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What are you reading currently?

#1 Postby kollision » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:08 am

What are you currently reading?


1. Sports Power by David Sandler
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2. Explosive Lifting for Sports by Harvey Newton
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3. Facilitated Stretching: Second Edition by Robert E. Mcatee/Jeff Charland
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#2 Postby CrispyQ » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:37 am

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

The Next 100 Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth by Jonathan Weiner

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Neuromancer by William Gibson (about the 5th time I've read this one!)
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#3 Postby offense74 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:42 pm

CrispyQ wrote:Neuromancer by William Gibson

I've read it :D ! I liked it, or at least I think I did. Was a few years ago, though.

Currently reading (and have been for awhile):
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

It's thick as roberts underarms so it will take me awhile.
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#4 Postby Jay » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:15 pm

I've read about everything by Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Anthem, We the Living, The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand the Early Years..... Used to be a huge fan of that kind of one sided thinking. I was a much happier person when I could make myself buy into that. It's funny how the left is always accused of being elitist when one considers Rand and how influential her stuff has been on the right.

Psst Offense, It's crap. :wink:

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#5 Postby Richard » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:50 pm

Mick Foley's Autobiography

Bruce Campbell's Autobiography
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#6 Postby madcat » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:35 pm

The Story of B

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#7 Postby neil » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:58 pm

CrispyQ wrote:The Next 100 Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth by Jonathan Weiner

Neuromancer by William Gibson (about the 5th time I've read this one!)

nice on both! i want to re-read neuromancer one of these days.

madcat wrote:The Story of B

that's my favorite!

i'm currently reading a million little pieces by james frey. yes, it's a bit of a tall tale, but it's well-written and the story and his reflections are quite good. i'm thinking of it as a "based on a true story" book. ;-)
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#8 Postby chesty leroux » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:14 pm

kurt vonnegut a man without a country

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#9 Postby madcat » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:24 pm

Neil,
Did you read Ishmael first? I just finished it…damn. So far I am having a hard time getting into this one. Have you read My Ishmael? On Daniel Quinn’s web site he has a list of books he recommends… I think I am going to read some of those next.
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#10 Postby CrispyQ » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:11 pm

[quote="chesty leroux"]kurt vonnegut a man without a country
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Great book!! It generated some good discussion at an online book club I participate in -- which is on a very liberal site. If you're interested in reading the comments & dialog, let me know & I'll pm you the web address.

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#11 Postby cryptomancer » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:17 am

CrispyQ wrote:Neuromancer by William Gibson (about the 5th time I've read this one!)


Dude, thats one of my all time favs, I'm reading Giveson's Pattern Recognition right now (kinda)

Also reading a book on the Vatican/Freemason connetion, very cool stuff too.
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#12 Postby Odidnetne » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:41 am

Moby Dick for my English class.

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#13 Postby neil » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:06 pm

madcat wrote:Neil,
Did you read Ishmael first? I just finished it…damn. So far I am having a hard time getting into this one. Have you read My Ishmael?

i did read Ishmael first and then story of b and my ishmael. i also read after dachau and beyond civilization.

i enjoyed them all. i think i liked ishmael more than my ishmael. it's been years, though.

beyond civilization is like a collection of essays that are explanations of his philosophy. i think he said it largely came about in response to all of the questions he was asked at speaking engagements.

On Daniel Quinn’s web site he has a list of books he recommends… I think I am going to read some of those next.
http://www.friendsofishmael.org/

thanks! i'll check that out.
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