What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CYEK » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:57 pm

I'm just reading about what you are reading. :lol:

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ian » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:06 pm

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan.

Was given the used book by a guy who lost over a billion US$ and it has some of his personal notes which makes the reading even more interesting e.g. covering the psychology of trading from his perspective.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Zasso Nouka » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:48 am

Loosing a billion must sting a bit :angry-screaming:

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by donguri » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:39 pm

Anyone still reading? :lol:

Just getting started on both of these from my book pile. So far so good.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by gonbechan » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:00 pm

I read ALL the time. I just didn't want to bore the shit out of everybody by posting a new book every day or so.
I also am a seriously eclectic reader and only draw the line at tawdry bodice rippers.

Last week I finished book 2 The Mountain Shadow (I read the book 1 last month) of Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
They were both hefty books (thank god for ipad kindle app) I got a little tired in places but on the whole I really enjoyed reading them.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33600.Shantaram

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2524 ... ain-shadow

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by donguri » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:07 pm

I'm due for some totally engrossing, escapist fiction. I've read a lot of musicians' memoirs and bios lately, along with all kinds of DIY carpentry and home improvement texts. A nice slice of science fiction would satisfy.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by paradoxbox » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:18 pm

donguri wrote:I'm due for some totally engrossing, escapist fiction. I've read a lot of musicians' memoirs and bios lately, along with all kinds of DIY carpentry and home improvement texts. A nice slice of science fiction would satisfy.
How about "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy? It's quite a depressing dystopian, apocalyptic sci fi book. Quite easy reading, I think it was written with teens in mind, but it is a page turner and easy to finish reading over a weekend or so. Nothing technological or space-y about it though, if that's what you're looking for.

Another cool but weird set of books which are much more sci-fi and fantasy themed is "The Death Gate Cycle".
I thought the books were kind of crappy and bizarre when I started reading the first one, but it grows on you until you can't stop reading. There are a lot of different layers that all interact with eachother, it's quite interesting reading. The whole concept of the first book "Dragon Wing" is so unique and weird, it's quite an engrossing experience once you get about 1/4 of the way into the book.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by gonbechan » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:04 pm

My all time favorite depressing dystopian apocalyptic scifi book has to be The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

The Windup Girl GoodReads

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by donguri » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:19 pm

Thanks Paradoxbox, Gonbechan, those are all new to me.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Zasso Nouka » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:57 pm

donguri wrote:A nice slice of science fiction would satisfy.
Maybe give Cloud Atlas a go if you enjoy a bit of sci-fi, it's a bit of an eclectic read ranging from the South Pacific in the 1850's through to the far future and back again. The film adaptation is none to shoddy too, although they tweaked the story a little.

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