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read any good books lately?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. the title speaks for itself.

    Normally I'm not a reader, but I just finished "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki and it certainly changed my life. Good financial book.
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I read some book called "Hostage" i dont remember the Author.... but its got hostages, mafia, crooked cops, wonderful use of foul language, and some dude who rapes people and keeps his mothers head in the refrigerator. Good read.
  3. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Filth Pig by Irving Welsh, sick man!

    Shel Silverstein. I read it (or it was read to me) as a kid, but reading it now is great. He is a great children's writer!
    BTW "where the sidewalk ends"

    Ok I'm having a corny day... :meh:
  4. HollowSoul


    Feb 5, 2004
    books suck! music allways! music! :bassist:
    Our tv-games! :-D Final fantasy X YEAH
    have a nice day!
  5. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Hollow indeed....... troll.

    Maybe if you read a bit you know what a Basklav is?

    :ninja: "autobots roll out"
  6. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    All the Bill Bryson books, lent them to a mate, got them all back a week or so ago and read them all again :) He's a funny guy.
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Stan Lee(!) - The Alien Factor

    You have to like a Alien-Nazi-WWII-thriller bought for just one Euro. :D
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I read the book of Genesis. Interesting stuff.

  9. All six of James Clavell's Asian Saga, just finished 2 days ago (took 2 and a bit months!) All brilliant, especially Shogun!
  10. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    aannnnd.... I've been reading Fountain Head for the past 6yrs... :rolleyes:
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Probably something you can understand better than I since your future is much more technology-based than the one I had in high school/college - The New New Thing

    It's a hot title.......some explanation can be found at http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall99/newnewthing.htm if you're interested.
  12. hehe
  13. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Currently reading: "Modern Times" by Paul Johnson, a fascinating history of the world from the 20's to the 80's.
    "Treason" by Anne Coulter
    "Venona" Klehr & Haynes
    "Bush at War" by Woodward
    "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers
    "The Final Days" by Barbara Olsen
    There are about 4 others I've left out.
    Alot of old Guitar Player mags, and musician interviews.
    I've probably read "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" twice in the last 6 years.
  14. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    That explains your location... ;)
  15. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    It looks like we agree. I think you extrapulated the two things from that book which I found most important.

    Jake, I recommend some Suze Orman. I think she's fantastic.

    I just finished The Da Vinci Code, and I think I'm going back for my fourth reading of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I've got holiday coming up soon, so I need to stop at the store and get some new stuff.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Just finished rereading the LOTR trilogy. Currently reading the Swords series by Fred Saberhagen.
  17. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
  18. The Templars by Piers Paul Read.

    To quote from the book's back cover:

    "In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possesion of the Islamic Caliphate for over four hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Land. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts: The Knights of the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars."

    History... :hyper:

    Mike ;)
  19. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Maelstrom (sequel to Starfish) by Peter Watts

    I've sort of stopped reading novels the past few months, what with my own writing, school, band, and work. I have found the time to read an inordinant amount of comics and graphic novels, however.
  20. For Spring Break, I borrowed For Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway from the school library. I'm almost done with it...I really like Hemingway so no surprise I'm enjoying it.

    I'll probably borrow Bill O'Reilly's latest once I get back to school, providing it's in. All copies were unfortunately checked out last week.

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