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Old Feb 11, 2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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What book are you reading this month?

...or what books are in your library for work, for fun?

Right now, I am reading The King and I by Herbert Breslin and Annie Midgette, about Pavarotti

As for work books, I have about 50+ technical books about PCs, Macs, routers, math, and robotics

...and a few law books (The Federalist Papers, Petersen's LSAT Guide, Barron's Law Dictionary, and Great American Trials), a few music books (Electric Guitars - A History, History of the American Guitar, and Epiphone - House of Stathopoulos, as well as the Pavarotti book mentioned above), the Bible, and a couple of books on Albert Einstein and a set on Richard Feynman...at least those are the books I have most recently read or browsed through

And of course, I have bestsellers like The Bell Curve, Middlesex, The Celestine Prophecy, some classics, and a Norton Reader...overall, I try to keep the book collection between my wife and I down to a couple hundred since space is limited

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Old Feb 11, 2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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I'm currently reading 3.

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minstry. I'm just finishing this and it was a great read.

Native Son by Richard A. Wright.

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee. This is a short read but quite good. I actually read/am reading this today while I am in sick.
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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- Ringworld Throne ... I love the original ringworld .... this book is sad

- Shalimar the Clown ... fairly accessible for Rushdie

- High probablility trading ... good trading book
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 09:15 PM   #5
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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee. This is a short read but quite good. I actually read/am reading this today while I am in sick.
Have you read Foe? Amazing book.

Currently reading:

Growing up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children's Everyday Lives
by Cindi Katz

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My First Painting Will Be the Accuser by Philip Jenks
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 10:04 PM   #8
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Several weeks ago, I bought my first self improvement book, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," hoping I'll gain insight into the mindset of successful people, and become more motivated.

I haven't started it yet, but I will.

Later.
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 10:18 PM   #9
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Right now i'm reading the good Bible cuz I need some healing and no one can give it to me except the father.


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Old Feb 11, 2006, 10:27 PM   #10
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Have you read Foe? Amazing book.
Hadn't heard of it, I'll add it to my list though. Thanks,
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I needed a break...

so I'm reading Colleen McCullough's On, Off

Great read!
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 10:53 PM   #12
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Batman Begins : The Screenplay (I'm a screenwriter myself, so that's why I chose this specific version )

This is in addition to my monthly magazines subscriptions - Sports Car International, Macworld, National Geographic... enough to keep me busy. I wish I had more time for reading, it just never seems like enough, and I do really enjoy it... and it is sad to see it becoming a "lost art" in many respects these days...
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i, Robot - Isaac Asimov
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 12:30 AM   #16
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Been reading children books with "Eevee" who will turn three in May. Our favorites are from Satoshi Kitamura:

Me and My Cat?
The Comic Adventures of Boots
Squirrel is Hungry

http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/au...authorid=15839



Also Love Dr. Seuss's classic "Cat in the Hat"
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 05:50 AM   #17
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For my birthday, my aunt gave me The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson (creator of the Moomins, dontcha know, although this wasn't like the Moomins ).

I just read it the other night and it was great, really touching and funny as well.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 07:45 AM   #20
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All over but the shouting by Rick Bragg (for school, but its pretty good)

and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (I dont really understand this book to well)
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I'm reading "Wicked - the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire. It's really amazing that he has been able to create an entire biography around a fictitious character.
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And then there were none - Agatha Christie
i, Robot - Isaac Asimov
Two of my favorites -- what an experience to read the two together!

The 1945 movie version of And Then There Were None also rocks ...
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I'm reading "Wicked - the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire. It's really amazing that he has been able to create an entire biography around a fictitious character.
That's a fun read. It's been made into a rather successful broadway, too and the sequel, "Son of a Witch" has been released. I also got, "Mirror, Mirror" and "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" but have yet to read those two.

Currently reading (for school but I enjoy it), Body Outlaws, Minding the Body, and The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls.
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Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (I dont really understand this book to well)
don't. it is a wonderful book, but you have to let it flow over you. if you try to think too much, it gets messy. i loved it when i read it. i wanted to watch the movie, but i heard it was a piss-poor attempt.

i'm currently reading/listening to four books:
1) Health Care Law and Ethics (for class)
2) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (reading to my wife, helps her sleep - she's never read it before)
3) Old Testament - currently in Exodus
4) Book of Mormon
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