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Old 08-14-2008, 02:08 PM   #11
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I loved A confederacy of dunces.

I just finished "The Great Derangement" by Matt Taibbi and am halfway through "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.

Next up, "A Man Without A Country" by Kurt Vonnegut.

Also flipping through designing great beers and brewing classic styles while driving the porcelain bus.

 
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:02 PM   #12
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I'm reading 'audacity of hope' by obama.

next is either 'smut' by chuck p, or another Walter Mosely.

I Just watched 'wanted' and it made me want to find the graphic novels.

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Old 08-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #13
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:53 PM   #14
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A confederacy of dunces was great. I just finished up with Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast, this is one book to really get you riled up and angry about the current state of things, I had to put it down on several occasions because it was just too much, had to keep RDWHAHB on my mind quite a bit when reading. I'm about to start up the Watchman, and another Neil Gaiman book, can't decide which one yet though.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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I just ordered Mohamed El-Erian's (co-head of PIMCo Funds) new book on the financial markets a few days ago. Yesterday, a copy showed up on my desk that our wholesaler mailed me. Five minutes later, my boss pops his head in my office to toss me the copy that she mailed HIM.

So, what am I going to do with three copies of this?



Semi-, but my wife and I recently came to an agreement. She's frustrated that I never show any interest in the kinds of sci-fi stuff that she likes to read (basically, I don't read much fiction). She has no clue or understanding about the stuff that *I* read. So, we've agreed to a swap; I get to pick one book of mine that she HAS to read, and vice-versa. So, I'm going through all of my stuff, looking for something that she might actually find a little bit interesting... maybe some of the old stuff on Mike Milken, that era, something like "Predator's Ball" or something.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:00 PM   #16
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And for some light reading...
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:02 PM   #17
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I loved A confederacy of dunces.
am halfway through "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.
Have you read Bryson's 'A Walk in the Woods'? Absolutely hilarious.

I'm reading 'Revolution: A Manifesto' by Ron Paul and 'How Capitalism Saved America' by Thomas DiLorenzo. Both highly recommended if you're into history, economics and politics.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #18
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Yes, I loved a walk in the woods.

One of the funniest things I have ever read (and I am going to have to paraphrase because I pass most of my books along to other people).

"It must be part of Gods plan for me to spend time with each of the dumbest people on the planet"

 
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:45 PM   #19
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I just finished "Pillars of the Earth" and it was fantastic.

 
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:50 PM   #20
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I haven't read Orson Scott Card since the ender series. Is it any good? I like his prose, so I'm not opposed to picking up a new one.

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