So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Finished No Place to Hide, by Glenn Greenwald.

    Got just a few pages into Anathem by Neal Stephenson and decided I probably won't enjoy it, so, pass.

    Reading Arguably, a collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens. I looooove British humor, but I wasn't expecting Hitchens writings to be laugh-out-loud funny.
     
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I bounced off of Anathem too, same thing, got about fifty pages in and just didn't go further. But I went back a few years later and tried it again and sailed through it, so... who knows?
     
  3. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    That's interesting. I guess when I said I probably won't enjoy it, I suppose I meant I wouldn't NOW. I can imagine at some point wanting to dive back in. I liked Cryptonomicon, and Anathem has some very good reviews. Seems to me that to "do" Anathem the right way I am going to have to immerse myself in the story, and I ain't got time fo dat, at present : )
     
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  4. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Glorious Cause-Robert Middlekauff
     
  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America.

     
  6. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock. I've been long fascinated by the possibility of ancient cultures and their supposed lack of sophistication
     
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  7. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon Wood
     
  8. newsongs

    newsongs Active Member

    "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team".
     
  9. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    The Time Keeper
    Book by Mitch Albom
     
  10. MasterChief

    MasterChief New Member

    University coursework. Afterward, I'm going to read Batman: The Three Jokers.
     
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  11. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto.
     
  12. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Finished Shibumi by Trevanian.
    Now on Satori by Don Winslow.
     
  13. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I just finished reading the Qur'an, in English. One of the items on my bucket list, along with reading it in Arabic one day.

    I've always wanted to learn Arabic, and I've been interested in understanding Islam and the culture of the Middle East.

    Not a lot of thoughts to share, but now it will be easier to place in context people who cite the Qur'an to justify various things.

    I suspect a lot of the beliefs will actually be based on hadith, and not the Qur'an itself.
     

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