What Book Are You Reading Right Now?

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  1. Malevolence

    Malevolence Hurt like you’ve never been loved

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    Currently reading The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams, one of my favorite authors.
     
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  2. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    I started the Game of Thrones first book. I havent yet watched the TV series but so far the book hasnt really drawn me in all that much. Some decent parts but not quite what I expected.
     
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  3. Sniggles

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  4. Malevolence

    Malevolence Hurt like you’ve never been loved

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    I've just started Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, so far it's superb. Set just outside Okalahoma City in the not too distant future & choc full of uber geeky references to 80's pop culture. It's quite special I think.


    Keep at it, some storylines are slow burners but the last couple of books are absolute rip-snorters!
     
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  5. Poindexter

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    Better or worse than a humdinger?
     
  6. Malevolence

    Malevolence Hurt like you’ve never been loved

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    Yes
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    Betterer than
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    Or equilibrium to
     
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  7. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    The Power of Body Language: An Ex FBI Agents System For Speed Reading People - Joe Navarro

    Actually not too bad. I thought it would be pretty dry, but it is keeping my attention.
     
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  8. CA_Gas Bag

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    Finished The Book of Basketball. I like Bill Simmons and his take on the game. Also got me to have more of an appreciation for the players that came before like Moses Malone, George Mikan and The Big O.

    Starting The Smartest Book In The World from Greg Proops.
     
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  9. Fedorlei Gomipierre

    Fedorlei Gomipierre The IQ Poster Site Donor

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    My knee is totally shot coming off surgery, si I'm off my leg completely for six weeks. Already polished off the new Joe Hill "The Fireman" and Stephen King's "End of Watch", which IMO was a far best entry into his James Patterson-esque trilogy. I've got the new Brian Keene "Pressure" coming on Tuesday too, should be good.
     
  10. jesusatemyhotdog

    jesusatemyhotdog Welcome to the machine.

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    I've read a lot of behavioural manuals from many law and intelligence organizations.

    They are extremely useful if you are disciplined.

    Try reading Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking if you want some more coercive information. Tokyo Institute of Technology used to have a department dedicated to the practice with English language resources but they are gone now.
     
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  11. Cat--Smasher

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    Thanks man, its already downloading ;)
     
  12. bradlabo

    bradlabo In Half Guard I Trust

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    Just finished The Martian now reading Anchorboy by Jay Onrait and it is great
     
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  13. Malevolence

    Malevolence Hurt like you’ve never been loved

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    I wanna read The Martian, haven't seen the movie but someone whose opinion I really rate has told me the books absolutely brilliant.
     
  14. Cat--Smasher

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    I just picked up NOFX's The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. I expect it to be very entertaining.
     
  15. Sniggles

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    Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
     
  16. Cat--Smasher

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    This is as entertaining as expected. Time to go on a nofx bender.

    Also grabbed Leben's recent book from a discount bin. Stories are very entertaining but damn the book is bad overall, not that I expected more.
     
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  17. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe just for shits and giggles.
     
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  18. Problematique

    Problematique Wiedźmin.

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    Thinking about purchasing the "Witcher" books, they're apparently quite good.
     
  19. Poindexter

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    That looks interesting as does his other text on technology.
     
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  20. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    So I just got a Kindle (I’m typically 5-10 years behind current technology). I love it. I’m reading an awesome series by Steven King. The Dark Towers. I’m on book three. I am really enjoying it.

    My question is this. What is a good audio book to listen to. A coworker of mine asked me if I listen to books while I work out or do whatever. I said no but how? She said download overdrive. Again I’m quite behind. I now have done this. Now I don’t want a good fiction book b/c I don’t want to take my attention away from what I’m currently reading. I think I need a good self-help, religious, biography, or non-fiction book. Anyone got any suggestions?

    How awesome that I can do this on my phone. What an a great time to be alive!
     

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