What books have you been reading?

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  1. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    It really is, and I certainly didn't read them consecutively. I actually never read the prequel so I would't say I've gotten all the way through them yet. Read The Eye Of The World and you'll be hooked though.
     
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  2. jterrell

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    I am a nerd and my BA was in English so I have read an insane amount of those books.
    Wheel of Time and Game of Thrones are arguably the best series ever written.
    Dark Tower and Lord of Rings are close behind.

    Given your other selections you should read Snow Crash!
     
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  3. jterrell

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    I wrote my college entrance essay on Ayn Rand and the Fountainhead.

    Yet, I am egoless right?!?!?
     
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  4. Corso

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    House of Leaves.
    Mark Z. Danielewski


    The Great Shark Hunt
    Hunter S. Thompson


    The Dante Club
    Matthew Pearl


    The Tao of Physics
    Fritjof Capra
     
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  5. Corso

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    I remember the Wheel of Time series...
    I loved the 1st book.
     
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  6. Corso

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    OMG!!! How could I forget???

    Foucault's Pendulum
    Umberto Eco



    The Name of the Rose is utterly wonderful also.
     
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  7. Corso

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    The Illuminatust! Trilogy
    • The Eye in the Pyramid
    • The Golden Apple
    • Leviathan
    Robert Anton Wilson



    I like his books, but I love listening to his monologues and interviews even more.
    Talk about a guy who knew a lot of obscure things!
     
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  8. Corso

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    "Skinwalker"?


    Hunter For The Skinwalker
    Colm Kelleher and George Knapp
     
  9. jterrell

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    I read them all a couple times through.
    The first 6 or 7 hold up.
    As his health failed and things were rushed then handed over it wasn't quite the same but the author was a historian writing sci fi so you had the game of houses stuff that was massively political and honestly paved the way for game of thrones.
     
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  10. Corso

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    So much good stuff:
    "I wrote my 1st novel at the age of 12. It was called The Age of Miracles and it was intended to be adapted into a musical starring Danny Kay..."

    Lol!
     
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  11. Denim Chicken

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    They don't have it at my library, so I need to wait until I get a new kindle. I have ebooks of all the books on the list, but my gen 1 reader finally bit the dust last summer.
     
  12. Denim Chicken

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    14 books in all :confused:
     
  13. yimyammer

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    when you think you've had a bad day or think the US is going to hell in a hand basket, thank your lucky stars you weren't born in Russia in the early 1900's

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  14. Cowboy Brian

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    I wrote my honors thesis in senior year attempting to disprove Hayek and Keynes while also arguing that Freud and Nietzsche did not publish a single thing worthy of the time it takes to read them. I was the only person in my university to ever receive a 100 on my thesis. I gave the commencement address.

    #Contrarian4life
     
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  15. Longboysfan

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    Michael Connelly - Harry Bosh series - I don't watch the shows.
     
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  16. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    Yep, read it. I've got a thing for Native American folk lore. Not a very good book by the way. I prefer books like Louis L'Amour's Haunted Mesa.
     
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  17. jterrell

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    I applaud your 'nerdiness'.
    I once was in a high school "club" at Science and Engineering Magnet called (NIT) non-conformists in technology.
    The group leader actually went on to MIT... and is a weird govt agent of some sort now.
    I transferred back to my sad "home" school because of football and girls....
    At the time I wanted to be a nuclear physicist and even visited the reactor in Waco... but they shut it down and it kid of killed that dream off for me.
     
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  18. jterrell

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    I was a Philosophy major early on and took Great Books humanities classes that were triple credit: English, Philosophy, History. I loved those profs and courses, I always hammered Nietzsche who I always felt was "fake deep".

    For that class my term paper was on the true essence of human nature which I argued was potentiality.
     
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  19. cwbyfn88

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    I really need to start.
    The most reading I do is here on cowboys forums and other articles on work related stuff aka home improvement websites. Dang electronics hurt my passion for reading. I used to stay up all night reading when I was younger
     
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  20. jterrell

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    yea i go in waves now. i am a voracious reader but it is in cycles.
    i can read every night for 3 weeks straight and kill off like 10 books.
    then go a month without reading anything.

    i have an old ipad that is nothing but a book reader with wifi lol.

    easiest thing to get me going again is a mindless read like jack reacher... fluff of course but its a couple hours top to blow through and gets the reading juices flowing.
     

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