Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment
Reload this Page >

What are you reading right now?

Notices
Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment Do we really need a description for this forum?

What are you reading right now?

Old 10-23-15, 06:03 AM
  #1051  
YogaKat
Padawan
 
YogaKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 838

Bikes: Orbea Mitis Dama, Bridgestone Sirius, Cranbrook Cruiser, Cheap Mountain Bike

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm old school when it comes to books. I like the feel of having a solid book in my hands. Not to say I'm against e-readers or audio books, it's just my preference.

Currently I'm finishing up Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez.

I want to read Ready Player One next.
YogaKat is offline  
Old 11-02-15, 01:05 PM
  #1052  
mconlonx 
Str*t*gic *quivoc*tor
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,552
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7068 Post(s)
Liked 74 Times in 52 Posts
Christopher Moore, Secondhand Souls.

[Read as an ebook on my phone, the hardcover edition had none of the precious attributes which made me have to purchase is previous new title, Sacre Blue in physical format.]

While Moore has a charming penchant for continuing characters and cameos of characters from previous novels, he also has a couple flat-out sequels in his bibliography. Secondhand Souls is a follow-up to A Dirty Job, and it's fine by me. At the end of Dirty Job, while most plots had been satisfactorily been resolved, there were some outstanding questions. Like what about Charlie Asher, whose soul had been placed in the form of a miniature aligator creature with an enormous dick by his buddhist nun girlfriend? And his kindergarten-age daughter, Sophie, this age's incarnation of Death, Stealer of Souls? Along with the continuing story of a slew of unique and unforgettable characters.

There are times when sequels fall flat, relying too much on the previous work to carry them along. This book does not suffer for being a sequel in this nature. I mean sure, plot is similar -- end of the world scenario involving an ancient foe of humanity and underworld horrors -- but even with the same characters, it plays out much differently and is endearing in its own right.

As a sequel, 5/5; for general fiction, 4.5/5; as a Christopher Moore book, a comfortable 4/5.
__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 10:04 AM
  #1053  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Wonderful reading by the late great Frank Muller. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Muller

Finished listening to The Bridges at Toko-Ri, by James Michener

Started listening to The Cuckoo's Calling, a crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 11:56 AM
  #1054  
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 632

Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 730 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 327 Posts
Just started The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
colorider is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 12:08 PM
  #1055  
JustinOldPhart
Junior Samples
 
JustinOldPhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 83

Bikes: '74 Eisentraut, '94 Univega Alpina Pro, KLR650, R1200RT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 27 Posts
Black Mass by Lehr/O'Neill and Sugar Words by Burr Morse.

Tom
JustinOldPhart is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 12:29 PM
  #1056  
xraydog
Senior Member
 
xraydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northcentral PA
Posts: 108

Bikes: Specialized Sequoia Elite

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
[h=1]Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy by Tim Moore[/h]
xraydog is offline  
Old 11-09-15, 12:29 PM
  #1057  
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 632

Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 730 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 327 Posts
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
colorider is offline  
Old 11-14-15, 01:17 PM
  #1058  
ooga-booga
lead on, macduff!
 
ooga-booga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: san diego (uni/normal heights), california
Posts: 6,140

Bikes: 85 pinarello treviso steel, 88 nishiki olympic steel. 95 look kg 131 carbon, 11 trek madone 5.2 carbon

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 957 Post(s)
Liked 1,210 Times in 648 Posts
the right stuff-tom wolfe.
ooga-booga is offline  
Old 11-14-15, 05:31 PM
  #1059  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
the right stuff-tom wolfe.
Great Stuff! Read it twice.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-14-15, 05:49 PM
  #1060  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to The Cuckoo's Calling, a crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Good start to this PI series.

Started listening to The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight, a non fiction book by Winston Groom.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 04:10 AM
  #1061  
ooga-booga
lead on, macduff!
 
ooga-booga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: san diego (uni/normal heights), california
Posts: 6,140

Bikes: 85 pinarello treviso steel, 88 nishiki olympic steel. 95 look kg 131 carbon, 11 trek madone 5.2 carbon

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 957 Post(s)
Liked 1,210 Times in 648 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Great Stuff! Read it twice.
3rd time reading the right stuff. will likely watch the movie in the next few days for the 3rd or 4th time.
recent visit to the pima (tucson, az area) air/space museum got me into the mood.
ooga-booga is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 11:47 AM
  #1062  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
3rd time reading the right stuff. will likely watch the movie in the next few days for the 3rd or 4th time.
recent visit to the pima (tucson, az area) air/space museum got me into the mood.
When you get to the East Coast, visit the Air and Space Museums in D.C. and see the X-1 as well as John Glenn's Friendship 7 and other historic aircraft. It is hard to believe that an aircraft as tiny as the X-1 was flown so often pushing the envelope. It took really special men with the Right Stuff. I'm reading about 3 other men with the right stuff right now, Lindbergh, Rickenbacker, and Doolittle in the book, The Aviators.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-17-15, 04:11 PM
  #1063  
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 632

Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 730 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 327 Posts
Just started American Sniper, by Chris Kyle
colorider is offline  
Old 11-18-15, 01:24 AM
  #1064  
ooga-booga
lead on, macduff!
 
ooga-booga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: san diego (uni/normal heights), california
Posts: 6,140

Bikes: 85 pinarello treviso steel, 88 nishiki olympic steel. 95 look kg 131 carbon, 11 trek madone 5.2 carbon

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 957 Post(s)
Liked 1,210 Times in 648 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
When you get to the East Coast, visit the Air and Space Museums in D.C. and see the X-1 as well as John Glenn's Friendship 7 and other historic aircraft. It is hard to believe that an aircraft as tiny as the X-1 was flown so often pushing the envelope. It took really special men with the Right Stuff. I'm reading about 3 other men with the right stuff right now, Lindbergh, Rickenbacker, and Doolittle in the book, The Aviators.
one of these days. been trying to make it to d.c. for a while.

not a flyboy or aspiring one but wind, sand and stars by antoine de saint-exupery is the best book i've read on flying/travelogue period.
highest recommendation if you haven't already devoured it.
ooga-booga is offline  
Old 11-18-15, 11:18 AM
  #1065  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Just started American Sniper, by Chris Kyle
I started that one but gave up on it as his over the top political ranting was offensive to me. Does he ever get down to the mission itself?
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-24-15, 05:07 PM
  #1066  
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 632

Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 730 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 327 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I started that one but gave up on it as his over the top political ranting was offensive to me. Does he ever get down to the mission itself?
I'm starting to lose interest in it as well and may bag it.
colorider is offline  
Old 11-24-15, 07:44 PM
  #1067  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight, a non fiction book by Winston Groom. Good book about great men.

Started listening to The Man on the Balcony, the third novel in the detective series revolving around Swedish police detective Martin Beck written by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 10:05 PM
  #1068  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to The Man on the Balcony, the third novel in the detective series revolving around Swedish police detective Martin Beck written by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

Finished listening to The Crossing, the latest Harry Bosch police/courtroom procedural where he is paired with Mickey Haller, AKA The Lincoln Lawyer. Another winner from Michael Connelly.

Started listening to Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 12-01-15, 10:05 AM
  #1069  
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 632

Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 730 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 327 Posts
Ditched American Sniper and started The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.
colorider is offline  
Old 12-07-15, 09:15 AM
  #1070  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson. 20 short stories from a master of the horror genre. I especially liked Blood Son and Dress of White Silk as well as the title story.

Started listening to The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice, by Alex Kershaw.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 12-10-15, 11:39 PM
  #1071  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice, by Alex Kershaw. Heartbreaking story of a town of 3200 that lost 19 men killed in the first few minutes in the first wave of the landings at Omaha Beach.

Started listening to a novel by William Faulkner, The Light of August.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 12-18-15, 01:20 PM
  #1072  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to a novel by William Faulkner, The Light of August. Far too wordy for my tastes, Faulkner never uses a single sentence to express a thought when he can make its meaning obtuse by adding several paragraphs of meandering verbiage.

Just started listening to Epitaph, a western novel based on the gunfight at the OK Corral by Mary Doria Russell. It is the sequel to Doc, a novel she wrote based on the life and times of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. I really enjoyed that book and am looking forward to this book after the long slog through Faulkner's prose.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 12-18-15, 06:56 PM
  #1073  
bargeon
Senior Member
 
bargeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central NY
Posts: 483

Bikes: Fuji, Focus,Felt. 20 more letters to go.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 16 Posts
On my chair-side table: Two books on ancient Greek pottery (one is a reference), a compendium of essays on Medieval & Renaissance music, one on the development of temperment, short stories by Henry James and his novel The Golden Bowl in the Kindle. And (drum roll . . .) the manual for my new Focus Mares CX.

The life of a retired nerd
bargeon is offline  
Old 12-19-15, 09:11 AM
  #1074  
trsidn 
Jeff Vader
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Posts: 383

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1045 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 18 Posts
How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
__________________
We are all a litter of piglets in the barn fire of life - Piney McKnuckle
trsidn is offline  
Old 12-28-15, 02:46 PM
  #1075  
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 28,418

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 301 Posts
Finished listening to Epitaph, a western novel based on the gunfight at the OK Corral by Mary Doria Russell. It is the sequel to Doc, a novel she wrote based on the life and times of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. As expected very good story about the Earps, their women and friends and foes, before and after Tombstone days.

Started listening to Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.