What Are You Reading?

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    Put down the last five books you've read and your favourite book of all time.

    Last Five
    Detroit: An Autopsy by Charlie Leduff
    With the Old Breed by EB Sledge
    A Helmet For My Pillow by Robert Leckie
    Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
    Evil Men by John Dawes

    Favourite book of all time:
    Game of Thrones (all of them so far)
     
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    I need to get GOT. But...until I can get to the library, I have to wait. Soooo....in the mood for IT by Stephen King. I read a little bit every night before turning off the light. I have read it numerous times, but I have a hankering to relive the kids building their dam. :)

    I flip the pages when it gets to the puppy though. Can't read that shit.

    Oh..sorry..didn't see the rest of your post.

    Hmm.

    Swan Song, Robert McGammon
    Taltos, Anne Rice
    Vampire chronicles (all of them) and Blackwood Farm, Anne Rice
    Witching Hour, Anne Rice
    The Stand, S. King

    Favorite of all time...Swan Song.
     
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    Oh yeah, you have to get Game of Thrones. Saw the first series and then read all the books. I got told that the books were better than the TV series. When I saw the TV series, I thought, "no way, the production values are fantastic, there is no way the books are better". I was wrong...

    The Stand would be my favourite King book...
     
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    If you loved The Stand...Swan Song is better. :)
     
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    Ragtime -- E.L. Doctorow
    Zealot -- Reza Aslan
    Name of the Wind -- Patrick Rothfuss
    Game of Thrones (Book 1) -- George RR Martin (not finished yet, but up next)

    I can't remember the other i read before thoset right now (no coffee yet).

    I think my favorite book of all time is still The Stand by Stephen King.
     
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    I seem to be reading a lot of non-fiction lately...
     
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    you do! i don't love non-fiction as much. i find that when i have the time to read, i prefer disappearing into other realities.

    although Lincoln is in my "to read" pile.
     
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    I am reading Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread by Michael Barnett.

    1. The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in the 1950s America by Anna McCarthy
    2. The Devil in the White City by Erik Lawson
    3. Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott
    4. The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate by Adrian Murdoch
    5. Law and People in Colonial America by Peter Hoffer

    Favorite? Hmmm... maybe the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
     
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    I just started BACK TO BLOOD by Tom Wolfe.

    Haven't been reading books much of late.

    Spending lots of time reading on the net.
     
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    Merchant of Venice - again

    America: A Narrative History - again

    The Sound of Water - again

    Selected Stories of Shen Congwen - again

    Don't Give a Damn: How to Cope with the Fears, Frustrations, and Challenges of Daily Life by Dr. Bill Chun MD - again

    Favorite: The Great Gatsby or The Tale of the Genji
     

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