What are you reading?

Thu, Dec 7, 2017 2:58 PM

Continuing yet another long running thread.

I finished Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free, it was an interesting book.

I'm about half way through The Creature from Jekyll Island, I'm enjoying it so far. It's pretty conspiratorial, but there is a lot of good information on general banking and money as well.

I'm going to start on the first Dark Tower book from Stephen King next.

  • Thu, Dec 7, 2017 3:24 PM

    I loved the Dark Tower series. The Gunslinger, the first book, is still my favorite, of the group. It is a massive read for all of them. But, if you like King, you will like the series as it mixes in everything from his different styles of writing. 

    I haven't that much time to read lately, as I have been reading transportation documents and studies for work, but I started reading the Road by Cormac McCarthy. I am just a few pages in, but like it so far. I have right behind it No Country for Old Men. 

     

    Thu, Dec 7, 2017 3:31 PM

    The Road is a great book.

    Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:36 AM

    Started The Gunslinger last night. So far, so good.

    Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:10 PM

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:45 AM
    posted by justincredible

    The Road is a great book.

    Finished it last night. Agreed, a great book. 

    I forgot it was also a movie. I'll probably check that out as well. 

     

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:47 AM
    posted by ptown_trojans_1

    Finished it last night. Agreed, a great book. 

    I forgot it was also a movie. I'll probably check that out as well. 

    The movie was decent, not nearly as good as the book, but worth a watch I think.

    I'm about halfway through The Gunslinger, they just made it to the mountains. Great book so far, looking forward to see where this story is going.

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:22 PM

    I remember reading the first four books in the Gunslinger series. Then it took King an eternity (10 years or so, I think) to release the fifth and the thrill was gone. So, when/if you get to the final three, let me know if they're as good or if the quality fell off. Mainly because I'm of the opinion that, with an exception here and there (long as it was, I really liked Under the Dome), his writing declined a bit after the whole near-death experience when he got hit by someone in a truck. Possibly because of that and possibly because he cleaned up after a long stint with drug/alcohol abuse. Detoxing is NEVER good when you're an artist...

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:54 PM

    Before starting this and reading the prologue and author notes, I had no idea how old the book was and how long it took him to finish the series.

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017 1:42 PM

    Starting this one now.

    Execute Against Japan  The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

     

    Wed, Dec 13, 2017 8:11 PM

    I had this on my shelf for a while and been meaning to finally devote the time to it: Bill Simmons' The Book of Basketball. I'm about 60 pages into the 700 page monster. I like it so far. 

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:03 AM

    Finished The Gunslinger and The Creature from Jekyll Island recently. I'll start the second Dark Tower book next.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 4:26 PM

    Going to start reading at night instead of browsing my phone. Started Ulysses last night. 

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 4:48 PM
    posted by GOONx19

    Going to start reading at night instead of browsing my phone. Started Ulysses last night. 

     Wow...jumping right into the deep end.  I've tried to read Ulysses a few times and I can't get very far.  It's above my pay grade.  Good luck.

    Fri, Dec 22, 2017 8:01 AM
    posted by QuakerOats

    I would love to have that book.

    Sat, Dec 30, 2017 8:17 PM

    I'm almost finished with The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three. I like it a bit better than the first book. I am listening to the audiobook version and the narrator sounds just like Mac's dad from It's Always Sunny.

    I also started one of the books my mom got me for Christmas today, it's called A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters. It was written by a couple that spent an entire year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota. Pretty interesting so far.

    Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:32 PM

    Just finished "The Lost Island" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  Pretty interesting plot.  

    Just started "The Obsidian Chamber" by Preston and Child.  So far, it's pretty dull.  They're really dragging out the plotlines with Agent Prendergast's evil twin.

    Mon, Jan 1, 2018 5:25 PM

    Finished The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Can't wait to start on the next one.

    I ended up reading 58 books in 2017, up from 53 in 2016.

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 12:58 PM

    Halfway through the 3rd Dark Tower book. It's so damn good.

    Sat, Jan 6, 2018 4:43 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Halfway through the 3rd Dark Tower book. It's so damn good.

    Yeah, the middle ones are very good. 

    I finished Bill Simmons 700 page Book of Basketball this morning. I am a Simmons fan, so I didn't mind all the pop culture references or long form style. I liked the book and thought it was full of great info. I like the pyramid and ranking of players. Overall, a good read, even if it is a little dated. (Published 8 years ago) 

    I just started the already infamous Fire and Fury. I know some of it may be a stretch,and to take it with a grain of salt, but still, worth a read in my view. 

     

    Sun, Jan 7, 2018 8:40 PM

    Re-reading "Illusion" by Frank Peretti.  The first time I did a lot of skimming, now I'm taking my time and absorbing all the little details that make it even more fascinating.  

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