Hell In A Very Small Place
Hell In A Very Small Place
The Darkness That Comes Before - R. Scott Bakker
Just finished the His Dark Materials trilogy, just in time for the movie, apparently. Now I'm reading ChiWalking and a Borderlands horror anthology, as well as my old back issues of the Rivendell Reader. Ironically enough, I should be studying for finals instead.
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
You Don't Love Me Yet - Jonathan Lethem
Finished listening to Kingdom of Shadows; started Blood of Victory today; both by Alan Furst.
Three Junes--Julia Glass
Finished listening to Blood of Victory and am listening to Dark Voyage by Alan Furst.Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Finished reading two more Lawrence Block books this week, Mathew Scudder novels, Time to Murder and Create and A Dance at the Slaughterhouse. And will probably finish this weekend A Walk Among the Tombstones, also by Lawrence Block.
Finished Heft on Wheels. Not the greatest book ever, but a great message to someone like me. I can relate to the struggle, if not the drinking.
Finished listening to Dark Voyage and am listening to Nothing Like It in the World - The Story of the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad by Stephan Ambrose.Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Finished reading this week A Walk Among the Tombstones as well as The Devil Knows You're Dead by Lawrence Block.
Will start reading later today A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block.
1/2 way through "Scar Tissue" Anthony keidas, lead singer of Red hot chili peppers.
I've been doing double duty on books for the last couple months. Here's what I'm currently reading:
The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel by Stephen Leeb and Glen Strathy
Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses by Stacy Mitchell
Upstairs bathroom: Tom Clancy: Net Force
Downstairs bathroom: Stephen King : Dark Tower : Waste lands
3rd bathroom : Mountain Bike! - a humorous hand drawn / written technique manual.
Help-to-sleep : Zinns MTB manual.
Whenever: Any above as well as: Mitigating Circumstances, Incredible Universe (superstring theory), CCNA recertification (need to put more hours in this one).
I also like to take my library of cookbooks, pick recipes i want to make, write out a shopping list on a post-it note and stick it to that page of the book. Then when I feel like cooking anything, i go to one of the books and grab the shopping list and go get the items that i need and get cookin.
I have a bunch of guitar tab books if playing out of those counts as reading.
Oh and i like to print and read parts of my huge library of ebooks ranging from cooking to horror to sci fi to self help to Army Ranger hand-to-hand combat to dog training etc....
Utopia in Power - History of the Soviet Union 1917 to Present
Asimov's Guide to the Bible
Trek 7.6 FX
IF Club Racer
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them - Albert Einstein.
I have had Tom Clancy's Executive Orders (Hardcover) since it came out and cant seem to ever finish it, then I have to go back and re-read parts to get back into it.
It's raining this weekend though. I think I will give it another read.
Of all the Matthew Scudder books by LB I got the most from When the Sacred Ginmill Closes. I guess that one was the first in the series. I think Out On the Cutting Edge is the one that scared the crap out of me. Block is very readable and entertaining, I got into his stuff by reading the Bernie Rhodenbarr series (The Burglar Who ___ ___ ___); very lightweight but a fun diversion.Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
I'll be starting Small Town next.
I also very much enjoyed the Sacred Ginmill book. But I like 'em all . And thankfully Lawrence Block is a prolific, as well as talented writer.Originally Posted by FlatTop
I recently finished reading A Ticket To The Boneyard, In The Midst Of Death, and Long Line of Dead Men, by Lawrence Block.
Also recently finished listening to Up in Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard; Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and Call for the Dead by John Le Carré; and for a non-fiction change of pace Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward Renehan.
Currently reading Even the Wicked by Lawrence Block and am listening to Transgressions a collection of 10 crime novellas, edited by Ed McBain. Note: it includes a Keller, the Hit Man short story by Lawrence Block.
For your info, a list of the Matthew Scudder series in order:
1 THE SINS OF THE FATHERS. First in the series.
2 TIME TO MURDER AND CREATE. The second book, although it was actually published after In the Midst of Death
3 IN THE MIDST OF DEATH.
4 A STAB IN THE DARK.
5 EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE.
6 WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES.
7 OUT ON THE CUTTING EDGE.
8 A TICKET TO THE BONEYARD.
9 A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE.
10 A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES.
11 THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD.
12 A LONG LINE OF DEAD MEN.
13 EVEN THE WICKED.
14 EVERYBODY DIES.
15 HOPE TO DIE.
16 ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING.
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Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
How are you liking it? I loved Cryptonomicon, have read it more than once, but for some reason I got bogged down in Quicksilver and didn't get more than a 1/3 of the way through. Maybe I should pick it up again.Originally Posted by CyLowe97
I'm reading Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. It's a book about an old preacher in a small town in Illinois, in ill health, writing a letter to his six-year-old son about his life and life in general. It's a beautiful book.
"Assume a virtue, if you have it not." ~ William Shakespeare
This advice is the reason I'm masquerading as an athletic person.
The Good Shepard.
I love me some L. Block, his books are very entertaining, and they were a good introduction to so many of the other fun to read "Pulp Fiction" novels. Ed McBain, ect.ect.Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Finished listening to Transgressions a collection of 10 crime novellas, edited by Ed McBain as well the Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Bock, and am currently listening to Burglars Can't Be Choosers, also by LB. Still reading Even the Wicked by Lawrence Block but plan to finish it early this week because the library just came through for me and purchased and loaned me the three Elmore Leonard non western books I hadn't already read or listened to. I've got three weeks to read Cat Chasers, 52 Pickup and Unknown Man No. 89 before I have to return them. Means less time for BF BSing - a good thing.
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