What are you reading?

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    ^Jesus Conne, no wonder you're drinking so much. Throw a comedy in there will ya? Just finished: [​IMG] Starting on : [​IMG]
     


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    FWIW conne, my choice would be either the economics book or crime and punishment, depending on mood..

    just bought and read the first part of guns, germs and steel..
     


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    Right now I'm finishing up Beautiful Children by Charles Bock.
     


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    Actually, I think I'm going to read this first instead, or maybe concurrently with one of the above listed. Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century. [​IMG]
     


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    Just finished: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama by Tim Wise.
    About to start: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
     


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    Just finished: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama by Tim Wise.

    Is this its own text or a collection of his essays? How was it?
     


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    The text is new.
    He's very compelling.
    I was moved by and enjoyed reading most of it.
     


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    Just finished: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama by Tim Wise.
    About to start: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.


    The text is new.
    He's very compelling.
    I was moved by and enjoyed reading most of it.


    indeed. I've been reading his essays since very early in the primary season of the last election.

    He says a lot of stuff that cause fellow white folks to get defensive from the jump, but is good at citing evidence for his claims and getting people to think about race in ways they may not have prior.
     


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    The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life


    From Publishers Weekly
    Sherwood (The Man Who Ate the 747), a writer for the L.A. Times, travels worldwide to gain insight from people who have survived a slew of near fatal phenomena ranging from a mountain lion attack to a Holocaust concentration camp, and interviewing an array of experts to understand the psychology, genetics and jumble of other little things that determines whether we live or die. Readers curious about their own survivor profile can take an Internet test, which is explained in the books later pages. Sherwoods assertion that survival is a way of perceiving the world around you is enlightening, as are some of the facts he uncovers: you have 90 seconds to leave a plane crash before the cabin temperature becomes unbearable; luck has more to do with personal perspective than chance. But Sherwoods balance of self-help, scientific theories and first-rate reporting is diminished by occasionally overwrought prose as well as the countless survivors stories, which can run together in a touchy-feely stream of faith and optimism. (Jan.)
    Copyright Â[​IMG] Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
     


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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin
     


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    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, amazing read so far
     


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    Common Sense, Glen Beck
    QBQ, John Miller
    Crash Proof, Peter Schiff
     


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    Carnegie by David Nasaw.

    Pretty interesting to see what light he painted himself in his own autobiography, and what this book reveals.
     


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    The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life


    From Publishers Weekly
    Sherwood (The Man Who Ate the 747), a writer for the L.A. Times, travels worldwide to gain insight from people who have survived a slew of near fatal phenomena ranging from a mountain lion attack to a Holocaust concentration camp, and interviewing an array of experts to understand the psychology, genetics and jumble of other little things that determines whether we live or die. Readers curious about their own survivor profile can take an Internet test, which is explained in the books later pages. Sherwoods assertion that survival is a way of perceiving the world around you is enlightening, as are some of the facts he uncovers: you have 90 seconds to leave a plane crash before the cabin temperature becomes unbearable; luck has more to do with personal perspective than chance. But Sherwoods balance of self-help, scientific theories and first-rate reporting is diminished by occasionally overwrought prose as well as the countless survivors stories, which can run together in a touchy-feely stream of faith and optimism. (Jan.)
    Copyright Â[​IMG] Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    This sounds very intriguing.
     


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