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Old 06-22-2010, 04:44 PM   #21
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Finished Oil! by Upton Sinclair and now reading For the New Intellectual by Rand that was a Birthday gift.

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Old 06-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #22
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I've been spending the past few months ploughing through an old (well, been around a while) fantasy series, the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Read the first few when I was younger, and picked them up again from the start after a friend reminded me of them. 10,000+ pages so far, and am on the current book... Soon as I'm done with that, Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is waiting on the nightstand, along with Collapse from Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel)

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BraveSirRobin View Post
What books are you guys reading? I'm going to be in a car for 18 hours this weekend so I'm looking for some reading material to kill some time. I just finished reading "The Last Ridge", which I thought was an interesting and entertaining read about the US Army's mountain rangers during World War 2. After that I just flew through "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" as a fun read, but now I'm looking for something that requires actual thinking. Anyway, I'm just rambling now. What are some good books that you guys are currently reading or just read?
First: don't read and drive. You'll lose your place in the book when you crash and burn.

Second: good to see so many people reading the God Delusion. Try something by Hitchens too!

Third: Gravity's Rainbow is HARD. I only got a few chapters in before I gave up. Dhalgren is another one like that. I need to try both them again. If you want to think (and say wtf? a lot), those are good choices!

I'm currently working my way through the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. Sci-fi, but with some philosophical questions about religion, life and death, and other stuff.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:09 PM   #24
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:26 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by TxBrew View Post
Finished Oil! by Upton Sinclair and now reading For the New Intellectual by Rand that was a Birthday gift.
What did you think of Oil!? I'm going to start reading it, hopefully, in the next day or two.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:44 PM   #26
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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond. I've read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and liked it so decided to try Third Chimp.

I've only read the intro but vacation starts in 2 days, 1 hour, and 28 minutes.

Just finished Pot-Limit Omaha Poker by Jeff Hwang but I don't think that's what you're looking for.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #27
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Finishing up 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus for the 3rd time. (http://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelatio.../dp/140004006X )

Not sure what's next.

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Old 06-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #28
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right now i'm on book three of stephen lawhead's "Pendragon Cycle' there's five books in all. it's a pretty good tale of arthur and his knights imo.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:24 PM   #29
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'The Road to Gandolfo' by Robert Ludlum. No thinking books for me right now.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:26 PM   #30
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The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Old Man & the Sea - Hemmingway for something lighter

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