So, What Are You Reading?

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

  1. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Active Member

    I am notorious for listen to audiobooks because I feel I almost never have time to read an actual book. I have been listening to "The Great Courses - Law School For Everyone" and "LSAT Study Guide by Dennis Reed". I just started reading a soft cover book I was gifted prior to the pandemic though, "LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim".
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  2. datby98

    datby98 Active Member

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  4. Charles Fout

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  5. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Just received a book from my brother who lives in Ireland. Celts, Catholics, and Copperheads - Ireland Views the American Civil War. Immediately it moved to the top of my reading list.
  6. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Ah! Dick Marcinko. The first commanding officer of SEAL Team 6, and to my knowledge the first of a long line of Navy SEAL authors. Just a few years ago I walked into the Barnes and Noble in Fredericksburg, VA, and much to my surprise here was Captain Marcinko. My brother has great admiration for him. He was answering questions and autographing his new book. I introduced myself as a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer [ One thing I've always loved about Captain Marcinko is his enduring respect and full understanding of the Navy Chief Petty Officer Community] He made the time to have a decent conversation with me and posed for a photograph with me
  7. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Against Itself: The Federal Theater and Writer Projects in the Midwest by Paul Sporn
  8. James O'Brien

    James O'Brien New Member

    the bible
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  9. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    Not a book but a Netflix series: Harry & Meghan, the documentary. I am a bit underwhelmed for now. I thought they would spill more beans than they did :-(
  10. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    A few days ago I finished The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni (2000). Picked it up at Goodwill for $2, after recently completing the Working Genius assessment at work. It basically boils down to organizational health being more important, and harder to measure, than anything quantitative about the organization. To achieve organizational health, you need to be cohesive, clear, over-communicative, and reinforcing (these are the 4 obsessions.) I didn't find it groundbreaking, and the fable style Lencioni uses is not my favorite. Instead of getting right into the material, he weaves a story and then backtracks to point out how the principles apply to this fictional story.

    I might need to give this one some time and another read to see if I absorb more. I also picked up a couple other Lencioni books, including his famous The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002).
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I hardly ever read novels - but this has been a trying week - I needed to relax. I enjoyed it and was re-fuelled mentally.

    I finished "Born in Fire" by Nora Roberts, which I borrowed from the laundromat. I loved the "leading lady," Maggie Colcannon. Still do. She's an Irish redhead - and what a magnificent artist! A Venice-trained glassblower, with spirit! She decided, after all, to marry rich, handsome Rogan Sweeney - as we all knew she would -- and the rest of their lives should be --- interesting. A "love for the ages" and "titans clashing" all at once. They're brilliant and they love each other deeply - it'll work. I'm 2% Irish - per Ancestry - so I KNOW! :)

    Interesting name she has - Colcannon. There's an Irish soup with that name. I learned to make it years ago. 'Tis a foine thing! :)
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  12. Vicki

    Vicki Active Member

    The Five Dysfunctions was one of our textbooks in my Leadership class. It was an easy read and I could relate to a lot of it
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  13. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Rewriting America: New Essays on the Federal Writers Project- Sue Rutowski
  14. I just finished reading “Gone With the Wind.” Oh my goodness, it ate my heart! ❤️ Now I’m reading “Pride and Prejudice” and “Great Expectations.”
  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The last two - a gentler time, as long as you had money. The first - money would not save you from anything!
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  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Since I'm on the subject, I also just finished The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, and it's the best fantasy novel I've read in a very long time. And I read more than my share of genre fiction.

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