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    Quote Originally Posted by BRF View Post
    How do any of you find the time to read so many books?


    What time of the day do you do most of your reading?
    I read during my lunch break, after work, before bed, in the car. I suspect I have more free time than most on here since I do not have kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRF View Post
    How do any of you find the time to read so many books?


    What time of the day do you do most of your reading?
    I usually read on the weekends, or during the evenings.
    Like others, I may find time at lunch to read a few pages here or there.
    Not having kids also helps.
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    I don't really watch TV, so I have 30-60 minutes to read at night. I also listen to books on audible during my commute each day with totals about 60 minutes.

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    I actually read it a couple of years ago, but I Am Pilgram by Terry Hayes was excellent. Combined a murder mystery with an international terrorism plot, sort of Clancyesque in length/style, not so much in technical information, but as far as backstory character development for the 1st 3rd of the book, then it flows pretty smoothly from there. It's frustrating that his next novel's release keeps getting delayed, as his 1st book was the most engrossing read I'd found since the Harry Potter series ended.

    Currently struggling through Sparrow by Jason Matthews for almost 2 years. I have gotten into Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series on Audible. He builds the plots around famous historical people, events, and/or artifacts, which as a history buff I enjoy. Currently listening to the 3rd novel in the series, The Venetian Betrayal.

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    Anyone ever read Revenge of the Godfather, The Godfather Returns, or The Family Corleone? These are three books that fit into the Godfather saga. The original book was of course by Mario Puzo. The other three are written by other authors, but supposedly "in the spirit of Puzo". I love Puzo's books, but have never been able to try these others for fear that they may be terrible. I appreciate any feedback.

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    I finished We are Legion (We are Bob) this weekend and started the second book of the series, For We are Many, yesterday. If you like sci-fi and philosophy I would highly recommend these books. The third in the series is set to come out in early August.
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    I'm interested in the Sasse book. Dude seems awesome on twitter and a no no sense sort of dude. There was a long article in the WSJ about the book.


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    Moved on to some light reading.
    Started Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler.
    Good history so far of the start and growth of bourbon in the country, including the Whiskey rebellion, the start of the Beam and Kentucky distilleries, the first food and drug act to make sure bourbon was actual bourbon, prohibition, and to today.
    Pretty interesting so far. A good read for those bourbon lovers.
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    Just finished Black Out by Marc Elsburg. An okay thriller about a terrorist attack on the power grids of Europe and the US. 5/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptown_trojans_1 View Post
    Moved on to some light reading.
    Started Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler.
    Good history so far of the start and growth of bourbon in the country, including the Whiskey rebellion, the start of the Beam and Kentucky distilleries, the first food and drug act to make sure bourbon was actual bourbon, prohibition, and to today.
    Pretty interesting so far. A good read for those bourbon lovers.
    I've been wanting to read this for a while.

    I'm currently reading The Cartel by Don Winslow. It's a long novel about the Mexican drug trade. I'm about a quarter into and it's great so far.

    I'm also reading Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. It's not quite as good as his previous books I've read, but it's still a good read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I'm currently reading The Cartel by Don Winslow. It's a long novel about the Mexican drug trade. I'm about a quarter into and it's great so far.
    That's a great book. Winslow really knows his stuff when it comes to the drug trade and cartel wars. You'll enjoy it all the way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie View Post
    That's a great book. Winslow really knows his stuff when it comes to the drug trade and cartel wars. You'll enjoy it all the way through.
    I'm still chugging along (~2/3rds done) and it has yet to slow up. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all ends.

    I finished Since We Fell a few days ago, it was pretty good.

    I started reading Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by John Meacham last night.
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    I've never been able to read multiple books at one time. I like to start one and finish it within days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fab4Runner View Post
    I've never been able to read multiple books at one time. I like to start one and finish it within days.
    I'm typically listening to one audiobook and reading on physical book at any given time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I'm still chugging along (~2/3rds done) and it has yet to slow up. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all ends.

    I finished Since We Fell a few days ago, it was pretty good.

    I started reading Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by John Meacham last night.
    Don Winslow's got a new one out called "The Force" about a cop in NYC. The reviews have been strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie View Post
    Don Winslow's got a new one out called "The Force" about a cop in NYC. The reviews have been strong.
    I just read the summary for this book, it sounds like it will be another good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I've been wanting to read this for a while.

    I'm currently reading The Cartel by Don Winslow. It's a long novel about the Mexican drug trade. I'm about a quarter into and it's great so far.

    I'm also reading Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. It's not quite as good as his previous books I've read, but it's still a good read.
    Yeah, the bourbon book was good. I have done the bourbon trail and visited a lot of the distillers, and I knew some of the stories were largely tales, but did not think most of them were.
    It is a good history book, but also he dives into the bourbon making process and how the industry has changed, especially since Prohibition and the rise of the modern names. I enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I'm still chugging along (~2/3rds done) and it has yet to slow up. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all ends.

    I finished Since We Fell a few days ago, it was pretty good.

    I started reading Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by John Meacham last night.
    Speaking of Meacham, I just started his latest one on Andrew Jackson: American Lion. It has been on my list for a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptown_trojans_1 View Post
    Speaking of Meacham, I just started his latest one on Andrew Jackson: American Lion. It has been on my list for a while now.
    I picked this up for like $2 at HPB a while back. I'll get to it eventually.
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    Haven't checked in in a while.

    I've since finished The Cartel. I'd definitely recommend it.

    I'm about 1/3 into The Art of Power. Great book so far.

    I've also started and am about half finished with The Girl with All the Gifts. It's a zombie apocalypse book, and has been great so far.

    I also started reading The Pragmatic Programmer, but it deals specifically with my career.
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    Finished The Girl with All the Gifts late last week. I would highly recommend it if you're into post-apocalyptic zombie stuff. It had a pretty good spin on the genre.

    I started Lucifer's Hammer by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven. It's sci-fi, about a comet that I'm assuming is going to slam into the Earth.
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    Finished my Truman / McArthur book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con_Alma View Post
    Finished my Truman / McArthur book
    I'd be interested in your thoughts on this. It's been on my list to read for years and I just can't seem to get motivated to start. What'd you think?

    I just finished Where all the Light Tends to Go by David Joy. It's a novel set in Appalachian North Carolina. A good story with a great narrator. If you like Appalachian-set fiction, I'd recommend it with a 3.5/5 type rating.

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