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Old 05-31-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
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What are y’all reading?

I stick largely to fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian novels. When I read I like it to be an escape, so I tend to stick to fiction. Most recently I finished Ready Player One. That was an excellent read, given my generation and growing up alongside video games this book really captured my interests. Ended a little abruptly, but perhaps there will be a sequel.

Other books I’ve read recently and enjoyed would include the Enders Game series, from the Ender timeline/perspective. I loved all of these. Of course I’ve read Harry Potter, and some of the other young adult stuff that followed like the Hunger Games, Divergent (only the 1st book) and twilight (shh). Also really like the classic “beat” writers. On the Road is an all time favorite, and I’ve enjoyed reading Hunter S Thompson as well. I’ve read some Dan Brown too but found those to get old, Deception Point was my favorite of his.

Next I’m considering World War Z or The Bone Clocks, open to suggestions.

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Old 05-31-2018, 10:30 AM   #2
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Check out Armada by Ernest Cline. It has a great Last Starfighter feel to it. Also take a look at Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I'm reading it right now.
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Also take a look at Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I'm reading it right now.
Ah youíre the third person to recommend Snow Crash but I always forget about it! Iíll order it today.
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I'm currently working my way through Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" books. Someone turned me onto "The Hard Way" a long time ago and I just got back to revisiting this author. I am on book #4: "Running Blind".
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:36 AM   #5
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Star chase by brian james royal....one of my favorites..
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:43 AM   #6
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Off the top of my head

Book series

sword of shannara
The Stormlight Archive
Dragonlance
Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones books)
Lord or the rings


Stand-alone

The Martian
The Hobbit
Princess Bride
Hitchhikers Guide
Enders Game
Dune
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:22 PM   #7
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I read a chunk of David Eddings' stuff way back when until I felt he was really out of fresh ideas. I felt "The Belgariad" was LotR with a sense of humor.

Terry Brooks lost me after the second series and I can't remember if I got through it or not.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:24 PM   #8
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I like John Sandford's books, all of them - humorous yet twisted thrillers.

Also, there's an interesting author by the name of Madison Smartt Bell - he's written some great stuff, both fiction and non-fiction - I was blown away by his books on the Haitian slave uprising.

Len Deighton books with Bernard Samson as the main character are excellent - Cold War spy novels.

If you've never read a Carl Hiaasen book, you really should try one out - side-splittingly funny, all set in Florida and dealing with them crazy Floridians - especially if you enjoyed Hunter S. Thompson!

And I of course can't forget John Le Carre, more espionage stories.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:02 PM   #9
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pages of pain. don't remember who it was by. I don't like to read much. but that book right there had me hooked. good luck finding a hardcopy.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:12 PM   #10
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I have so many...your interests are my forte.

Red Rising- Pierce Brown. The best book series out there.

Finish the Divergent series, it was great.

Maze Runner & The Eye of Minds- James Dashner

Sleeping Giants- Sylvaun Neuvel

H2O- Virginia Bergin

The Seven- Peter Newman

Three- Jay Posey

The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey

The Testing- Joelle Charbonneau

Carve the Mark- Veronica Roth(haven’t read the second but the first was good)

Summer Dragon- Todd Lockwood

Dark Matter- Blake Crouch

I love to read now, if that wasn’t obvious my lost post. My teachers throughout my schooling wouldn’t believe me if I showed them my shelves.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:13 PM   #11
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Way back in my retail years, I worked at a couple large bookstores - built up a large collection of books, some signed by my favorite authors from in-store appearances.

Then I had an apartment complex fire that ruined them all...

So these days, I ask for my favorite authors new releases in hardback as Xmas or birthday gifts, and get the rest on Kindle.

Slowly building another collection!
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:33 PM   #12
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Robert Anton Wilson - Illuminatus Trilogy and Shroedingers Cat Trilogy
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:48 PM   #13
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Having worked through a myriad of unrelated writer's collections

Stephen King
Tom Clancy
John Grisham
Michael Crichton
Jim Butcher
George R. R. Martin
Dan K. Brown

I'm reading through the "100 books to read before you die" classics. Recently

Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Flies
Robinson Crusoe
Treasure Island
The Old Man and the Sea
Fahrenheit 451
1984
Animal Farm

A Farewell to Arms right now. All worth the read.

If you want to try something really weird but embarrassingly entertaining, read Diana Rowland's demon series.
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I like John Sandford's books, all of them - humorous yet twisted thrillers.
Excellent books, best cop thrillers I've ever read. Just read Mortal Prey today....working my way through the series again. 3rd time.
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Excellent books, best cop thrillers I've ever read. Just read Mortal Prey today....working my way through the series again. 3rd time.
Checking this guy out next.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:25 PM   #16
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Reading Maynard James Keenan's(Tool, A Perfect Circle) autobiography ..A Perfect Union of Contrary Things.
Interesting read, on an interesting guy
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:07 PM   #17
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I’ve got only a few books, but I don’t like to read, or spell, or use proper grammar.

I’ve got the dark tower collection, cause it was a Christmas gift...gifts!
A few Anne Rice novels, cause some girl though she could change me.
I’ve got Congo, not sure where I picked it up...yard sale maybe.
I tried to read the Jenna Jameson autobiography, but I never finished it, it makes me sad!

The old man and the sea, cause it was required reading in junior high.

I’ve been the recipient of boxes, upon boxes of Marvel Comics, some water damaged, and some in really good condition, all hand me downs from an older cousin that was thinning his collection, due to getting married.

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Old 05-18-2021, 04:55 PM   #18
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‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ and ‘The Necklace’. At the same time, I also recommend you a useful source https://supremestudy.com/a-good-man-is-hard-to-find where at any convenient time you can read various materials that reveal the most important and interesting points from the proposed books, it is very informative and will help you quickly understand these books.

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The Last Book on the Left
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:50 PM   #20
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I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand

Extreme Ownership-Jocko Willink

About Face-David Hackworth

James Patterson books

Jack Carr books

Jason Bourne books (much better than the movies)

Victory-Joseph Conrad

Don Quixote

The Sisters Brothers-Patrick DeWitt

War and Peace-Leo Tolstoy

The Secret-Joseph Conrad

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck-Mark Manson

My reading list goes into the thousands. I could go on forever.

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