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Old 01-05-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
Theresa Meyer
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What are you reading?

I love to read, so I I thought I'd share what I'm reading, as well as get recommendations from others in the community.

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/ima...0/13723913.JPG

Picked this one up after reading about it in another thread. The introduction has me very interested!

http://a1055.g.akamai.net/f/1055/140...0/19322400.JPG

I've read DeLillo for a literature class. I'm enjoying this one so far.

I'm also reading an advance copy of The House at Riverton, which Barnes & Noble was kind enough to send me!
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: What are you reading?

I am currently reading God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens. Being an atheist in a christian nation, I am often required to state my case against god. Hitchens' book has helped me fill in the holes in some of my arguments.

When reading for fun I enjoy anything by Kem Nunn or Chuck Palahnuik.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Re: What are you reading?

"The Annotated Brothers Grimm" Maria Tatar

Not much else.... Classes are beginning again... so I (don't) look forward to more dry text book reading...
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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Re: What are you reading?

The End Of America, by Naomi Wolf
Essential Zen, by Suzuki (I could be wrong on the title...it's at work, big book from '62)
Cauldron Of The Gods, by Jan Fries
and a bunch of literary journals.

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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Re: What are you reading?

I am rereading The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America.

Here's a nice little quote from Warren that Crossfitters should be able to relate to "We feel noble intentions should be checked periodically against results."
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:35 AM   #6
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Re: What are you reading?

I received a couple books for Christmas that I'm enjoying thus far.

Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward by Bob Halloran
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Boxer from my area, he trained at a local gym I was a member of leading up to his third fight with Arturo Gatti. He could frequently be seen running on the treadmill during the winter months...backwards.

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and The Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
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Shouldn't need an explanation. Details the heroic story of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, better known in these parts as "Murph".
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:11 AM   #7
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Re: What are you reading?

Reread of "The Showdown" by Ted Dekker. just as good the second time around. THATS when you KNOW you've got a good book!
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:34 AM   #8
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Re: What are you reading?

Willaim,
I read that Hitchens when it came out. Good stuff. Along similar lines I am in the middle of "Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel Dennett. It is excellent. Also check out the recent, and not so recent stuff by Dawkins, and Sam Harris.

Also currently in the middle of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Jean Dominique Bauby. Absolutely beautiful book. Supposed to be a decent movie as well.

Also reading "The Divine Invasion" by Philip K D.I.C.K(the filter edited out his name. its his name, not a penis)

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:25 AM   #9
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Re: What are you reading?

Last Harry Potter.
Protein Power Life plan
Omnivore D
Lights Out
Good Calorie, Bad Calorie (hard read, least for me)
Dean Koontz.
CF and PM journals

Ordering next, Mastery, by George Leonard.

BTW, Theresa, great thread idea, thanks.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:54 AM   #10
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm currently reading Alone and Under, by William McQueen who served as an undercover ATF agent and was the only cop to infiltrate Americas infamous motorcycle thugs.
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