The what are you reading thread

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Eturnsdale, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    Reading has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was young, and while it seems that many of today's youth don't seem to enjoy a good book anymore, I am sure that many of you here do.

    Years ago I got really into Terry Goodkind's SOT series, and wait on bated breath each time he has a new book coming out. So when I found out that he was self publishing a book I was ecstatic. So ecstatic that I failed to realize that the book would never have a hard or paperback. Instead he published it only as an Ebook. So when I figured it out I was a bit let down. Ive always loved the feel of a book in my hands while I read and never even thought about getting a nook or one of those other readers. But my brother sent me one for my B-day yesterday. So I finally got around to getting his new book. "The First Confessor The Legend of Magda Searus" And let me tell you, it is absolutely amazing. I now know why he wanted to self publish it. Having editors, and publishing companies break down and redo what you poured your heart and soul into has got to really kill you. I'm a hundred pages into it, and the creative freedom afforded to him by foregoing the publishing companies really shows.
     
  2. Chainfire

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    I am constantly reading WWII history, and have been for over 50 years. I also read sci-fi, but only if it was written by a scientist. I read general history, anthropology, Cold war spy thrillers (Le Carre) I have also read all of the "lawyer" books by Grisham.

    Right now I am re-reading The Galloping Ghost about the life of Eugene Fluckey, a Medal of Honor winning WWII submariner. I am also reading The Tigers are Burning by Martin Caidin, about the battle of Kursk, the largest tank/air/and infantry . battle in history. I just finished repreading A Prelude to Foundation by Asimov.
     

  3. Zombiegirl

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    I usually read non-fiction because I like to get information. Right now I'm reading "The Help" because I want to see the movie but I like to always read books first.
     
  4. downsouth

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    About to start the third book about the collapse by James Wesley Rawles.

    This one is named, FOUNDERS.

    I think it will be an excellent read during a week of camping in the Ozarks.
     
  5. Dillinger

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    We have been on a Criminal Minds kick lately, so I am re-reading "Whoever Fights Monsters" by Robert Ressler. Fantastic book about the beginning of the FBI Serial Killer "Profiling" unit and the 20 plus years RR spent hunting them.

    I love true crime stuff. I don't know why, but it has always been way more interesting to me fiction.

    JD
     
  6. opaww

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    Right now the only thing I am reading is this forum
     
  7. Eturnsdale

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    I generally stick to fiction books, or SciFi books (I love Star Wars). But I just finished reading "On Killing" and "On Combat" by Col Grossman. I don't agree with everything he had to say in his books. But the basic premise is sound.
     
  8. Zombiegirl

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    My Dad loves Terry Goodkind.
     
  9. Dillinger

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    I read "On Killing" a couple of years ago and I have to say I did not agree with some premises that Grossman put forth either.

    While I agree that "training to kill" and being able to pull the trigger when the time comes are two different animals.

    But some of the premises that he issues as blanket statements are a bit of a stretch.
     
  10. Highhawk8

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    I enjoy reading books by James Paterson, Lee Childs, C.J. Box, John Sanford, James Lee Burke
     
  11. Sniper03

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    Seal Target Geronimo by Chuck Parker &
    Fast and Furious by Katie Pavlich

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  12. Gatoragn

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    Current book on the night stand is Fall of Giants by Ken Follet.
     
  13. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Clete Purcell rocks! :cool:
     
  14. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    Your father is a wise man. You should read some of them ;).



    He does paint with a very broad brush. But I do not think he is entirely incorrect in his statements about how things have changed.
     
  15. Zombiegirl

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    He had a series of them he wanted to lend me but the print was so darn small....I am totally OCD about germs and cannot take books from the library. I picture people taking them into the bathroom, licking their fingers as they turn the pages etc.
     
  16. Eturnsdale

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    Its worth it.

    Or you could go to the bookstore. They now sell the series in collector's packs. Three to four books per pack at anywhere from twenty to thirty bucks a pack. Or you can go to barnesa and nobel online and download them and read them on your computer. I first started reading his books about five years ago. I was so hooked that I read the first six books of SOT series in about a month and a half.
     
  17. Wiebelhaus

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    Lately the only reading I've been doing is news, it's very depressing, I don't know why I torture myself but I'm a bit of a news junkie, local/state/US/International the whole gambit.
     
  18. Chainfire

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    That is a good one. I understand that it is to be part one of a trilogy. I have read every thing Follet has written and like all of his stuff.
     
  19. dog2000tj

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    Most of what I read is Fantasy or Science fiction - Lawhead, Llewellyn, Martin, Jordan, Eddings, Tolkien, Wolffe, Wiess/Hickman, Hienlien, Asimov ...


    Currently reading the Robin Hood trilogy by Lawhead ... fantastic!
     
  20. winds-of-change

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    I really enjoyed that book and the movie.

    Did you ever see that Seinfeld episode where George brings a book from the bookstore into the bathroom? So funny....

    But seriously, germs won't live long on a book. A book is dry and not very conducive to breeding germs. Germs tend to like warm, damp areas. If you wanted to wipe the cover of the book with a antiseptic wipe it probably wouldn't hurt it but I don't think the pages will hold any live bacteria or virus for more than a few minutes.


    As for what I read..........what ever catches my interest. True crimes, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, etc. Depends on whatever 'kick' I'm on at the time and whatever my looks interesting.