What are you reading these days?

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  1. Not Neve

    Not Neve TPF Noob!

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    I'm going on vacation this friday and need a good book for 4+ hours on a plane. Got any recommendations?
     
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    What kind of stuff do you like?
     
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    Great Expectations
    I find it long-winded at times and not necessarily as fast past as I’d like, but it is a classic.

    In another post someone mentioned The Da Vinci Code. I've heard good things about it and would like to check it out myself.
     
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    Macchiavelli's 'The Prince'




    Not!!!

    :D :D :D

    I finished reading Michael Moore's 'Dude, Where's My Country?', a good and refreshing reading. Just started Crichton's 'Air Frame'.
     
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    Henry Kissinger - Does America Need a Foriegn Policy?

    Though it was written in 2000, most of the thought processes remain today. Course I am a history buff.
     
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    FLYBOYS...its a great read, really fast too. its about american airmen in the pacific during wwii, specifically a small japanese radio station island...we bombed the hell out of it and lost a couple good pilots for pretty much nothing. sad what they did to the pilots. the author's father is one of the guys who raised the flag on iwo jima, he also wrote the book FLAG OF MY FATHERS or is it OUR FATHER? and there is some interviews with Bush Sr. since he was shot down over the island but happened to be rescued by the U.S.
    all in all its a great read if you're into military history.
     
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    Where ya goin', Nevey?

    I'm not reading anything right now. :? I gotta get reading again...
     
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    Angels & Demons

    The Da Vinci Code

    Both are really good
     
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    I've read all of Dan Brown's books (i.e. DaVinci Code) and they're all great, fast-paced stories, if a bit formulaic (If you've read more than 2 of his books, you can guess the endings.).

    I'm also a HUGE proponent of Harry Potter (the books, not the movies). JK Rowling is, in my opinion, one one of the most gifted natural storytellers in the history of the English language.
     
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    Terry Pratchett and Robert Anton Wilson are great, though very different.
     
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    my all time favorite read is The Count of Monte Cristo- bit more than 4 hours of reading, tho.
     
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    Some of my favs:

    Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
    The Davinci Code by Dan Brown
    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card
    Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
     

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