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Old 07-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #961
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Picked up a few books today:



I don't have a lot of interest in the subject (it is baseball, though)....but it's Stephen King, and it was dirt cheap.

and........

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:32 AM   #962
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In vein of these type of books I recommend Sex, Drug and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. One of the best popular culture essayist around. His humorous yet insightful observations cerainly will make you look at your friends and peers in different light.


I've read most of Klosterman's stuff. I always feel like his essays are a little hit or miss. I remember reading something of his and thinking it was brilliant, and then a chapter later wondering why the hell I was reading it. I really love the ride along he did with the Guns n Roses cover band, and the whole cover band culture.

He's also spectacular in long form interviews. I love when he's on Bill Simmons' podcasts. He never seems like an expert on stuff, but he has just enough base knowledge on such a wide array of topics that he can seemingly make these weird connections from almost any topic to almost any other.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:37 AM   #963
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I dont think Ive picked up a novel in two weeks.. caught up watching The Wire..
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:41 AM   #964
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I dont think Ive picked up a novel in two weeks.. caught up watching The Wire..


Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:12 PM   #965
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Nothing wrong with that.
Im currently 3 episodes away from finishing Season 4. Im quite sure that it wont take me too long to finish season 5 as well..

Then I may get some time to read a bit more..
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #966
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 8/10

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Old 08-09-2010, 01:02 AM   #967
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i need to pick up another book soon, before i get into the grind of college
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:05 AM   #968
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Default Re: What are you reading?

I just read all of The Lovely Bones in one day. Great book. It drags on a little but in a good way. It explains what happens to the characters.

I felt like the first 270 or so pages were the main story and the last 100 were explaining what happens after the main story. Which I like because I hate reading a book and having questions as to what happens next to the characters. Its a good book.
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:07 AM   #969
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i need to pick up another book soon, before i get into the grind of college
I would never have found this completely hilarious until I graduated college and realized what I called a "grind" during my four years of school is dramatically different than the real world "grind."
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:12 AM   #970
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I really like this book. Has anyone ever read any of the other Billy Chaka stories? Are they all pretty good?
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:20 AM   #971
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Just started it as bathroom material, pretty good but only finished the first chapter
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:51 AM   #972
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I would never have found this completely hilarious until I graduated college and realized what I called a "grind" during my four years of school is dramatically different than the real world "grind."

yeah, i feel you, but the college grind really did hurt my ability to appreciate reading material of my own choosing, since the work part of college is essentially all reading, with the occasional shake-up of writing.


and i'm reading national geographic's october 1986 "soviets in space" issue. amazing how much of their resources the soviet union devoted to space exploration compared to their relative lack of resources to the united states.

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #973
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Well, I was reading bill simmons book of bball. Pretty entertaining, especially the footnotes, but I grew tired of all the rankings and lists, since I see all that as a waste of time.

My current shitter book is Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to all Creation, which I am re-reading. Very entertaining writing style and a ton of interesting reproductive biology presented.



I have also started reading a newer book, Pandora's Seed, by spencer wells, a renowned geneticist.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #974
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Just started it as bathroom material, pretty good but only finished the first chapter
I have this book. Read it a couple years ago so a lot of it has left my mind, but I remember it being an interesting read especially when he starts training at Fairtex.



Gonna start this 900+ page bad boy today. Anyone read it before?
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:29 PM   #975
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Just finished...



Just started..

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