What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jack Douglas » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:14 am

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zupfgeiger wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:18 am
doug wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:27 pm
"Camino Island," by John Grisham.
Just ordered it. Waiting at the post office for me. Hope it is as good as reviews said.
Zupfgeiger, you'll appreciate this little story. When I was teaching at UVA I would stop on my way to class at a small coffee shop for a macchiato made slightly different than normal. The barista told me the only other customer that wanted a macchiato made that way was John Grisham. So, one day I went in after class to get a cafe for the road and John Grisham was in ordering his macchiato. There was recognition that we had ordered the same drink and I told him I had just read his last book and told him I couldn't imagine how he had written the flight scenes unless he was actually a pilot. He grinned and said he had gotten his license a few years ago and said, 'You ought to do that.' He was appreciative that I had read his books and most gracious.
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PS, I'll have to get this latest book
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:03 pm

Thanks for that story Jack. Grisham acutally makes a tour through small book shops in the US and later in Europe to promote his new book. He hates the big river website which unfortunately dominates the book market nowadays. But guess, where I ordered my copy...it's just so easy.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:45 pm

This Census-Taker by China Miéville

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jack Douglas » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:03 pm
Thanks for that story Jack. Grisham acutally makes a tour through small book shops in the US and later in Europe to promote his new book. He hates the big river website which unfortunately dominates the book market nowadays. But guess, where I ordered my copy...it's just so easy.
Yes, it is easy. In fact, so easy I'm considering buying some stock in that 'River'!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by bluetoby » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Roots,Radicals,& Rockers.How Skiffle changed the world. by Billy Bragg.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Steve Kutzer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:45 pm

Halfway through "The Girl in Green" by Derek B. Miller. The story, which could actually be a powerful play, revolves around Iraq and Syrian wars and the refugee and humanitarian crises they created. Beautifully, lyrically written.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Tstrembu » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:05 pm

The Seven Arts of Change by David Shaner

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:07 am

Finished reading Adorno's "On Jazz" recently. Wow ... it's no wonder it's one of the more infamous writings from someone associated with the Frankfurt school but for the worst possible reasons.

As a kind of counterpoint I'm looking at David Roberts and Peter Murphy's Dialectic of Romanticism

Going to be re-reading a good chunk of Ben Johnston's Maximum Clarity

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:25 pm

"Trevayne," by Robert Ludlum.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:24 pm

Phone by Will Self

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by martinardo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Gut - the inside story of our bodys most under-rated organ by Giulia Enders.

Fascinating, interesting and amusing to read about the intricate workings of something

we all have but were too ??? to ask. The idea that we, in a sense, have two brains is, at least,

thought provoking. A book worth seeking out.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:50 pm

"Hidden Prey," by John Sanford.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Ludwig » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:38 am

Books of Victor E.Frankl...

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tubeman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:53 pm

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

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