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    Default Its winter, what are you reading.

    Last year or so we had a what are you reading thread... I'm starting a new one. On my lonely cold winter rides I listen to audiobooks (or as I can't stop calling them "Books on Tape").

    So what is everyone reading?

    I am totally in to the Lois McMaster Bujold Vorkosigan saga, it is sci-fi, in the future, but not depressing. In fact its fast paced and has some humor.

    I just finished up the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. Good stuff, more dragons than robots.

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    recent/current/soon:

    The Camera by Ansel Adams
    Extra Virgin- a look at the EVOO business by Tom Mueller
    The Sun Also Rises- I read this about once a year
    One Day in September- about the Munich Olympics. Very good.
    Leviathan, about the history of whaling in the US. Excellent, especially after visiting Nantucket this summer and many business trips to New England of late
    up next: A Prayer for Owen Meany and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
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    Mastery by Robert Greene

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    The Deadly Percheron, by John Franklin Bardin.
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    "Reading The Man". The collected letters of Robert E. Lee.

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    These days, most of my reading is confined to CFA course books. In my meager spare time, I've been catching up with the Sandman Slim books by Richard Kadrey.

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    Just finished Ken Follett's fall of giants and winter of the world. Engaging historical fiction. Pm if you're interested in them. Now starting the game of thrones books. Having the kindle app on my phone is a game changer, especially for reading at work.

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    Just finished "The Meaning of Night: A Confession." by Michael Cox and am halfway through "The Floor of Heaven" by Howard Blum.

    Devoured all things Nathaniel Philbrick last winter, "The Bounty" by Caroline Alexander and "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat-Moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    Just finished Ken Follett's fall of giants and winter of the world. Engaging historical fiction. Pm if you're interested in them. Now starting the game of thrones books. Having the kindle app on my phone is a game changer, especially for reading at work.
    Strange, I just began the first book. Ken Follett's historical fiction is usually pretty good. I first read "Pillars of the Earth" some 15 years ago upon Dad's suggestion.

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    +1 on Philbrick anything and The Bounty.

    Struggled thru Pillars of the Earth. Good historical detail but the story arc roller coastered too much for me. I'm rich, I'm poor, I'm rich, I'm destitute! Etc.
    Will maybe read the other ones sometime I have a solid week at the beach.
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    This forum
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    Wading my way through 400+ articles in Pocket

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    PS Robert Greene is dead wrong.

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    Re-reading all the early (Smiley) books by Le Carre.

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    Raiders & Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy
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    Just finished: "A Dog in a Hat" by Joe Parkin (I found this book in a small bookstore in Moab a few years ago while driving though. I grabbed it since it seemed to be sold out everywhere I looked)

    Currently reading: "Slaying the Badger" by Richard Moore (bit of a slow start....)

    Next up: "Team 7-Eleven..." By Geoff Drake. (My wife got the book for me for Christmas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitahs View Post
    PS Robert Greene is dead wrong.
    Yeah, not reading this for fun.

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    I requested books for X-mas so I have a bunch of new ones to read. This happened to be at the top of the pile.

    It's a collection of Japanese fairy tales, some of them surprisingly quite dirty (and amusing). Basically light bed-time reading.


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    Upon Command:

    Eric Carle's The Grouchy Ladybug and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (perhaps finally past that!)
    Katies's Coo (Scots Rhymes for Wee Folk)
    We're Going On A Bear Hunt (still, occasionally)
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie...
    Bedtime For Francis (Etc.)
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Richard Scary's Busy, Busy Town
    Tabby McTat
    Zog
    The Gruffalo
    Dr. Seuss books
    Mr. Men books
    Winnie the Pooh
    Thomas the Tank Engine books
    Aesop
    The Hobbit (LOTR deemed "too scary")
    King Arthur -- Roger Lancelyn Green
    Robin Hood -- ditto
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Jungle Book
    Homer Price
    Mad Scientists' Club
    various Fairy Tales from the Grimms, Andersen, Perreault (leaving out some of the more gruesome)
    This is Hong Kong
    This is Edinburgh
    Inside Your Body, and various other intro-to-nature-and-science books
    Real Ninjas!
    Great Flying Adventures
    The Boxcar Children 1-9 or something
    Beatrix Potter
    Pinocchio
    various Dinosaur Books

    Etc.

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    For me:
    Schools and Masters of Fencing, by Egerton Castle
    The Long Ships, by Frans G. Bengtsson (a fun read)
    Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell (Love this, going to read it a third time).
    all by Simon Fischer: Tone, Basics, Practice, Scales, Warming Up [Viola Edition] (These are violin/viola technique books, the best)
    Forever Rumpole, by John Mortimer --- Very Enjoyable.
    The White Castle, by Orhan Pamuk --- Sigh. Anyone want some (very) lightly used Pamuk novels? Or they could join the small collection of pretentious garbage shame-facedly collecting dust on the lowest shelf of the bookcase.
    Life, by KR (if nothing else, has put getting an electric guitar higher on my list)
    Making Hand Tools, by Harry Bryan
    Performance Welding, by Richard Finch
    Sheet Metal Building Basics, by Jack Dueck
    Paterek Manual, again
    Violin Making, by Christopher Johnson (again)
    History of Venice, by John Julius Norwich (was supposed to be a Christmas present, but hasn't materialized)

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    Naked: David Sedaris: 9780316777735: Amazon.com: Books

    Not quite as funny as Me Talk Pretty, but funny enough to read on the bus.

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    "Things the Grandchildren Should Know", by Mark Oliver Everett
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