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    Books

    Ok, so we have had a couple of threads about the music you are listening to...how about a thread about the written word?

    What are you reading now, or what is the last book you read?

    A recent study showed that only 1 in 4 of the average American adult read any book in the past year, so if you didn't read one, maybe this thread can serve as inspiration.

    I just finished "Night" by Elie Wiesel, and am now reading "Science Friction" by Michael Shermer.


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    Re: Books

    Just finished "The Power of God and the gods of Power" and am working on Panentheism by Baker Academic Press.



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    Re: Books

    The only books I have had time to read are my designated readings for school...I don't have time to read for pleasure outside of school...


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    Re: Books

    Books... what are those???
    Seriously though, I don't read very much unless it's the sports page. But, I do like Gary Paulson and John Grisham books.



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    Re: Books

    Right now I'm reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Klosterman-IV-Curious-Dangerous/dp/0743284895/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210645118&sr=8-1"]Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas[/ame] - he writes a lot of articles for ESPN and all kinds of music magazines, so it's a whole bunch of his essays.


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    Re: Books

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyclone4 View Post
    The only books I have had time to read are my designated readings for school...I don't have time to read for pleasure outside of school...
    I hear you. I just finished up my first semester of grad school, and didn't read anything but assigned readings for 3 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Books... what are those???
    Seriously though, I don't read very much unless it's the sports page. But, I do like Gary Paulson and John Grisham books.
    I read Paulsen's "Hatchet" for a children's lit class...he's great. My oldest boy is now into him.


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    Re: Books

    I don't think I've read an entire book for pleasure in years. I've read a small number of complete books and very large chunks of textbooks for school purposes though. Most of my leisurely reading consists of reading stuff on the internet, such as CF.

    I would recommend the book "Getting to Yes" by Fisher and Ury. I had to read it for class, but it was a very good book that has influenced my thinking not only in regards to negotiations, but also politics and the approach I take to debate on CF. It is available for next to nothing on half.com.
    Half.com / Books / Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in


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    I am currently reading Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. So far it is really interesting. This is my first book that I have read on Star Wars and so far I like it.


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    Re: Books

    Read several of Dan Brown's books in the last year
    Also "MIssed Fortune:101" and "Pirates of Mannhattan"


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    Re: Books

    I'm reading "The World Without Us", which I heard about on this site. It is about what would happen to everything on the planet if human life suddenly ceased to exist. Someone here mentioned it in a zombie thread, and it piqued my interest. It is pretty good so far.

    I used to read A LOT when I was in middle school and high school, but I stopped reading for pleasure once I got to college and had to read for class. The last thing I wanted to do in my free time was read. During my first few years after college, I was usually too stressed and burnt out from work to read after work, I usually just watched tv and surfed the net. I've just recently started again, and feel a lot better about myself when I read during the evening instead of watching tv. Not that there aren't nights (such as this one) where I still watch tv and surf the net!



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    Re: Books

    I know there is another thread on CF about having kids...

    I would recommend all parents and future parents read "The Read-Aloud Handbook", by Jim Trelease. It provides research and insight as to the importance of reading to your kids.

    I am considering giving it to all parents I know as baby shower/birth gifts.


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    Re: Books

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I'm reading "The World Without Us", which I heard about on this site. It is about what would happen to everything on the planet if human life suddenly ceased to exist. Someone here mentioned it in a zombie thread, and it piqued my interest. It is pretty good so far.
    Great book. Very thought-provoking.

    Kudos to you for forgoing some TV for reading.


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    Re: Books

    Just reread Catch 22 recently also am reading, very slowly, The Bourne Identity. Catch 22 is a must read people!



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    Re: Books

    Currently reading 'No End Save Victory-Perspectives on World War II' which consists of essays from Stephen E. Ambrose, Caleb Carr and many others.

    Prior to this I read 'Broken Skin' by Stuart McBride and 'Velocity' by Dean Koontz. I order a handful of new books from one or two of the discount book sites every month or so, looking for a handful of authors I like, but for the most part I'll order whatever trips my trigger. With hardbounds at only $3to$6 dollars it's easy to afford random books. Sometimes you get lucky and you'll find a new author that you like, while other times you'll find a few clunkers of an author, but oh well, because like I stress to my kids, reading is fun-damental.



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    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Currently reading 'No End Save Victory-Perspectives on World War II' which consists of essays from Stephen E. Ambrose, Caleb Carr and many others.

    Prior to this I read 'Broken Skin' by Stuart McBride and 'Velocity' by Dean Koontz. I order a handful of new books from one or two of the discount book sites every month or so, looking for a handful of authors I like, but for the most part I'll order whatever trips my trigger. With hardbounds at only $3to$6 dollars it's easy to afford random books. Sometimes you get lucky and you'll find a new author that you like, while other times you'll find a few clunkers of an author, but oh well, because like I stress to my kids, reading is fun-damental.
    Out of curiosity...what discount book sites do you shop?

    Half.com? Abebooks? Books-a-million? Amazon?


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