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    I got a ton of great suggestions from this thread back on the mane. Since at least half of that thread was about Game of Thrones and Wheel of Time I thought it I should bring it back with Amazon releasing the WOT trailer. Bezos told his people to go find the next GOT. They may have pulled it off.



    As for reading any good books. Most recent was
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    It was ok, a little over the top on the blood and gore but a good story.

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    Been on a music bio kick as of late…











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      Reading American Tabloid for I think the 4th time. Ellroy at his peak, just amazing stuff.

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        Reading this again...

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        Amazing book.

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          Originally posted by Roh View Post
          Reading this again...

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          Amazing book.
          That has been on my list forever. Finally going to do it. Thanks for the reminder.

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              Originally posted by Roh View Post
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              Amazing book.
              I'm going to have to check this out. Thanks, Roh!

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                I spend so much time reading for work that I really don't read for pleasure much. I'd rather vegetate with YouTube.

                Last book I read was "Centennial", which was fine but didn't leave much of an impression.

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                  I bought The Witcher box set… half was through the first book, very enjoyable, easy read…

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                    Originally posted by W*GS View Post
                    I spend so much time reading for work that I really don't read for pleasure much. I'd rather vegetate with YouTube.

                    Last book I read was "Centennial", which was fine but didn't leave much of an impression.
                    Have you tried audio books? They have basically replaced music for me. If I am alone in the car or at the gym or walking the dog it is usually an audio book in my ear.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Drunk Monkey View Post

                      Have you tried audio books? They have basically replaced music for me. If I am alone in the car or at the gym or walking the dog it is usually an audio book in my ear.
                      I think audio books are too slow, compared to reading. I drive so little and when I'm riding or walking, I don't use headphones (gotta be able to hear) so audio books just don't work for me.

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                        This came in the mail today. Click image for larger version

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                            I'm currently working my way through this. Very interesting thus far!

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                              For "true crime" fans:

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                              It will blow your mind.

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                                Finished up A Canticle for Leibowitz, as well as The Postman, and am now beginning Warday.

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                                  Originally posted by Roh View Post
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                                  Amazing book.
                                  Finally got around to reading Sapiens. Awesome book, I would highly recommend it.

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                                    Been on an astrophysics and cosmology kick as of late…





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                                      Just read "Get The Truth"

                                      3 fomer CIA Interrogation Officers go deep into the techniques they used to interrogate CIA agents and how they could get even spies to confess to crimes.

                                      They show techniques that work for children as well. One is to Label your small kids "Neat" or "very clean" an watch how after a while the kid will start trying to live up to such a label.

                                      Also teaches why criminals that have been through the system won't say anything at all... They know already from experience.

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                                        "Red Plenty" by Francis Spufford.

                                        This is a work of historical fiction about 1950's USSR and how they thought they were on the cusp of actually getting the machine to start churning out prosperity. While it is fiction, there is a section in the back of the book that refference hundreds of real people and events the book is based on. It's a really insightful look at how they tried to make it work, how close they thought they were, and how far away they actually were. It really puts humanity into the cold war that I couldn't see and never considered. I was always taught that the USSR was a bunch of evil A holes. The book is one of the core influences on my views. Highly reccomend. Alot of interesting story lines around how high up, middle and lower level people worked with and against the system trying to make it all dance just right but never could quite make it go.
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                                          Plowing my way through Rick Perlstein’s great series on the rise of modern conservatism from Goldwater to Reagan. Just finished “The Invisible Bridge”, now starting the last book “Reaganland”. Perlstein does an amazing job tying together the cultural and political and weaving it into an entertaining story. These books are huge but hard to put down.

                                          A couple other recent reads:

                                          Deep Politics and the Death of JFK - Peter Dale Scott (one of the better books on the assassination but definitely not entry level)

                                          Every Man a Menace - Patrick Hoffman (fun little crime novel about a drug smuggling ring that really flies)

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