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We don't have one I don't believe. Who are the readers here? I'm in this right now during some free time I have.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
I don't read none of them there books.
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
I can only read books I enjoy. I hate getting stuck in a bad book, because I hate quitting things.
I've wanted to get started on The Game of Thrones for a while. Should I read the book or watch the show?
I'm the exact same
I'm currently reading this. Always been a fan of books with the whole dystopian society premise.
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I was in that same spot. I went book first, because I had seen a lot of people say the show is very good and follows the book well BUT it leaves some things out. I figured show is based from the book, so I'll start there, finish the first, order the second and start the show. There are 5 of the books (first is over 600 pages) and 2 more on the way to the series. The first book is really good from the get go. I haven't gotten far but its already got me into it (just picked it up today).
TL;DR - book first IMO. I think other fans of the series would agree.
Would you recommend it?
I'm leaning toward ordering the book on Amazon right now. I'm actually really excited to read it eventually.
I'm only a few chapters in so hard to know yet. I find it kind of fascinating how this book was written in 1931 and is able to describe in such great detail the genetic engineering and cookie-cutter mental conditioning of the future. The biggest problem others may have with it is that so far I've noticed its pretty dense and detail oriented. I, personally, enjoy that but its not going to be one you can just sit down and blaze through.
I have started about ten book threads, never make it very far. Anyways, I am about done with that book. My problem is I don't always have a lot of time, but when I do, I seem to read more than one book at a time. Although this book is a pretty easy to go through, the chapters flow smoothly.
"I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" is a very good and informative book.
Sine Missione -- Never be a spectator for unfairness or stupidity, argue for arguments sake; the grave will give plenty of time for silence.
I don't get to do much free reading right now because I have so much reading for school, but here are three books that I would recommend to anyone:
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (About why the most successful people are successful.)
The Politics of Jesus, by John Howard Yoder (About "radical Christian pacificism.")
The Book of Basketball, by Bill Simmons (About the NBA.)
Occasionally I take a glance through "First Aid for the USMLE Step 1". I hope the movie version doesn't disappoint.
I thought someone started them. I think we need to bump one every week or so.
I like this idea.
Although there will only be like three of us in here
That's fine. Everyone else is a lame anyways.
I feel like I've posted this before in one of CB's book threads, but just in case I haven't...
The last book I read was The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Most of the books I read are business/marketing/entrepreneurship and this one blew the rest of them away. It's written for those who do creative work, but its principles apply to anyone who needs to manage themselves to accomplish a long term goal.
Through the first two sections of the book, Defining Resistance and Combating Resistance, I would have recommended every single person on the planet read this book. However, the third section get very philosophical and debates the existence of higher beings, which I think would turn some people off a bit.
That said, I personally thought the third section was just as good as the rest of the book. Pressfield's thoughts on Hierarchy vs Territory were particularly powerful, demonstrating the importance of examining your motives before taking on a project.
This book is a must read for anyone struggling with self-management, procrastination, starting or finishing projects.
I only read two novels last year, Crime and Punishment and The Cat's Cradle.
Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment instantly became my favorite novel the moment I finished it. The Brothers Karamazov is next on my novel-to-read list.
I was actually pretty disappointed with The Cat's Cradle, and I think it finally killed my fascination with Kurt Vonnegut. This was my fourth Vonnegut, and while I still love his style, I think I'm tired of reading his political and religious views that are seemingly injected into every one of his works.
Anyway, I'm extremely excited to take on The Brothers Karamazov, and hope to start in early March.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
I stopped reading non-fiction and now read only novels and a bit of poetry...they reveal more truth than the non-fiction of today.
I used to strictly read historical and biography books and maybe sprinkle in some fiction for time to time. I now read both all the time and probably lean to more fiction
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Just finished the Steve Jobs book. It was really good.
I would, a huge recommendation from me.
Read it in high school, and absolutely loved it.
Go Blue and Go Titans!
I've read up to about page 100 and would definitely say I like it. Once you get past the first 30 pages or so which are all background and details (albeit presented in an interesting way) and the story really starts to take a direction it gets good.
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