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  • Jnich2424Jnich2424 Posts: 608
    I'm about halfway through George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords" Read the previous one in a couple days and am now flying through this one. After I finish the whole series, I plan on reading "The First Confessor" by Terry Goodkind. Huge fan of the Sword of Truth series, so I'm really excited to read this book. Also got to throw in "My Cross to Bear" by Greg Allman.
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    Started "Jaws" Thursday night and finished it this am.
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  • gunter1976gunter1976 Posts: 582
    Dance of Days. Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital by Mark Andersen & Mark Jenkins

    The nation's capital gave birth to the most influential punk underground of the '80s and '90s. Dance of Days recounts the rise of trailblazing artists such as Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, and Bikini Kill.
    "...Bring it back someway bring it back, back, back... To the clean form, to the pure form..."

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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 135,931
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    Jnich2424 wrote:
    I'm about halfway through George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords" Read the previous one in a couple days and am now flying through this one. After I finish the whole series, I plan on reading "The First Confessor" by Terry Goodkind. Huge fan of the Sword of Truth series, so I'm really excited to read this book. Also got to throw in "My Cross to Bear" by Greg Allman.

    OOOOH!!!!! :thumbup: Storm of Swords - best book ever!!! Enjoy!
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Jnich2424 wrote:
    I'm about halfway through George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords" Read the previous one in a couple days and am now flying through this one. After I finish the whole series, I plan on reading "The First Confessor" by Terry Goodkind. Huge fan of the Sword of Truth series, so I'm really excited to read this book. Also got to throw in "My Cross to Bear" by Greg Allman.

    OOOOH!!!!! :thumbup: Storm of Swords - best book ever!!! Enjoy!
    I am jealous as well as I loved SoS so much.

    I'm reading Carey's Kushiel's Dart.
    I gave it a shot because it has a lot of court intruige like the Song of Ice and fire series. So far its pretty good. I'm not used to reading a book with a female protagonist but so far its been interesting.
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  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,536
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    Canada’s legendary ambassador to the United States reveals his personal diaries from his time in Washington, from 1981 to 1989.

    Allan Gotlieb was ambassador to the United States during a high point in U.S.-Canada relations, the Reagan and Mulroney eras. One of our country’s most effective diplomats, he was renowned for forging inside connections to the capital’s key decision-makers, and as he has said, “In Washington, gossip is not gossip — gossip is intelligence.”

    Gotlieb kept a diary almost daily during his time in Washington, and its entries are filled with anecdotes about meetings and parties with the capital’s social, media, and political elite. Katharine Graham, Jesse Helms, and Sandra Day O’Connor are just a few who appear in its pages, as are such Canadian visitors as Jean Chrétien, Joe Clark, and even Wayne Gretzky.

    With frankness and self-deprecating wit, Gotlieb recounts the absurdities and pretensions of life in Washington and his fight to make Canada’s voice heard. His diaries chronicle not only the major international issues of the time — such as the forging of the Free Trade Agreement — but also his own growth from Washington outsider to sophisticated power-broker.
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  • ByrnzieByrnzie Posts: 21,037
    Du Fu: A Life in Poetry

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    Du Fu (712–770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry—still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu’s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each “chapter” of poems preceded by an introductory paragraph that situates us in place, time, and circumstance. What emerges is a portrait of a modest yet great artist, an ordinary man moving and adjusting as he must in troubled times, while creating a startling, timeless body of work.
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  • EmBleveEmBleve Posts: 3,019
    Just started 'Life', Keith Richards. Huge book, will take awhile.
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    Finally finished ADWD so back to finishing up King's 11/22/63.
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  • NastasjaNastasja Posts: 9,668
    Surviving the Extremes - Kenneth Kamler
    You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets,
    Or you can come to terms and realize
    You're the only one who can't forgive yourself
  • Jnich2424Jnich2424 Posts: 608
    Been busy so I haven't been reading as much as I would like to, but I read a bunch tonight in "Storm of Swords" and am about 3/4 through it....holy crap! I can see why people are saying it's hands down the best book in the series. I can't wait to finish and get all caught up. :D
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,241
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Finally finished ADWD so back to finishing up King's 11/22/63.

    Just started 11/22/63, after finishing Under The Dome this weekend. About 200 pages in...and LOVE being back in Derry, seeing Richie and Bev again, and the references to Pennywise.

    Very good so far.
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Finished Kushiels Dart which was pretty interesting and read Ayn Rand's Anthem over the weekend.

    The Ayn Rand was okay. really not complex at all. Its like she had an idea and just wanted to make a statement not really tell a story. Still i'll have to listen to rush's 2112 again after reading it to see if i can catch the similarties.

    I'm about to go full sci fi military space reading now :)
    first up is Starship Troopers

    Probably going to read Old Man's War and Forever war after that and i might read Armor too. By then i should be done with my sci fi fix for a while
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,670
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Finally finished ADWD so back to finishing up King's 11/22/63.

    It is a bummer to finish ADWD and know that you have to wait again, huh?

    I actually just picked up 11/22/63 after taking a few year King break. I really like it and it is like an old friend tapping me on the shoulder...
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,670
    intodeep wrote:
    Finished Kushiels Dart which was pretty interesting and read Ayn Rand's Anthem over the weekend.

    The Ayn Rand was okay. really not complex at all. Its like she had an idea and just wanted to make a statement not really tell a story. Still i'll have to listen to rush's 2112 again after reading it to see if i can catch the similarties.

    I'm about to go full sci fi military space reading now :)
    first up is Starship Troopers

    Probably going to read Old Man's War and Forever war after that and i might read Armor too. By then i should be done with my sci fi fix for a while

    Have you read Ender's Game and the countless surrounding books?

    Troopers is pretty cool.

    Have you read any other Rand? I loved Atlas Shrugged on my first reading (22 yrs old) and re-read it every few years. One of my favorite all time books.
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 135,931
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
    edited August 2012
    gunter1976 wrote:
    Dance of Days. Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital by Mark Andersen & Mark Jenkins

    The nation's capital gave birth to the most influential punk underground of the '80s and '90s. Dance of Days recounts the rise of trailblazing artists such as Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, and Bikini Kill.


    ooh i read this one a few years ago. i cant get enough reading about music(music i like that is). may i recommend sober living for the revolution:hardcore punk, straight edge and radical politics edited by gabriel kuhn.
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
    Jnich2424 wrote:
    Been busy so I haven't been reading as much as I would like to, but I read a bunch tonight in "Storm of Swords" and am about 3/4 through it....holy crap! I can see why people are saying it's hands down the best book in the series. I can't wait to finish and get all caught up. :D

    getting caught up is a double edged sword... cause when you have you gotta wait for whats next. :(
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Finally finished ADWD so back to finishing up King's 11/22/63.

    It is a bummer to finish ADWD and know that you have to wait again, huh?

    I actually just picked up 11/22/63 after taking a few year King break. I really like it and it is like an old friend tapping me on the shoulder...
    Yes!!! Thats why it took me so long to finish...now I have to wait. Grrr!

    The King book was slow for me at first but now Im totally into it, cant really go wrong with his books.
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  • gunter1976gunter1976 Posts: 582
    gunter1976 wrote:
    Dance of Days. Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital by Mark Andersen & Mark Jenkins

    The nation's capital gave birth to the most influential punk underground of the '80s and '90s. Dance of Days recounts the rise of trailblazing artists such as Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, and Bikini Kill.


    ooh i read this one a few years ago. i cant get enough reading about music(music i like that is). may i recommend sober living for the revolution:hardcore punk, straight edge and radical politics edited by gabriel kuhn.

    Yes, you definitely may recommend :D Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't been making progress with my reading these last couple of weeks. And there is still another stack waiting to be read. But by all means, I value your suggestion, especially since I am mostly into hardcore or punk music ;)
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  • stargirl69stargirl69 Posts: 6,387
    Shane Koyczan's - Stickboy - A novel in verse about bullying,a great book.
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  • Jnich2424Jnich2424 Posts: 608
    Finished "A Storm of Swords" yesterday, and read about 1/4 of "A Feast for Crows" while on guard last night/this morning.
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Jnich2424 wrote:
    Finished "A Storm of Swords" yesterday, and read about 1/4 of "A Feast for Crows" while on guard last night/this morning.
    SoS was pretty awesome.

    I felt the story starts to fall off a little after that but i still enjoyed a feast for crows. you get to learn a lot about dorne and their point of view which is cool
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  • NastasjaNastasja Posts: 9,668
    The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir

    The Tin Drum - Guenter Grass
    You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets,
    Or you can come to terms and realize
    You're the only one who can't forgive yourself
  • Aga81Aga81 Posts: 808
    Terry Pratchett - Thief of Time
    Some may ask, "Why act now? Why not wait? - The answer is clear. The world could wait no longer

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,173
    George Orwell - 1984.......finally.
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    The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    George Orwell - 1984.......finally.
    That is a good one!
    I finished starship troopers last night :?
    I was not very impressed with it.

    I'm going to take a week off and give space military another go with Old Man's War next week
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  • RFTCRFTC Posts: 717
    EmBleve wrote:
    Just started 'Life', Keith Richards. Huge book, will take awhile.

    good book, love that first story about the early 70's tour...

    surprised so little stuff on wyman and taylor.
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