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Hey techno geeks, if you haven't read Daemon by Daniel Suarez buy it now..... Just wow....

Read the reviews, seems a lot of people said the first half was great, but then petered out in the end. Have you read the whole book?
 

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Two of my favorite books of all time are A Million Little Pieces and sequel My Friend Leonard. Extremely powerful and emotional.
 

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Griftopia, by Matt Taibbi. Depressing & infuriating.
 

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking ... by Susan Cain
 

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Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus.

It's a detailed discussion of the difference between being a "christian" (someone who goes to church) and a follower of Christ (someone who actually DOES what is described in the bible, such as feeding the poor, forgiving, loving the unlovable, etc.)
 

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someone asked if we liked
the harbinger... I did

the next book by the same author is
the mystery of the shemitah....

I suggest folks read it...
not the easiest read... not a great novel or great literary style.
there are Jewish and biblical references... lots of them.
if you hate Jewish/Christian writings and references, your stomach will boil reading this book.

but, the trends/cycles that he reports are correct as far as my uneducated brain could follow..
so.. I recommend it to all... the jew/Christian haters included...
it could be helpful to your investment and preparedness plans...

if you really deep down hate jews/Christians.... then read it, and go contrarian!!!
 

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I read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish tonight!
 

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American Sniper, by Chris Kyle.

Commercial Drivers handbook. Going for class A license.
 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
 

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By Schism Rent Asunder by David Weber. I'm a natural speed reader and it may last me a day or two. I also have The Diary Of Samuel Pepys, 3 Translations of the Koran and the Douay-Rheims translation of the Holy Bible open for variety.
 

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The Expanse sci fi series
 

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I've asked the library workers at area towns what they are reading and the interests seemed to be mainly fiction and fantasy. Most of them have no working knowledge of the classics or pre-1900 literature where the greatest works were written.

I'd like to go through all the major classics to at least familiarize myself with each of them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Read_a_Book
 

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Couldn't find a more recent version of a "what are you reading" thread, so bump.
What are you all reading or read recently? Any recommendations? I'm not into non-fiction that much these days; I need my break from reality.

Finished a rare re-read of "Iron Prince"
Forgot how much I enjoyed it. Its a sci-fi/fantasy novel in the newer "progression" sub-genre.

Before that I read the 2nd book in the "West of Prehistoric" series.
Its a western/sci-fi crossover about a cowboy that finds a portal to prehistoric/alternate reality times and war ensues between cowboys, soldiers, dinosaurs and trike-riding apes. Pretty darn entertaining.

The kid is half-way through "The Never Ending Story"
My wife said it was one of her favorite books to read when she was in highschool, I'll try it out when the kid is done, then we can watch the movie with him.
 

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10 year old daughter has read The Hunger Games about 10 times over recently, and I re-read it. Might be too close to non-fiction at this point though.
 

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Ender's Game is really good if you like sci-fi.
 

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10 year old daughter has read The Hunger Games about 10 times over recently, and I re-read it. Might be too close to non-fiction at this point though.
yeah, we were trying to talk my kid into reading those. might try again. The wife and I enjoyed them.
The prequel came out not long ago and I would read it, but I refuse to pay MORE for an ebook than an actual hardcover costs! and I prefer the ebook version nowadays.
 

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Ender's Game is really good if you like sci-fi.
I really liked that series too. sidenote: My business partner met the author at a book signing and said the guy was a huge asshole.
 

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My current favorite series of all time is the "Cradle" series:

Its another progression fantasy series, its very fast paced, original and has a well deserved cult following. If you like anime -- although I'm not an anime fan --you are sure to love it.
 

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In the last month I have read 'The Sentinel' and 'Blue Moon' by Lee Child, two fast paced Mickey Spillane type novels. In the last month I've also read 'Redemption' by David Baldacci,, another thriller and 'When The Wind Blows' by James Patterson, a really interesting novel about some nasty assed doctors fooling with human DNA and coming up with some pretty outrageous results. I am currently re-reading Kerouac's "The Darma Bums" and "A Canticle for Leibowitz' by Walter M. Miller, Jr.. A Canticle is a slow Sci-Fi read but worth it IMHO, earth after it's last nuclear war, Gruesome and funny.
 
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2 at any given time. For fluff reading during the week I'm reading Longarm books lately. Fun reading, there's over 300 of them and I can put it down anytime and go to sleep.

I can't read serious books during the week because they wake my brain up and I can't sleep.

The other book is Jack Higgans a prayer for the dieing, and I recently finished the 13 book series The Marines by W.E.B Griffin.

I know how that is, laid down for a nap yesterday and woke at 2 a.m. this morning.
 

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Blood Moons Book​

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If one subscribes to a biblical future, this is an exelent source for knowing the signs of the times, from a biblical prophetic point.
 

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I'm not right now. I've been burning through the Charles Stross Laundry books but the next one costs money and I'm feeling frugal right now. I'll just read my Sugar Creek Budget newspaper for now.
 

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The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt.

It's regarded and an entry into Theory of Constraints. Just peeking.

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The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt.

It's regarded and an entry into Theory of Constraints. Just peeking.

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That's a good one. My boss gave that one to me to read as a first year manufacturing engineer.
 

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In the last month I have read 'The Sentinel' and 'Blue Moon' by Lee Child, two fast paced Mickey Spillane type novels. In the last month I've also read 'Redemption' by David Baldacci,, another thriller and 'When The Wind Blows' by James Patterson, a really interesting novel about some nasty assed doctors fooling with human DNA and coming up with some pretty outrageous results. I am currently re-reading Kerouac's "The Darma Bums" and "A Canticle for Leibowitz' by Walter M. Miller, Jr.. A Canticle is a slow Sci-Fi read but worth it IMHO, earth after it's last nuclear war, Gruesome and funny.

I have Lee Child on auto buy

Funny in the book reacher is 6’8” 280 and they cast 5’7” Tom Cruise in the movies

the movie didn’t work for me
 
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I've been dabbling in tobacco pipe smoking recently and I found myself interested in reading The Hobbit again. My dad had read it to me as a kid, and I've seen all the movies, but it's been fun to go back and reread as an adult. I'll probably go through the rest of the LOTR books next. Never read those.
 

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Since it is International Dog Day.
One of my favorite western series, has a dog main character, Jimbo, the "Big Medicine" dog.
 

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Currently have two going right now.

Thomas Jefferson & the New Nation by Merrill D. Peterson

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and

Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left by Roger Scruton

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I've been dabbling in tobacco pipe smoking recently and I found myself interested in reading The Hobbit again. My dad had read it to me as a kid, and I've seen all the movies, but it's been fun to go back and reread as an adult. I'll probably go through the rest of the LOTR books next. Never read those.
The Hobbit is a children's book, it got me into reading in 5th grade. Great book for what it is. The hobbit movies really, really suck and have nothing to do with the book at all. Like how many times can a fire breathing dragon see a dwarf and not kill him? Everything that is wrong with CGI and Hollywood wrapped up in supposed adaptation of a book.

Lord of the Rings is awesome, I've read the series at least 10 times. The movies didn't follow the books as much as I wanted, but still captured the feel of the books (unlike the Hobbit).
 

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The Hobbit is a children's book, it got me into reading in 5th grade. Great book for what it is. The hobbit movies really, really suck and have nothing to do with the book at all. Like how many times can a fire breathing dragon see a dwarf and not kill him? Everything that is wrong with CGI and Hollywood wrapped up in supposed adaptation of a book.

Lord of the Rings is awesome, I've read the series at least 10 times. The movies didn't follow the books as much as I wanted, but still captured the feel of the books (unlike the Hobbit).
Yes, the Hobbit is definitely aimed at a younger audience but still good. Mostly just enjoying reminiscing. It's been years since I've seen all the movies so I couldn't remember how well they followed. Typical hollywood obviously. I do remember enjoying the LOTR movies more than the Hobbit. Looking forward to reading the other books.
 

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That's a good one. My boss gave that one to me to read as a first year manufacturing engineer.

Apologies for the drift.

One of my old school buddies (34y ago), Alan Barnard, is a Theory Of Constraints guru.

He received a few awards https://www.tocico.org/page/awards_archive and is CEO at Goldratt Research Labs (USA).

I bought the book about 5y ago and it was just sitting there and I decided to look-see.

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The Hobbit is a children's book, it got me into reading in 5th grade. Great book for what it is. The hobbit movies really, really suck and have nothing to do with the book at all. Like how many times can a fire breathing dragon see a dwarf and not kill him? Everything that is wrong with CGI and Hollywood wrapped up in supposed adaptation of a book.

Lord of the Rings is awesome, I've read the series at least 10 times. The movies didn't follow the books as much as I wanted, but still captured the feel of the books (unlike the Hobbit).

Well said, growing up in the 70s I got heavy into prog rock because so many of the bands were inspired by the Lord of the Rings. Your post has me inspired to put this next in queue, it’s been 10 years (I couldn’t watch the movies)
 

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Just finished "Friday" by Robert A. Heinlein

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I had read it several times before, but this was the first time in at least 10 years. Wow! Heinlein's tale is set a few hundred years into the future - AFTER the U.S. breaks up into several large nation-states; the California Confederacy, the Chicago Imperium, British Canada, etc. There is no privacy - "eyes" and "ears" everywhere in public, use of cash raises eyebrows, except that cash of course is the only thing accepted as "squeeze" by the government goons who haunt every corridor and checkpoint. Most travel is public, high-speed, and expensive. Local travel is by horse and buggy or expensive rented electric vehicle. Racism in all forms is just as bad as today, urban violence is common, and multi-level security measures are needed to protect life and property.

There's an antigravity "beanstalk" that takes you from Earth to various manmade stations in orbit and to Luna. There is travel to other planets for colonization but it is mostly for the super rich, though there is one prison planet (LOL).

Good story and it's fun to relate it to things happening now (Friday insists on being paid in gold, LOL). Plus there's no shortage of sex, though there's nothing pornographic. The good writers can describe a 6-hour orgy in a few sentences without using any dirty words - and leave little doubt about who did what to whom.
I really enjoyed that book as well. Heinlen was a great favorite of mine because of "stranger from a strange land".
 

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The Hobbit is a children's book, it got me into reading in 5th grade. Great book for what it is. The hobbit movies really, really suck and have nothing to do with the book at all. Like how many times can a fire breathing dragon see a dwarf and not kill him? Everything that is wrong with CGI and Hollywood wrapped up in supposed adaptation of a book.

Lord of the Rings is awesome, I've read the series at least 10 times. The movies didn't follow the books as much as I wanted, but still captured the feel of the books (unlike the Hobbit).
Agreed about the books....fell asleep in the movies because of the meandering "I need to make 6 movies to cover this trilogy" mindset that had subplots found nowhere in the books and portrayed characters in a manner that really didn't fit with how they were portrayed in the book. The books are masterpieces....the movies are just "pieces".