What book are you reading this month?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Feb 11, 2006.

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    jefhatfield

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    ...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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    Re-reading William Gibson's Pattern Recognition at the moment...
     
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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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    "The Chosen" By: Chaim Potok
     
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    Why do men have nipples by Mark Leyner. My mom sent it to me, its pretty funny.
     
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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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    Right now i'm reading the good Bible cuz I need some healing and no one can give it to me except the father.


    Bless
     
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    killuminati

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    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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    Currently reading "The Most Evil Secret Societies In History" - junk food of literature, but fun.
     
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    Batman Begins : The Screenplay (I'm a screenwriter myself, so that's why I chose this specific version :cool: )

    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... :cool:
     
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    And then there were none - Agatha Christie
    i, Robot - Isaac Asimov
     
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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 :p).

    I just read it the other night and it was great, really touching and funny as well.
     
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    I'm reading "Hitchhiker's Guide To Galaxy" from Douglas Adams at the moment. I'm almost through but I also have the next ones from him, so they will follow.
     
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    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Preceded by The Fountainhead by the same.




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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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    A Scott kelby photoshop book and also the LAB Colour book - nothing at all interesting
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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