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    Started the week with some light fare; "Niagara" by Pierre Burton (I find the history of Niagara Falls endlessly fascinating) and "How to **** Like a Porn Star" by Jenna Jameson (not surprisingly a lightning quick read, but very suprising was what a fun bio it was).

    I'm currently 100 pages into Robert Graves' fabulous "I, Claudius". It's my second time through this fave from my 20's. Amazing book! Livia FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Finally finished my second reading of Herman Wouk's Winds of War and War and Remembrance a few weeks (months?)
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    If you like that type of fair - try W.E.B. Griffin's war series "Brotherhood of War" - very good stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGreen314 View Post
    my son just knocked that off last week...



    these are my two most recent reads this summer



    great read about the admissions process to Wesleyan University




    fantastic read title says it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanbuoy View Post

    I'm currently 100 pages into Robert Graves' fabulous "I, Claudius". It's my second time through this fave from my 20's. Amazing book! Livia FTW!
    Aggghhhhh!! That was my second choice--I've had that in my nightstand for years but have never started it.

    That's next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    If you like that type of fair - try W.E.B. Griffin's war series "Brotherhood of War" - very good stuff...
    I've read some WEB but the whole "series" deal turns me off. I don't think I can commit to a whole run of books with the same cast.

    Winds and War were self-contained novels that were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HessStation View Post
    For any horror fans, I'm almost done reading this on. It has some genuine creepy parts. The book is more or less about haunted woods in an Australian town.


    Some others previously read this year:
    This was a very funny and strange book. Similar to Hitchhikers Guide...


    A good thriller, Female Hannibal Lecter


    Now one of my favorite books.
    I read Neverwhere a couple months ago and finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman last week. 2 very good books.

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    beach road by patterson

    I'm just requested Rex's book for my ereader from my library - that will be next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    I've read some WEB but the whole "series" deal turns me off. I don't think I can commit to a whole run of books with the same cast.

    Winds and War were self-contained novels that were great.

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    You'd be making a mistake then. Start off with "The Lieutenants" and see where it takes you.

    I've read each of those numerous times since High School. Fantastic. His other series are certainly page turners, but not nearly to the extent of the Brotherhood of War.

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    "Lost Victories", written by one of the masters of maneuver warfare and battle strategy from the group that helped influence the US Army and Marines become what they are today:




    Of course, the latest publication from my mentor:



    Well written, well researched, very informative, fast-paced and so far very engrossing:


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    Cormac McCarthy- The Road


    Rex Ryan- Play Like You Mean It

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    Right now I'm reading RFK: His Life, by Evan Thomas. I admittedly don't know much about RFK beyond the starry-eyed exultations given to him by Camelot myth diehards. The book is pretty well-rounded and informative. I'm enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Mods-- can you merge this thread with the earlier versions so there is one thread as the "go to" for books?

    http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/sh....php?p=3656476

    http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/sh....php?p=2773472


    Finally finished my second reading of Herman Wouk's Winds of War and War and Remembrance a few weeks (months?) back and I moved on to a series of really crappy throw-away beach books.

    So I decided to try one of the monstrous classical tomes that's been sitting in my nightstand that I promised myself I'd read.

    East of Eden.

    I was anticipating being bored out of my mind and putting it down after 100 pages--but I gotta say--it's REALLY good. Lots of character development which can go one of 2 ways--Steinbeck's way is really engaging and interesting. I think it was on one of those "greatest contemporary American novel" lists and in this case they may have gotten it right.

    Anyone have anything GREAT they can recommend?

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    certainly, old sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    Right now I'm reading RFK: His Life, by Evan Thomas. I admittedly don't know much about RFK beyond the starry-eyed exultations given to him by Camelot myth diehards. The book is pretty well-rounded and informative. I'm enjoying it.
    I know it sounds a bit bizarre! (but it's how those people are...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    certainly, old sport
    Grazie.

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    About 3/4 through A Dance With Dragons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polidore22 View Post
    About 3/4 through A Dance With Dragons.
    Excellent! Looking forward to that one. Haven't bought it yet but it's near the top of my list. Can't wait!

    I'm doing light reading this summer.
    Currently on White Night, a Harry Dresden book by Jim Butcher. Have also been reading the Swedish "dragon tattoo" mysteries, just starting Girl Who Played with Fire.

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    In Whole Foods the other night, the label on a bottle of Chipotle-Chile Mayonnaise. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    Excellent! Looking forward to that one. Haven't bought it yet but it's near the top of my list. Can't wait!

    I'm doing light reading this summer.
    Currently on White Night, a Harry Dresden book by Jim Butcher. Have also been reading the Swedish "dragon tattoo" mysteries, just starting Girl Who Played with Fire.
    I won't ruin anything, but let's just say I'm in no way disappointed.

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