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Old 01-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #21
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Re: What are you reading?

I am currently reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. I reallly like it so far.

I also enjoy reading anything by Chuck Palahniuk. Most peolple will know him as the author of Fight Club.

My favorite all time fiction book is The Monkeywrench Gang by Ed Abbey.

My favorite non-fiction book is The Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler M.D.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #22
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading for the second time "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield, but I left it at my boyfriend's house
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #23
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Re: What are you reading?

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I'm reading for the second time "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield, but I left it at my boyfriend's house
I love that book! The accompanying film is fairly good too. You may also like Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #24
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I love that book! The accompanying film is fairly good too. You may also like Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
I'll have to check that out.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:31 PM   #25
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Re: What are you reading?

Theresa-

Read that years ago, used to live near the SF Zen Center. Used to be very serious about meditation and trance work, just getting back into it.

The journals I just stumbled across, and am enjoying highly. I tend to either read pretty dry non fiction or pure entertainment (Vachss, Womack, Gibson, De Lint) so it's a good way to find new authors.

Monkey Wrench Gang is certainly in the top few of my favorite fiction books.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:12 PM   #26
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Re: What are you reading?

I am currently reading The Kid Who Climbed Everest bear grylls

i am enjoying it so far
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:27 AM   #27
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Re: What are you reading?

I can only handle one book at a time. Here are several I've read in the past few weeks.

Lord of the Isles by David Drake (currently reading next in series)

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles Errant (omnibus containing "The Borders of Infinity", Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance) by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Job (listened to this on CD in my car and as soon as it was done I started it over and listened again - it is a fascinating book)
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:50 AM   #28
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Re: What are you reading?

I just finished reading "The Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield, after hearing about it in an article by Mark Ripptoe. It is an outstanding read that will make you want to workout like a maniac evertime you finish a chapter and put it down.

Following Pressfield's book, I read "On Combat" by Lt Col Dave Grossman (ret), which is a must read for any Military, police, first responder, etc...funnily enough, Lt Col Grossman cites Pressfield's book a few times, and even gives a nod to Tony Blauer as an advisor/source at the end of the book.

Next on the block for me is Grossman's previous work entitled "On Killing" which was nominated for a Pulitzer prize.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #29
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Re: What are you reading?

Right now I'm reading Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt (I'm a computer programmer for a living). I'm also re-reading: That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis, The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton, and I'll probably start re-reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson when I finish these.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:49 PM   #30
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Re: What are you reading?

My weekly reads are children's books and Elements of Style, Strunk and White (I just like it, ok?)

I have bookmarks in the following:

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics, John Derbyshire
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Tucker Max
Starting Strength, 2nd, the author's name escapes me...
Kodokan Judo, Jigoro Kano

I'm about to re-read Gates of Fire (Chris, I'll check out On Combat) after I read this jewel:

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