Actually I think I have read one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich.It was a number of years ago though.I may have read cancer ward but I am not sure.Quote:
Originally Posted by caloso
Biking Related - I just finished Mike Magnuson's Heft on Wheels. I found it to be a interesting and fast read that kept me in the pages. I liked it because I could relate to his story quite well. I just started 23 Days in July about Lance's sixth Tour win in 2004. So far so good.
I read a lot of non-fiction to learn a lot about nothin'. I am a serious participant in anything I do. I will get every book and magazine under the sun and read every word until I have a good damn knowledge of the activity. I have done years of shooting sports, then photogography and now I'm back to biking again. Who knows what will be next time. :eek:
Origins of the Modern World for my ap euro history course next year.
Ordinary People for english class
Hearts in Atlantis by stephen king for FUN!
can anybody reccomend some weird philosophical books?
Can't recommend anything weird, but this is excellent:Quote:
Originally Posted by Miniklobb
Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The book is all things to some people, something to everyone, oddly bikish.Quote:
Originally Posted by Miniklobb
I'm on my crusade to read the classics.
Just finished; "The Catcher in the Rye."
Starting; "The Last of the Mohicans."
On deck; "Oliver Twist."
Avoid at all costs "Wuthering Heights." Uff. I'm glad I didn't die while reading that book. What a way to leave the world.
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei by John Stevens. You will feel like a pansy for ever having shirked a run, ride or workout.
Reading now: Join Me.
By Danny Something, some Brit. Tries to start a 'collective' (not a cult) by getting people to send him a passport photo, but doesn't tell them what they're joining. So far, its a Riot.
Weird 'philosophy' book: Wild Animus. They were passing it out free at the state fair last year. Its pretty damn weird. But I'll tell you why it was free: It Sucks.
"One Hundred People Who are Screwing Up America". Soon to be followed by "The Fair Tax Book"
Just finished "A Game of Thrones" by George RR Martin
Just started "A Clash of Kings"-the sequel. I've already read all 3 of the series, but that was 2 years ago, and I want to refresh my memory for the 4th book, that comes out in November. These are incredible works of epic fantasy, and speaking as someone who doesn't particularly care for Fantasy as a genre, this is pretty high praise. These are fairly long books, but they don't FEEL long, ya dig?
After reading about it here, I picked up a copy of Japanese Death Poems. About twenty pages in now, I am enjoying it quite a bit already.
At work today I got to really craving some new Vladimir Nabokov. I wanted something full-length (I'm already working on a book of his stories), so I picked up a copy of Pale Fire as I left the mall. About 10 pages in and I'm loving it already.
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
You'll have to let me know how they are. I've been curious to check 'em out. Trouble is I get impatient with most short story collections.
Just started the new Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men and have blown through half of it in like two days (I am not a very fast reader). It's sort of pulpy but he's never too lite. Check it out.
I'm into the old sci-fi books i've read everything by...
Robert A. Heinlein
Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
A bizarre novel, to say the least, but interesting. Am now getting to the part that earned him a death sentence.
halfbiked - haven't read Rushdie, would you be so kind as to "Clif Notes" the section that earned him the death sentence for us?
The Kite Runner
Well written, but sad and pointless.
The Zombie Survival Guide
Finished up some books and I'm interested in getting new reading. Whatcha all reading right now? Thnx!
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler. Highly suggest you read this book. It's very comprehensive about the effects of Peak Oil. I'm sure many on this forum know about Peak Oil and welcome the fact that it'll greatly reduce traffic and increase bike usage - it will. But there will mostly be ill effects, and Kunstler lays them out.
this site :p
"The Winds of War" by Herman Wouk -- a fantastic read. I am staying up much too late every night reading it since it's so hard to put down! Next up is War and Remembrance, the sequel.
Already a thread going.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden