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tennisman24
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i am reading A Champions Mind by Pete Sampras

it is great u should read it

what are you AGers reading?

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09philj
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I just finished the fantastic A Firing Offense by George P Pelecanos.

KatPryde
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I am reading Decline And Fall by Evelyn Waugh.

The previous owner scribbled all over it but fortunately only lightly in pencil, so it's been easy to erase while I read. ...There's just a lot of it....

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Right now i am reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

R2D21999
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Now I'm reading Plague by that same dude who's books I'm still reading.

Also we're reading about mythology in English honors. Yay.

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Started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker. Trying to catch up on some (English) classics.

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I read the rest of Book 1 of Saga. This is a brilliant comic. The way it builds your sympathy for each of the conflicting sides, even when they do things which are ethically questionable is especially admirable. I want Alana and Marko to escape and lead full lives, but I also want Prince Robot IV to complete his mission so he is able to make it home to his wife, but I also want The Will to earn the bounty which will allow him to retire from his job contract killing. Gripping, visceral, funny, and beautifully drawn, this is a must read for comic fans.

Started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker. Trying to catch up on some (English) classics.

I love that book.

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Now I am reading The Scotch-Irish: A Social History, by James Leyburn.

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Reading Fear the last(I think) book in the Gone series.

And I can finally be done with that series.

09philj
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@R2D21999 There's one more; Light.

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Bad science by Ben Goldacre
It's about clinical trials and homeopathy and placebos and other interesting things.

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I have just started reading SR-71: The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, the World's Highest, Fastest Plane, by Col. Richard H. Graham, USAF (Ret.)

I once attended a summer science camp as a child, where each table was a 'team' named after a model airplane that happened to be hanging from the ceiling. I was on the SR-71 team, and ever since I've felt a certain fondness for and connection with the Blackbird.

Completely absurd.

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Τhe patience of the Sniper (El francotirador paciente) by Arturo Perez Reverte.

It is about a graffiti painter who signs his works with the name "Sniper" and an art historian trying to track him down for a job proposition. Seems pretty interesting

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I'm currently reading (I have been for a while now) the revised edition SAS wilderness survival guide by John Wiseman. It's very informative and encyclopedic, but it doesn't seem to put the priorities of survival in the right order and it gives too much attention to overly complicated contraptions and gizmos that are incredibly impractical in a real life or death survival situation. This book needs much more information about the bare basics of finding/gathering water, shelter, then food. This book tends to compartmentalize everything in a way so that everything is dangerously unrelated. An average person would have almost no clue how to put everything together in this book and actually be able to apply it to a real life situation. For example, if I was ever stranded on a tropical island for some reason, locating water and finding a way to sterilize it would be one of my top priorities, not, say, building a sailboat out of bamboo.

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I'm almost done reading Light which is for sure, the last book in the Gone series.

Also we were assigned to read The Book Thief. Its actually not too bad of a read.

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i just finished reading the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn... for the 327th time.

i am not kidding, i am still counting.

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