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Old 07-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #71
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Spreading myself a bit thin right now cause I'm going back to college in August and will only be doing required reading for a chile:

Major United Methodist Beliefs by Mack B Spokes... recently started attending a UMC, and wanted a better understanding of their beliefs.

Implosion by Joel Rosenberg... interesting read on America's fiscal and moral dilemma from a christian perspective. Also talks about the 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings, and discusses possible reasons why America is not named in Bible prophecies.

Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin... latest in "A song of Ice and Fire" series. Only gotten a few chapters in.



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Old 07-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #72
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Chesapeake by James Michener and Feast for Crows the 4th book in Game of Thrones series(A Song of Ice and Fire).
How's Onkor doing? I used to read Michener all the time. I have a full shelf of hardcover Michener. I think some of them are 1st editions. There was a huge stack of them in one of the used bookstores in Ann Arbor.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #73
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It was a good book, I will probably pick up some of his other books soon. That is a pretty good collection. I have just read the first 2 "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" books and am reading the 3rd now.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #74
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Just finished "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and started in on the next in the series "The Wise Man's Fear". I rate the first one 7/10 - it is a great story. Sort of Harry Potter meets the Hobbit, but a bit darker and more serious. It is meant for a bit younger reader, but I enjoyed it. Anyone else reading this series? Book three is due out closer to Christmas.

Also, I am in the middle of one of Cussler's series - Kurt Austin and the NUMA adventures. Finished Medusa in July, got 4 or 5 more to go. Not exactly sure how many total there are, but when I get there I am sure I will find out.

Having not been to this forum in awhile, I thought I would comment on Dan Brown. After DaVinci, I went back and read "Deception Point" and "Digital Fortress". So far I have liked all of his that I read. "Angels and Demons" was good but I would probably put that at the bottom if forced to choose. "Lost Symbol" will be read in the not too distant future. I suppose if you really like the formula, you don't get all that tired of it. I have heard the same things as posted above about "Lost Symbol" but will read it anyway.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #75
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"The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles, & "You Can Be A Wall Street Genius" by Joel Greenblatt. The latter has a stupid title, but is a solid book re: investing. "Democracy in America" by de Tocqueville is on my bedside table, but is slooooooow going.
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"Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" now. Just finished all the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" books.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #77
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I just finished 'How Will You Measure Your Life' by Clayton Christensen, and 'Off Balance' by Matthew Kelly. Both were really good reads and complement each other well. I'm about halfway through 'The Essential HR Handbook' by Sharon Armstrong, which I thought was a good one to read given a lot of the issues I have to deal with in my position at work, and I just started listening to 'The Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand since my sister got me an Audible membership for Christmas.

I have a big stack of other books I need to get to soon. I always buy more than I have time to read, but I'll get to them eventually. LOL!
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