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hi all! whatcha reading?? right now i have on my bedstand:

The Bells by Richard Harvell

Game of Thrones (Bk 1) by George RR Martin

When Corruption Was King (about the Chicago mob) by Robert Cooley

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Hey I'm reading GoT too! Second read through the series so I can get Dance of Dragons.

So for me I have :

Game of Thrones by GRRM

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

Modern Nonlinear Equations by Thomas Saaty, because who doesn't enjoy a little recreational math reading :D

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I just finished The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins. I am always reading the Bible. And I am reading The Cat Who Moved A Mountain-Lilian Jackson Braun. It's a sweet book about cats that solve mysteries.

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@bigm141414 awesome on GoT! i haven't watched the show - i figured i want to read through everything before i watch it, so i can set my own imagery and compare it to that. i haven't actually started yet - i'm hoping to crack it open this week though!

@bananandrea The Hunger Games = so addicting. I think I read the entire series in a week because i could NOT put down the books. I would also recommend the Maze Runner trilogy if you liked that series. Just as intense, and the 3rd book comes out next month! And a cat that solves mysteries?? I'm definitely intrigued... may have to reserve me a copy from the library!

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I'm half way through Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, I just started Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and I'm almost done with Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

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Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe, although I consider this more of a study book or manual.

Never let go by Dan Johnson.

And soon I will be reading the winner of January's challenge....

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Game of Thrones by george R. R. Martin

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

I tried starting "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", but I just couldn't fall into it.  granted, I think I was reading a different translation than the recently famous one.

 

 

 

meanwhile, I'm currently reading the following:

David Wong - "John Dies at the End"

Jerold J. Kreisman - "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me"

Terri Cheney - "Manic"

 

and I just finished in the last week:

Tamora Pierce - "Alana: The First Adventure"

Mark Dunn - "Ella Minnow Pea"

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I need to reread the first 4 books of the GoT series so that I can get to Dance of Dragons, but it's such a tremendous task that I'm finding it intimidating :) I might just use it as an excuse to watch the series and then continue to read where it leaves off. 

 

Currently reading:

The $100 Start Up - Chris Guillebeau

 

Recently finished:

Pirate Cinema - Cory Doctorow

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

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Lets see:

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (reading currently)

The Silmarillian by J.R.R. Tolkien (didn't get too far with this one yet)

 

I just purchased A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.  As soon as I'm done with Son of Neptune I'm heading back to the Westlands and Two Rivers!!!

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I'm currently reading:

 

The Bear Flag by Cecelia Holland

and

Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor

 

I've also got Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian on my desk. I'm about halfway through, but I've been reading it in small snippets because it's so dense. Amazing but dense! :)

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The $100 Start Up - Chris Guillebeau

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

how are those two?  I've considered starting them.

 

The Silmarillian by J.R.R. Tolkien (didn't get too far with this one yet)

mmmm, delicious!

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The Power of Habit was great! I didn't really have a good strategy for habit change but the author lays it out really clearly. It's not all about personal habit change, though, it's also about the habits of larger groups and how changing one small thing can make a really big difference. He uses a lot of case studies to explain concepts and the book flew by. I'm liking the $100 start up as well, pretty much for the same reasons. Lots of case studies and good writing make the subject matter accessible.

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Hmm, nothing interesting right now :(  I crammed in a much needed dose of horror, fantasy and sci-fi during the last few weeks of my holiday.  Right now, there are only two books for me to read:

 

 

  • CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide
  • Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing terribly exciting, I'm afraid.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt

 

Speaking of Teddy Roosevelt, the quote in your sig is FANTASTIC! :)

 

I've got several things going right now:

  • The Primal Blueprint (Mark Sisson)
  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Sean Howe)
  • The American Way of Eating (Tracie McMillan)
  • And I guess I'll re-read American Gods for the Book Club book. :)

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Books, huzzah!

 

Currently:

  • Fast Food Nation
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Your Call is Important to Us

 

Jtggodqos: Dragon Tattoo really only starts to get interesting about half way through, then it's a page-turner! Which is unfortunate, since the first half of the book's about 10,000 pages long :P

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And I guess I'll re-read American Gods for the Book Club book. :)
yeah, I'm'll probably sit this one out. I already read it recently. I'll participate in the discussions, but I'll save my time to knock a book of my personal list.

speaking of which, I need to add John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" to my currently reading list.

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I cried sooooooooo much during this book...

I'm not a sappy kind of lass, so we'll see. I'm not saying I won't cry; I'm just saying I won't be the least surprised if I don't.

 

my friend suggested it to me.  she had a similar reaction as you.  you enjoyed it, though?

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yeah, I'm'll probably sit this one out. I already read it recently. I'll participate in the discussions, but I'll save my time to knock a book of my personal list.

speaking of which, I need to add John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" to my currently reading list.

 

I read it a year or two ago, so I'll give it another go.  But I may add Fault in Our Stars to my list too!  :)

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I read it a year or two ago, so I'll give it another go.  But I may add Fault in Our Stars to my list too!   :)
yeah, I read "Am Gods" about two years ago too. LOVED IT. but I have sooooooo many other books to read in the meantime.

and "Faults" is not my normal style, but am enjoying it so far.

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The Fault in Our Stars is good.  I didn't cry, but I know a lot of people did.  

 

Right now I'm reading:

-Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

-...And Another Thing (Colfer)

-Pillars of the Earth (Follett)

-Good Omens (Pratchett and Gaiman)

...And I feel like I'm missing one.  I'm also going to read American Gods for the challenge.  Since I have a copy and haven't read it yet, now seems like as good a time as any.  Well, aside from the fact that I'm reading 4 (5?) books already.

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I'm just about to finish The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson, which is technically a young adult book, but still really engaging, talking about slavery in a really different and interesting way.  Also listening to my first Stephen King, The Shining, in the car, I'm close-ish to the end (please no spoilers, I've never seen the movie) and loving it, although I've never read horror before.  The Great Gatsby is next on my list, but I have to take a trip to the library after I finish my book-on-cd, meaning I'll end up with god knows what like always, haha.

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Also listening to my first Stephen King, The Shining, in the car, I'm close-ish to the end (please no spoilers, I've never seen the movie) and loving it, although I've never read horror before.
The Great Gatsby is next on my list, but I have to take a trip to the library after I finish my book-on-cd, meaning I'll end up with god knows what like always, haha.

YES and YES!!

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