What Book Are You Reading Right Now?

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  1. Thamob

    Thamob ISYMFS

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    I know we're a bunch of educated guys (some more than others). I just wanted to start a thread where you can let guys know what you're reading or if you wanted suggestions on books to read.

    I'll start
    Right now I'm reading "John Dies at the End" pretty funny so far.
     
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  2. Sniggles

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    As of recent and some that I re-read:

    Greatest Salesman in the World - Og Mandino
    Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill
    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
    As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
    The Sales Bible - Jeffrey Gitomer
    The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
    The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, The 50th Law - Robert Greene
    How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
    Zero to One - Peter Thiel
     
  3. Poindexter

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  4. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    The World According to Garp by John Irving. I just started it. I read A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and I really liked it and might read all of his stuff now. It was between Garp and Cider House Rules and I decided to go with Garp first.
     
  5. Poindexter

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    I read Garp. I liked it a lot. Really good movie too.
     
  6. Cat--Smasher

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    What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures - Malcom Gladwell

    Just picked it up yesterday. It is a collection of articles published in The New Yorker articles by Gladwell.
     
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  7. jokerthief

    jokerthief No reason to get excited. Site Donor

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    The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
     
  8. Ninjastix

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    Mein Kampf.
     
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  9. Cat--Smasher

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    You kids both members of the same book club or something?

    I thought the Alchemist was so-so. I cant say it moved me or inspired me as much as the hype portrayed. Maybe my expectations were to high.
     
  10. jokerthief

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    Coincidence.

    What makes "The Alchemist" inspiring to many people are the occult principles that are encoded into the story. To someone not inclined to the esoteric, I can see how this wouldn't be appealing.
     
  11. Cat--Smasher

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    Maybe.

    I got the themes and principles of achieving your greatness or personal legend, creating your own destiny and harnessing the powers around you to make these things happen.

    Maybe, I need to give it a fresh read.
     
  12. Thamob

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    Just wonderin since we have what you're listening to as tacked thread, could we do the same for this?
     
  13. Goremire

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    Im currently reading Mindstar Rising by Peter F Hamilton from the Greg Mandel Files series again. Its sci fi with detective, cyberpunk and military sci fi elements. Its the shit.
     
  14. Hillbilly

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    waiting to pick up Stephen King's "Bazaar of Bad Dreams"

    read recently:
    American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
    MEG: Hell's Aquarium by Steve Alten
    American Sniper, the Chris Kyle memoir
     
  15. Thamob

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    I don't know about King any more. I hate to sound mean but he hasn't been the same since the accident.
     
  16. TriangleSmoke

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    I reread Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Shining recently. Holy fucking shit The Shining is such an incredible read. It's one of the only books that has given me the heebie jeebies. I'm reading Last Words by George Carlin right now.

    And I just want to say fuck a Kindle. Paperback FTW.
     
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  17. Hillbilly

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    heard that from alot of folks. I still enjoy some his work, the 2013 release of "Doctor Sleep" was the continuation story of "The SHining" with the main character being Danny Torrance. I liked it alot.

    Reckon I'll find out soon how the newest novel is
    check out "Doctor Sleep" by King, it's the sequel to The Shining, I think you'll like it.

    Paperback all the way for sure
     
  18. Thamob

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    Doctor Sleep was good. I found some of the others just started getting sappyish
     
  19. Malevolence

    Malevolence Hurt like you’ve never been loved

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    Speaking of King, I finished the Dark Tower novels about 2 months ago, loved it, the expanse of the story, the time it took him to write it, the fact he incorporated himself & his accident into the plot, pretty amazing if slightly self indulgent. I read Insomnia after putting down the last part of the Dark Tower, mainly because it incorporated the Red King who features in both storylines.

    I'm currently reading the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, I've read almost all of the Dune novels, I'm slightly addicted.
    The prequels & sequels are written by Frank Herbert's son, Brian & a co-author, Kevin Anderson, they're kind of mental bubble gum & tbh quite poorly written but they fill in gaps & histories/backgrounds that I'm lusting for so I persevere. The original Dune novel by Frank Herbert remains one of the best books I've ever read though.
     
  20. Thamob

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    Finished John Dies at the End

    Just started reading Lamb The Gospel According to Biff.
    --- Post Added -- Jan 14, 2016, ---
    Just finished
    This Book Has Spiders by David Wong.

    Awesome and funny
     

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