Books What book are you currently reading?

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  1. caparica007

    caparica007 Member

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    I am reading "Winning Ugly" from Brad Gilbert, a book about the mental side of tennis game. Pretty old book, but a must in my opinion.

    What book are you currently reading?
     
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    "I, The Jury" by Mickey Spillane. I like reading old pulp detective stories and mysteries, so I'm enjoying it so far. Surprised by the level of violence, though. The main character (Mike Hammer) is not so much a detective, but a vigilante sociopath itching to kill people!
     
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    I just finished reading Nineteen Eighty-Four. Just today I picked up "A Storm of Swords", as a lover of the TV Show, I couldn't wait any longer and I've started reading every book of the Saga. I do recommend it ALOT if you're already a fan of the show.
     
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    I'm reading the crystal healing bible which is about healing using crystals and its really intresting, l was not aware of this ancient practice and l might try it one day:)
     
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    I am currently reading "Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen. It is an Young Adult Contemporary fiction. Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite Young Adult authors. I reay like her writing style, and most of her books are very similar to real life stories.
     
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    I'm currently re-reading The Narrows, by Michael Connelly. He is good enough to re-read every few years.
     
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    I'm reading The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly. I won an advance copy on Goodreads. So far, I'm enjoying it a lot. Full of surprises, and a different look at the legal system.
     
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    Right now I'm reading A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Wonderful book about an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army during World War 1. The story is very dark, all the horrors of war are described in great detail.
     
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    Just started A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Very different from what I was expecting, but a lot of fun! I forgot how much I like Twain.
     
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    I'm currently reading "The fault in our stars" by John Green. It's a pretty sad story about a young girl with a terminal disease that meets a young boy.
     
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    I have heard the book is very good but sad. I have not read it yet, but I will have to check it out soon. Thanks you for the recommendation!
     
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    Oh! That one is on my to-read pile!

    I'm excited to see it's becoming a movie, as well, with that awesome young actress from The Descendants. I need to read the book before that happens, though, might have to move it up the pile just a tad.
     
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    I have heard about "The Descendants". How do you like it?
     
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    I really liked it, it was a well written movie and superbly acted. Quite thoughtful as well.

    The screenplay got an Oscar, and the same director did a bunch of movies I've liked (Election, About Schmidt), he seems to have a good touch with actors and a good eye for human interactions.
     
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    I'm on book 5 of the Wheel of Time series, The Fires of Heaven, only 9 more books to go :)
     
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    Oh, I have heard the book is excellent. One of my friends has read it and he says the series is quite good.
     
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    I am currently reading Jeffrey Archer's A Prisoner Of Birth about a man wrongly accused of the murder of his best friend who happens to be the brother of his fiancee'. It's a good story and I'm always sneaking reads between work sessions.
     
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    I am reading the Count of Monte Cristo By Dumas. It's by far a popular book, but I recently decided to pick it up through the kindle app. Serial novels are my preference and the author really gets at my gut. Seriously, I do not think that I've grown to hate a character within the span of a few pages. It is that good!
     
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    The 48 laws of power. It is a great book to expand your general knowledge as historical examples are littered everywhere! :D

    It is a very interesting read too. Not all of their advises are Machiavellian. :p
     
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