What book are you reading or last read?

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  1. teledude55

    teledude55 Supporting Member

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    reading this as well. Summer Sci-Fi Fix.
     
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    The Wild Bunch....story of how the film came to the screen. Lots of interesting backstories about the actors, and crew, and of course Peckinpah.
     
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    Finishing the wildwood series right now..

    Next, maybe tackling some great American novels - like look homeward angel.
     
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    I just finished "Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. It was an ok read. I have started "Best Seat in the House" by Jerry Shirley. So far so good.
     
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    What Matters Most
    The Get Your **** Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s "What-ifs"
    by Chanel Reynolds

    Founder of popular website Get Your **** Together blends personal story and must-have advice in the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order—from wills and advance directives to insurance, finances, and relationships—before the unthinkable happens.


    Wasn't great, but at least somewhat thought provoking - if you haven't started adulting. A bit too 'look at me' for my tastes, and a bit shallow on real preparation but easy enough to read and not as dry as it might have been.
     
  6. Tommy Biggs

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    I'm reading Metropolis now - the first of the series for me. I'm looking forward to going through all of them!
     
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    I read this earlier this year, and although I didn't *LOVE* it like some other novels, I found myself thinking back on the characters a lot. I don't know whether or not I want to dive in to the rest of the series, but I loved the world-building

    This is loaded in my queue. I love that movie

    I'm reading this. Stephenson is a genius

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    I was in the woods for a week as an artist-in-residence, and I brought a couple of books.
    No Great Mischief by Alistair McLeod is a contemporary Canadian classic, but not sure if it's known elsewhere.
    Once I started, I timed it so it would last the week. I didn't want the 'voice' of another author to enter my head, so left the other book alone.
    It contains the final lines, a quote from a character, "'All of us are better when we're loved.'"
    Beautiful book, highly recommended.
     
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    Haven't read any straight fantasy in a while. Clocking in at 836 pages it should take some time.

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    Earth Apples : The Poetry of Edward Abbey
     
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    A gentleman in moscow
     
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    Didn't get round to reading Discworld yet. Took a left turn at the bookshelves and found myself back at the beginning of Banks' stuff. :)

    DIscworld will most likely be later in the week.
     
  14. Dave Shoop

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    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Got it as a gift. Just getting started on it. Interesting so far.
     
  15. NorCal_Val

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    "Germanys Panther Tank: The Quest for Combat Supremacy"
    by T.Jentz

    I'm a bit of WW2 history nerd.
     
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    The White Rose
    - B. Traven
     
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    Right now I am reading The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker. It is book 1 of a 2 book story. Book 2 is Rise of the Mystics.
     
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    You may find interesting - the short story "In the Freest State in the World"
    in The Kidnapped Saint and Other Stories -- B. Traven.
    It is about conditions in Bavaria in between the wars.
     
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    Just read Big Game by Mark Leibovich. Very interesting look at the business of football and the workings of the NFL.
     
  20. Mojoworkin

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    I now have more time to read (finally). First up:
    For Whom The Bell Tolls.
     
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