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Old 01-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What books do people read on here? I'm very much in to History books and other works of non-fiction. Growing up obviously I was into Harry Potter but growing up I haven't been able to get lost in a series or really any fiction based book. Also I've grown a huge passion for cooking so I go through like 3 or 4 cookbooks a week to get recipes that I think would be great.

Currently reading- Moneyball- Michael Lewis and The Six Wives of Henry VIII- Alison Weir.

Cookbooks I'm currently looking through- Saveur and Meat: A Kitchen Education
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I think you'll find that most forum members don't know how to read.

I am currently reading Penn Gilette's new book - Every Day is an Athiest Holiday.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lots of books on finance.
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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Lots of books on finance.
Read Liar's Poker and The Big Short
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For history I liked:

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

I liked this because it was based pretty heavily on the history behind (1) The Chicago World's Fair in 1893 -- which is amazing to begin with and also (2) The story of HH Holmes an infamous serial killer that got his victims mostly through the boom of the fair.

I also liked the first 85% of The Art of Fielding before it just got weird.

I am reading Gone with the Wind now and it is so funny (I am serious -- it is making me laugh out loud it is so well written). Then I will be reading The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver.

For baseball I really like Dirk Hayhurst, but it is a lot of boy humour (so it gets old in the first book, the second one is better).
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I am still trying to get through the second book of the hunger games, what an overrated piece of crap. I find things to do just so I don't have to read it. I got 100 or so pages left I think I will just force myself to finish it today and won't touch the third book.
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I am reading a book on how to be a mindful parent. I got to the self apprasial section and hit a road block.
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Just started the last book of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and finished by Brandon Sanderson).

Also reading the Game of Thrones series (and I do not watch the HBO series).

And waiting for the second book of 'The Way of Kings'.
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I just finished some books my favorite books are

The Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica
Through my Eyes Tim Tebow
Summerball by Mike Lupica
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
That's a good one.


I do classic fiction, finance/economics, psychology, and physics.
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I generally read non-fiction and gravitate towards books on finance/investments, even though that is my industry. People have said I should "diversify" into non-related book genres, but I never do! One of my favorites was Traders, Guns and Money. Anyone would enjoy this book!

Back a few years ago though I was really into science/religion/theory....A Brief History of Time, etc. Related to that, a friend and I went to a Hawking presentation in Boston back in the day, and while waiting in the entrance of the theatre he came wheeling right through, about 2 feet away from me. That was pretty cool.

One of my all-time favorite books is one I read a while ago, called First Person Plural. That book = wow. Read it.
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No excuses Kyle Maynard-amazing book!
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Hitch-22, and Astronomy For Dummies :-) Space is the damn best.
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I'm a poetry guy (20th century and newer). Billy Collins is the best ever. I also enjoy Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall, Allen Ginsberg, Rita Dove, Molly Peacock, and occasionally I'll come across a local/upstate NY poet that I end up enjoying. I read an article in the newspaper yesterday about a local poet named Caroline Manring, whose first book is coming out soon. I'm looking forward to checking it out.
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