Books you are reading or have read in the past month...

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  1. FlaminFrancesca

    FlaminFrancesca New Member

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    Hey all,
    Just wondering what everyone has read or is reading... We don't watch t.v. or movies here, unless its Spongebob, lol... so a good book is never far away. I just finished Jimmy Buffetts "A Salty Piece of Land" (big surprise there right?) and I started Tim Dorseys "Torpedo Juice" yesterday. (think Hiaasan, but MORE outrageous and funny) I'm also halfway through "A Land Remembered" by Patrick Smith (historical fiction about Florida development)...
     
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    i have only read school txt books i dont have alot of personal time with school
     
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    I'm reading "A Game of Thrones" by, George R.R. Martin at the moment. It the first of a 4 part (so far) series. It's a fantasy novel. Not really my genre, but a lot of people have told me they love it and to give it a try.

    I just finnished "Memoirs of a Geisha".
     
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    I don't really read books. I bought over 15 books a few years back and I have still not read them. I guess I'm just lazy? They are all field related and sitting next to me too.
     
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    When I find the time, which isn't much lately, I read horror--favorite being Stephen King. I just finshed cell which was good but could've been much better. I was disappointed when I was done with it. I've got several books waiting to be read someday...lol

    (Spongebob is a favorite show in my house too--my twins (21 months) yell "Pobob!" when they hear the opening theme.)
     
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    I read a lot. I love Stephen King as well. I've probably read all of his books. I get bored of them very easily though and need a break from them. Micheal Chrichton as well. I really like Ann Rice. I'll pretty well read anything I find laying around.
     
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    Cecil Woodham-Smith The Reason Why: The story of the fatal charge of the Light Brigade

    Rene Descartes - Meditations

    Sir Walter Scott - Waverly

    Neil Boortz - Fairtax Book

    Dante - Inferno

    William C Mitchell -Beyond Politics

    I'm now working on:

    Baruch Spinoza - Ethics

    Machiavelli - The Prince
     
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    I'm reading Dante's Inferno right now also, and the Fairtax Book.
    I finished Torpedo Juice and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who likes Hiaasen or Dorsey, or sv Date.
    I started reading Anne Rice's new one yesterday, and I'm halfway done, it's about Jesus as a child. I came thiiiiiiiiis close to putting it back on the shelf, but then I thought, what the hey, its Anne Rice. So far I've been pleasantly surprised.
    I'm also about to start Killer Angels about the battle of Gettysburg.
     
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    Anyone here read the Divinci Code? Or any of his other books? I've heard they are really good.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC BOOK! Well ... If you like military history.

    I read Angels and Demons it was quite a good read.
     
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    Okay, I'm done with the new Anne Rice that I wasn't "going to" read, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised... granted, Jesus Christ is no Lestat, but then again, that's a freaky issue, lol... Now I'm onto a Dr Laura book *gasp* Parenthood by Proxy, just because it's about raising kids, I swear!
    I'm starting Killer Angels tomorrow.
     
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    Does reading a book on PHP development count? :ugh
     
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    If it's a book, and you're reading it, it counts :)
     
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    I read more entertaining books rather than serious books last year including:

    The Broker
    The King of Torts
    The Brethren
    The Testament
    The Street Lawyer
    The Partner

    ... all written by John Grisham.
     
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    Addict LOL
     
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    I love all the books I've read from John Grisham...his writting is great!

    One of my all time favorites in Dead Even Written by Brad Meltzer. His writing is similar to John Grisham.
     
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    He actually practiced law, so he can describe what law practice is really like. Just learning about that is enjoyable.
     
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    I feel the same way!
     
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    Well, I have a Master's in English Lit so I've used to do a lot of reading, but lately I've gotten out of it. I feel like I've read everything I ever wanted to read and whenever I pick up a new book I find it cannot engage my interest for very long.

    I enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha very much and I'm looking forward to seeing the film.

    I lost interest about three-fourths of the way through the DaVinci Code and barely made it to the end, but I'd still like to see the film because Tom Hanks is such a great actor.

    I've read all of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, all of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, all of Jane Austen, everything by Jude Deveraux (my favorite romantic adventure novelist) and I must confess when I tried to read the Lord of the Rings, I grew increasingly frustrated with Tolkien's longwindedness.

    *sigh* Maybe I should go back and reread the some of the classics, such as Don Quixote or Tom Jones.
     
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    I thought the book was quite entertaining. Despite the fact that many people protested against the movie claiming that the movie and the book distort the true nature of Christianity and what not, I didn't think that the book has much socio-economic value. It's more of an entertainment book.