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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Tyeattolah » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:22 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Finished The Steel Wave written by Jeff Sharra. It is the second book in his series about WWII. It was about the Normandy invasion. Solid book


Great book! one of, if not the bloodiest battle in history!
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:46 am

Tyeattolah wrote:If anyone is looking for a good nights sleep...try the "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge," zzzz. :-D

written in jest though as its required reading and a danged fine preparatory to the Project Management Certification! ;-D


i kind of do project management (it's engineering project management) but basically my job consists of making sure other people do their job
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby logan » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:31 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Finished The Steel Wave written by Jeff Sharra. It is the second book in his series about WWII. It was about the Normandy invasion.
Solid book



hmm i just finished the millennium falcon book and i'm looking for something to read something till the end of december is it a fiction or non fiction book? i love WW stuff.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:22 pm

The Falcon and The Snowman.

Interesting to read a cold-war, pre-technology revolution spy story 30 years after it was printed. I haven't seen the 1985 film adaptation. Perhaps I'll Netflix it if I like the book.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Dolfin99 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:20 pm

I am almost done with Quiet Strength (Tony Dungy). This has been a very enjoyable read. If you have not read it already, give it a go. ;-D
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Dawinner127 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:37 pm

I just finished the novel, 1984. I really didn't enjoy reading it, but I'm not much of a reader.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Phatferd » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:56 pm

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 read it, but it's on my Christmas list.

I read his book The Know-It-All, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's about his quest to read the Encyclopedia Brittanica from A to Z over the course of a year. It's a hilarious journey into this endeavor that follows a narrative pattern. He tries to provide his insights and opinions into the topic that he is currently reading and it oftentimes is hilarious and goes off into a wild tangent about something completely different, oftentimes showing his extreme OCD personality.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:49 pm

logan wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:Finished The Steel Wave written by Jeff Sharra. It is the second book in his series about WWII. It was about the Normandy invasion.
Solid book



hmm i just finished the millennium falcon book and i'm looking for something to read something till the end of december is it a fiction or non fiction book? i love WW stuff.



wow, sorry for not answering this til now. It is a bit of both. The events are real and he does a lot of research to find out what really happened. It is the war/battles in the eyes of some key generals, but also sergeants and lieutenants. Each chapter is written through one of there eyes and it follows about 5 or 6 throughout the book from each side of the war. In this one you had Eisenhower, Patton, a sergeant named Adams, another sergeant, and Rommel. He does it as a story so there is dialog, which is most likely fiction, but it is based on fact.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby portisfan24 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:17 am

In the middle of Vince Flynn's new book, Extreme Measures. I'm really liking it so far. A lot like his other books, but with some interesting twists.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:39 am

I haven't been around much but wow, 32 pages. You guys read books?
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