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    I don't read books.
    I read tons of magazines though.
    Also I had 2 good books (long way round and whatever the other adventure biking book is) that I forgot to bring on the trip.
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    Print is dead, huh?

    I have "One Man Caravan", I think I posted about it in the first post, can't remember, it's written by a guy in 1932 who rode around the world.
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    currently reading :
    Christopher Moore's
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    I freaking love his books, this one is rapidly becoming my favorite
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    I am actually reading the Lord of the Rings books again

    My wife started reading them for the first time and I was just reading it as a refresher so I could discuss it with her.
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    But to answer the question I'm currently reading "One Man Caravan" and "Jupiter's Travels". Both books are about lone motorcyclists riding around the world, one in the 30's and the other in the 70's. It's a bit out of my norm.
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    Just finished the 21st book of the "Master and Commander" series by Patrick O'brian. Haven't had a chance to get anything new, so I'm reading "chicken soup for the ocean lovers soul" since it was laying around the house.

    I read every night mostly like maritime and diving related stuff.

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    thanks for merging...I didn't search
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    Ian Flemming's Casino Royale. I think I'm going to work my way through the series.

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    I am attempting to re-read Steven Pressfield Gates of Fire. Only because I've gotten through half of the book and its been months since I've picked it up.

    The 300 story in case anyone is into history and such.

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    At work I'm reading David Copperfield for the third time; I'm such a Dickens freak. If I forget to bring it I have the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe that I've been working through.

    In the car I have Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and on my nightstand I have Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales.

    Yeah I read. A lot.
    I think I'm subconsciously retarded.

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    reading Turtle Feet, by Nikolai Grozni

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    Quote Originally Posted by tardypizza View Post
    Straying way outside of my interests, I'm reading "One Man Caravan" by Robert Fulton, Jr. Written in 1932, it chronicles his journey around the world on a motorcycle. I'm amazed at how similarly the author and I see the world.

    In the first few chapters he relates how he came to one village where they inquired where he was heading to next. Upon hearing the answer they exclaimed, "No! You can't go there, they're a bunch of murderous thieves, you'll never make it out alive!" Taking no heed to their warnings he arrived at the next village where they inquired where he came from. Upon hearing the answer they exclaimed, "What? They're a bunch of murderous thieves, you're lucky to have made it out alive!"

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    Print is dead, huh?

    I have "One Man Caravan", I think I posted about it in the first post, can't remember, it's written by a guy in 1932 who rode around the world.
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    But to answer the question I'm currently reading "One Man Caravan" and "Jupiter's Travels". Both books are about lone motorcyclists riding around the world, one in the 30's and the other in the 70's. It's a bit out of my norm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slieb View Post
    Shadow of the Giant - Orson Scott Card
    is this part of the Ender series? i like the way he writes and i read the whole Ender series many years ago (so i can't remember if it is or not) but i really don't like the religious topic of many of his other novels...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tardypizza View Post
    Holy ****, I'm pathetic
    why do you think I don't actually write out what I'm reading?

    seriously, I'm "reading" that motorcycle diary book, but I've been working on it for ~9 months now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tardypizza View Post
    Holy ****, I'm pathetic
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    why do you think I don't actually write out what I'm reading?

    seriously, I'm "reading" that motorcycle diary book, but I've been working on it for ~9 months now?
    yeah, you guys gotta read a bit more often.
    I think I'm subconsciously retarded.

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    What's worse than taking this damn long to finish a book is that I don't even remember writing the first two posts, and they all 3 sound almost exactly the same. People like me annoy the hell out of me.
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    I recently read "minimalist lighting" by Kirk Tuck. It is ridiculously good, full of priceless information and loaded with setup diagrams for different shots. Unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomorski View Post
    yeah, you guys gotta read a bit more often.
    I read a TON of magazines though. The short articles are more my speed. Something I can finish in one night. My issue with books, is I'll have a crazy busy/hectic week where I can't read, then I'll forget what's going on and have to reread parts to refresh my memory.

    On deliveries (on the boat) I take a few books (and ~10 magazines) and I'll finish them in those ~10 days though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    I read a TON of magazines though. The short articles are more my speed. Something I can finish in one night. My issue with books, is I'll have a crazy busy/hectic week where I can't read, then I'll forget what's going on and have to reread parts to refresh my memory.

    On deliveries (on the boat) I take a few books (and ~10 magazines) and I'll finish them in those ~10 days though.
    i'm not as busy but only read over lunch but i've read so much in the past that i've developed the ability to speed read and still retain the info. i can generally read 50 pages or more over a 45 minute lunch break (while eating at the same time...).
    I think I'm subconsciously retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomorski View Post
    i'm not as busy but only read over lunch but i've read so much in the past that i've developed the ability to speed read and still retain the info. i can generally read 50 pages or more over a 45 minute lunch break (while eating at the same time...).
    But, can you do that while juggling loaded pistols?

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    But, can you do that while juggling loaded pistols?
    never tried loaded pistols but unloaded i can do...
    I think I'm subconsciously retarded.

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    thought this was needed.

    currently Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

    read this whole series (4 books) like 3 times but I'm bored and stuck at home so I picked it up. most interesting-looking thing in my bookshelf at this moment.

    finished Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky last night....

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    Threads merged. Search n00b!!

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    Just finished reading The Film Club.



    Good book and fast read.

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    Bumparoo for more reading!

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    the green lion. it's by a local writer, signed, which is partly why i picked it up. it's interesting so far, i guess. i'm not that far into it.

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    LOVE LOVE reading - probably the one thing I do (hobby-wise) on a regular everyday basis. I wish I was more dedicated to photography as much I am dependent on my 1-2 hours everyday of reading. I read about 4-8 books a month and still don't feel I read enough. OK - I am OCD about reading
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    Finished in the last week:

    Smack by Melvin Burgess
    Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson (for maybe the 10th time)

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    Scar Tissue

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    just finished water for elephants. i want to pick up this book i was reading about called french milk.

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    nuffin, nada, zip, zilch.

    Although, I am about to pick up a book on the Six Sigma madness. All the employment positions I am interested in kind of mention that and/or Kaizen..
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    at home im reading "Making Money" by Terry Pratchett

    i was reading the "Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind, a fantasy series that i would not of picked up myself, but Goodkind has a way of creating characters that you truly care about and find yourself associating with.
    i stopped reading it because i had read the first 2 800-1000 page [tiny type] novels, and counldnt find the 3rd, so i decided to take a break.
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    A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan - Nelofer Pazira
    It's about an autobiography about a woman who was born in 1973 in Afghanistan. Very interesting and definitely opens your eyes about that part of the world!

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    Moved this post to the photography books thread..
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    during the flight and over lays I read "book of lies": Brad Meltzer and also the "book of fate" same guy.

    this week started reading Androids Dream : by John Scalzi
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    You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

    i want to read more of his stuff, i like his style

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    The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory

    I've only made it about 4 chapters in because it's infuriatingly annoying to read. The characters in this novel are the children of the characters of the first in the series (Wideacre) but they don't know about their parents' past, but I do (because I read the first novel) and it's hard to read about them not knowing when I know. Woo confusion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerwoman View Post
    You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

    i want to read more of his stuff, i like his style
    How We Are Hungry is so good, too.

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    I'm currently reading "World Was Z, an Oral history of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks. It is basically a sequel to "The zombie survival guide." Awesome books.
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    Just A Couple Of Days by Tony Vigorito

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