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#1 gregoir

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

Just finished We The Animals by Justin Torres amazing book about growing up poor in Upstate NY. though I thought the ending was a little out of left field and didn't make a lot of sense considering the rest of the story.

Just started Arcadia by Lauren Groff about kid growing up on a commune in Upstate NY. Just started and it's good so far but it bothers me it doesn't have chapters. I like chapters they make me feel like I am making progress.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

John Irving - Widow For One Year.
One of the only authors who literally makes me LOL. :lol:


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

33 Days in September.


it's ok. It's about an EMP that hits the US and the story of a community pulling together to try and survive. The main character got trapped in Texas and is headign to said community in Montana on foot. Pretty good story.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

The Way to Practice A Meaningful Life . Someday I'll understand it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

John Irving - Widow For One Year. One of the only authors who literally makes me LOL. :lol:


John Irving is my favorite. though Widow for One Year was the last great book he has written. His last couple have been stinkers. Lots of hype around his new book so I am looking forward to reading it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

Martini's "Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology"

let me tell you, rich stuff :lol:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

John Irving is my favorite. though Widow for One Year was the last great book he has written. His last couple have been stinkers. Lots of hype around his new book so I am looking forward to reading it.


What's it called and when is it due out?

#8 moed_over

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:29 AM

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Yeah, I'm a couple of years behind, but better late than never...

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

What's it called and when is it due out?


In One Person. It comes out May 8th

Oh and since getting much further into Arcadia it is a wonderful book.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

i'm sorry we lost our old "what are you reading" thread!

i haven't been reading much since i started working again. i used to have way more time (obviously) to read.

right now i'm reading "the grapes of wrath" by john steinbeck and
"no time to lose; a guide to the way of the bodhisattva" by pema chodron.

i have been reading both these books slightly longer than forever :blush:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

the hunger games trilogy

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:52 AM

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Yeah, I'm a couple of years behind, but better late than never...


I read that within the last year or so. It got repetitive, but perhaps that was for retention?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

In One Person. It comes out May 8th Oh and since getting much further into Arcadia it is a wonderful book.


Thanks for the heads up about a new Irving novel!

I am reading The Art of Fielding right now and can't put it down. Irving-esque in scope and theme, give it a try.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

The Wind Through the Keyhole:A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King. It's pretty decent so far, but I forgot half of what happened between the Dark Tower books where this is set. King calls it Dark Tower book 4.5 ......

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society - Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

#16 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Wool Omnibus. A sci-fi series set in a ruined world where people live underground. It's ok.

#17 gregoir

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

I'm a bit into In One Person it's OK so far but hasn't really gone anywhere yet. I am assuming it will get better.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:06 AM

i just started reading the "a song of fire and ice" books so i'll see you all next year ;)

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Currently I am reading Fast Food Nation, Ca$hvertising, The $100 Start Up and Oliver Twist. Bewm.

Fast Food Nation is pretty groovy but they just go on and on about dumb ass shit.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

The Boy in the Wrinkled Shirt by Joseph DeProspero

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

The Real Crash: America's Coming Banruptcy - How to Save Yourself by Peter Schiff

I dun already gnuew this stuff though...

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:20 AM

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong - James W. Loewen

"Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions.

What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students."


#23 vinandtonic

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

TEO, what do you think of that book? I tried to read it a couple of years ago but it didn't hold my attention.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

Thus far the first chapter has had me riveted and bursting to share new to me information.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

Charles Bukowski and William S Burroughs

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

rereading Ken Follett's Fall Of Giants before the next book comes out in a month.



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions ~ Stephen L. Macknik (Author), Susana Martinez-Conde (Author), Sandra Blakeslee (Author)


"This book doesn't just promise to change the way you think about sleight of hand and David Copperfield—it will also change the way you think about the mind." —Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust Was A Neuroscientist

Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. This book is the result of the authors' yearlong, world-wide exploration of magic and how its principles apply to our behavior. Magic tricks fool us because humans have hardwired processes of attention and awareness that are hackable—a good magician uses your mind's own intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu.

Now magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. For instance, if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn you'd never buy, the salesperson was probably a master at creating the "illusion of choice," a core technique of magic. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Sleights of Mind makes neuroscience fun and accessible by unveiling the key connections between magic and the mind.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

jodi picoult, sing you home.

i love how she can examine so many different themes within one story. social issues, personal issues, and how they blend and contrast. such a gifted writer! i think this is the 4th book of hers i've read.

i don't know if i'm going to continue with the game of thrones. it's taken me months to read one book. a few days to read half of sing you home.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:05 AM

Winter's Tale-Mark Helprin. I had to quit the new Irving book half way through and it was just boring and nothing funny going on.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:25 AM

jodi picoult, sing you home.

i love how she can examine so many different themes within one story. social issues, personal issues, and how they blend and contrast. such a gifted writer! i think this is the 4th book of hers i've read.

i don't know if i'm going to continue with the game of thrones. it's taken me months to read one book. a few days to reaI am d half of sing you home.


It took me months to read the five Game of Thrones books... The last one I really had to choke down but I'm glad I read them. However, now that I spent six months reading them, I am having trouble transitioning to another genre :funny1:

Pillars of the Earth is next....we'll see if I can get into it.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:53 AM

the husband read all the game of thrones book in way less time than it took me to read one! i'll just get the cliff notes from him ;)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

rereading Ken Follett's Fall Of Giants before the next book comes out in a month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTN4BRyggk


I just read an advance of the new book and it was AWESOME!!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

I just read an advance of the new book and it was AWESOME!!!


i have a feeling that this Hitler guy, mentioned at the end of book 1, may play a greater role in the events upcoming. ;)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

Books:
be love now
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Committed: A Love Story
Affluenza

Magazines:
Saveur
Edible Berkshires

I'm a little slutty when it comes to reading material sometimes.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

i need to read "be love now". i've read all his other books...

i am also reading a non-fiction book (yes i do read those sometimes!) called "women, food and god". i posted about it in the women's forum. excellent book for anyone (you don't have to be a woman but it is geared toward women) who has had any sort of unhealthy relationship with eating.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

and don't let the word "god" either turn you off or draw you in! she has a very eclectic and broad definition. definitely a strong buddhist slant but she is very universal in her approach.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

Instruction manual for my new sound system :pimp:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:20 AM

Instruction manual for my new sound system :gregoir:


:lol:

after being told to RTFM countless times, i finally cracked the one for my new camera today!

also reading The Brain in Love. (Daniel Amen, MD)

it delves into the positive effects of emotional and physical love on human beings. no big AHA moments, but i find this stuff interesting and it never hurts to be reminded that love rocks :)

http://www.amazon.co...sl_28brvw5ykq_e

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

and i mayyyy have broken down and bought 50 Shades today :D yay, mommy porn!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

:lol:

after being told to RTFM countless times, i finally cracked the one for my new camera today!

also reading The Brain in Love. (Daniel Amen, MD)

it delves into the positive effects of emotional and physical love on human beings. no big AHA moments, but i find this stuff interesting and it never hurts to be reminded that love rocks :)

http://www.amazon.co...sl_28brvw5ykq_e


i take that back...lots and lots of AHA moments in the chapter i just finished. holy wow, do i want to hug Dr. Amen right now for watershed moments provided by this book - and i'm not even half way through. amazing!

(and i finished 50 Shades in two or three sittings. it was both less and more than anticipated.)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

Two Coins....

http://www.amazon.co...words=two coins

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

i just finished "the girl in the garden" by kamala nair. a young girl's coming-of-age story set in india. it wasn't monumental or anything but it was an engaging read :)

up next: deepak chopra's "buddha"

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary/Ralph Metzner/Richard Alpert

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

The End of Liberalism by Theodore Lowi

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

I just finished Inner Paths to Outer Space by Rick Strassman/Slawer Wojtowitz/Luis Eduardo Luna/Ede Frecska

amazing work on entheogens around the world and throughout time.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

The Silver Linings Playbook-Matthew Quick. I am throughly enjoying it. It's about a mentally ill man that moves back in with his parents after being in a mental institution. Very good. The first book I have really enjoyed in a while.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:51 AM

Just read The Yard by Alex Grecian. Excellent mystery/thriller set in England around the time of Jack the Ripper. easy read with great characters and suspense.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:53 AM

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank