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    What are you currently reading? The Sphere by Michael Crichton
    What is the best book you've ever read? 11/22/1963
    Recommend a book- Breach by Patrick Lee
    What is your social security number? 867-53-0999
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    I'm reading this forum.

    Was that a trick question?
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    I just read two books.

    "Dark Matter" It's an interesting fictional exploration of a multiverse. Have you ever wondered what might have been had you made a different choice sometime in your life? What if you could explore how different your life would have turned out if you had just done something a little different. Fascinating.

    "Station Eleven" An interesting twist on the epidemic wipeout of the human race and what happens afterward. The difference is the writer switches back and forth between the before and after developing characters that had an impact on both sides of the disaster and also on characters that exist only in the before or only in the after.

    Too many good books to choose a "best". One that has stayed with me over the years is "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas

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    Reading: "Blowout" and the daily papers. New issue of The Atlantic came a few days ago so I'll tackle that this weekend

    Best I Ever Read: Non-Fiction: Seabiscuit . Fiction: The Great Gatsby

    Recommend: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    I just read two books.

    "Dark Matter" It's an interesting fictional exploration of a multiverse. Have you ever wondered what might have been had you made a different choice sometime in your life? What if you could explore how different your life would have turned out if you had just done something a little different. Fascinating.

    "Station Eleven" An interesting twist on the epidemic wipeout of the human race and what happens afterward. The difference is the writer switches back and forth between the before and after developing characters that had an impact on both sides of the disaster and also on characters that exist only in the before or only in the after.

    Too many good books to choose a "best". One that has stayed with me over the years is "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas

    Jenny apparently has no fear of divulging her number on this forum. Although, it was probably hacked from the bathroom wall.
    Agree, I can't do "favorite" or "best" on pretty much any topic anymore. Too many good options.

    I liked "Dark Matter." Check out "Recursion" by the same author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    I couldn't find the book thread that I know exists...?
    WooHoo, I think the book discussion thread was on the OCC. . .IIRC, former1dog was the OP instigator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    WooHoo, I think the book discussion thread was on the OCC. . .IIRC, former1dog was the OP instigator.
    Ah, yes, that sounds familiar.


    And Dark Matter, and Recursion. I'll check those out too.
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    What are you currently reading? Blowout by Rachel Maddow
    What is the best book you've ever read? Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    Recommend a book- No shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs
    Next Book? The Bear by Andrew Krivak
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    I'm listening to "Radium Girls" audiobook (our library lets us borrow over Hoopla which is really convenient right now). It's about women in the 1920s who worked at watch factories painting the glow in the dark dials on watches (and aircraft mechanisms). They needed to paint fine details so they would put the tip of the paintbrush in their mouth to get a finer points, and obviously this lead to Radium poisoning. It's pretty horrific the way their illnesses are described. I'm about 3 hours in and have another 12 to listen to. It's really interesting though now that doctors/dentists are starting to see a pattern as more cases emerge, kind of like a detective novel rather than a history book at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    I'm listening to "Radium Girls" audiobook (our library lets us borrow over Hoopla which is really convenient right now). It's about women in the 1920s who worked at watch factories painting the glow in the dark dials on watches (and aircraft mechanisms). They needed to paint fine details so they would put the tip of the paintbrush in their mouth to get a finer points, and obviously this lead to Radium poisoning. It's pretty horrific the way their illnesses are described. I'm about 3 hours in and have another 12 to listen to. It's really interesting though now that doctors/dentists are starting to see a pattern as more cases emerge, kind of like a detective novel rather than a history book at this point.
    That sounds fascinating. Honestly.

    Most people know I'm more on the other side of the "reading" thing, so I actually don't even have anything, which is probably ironic. It's no longer any secret, so if someone here wants the first novel in my series PM me and I'll get you one you don't have to pay for - least I can do.


    Meanwhile, I don't even "read" much. The most I can do is "listen" as I'm going to sleep - and I love it.

    The Royal Institution, the science foundation in London that is near 200 years old, has a public lecture series on the net. These public lectures have been going in the SAME LECTURE ROOM since Fereday dazzled his audience with electricity and magnets.

    This is a great example, but you can just hit the RI channel and choose from about 100. I marvel at the power of the net. From my hut in the middle of the steamy south, I can listen to 6 years worth of lectures given in the most hallowed halls of science. That is almost jaw-dropping in the power of it. I'm a nobody, and yet I've been able to "sit" in that lecture hall for years, amazing.


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    Just finished the April 2020 issue of The Atlantic. Current nightstand book is Blowout. Not sure what's next. I have 8 or 10 unread McSweeney's awaiting in the bookcase.

    The daily newspaper diet remains the same: NYT, WaPo, Reno local fishwrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Just finished the April 2020 issue of The Atlantic. Current nightstand book is Blowout. Not sure what's next. I have 8 or 10 unread McSweeney's awaiting in the bookcase.

    The daily newspaper diet remains the same: NYT, WaPo, Reno local fishwrap.
    Somewhere I read that Reno had one of the better papers for it's sized market in the country.

    LV always ranks high on quality per market size.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Dixie: The Reno Gazette-Journal has been owned by Gannett for a while. Like a lot of daily papers, they have really cut back staff. I've been a subscriber most of my time here, beginning in 1994 when I relocated from CA.

    The RGJ has always done a pretty fair job covering state politics which means they cover the gaming industry in depth. At the start of the pandemic, they began a series of articles about the projected NV state budget shortfalls due to the casino closures and lost room nights, etc. . When the housing bubble popped in 2008, they were all over the foreclosure crisis.

    I still enjoy the routine of a physical paper to browse with my morning coffee. I grew up in a house that received three papers: The SF Chronicle (morning), the Stockton Record (afternoon), and the hometown fish wrap, the Tracy Press ( M-W-F ). I think those accelerated my reading habits which in turn, helped my mental growth as a pre-adolescent. Back when I cared about such things, the Chronicle was my source for information on the NorCal pro sports teams I grew up with.

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    Unfortunately my reading has slacked off a lot. I was riding the Metro into work so that was giving me 45 minutes of reading time each way. I was going through the Bernard Cornwall Sharpe series about a British soldier in the Napoleonic period. I also read his Last Kingdom series which is being made into a popular series on Netflix.


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    Just ordered "The Three Body Problem" by Cixin Liu. I've heard it's really good so am pretty excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Unfortunately my reading has slacked off a lot. I was riding the Metro into work so that was giving me 45 minutes of reading time each way. I was going through the Bernard Cornwall Sharpe series about a British soldier in the Napoleonic period. I also read his Last Kingdom series which is being made into a popular series on Netflix.


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    I really enjoyed both those series. Some of his single books are good to...The Gallows Thief (from memory).
    Patricia Cornwell and her Forensic Pathologist series has been excellent, in a not so coppish cop book way. She just started a new series and the first book was goo.

    Sorry that I forget names etc.

    Reading No Man's Land by Baldacci, another in a series by an author with several great series.

    The Atlee Pine and Amos Decker, plus the Camel Club (series) are all worth a read.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    For those that like the SciFi genre...take Dixie up on his offer of HIS book.

    Support a GU fan and author.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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