What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by JasonCT, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. ChrisK

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    Going back through the Orson Scott Card Ender universe. I only got 4 or 5 books in last time so I'm hoping to finish all of them.

    I have a personally endorsed copy of Ender's Game so I feel that I need to really read ALL of them =)

    I'm looking forward to Patrick Rothfuss's finale to the series he started in Name of the Wind. THAT was some of the best fiction I have EVER read, bar none.

    Edit - I'm a huge geek =P
     
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    101 things to do with your Private Pilots License.
    Leroy Cook,
    Very good read for a newbie!
     
  3. DeeG

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    I really enjoyed Enders Game (read it three times), but the farther in the series I got, the less interesting the stories became. :(
     
  4. ChrisK

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    Yeah I kinda got lost during children of the mind.

    What I find interesting is that he wrote Ender's Game as a preamble to Speaker for the Dead.

    If you liked that, you would probably like Name of the Wind.
     
  5. genetk44

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    Read all the Ender books and the Old Mans War books and loved them....Red Shirts...not so much.
    Presently reading "Takeoffs and Landings..." by leighton and Collins
     
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    Wolf Hall. Will follow with Bring up the Bodies.
     
  7. Chip Sylverne

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    Fear is the poison of our lives.
    Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

    How a beautiful yet ominous natural phenomenon is variously interpreted by the different factions of the people of a fundamentalist Appalachian community.

    Pretty good read, but a bit of a chick book.
     
  8. JasonCT

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    Some guilty pleasure reading to ride out the Blizzard of 2013

    Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart Macbride
     
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    I've been on a Google Play Books download binge so far this year. Right now I have three books in rotation:

    -"Space Shuttle Challenger, Ten Journeys Into the Unknown" - Ben Evans
    -"Biplane," Richard Bach
    -"The Joy of Hate," Greg Gutfeld

    Once these are complete, I have Updike's "Rabbit, Run" and "Replay" by Ken Grimwood standing by. Both will be re-reads.
     
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    Is it necessary to read the other books in the series to understand this one?
     
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    I'm reading "Flying is my life" by Hanna Reitsch.

    So far one of the best aviation books I've ever read. I had a hard time finding it in english.
     
  12. Chip Sylverne

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    "Moondog's Academy of the Air, and other disasters" by Pete Fusco.

    Sidesplittingly funny compendium of all the stories of oddballs, sleazybags, saints and sinners in aviation, told through the eyes of Pete as if he experienced the in the progression of his career. I feel as though I've met some of these guys, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Enjoying it immensely, especially the "4 day guarantee to solo".

    Best quote:"Pilots are the only players in the game of flying. Everyone else is just a ****ing waterboy."

    $3 off for Amazon for the kindle.
     
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    Just finished 'Arctic Bush Pilot', good read, I really enjoy anything Alaska.

    Just started 'The Forgotten 500' , WWII rescue mission. In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told.
     
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    I am enjoying "Flight of Passage" by Rinker Buck, a tale of 2 teenagers flying from New Jersey to California in a Piper Cub
     
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    Not sure if all of these were this year (er, 2012) but the Kindle app shows stuff in the order read... The top left isn't a recent read, it's Kevin Garrison's CEO of the Cockpit but it doesn't have a proper cover, so I clicked on it recently to see what it was.

    Most of 2012 was plowing through the Shelby Foote Civil War trilogy of which two of the books are showing up on page 1 of the Kindle App there. GREAT read, but was looooooong.

    By the way, "Sway" on that page sucks, and the first book of the "Hamfist" series was a recent "plow through it in two days" read, not very deep or anything, but entertaining. "Unbroken" was just a page turner from start to finish.

    If it weren't for the Civil War books, I'd need three screenshots in a normal year. Lordy they were loooooong. Did I mention that they were long? ;)

    Never really got into that "White Jungle" one at the bottom. I think the author stopped by here and I bought it to support them writing an aviation based fiction novel, but wasn't my style. On the other hand, Stan Stemper has stopped by here quite a bit and his fun little "Danger Diva" series is a fun fiction read.

    Honorable mention to Ken Ibold's book too, but that's a couple of pages down back in 2011 in the Kindle. :)
     
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    Oops. Forgot screenshot. Ha.

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    "The Hundred Great Persons"written by Michael H. Hart.
    I love reading about history...good one in this regard...great book!!!!
     
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    Finished General Patton's excellent book after enjoying the movie a few times.
    The book is so close to the movie it could be its script.
     
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    Just finished The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein. It is very good. Goenzo.com
     
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    Finished The Flying North, about 1920-30s era flyers in the north. Past paced, with a chapter for each pilot.

    Most of them crashed multiple times with unreliable engines and no nav aids, sometimes twice or more in one day.... repaired their birds and went flying some more.
     
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    "Mustang Pilot" By Richard E. Turner.
     
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    Just finished Viper Pilot by Dan Hampton. Good read. Exciting stories but he makes sure the reader knows that he's a fighter pilot and everyone else pales in comparison.
     
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    I have 3 books on the go at the moment...Weather for Dummies, Tuff Voyaging(3rd time) by George RR Martinand Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card
     
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    "Flying is my Life" has obviously gone beneath my radar, even though I have read quite an amount about Hanna Reitsch. It's now on the list. :)

    Cheers

    Owen
     
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    First read in high school, almost done with with rereading Nanook Of The North by Bilby. Fantastic and detailed account of real life of the Ivaleet arctic culture just as they began interaction with white men.

    Acknowleded as the first film documentary of endiginous peoples, the incredible MOVIE can be viewed online under that title but is by a different author/producer who lived with them for 2 periods, the second time shortly after his 1ST film was destroyed by fire in the 1920s.

    NOTE: In the opening of the film, watch the white patch near the waterline on Nanook's (The Bear) kayak.

    Also remember that virtually their whole lives were spent in severe sub freezing temps, including inside their igloos! And prior to the book's timeframe, all hunting was with flint spear points and knives for thousands of years. Outstanding.
     
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    That is outrageous but you can get used versions for $350. Still not sure why they're asking so much. I bought mine from Brian Shul at Nellis in 1997 and had him autograph it for $50. You can also get The Untouchables used for about $60. IMO it's just as good a read as Sled Driver. Great stories and photographs in both.
     
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    Available on www.abe.com but pricey, $30.00 with $5.00 shipping
     
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    That happens occasionally with dynamic pricing when there's only two or three of something.
    Each 'bot is programmed to have their price be slightly higher than the competition.
    So, one bot ups the price, the second one responds and ups it a little, the first ups it a little, and so one.

    I've seen out of print reference books and such that have gotten up yo $5k before a human intervened and dropped the prices back down.

    It happens with stuff that doesn't move very often (so there's no sales volume signals to tell them there's something wrong).
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'll get onto that right away.

    Cheers

    Owen
     
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    FAA IFR Handbook


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    I just finished reading The Killing Zone and enjoyed it. Stick and Rudder is another favorite I read this year.
     
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    Hi All,

    "Hustling Hinkler" By D.R. Dymock. (It's a review copy and due for release on July 30th)

    Cheers
     
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    The Leopard (Italian: Il Gattopardo), by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
     
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    Getting into the country spirit? :)
     
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    I'm reading (mostly listening to) "And the Mountains Echoed". I had never gotten into audiobooks until recently. I tried a couple and enjoyed them so I got a couple more. They are good for putting me to sleep but then I need to rewind and find how far back I need to go to a place I remember.
     
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    Kinda. It was on the Kindle for a while now. I'm on a "read everything you bought before buying any more books" spree. ;)
     
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