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Re: What book are you reading right now??

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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Dadd » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:15 pm

I'm actually reading "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus".

O:-) go ahead, bring it.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:27 pm

bagobonez wrote:Anyone read The Hobbit or Children of Hurin? Both look pretty interesting, but Tolkien's style of writing is a bit strange and difficult to read.


Read the Hobbit. If you liked LOR you will like it.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby WaCougMBS » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:28 pm

Hate Mail From Cheerleaders - Rick Reilly

Great read so far ;-D
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:47 am

Lately I've had to read mostly stuff for school, but the book I can most recently remember really getting into was Night Fall by Nelson Demille. Awesome read, very suspensful, great book.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby SniperShot » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:37 pm

Michael Crichton's latest, Next. I'm not too far into it but I've loved pretty much everything he's written before and so far it's great.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby jayday » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:37 pm

I just finished The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. As the title says, he lives for a year trying his best to follow all the rules in The Bible...the good and the bad...the insightful and the insane...they all receive his attention. I don't want to spoil too much but you can read more of the reviews in that link if you wish. Make no mistake, this book is not a jab at religion. A.J, an agnostic who has a Jewish background, makes an earnest effort to visit a multitude of sources and really give religion a chance. He seeks past what is written on the page and gets to the heart of what the original intent of the passage was; something so many people fail to grasp.

The only disappointment I had was that while he covered the OT greatly (8 months of the book), the NT (4 months) felt rushed due to some outside circumstances (Spoiler: his wife was preggers with twins).

It's an easy read, very entertaining with a healthy dose of humor, and it shouldn't offend anybody.

Has anyone else read it?
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby steelerfan513 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:41 pm

Just finished reading Fantasy Football: The Next Level by David Dorey. The Lung reviewed it during the season, and it's a good book with great strategies that are backed up by solid facts. Plus, if your boss doesn't look kindly on fantasy football in the workplace, there's a chapter you could show him that might change his mind. :-b
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby bagobonez » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:52 am

jayday wrote:I just finished The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. As the title says, he lives for a year trying his best to follow all the rules in The Bible...the good and the bad...the insightful and the insane...they all receive his attention. I don't want to spoil too much but you can read more of the reviews in that link if you wish. Make no mistake, this book is not a jab at religion. A.J, an agnostic who has a Jewish background, makes an earnest effort to visit a multitude of sources and really give religion a chance. He seeks past what is written on the page and gets to the heart of what the original intent of the passage was; something so many people fail to grasp.

The only disappointment I had was that while he covered the OT greatly (8 months of the book), the NT (4 months) felt rushed due to some outside circumstances (Spoiler: his wife was preggers with twins).

It's an easy read, very entertaining with a healthy dose of humor, and it shouldn't offend anybody.

Has anyone else read it?


I haven't, but it sounds interesting. Did the man convert to Christianity?

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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:56 am

bagobonez wrote:
jayday wrote:I just finished The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. As the title says, he lives for a year trying his best to follow all the rules in The Bible...the good and the bad...the insightful and the insane...they all receive his attention. I don't want to spoil too much but you can read more of the reviews in that link if you wish. Make no mistake, this book is not a jab at religion. A.J, an agnostic who has a Jewish background, makes an earnest effort to visit a multitude of sources and really give religion a chance. He seeks past what is written on the page and gets to the heart of what the original intent of the passage was; something so many people fail to grasp.

The only disappointment I had was that while he covered the OT greatly (8 months of the book), the NT (4 months) felt rushed due to some outside circumstances (Spoiler: his wife was preggers with twins).

It's an easy read, very entertaining with a healthy dose of humor, and it shouldn't offend anybody.

Has anyone else read it?


I haven't, but it sounds interesting. Did the man convert to Christianity?

Just finished The Hobbit and am now reading George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones"

Remember, 2/3 of the Bible is essentially Jewish. It's kind of funny how we forget that, but as I spent the last two years exhaustively studying the Bible, that is really impressed upon you.

I read an article about this guy, and I'm pretty sure he did not convert. If I remember correctly he's an Atheist or an Agnostic, right?


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I'm reading Stone of Tears, the second of Terry Goodkind's epic series about Richard Cypher. It's very "readable," and very engaging. It has some plot foibles that I've discussed with JB in PM, but you have to remember that I'm a ridiculously picky critic, so don't go by that assessment. I would recommend these books to anyone who likes fantasy. They're very long but very quick reads.

I literally read 200 pages of Stone of Tears last night alone, in about 2 1/2 hours.
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