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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I'm enjoying a nice light book called "Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation", about underprivileged kids in the Bronx. It's terrifyingly sad. And I've only just started it.
    Kozol tells an amazing story. And it's sadly true. I highly recommend his other works as well.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    Upon the recommendation of RANDY IN CHAR NC I am reading ....

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    A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

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    I hope you like it. It's an easy read that speaks to the character of John Wooden. Timeless truths.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    I've been reading Stephen Hunter's books (thrillers--but unlike Tom Clancy, Hunter is an excellent writer) and the Dortmunder books by Donald Westlake (comedic mysteries).
    I'm a big Stephen Hunter fan. Earl and Bob Lee Swagger are great characters. The opening line to "Dirty White Boys" is hilarious.

    Hunter also writes great movie reviews at the Washington Post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSUmed2010 View Post
    I just finished Frank Zappa's autobiography and started reading Moneyball.
    Is that The Real Frank Zappa Book? I read that a few years ago. Pretty interesting. I like his theory on the fall of communism.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin View Post
    Salt: A World History. Just starting it really, but it has been pretty interesting so far.
    I've been wanting to read that book, pick it up every now and then and browse it. Food and Spice history is very interesting, especially since it drove so much of the worlds travel and expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin View Post
    Salt: A World History. Just starting it really, but it has been pretty interesting so far.

    Haven't read this, but I did read Kurlansky's "Cod". Very interesting book and I recommend it. "Salt" has been on my list for a while now.

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    Chuck Klosterman IV:A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas. This is mainly a collection from his days at Spin, but since I never read that magazine it is all new to me. This is my third Klosterman book and all three are actively entertaining. (Oops, I just stole one of his favorite adverbs) It is a light, enjoyable book to read.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Food and Spice history is very interesting, especially since it drove so much of the worlds travel and expansion.
    Especially with salt, I think, because of its added benefit with preservation. Its interesting, and I recommend it so far.

    Roy: I have been wanting to read Cod as well. Maybe that will have to be next.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    It's that time of year so I just finished The Last Best League about the Cape Cod League and am now reading Jim Brosnan's diary of his 1959 season with the Cards, The Long Season. An interesting prequel of sorts to his book about the Reds' 1961 season, Pennant Race.
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    One of the books I'm reading now is "The Ticket Out Darryl Strawberry And The Boys Of Crenshaw". An interesting book about what some people felt was the best high school baseball team ever. I was reading yesterday how Strawberry basically blew all the money he earned in baseball which was around $30M.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    I hope you like it. It's an easy read that speaks to the character of John Wooden. Timeless truths.
    It was a quick, enjoyable read. Timeless truths indeed.

    It does make one feel a bit behind on the old life schedule!

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    I'm reading "Summerland" by Michael Chabon.

    Recently I also read "Vernon God Little" by DBC Pierre which I thought was pretty good.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    A small classic, that one. Had me in stitches.
    I'm a big fan of Russo. I've read them all. "Straight Man" was probably my second favorite after "Nobody's Fool".
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin View Post
    Salt: A World History. Just starting it really, but it has been pretty interesting so far.
    I've been wanting to read that and "the Big Oyster" and "Cod" as well.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I'm a big fan of Russo. I've read them all. "Straight Man" was probably my second favorite after "Nobody's Fool".

    I haven't read Straight Man or Nobody's Fool yet, but I did enjoy Mohawk and Empire Falls. Maybe I better give those two a try.

    Oh, and I have to agree with you on Vernon God Little. It was a good read.


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