Summer Reading thread - what r u reading lately?

webbie Posted By webbie, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM

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  1. webbie

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    after a short break, back to Dickens...Bleak House.
     
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    I especially like the illustrations.
     
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    It provides proof that it happened.
     
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    I do not read any "books", but I do enjoy reading technical manuals, mainly auto, truck, plane, motorcycle types. My wife says my head is full off useless information, until I can answer an off the wall question, then she is proud of me....................
    getting on hearth.com is about the extent of my computer knowledge.
     
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    The NASA website. (It all relates to hearths)
     
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    The Ash Can. I like fiction. I can't handle the truth.
     
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    Is there some sort of difference between "Summer Reading" and any other kind of reading?
     
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    C.J. Box, Brian Haig, Steve Hamilton. All new fiction authors for me. I start at their first works and continue until either the end or until I get bored. Brad Thor doesn't make my list for that reason. I'm not sure who got bored first: me or him.
     
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    I'm into Scandanavian detective stories.
     
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    Yes Jo Nesbo is my fave!
     
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    I'm a sci if nut and I tend to read serially through a particular authors work. This spring and summer I read the entire Ender's Game series - Orson Scott Card.
     
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    Me too. I've read them all, except the second one that hasn't been published in the US yet. I understand a new one was published in Norway a couple months ago. Harry lives ( I think ).
     
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    I'm catching up on Timothy Egan's books. Currently reading The Winemaker's Daughter and slogging through the non-Egan book, The Plex - a history of Google.
     
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    I know many of you have a sense of humor that is similar to mine so I have to recommend Christopher Moore. I came across him years ago and my favorite of his books is "Lamb - The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal"

    Now, before anyone thinks I'm some sort of heathen, making fun of the bible, it is actually on the syllabus for Religious Studies at Notre Dame. There is a chapter about the writing of the "sermon on the mount" debating who should be the "blessed" that makes me cry laughing. Seriously, if you need a laugh, pick it up at the library (yes, they still have those)

    He also wrote "Fool" the story of King Lear from the view of the jester. Some of his others are just weird but all a really good read. Next to Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, he's on my favorite of all time list ;)
     
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    This is much less exciting than it sounds, but... Levy, R., “General Synthesis of Asymmetric Multi-Element Directional Couplers,” Transactions of the IRE, Vol. MTT-11, No. 7, 1963.

    For the less ambitious, he had other best sellers which make for better reading, such as, "Tables for asymmetric multi-element coupled transmission-line directional couplers," 1964.

    edit: ... if you do go reading this, hit me up for many corrections to his equations. Turns out Levy was not much of a mathematician (or his secretary couldn't read his handwriting).
     
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    Joful, that does sound quite exciting. I'm glad that it keeps you occupied.;)
    Most recent was James Patterson's "Now You See Her". Couldn't finish it. It read like a Dick and Jane book.>>
     
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    Kevin Anderson's Saga of the Seven Suns . . . nice, short chapters . . . easy reading . . .no pictures though.
     
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    i am not a reader, but got talked in to reading lights out by david Crawford. could not put it down, then I read one second after. scary stuff.
     
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    I don't even know what ANY of that means! I just googled it, that didn't help much either ;)
     
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    Good! If anyone else understood that crap, I'd be out of a job! ;)
     
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    Last 2 books that I read were "In Cold Blood"- which was excellent, and "Utopia". Yes, that Utopia. That book alternates between absolutely wrong headed silliness and insightful timeless observation.
     
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    Let me say- while I enjoy my incredibly jam-packed life of action and adventure, I do wish that I had more time to read. I'm a fan of classics, old sci-fi, and horror (new or old. I am a freak for Lovecraft)
     
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    I read that way back in what seems like another life........great book.
     
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