What are you reading?

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 2:51 AM

Just picked up Born to Run and Titan today. Looking forward to diving into both of those.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 8:41 AM

Finished The Lost City of Z this morning. I'm going to start Troublemaker by Leah Remini on the drive home. It's a memoir that talks a lot about her time in Scientology and subsequent departure from the religion.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 1:08 PM

Got the itch to read again for the first time in a couple of yrs. Picked up Born to Run and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller. Started Born to Run and I'm captivated thus far.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 1:14 PM

I considered jumping back into The Dark Tower series audiobooks today (with book 5), but the new narrator is not good. Frank Muller was so damn good, but was in a motorcycle accident in 2001 and spent the next 7 years in the hospital until he died in 2008.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 1:16 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Started Born to Run and I'm captivated thus far.

The running book? I enjoyed that one alot

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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 1:26 PM

Started The Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. It has been on my shelf for a while now. 

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 1:29 PM
posted by iclfan2

The running book? I enjoyed that one alot

Yep, this one: https://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189

 

I'm only 40 pages in it so far, but I can't wait to dive more into how they're able to run such long distances.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Feb 3, 2018 9:37 PM

I finished Troublemaker today, it was an interesting book. I'm going to start Different Seasons by Stephen King next. It's a collection of novellas, including The Body (Stand by Me) and Rita Heyworth and Shawshank Redemption.

Zunardo Senior Member
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Sat, Feb 3, 2018 11:12 PM

Just finished "Toni Tenille - A Memoire", after seeing it mentioned by the Diva.  Quite an eye-opener, apparently her and the Captain were absolutely incompatible except for their love of music.  I knew Daryl Dragon had been with the Beach Boys before they met, but I did not know Toni Tenillehad  also joined the group as a piano player and back-up singer before they made it big on their own.

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Feb 5, 2018 10:37 AM

I forgot to mention I've also been reading a mindless zombie apocalypse book called Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manuel Louriero. It was free through Prime Reading so I gave it a shot. It's been a fun read so far.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 10:08 AM

Finished the Rita Heyworth and Shawshank Redemption section of Different Seasons this morning. Incredible story, and after reading it I now realize how great of an adaptation the movie was.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 2:56 PM

I am reading "Munich" by Robert Harris.  Interesting story set during the Munich Conference/Sudenten crisis in 1938.  It is fictional, but with actual people playing a part in the story as well.  I'm about 2/3 through it and liking it very much.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 3:56 PM
posted by justincredible

Finished the Rita Heyworth and Shawshank Redemption section of Different Seasons this morning. Incredible story, and after reading it I now realize how great of an adaptation the movie was.

The last novella in Different Seasons (The Breathing Method) was the only one I didn't think was really good. It had a great theme (guys in a weird club telling strange stories -- he returned to that club with one of his stories in Skeleton Crew), but the story itself came off as generic and one-note compared to the other three, which were all good enough to become movies, with two of them being movies widely considered great.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 4:19 PM

I'm barely into Apt Pupil now, but I can tell it's going to be a pretty messed up story.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 4:23 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm barely into Apt Pupil now, but I can tell it's going to be a pretty messed up story.

Oh. Yes.

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018 4:40 PM

Welcome to Santo Donato, I just read this right after Christmas

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Feb 8, 2018 12:54 PM
posted by Heretic

Oh. Yes.

I got through the part with the cat and oven this morning. Then on my lunch break the old dude was at the dog shelter inquiring about the free dogs. I don't like where that's headed.

Zunardo Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 8:43 AM

Just started Lee Child's "Bad Luck and Trouble"  last night.  Anytime a book starts out with a guy on a stretcher with two broken legs being put on a helicopter and then dumped out at 3000 feet, I figure I'm not going to be bored.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 8:59 AM

Just ordered Jordan B Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. I've been exposed to Peterson for a while now and really like the cut of his jib. It doesn't hurt that the mere mention of his name triggers extreme leftists. Mic tried to do a hit piece on him and was called out by pretty much everyone, including reasonable liberals. They keep reposting the video, but it's not going well for them in the comment section.

https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1808088502547265/

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 11:37 AM
posted by Zunardo

Just started Lee Child's "Bad Luck and Trouble"  last night.  Anytime a book starts out with a guy on a stretcher with two broken legs being put on a helicopter and then dumped out at 3000 feet, I figure I'm not going to be bored.

Big fan of the Reacher series

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