For the book readers on STR, what are you reading?

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  1. Pain Freak

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    The Vigilanties.....William Butterworth

    Prince of Thornes....Mark Lawrence

    The Passage....Justin Cronin

    The Twelve....Justin Cronin

    Robopacalpse.... Daniel H. Wilson

    Odd Thomas.....dean Kootnz
     
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    jasonmason inebriate savant

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    Recently finished "A Pale View of Hills" by Kazuo Ishiguro, and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. Also picked up a few old Paris Reviews for the last few days' storm.

    Working through "Terra Nostra" by Carlos Fuentes at the moment.
     
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    The Bible! Its the only book I read!
    Im currently on a reading plan called the One year Bible which breaks down the Bible into sections so I can read through the whole Bible in One year and be fed the Word of God Daily!

    3 1/2 Years Ago I gave my Life to Jesus when He saved me from addiction to Drugs and Alcohol. It's through the reading of His Word daily where He has Changed my heart and transformed me from a drug addict living on the streets to a Man blessed with a wife and a great shot at Life and better yet Eternal life with my Saviour!!! All Glory to Jesus!

    Today's Read for 12/3/12

    1 John 3:7-24
    Psalm 122:1-9
    Proverbs 29
     
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    I'm a big history guy and I'm making my way through "Fields of Honor"
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    However, my daughter likes it better when I'm reading this book...
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  6. gooseaholic

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    Just bought the same book. I like puppys. Lol but for real, the civil war book. I read tons on the vietnam war. Im facinated with it.
     
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    jcampbell going Gods speed since 75

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    Sick... When I get my fam healthy again you we'll have you and E over for dinner.
     
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    'Ruined' - hiking the Inca Trail by M. John Fayhee

    Backpacking 55 miles at altitude with some tasty bits on one of the oldest hiking trails in the world.

    http://mjohnfayhee.com/ruined/


    "I felt good, at least partially because, unlike most of my fellow hikers, the altitude was not affecting my long-time mountain-dwelling self. And I’m a good uphill hiker. So I was able muster a modicum of physical dignity when I reached the summit, where the teeming masses were all lying flat on their backs, near death, tongues lolling out of their mouths. My trail brethren could not have been more sprawled out had they been dropped en masse from an airplane. While I stood on the pass, saying things like, “I can’t believe we’re here already,” I got a sobering visit from the little devil that often pops up on my shoulder and whispers unsweet somethings into my ear.

    "Your time is coming, asshole,” he said. Then the little devil grabbed my head and faced it downhill. I hate long steep downs, and they hate me. And we were about to embark upon the first of three nasty, quad-killing Inca Trail descents."
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    Anyone read this before? Saw it at the Barnes and Noble at the Grove in Hollywood:

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    @northshore, if you like his blog :Bike Snob NYC, then you'll enjoy the books. But the tan colored book, which was his first is pretty good. The blue or second book was bleh.
     
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    To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth - Jeff Cooper

    A tad dated but still worth the read or re-read.

    And I did recently pickup, Team 7-Eleven: How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World - and Won. I havent start this yet, but it looks interesting.
     
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    The first Bike Snob book is pretty funny. I haven't read the 2nd one yet.
     
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    I just read "Skin Deep" which is the true accounts of Anne Hjelle and her experienced when she was attacked by a mountain lion while riding Cactus Hill in Whiting Ranch back in 2004. Mark Reynolds was also attacked, but was killed that day.

    For many of us who ride or hike out into the wilderness, I'm sure the thought of being attacked has crossed all of our minds. Knowing someone who has experienced and survived it hits home for me.


    It's not available in a print version, only on Kindle. Great read.
     
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    Im in the middle of reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Phenomenal so far.
     
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    That definitely has been on my "to read" list. Looking forward to it.

    About to finish up 2666 by Roberto Bolano; about 50 pages to go, out of around 900, and this one has been a while to get though. Very well written though; essentially five different, though interrelated, stories. Timing, character development, and just overall storytelling are all top notch. Bolano is incredible,and it's a true shame that this was his last novel before he died.

    Next up is another Iris Murdoch book, A Fairly Honorable Defeat.
     
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    Im on the 3rd of 4 of the Game of Thrones series...liking it a lot. close but not exactly to the HBO series.
     
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    Almost finished with Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is next.
     
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