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A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg.

I'd like to read Ann Coulter's new book but I get pissed off with her about as much as I agree with her.Currently, for me? None until I get finished with the fiction book I'm working on.

Next up: Outrage by Dick Morris, Do the Right Thing by Mike Huckabee, and
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i just started that book that they were giving obama shit about. its called the post american world. i wanted to see what all the fuss was about. its decent so far.

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The Yom Kippor War by Abraham Rabinovich.
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Currently reading:

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science - Tom Bethell
the subtitle is "Liberals have hijacked science for long enough. It's time to set the record straight."



Recently finished:

Warrior Soul - Chuck Pfarrer
The memoir of a Navy SEAL

In the Company of Heroes - Michael Durant
Blackhawk pilot captured in Mogadishu

To Hell and Back - Audie Murphy
memoir of the USA's most decorated soldier in history (WWII)

Pushing the Limits - New Adventures in Engineering - Henry Petroski


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Re reading 1984...
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Choke - Tony Romo
Fixed!

The lies about money- Ric Edelman
Trying to learn something, any other financial book recommendations?

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Currently reading:

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science - Tom Bethell
the subtitle is "Liberals have hijacked science for long enough. It's time to set the record straight.



Recently finished:

Warrior Soul - Chuck Pfarrer
The memoir of a Navy SEAL

In the Company of Heroes - Michael Durant
Blackhawk pilot captured in Mogadishu

To Hell and Back - Audie Murphy
memoir of the USA's most decorated soldier in history (WWII)

Pushing the Limits - New Adventures in Engineering - Henry Petroski
Choke is the fiction book I'm working on. Don't know what to think of it yet and I'm nearly finished. It kinda keeps jumping all over the place, never really finishing a topic that the chapter is about. Weird, but a bit hard to follow.
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You'll love Choke, man. That book rocks.


Right now I'm in the middle of Stephen Kings new short story anthology. It's slow going because I'm not a big fan of short stories.

Recently finished:

Requim For A Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Revolutionary Road
A Clockwork Orange
Jennifer Government.... I highly recommend.


Recently picked up but haven't gotten to yet
All the Presidents Men
Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail '72
Angel Dust Apocalypse
Watership Down
and the Collected short stories of Amy Hempel.

Looks like we've got a new addition from Chuck Palahniuk coming out in a few months with an interesting story line. I can hardly wait.


Why is this in the political forum? lol
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Because, Eric, I meant for it to be about political works.
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Ah. Well, Jennifer Goverment was a little bit of political/consumerist satire. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and All the Presidents Men in my To Read pile should qualify I guess.
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Just finished Supercapitalism by Robert Reich, ans before that Where have all the heroes gone? by Lee Iacocca.

Also read a book about the Mayan prophesies as well as the Chinese Iching prophesies, both say life as we know it will end Dec 21, 2012. Two cultures seperated by 8000 miles came up with the same date.....and both were written over 800 years ago.
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I just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The kite runner movie was incredible.


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This is slightly off of the intended topic, since the book isn't of a political nature, but I just bought "Too Fat to Fish" by Artie Lange today.

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Not political or anything, but I'm reading:


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Not political or anything, but I'm reading:

I'm sure that book won several awards, including the coveted Caldecott Medal.

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arctic drift by clive cussler. I'm a little disappointed because clive seems to have become politically correct and has written global warming into this book.
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arctic drift by clive cussler. I'm a little disappointed because clive seems to have become politically correct and has written global warming into this book.



I stopped reading Clive Cussler after the first books with Dirk Pitts kids. No one wants to read that shit. I think he also has a ghost writer that is putting together a majority of his books these days. His writing has just flat sucked since around Inca Gold. It's a shame. Raise the Titanic was the first novel I ever read.. In 3rd grade. Met Clive about 14 years ago at a book signing and he was a pretty nice guy.
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I stopped reading Clive Cussler after the first books with Dirk Pitts kids. No one wants to read that shit. I think he also has a ghost writer that is putting together a majority of his books these days. His writing has just flat sucked since around Inca Gold. It's a shame. Raise the Titanic was the first novel I ever read.. In 3rd grade. Met Clive about 14 years ago at a book signing and he was a pretty nice guy.
Yeah, i've always liked his books and you are right, the writing has been a little flat as of late. With the new twist toward politically correct stuff in the latest book I may be done with him.
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I'm working on a few:

Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
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Stiff by Mary Roach
The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
Oil! by Upton Sinclair
The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

I slide back and forth between them, but that's pretty much my "to-read" list. I can handle more sometimes, but I've got some new video games, I work ~50 hours a week, and I'm trying to get back into college. I've had a few periods where I've ignored life for a few months at a time, and I tend to withdraw and devour books by the shelf-load.

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

I just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I finished both of this one and am now reading Troy: Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell and next up is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I'm reading them on my new Kindle!

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Those of you reading Choke, do NOT watch the movie.


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I usually watch the movie first and then read the book. The movie almost never ruins the book, but the book always seems to ruin the movie.
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Yeah, it left a lot to be desired.
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