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What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:34 am

I've seen long topics about "what album are you listening to?" Or "what movie did you last see?" Or "What (TV) are you watching?"

But no one has asked, to my knowledge, "what are you reading?"

So, here goes. I've downloaded the new Springsteen book. Goes back to his father's childhood. Seems quite riveting, and I've just started! I think I'm gonna love this book. Really frank, and it's also very dark . . . my kinda book.

http://www.amazon.com/Bruce-ebook/dp/B007EDOL92/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352615559&sr=1-4&keywords=Bruce+%5BKindle+Edition%5D

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You can get this from any retailer: on-line, or brick and mortar. The Kindle link is what I used, but it's everywhere.

I don't just read music books, of course. So,

How about you? What are you reading?

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Re: What are you READING?

Postby zolderopruiming1 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:27 am

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Re: What are you READING?

Postby rjm » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:45 am

I see this did not exactly inspire an avalanche of bibliophilistic enthusiasm!

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Oh, well.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby George Smith » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:49 pm

"Wolf Hall" and "The Music Of James Bond".

Nice of you to ask, thank you.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:31 pm

George Smith wrote:"Wolf Hall" and "The Music Of James Bond".

Nice of you to ask, thank you.


You're welcome. Good book! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Hall

And, the James Bond . . .

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby greystoke » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 pm

Bond on Bond at the moment. A fine reflection on 50 years of Bond in the movies, written by Sir Roger Moore. It's full of lovely anecdotes, great insight, terrific photographs and a genial, humorous and very charming personal touch from the author.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby poormadpeter » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:47 am

John Saul: Creature.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:11 am

poormadpeter wrote:John Saul: Creature.


Horror! I never read horror novels; I read Stephen King's short story "The Body" in the store, after the movie came out. And that's it.

But this one sounds vaguely like Scissorhands, but I'm not sure.

I see Bond is very popular. Didn't know that there were so many Bond books as there appear to be. Interesting.

Keep 'em comin'! :smt023

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JimmyCool » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:07 am

"Blues Guitar For Dummies" :oops:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby keninlincs » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 am

The Hammer Vault ...by Marcus Hearn
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:28 am

JimmyCool wrote:"Blues Guitar For Dummies" :oops:


Cool. Got a link? :wink:

(Naw, really, I MUST brush up. I am so completely rusty, that it's just useless. Sounds great!)

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby greystoke » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:28 am

keninlincs wrote:The Hammer Vault ...by Marcus Hearn


That's a really fantastic book, Ken. A joy from start to finish -- well-written, great photos and a mine of information. You may have it, but I haste to recommend John Landis' brilliant Monsters in the Movies.

I'm now reading Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography. Thus far, it's terrific.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jove » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:47 am

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

There are many near death experiences that we have read, but this separates from the rest because the author is a neurosurgeon and a skeptic before.
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Re: AW: What are you reading?

Postby audiotroll » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:40 pm

David klein - blues suede clues - a murder mystery featuring elvis presley

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Delboy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:24 pm

December 8, 1980 - The Day John Lennon Died. By Keith Elliot Greenberg. A minute by minute account of events on that awful day. A great read so far.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby poormadpeter » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:09 pm

Ben Elton: Two Brothers - a truly wonderful, moving book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby londonflash » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:41 pm

A Man On The Moon - Andrew Chaikin.

A rivetting account of the Apollo missions.

Nice topic, rjm!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:33 am

londonflash wrote:A Man On The Moon - Andrew Chaikin.

A rivetting account of the Apollo missions.

Nice topic, rjm!


Thanks. I've been lately exploring the free books available both on amazon, and around the 'net. You go to Project Gutenberg, and download in your format. Twain, Shakespeare, Dickens, the completer Sherlock Holmes (I think I got that for 99 cents). And, of course, I've bought a few. But the free ones keep you pretty busy. It was nice over Christmas to read "A Christmas Carol" at night. Hadn't done so in a very long time, and it felt new - despite all the films.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby keninlincs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:35 pm

Just reading Willie Nelsons"Roll Me Up Ansd Smoke MeWhen I Die"musings of a life on the road very good book
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby londonflash » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 pm

keninlincs wrote:Just reading Willie Nelsons"Roll Me Up Ansd Smoke MeWhen I Die"musings of a life on the road very good book


Sounds like a great read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby rjm » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:02 am

keninlincs wrote:Just reading Willie Nelsons"Roll Me Up Ansd Smoke MeWhen I Die"musings of a life on the road very good book


I might just get that right away!

(But, Ken, shouldn't you be reading something with a more cheerful title at the moment?)

Sounds like a fun book!

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby keninlincs » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:30 am

rjm wrote:
keninlincs wrote:Just reading Willie Nelsons"Roll Me Up Ansd Smoke MeWhen I Die"musings of a life on the road very good book


I might just get that right away!

(But, Ken, shouldn't you be reading something with a more cheerful title at the moment?)

Sounds like a fun book!

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby r&b » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Clive Davis - The Soundtrack Of My Life.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby keninlincs » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:12 pm

Currently laughing my way thru Alana Nash "Elvis and the women who loved him"That woman sure has a vivid imagination,or a great memory of the time she lived in Elvis'underwear.As she surely knows a lot.Either that or she is just out to tarnish him
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