John Grisham's 'The Verdict'
John Grisham's 'The Verdict'
Getting ready to start The Complete Father Brown, by G. K. Chesterton.
Great running thread. My reading list is now overflowing.
Just finished: "Burying the Black Sox," meticulously researched and well-documented history of the 1919 fixed World Series. This is the definitive work on the Black Sox and the coverup that ensued.
Just started: "Traitor to His Class," biography of FDR, excellent so far.
Will start soon: "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest," the third in the Steig Larsson trilogy. The first two were riveting. I will try to pace myself on the third, but I know once I start I will be unable to put it down. No more Larsson. Pity.
I have seen 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Girl who Played with Fire' in the original swedish. Both outstanding movies. Will start reading the books soon though.
SugarBusters (elimination of the evil refined sugar)
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Collin, that is a great book! You should get the complete Sherlock Holmes collection. It is well worth the read!
I am currently reading the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott!
Ho letto da poco Il caso Saint-Fiacre un giallo di Georges Simenon con il commissario Maigret-Lo trovato molto bello, lo consiglio
James A. Michener, Iberia .
Avril Pyman's Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius
Just finishing up "Adolf Hitler" by John Toland. Fascinating stuff.
Just finishing up "Adolf Hitler" by John Toland. Fascinating stuff.
and Hitler went to Heaven too.
I just recently finished reading Confessions of a Pipe Smoker, 2nd edition
and promptly lent it to a friend - who is now enjoying Gary's wit and wisdom.
I'm not convinced that the second edition was that much better than the first
one, but it is more up to date in this rapidly changing tobacco community.
I've just gotten a few chapters into Dion's Mill River Smoke: Stories and
Essays. It's a warm collection of tales that provide a refreshing perspective
into the life of a Pipe smoking journalist.
"The Raspberyy Murders" by Pat McManus. Pat is my favotite humor writer and now mystery writer. His stories all take place in Idaho. If you're a sportsman or even a city kid like me foem New Jersey you'll cry laughing while reading his books. Highly recommended for winter reading.
Sugar Shock- yep another book on the evils of refined sugar.
Ismail Kadare, The Three-Arched Bridge
How to Reassess Your Chess, by Jeremy Silman
Hands down the best mid-game book out there, I'd like to get the new 5th edition but i've blown my budget on PAD/TAD.
I have about 300 books on chess and I agree with your assessment of Silman's book. However, I have the 3rd edition (got it when it was released) and if I ever return to chess, I'll need to update my edition.
@ William -- the new 5th edition is brilliant. I fondled it for a while at Barnes & Noble. It's a much larger size, expanded commentary and newer games, and updates on all the latest glitz & glamour of the chess world, all with Silman's uber-geeky (yet endearing) writing style. Hey we should play some games! I generally lurk on the yahoo chess site, and I have accounts at all the other ones though I often forget my passwords.
Manchesters "THe Last Lion" about Churchill.....
Of course, Sherlock Holmes (complete stories). Why else would I started smoking? Stephen Fry's Chronicles. Works of Aristotle.
Currently I am reading "The Warrior's Way - England in the Viking age "
romeowood, you play chess? That's brilliant!! I tried but it's too complicated, so I settled for easier game, I do philosophy, which is like chess game of the mind. Much easier than actual chess.
PAPIPEGUY ...Pat Mcmanus is my favorite everyone should read his stories.
Currently reading Lord of the Rings again.
Chess is both incredibly simple yet limitlessly complex. Much like this thing life
Rereading A Brief History of Time, trying to cure the insomnia.
Tom Clancy.. The teeth of the Tiger......
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Chancellorsville by Stephen Sears. A history of the Civil War battle at Chancellorsville.Found it very hard to keep up with all those Generals,divisions,corps,companies etc. Very interesting,think I'll read it again in 6mo, or so.
Fry the brain. The role of urban guerrilla sniping on the modern battlefield.
The real George Washington.
Leo Korogodski, Pink Noise.
Life In A Medieval Castle In England . A bit of research work here.
Working on some documentation for a couple of projects for the summer .
I'm guessing they aren't pipemaking projects.
CBW in a pete 999
reading the tin, fhb?
Pyramids , Terry Pratchett
CBB in a bent bull
Just started Salem's lot, and picked up H.P Lovecraft's complete works (one of those giant Barnes and Noble collection books) along with Sun Tsu's Art of War and The Divine Comedy a few days ago -- looking forward to getting to those after I read my last *counts* 4 more Stephen King's left. . . and the other half of Four Past Midnight (only read The Langoliers and Secret Window; Secret garden so far)
I'm taking a little break from the sort of thing I usually read and have decided to plow through a handful of Edgar (King Kong) Wallace's detective novels. There are a lot to choose from, but right now I'm reading Jack O'Judgment. After that at least 2 of the J.G. Reeder stories.
Mostly this is because I spent this month's book budget (and a good chunk of next month's too) at pipesandcigars.com and these books are in the public domain and are therefore delivered free to my Kindle.
Does 'Bike' Magazine count as a valid entry for this thread?
Just finished Girl With the Dragon Tattoo yesterday morning. Great story!
Now going to have a pre-dawn cup of coffee and start one that has been on the list for a long time...A River Runs Through It
It's just too bad it is 0 degrees outside or maybe I'd venture out for a early morning pipe too!
Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett
The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams..just finishing the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
Stò leggendo un libro tipo giallo poliziesco italiano Montalbano -Gli arancini di montalbano- scritto da Andrea Camilleri , è molto buono
mi piace pure Simenon.
I'm reading a book like yellow crime-The Italian Montalbano of Montalbano arancini-written by Andrea Camilleri, is very good
I also like Simenon.
Under the Dome -- Stephen King -- pg 200 so far.
Mauro is reading "I'm reading a book like yellow crime-The Italian Montalbano of Montalbano arancini-written by Andrea Camilleri, is very good [: puffpipe:]
I also like Simenon."
The town and the city-Jack Kerouack (really for the third time)
"For Whom The Bell Tolls" Hemingway
True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey.
It is an excellent book; eminently readable. The author's vision of Ned Kelly, Aussie bushranger, really comes to life. I'm only a third of the way through but its going really well.
By the same writer, I'd also recommend Jack Maggs. It's a reworking of Great Expectations featuring a robber returned from Transportation in Australia to nineteenth century London. It was quite good.
Ned Kelly is a fascinating historical personage .
I totally agree, unclearthur. I have not read a great deal about Ned the man but this book is going to drive me to research the factual side of things a little more. It's been an addictive read so far. I have always been very interested in outlaws and highwaymen, rapparees and gunslingers. Fascinating characters from a more interesting time, all with colourful stories and varied motives for their ways.
The Weight Loss Cure by Kevin Trudue
I started the Shining last week, haven't had but like 2 hours reading it thus far though.
The Guns of August--B. Tuchman
[i]Jesus; The Unauthorized Version--edited and introduced by Mian Ridge
Grazie per la punta su Andrea Camilleri, Mauro - I've got it in attesa presso la biblioteca
Thank you for the tip on Andrea Camilleri, Mauro--i've got it on hold at the library
Conceived in Liberty Vol II by Murry Rothbard.
Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
An Unsung Hero...Tom Crean-Antarctic Survivor by Michael Smith
"Ghosts of Knighton Gorges" (Isle of Wight spookiness, over the water from me)
Sparroa, You may like a pub I occasionally eat in,(Royal Anchor,in Liphook) A highwayman,(Jacques) was shot there. Now he's an infamous ghost there!
Here, on Hayling Island there's a smuggler 'ghost' along a coastal path where I used to go in the dark on rabbit hunts. (I never saw the blighter...'would have loved to but,boy would I have run and run) M.
finished the shining -- maybe nightmares and dreamscapes next?
Just finished "You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News" and have just picked up "South Of The Pumphouse" by Les Claypool. Yes I read Cracked.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This is an old friend for me. I have read it a handful of times. Sounds corny, but I always find I do my job a little better after reading it... Also I usually end up feeling a little more at peace in general!!!
Sounds great, Mike - I would love to wander the UK, tracing stories and legends, dipping into country pubs throughout the whole trip! I love folklore, especially that of the British Isles - amazing stuff, all part of my heritage. You're very lucky in my books to be so close to it all. Highwaymen may have been cutthroats in their day, but we can revel in their adventures without anxiety now. If I ever get to open a pub in the future, I'll be happily delving into all the traditional themes I can find for ambiance and a little character. Most pubs here are actually faceless bars and are sad excuses for even bad copies of the real thing!
My girlfriend gave me a Valentine's/birthday present last night that might be of interest to you all. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I'm sure to do so soon. It's a brand new 2011 reprint of "Smoke Rings and Roundelays - Pipes and Tobacco" by Wilfred Partington. It's a collection of poems and short writings from the 17th Century onward with an emphasis upon pipes but inclusive of all things featuring Lady Nicotina, published in 1924. Very interesting, I'm looking forward to reading some of these antiquated notions! (For example "The Hollander may truly be said to 'smoke like a chimney'" And then today I receive my latest order from 4noggins! Excellent timing indeed!
sparroa, I have that saved to disk.A real fun read.
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Lately it has been post after post after post. It's all good stuff.
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