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Old 02-20-07, 11:34 PM
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The Use of Force, a collection of essays on military fungibility, coersive diplomacy, power prudence, and other fun intl. relations stuff.
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Old 02-21-07, 02:21 AM
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nothing right now...but i'll probably pick up 'The Right Stuff' by Tom Wolfe tomorrow.
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Old 03-14-07, 12:09 PM
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Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink. Very interesting experiments about how people eat too much without thinking about it. Just eating til you're not hungry instead of eating til you're full can probably save most people 5lbs a year.
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Old 03-19-07, 07:02 AM
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Am currently reading Why Dogs Chase Cars by George Singleton. Am also critiquing a draft of a friend's novel, but that's a different thing altogether. Next on the list is something (anything) by Cormac McCarthy.
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Old 03-19-07, 07:27 AM
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Currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. What happens to old forgotten gods in a new land?
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Old 03-19-07, 10:37 AM
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Currently?

Beyond Good and Evil: Fredrick Neitzche
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Old 03-20-07, 12:48 PM
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The Prince of the City -- Fred Siegel It's about New York City and Rudy. Pretty interesting so far
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Old 03-21-07, 08:13 AM
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The Abortion an Historical Romance by Richard Brautigan
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
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Old 03-23-07, 01:53 PM
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my favorite book, Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra for the third/fourth time!

and Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories in between
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Old 03-23-07, 10:13 PM
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a u2 live version of "People Get Ready"

edit: Hrrrnnnnn, thought i was posting in the What are you listening to thread... must have been the 7 bottles of stella

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Old 03-26-07, 11:35 AM
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William Echikson - Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution
Wayne Curtis - And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails

Books about booze!
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Old 03-27-07, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
Currently?

Beyond Good and Evil: Fredrick Neitzche
You should play the game.

It pwns.
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Old 03-27-07, 08:26 AM
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I am reading:

The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS

and

The Odyssey
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Old 03-30-07, 07:54 AM
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I've recently finished Caleb Carr's The Italian Secretary
The Secret of Scent by Luca Turin
Greg Rucka's Private Wars
History 101, a Doctor Who novel by Mags L. Halliday
And I've dug into the crates!
I'm rereading The Books Of Magic regular comic series.
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Old 03-30-07, 01:41 PM
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The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by Roger Penrose

Not an easy read. I am guessing it will take me at least 6 months to a year to finish it (and I normally finish novels in a few hours). Deep math, deep physics and the little math (Calculus II+) and Physics I know is wholly inadequate. Time to break out Richard Feynmans Lecture's in Physics to give me some basic knowledge.

Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card
Shadow Puppets - Orson Scott Card
Pastwatch The redemption of Christopher Columbus - Orson Scott Card

Amazing books, amazing writing, pastwatch almost made me cry (and its a sci-fi book for chrissakes) (he also wrote the Ender series of sci-fi books).
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Old 03-30-07, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by baiskeli
(and I normally finish novels in a few hours).
How do you do that? Do you skip parts?
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Old 03-30-07, 03:27 PM
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Jean-Claude Izzo - Chourmo

Part of the Marseilles Trilogy, interesting detective stories set in Marseilles with socio-political overtones.
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Old 04-01-07, 02:25 PM
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I am currently listening to Alan Furst\World at Night

Recently finished listening to the unabridged versions of:
John Le Carre\A Murder of Quality
George Criles\Charlie Wilsons War
John Le Carre\A Small Town in Germany
Allan Furst\Night Soldiers
Allan Furst\Dark Star
Allan Furst\Polish Officer
Bascomb\Higher (NYC Skyscraper Race)
Lawrence Block\Hope to Die
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Old 04-03-07, 08:38 PM
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just finished 'the things they carried' -o'brien
half way through "the un-tv and the 10mph car"
just starting "Absalom, Absalom!" (for a class )
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Old 04-09-07, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Brillig
How do you do that? Do you skip parts?
Nope, I've just always read fast since I was a kid. I remember reading LOTR as a kid and since I had to give it back to a friend the next day I read it in about 12-14 hours (stayed up all night).
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The Old Contemptables BY Martha Grimes

The Collected Works of Wallace Stevens
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Hunter S. Thompson - The Rum Diaries
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Old 04-09-07, 12:42 PM
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Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast.
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Old 04-09-07, 12:45 PM
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Just finished The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr and The Secret of Scent by Luca Turin.

Currently reading I am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. I'm a bit disappointed with this one.
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Just finished three audio books:
Alan Furst - The World at Night
Alan Furst - Red Gold
James Cain - Double Indemnity
and am currently in the middle of Alan Furst - Kingdom of Shadows

While on travel earlier this week I read four Mathew Scudder Crime books by Lawrence Block:
The Sins of the Fathers
A Stab in the Dark
Eight Million Ways to Die
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes


and am currently reading another - Time to Murder and Create
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