02-04-2015, 05:43 PM
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Scholastic level 3 books with my daughter; we're got all eight of the Batman series. Biggrin

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 02-04-2015, 09:45 PM
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Just got back into  Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" - been twenty years or so since last I read it.

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 02-05-2015, 06:21 AM
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"Lock In" by John Scalzi

Its more listening than reading since its the audiobook version but I think it still counts

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 02-06-2015, 06:29 AM
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After the stuff I read these last few weeks, I was ready for something a little more intellectually fulfilling, so I am now reading 'The Monastery' by Sir Walter Scott. I've been slowly making my way through his works, and this is one I haven't read before.

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 02-27-2015, 03:58 PM
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   Disinformation by Lt Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa. He was the head of Romanian Intelligence during the Cold War. Very interesting how the Soviets used it to rewrite history and used disinformation through fraudulent documents and organizations that were KGB run to defame people and establish their own narrative. A very interesting book. I recommend it.

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 02-28-2015, 11:32 AM
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I'm almost all the way done with 'The God Delusion', by Richard Dawkins. It is a really good read - lots of food for thought. 

I've been holding off reading Dawkins' stuff as I don't like what I've seen of him in his interviews, but the book is well-written, and pretty fair minded (when you take into consideration the topic itself). I recently watched an interview with him and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which made him a lot more palatable to me, so I decided to give this book a go. 

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 03-01-2015, 07:41 PM
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I recently read Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. Its an easy read and very funny! Perfect for anyone with a Gothic taste in literature.

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I am now on book 2, Johannes Cabal the Detective.

These books are a good break from Tolstoy!

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 03-02-2015, 08:06 PM
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I'm just a few chapters in so far, but very impressed with it.
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 03-03-2015, 02:54 AM
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(02-28-2015, 11:32 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: I'm almost all the way done with 'The God Delusion', by Richard Dawkins. It is a really good read - lots of food for thought. 

I've been holding off reading Dawkins' stuff as I don't like what I've seen of him in his interviews, but the book is well-written, and pretty fair minded (when you take into consideration the topic itself). I recently watched an interview with him and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which made him a lot more palatable to me, so I decided to give this book a go. 

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Fantastic book! Christopher Hitchens' "God is not great" is also very good.

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 03-03-2015, 07:07 AM
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(03-02-2015, 08:06 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I'm just a few chapters in so far, but very impressed with it.
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I just finished this, it was awesome and I can't recommend it enough!

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 03-03-2015, 01:27 PM
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I'm just finishing Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Watcher in the Shadows.  It is a young adult book and a very easy read but I am quite enjoying it.  I really enjoy Zafon's writing style and his The Shadow of the Wind was a standout for me.

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 03-03-2015, 01:30 PM
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(03-03-2015, 07:07 AM)BlackHelmet Wrote:
(03-02-2015, 08:06 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I'm just a few chapters in so far, but very impressed with it.
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I just finished this, it was awesome and I can't recommend it enough!

Gentlemen, based on your comments here, I looked up the book and some reviews.  It looks like a most intriguing read so I just ordered it. Smile

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 03-03-2015, 02:36 PM
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I just read the Planet Urth series which is a young adult series written by Jennifer and Chris Martucci...the plot is a good one but be warned, there are TONS of grammatical and spelling mistakes in the first two books. I'm also reading the Everflame series, and recently re-read the Jurassic Park series. I also read the Divergent trilogy, which for me was meh. The others were good short stories. I read Unbroken, but found it only so-so...very unbelievable at times...

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 03-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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(03-03-2015, 02:54 AM)cegadede Wrote: Fantastic book! Christopher Hitchens' "God is not great" is also very good.

I have that slotted for my next read. I really like reading books that make me think (I'll also admit to liking 'fluff' occasionally).


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 03-06-2015, 12:36 AM
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Re-reading The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway. Sometimes I just need to go far away and this book is perfect for that Smile.

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 03-06-2015, 04:57 AM
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"Aspergirls" by Rudy Simone.. yes, there is a reason for it.

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 04-11-2015, 06:09 AM
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Reading some fantasy fiction - the 'Imager' series by L. E. Modesitt Jr. It's pretty formulaic, and his writing skills are suspect when it comes to interpersonal relationships (this is one of his better efforts). Still, it's decent brain candy - not too nutritious, but a quick read. 

I prefer his 'hard' Science Fiction books. 

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 04-11-2015, 09:09 AM
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God's bankers, by Gerald Posner. Great book about the Vatican bank

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 04-13-2015, 02:35 PM
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(03-03-2015, 01:30 PM)freddy Wrote:
(03-03-2015, 07:07 AM)BlackHelmet Wrote:
(03-02-2015, 08:06 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I'm just a few chapters in so far, but very impressed with it.
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I just finished this, it was awesome and I can't recommend it enough!

Gentlemen, based on your comments here, I looked up the book and some reviews.  It looks like a most intriguing read so I just ordered it. Smile

I just finished reading it and I concur.  I loved it.  It was a phenomenal read.  Highly recommended.

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 04-23-2015, 04:41 PM
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Now reading 'The Selfish Gene', by Richard Dawkins. I read this when I was a teenager, and have been enjoying it this time around.

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