What's Currently on Your Reading List?

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What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby rangerbluedog » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:50 pm

I'm always interested in finding good reading material. Read any good books lately that you'd like to recommend?
I'm currently reading:
CREATING A LEAN CULTURE, by David Mann
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lean-Culture-Sustain-Conversions/dp/1439811415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323539343&sr=8-1
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STRESSFIRE, by Massad Ayoob
http://www.amazon.com/Stressfire-Vol-Gunfighting-Police-Techniques/dp/0936279036/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323539373&sr=1-1
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:52 pm

So you're more of a research & facts reader? Not into cheap trashy novels? :)

Edit: I guess I should have added, I'm currently trying to wade my way through 'CRAZY HORSE & CUSTER, The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors". It's not bad but it's slow going and I'd rather be reading Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, 'The Affair'.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby rangerbluedog » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Yep, I tend to read mostly nonfiction: technical stuff, how-to stuff, knife books, history, Guns, cars, biographies, etc.
I do stray into fiction from time to time, like the Arkady Renko Russian detective novels by Martin Cruz Smith.
Also, I like Hemingway, a little by Steinbeck, and anything by Ayn Rand.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby Johnj » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:02 pm

Cheap trashy novels. W.E.B. Griffin, Stephen King, Lee Child, James Patterson etc.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:09 pm

Barry Eisler
Brad Thor
Daniel Silva
H. Jay Riker - Navy Seals series
James Lee Burke - Dave Robicheaux
James O. Born
Janet Evanovich
John Grisham
John Sandford - Prey series & Virgil Flowers series
Larry Bond
Lawrence Block - Matthew Scudder series (damn shame Block is deceased)
Lisa Gardner
Michael Connelly - Harry Bosch series
Nelson DeMille
Robert B. Parker - Jesse Stone series (the movies are good too. Tom Selleck is great as Jesse Stone)
Robert Crais - Elvis Cole & Joe Pike
Robert K Tanenbaum
Stephen Horn - His first book, 'In Her Defense', is great
Stephen Hunter
Sue Grafton
Vince Flynn
William Lashner

There's more on my reading list but that's enough for now.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby chetr1200c » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:25 pm

short mystery and detective stories, mostly ellery queen and alferd hitchcock magazines. they seem to fit my short attention span to a tee.
can't keep up with novels anymore.
my wife reads a different book every other day. she does enuf for both us.

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby rangerbluedog » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks guys, keep 'em coming. I've gotta look some of these authors up!
Jerry, what do you do in your "spare" time? :lol:
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:32 pm

Eat and hang out on AAPK of course. 8)
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby chetr1200c » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:33 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Eat and hang out on AAPK of course. 8)


thats what i'm doing now :D

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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby MITCH RAPP » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:58 pm

8) Favorite Authors and the Characters in their Stories ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

DAVID MORRELL

LEE CHILD / JACK REACHER

VINCE FLYNN / MITCH RAPP

STEPHEN HUNTER / BOB LEE SWAGGER

BRAD THOR / SCOT HARVATH

STEVE BERRY / COTTON MALONE

RAYMOND KHOURY / SEAN REILLY

JAMES ROLLINS / PAINTER CROWE

CHRISTOPHER REICH / JONATHAN RANSOM

DAN BROWN / ROBERT LANGDON

CHARLES BROKAW / THOMAS LOURDS

MICHAEL CONNELLY / HARRY BOSCH / MICKEY WALLER

ALEX BERENSON / JOHN WELLS

DANIEL SILVA / GABRIEL ALLON
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby knife7knut » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:21 pm

I just finished reading(for the 2nd time) a book about the famous explorer John Charles Fremont called "Dream West" (it was made into a 5 part mini-series several years ago). A fictionalized(but based on fact)account of his life mapping the West in the 1840's and 50's and his life in California and unsuccessful run for president just before Abrahan Lincoln.A great(but long;it's over 700 pages)read about a great man.
I am starting "A Pirate Looks At Fifty" by Jimmy Buffett now.I have a couple of his books but never read them.
One of my favorite authors is Julian May;one of the few female science fiction writers and a very prolific one.She creates whole societies in her books that sometimes run through five or six books in the manner of a not so famous 1930's SF writer named Olaf Stapleton.
Another of my favorite writers is the late Douglas Adams whose most famous book was,"A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" which was made into a movie.That was one book of a five part trilogy(his description)that had to be one of the greatest series ever.He also did a series called,"Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" in the manner of the Mickey Spillane books.
Another great author who is mostly known for his irreverent country songs,his endless runs for the governorship of Texas and many appearances on Don Imus' show is Kinky Friedman.I'm sure TJ has heard many of his songs but many don't know he has written quite a few books as well.
One book that was given to me many years ago when I was going through a particularly rough period(health issues;a messy divorce among other things)was a tome called,"If You Meet the Buddha on the Road;KILL HIM!" by a psychotherapist named Sheldon Kopp. It turned my life around.That's all I will say about that one;if you're interested;go find a copy.I gave all of mine away to people I thought needed them.
Anyway that is my short list. I've been getting back to reading lately.Started before I went to school and when I was in my 30's was reading sometimes 3 books at a time.Haven't done that for awhile.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:34 pm

Mitch - Looks like we share some of the same interests in authors. If you can find them, I highly recommend the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block. Very easy to read. I would compare him somewhat to Michael Connelly only IMO better.

K7K - Of the several he's written, the only one I've read by Jimmy Buffett is "A Pirate Looks At Fifty" . I'll be interested to get your take on the book.

If anyone hasn't read Stieg Larsson's trilogy, it's also recommend and it's one that should be read in sequence.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby rangerbluedog » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:30 pm

ahhh yes, Jimmy Buffett. I read TALES FROM MARGARITAVILLE and WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT.
His books are like his songs - light and airy, kind of shallow. A fun escape.

I used to enjoy Lewis Grizzard for the same reasons.
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby MITCH RAPP » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:47 pm

8) Hey Jerry, if you have read any of Lee Child's Books, can you believe they are turning "One Shot" into a movie, casting that pip squeek Tom Cruise as 6 ft 5 Jack Reacher? ::uc:: That's a real deal breaker for me! ::td::
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Re: What's Currently on Your Reading List?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:56 pm

Mitch I've read all the Lee Child books except the current two. Tom Cruise doesn't work for me either. ::td:: ::td:: ::td:: I'm not sure who I would cast as Jack Reacher. If Tommy Lee Jones were taller and a bit younger I can see him playing the part. How about Liam Neeson? Ahh but he's almost 60 years old. There's a couple of candidates but I can't bring 'em up in the brain housing group right now.

I have one problem with the books. A Brit writing about the American military gets it very very wrong now and then. :mrgreen: Child needs a technical advisor or a better researcher.
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