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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 05:50 am
@Sturgis,
What sort of book is it? The title sounds like non-fiction but titles sometimes are deceiving.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2014 02:02 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10665216_10154697653145296_1229480626386801563_n.jpg?oh=9733146804156615a6c542ecbeac6e0d&oe=54B1FA40&__gda__=1422184022_cc5f096fd83798f354acf9a5ff8b6f51
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2014 11:38 pm
Just finished Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. I can't believe I didn't read this earlier. But I've just caught up with Garcia Marquez recently. Only read 100 Years of Solitude recently. Both fantastic reads. Only word I can think of. Fantastic.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 02:08 am
@tsarstepan,
What did you think of it Stepan?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 06:54 pm
Andy, I just ordered the Plague of Secrets book.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:06 pm
This thread has been going on for almost 12 years. Does anyone have any idea of what the longest running thread on this forum is?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:36 pm
http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309211174l/31678.jpg

marvellous in every possible way
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:36 pm
@plainoldme,
the word association game is the longest running thread at a2k
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2014 12:34 am
The Hanged Man's Song by John Sandford.

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Camp, a Minnesota based Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. Good writer. No opinion yet on this specific book which deals with highly sophisticated computer hacking.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 07:36 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

What did you think of it Stepan?

The XKCD book? LOL funny as well as utterly fascinating. It's a very quick and easy book to read as it targets the not so science minded.

~
Was starting to read Artemis Awakening, a science fiction tale by Jane M. Lindskold but I was inspired the movie trailer to the film adaptation to In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbricke, so I decided to tackle that instead.
http://www.vulture.com/2014/10/trailer-for-in-the-heart-of-the-sea-chris-hemsworth.html?mid=vulture_newsletter&om_rid=AAAgmh&om_mid=_BUQDjaB88-cqjy
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 06:54 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I have not liked Sandford, have thought of him as a pulser sort of automat, but maybe he has changed.

On the other hand, I thank you for the intro to John Lescroart.

glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 07:13 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm trying to read "Nazimova", biography of the silent film star. I'm only on page 14, the book is crammed with names of actors, directors, plays, silent film titles and is like swimming in mud. Hoping it lightens up quickly.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 08:30 pm
The hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
From the moment the old man crawls out of the window until the very end of the book, it is a stitch.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 09:02 pm
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Both informative and hilarious.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 09:05 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Is that the one through Appalachia?

I don't really like Bryson but I liked that one.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 09:06 pm
@ossobuco,
That's the one. Never read any other Bryson that I recall.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 09:48 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Finished reading "I'll Cry Tomorrow" by Lillian Roth, the singer and actor. It's about her career, her alcoholism, and her recovery. Talk about someone hitting the bottom of the pit then returning to live again is a story that's an important one to share.

I'm now watching the movie with Susan Hayward, but it's much abbreviated from the autobiography - which is to be expected.

I don't remember who recommended this book when I was in NYC last month, but I have to say "thanks for the recommendation." It's an amazing true story.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 10:15 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I remember the movie, don't believe I ever read the book.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 10:58 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I highly recommend a read, because there's more detail - of coarse - in her autobiography that can never be covered by a movie.
My wife who volunteers at the library had to borrow it from the University of Nevada Reno. I just finished it last Friday, and she's returning the book to the library tomorrow. If lost, it's gonna cost me $115.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2014 02:49 pm
Finished reading Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, a graphic not-memoir/not-novel about the science of comic book art by Scott McCloud.

Presently reading Blankets, the graphic memoir by Craig Thompson.
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