04-14-2012, 07:30 PM
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When I'm not working (or shaving Smile), I've got my nose buried in a book. I'm the type of person that reads multiple books simultaneously and am currently working my way through four different books.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Kingdom Man - Dr. Tony Evans
Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis

With the dog days of summer right around the corner, what's on everyone's "to read" list? Or, what are you reading at the moment? Any good "must read" recommendations?

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 04-14-2012, 07:33 PM
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I've just started a sword and sorcery novel by Richard Morgan called Cold Commands. I mainly just read in bed before my eyelids get too heavy. It's too early to tell whether or not this one is good.

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 04-14-2012, 08:39 PM
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I recently downloaded War Horse and am also re- reading The River of Doubt because it was so good.

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 04-14-2012, 08:46 PM
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I am reading Make the Connection by Dr. James F. Engle who is the pastor of my church.

Published by Green Tree Press

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 04-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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(04-14-2012, 08:46 PM)Johnny Wrote: I am reading Make the Connection by Dr. James F. Engle who is the pastor of my church.

Published by Green Tree Press

Focus on the Family puts out some quality Christian inspirational literature as well...

If you are into these types of books, I highly recommend Kingdom Man by Dr. Tony Evans. It offers some really sound biblical and inspirational advice on what it means to really be a man.

Again, just my humble opinion...

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 04-14-2012, 09:07 PM
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Game of thrones

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 04-14-2012, 09:12 PM
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I'm reading Book 4 of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle, titled Inheritance. The series started with Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger and concludes with Inheritance.

If you haven't read Jack Finney's Time and Again (1970) or Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Shadow of the Wind or The Angel's Game then I highly recommend all three. Time and Again is the cleverest time travel novel I have ever read and grabbed me from page one.

A final recommendation is The Physician by Noah Gordon. Supposedly the first of a trilogy, the last two installments were dreadful and, with the exception of the ancestral family name, have nothing in common with this book, which I found totally engrossing and hard to put down. Although written twenty-six years ago, it can be found on the internet as well as in libraries. Highly recommended.

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 04-14-2012, 09:45 PM
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(04-14-2012, 09:12 PM)freddy Wrote: I'm reading Book 4 of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle, titled Inheritance. The series started with Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger and concludes with Inheritance.

I've been eyeballin' this series for awhile now. I was actually at a Barnes & Noble today and had this book, Eragon, in my hands but decided to hold off on the purchase.

I'm assuming since you're on Book 4 this series is worth taking a look...

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 04-14-2012, 09:50 PM
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(04-14-2012, 09:45 PM)dashmaverick Wrote:
(04-14-2012, 09:12 PM)freddy Wrote: I'm reading Book 4 of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle, titled Inheritance. The series started with Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger and concludes with Inheritance.

I've been eyeballin' this series for awhile now. I was actually at a Barnes & Noble today and had this book, Eragon, in my hands but decided to hold off on the purchase.

I'm assuming since you're on Book 4 this series is worth taking a look...

I think so. I truly enjoyed Eragon and cannot believe they made such an awful movie out of it. Sad

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 04-15-2012, 12:43 AM
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I find that my bookshelves are roughly evenly divided between three major groups; science fiction and fantasy on one side and spaceflight, weapons and airplanes on the other with history and historical accounts taking the last third of the space. Thankfully my better half has some of the same taste in books Smile

Right now I'm perusing two books in parallel with a third for those dull moments at work:
- This New Ocean, a semi-official history of Project Mercury
- US Spacesuits, fairly heavy on the technical side but a good read
- and Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving, for light reading at work

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 04-15-2012, 06:01 AM
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I just picked up Jeffrey Miron's Libertarianism, A-Z. It's a consequentialist approach, which I hope will be more effective at convincing all my statist friends when I pass it along. Tongue

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 04-15-2012, 06:08 AM
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(04-14-2012, 09:45 PM)dashmaverick Wrote:
(04-14-2012, 09:12 PM)freddy Wrote: I'm reading Book 4 of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle, titled Inheritance. The series started with Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger and concludes with Inheritance.

I've been eyeballin' this series for awhile now. I was actually at a Barnes & Noble today and had this book, Eragon, in my hands but decided to hold off on the purchase.

I'm assuming since you're on Book 4 this series is worth taking a look...

Read them all. They are good! Not as good as Terry Brooks but very good!!

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 04-15-2012, 06:09 AM
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My students' papersFacepalm.

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 04-15-2012, 06:10 AM
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(04-15-2012, 06:01 AM)dontodd Wrote: I just picked up Jeffrey Miron's Libertarianism, A-Z. It's a consequentialist approach, which I hope will be more effective at convincing all my statist friends when I pass it along. Tongue
Pm me a link. Fellow libertarian. Smile

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 04-15-2012, 07:39 AM
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I'm revisiting James Herriot , "If Only They Could Talk" and "Zen And The Art Of Motorcycling" by Robert Pirsig. Both last read a long time ago.

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 04-15-2012, 10:26 AM
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Being George Washington by Glenn Beck

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 04-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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(04-15-2012, 06:01 AM)dontodd Wrote: I just picked up Jeffrey Miron's Libertarianism, A-Z. It's a consequentialist approach, which I hope will be more effective at convincing all my statist friends when I pass it along. Tongue

good book. I finished that a few months ago.

I'm reading Rollback by Tom Woods. I quite like reading his material as he's easy to follow and writes in an enthusiastic manner.

I think after that, I might delve back into some Austrian economics books.

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 04-15-2012, 04:43 PM
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(04-15-2012, 12:58 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I'm reading Rollback by Tom Woods. I quite like reading his material as he's easy to follow and writes in an enthusiastic manner.

I think after that, I might delve back into some Austrian economics books.

I read Meltdown, it was pretty good. I have Human Action, Omnipotent Government (also by Mises), and Schumpeter's The Theory of Economic Development on the shelf, waiting. I keep telling myself I'm going to finish Human Action. Maybe some day. Hmm

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 04-15-2012, 08:26 PM
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(04-15-2012, 04:43 PM)dontodd Wrote:
(04-15-2012, 12:58 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I'm reading Rollback by Tom Woods. I quite like reading his material as he's easy to follow and writes in an enthusiastic manner.

I think after that, I might delve back into some Austrian economics books.

I read Meltdown, it was pretty good. I have Human Action, Omnipotent Government (also by Mises), and Schumpeter's The Theory of Economic Development on the shelf, waiting. I keep telling myself I'm going to finish Human Action. Maybe some day. Hmm

when borders was going out of business, I bought probably 30-40 books, so I'd have to check my shelf to see if I picked up meltdown or not - I can't remember off the top of my head.

Mises is my idol and probably the greatest economist to ever live, IMHO.

I've read one of his smaller pamphlets and read a lot of Rothbard and Hazlitt and Hayek. I'm a big fan of David Friedman and Bob Murphy too.

Human Action...that's one LARGE book there, but it's supposed to be a GAME CHANGER.

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 04-16-2012, 07:26 AM
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Nothing inspiring right now, just escapism:

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kitteredge
Kusiel's Chose by Jacqueline Carey

I'm also in various states of completion on about 5 different art books, including Figure Drawing for All It's Worth by Loomis.

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