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Old 02-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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I've been reading a lot lately. I'm not a fan of the electronic versions....I still head to the bookstore and wander through the isles to find something that piques my interest. Here are a few that I have read lately:

The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World - Brian Allen Carr
This is a novella.....just a short book that takes only a few hours to read. It was really good. Violence, Sex, Booze.....and hairy black hands.

Attempting Normal - Marc Maron
Funny shit. If you like his podcast, you'll LOVE this book!

The Dinner - Herman Koch
Good murder mystery.

The Wild Truth - Carrine McCandless
This is a follow up to Into The Wild....a book about the disappearance and death of Chris McCandless who was found in the wilderness of Alaska. This book is written by the guy's sister and has a LOT more info about her brother's family life. It also has a number of pages with cool pictures from their childhood and her brother's life.

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Good book. I haven't seen the movie, but someone gave me the book so I read it. It was quite suspenseful.

This Explains Everything - John Brockman
A bunch of scientific explanations from people a lot smarter than I am. The topics cover a WIDE variety.

Monster's Chef - Jervey Tarlton
A book about an ex-con renowned chef who goes to work for this crazy musician at his "compound" as his personal chef. The musician reminds me of Michael Jackson and his oddities.

How Best to Avoid Dying - Owen Egerton
Weird dark humor short stories. Good book.

The Tao of Willie - Willie Nelson
Funny stories about life, weed and good living.

My Age Of Anxiety - Scott Stossel
A book written by a guy who has REALLY bad anxiety and some of the ways it controls his life. It was an interesting read.

Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
About the death of a teenage girl and her family finding out about her life and the events that lead up to her death. Really good book!

Paddle Your Own Canoe - Nick Offerman
Funny....funny....funny. Ron Swanson in written form.

and the book I just recently started:
All Days are Night - Peter Stamm
About a lady and her husband who dies in a car crash. Seems alright so far...


Let's hear about some of the stuff you've read that was really good.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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I read 3/4 of the Ron Swanson book, need to find it on tape so I can hear the rest while I work on toy trucks.
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i read watership down from time to time...
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Dr. Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes
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i read watership down from time to time...
I had not heard of that before.....looks good!

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Don't complain when kids have terrible grammar.......
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Dr. Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes
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Grain Brain sounds interesting.

Did the first one help you?
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"Last time I read a book, I was raped."
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Jeremy, if you start a damn yoga thread I'm gonna fly to TX and and mail you one way to San Fran.

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What about a Yoga Pants thread?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #14
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the last few books:
100 Years Of Solitude ~ Gabriel García Márquez (favorite book, read it 3 times), I've read about a dozen or so of his other books... great stuff.
Amazon.com: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (9780060883287): Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gregory Rabassa: Books

Burning Water: Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico ~ Laurette Séjourné
Burning Water: Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico: Laurette Sejourne: 9780394732763: Amazon.com: Books

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image ~
Leonard Shlain
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass): Leonard Shlain: 9780140196016: Amazon.com: Books

Saxon Tales ~ Bernard Cornwell (If you like Vikings, you'll love this series!)
The Last Kingdom (2004)
The Pale Horseman (2005)
The Lords of the North (2006)
Sword Song (2007)
The Burning Land (2009)
Death of Kings (2011)
The Pagan Lord (2013)
The Empty Throne (2014)
Amazon.com: the saxon tales: Books

Agincourt ~ Bernard Cornwell
Agincourt: Bernard Cornwell: 9780061578908: Amazon.com: Books

Stonehenge ~ Bernard Cornwell (I started getting into his other writings waiting for Saxon Tales)
Amazon.com: Stonehenge (9780060956851): Bernard Cornwell: Books

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith ~ Jon Krakauer
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Banner-H...nner+of+heaven

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
~ Jon Krakauer
http://www.amazon.com/Into-Thin-Air-...d_bxgy_b_img_z

Into the Wild ~ Jon Krakauer
Amazon.com: Into the Wild (9780385486804): Jon Krakauer: Books

The Guaymas Chronicles: La Mandadera
~ David E. Stuart (one of the best books I've ever read)
Amazon.com: Into the Wild (9780385486804): Jon Krakauer: Books

With a bunch of short story sci-fi & adventure thrown in as well...

On Deck:
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban ~ Malala Yousafzai
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban: Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb: 9780316322409: Amazon.com: Books

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i read watership down from time to time...
Great book!
I have been trying to get my daughter to give it a try but she keeps looking at how thick it is.
One of my favorite epic adventure tales from childhood.

Reading time is hard to come by lately.

The newest stuff I have been into was the "Old Mans War" by John Skalzi.
As well as Ghost Brigades and Zoe's Tale.
Skalzi has a smooth, flowing style that really kept me reading..

My favorite Science Fiction author would be Leigh Brackett.
I herald her greatness any chance I get.
Her visions of Mars and Venus are how my mind sees them now.
Leigh Brackett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eric John Stark from the Skaith series is my hero.

The Chronicles of Amber series is awesome epic sci / fantasy. If you like Game of Thrones you would love Roger Zelanzy's Amber series.

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What about a Yoga Pants thread?
I think that thread was pulled already.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell...awesome book.

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Old 02-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #17
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I just started reading "Where the Red Fern Grows". I haven't read it since I was a kid, such a great book!

I'm going to start the "Twilight" series pretty soon, I've heard it's awesome!
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I love "Where the Red Fern Grows", great book.

I read the Harry Potter series when I decided to take my current job.
I had been working for myself and was reading a lot of young reader books that I had never read: The Chronicles of Narnia, His Dark Materials...
And figured I could take a couple weeks off before starting so was looking for something to read... and a friends gf had just got the box set.
It was actually really good.
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Fiancé keeps buying me books. I don't even know how to hold the damn things anymore.
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Grain Brain sounds interesting.

Did the first one help you?
I don't have diabetes but my mother in law does. I went Vegan 2+yrs ago and feel amazingly different. Now trying to convert the rest of my family. Diet can cure most problems.
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