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What are you reading?
« on: January 19, 2007, 09:22:46 AM »
Right now I'm reading "The Civil War-Fredericksburg to Meridian" by Shelby Foote.  It's the second in a trilogy about the US Civil War.  Shelby Foote was that southern guy with the white beard in Ken Burn's Civil War series on PBS.  I highly recommend this trilogy  if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 09:29:52 AM »
Right now I'm in the middle of "Ship of Ghosts" by James Hornfischer.  It's about the USS Houston the flagship of the US Asiatic fleet during the start of the pacific war in 1941-1942.  The ship was hunted down by a wolf pack of Japanese destroyers, cruisers and battleships while trying to escape during the Japanese landing at Java.  About 1/3 of the crew was imprisioned and eventually I believe (yet to read this part) took part in the building of the Bridge over the River Kwai.

Here's the amazon link to the book if you want more info:
Ship of Ghosts, by James Hornfischer




I had read his previous book "The last stand of the Tin Can Sailors" about the Escort Carrier, USS Samuel B. Roberts.  That was an amazing book and this one seems to be just as well written.

The last stand of the Tin Can Sailors, by James Hornfischer
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 09:57:01 AM »
I just finished "Body for Life" by Bill Phillips, and I have a couple of books on Taekwondo, I'm kind of reading to refresh my memory on such things as language and forms before I go back.

Other than that, I don't really do much recreational reading. I typically read technical books or books about something I'm trying to learn.

I think the only recreational book I've read on my own accord was "Interview with a Vampire".




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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 10:00:39 AM »
just finished "A Corner Boy Remembers: Growing up in St. John's" by Frank Kennedy, now I'm reading "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 10:03:10 AM »

 recreational book

Isn't that just code for Playboy magazine?   :LMAO2:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 10:04:50 AM »
Right now, i'm reading a book Learning to Kill by Ed McBain. (I'm huge mystery buff). It's a book of 25 of his original stories from when he first started and used other names.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 10:27:03 AM »

 recreational book

Isn't that just code for Playboy magazine?   :LMAO2:

If thats the case, I'm the reader of the year  :flashboobs:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 01:28:18 PM »
i'm currently reading a biography on william shakespeare... and it's bloody boring.  i'm giving another chapter or two before i toss it.

previous to this, i finished reading Brother Odd, another fantastic book by Dean Koontz.  it is the third book in a serious, and i recomend all of them, Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd.  it's centered around a small town fry cook who sees dead people, there's lots of action, humor, and strange twists.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 01:39:48 PM »
Tom Clancys Rainbow Six

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007, 01:41:16 PM »
Tom Clancys Rainbow Six

that's a book?!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2007, 01:44:42 PM »
Yeppers it is...

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2007, 01:48:26 PM »
Tom Clancys Rainbow Six

that's a book?!

 :laugh2:  No all video games are original concepts.


 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2007, 01:54:10 PM »
Tom Clancys Rainbow Six

that's a book?!

 :laugh2:  No all video games are original concepts.

in any case, Tom Clancy is a hellofa video game producer, i bet he could be a decent writer too  (j/k)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2007, 01:55:18 PM »
Right now, i'm reading a book Learning to Kill by Ed McBain.

Anger Management problems, Jim?   :laugh2:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2007, 03:11:20 AM »
I'm reading Subterranean by James Rollins



I've read many of his books. He's a good author and I recommend him. He's a Tom Clancy meets Clive Cussler type of writer.
 




 



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