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What have you been reading?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. westie

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    2020 reads:
    Tom Bouman - Fateful Mornings
    Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt
    Kjell Eriksson - The Princess of Burandi
    Andrew Grant - Invisible
    John Grisham - The Guardians
    David Handler - The Man in the White Linen Suit
    Jane Harper - The Last Man
    Catherine Ryan Howard - The Liar's Girl
    Ragnar Jonasson - Night Blind
    Margaret Mizushima - Tracking Game
    Alex North - Whisper Man
    Lawrence Osborne - Only to Sleep
    John Stanley - Baby's Felony

    In process:
    John Sandford - Masked Prey

    On the shelf:
    Michael Connelly - Fair Warning
    Ken Bruen - Purgatory
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I read "Sapiens" last year. I'm sure some will pull out at some point but a very good read.
     
  3. Breeze147

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    I read one of the Odd Thomas series. I forget the title. The one where Thomas and the freaky girl foil a drug smuggling attempt.

    Just remembered, Odd Hours.
     
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    When it comes to reading, I guess you could say I've got a bit of ADD. Currently I'm bouncing between 6 books. I've also been trying to get through " Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil " ( for a long while) but just can't seem to ever finish it. In my defense two of the books are just little daily "quips" , and the Haunted Vegas is little stories. One day I'll get through them all.

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    Just re-read Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" - so so good. I'd forgotten all the twists and turns in that story. :)
     
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  6. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Thanks to a few here I'm taking a dive back into Jack London and I have this on pre-order:

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    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Tea leaves......
    And a bunch of historical books on prime reading kindle if that is accurate. Publishing date is the only thing I object to but it’s free. But yeah, tea leaves. It doesn’t look good. :wink2:
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    This will be fun to bounce through:

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    Golf Digest. Have not had much time lately for a book. If I did, it would be the lastest Baldacci, Silva, or similar spy thriller
     
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    Yeah, you can't really blaze through that. I read it because of being set in Savannah, not because it was non-fiction.

    Bolton's new tell-all "The Room Where It Happened", I'm gonna have to relegate that to the library option, as opposed to purchase.

    "Marching Orders" , Bruce Lee (not the Bruce "Fistful of Yen" Lee, ;)) but this is a 24-disk audio book. Having never done an audio book before, this is what we call challenging. It takes a monumental effort on my part not to nod out while listening. Unfortunately, the subject matter is such that you don't want to inadvertently skip over anything. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Marching_Orders/8Q50CQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
     
  11. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Doesn't take long to get through an issue of GD or GOLF these days.
     
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    Yeah, no kidding. Went through 2 copies of GD just on the plane ride out ( 45 mins). Lot of recycled "tips" and articles ( Leadbetter, et al)
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    So many parts of the industry are doing well, but it seems at the national level the big glossy pubs are just struggling for an identity. Regionally seems to be another matter.
     
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    Need to pick up and finish:

    Melissa Harris-Perry - “Sister Citizen”

    In the lineup:

    Michelle Alexander - “The New Jim Crow”
    Chris Hayes - “Twilight of the Elites”
    Ta-Nehisi Coates - “Between the World and Me” (also need to re-read his long-form article “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic)
    Ijeoma Oluo - “So You Want to Talk About Race”

    Need to obtain:

    Chris Hayes - “A Colony in a Nation”
    Thomas Piketty - “Capital in The Twenty-First Century”
    Rachel Maddow - “Blowout”
     
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    Got in couple recently

    I read The Godfather for the first time after seeing the movie countless times. Movie was pretty true to novel but, I found movie much more emotional than novel - a testament to FFC!

    For the golfers, I just finished Tommy’s Honour. A book about Tom and Tommy Morris. Interesting look at the history of the game during that period and lives of the Morris’
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Just started More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
     
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    In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State by David Rohde. Underscores the division between the competing philosophies of the three co-equal branches of government vs. unbridled executive authority of the presidency from Nixon to present day.

    The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats by Richard Clarke & Robert Knake.
     
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    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. A memoir of life as a kid in the 50s. I'm enjoying it.

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    Reading the Bolton book now as well, trying to get through the first few hundred pages to the good stuff lol. I’m a slow reader, which of course makes reading any book a month long affair (although I do enjoy reading).
     
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    At the moment, The Last Coyote, by Michael Connelly, 4th book in the Bosch series.

    Just completed, Oath Of Office, by Marc Cameron, about the 20th book in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series.