What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Velocity

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    But there's a happy ending---Retirement!
     
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  2. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    I sure hope so. All these books on what is needed mainly $$$.
     
  3. USS Firefly

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    A spy among friends by Ben Macintyre. Ok from now on I do not trust anyone, I even suspect my son who is three to be a spy
     
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  4. Owain Taggart

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    I highly recommend The Spy and The Traitor by the same author. This is a story that deserves a Biopic of some kind.
     
  5. USS Firefly

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    I agree, I already have read that one.
    I am thinking about reading Agent Zigzag next.
     
  6. Malicia

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    Easily Distracted the autobiography by Steve Coogan. I've had to stop reading it because he keeps talking about the film Philomena which I've not seen yet.
     
  7. cosmic mouse

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  8. publiusr

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    A phys org blurb on chocolate
    https://phys.org/news/2021-09-food-scientists-key-perfectly-smooth.html

    In a world first, a team led by food scientist Dr. Alejandro Marangoni discovered that adding a key component in cocoa butter fat to melted chocolate helps to hold it together and give it an ideal structure, simply and inexpensively.

    Their discovery, which appears in the journal Nature Communications, could revolutionize how chocolate is made.

    Off the hook
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210913135729.htm
    Overeating not the cause of obesity?
     
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  9. XCV330

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    I finally bit the bullet and decided I would read Tolstoy's War and Peace.

    .. oh my God it's boring. I'm only a few chapters in from a total of 360 something and it's the literary equivalent of walking through gelatin. Then I tried the audiobook on Audible but the reader sounds like an un-ironic Stewie Griffin impersonator. He found a way to make War and Peace worse.

    I don't think i can do it.
     
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  10. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    What, you got a date with three Dianes? Don't worry, they say the first 800 pages are a little bit slow, but it shoots right off after that.
     
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  11. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    I am reading a stack of travel books from our over 2 week long trip. I pick up a lot of travel books, now I have to see which ones I really want. It is fun but I think I will be glad when I am done and sorted!
     
  12. Skywalker

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    Finally got my copy of Hero of Two Worlds, Mike Duncan's biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, in from the library so I'm working on that now.
     
  13. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    horror books im reading this month

    The Nest
    Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
     
  14. Miss Chicken

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    I am reading ‘Alone On the Ice’ by David Roberts which about Australian Antarctica explorer Douglas Mawson and his amazing survival story. After losing most of their supplies when one of his crew and sled fell into a deep crevasse Mawson and his other companion had to eat their sled dogs. Unknown at the time eating their dogs’ livers gave them vitamin A toxicity and his companion died as a result. Weak, sick, and almost starving Mawson had to walk the last 100 miles on his own.
     
  15. somebuddyX

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    I just got Generation Kill by Evan Wright and One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick.
     
  16. Velocity

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    My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo
     
  17. somebuddyX

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    Finished the first one and now reading The Fifty Year Mission, The Next 25 Years. From the first one I loved hearing what Walter Koenig and De Kelley had to say, just nice blokes.. If they have done books I am going to track them down.
     
  18. Kor

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    Some hardboiled detective stuff.

    Kor
     
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  19. Super Grover

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    Muzzled, by David Rosenfelt
     
  20. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Going further through the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. Last story I read was "The Picture in the House".