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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. David Copeland

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    You got that right. The 25+hour Mini Series of Centennial is a nice blend of history and drama, and can encourage the reader to move onto historical pieces and biographies.
     
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  2. VaderDave

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    I finished Anathem; now on to Cryptonomicon. I'm about 150 pages in so far.
     
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    Woah, let's not get crazy here and start calling HBO Rome "excellent". "Pretty good, I guess" is more like it, nevertheless, I still salivate over the thought of a feature film focused on Vorenus and Pullo.

     
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    ^I thought Rome was excellent. I don't especially care to enter the debate between 'historical drama' vs 'drama set in history'...but I thought Rome was excellent.
     
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    I started that earlier this year. I think I'll make the effort to finish it.
     
  8. David Copeland

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    THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

    This is a great primer for the book, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.

    The Little Engine That Could should be in everyone's library.

    Anything is possible when you think good about yourself.
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Actually wasn't it the Little Red Engine that could? My favourite Marxist children's story. Or is it Cartesian? " i think I can I know I can."


    Bad News Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation, by Robert Manne.
     
  10. Joffrey

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    About to wrap up Sufferings in Africa

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  11. VaderDave

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    I just finished Cryptonomicon last night. I started Gravity's Rainbow and am about 50 pages in.
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    Got a few on the boil right now:

    1. Demon Fish, by Juliet Halperin. This is a book about sharks, their biology, habitat and cultural impact.
    2. The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov.
    3. The Infographic History of the World, by Valentina D'Efilipo
    4. The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt.
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 70's by Tom Doyle
     
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    Great book, I read it for the first time a couple of months ago.
     
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    My brief history. Stephen Hawking
    What a curious man. Actually listen to it on audible. He start a chapter in his distinct voice and then the narrator continues. I really enjoyed it.
     
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    Now into Why I left Goldman Sachs. Greg Smith. Very enjoyable if you are into this subject.
     
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    I really enjoyed it.
     
  18. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Day's that I'll Remember Spending Time with John Lennon & Yoko Ono by Jonathan Cott
     
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    Jim Crace - The Devil's Larder.
     
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    anyone recommend a book on the Grand Tour?
     

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