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I just started reading "Origins" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist. It is an overview of the 14 billion year history of the universe and how it formed. Pretty interesting stuff.
Any other good books, preferably non-fiction, I should look into next?
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if that interests you, you should watch the history channel;s special called "the history of the world in 2 hours" it was really good.
i'm reading memory of light. but it is sci fi- fantasy, so you wouldn't be interested in it.
I liked "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. I still pick it up from time to time. I'm reading some crappy fiction right now, though.
Man, the offseason stinks....
Thanks, I'll check that out.
What is Memory of Light about?
Finishing up a fiction fix a the moment with the 5th book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Looking to delve back into the non-fiction realm. I've had Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose (Lewis & Clark expedition) sitting in my bookcase for years now and have yet to read it. Thinking about jumping on that next. I've enjoyed everything else I've read from Ambrose, so I assume this one is just as good.
I'm reading 'Death comes to the Archbishop' and it is brilliantly written. I'm way in love with this book right now.
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I'm not overly religious, but am enjoying "lead like Jesus" by Ken Blanchard, the author of one minute manager. Really good read.
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Basic Economics and Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell.
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Just started "The Glass Rainbow", by James Lee Burke. He's the best author ever, and Dave Robicheaux is the best character ever.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
me either^^ but just finished "sermon on the mount" and am commited to re-read at least parts of it.
and BTW, i was blacklisted from clem247 for agreeing with you.....do you brown nose that board? ive posted twice and been blacklisted twice...WGAS...prolly should get back to my book now
I am reading "Blood on the Moon" by Dr Edward Steers. It is the gold standard book about the assassination of President Lincoln. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I'm always working on 2 or 3 at a time. Right now I'm listening to "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, which I had always heard was brilliant. I'm reading The Forgotten by David Baldacci and my current non-fiction book is Sandy Koufax by Jane Leavy. She also wrote a great biography on Mickey Mantle and I think she's working on one about Babe Ruth now.
I have either read or listened to every Robicheaux book. Just finished "The Tin Roof Blowdown" last week. I've also enjoyed the Billy Bob Holland and Hackberry Holland books he's written. He's a brilliant writer but every time I finish one, I tell myself I'm done with Burke because they are so damn depressing and his liberal preaching has gone overboard now. I'm sure I'll go back for more though.
Two Towers. I typically read fantasy.
I never got in to the Holland books. The Robicheax series has ended, I'm pretty sure. Burke is in his 80's, believe it or not. The book I'm reading now is the last Robicheaux book. That is depressing.
Burke has a unique sense of humor, and Clete has me laughing til I cry sometimes. I got my dad started on Robicheaux, and he's hooked as well now.
He has a daughter named Alifair, just like DR has a daughter named Alifair in the books. Alifair Burke is a very good author in her own right. She writes thriller/mysteries that are almost as good as her dad's. I think she has written 5 books now. You should try one of hers, they are very good.
I like Baldacci too. Me and you have similar taste in authors, it sounds like. Do you like Michael Connolly, Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, Robert Crais, or Harlan Coben?
Reading "My Share of the Task" by General Stanley McChistal and Neil Young's autobiography - both are pretty interesting. Usually have two going at the same time - one e-book, and
one hardcover. Can read the e-book from my phone - when I am killing time or in line, etc. Agree with the earlier comment on James Lee Burke - had the chance to meet him a few years ago - very nice man and Dave Robicheaux - is one of the best fiction characters ever. I also like Michael Connelly, and Robert Crais. Saw Crais here in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago - great guy - used to be a major script writer for Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law - still think Hill Street was one of the best shows ever on TV. I trade - off between fiction and non-fiction Love crime fiction - Leonard, Connelly, Randy Wayne White, and a Key West writer - Tom Corcoran. Vacation on Captiva Island as often as I can - Randy Wayne White writes about the area - and has a bar over on Sanibel - Doc Ford's - named after his main character. Corcoran writes Key West crime series - used to be a photographer and did one of the
original album covers for one of his friends - Jimmy Buffett - album - "A White Sports Coat and Pink Crustacean". Corcoran kind of flies under the radar screen but tells a good story.
I should have noted I also like Daniel Silva and I asked Michael Connelly when he was in town last year who he liked of the "new writers" - he said Charlie Newton - read one by him - not bad.
second of a three book series on teddy roosevelt. this one covers his white house years
Currently reading Made in America by Sam Walton
John sandford's Prey Series is great too. I love Lee Childs Reacher series also.
Lines In The Sand, by Peter Dragon (no homo)
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