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What books are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by sapiens, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX

    The publisher should hire you to write dust jacket blurb.
     
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Kinda like the opposite of the book I was reading
    The Rational Optimist

    Which shows statistically how we’re improving

    It’s basically like a stock market chart
    Ups and downs

    A slow and haphazard progress upwards
    With lots of dives and recessions

    We’re complicated and certainly not perfect

    Let’s hope we don’t REALLY fuck ourselves
    Like Nukes
     
  3. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
  5. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
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  6. Frankie

    Frankie Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    Code Red it's a good read about WWII US Navy destroyers
     
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  7. Just finished RUSSIA HOAX by Gregg Jarrett. It's good, but probably obsolete based on what has been revealed since he wrote it.

    Getting close to finishing CATCH-22. I've not read it since I was in college, so I don't remember a lot about it (college was 40 years ago).

    AVOR
     
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  8. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    UM-Flint English.jpg

    Friday Frippery! A conversation regarding whales ___.jpg

    185 best images about Moby-Dick_ or, The Whale on ___(1).jpg
     
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  9. Working my way through another Zombie book, along with some Gahan Wilson anthologies.
     
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  10. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    DEADLY FORCE by Massad Ayoob (understanding your right to self defense)
     
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  11. buzzgunner

    buzzgunner 180 gr. of diplomacy

    I just finished reading "A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II" by Simon Parkin. Fascinating non-fiction about the battle against German U-boats during WW II.

    I'm currently reading "Thin Air" by Richard K. Morgan. While it is not a Takeshi Kovacs novel, it has very much the feel of the Altered Carbon universe.

    Once I'm finished with that, I'm planning on re-reading "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross. It's lengthy and well-crafted pro-second amendment fiction that could well be set in the very near future.
     
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  12. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Toronto
    I blitzed through Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time & Children of Ruin, then moved on to Alastair Reynolds Thousandth Night. Am now reading his House of Suns, and looking forward to his Galactic North .

    These are all great hard SF reads.
     
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  13. I've recently taken advantage of Comixology's 60 day free trail. I'm perusing through Vampirella, Eerie and Creepy comics from my childhood. WOOT
     
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  14. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Getting in to 1634: The Baltic War, an alt history book by Eric Flint. I first started Flint's 1632 Series about 20 years ago.
     
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  15. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North

    Love that series.
     
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  16. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I am currently on the search for a book to read during my time off. The last audiobook I listened to was The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury, which is basically a YA novel but I really really enjoyed it. Audiobook format was excellent for it since it's very sound-descriptive.

    I also listened to Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult recently. It was also pretty good.

    I will have to dig through some of these posts to see if I can find a title that jumps out at me.
     
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  17. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    A book I won't be reading.

    Look Here_ BAD FOR GOOD, with cover art by Richard Corben ___.jpg

    One of the worst blurbs....ever.
     
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  18. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    It looks like the worst kind of hair metal band album cover.
     
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  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I **finally** got around to finishing Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn. It's a good read, although not as 'close & personal' as some fans might want.

    Hilburn doesn't sanitize Cash, and he doesn't paint a particularly flattering portrait of June Carter Cash.
     
  20. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    My phone is possessed.