What are you reading?

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 2, 2020 3:37 PM
posted by Fab4Runner

I enjoyed the book. It obviously suffered since she passed away before finishing it, but I like her writing. 

If you haven't watched it yet, check out the documentary.  It was outstanding.  If gave me a lot of respect for her, beyond what I read in the book.  It was excellent.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 10:47 AM

The Gulag Archipelago

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 10:50 AM

beastie boys autobiography

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 89 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 27, 2020 3:35 PM

I received a book entitled In the Company of Crows and Ravens. 

I am very interested in Crows and can’t wait to read it. 

Gardens35 Senior Member
5,888 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 27, 2020 3:57 PM

Christmas gift. DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO? 

Peter Frampton's memoir. 340 pages, I'm about 20 in.


8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 27, 2020 9:44 PM

Very slowly making my way through the Terror by Dan Simmons. I enjoyed the AMC miniseries a few years ago. 

Semi true story of the artic exhibition of the British HMS Terror and its crew. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Dec 28, 2020 7:38 AM

Just finished The Shining recently. The book was way better than the movie.

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2010
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 10:30 PM

Finished all three books in the "Wayward Pines" trilogy by Blake Crouch over the weekend.  Very, very well done.  My only complaint was that last postscript "chapter" at the end of "The Last Town", just leaves you begging for a fourth book to follow.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jan 11, 2021 11:13 PM

The Pepins and Their Problems

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 9:40 AM

Currently reading The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg. Also reading Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 12, 2021 9:46 AM
posted by justincredible

Just finished The Shining recently. The book was way better than the movie.

Excellent book. Really scary. I loved the Stanley Kubrick movie as well. It was really a completely different story, so I've always separated the two. They tried a miniseries that followed the book's plot, but it was terrible. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 12, 2021 9:50 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Excellent book. Really scary. I loved the Stanley Kubrick movie as well. It was really a completely different story, so I've always separated the two. They tried a miniseries that followed the book's plot, but it was terrible. 

I agree the movie was good, but it's been a few years and I've only seen it once. I don't remember the son being of any real consequence in the movie. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 10:02 AM

I read 52 books in 2020. I finished up with A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara on NYE. It took me 7 months total and I cried a lot. 

Currently reading The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 10:15 AM

I finished my 30th book of the year on NYE.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 12, 2021 2:27 PM
posted by justincredible

I agree the movie was good, but it's been a few years and I've only seen it once. I don't remember the son being of any real consequence in the movie. 

He wasn't very relevant.  He was a little creepy.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Feb 3, 2021 6:34 PM
posted by justincredible

Currently reading The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg. Also reading Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos.

About 50% done with The Sovereign Individual. It's good, but it's dense. Finished Mastering Bitcoin, and also finished Hard Money You Can't F*ck With by Jason Williams. Yes, it's about bitcoin. Also re-read Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard last night.

I think I might re-read the Bobiverse series by Dennis Taylor next. The 4th book was released a while ago and I haven't read it yet, and the series is definitely worth re-reading at least once. If you like sci-fi and haven't read this series I would highly recommend it.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 4, 2021 2:36 PM

I'm about halfway through the 900+ pages of the Terror. It has been a nice distraction from the move and unpacking boxes. Also, reading it in the winter as it is snowy and cold hits home even more. Pretty good so far. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 5, 2021 1:24 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

I'm about halfway through the 900+ pages of the Terror. It has been a nice distraction from the move and unpacking boxes. Also, reading it in the winter as it is snowy and cold hits home even more. Pretty good so far. 

The Terror is something I'd like to get into, whether it be the book or the TV series. It's by Dan Simmons, right? Had good luck with one of his really long novels (Carrion Comfort, I think), so that and the overall premise of the book do have me intrigued.

Zunardo Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 5, 2021 3:33 PM

About halfway thru "Branch Rickey" (2011)  by Jimmy Breslin. 

Interesting tidbit from the prologue - he starts his research by setting up an appointment to with a famous NY sportswriter from Jackie Robinson era; the writer dies just before the visit.  He then calls Brooklyn Dodger GM Buzzy Bavasi, who said "Come out anytime and we'll talk" - and Bavasi dies two days later.  Moral of the story:  interview the sources while you still have time.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 12:32 PM
posted by Heretic

The Terror is something I'd like to get into, whether it be the book or the TV series. It's by Dan Simmons, right? Had good luck with one of his really long novels (Carrion Comfort, I think), so that and the overall premise of the book do have me intrigued.

Yeah. It is Dan Simmons. I liked the AMC show a lot a few years ago and figured I would dive into the book. 


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