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#1 Speckta

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Since I started grad school I didn't read a whole lot of books that weren't assigned.

However, since I finished, in the last month I did read.


  • Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail 1972
  • The Match King


Now that I'm out of school and looking for work, that gives me ample fuckin' reading time.

I have a long list of books I ordered for my birthday and Christmas which I plan on digging into hard.

#2 Ravn

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

I'm in a junk book rut

I'm re-reading the "Sisters of the Moon" series by Yasmine Galenorn

I have terrible insomnia, but I fall asleep if Mike reads to me, so we just finished book 5 of the Percy Jackson series. I need to put the "Heroes of Olympus" series on my nook next

#3 jagermonster

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

Add Cloud Atlas and American Gods to your list

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

i recently read "american gods" and "anansi (sp?) boys". i loved, loved, loved "american gods". the sequel was good too but much lighter, if that's the right word...

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:45 AM

there are a couple of book threads down in the literary forum ;)

#6 jagermonster

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:42 AM

I think I know what you mean..was thinking of downloading that one next.

#7 georgi

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

Wahhh I think it got lost in the purge last time. "What book are you reading?" It was a long one, too. Hmph!

With that being said, I am reading Your Pregnancy Week by Week. :)

#8 IT_Buzz

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:07 PM

I have lost my desire to buy books and I just haven't gotten my lily-white ass to the library. Recently I did make a plan to getting back to some paper bound mental popcorn. Hopefully this thread will be the gentle push I need to go there today and get a few books.

"...I am reading Your Pregnancy Week by Week." Those were the days. Wife is a nurse and works with babies, so I heard way too much about the whole process when we was birthing babies.

#9 IT_Buzz

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Ya convinced me. I just got back from the library with two books: Cryptonomicon & The Golden Compass.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

looking forward to reading american gods for sometime
i got a gift card and went to get it last week and they only had it in hardcover
oh well instead i landed
New York by Edward Rutherford. I have been waiting for him to write this epic.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Do you beleive this sucker was done in the late 1700s?
Steven Tyler: Do The Voices in my Head Bother You
This Is Your Brain on Music

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

right now i'm reading "winter garden" by kristin hannah
and "no time to lose, a timely guide to the way of the bodhisattva" by pema chodron

#12 pixiebug

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Sympathy for the Devil an anthology of short stories about...the devil.

#13 Ravn

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

Ya convinced me. I just got back from the library with two books: Cryptonomicon & The Golden Compass.

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Mike really liked Cryptonomicon

#14 Speckta

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

Wahhh I think it got lost in the purge last time. "What book are you reading?" It was a long one, too. Hmph!


That's the one I was looking for. I tried to bump / save some of those thread I thought would be worth being archived... But Mr_Pat took our toy away. What a bastard.

And, YAY! I got somebody to read again.

#15 Smiles

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

I mostly read 2nd person french erotic literature, mostly.

#16 insolent cur

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:03 AM

just finished keef's book life. recommended read. i'm looking forward to reading david mccullough's the greater journey next.

#17 freerange

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

life was great
finding a few sentences crossing over from steven tylers book to keef
seems they had anita pallenberg in common

#18 insolent cur

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:05 AM

fr...i'm thinking they aren't alone in that commonality... :lol:

looks like my plan to read the mccullough book has been briefly derailed by bob woodward's book about deep throat, the secret man.

#19 Speckta

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

  • Bobby Whitlock, A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography
Whitlock was the organ and piano player for Derek and the Dominos, and he has an amazing story.

Plus reading this book made listening to Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs that much more enjoyable.

Going to start reading "The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere - An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society" next.

#20 HABIT

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

just bought

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:51 AM

Currently reading The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern. It's awesome forcing myself to slow down as it is book four this month. This new kindle is costing me a bit but it's worth it. Finally enjoy reading again.:smile:

#22 jagermonster

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'm on a Good Omens by Nail Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It is a super fun book to read, kind of nice to take a break from serious books for a minute.


To those that mentioned they've read American Gods.. anyone guess on the unnamed god? I was thinking luck, but it didn't quite fit all the way around..

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:33 AM

Finished Vonnegut's Slapstick today. Found it at Savers for 2 bucks in mint condition. Sweet! Great read as usual. Fast read too.

Hi-ho!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'm on a Good Omens by Nail Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It is a super fun book to read, kind of nice to take a break from serious books for a minute.


To those that mentioned they've read American Gods.. anyone guess on the unnamed god? I was thinking luck, but it didn't quite fit all the way around..


that is a fun read

#25 Karen

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

I'm on the 2nd book in the Game of Thrones series. Awesome!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

Currently reading The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern. It's awesome forcing myself to slow down as it is book four this month. This new kindle is costing me a bit but it's worth it. Finally enjoy reading again. :smile:


check out your local library. that's where i get all my e-books from. :)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

i'm reading "the grapes of wrath". part of my quest to read more classics.

also reading "no time to lose. a guide to the way of the bodhisattva" by pema chodron. really life changing and difficult and beautiful and powerful.