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Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 20, 2014 - 7:34pm

Just finishing " a hologram for the king" by dave eggers. Feels like a good selection for a pigg book club. Really good and relevantvfeeling...

Submitted by CA renter on January 21, 2014 - 4:16am.

Looks interesting, scaredy. Thanks for the recommendation.

BTW, do you read paper books or ebooks?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 21, 2014 - 8:04am.

Paper. Books stacked all over the house. Piles of books in kids rooms. Paper paper paper.

Submitted by Coronita on January 21, 2014 - 9:19am.

What's a "book"?

Submitted by UCGal on January 21, 2014 - 12:17pm.

Just put in a request for a copy at the local library.

(Too cheap to buy books when free books are available.)

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 21, 2014 - 12:19pm.

I like having them around in stacks.

Submitted by mike92104 on January 21, 2014 - 1:20pm.

flu wrote:
What's a "book"?

It's a decorating tool to give visitors the impression that you are smart.

Submitted by Coronita on January 21, 2014 - 3:45pm.

mike92104 wrote:
flu wrote:
What's a "book"?

It's a decorating tool to give visitors the impression that you are smart.

If people already know that the latter part is a lie, would it matter if I have the former?

Submitted by spdrun on January 21, 2014 - 4:20pm.

It's a decorating tool to give visitors the impression that you are smart.

Channeling Ambrose Bierce here?

Submitted by CA renter on January 21, 2014 - 6:08pm.

6packscaredy wrote:
Paper. Books stacked all over the house. Piles of books in kids rooms. Paper paper paper.

Same here, but you run out of room...and moving really stinks when you have lots of books (we hope never to move for the rest of our lives).

Submitted by CDMA ENG on January 21, 2014 - 7:07pm.

Favorite is Genius...

By James Gleick...

About the life of Richard Feynman.

CE

Submitted by sophiya on January 28, 2014 - 3:35am.

Books like Divergent

I agree with each and every conclusions made on this topic pig book club. It is really very informative. Thanks for sharing.

Submitted by UCGal on January 28, 2014 - 11:48am.

UCGal wrote:
Just put in a request for a copy at the local library.

(Too cheap to buy books when free books are available.)


I'm a couple of chapters in. It's compelling, albeit depressing.

Submitted by sjglaze3 on January 28, 2014 - 12:21pm.

Shantaram - long but brilliant

Submitted by pencilneck on January 28, 2014 - 2:48pm.

"Favorite is Genius...

By James Gleick...

About the life of Richard Feynman."

Feynman also wrote a few memoirs. I can't recall the names, but I'd strongly recommend looking them up. They are highly entertaining and thought provoking.

Submitted by spdrun on January 28, 2014 - 3:03pm.

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynmann" -- actually ghost-written by someone else, but still a pretty fun and interesting read.

Submitted by XBoxBoy on January 28, 2014 - 4:14pm.

Well, doesn't seem that pigs read a lot of fiction, but I really enjoyed The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Also in the non-fiction category recently read Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson and found that to be very interesting.

Submitted by UCGal on January 28, 2014 - 6:25pm.

spdrun wrote:
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynmann" -- actually ghost-written by someone else, but still a pretty fun and interesting read.

I read that decades ago and really enjoyed it.

Submitted by treehugger on January 29, 2014 - 4:59pm.

Loved Shantaram!

Just finished Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, excellent explanation of what happened to the middle east pre/during/post WWI. Plus never realized how brutal WWI was, for really no land won/lost.

Top 3 all time greatest:The Power of One (and no this is NOT a self help book); The Far Pavillions; and The Master and Margarita

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