What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:20 pm

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Oh, and last night I started reading: Hinduism, A Very Short Introduction, by Kim Knott.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Bododio » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:05 pm

Just started Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, by Greg Grandin. A fascinating story so far of a miserable and dismal failure. Ford, along with Firestone, attempt to build a rubber tree plantation in the middle of the Amazon rain forest, but didn't count on the unforgiving aspects of either the Amazon itself, or the indigenous people. :shock:
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Post by Pat Hargan » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:46 pm

Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:29 am

Jan Caeyers, Beethoven - a maginficent biography on the composer.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Fernandosaurusrex » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:42 am

Thoreau's Living Ethics - Philip Cafaro (Cafaro presents some wonderful insights into the work of one of my favorite American writers/thinkers)
Life in the Cold - Peter J. Marchand (for all of those who want to better understand life in the winter world)
The Musician's Body - Jaume Rosset i Llobet (a great book for keeping yourself healthy or if you have experienced any music-related injuries)

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:19 am

The death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
The thief of time by Terry Pratchett (got drawn in to read Pratchett recently even though I intended to start on Italo Calvino!!)
Hyperion by Dan Simmons

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by bear » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:33 pm

just finished Horse Under Water, starting The Berlin Game both by Len Deighton. Horse was a little obvious not much to figure out.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Vito Simplicio » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:12 pm

Recently started reading The Shack. So far I'm fully engaged.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Carey » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:13 pm

I'm rereading Samuel Beckett's 'Malone Dies'.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tubeman » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:20 pm

One of the most disturbing serial killer novels that I have ever read.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by amy3000 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:33 pm

I've taken to listening to books during my commute to and from work. I enjoy it so much that I'm listening to books at home too. It's good for my over used eyes. I recently finished All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr which won a Pulitzer for fiction in 2015. I'm currently listening to Trigger Warning, a book of short stories by Neil Gaiman.

Erik, thanks for reminder of the Name of the Rose. I read it many years ago. I have a terrible memory so it will all be new to me again!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by andreas777 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:00 am

Fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by rikart » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:43 pm

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Post by Vito Simplicio » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:46 pm

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Last night I began the diaries of Anne Lister. It is fascinating to compare her with Jane Austen. Austen is really a caricaturist, much like P. G. Wodehouse in style, whereas Lister is surprisingly modern in style and outlook on life.
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