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Old 03-11-2006, 09:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:24 AM   #2191
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:11 PM   #2192
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #2193
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I don't know if this book has been mentioned in the thread as of yet, but John Irving's "The World According to Garp" is solely responsible for getting me back into reading as a young adult.

When I was a kid, I loved reading. I was one of those kids who went to sleep everynight with a flashlight and a book under his pillow so that I could read when I was supposed to be sleeping.

During my teenage years I did what most teenage boys do, I gave up reading and started chasing girls.

Fast forward to the age of 19, I'm in AIT for the army, and my roomate had just graduated. He's clearing out his wall locker and I'm laying on my bed. He takes a book out of his locker tosses it at me and says "Do yourself a favor and read this." Then he walked out of the room without another word. I looked at the title and it was "The World According to Garp" by John Irving.

I don't know if he was joking or sincerely thought the book was worth reading, but I immediately started reading it, and quickly fell in love with the book. It's wondefully written, tells a wonderful story, and has all the drama and comedy you can handle. Within a year of that day, I had read everything John Irving had ever written. Lots of good books, but none ever touched me quite as much as "The World According to Garp."

So, do yourself a favor, read that book.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:03 PM   #2194
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Adding this to the top of the queue.

Next up I have been reading good things about is The Martian by Andy Weir.
I am almost done with this book. It's like Apollo 13 on steroids. If you are an engineer nerd you will love it. It is being made into a movie staring Matt Damon and is being directed by Ridley Scott.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:15 PM   #2195
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I'm considering Infinite Jest. I've read DFW's shorter pieces before, but never an undertaking this large. Anyone else tried it? Should I get a hard copy to help slog through the voluminous footnotes?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:45 PM   #2196
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I read The Glory of Their Times. I really enjoyed it. Gives you a view of what it was like to play baseball in the early 1900's.

Also read Bang the Drum Slowly again. Great book.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #2197
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I'm considering Infinite Jest. I've read DFW's shorter pieces before, but never an undertaking this large. Anyone else tried it? Should I get a hard copy to help slog through the voluminous footnotes?
I've read it twice. Still don't really get it, but love the experience.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:33 PM   #2198
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Reading "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. What a darkly possible dystopian book. Wow.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:06 AM   #2199
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Thought I'd read some African-American literature while I sit in airports, ride planes and be on long car rides. I'm really enjoying Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Hafta' admit I stopped a few months ago, as I had a travel hiatus, and need to finish it. Because I want to get back to Heart of Darkness and start Great Expectations.
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