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The Book Thread

Postby Smack » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:50 pm

Maybe combine this with the thread about baseball books?

I picked up Nemesis Game, the fifth book in the Expanse series. I really enjoyed the first four. I also found a really cheap copy of Ancillary Justice, has anyone read that series?
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Postby seanimal » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:38 am

i'm in the middle of under the banner of heaven and am amazed at how little i knew about this topic
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Postby The Logan » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:20 pm

I don't read much so I just got a Kindle Paperwhite hoping to solve that. Close to finishing my third book in 3 weeks, which is more books than I've read in the last 10 years probably. Love my Kindle!

I read Armada, Ernest Cline's new one. It was good, but nowhere near on the level of Ready Player One (one of 3 said books over the previous 10 years).

Also in the middle of finishing up the 2nd book of the Chaos Walking series. The first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, was really damn good. The follow up is really damn good too. Really enjoying them.
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Postby CubinNY » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:10 pm

seanimal wrote:i'm in the middle of under the banner of heaven and am amazed at how little i knew about this topic

Jon Krakauer writes some intense non-fiction.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:02 pm

I had no idea she was still alive
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Postby Banedon » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:05 pm

Derwood wrote:I had no idea she was still alive


I'd think when she announced/released a new book last year it might have been a tip off.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books ... .html?_r=0
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:07 pm

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:I had no idea she was still alive


I'd think when she announced/released a new book last year it might have been a tip off.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books ... .html?_r=0


I remember the book coming out, but might have thought it was something they found in a dusty attic or something.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Smack » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:42 pm

Derwood wrote:
Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:I had no idea she was still alive


I'd think when she announced/released a new book last year it might have been a tip off.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books ... .html?_r=0


I remember the book coming out, but might have thought it was something they found in a dusty attic or something.


Yeah, I thought it was a situation where she died and her family tried for a money grab. Honestly thought she was dead, heh.
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Postby biittner77 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:04 pm

Smack wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Banedon wrote:
I'd think when she announced/released a new book last year it might have been a tip off.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books ... .html?_r=0


I remember the book coming out, but might have thought it was something they found in a dusty attic or something.


Yeah, I thought it was a situation where she died and her family tried for a money grab. Honestly thought she was dead, heh.


You were right about the money grab part and now you're right about the second part too.
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Postby weis21 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:57 am

Any of you ever read The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer? I thought it was amazing. I guess it would be considered a "self help" book, but then again I've needed a lot of self-help over the past several years. It's really good and I tell most people about it (and I'm pretty sure nobody ever actually reads it).
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Postby philosophizer75 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:50 am

Just finished Rant! by Chuck Palahniuk. Pretty solid book.
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Postby Liam Neeson » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:30 pm

The Cubs / Lester chapter in The Arm by Passan is everything I could have hoped for and more.
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Postby David » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:25 pm

For anyone else who was wanting to read this



I'd been waiting for there to be some sale or the price to come down so I will be picking up the Kindle version now
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby SpongeWorthy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:58 am

Excerpt from the new Michael Lewis book about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky:

www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/decisio ... os-tversky
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Stannis » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:14 pm

SpongeWorthy wrote:Excerpt from the new Michael Lewis book about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky:

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/ ... os-tversky


I'm going to have to read that. It's my opinion that people who think that decision-making exists at all, also assume a divine presence within the decision-maker. This assumption taints every study about how people make "decisions."

If only programming exists, there are no decisions. Which is why atheists who believe in free-will are so interesting and paradoxical.

I have no idea if that has anything to do with the book, though.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:23 pm

seanimal wrote:i'm in the middle of under the banner of heaven and am amazed at how little i knew about this topic

Great book.
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Postby Tim » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:59 am

I wish someone had warned me that this would be a terrible time to read Parable of the Sower
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:03 am

My wife wants a non-fiction book on USA-russian relations in the 1980s. I feel like this is where I rely on Mojo to come through for me.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:14 pm

JUST the 80's? That's mostly, IMO, cruddy, hagiographic pro-Reagan stuff that's pretty one-sided. Id say go with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Lenins-Tomb-Last-Soviet-Empire/dp/0679751254/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488722992&sr=1-1&keywords=lenins+tomb

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This would be a good companion:

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https://www.amazon.com/World-Was-Going-Our-Way/dp/0465003133
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:37 pm

She's just been rewatching the Americans and wants to know more about that era.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:53 pm

I'd definitely go with the second one then, and the book the authors did before it, The Sword and the Shield. They are, however, VERY dry reads; this one is much more pulp-y and exciting (relatively):

https://www.amazon.com/Main-Enemy-Inside-Story-Showdown/dp/0345472500
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:51 pm

I just finished the ice and fire reread and need a new book

no idea where to start
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Postby Tim » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:56 pm

I just finished book two of NK Jemison's Fifth Season trilogy. Book three comes out mid-August. Really enjoyed it so far.
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