What is everyone currently reading?
June 29, 2004 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #103096
I just put myself on the waitlist at the library for My Life. #668!
woo-boy! I might get to read it by the end of the year!June 29, 2004 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #103097
Reckoning: Drugs, The Cities, and the American Future. by Elliot Curry.
$0.99 with $2 shipping from amazon.com, or $19 at the bookstore. thank you amazon.com…July 1, 2004 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #103098
Seven is reading My Life, and i think he is actually enjoying it. Ann, you want it when he’s done?July 2, 2004 8:58 am at 8:58 am #103099
that’d be cool! thanks. :)January 19, 2006 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #103100
Reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown right now. About a 3rd of the way through it. Once I start reading it at night it’s hard to put down. Dan Brown of one of my fav. writers right now.January 19, 2006 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #103101
I am currently halfway through a book called Memorial Day by Vince Flynn. This is the fifth book in a series centering on a main character named Mitch Rapp, a CIA Counterterrorist Operative. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a REALLY quick and fun read, entertaining and actually a really insightful look into the way the White House, CIA, FBI, etc. operates from the inside. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really amazing considering many of the books were written about fictional terrorist plots and attacks before similar events really took place. I read the first five books in less than two months. If you like the writing style of Dan Brown, I think youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll really enjoy these books; Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day (I am reading now), and Consent to Kill (the next in the series, reading that one next)January 19, 2006 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #103102
I just started reading “The Shroud of the Thwacker” by Chris Elliott. Pretty hilarious so far. It’s a murder mystery set in 1882 New York, and Chris himself is retelling the tale as he goes through new evidence to try to solve the mystery in present day. Of course, it’s completely made up and includes some very wacky interpretations of history.
I’ve read reviews comparing it to Douglas Adams’ work and to Monty Python-eqsue humor, but definately much more americanized than either. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Chris Elliott’s zany humor, you’d probably enjoy this book if you like his british comparisons. :DJanuary 19, 2006 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #103103
Neuromancer – William GibsonJanuary 21, 2006 1:27 am at 1:27 am #103104
I just finished as a bit of “beach reading” The Partner – John GrishamJanuary 21, 2006 11:43 am at 11:43 am #103105
I am reading the David Eddings book series, “The Mallorean.” I am currently on the book “Demon Lord of Karanda.” This is a series of books my girlfriend recommended to me. They seem at first like a rip off of the Lord of the Rings books, but Eddings characters and stories are completey unique from LotR. If you like high fantasy, this is a great series.February 2, 2006 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #103106
From Beirut to Jerusalem – Thomas Friedman
SO well-written and timely even though it was written in ’89.February 21, 2006 2:09 am at 2:09 am #103107
In the past week, I read:
Freakonomics – Steven Levitt
It was possibly one of the most interesting books I have ever read. The chapter on the connections of names to financial success got a bit slow, but other then that, it was an amazing read. Highly reccomended
Blood Brother: 33 Reasons Why My Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty – Anne Bird
Eh, not bad, but not great. With so many great books to read, I wouldn’t reccomend it unless you were interested in the Scott Peterson trial for some reason.January 3, 2007 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #103108
One of my favorite books last year was “Hairstyles of the Damned”. I highly recommend it for anyone who, like me, is about the same age as the writer (late twenties or early thirties). It’s a very acutely remembered picture of high school in the early nineties.January 3, 2007 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #103109
last read – ender’s game by orson scott card
currently reading – firefly by piers anthonyJanuary 3, 2007 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #103110
Currently polishing off A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin, latest (& currently last out) of his excellent “A Song Of Fire & Ice” series.
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