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What are you reading?

Posted: December 15th, 2010, 3:37 pm
by simon_four_fingers
So what are you reading?


I just finished the Millenium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.), I have been reading short stories by David Foster Wallace and have just picked up Infinite Jest. For design insights on life and the other way around 79 Short Essays on Design by Michael Beirut is good to leave handy. This summer I read and reread at least two or three times Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 15th, 2010, 4:14 pm
by Lmo
I love to read history.

Memoirs of Service Afloat during the War Between the States
by Admiral Raphael Semmes, Captain of the CSS Alabama, CSN
originally published in 1868.

The Blue & Grey Press, ©1987 (and others since)
ISBN: 1-55521-177-1

The CSS Alabama was the first steam-powered warship in the world that was set loose on the oceans of the world against the commerce of another nation. This is the story of the career, seamanship, and political views of the founder of the Confederate States Navy; it's history and development, battles and cruises.

If you want a story of the War Between the States, from a different perspective, this is the book to read. A light read; 832 pages.

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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 19th, 2010, 2:24 pm
by simon_four_fingers
That looks pretty good Lew. I might have to check it out.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 19th, 2010, 3:11 pm
by nunoCR
Was reading, but did not finish
The Hidden Persuaders

Now reading
The Cancer Stage of Capitalism

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 20th, 2010, 8:25 am
by Mr-914
I'm waiting for the last Millenium book to come out in paperback. Like the series...pity that we will never have more of Stieg.

Just finished The Enigma of Capital. Only the last chapter got a little too flaky for my taste. The first 3/4 are the most lucid analysis of the recession I've read.

http://www.amazon.ca/Enigma-Capital-Cri ... 420&sr=8-1

Now reading Program or be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff. Mind blowing as normal.

http://www.orbooks.com/our-books/program/

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 20th, 2010, 10:57 am
by Brett_nyc
I am accidentally reading the Millenium series out of order. Read 1, then 3, so just catching up on 2 now.
In the queue are The Paleo Solution , Born to Run, and Why Zebras don't get Ulcers.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 20th, 2010, 4:04 pm
by thirdnorth
Finished:
1776 by David McCullough
The Art of Innovation by Tim Brown

Now reading The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo, the guy behind the Stanford Prision Experiment.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 20th, 2010, 5:38 pm
by jon_winebrenner
I'm currently reading "Ghost Rider" by Neil Peart. The drummer from Rush hopped on his motorcycle and rode all around North America after his daughter and wife died within a year of each other: http://goo.gl/exncG

Millenium series is on my hit list. Also got Ayn Rand in the Kindle queue as well as "Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh...the founder of Zappos: http://goo.gl/mAenv

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 20th, 2010, 6:51 pm
by jon_winebrenner
I should also mention that I'm currently reading the Harry Potter series to my daughter. We're on "The Prisoner of Azkaban" right now. I highly recommend them.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 23rd, 2010, 1:24 pm
by experiMental
Read an introduction to Padgett Powell's novel, "The Interrogative Mood". Going to read the whole book if I will manage to order it.

http://www.amazon.com/Interrogative-Moo ... 0061859419

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 23rd, 2010, 6:27 pm
by sanjy009
"The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas. I find almost every character repulsive, but it's a very well written book to be able to convey this.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 23rd, 2010, 7:31 pm
by linda_dong
I reread Carl Jung's "The Undiscovered Self" and still didn't agree with anything in it. Oh well.

I'm going to revisit "Fahrenheit 451" because I'm running out of dystopian movies/tv shows to watch and I need my fix :P

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 24th, 2010, 12:26 am
by Cameron
linda_dong wrote:
I'm going to revisit "Fahrenheit 451" because I'm running out of dystopian movies/tv shows to watch and I need my fix :P
I might do that too. I can't wait until the HP8 director is done so he can get working on that Giver movie.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 24th, 2010, 1:38 am
by crewkid
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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: December 26th, 2010, 12:49 am
by jon_winebrenner
Well, after Santa's visit, I now have Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), Corelli's Mandolin (Louis de Bernieres), The Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling), and Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) to read. I need a babysitter.