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What Are You Reading? Part 36 (June 05)

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What Are You Reading? Part 36 (June 05)

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Old 05-31-05, 06:20 PM
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Just started reading Howard Roughan's The Promise of a Lie (great title!). I'd read and liked his previous book, The Up and Comer. So far, an interesting premise, though it doesn't seem as well written as "Comer".
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Right now I am reading Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision making, and Will Christopher Baer's Penny Dreadful. Hoping to read WCB"S Hell's Half Acre and Palahniuk's Haunted later this month.
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Still trying to work through Winchester's Krakatoa. Not as interesting as I had hoped.
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Old 06-01-05, 11:58 AM
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Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane

Recruiting Confidential: A Father, A Son & Big Time College Football by Dave Claerbaut. This was written by a guy who used to offer "consulting" for my company. I quoted the word consulting because all the guy did was meet with us individually, take our thoughts and ideas and pitch them to management as his own. Somehow it took over a year for them to wise up to this. As for his book, its pretty bad. He talks way too much about himself (just like he does in person) and the quotes that he attributes to his son are comical. No High School kid talks the way Claerbaut writes it.

Also re-reading The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout. Excellent stuff.

Batman: Year One- I consider myself a huge Dark Knight fan, but until now, I've never read this title. So far, its pretty amazing.
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Weapons of Mass Distortion, L Brent Bozell.

I've also been working through lots of graphic novels from the library, mostly focusing on:
Ultimate Spider-Man
various Batman titles [last one was No Man's Land, need to see if vol. 2 is out yet.
Stormwatch
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Krakatoa does drag when the author starts talking about his background and explains plate techtonics about 20 times.

I'm fishing up Salem's Lot and going to start Catastrophe by David Keys.
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Old 06-01-05, 02:26 PM
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Just finished Bill Bryson's A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING.

A fantastic book and a real eye opener about how little science really knows about us, our planet, and our universe.

BTW...Collapse and Guns Germs and Steel are two excelent science based books, both by Jarred Diamond

I just started Creighton's Prey, mosly due to comments in the Lost season finale thread.
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Just finished The Haunted Air (Repairman Jack, baby) by F. Paul Wilson, and started another Jack book, Gateways.

Next up is likely going to be Watership Down.
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Just starting House of Chains by Steven Erikson

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in the middle of reading, "The Sound of Waves" by Yukio Mishima
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I'm working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia again and am reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at the moment. It's amazing how these books read completely different to me now as opposed to when I was 10.
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how I became stupid by martin page
haunted by chuck palahniuk
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen v2 by Alan Moore

Originally Posted by appledee
in the middle of reading, "The Sound of Waves" by Yukio Mishima
huh, I'm pretty sure I have that somewhere, but haven't read it yet. Let me know how it is.
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Man O'War by Page Cooper and Roger L. Treat

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just finished Fireweed by Mildred Walker - excellent novel from the 1940s about a lumber town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...highly recommended.

About to start Shadow Divers as well as Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency.....
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Going to start The Rising by Brian Keene tonight.

After that, maybe House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
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Sock by Penn Jillette

It's interesting... to say the least.

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I'm almost finished with Mark Billingham's Sleepyhead. It took me a little while to really get into it, but I like it.
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Just bought City of the Dead and Batman: Hush.
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Just finished John Irving's The Hotel New Hampshire.

Currently reading a Howard Hughes biography.

Up next Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.
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hey, josh.. let me know how good Haunted is. I am thinking about reading that book in near future.
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Long Way Round : ewan mcgregor and charlie boorman. book of the tv show where they rode from london to london heading east all the way.
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