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 Post subject: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Well we have a thread for music, plants, and of course food...so why not one about books? I seem to do more reading in the summer and I figured maybe other forumites did too. So what are you reading? Do you recommend it?

I'm re-reading Gai-Jin by James Clavell, the last book of the Asian Saga that started with Shōgun - a series of historical novels centered on China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Gai-Jin is probably my 2nd favorite book in the series after Shogun and I highly recommend it if you like historical fiction.


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There was another thread a while back about this. It must have went the way of the "not so popular threads" and got buried a couple of pages back.

Right now I'm reading a book called "Kill & Cure" it's a murder mystery set in England.

My kids got me a kindle for my b-day and I read a lot so I've been loading the kindle with a bunch of $.79 and .99 books.

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I finished reading Gai-Jin and then read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - great read! I can see why it's such a hit. Weird story about how the author submitted the manuscripts and then died before the books got published. To gain fame after your dead seems like such a waste. And I sure wish he was around to continue writing, definitely a tragic story.

I can't wait to pick up the next book in the trilogy The Girl That Played with FIre. But for now, I'm reading Ayn Rand's classic Atlas Shrugged. Just started it and haven't read it before now. So far I really love the way she describes people and things and it's moving along pretty quickly.


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There is actually a fourth book to the trilogy. Unfortunately we are not likely to see it. Seems he lived with a woman for 20 years and Steig's family didn't like her. She got absolutely nothing from his estate when he died. BUT! He was working on the fourth one on HER laptop. It's unfinished but she refuses to give it up. Can you blame her?

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my wife wants me to read The Secret......anyone ever read it?

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longlivechair19 wrote:
my wife wants me to read The Secret......anyone ever read it?

read The Secret. you'll find yourself saying "uhh, r e a l l y" when you're done. :roll:

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"I can't wait to pick up the next book in the trilogy The Girl That Played with FIre. But for now, I'm reading Ayn Rand's classic Atlas Shrugged. Just started it and haven't read it before now. So far I really love the way she describes people and things and it's moving along pretty quickly."

I've never read her. I think I need to start. Have a recommendation?

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Peek A Boo wrote:
"I can't wait to pick up the next book in the trilogy The Girl That Played with FIre. But for now, I'm reading Ayn Rand's classic Atlas Shrugged. Just started it and haven't read it before now. So far I really love the way she describes people and things and it's moving along pretty quickly."

I've never read her. I think I need to start. Have a recommendation?


This is my first time reading Any Rand so I don't have any recommendations but so far Atlas Shrugged has been good. I love the way she decribes things and people - a way that would never occur to me.


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Although not well known "We the Living" her first novel is pretty interesting. I think "The Fountainhead" was her best work.

Both Ayn Rand and Stieg Larsen have strong political and moral agendas with truly larger than life characters in their books


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If I tell you then it's not a secret!



this is true! :)

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Just finished "The Girl Who Played With Fire" my wife is still working on "Hornet's Nest" and I'll get to that in a couple of days.

Dennis Lahane's new novel is due out Nov. 2. "Moonlight Mile" is a sequel to "Gone Baby Gone". Amanda is now 16 years old and she goes missing again. Again the aunt seeks help from Patrick and Angie. Should be a fun read.

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"Open Veins of Latin America," by Eduardo Galeano. A good read for all the strident nativist anti-immigrants out there (who tend to be largely ignorant of history). Galeano's otehr books are very good, too: Genesis, Memory of Fire, the Plumed Serpent.

Those Steig Larsen books are great, too: too bad his fame is coming after his death.


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