What are you reading?

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  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Read the Rule of St. Benedict last night.

    Noticed I had a copy of Barn Burning Barn Building by Ben Barnes on my shelf that I got at a conference a few years ago and hadn't read it. It looks like it has some interesting stories and I am out of books to read at home.
     
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    Machiavelli - The Prince

    I needed something to read while I wait for my inter-library loan of Richard Russo's - That Old Cape Magic to show up.
     
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    Went back and re-read Ellis' Planetary series now that the final issue has finally been released. The ending was a bit of a [​IMG] but the series in and of itself was fantastic. Highly recommended.
     
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    Just picked up: A Moveable Feast

    Easily his best.
     
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    ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage.
     
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    (...) A Moveable Feast (...)

    Easily his best.

    I was going to dispute this, and then I asked: what would I put above it?

    answer: nothing.

    So, yeah, I agree there.
     
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    My series 6 book along with the CFA study manual. I have a feeling it should last me a good long time.
     
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    Just read Chronic City. Was about half way through, where it really hits the skids, when all the reviews came out to coincide with publication and the timing gave me this weird impression (maybe fueled by the paranoia of the characters in the novel) that the bad reviews made the book worse, rather than just commenting on its independently existing weaknesses. But I guess there have since been some good reviews as well. But anyway I made it through the less compelling parts to the end and while, in the constellation of stoner novels just released by well-regarded contemporary novelists it ranks well below Inherent Vice (particularly because the last 50 pages of IV are so f'ing terrific), it is nonetheless very enjoyable.
     
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    14 hour flight later tonight. Packing Home: A short history of an idea by Witold Rybczynski and Camus' The Plague.

    Hopefully my Amazon shipment arrives this afternoon too.
     
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    People tell me I remind them of the protagonist in this book. [​IMG] It's good so far, better than the other "great American classics" schools put in their curriculum.
     
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    People tell me I remind them of the protagonist in this book.

    From what you've read, is that a good or bad thing?[​IMG]
     
  12. Connemara

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    Plowing through The Power Broker. A couple of hundred pages in and it's already one of the best books on politics I've ever read. Also reading this, a real classic in the Congressional studies subfield. [​IMG]
     
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    Starting this one tonight.

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    I was going to dispute this, and then I asked: what would I put above it?

    answer: nothing.

    So, yeah, I agree there.


    Uh, The Sun Also fucking Rises? A Moveable Feast is great, but TSAR is one of the best novels ever.

    Just started this.

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Finally got around to finishing this. Not bad but not as good as his previous outings. I like Lindsay's style and he's a Miami native so I enjoy all the jokes he makes at the city's expense.
     

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