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    Kind of like the music and movies threads, what good books have you read recently? I just read Micheal Lewis' book Moneyball for the fifth time, and I enjoyed every bit as much as I did the first time. It is about Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics organization and how they manage to field a good team year after year on such a low payroll. This is a must read for any baseball fan. It will change the way you think about baseball forever.

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    I've just re-read The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

    Next up on the list is Marcus Aurelius' Meditations.

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    Ahhh a books thread. Now this I can get into. Lets see most recent books read.

    John Sandford - Hidden Prey and The Hanged Mans Son

    Elmore Leonard - Unknown Man #89 and Mr. Paradise

    I love all the Sandford and Leonard books. I picket up Glitz (Leonard) Saturday and have Tapestry of Spies by Stephen Hunter next in line.

    Anyone know any good authors like Hunter, Leonard, Sandford? I have read most of these books and all of many other authors but I am always looking for new authors.

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    Ahhh a books thread. Now this I can get into. Lets see most recent books read.

    John Sandford - Hidden Prey and The Hanged Mans Son

    Elmore Leonard - Unknown Man #89 and Mr. Paradise

    I love all the Sandford and Leonard books. I picket up Glitz (Leonard) Saturday and have Tapestry of Spies by Stephen Hunter next in line.

    Anyone know any good authors like Hunter, Leonard, Sandford? I have read most of these books and all of many other authors but I am always looking for new authors.
    leonard is great; don t know sandford or hunter though, i will try them once (that is : one of their books)

    maybe you should try donald james (if you don t happen to know him yet). he has a different style than leonard but if you like mr elmore you ll probably like james too
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas......
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    I finally read the 6th bok in the Gunslingers series by Steven King last month. I am looking forward to getting the last one for Christmas. I started reading them in high school.

    I just finished the origional Lost World book this week at school. The one the tv show is VERY loosly based on, not the movie one. A nice read.

    I also just read a book about the air war in the Pacific during WW2. VERY interesting.

    I am currently reading the latest Harry Potter book.

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    I also just read a book about the air war in the Pacific during WW2. VERY interesting.
    Just finished Flyboys by James Bradley. Was it this one?

    Very good book. Discusses American Pilot POWs of WWII and the Pacific campaign.

    Very enlightening and informative.

    Did you know more people died from the samarai sword in WWII than the atomic bomb?

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    Man, the latest Harry Potter book was great. I read it in three days, I just couldn't put it down. I started off hating this whole HP trend, but once I saw the movie and read the first book, I was hooked.

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    That's funny... I just checked out the latest Harry Potter from the library today.

    The last book I finished was First Peter.

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    I finshed "Solid foundation: an oral history of reggae" last night. I'm in the middle of a couple more; "Hegemony or survival" by Chomsky and "Punk is a four letter word" by Ben Weasel. I tend to keep some light reading going at the same time as 'more serious' stuff I guess.

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    Yeah... I noticed a lot of Chomsky when I was there. But that reminds me, I forgot that I'd been skimming my way through this one recently... anybody who loves the Internet should read it. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity by Lawrence Lessig.

    http://www.free-culture.org/freecontent/

    An absolute must-read. The full PDF is online, but I ended up buying a hardcopy of the book as well.

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    I usually read on planes. I can never sleep so I take the quiet time to read since I rarely get quiet time. I just read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Great book, loved it! I'm going to start The Davinci Code by Dan Brown this week while traveling. Another great conspiracy book was Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthem
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    anybody who loves the Internet should read it. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity by Lawrence Lessig.

    http://www.free-culture.org/freecontent/

    An absolute must-read. The full PDF is online, but I ended up buying a hardcopy of the book as well.
    On a similar topic, I'm currently reading:

    "We the Media : Grassroots Journalism by the people, for the people" - Dan Gillmor

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    My Christmas books include,
    Super System - Doyle Brunson,
    Zappa biography - Barry Miles,
    the Bob Dylan autobiography,
    Wizards First Rule - Terry Goodkind.

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    Death of WCW by R.D. Reynolds

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    Death of WCW by R.D. Reynolds
    I can't wait to read this. I can't believe I forgot to put it on my xmas list! I will have a copy very soon though.

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    City of Women - Stansell
    Fight Club - Palahniuk
    In the Devil's Snare - Norton

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    I'm reading Angels and Demons. Dan Brown is nice to fill in between King books. I've read this, DvC, and Digital Fortress. All good.

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    I'll put everyone to sleep: Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    I read War of the Worlds a while ago. I think I had read it once when I was very young also. Good book.
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    Just finished Huck Finn for my English class. I liked it.

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    Micheal Moore's Stupid White Men. I was actually surprised by it. I thought it would be more anti-bush like Dude Where's My Country, but it wasn't. In this book, Mike goes across the spectrum of American society, from large companies to the treatment of blacks and other minorities. He also voices his disapproval of modern "Democrats" and their movement to conservative republicanism. Very good book. I highly recommend it.

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    I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a few days ago. I just started the Foundation series by Asimov.

    I hope to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand after that; I enjoyed The Fountainhead a great deal.
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    I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a few days ago. I just started the Foundation series by Asimov.

    I hope to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand after that; I enjoyed The Fountainhead a great deal.
    Atlas Shrugged is great.

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