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    What books are you reading? (textbooks don't count!)

    I am about to start Homer & Langley by E.L Doctorow, one of my favorite authors. About a week ago, I finished my first Pyncheon book V. I have tried Gravity's Rainbow a few times, and now I think I will "get it" but that will be later in the winter.
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    Good luck with this thread....every time somebody starts something similar some over zealous mod feels they have to move it to the books and movies forum.


    Me, nothing at the moment, but I'm waiting on "When Worlds Collide" (on hold from library). It's a very old sci-fi that somebody here posted about a month or two ago.

    Last book I read was "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Read it about a month ago.
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    I just finished reading "Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture" by Ellen Ruppel Shell. I highly recommend it. I'm currently re-reading the Pern series as wind-down-before-bed, as well as a biography of the anthropologist Ruth Landes. Also just finished the "Fool" series by Robin Hobb, another author I enjoy.
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    J.D. Robb - Imitation in Death

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    Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper, they solve disputs with scalping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Good luck with this thread....every time somebody starts something similar some over zealous mod feels they have to move it to the books and movies forum.


    Me, nothing at the moment, but I'm waiting on "When Worlds Collide" (on hold from library). It's a very old sci-fi that somebody here posted about a month or two ago.

    Last book I read was "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Read it about a month ago.
    Well whatever, I figured there would be some humor in it since it is Foo!

    (hey, what did you have to do to CI to get back in his good graces!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    bones_mcbones'd it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    (hey, what did you have to do to CI to get back in his good graces!)
    I didn't....I'm not in his good graces. I think he's waiting for the punishment because the nervous wait makes it even worse.
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    I just read a bunch of Bill Bryson's travel books - does that count as humour? 42 bass pie jerky couch couch couch...there, we should stay in Foo for awhile.
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    Bryson is good! His book on hiking the AT is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    I just finished reading "Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture" by Ellen Ruppel Shell. I highly recommend it. I'm currently re-reading the Pern series as wind-down-before-bed, as well as a biography of the anthropologist Ruth Landes. Also just finished the "Fool" series by Robin Hobb, another author I enjoy.
    Did that get into what Wal-Mart does to their suppliers?
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    I really liked it, but I was kind of disappointed that he didn't go all the way. Not that I would have done it, but you know. I enjoy his writing. I was quoting parts of "In A Sunburned Country" to the significant other and he wouldn't believe the weird facts and stories Bryson digs up. Alas, I have lost my copy of "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - either that or one of my friends is lying to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Did that get into what Wal-Mart does to their suppliers?
    She focuses on the entire culture of discount stores, but yes, she does discuss how WalMart bullies the suppliers into lower and lower costs while looking the other way as the suppliers resort to unethical practices in order to stay solvent. Just so people can save 30 cents off the price of a shirt. The entire system makes me sick.
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    The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman. Talks about walmart, but mostly in a positive light (so far) from the supply-chain side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Bryson is good! His book on hiking the AT is great.


    Definitely made me laugh out loud...

    I'm reading "Through the Labyrinth" and "Stopping Identity Theft"...
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    Currently on book #4 from Tim Dorsey's series. Triggerfish Twist is this one. They are easy reads and the funniest books I've ever read. If vulgar hilarity and awkward situations is your thing, check out Florida Roadkill and go from there. My grandpa got me hooked on them. Give it to the first 53 pages.

    Termite, if you liked Ender's Game (I did), try Ender's Shadow. I thought it was just as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    She focuses on the entire culture of discount stores, but yes, she does discuss how WalMart bullies the suppliers into lower and lower costs while looking the other way as the suppliers resort to unethical practices in order to stay solvent. Just so people can save 30 cents off the price of a shirt. The entire system makes me sick.
    Having supplied Walmart for over 10 years, I would take issue with that. They have been very transparent with us. Never dickered on price and even told us that they were not going to displace a current supplier even though we could offer a comparable product at a lower cost.

    Never had a payment issue, cancelled order, anything. WalMart has been one of our best customers for years.

    I would much rather deal with them than many other large retailers, many of whom prey on vendors and use chargebacks as a profit center.
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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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    Ahh, that is on my reading list too. How was it?

    I recently developed masochistic tendencies and read Twilight. All I can politely say is, I do not recommend it. Unless you...Nope, really can't recommend it in any case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    Ahh, that is on my reading list too. How was it?

    I recently developed masochistic tendencies and read Twilight. All I can politely say is, I do not recommend it. Unless you...Nope, really can't recommend it in any case.
    My wife read Twilight on a lark, and actually liked it. Then she made me watch the movie, and we both thought we were going to throw something at the TV. It would make a good MST3000 show!
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    I watched it with friends and we spent most of the time spewing our drinks out our nose. Best unintentionally hilarious movie I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakback View Post
    Yet our family car has THREE Twilight vinyl stickers on the windows, care of my wife.
    "Don't tell daddy, mommy is reading Twilight again", "Be Safe" (something from the book? so my wife says), and "I drive like a Cullen".
    I'd call that sad, but I don't think sad begins to cover it. Sorry.
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    pride and prejudice and zombies by jane austen and seth grahame-smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakback View Post
    Luckily we have limo tent all around.
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