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    Just devoured the first 4 books of A Song of Ice and Fire. What a great series, can't wait till July 12th.

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    Reading "Game of Thrones" right now. I've also started "Girt with the Dragon Tattoo", but I'm only about 50 pages into it and not going back until I'm done with the Game of Thrones books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 244335 View Post
    Reading "Game of Thrones" right now. I've also started "Girt with the Dragon Tattoo", but I'm only about 50 pages into it and not going back until I'm done with the Game of Thrones books.
    Also reading Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Great book thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puracaine View Post
    Just devoured the first 4 books of A Song of Ice and Fire. What a great series, can't wait till July 12th.
    I am almost finished with A Feast For Crows now. Love the series, excited about the 5th book's release too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 244335 View Post
    Reading "Game of Thrones" right now. I've also started "Girt with the Dragon Tattoo", but I'm only about 50 pages into it and not going back until I'm done with the Game of Thrones books.

    It's obvious HBO has made a lot of people fans of George RR Martin. I'm in the reverse boat as you. The first 4 books are on their way from Amazon, and I'm 200 pages into the last book of this series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. I have noble aspirations for tackling Life of Pi, The Pillars of Earth, and Without Remorse this summer (none of which is difficult reading, but most are dense) but I think everything goes on hold once I finish Hornet's Nest and the Game of Throne books arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyCarton View Post
    It's obvious HBO has made a lot of people fans of George RR Martin. I'm in the reverse boat as you. The first 4 books are on their way from Amazon, and I'm 200 pages into the last book of this series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. I have noble aspirations for tackling Life of Pi, The Pillars of Earth, and Without Remorse this summer (none of which is difficult reading, but most are dense) but I think everything goes on hold once I finish Hornet's Nest and the Game of Throne books arrive.
    I wish I had the time back that I spent reading Pillars of the Earth. GottDamn was that a long ass boring, depressing book.

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    In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Germany. Nonfiction about an ambassador and his family in Germany in the late 20's early 30's as Hitler was just starting to come to power. It's by Erik Larson, the author of The Devil in the White City. It's been a great read, especially if you're into WWII. It's also about how this ambassador's daughter is slutting around all over Berlin bangin the head of the Gestapo one day then a Russian spy the next. I got to about 30 pages left then A Song of Fire and Ice came in the mail and I've been locked on that since.

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    devil at my heels. Awesome story about a $#@!up kid, who turns into an olympian track star, followed by the most amazing war hero story. Amazing life story, and gripping book, of Louis Zamperini (sp?)

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    and now starting 'Black Mass' about whitey bulger and john connelly... in lieu of the recent capture of whitey

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeezNuts View Post
    devil at my heels. Awesome story about a $#@!up kid, who turns into an olympian track star, followed by the most amazing war hero story. Amazing life story, and gripping book, of Louis Zamperini (sp?)
    There is another book about him written by the author who wrote Seabiscuit that is really good. It's call Unbroken.
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    Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken may be my favorite book. Here is Louie's autobiography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TastyLarson View Post
    In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Germany. Nonfiction about an ambassador and his family in Germany in the late 20's early 30's as Hitler was just starting to come to power. It's by Erik Larson, the author of The Devil in the White City. It's been a great read, especially if you're into WWII. It's also about how this ambassador's daughter is slutting around all over Berlin bangin the head of the Gestapo one day then a Russian spy the next. I got to about 30 pages left then A Song of Fire and Ice came in the mail and I've been locked on that since.
    I wondered what the hook was in this book. The daughter angle is interesting. I've read some of Larson's other stuff and really enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 244335 View Post
    I wish I had the time back that I spent reading Pillars of the Earth. GottDamn was that a long ass boring, depressing book.
    Your opinion is incorrect here and you should consider changing it. That book was awesome and involved one of the best written villains I've ever read.

    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyCarton View Post
    It's obvious HBO has made a lot of people fans of George RR Martin. I'm in the reverse boat as you. The first 4 books are on their way from Amazon, and I'm 200 pages into the last book of this series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. I have noble aspirations for tackling Life of Pi, The Pillars of Earth, and Without Remorse this summer (none of which is difficult reading, but most are dense) but I think everything goes on hold once I finish Hornet's Nest and the Game of Throne books arrive.
    The Life of Pi and Without Remorse in size, combined, equal less of Pillars or several of the Ice and Fire books by a long site. Pi you could read on a plane or in the middle of the night. All of them are really fun and interesting.

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    Without Remorse and Life of Pi together are about 100 pages more than Pillars. Clancy gets wordy. I'll probably do Pi next and then pick between Martin or Pillars and go from there. At least that way I get through PI before getting mired into something much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERhine View Post
    Currently on the third book in Shelby Foote's Civil War Trilogy. It's great...just takes forever to read them. I'm at 6+ months for the set...

    Also reading Killing Pablo as my "light" reading currently. Prior to Killing Pablo was The Devil's Casino (About Lehman Brothers) by Vicky Ward and The Big Short by Michael Lewis.
    Don't feel bad, it took me over a year to read Winston Churchill's set on World War II

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    Just finished The Children's War by J.N. Stroyar. It's a alternative history novel about the underground resistance in a world where the Third Reich rules Europe and the present day world is basically in a three way state of cold war between America, the Soviet Union and the Nazis. It was a first novel for the author and was written about ten years ago. It's long (about 1250 pages). I picked it up pretty much at random from the library shelf while I was waiting for my son to finish his math tutoring. I was enjoying so much that I checked it out so I could finish it. I googled the author, and she has written sequel which I will be looking when we go back to the library tomorrow.

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    Decided to re-read The Dark Tower series while I'm waiting on the A Dance with Dragons. I just found out these a series of comics / graphic novels that Marvel put out the detail Roland's life prior to The Gunslinger. Might have to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverMarryAStripper View Post
    Just finished The Children's War by J.N. Stroyar. It's a alternative history novel about the underground resistance in a world where the Third Reich rules Europe and the present day world is basically in a three way state of cold war between America, the Soviet Union and the Nazis. It was a first novel for the author and was written about ten years ago. It's long (about 1250 pages). I picked it up pretty much at random from the library shelf while I was waiting for my son to finish his math tutoring. I was enjoying so much that I checked it out so I could finish it. I googled the author, and she has written sequel which I will be looking when we go back to the library tomorrow.
    Have you (or anyone else, for that matter) read either of the books in the What If? series? It's a pair of books that include essays from a number of notable historians (e.g., Roberts, McCullough, Ambrose) speculating about what would have happened had a variety of events happened differently (e.g., Hitler doesn't invade Russia; Alexander dies a decade earlier). It seems kind of interesting, but I also imagine a high suck potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    Don't feel bad, it took me over a year to read Winston Churchill's set on World War II
    Those are sitting on my shelf to be read at some point.

    As payback for the person who gave me the Foote books, I bought him Lee's Lieutenant's...another lengthy set I'll probably read.

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    Just finished Atlas Shrugged and now I am working my way through A Song of Ice and Fire. Atlas Shrugged took a bit of course, but I loved it. It was definitely not a chore to read like I thought it would be.

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    Any of you who like Revolutionary War stuff, read Lion of Liberty. Very in depth about the life of Patrick Henry and other big names of the war. Fascinating read

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    Peter Cozzens' Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Pretty good because it is written based on materials from both sides, not like others on the same subject (such as Tanner's two editions of Stonewall in the Valley).

    Just finished Clancy's newest: Against All Enemies.

    By the way, very glad to see this forum. Had not noticed it until today.

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    Have any of you read Empire of the Summer Moon?

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    Have you (or anyone else, for that matter) read either of the books in the What If? series? It's a pair of books that include essays from a number of notable historians (e.g., Roberts, McCullough, Ambrose) speculating about what would have happened had a variety of events happened differently (e.g., Hitler doesn't invade Russia; Alexander dies a decade earlier). It seems kind of interesting, but I also imagine a high suck potential.


    I have this one. I thought that all of the stories were well thought out and well written. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you like that sort of thing (like I do) even though I don't usually like short story collections. I didn't realize that there were others in the series and I might have to check them out.

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    "Lone Survivor". Just posting bc today is 4th. 'Merica!
    Really good book. I think it will make a good movie as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverMarryAStripper View Post


    I have this one. I thought that all of the stories were well thought out and well written. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you like that sort of thing (like I do) even though I don't usually like short story collections. I didn't realize that there were others in the series and I might have to check them out.
    There's another one in that series, and then there's a separate one that has an Andrew Roberts essay, among others.

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    just finished the Millennium Trilogy--read Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo a few months back and then got into the Dark Tower series. Stopped after book 6 and picked up Girl who Played w/ Fire, sped through it and immediately had to read the third. really great series and it made me sad to finish them knowing Steig Larsson is dead and that his 'mostly complete' fourth book probably won't ever see the light of day.

    also squeezed in a couple comedy books, read Adam Carolla's In Fifty Years We'll All be Chicks, and David Cross' I Drink For a Reason--both fun and enjoyable departures from the Dark Tower/Millennium sagas.

    Next up is Women by Bukowski (I've read most of his novels and really enjoy them) and then I'll finally tackle the final Dark Tower book, that is until King releases the 8th in a year or so.

    I bought the first 4 Game of Thrones books but am struggling with when to read them. I didn't have time to do the first before the HBO series (which I am all but one episode through now) and I've heard the books are extremely similar, so I think I'll wait until GoT season 2 is about to premiere and then read book 1 to refresh my memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKoopa View Post
    just finished the Millennium Trilogy--read Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo a few months back and then got into the Dark Tower series. Stopped after book 6 and picked up Girl who Played w/ Fire, sped through it and immediately had to read the third. really great series and it made me sad to finish them knowing Steig Larsson is dead and that his 'mostly complete' fourth book probably won't ever see the light of day.

    also squeezed in a couple comedy books, read Adam Carolla's In Fifty Years We'll All be Chicks, and David Cross' I Drink For a Reason--both fun and enjoyable departures from the Dark Tower/Millennium sagas.

    Next up is Women by Bukowski (I've read most of his novels and really enjoy them) and then I'll finally tackle the final Dark Tower book, that is until King releases the 8th in a year or so.

    I bought the first 4 Game of Thrones books but am struggling with when to read them. I didn't have time to do the first before the HBO series (which I am all but one episode through now) and I've heard the books are extremely similar, so I think I'll wait until GoT season 2 is about to premiere and then read book 1 to refresh my memory.
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    That's in my queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKoopa View Post
    and then I'll finally tackle the final Dark Tower book, that is until King releases the 8th in a year or so.
    This may have changed, but I've read that any new Dark Tower books won't follow the time-line following the last one. King has said he's intrigued by the comic adaptation and would likely develop some of the back-story, so it will likely either be told in flashback or simply be set before the events of The Gunslinger. If that's true, I'd not let that prevent me from finishing the series already written.

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    About to start Failure is Not an Option by Gene Kranz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HornsOverIthaca View Post
    About to start Failure is Not an Option by Gene Kranz.
    Can't recommend that one enough! (shocking, I know!)

    Gene was in Austin in 2000 and was giving a talk/signing his book at the Texas Book Festival. I went to the talk with my hardcover copy, not knowing if he'd recognize me or not. I was sitting about 10 rows from the stage when he walked out to get his notes sorted. He gave the audience a once-over with that stereotypical Kranz scowl, but when he spotted me, he stopped... squinted... and pointed at me.

    "I know you," he said and motioned me to come forward. I re-introduced myself (having worked for him in the late 80s) and we had a couple of minutes worth of friendly chat.

    Needless to say, when I got back to my seat, there were a bunch of "who the hell are *YOU*" stares from the space fanboys in the audience.

    I know... cool (literally) starry bra.

    Oh... and he signed my book


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    Started Girl with a Dragon Tattoo while in the Caymans. Once I am caught up at work and with stuff at home, I will pick it back up.

    I am also about to start The Sinner's Grand Tour.

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    Atlas Shrugged.

    Into Thin Air was an all time favorite. I have it "on tape" and have listened to it 15 times at least. Love the Everest Drama. If you like climbing books check out "No shortcuts to the top."

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    The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz. First hand account of Cortes' war with in Central America. Fascinating. The story portays Cortes as a peacemaker, a skilled politician, and a dangerous foe. He violently opposed human sacrifice and cannibalism. I was raised to think of him more as Neil Young's Killer.
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