods please do so if you think thats the more appropriate place.

I heard this interview with steve Czaban this morning:

Bryan OíLeary Ė Spygate the Untold Story | Yahoo Sports Radio

I never really thought too much about SpyGate, it just seemed that it wasnt all that impactful to the Patriots' success. I think this book is supposed to challenge that notion and also call into question if the NFL made a hard push to bury the matter (or certain aspects of it) as much as possible.

The interview is worth listening to, and the book definitely sounds interesting. Im not a big book reader but some of you might find it worth checking out.

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