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Old 12-16-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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Read any good books lately?

I thought it could be cool to get a thread going where people could recommend good books they have read. With Christmas vacation approaching I have some time some free time and am always looking for good things to read. I haven't done any pleasure reading in awhile because of school.

I just bought "I Hope They Serve in Hell" today on the recommendation of some people here and look forward to that. The last book I read my "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers and I thought it was pretty good.

Anyone got any recommendations? Let's keep this thread to non gym-related books.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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Im finishing a book called "Rich Dad Poor Dad", by Robert Kiyosaki. It a story of one man's journey growning up leaning about money from two very different people. One was his father the other was a friends father. Very informative for anyone interested in basic priciples of making money work for you instead of working for money. I wish I read this when I was 22.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's sort of a prequil to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He spent his entire life writing the mythology of this book, and this is the work he was most proud of. This is the 3rd time I'm reading it. The first 20 or 30 pages you have no idea what is going on, but just be patient, it gets really good.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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Rich Dad Poor Dad is a good book.

But one of my favorite books is Tuesdays With Morey by Mitch Album. One of the best books i have read. Its about stopping to smell the roses cause life will pass you by and what you thought was important really isnt. PLEASE read this book. It starts off kinda slow but had me with tears in my eyes at several different points within it. It can be close to home if you think about it. KS
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #5
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Bruno, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" is the funniest shit i have ever read. It took me back to college and made me realize everything i thought i had done was bad, really is not the awful compared to Tucker Max.

I would recommend the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Wins, Loses and Life Lessons by Lous holtz. I also just read Tony Dungy's book, but i forgot the title. I liked it though.

Lonesome Dove is good too..no joke.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions guys
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:23 PM   #8
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I have a hard time reading. The last book I finished took me a year to finish...

My favorite book which I have read at least 3 times is Ender's Game. There are a couple books in the series, but I haven't read them yet. I am trying to get into reading Star Wars books. I know I am a geek , but if I am going to read it has to be something that is something I like.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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"Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell
"On Call in Hell" by Dr Richard Jadick
"Fallujah With Honor" by Gary Livingston ---> my favorite only because me and my picture are in it
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #10
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If you are looking at fiction I really like Clive Cussler. For anyone who has seen the movie Sahara, Cussler was the author of the book it was based on. He has a series of books that revolve around the main character Dirk Pitt, one series that follows a character named Kurt Austin, and a series based on a character name Juan Cabrillo.

He also has a couple nonfiction books as well that I haven't gotten around to reading but am going to.

Of course books by Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, and Dan Brown are good too.

I got a book today called The Screwtape Letters (author CS Lewis) that looks interesting too.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:39 AM   #11
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If you like the Godfather movies the books are even better
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:12 AM   #12
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"What the Dog Saw" - Malcolm Gladwell

excellent non-fiction writer that writes about all sorts of interesting things you would never find interesting until you read about them... his latest is a collection of his articles while he was writing for a newspaper i believe
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #13
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #14
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I will third Malcolm Gladwell.. Enjoyed the tipping point and blink. I have a feeling outliers and what the dog saw are both just as good.

Neil Gaiman does a good job with fiction writing as well.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #15
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lol you guys beat me to it... Gladwell For the Win

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #16
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I usually tend to stick with non-fiction when I have free time, I just like learning new stuff

The Red Queen - Matt Ridley - Interesting stuff about sex and evolution
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
The Origin Diet - Somers
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