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Old 08-14-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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I know, quite the change of pace after my "post pictures of things you have made thread", but as much as I love beer and building stuff, I love reading... what's on your recently completed list and your "to-read" list, maybe with a review as well? (pictures encouraged):

My summer reading completed:

The Age of Turbulence - Alan Greenspan - One of the best books I've read, ever. If you have any interest in economics or the history of America this is a book to read. It is a little long and at points dry, but he has had a fascinating life.

General Relativity - Robert Geroch - He covers the material well, but the book is very dry and at many times it sounds like he just enjoys listening to himself talk (write?). I'd recommend it if you have an interest on the topic, but it's not a pleasure read.

I Am America (And So Can You) - Stephen Colbert - It's funny, but it really didn't have any content to it. If you want a good comedy read, this book is great, I was laughing through most of it... but afterward I didn't really feel like I gained much from reading aside from being entertained.

Survival of the Sickest - Sharon Maolem - Very very good book. If you have any interest in evolution of microbes or just how viruses, etc work it's a must read. It is wrote in a fashion that pretty much anyone can understand so if you are not a science buff it won't overflow you with jargon.




My fall reading list:

The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria -
The Nine - Jeffrey Toobin -
God and Gold - Walter Mead
Microbes and Man - John Postgate



 
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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For entertainment, the two non-computer technical books I'm reading are these...



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Old 08-14-2008, 02:34 AM   #3
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Just about done with this one:


About to start this:
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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An lastly, this is great study material for the BJCP or just leaving in the bathroom.


 
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:57 AM   #5
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Gonna read both trilogies!


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Old 08-14-2008, 03:01 AM   #6
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Nothing too amazing for me, The Watchmen. I'm not much for comic books/graphic novels but I do like this one.

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Old 08-14-2008, 04:51 AM   #8
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I'm reading watchmen as well, same thing, not much of a comic book guy.
I'm also reading Simply Christian by NT Wright
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:08 PM   #9
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+1 for reading Watchmen. I guess that was a pretty good movie trailer to get me into reading a comic book! So far... I'm impressed!
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+1 for reading Watchmen. I guess that was a pretty good movie trailer to get me into reading a comic book! So far... I'm impressed!
That's the exact reason I went and picked it up too.
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