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Post by: Nitantnel on January 06, 2013, 01:03:23 AM
I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can share some interesting reads, I'll start.
I am in the middle of Why I left Goldman Sachs (http://www.amazon.com/Why-Left-Goldman-Sachs-Street/dp/1455527475) by Greg Smith. It's a well written book by a nice Jewish kid which I find to be very informative. (I see now that Google has some major criticism for him but I still think that he is a good honest person.) Anyone here read it?
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Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2013, 01:57:05 AM
One book I'm currently reading is Story of the Jews by Stan Mack (http://www.amazon.com/Story-Jews-000-Year-Adventure/dp/1580231551/). It's funny, and a good way for me to (chronologically) synchronize global history and Jewish history in my mind.
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Post by: Nitantnel on January 06, 2013, 09:25:29 AM
What are the authors credentials?
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Post by: DrDanny on January 06, 2013, 10:59:43 AM
Startup Nation - Dan Senor, Saul Singer

I've read it before but was just flipping through it on Shabbos
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 12:04:01 PM
What the Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell
 Just reread this.


And this was a fun read
   One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children
David Elliot Cohen
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Post by: creditor on January 06, 2013, 12:08:55 PM
What the Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell
 
he is great
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Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2013, 12:41:52 PM
What are the authors credentials?

Don't know if he has any. It's definitely not the classic Jewish take on history.
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Post by: jj1000 on January 06, 2013, 12:45:27 PM
he is great
+1 Loved this
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Post by: moko on January 06, 2013, 01:15:49 PM
In One Era Out the Other (http://www.amazon.com/In-One-Era-Out-Other/dp/1614650608) great jewish memoir
calling Chaikel  ;)
but it really is great book
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Post by: Nitantnel on January 06, 2013, 03:21:15 PM
On that note, Go My Son, Go (http://www.amazon.com/Go-My-Son-Refugees-Survival/dp/087306500X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357503610&sr=1-1&keywords=go+my+son+go%2C+chaim+shapiro), is one of the best books I read, ever.
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 03:43:07 PM
Another good read:  How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer  (http://www.amazon.com/How-We-Decide-Jonah-Lehrer/dp/0547247990/ref=pd_sim_b_18")
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 03:43:43 PM
+1 Loved this


Nice, never saw this. He really is great.
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Post by: ahecht37 on January 06, 2013, 03:51:01 PM
Another good read:  How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
 (http://www.amazon.com/How-We-Decide-Jonah-Lehrer/dp/0547247990/ref=pd_sim_b_18")
i read it, pretty good, only its pretty much a copy of predictably irrational by dan ariely (who is one of the smartest people that i know of)
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 04:20:01 PM
One of my top 10 fictions :  Angels and Demons (http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Demons-Dan-Brown/dp/B0036EIXCE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357507076&sr=8-6&keywords=angels+and+demons")
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Post by: churnbabychurn on January 06, 2013, 05:47:28 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Traffic-Drive-What-Says-About/dp/0307277194
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 06, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
One of my top 10 fictions :  Angels and Demons
 (http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Demons-Dan-Brown/dp/B0036EIXCE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357507076&sr=8-6&keywords=angels+and+demons")
+1
even better than the DaVinchi code IMHO
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Post by: Dan on January 06, 2013, 06:17:50 PM
One of my top 10 fictions :  Angels and Demons
 (http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Demons-Dan-Brown/dp/B0036EIXCE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357507076&sr=8-6&keywords=angels+and+demons")
How would you rank all 5 of his books?
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Post by: churnbabychurn on January 06, 2013, 06:23:36 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Abel-Jeffrey-Archer/dp/0312942729
The best novel of all time (IMHO) [Way Better than what I found to be twisted and unrealistic book like Angles and Demons-(felt like reading Harry potter (ugh).] Davichi is good though.
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 06:28:30 PM
How would you rank all 5 of his books?

Haven't read them in a while...
I'd say

1. Angels and Demons
2. Digital Fortress
3. The Da Vinci Code
4. Deception Point
5. The Lost Symbol
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 06:31:01 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Abel-Jeffrey-Archer/dp/0312942729
The best novel of all time (IMHO) [Way Better than what I found to be twisted and unrealistic book like Angles and Demons-(felt like reading Harry potter (ugh).] Davichi is good though.

Good book.
I basically stick to the same few authors..


Nelson Demille-
Jeffery Archer
Michael Connelly
Vince Flynn -every once in a while
Daniel Silva-also here and there
John Grisham (older work is much better)
and David Baldacci whose books I like pretty consistently.

Grisham and Baldacci- I read every book they write.
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Post by: churnbabychurn on January 06, 2013, 06:34:13 PM
Grisham and Baldacci- I would read every book they write.
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Post by: sky121 on January 06, 2013, 06:38:33 PM
My favorite Jewish Non-Fiction is   Living Inspired By Rabbi Akiva Tatz  (http://www.amazon.com/Living-Inspired-Akiva-Tatz/dp/1568710267/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357515410&sr=8-1&keywords=living+inspired")
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Post by: myb821 on January 06, 2013, 07:37:50 PM
Good book.
I basically stick to the same few authors..


Nelson Demille-
Jeffery Archer
Michael Connelly
Vince Flynn -every once in a while
Daniel Silva-also here and there
John Grisham (older work is much better)
and David Baldacci whose books I like pretty consistently.

Grisham and Baldacci- I read every book they write.
love baldacci also a fan of Silva and Flynn
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Post by: mclovin on January 06, 2013, 08:24:24 PM

Michael Connelly
Vince Flynn
Daniel Silva
John Grisham- used to read his stuff all the time
David Baldacci


these are all some of my favorites as well as
terry pratchett
douglas preston/ lincoln child

favorite books are hobbit and lord of the rings series
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 06, 2013, 09:10:26 PM
Haven't read them in a while...
I'd say

1. Angels and Demons
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. Digital Fortress
4. Deception Point
5. The Lost Symbol

 I didn't read Deception Point. Though I would put Digital Fortress after The Da Vinci code. The lost symbol would def go last, seems like he's past his prime.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 06, 2013, 09:10:47 PM
Nobody mentioned one of my favorites
Lee Child

Robert B Parker.. good for a quick read when you have a few hours to kill
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Post by: mclovin on January 06, 2013, 11:16:26 PM
Nobody mentioned one of my favorites
Lee Child

Robert B Parker.. good for a quick read when you have a few hours to kill
+1 to both
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Post by: lcyitz on January 06, 2013, 11:25:18 PM
1. I loved the divici code

2. Anyone read one shot by lee child?
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Post by: robi on January 06, 2013, 11:35:17 PM
Two of my alltime favs:
Bonfire of the vanities, Tom Wolfe. Or anything by Tom Wolfe.
Beach music by pat conroy.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 06, 2013, 11:43:50 PM
2. Anyone read one shot by lee child?
love most of lee child's books. Jack reacher is by far one of the best characters! Him and john Corey
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 06, 2013, 11:44:49 PM
just finished 2 Harlan Coben books over the weekend
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Post by: txtmax4 on January 06, 2013, 11:45:24 PM
I wish I had time to read more :(

#Bookworminspirituntilfurthernotice
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Post by: churnbabychurn on January 07, 2013, 08:01:34 AM
Two of my alltime favs:
Bonfire of the vanities, Tom Wolfe. Or anything by Tom Wolfe.
Beach music by pat conroy.
Beach music is very good, even better is Lords of Discipline. Pat Conroy is a real quality writer.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 07, 2013, 08:24:27 AM
Probably my favorite for non fiction: Douglas Hofstadter. The man is just brilliant.
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Post by: lcyitz on January 28, 2013, 01:32:41 AM
I am considering getting this book has anyone read it?...... Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by: Robert B. Cialdini
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Post by: txtmax4 on January 28, 2013, 01:45:36 AM
I am considering getting this book has anyone read it?...... Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by: Robert B. Cialdini
Might be good.
Although if you're reading that, you should definitely read this classic (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034).
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Post by: lcyitz on January 28, 2013, 02:13:41 AM
Might be good.
Although if you're reading that, you should definitely read this classic (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034).
Cool Thanks! I will def look into that.
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Post by: L'Chaim on January 28, 2013, 07:21:26 AM
Might be good.
Although if you're reading that, you should definitely read this classic (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034).

+1
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Post by: BAHayman on January 28, 2013, 07:25:27 AM
Vince Flynn -every once in a while
Daniel Silva-also here and there
If you like Flynn and Sliva, check out Brad Thor. Patrick Robinson as well.
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Post by: yehuda S on January 28, 2013, 08:14:13 AM
Has anyone here ever read Viktor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning'?

One of the most famous holocaust survivors.
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 10:05:11 AM
Has anyone here ever read Viktor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning'?

One of the most famous holocaust survivors.
Great book. Abraham J. Twerski was asked in the Hamodia a few weeks ago if he recommends this book. I forgot his answer.
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Post by: yehuda S on January 28, 2013, 10:20:07 AM
Great book. Abraham J. Twerski was asked in the Hamodia a few weeks ago if he recommends this book. I forgot his answer.

Well no one interviewed me but I definitely recommend it.

It's tiny, more like a pamphlet. Wish I remember who I lent it to.

One memorable line is where he told a Chassid who lost all his children in the camps "Life cannot be rendered meaningful merely by it's perpetuation".
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 10:28:16 AM
Well no one interviewed me but I definitely recommend it.

It's tiny, more like a pamphlet. Wish I remember who I lent it to.

One memorable line is where he told a Chassid who lost all his children in the camps "Life cannot be rendered meaningful merely by it's perpetuation".
That's what you tell someone who lost all his children. But  IMHO, life can be rendered meaningful merely by it's perpetuation. There is a phenomenon known as people living through their children. It can be a problem, because they can be overprotective of their children, and micro-manage their lives. This problem exists by people whose only meaning in life is their children. But that doesn't mean that children can't render life meaningful. You're thoughts?
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Post by: churnbabychurn on January 28, 2013, 10:56:23 AM
That's what you tell someone who lost all his children. But  IMHO, life can be rendered meaningful merely by it's perpetuation. There is a phenomenon known as people living through their children. It can be a problem, because they can be overprotective of their children, and micro-manage their lives. This problem exists by people whose only meaning in life is their children. But that doesn't mean that children can't render life meaningful. You're thoughts?
+1
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Post by: txtmax4 on January 28, 2013, 11:24:40 AM
Has anyone here ever read Viktor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning'?

One of the most famous holocaust survivors.
Excellent book!
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Post by: doublejay on January 28, 2013, 12:37:50 PM
Someone recently recommended a book called "The power of now" by Eckhart Tolle.

Anyone have any experiences with it?
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Post by: damaxer91 on January 28, 2013, 01:13:11 PM
I only read Non-Fiction, here are a few of my recent reads:

The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner (read it a few times)

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East
by Michael Oren

Out of the Depths by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 02:09:04 PM
I only read Non-Fiction, here are a few of my recent reads:

The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner (read it a few times)

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East
by Michael Oren

Out of the Depths by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
Is The Prime Ministers an enjoyable read? Meaning, a page turner.
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Post by: jj1000 on January 28, 2013, 02:12:38 PM
Is The Prime Ministers an enjoyable read? Meaning, a page turner.
I hate that expression, you turn pages for every book.


#justsayin  ::)
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 02:16:18 PM
I hate that expression, you turn pages for every book.


#justsayin  ::)
It means you can't stop turning pages. The BOOK is a page turner, by FORCING YOU to turn pages, because it's so interesting. A regular book, YOU are the page turner, no ones forcing you.  :)
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 28, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
Is The Prime Ministers an enjoyable read? Meaning, a page turner.

I found it to be an excellent read, almost hard to put the book down.
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Post by: lcyitz on January 28, 2013, 03:52:25 PM
Hitlers book: mein kampf? Opinion?
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 28, 2013, 03:59:41 PM
Hitlers book: mein kampf? Opinion?

Are You serious?

Alot of what he wrote about his history in the book, is..... selective memmory.
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Post by: lcyitz on January 28, 2013, 04:16:39 PM
Are You serious?

Alot of what he wrote about his history in the book, is..... selective memmory.
Yes I'm serious didn't think there was a problem.

What do u mean by selective memory?
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 28, 2013, 05:25:05 PM
Yes I'm serious didn't think there was a problem.

What do u mean by selective memory?

I was just wondering why you'd want to read that.

He lies about his history. A good read about his early life can be found in the book " A history of the third reich ".
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Post by: damaxer91 on January 28, 2013, 09:33:18 PM
Is The Prime Ministers an enjoyable read? Meaning, a page turner.

Couldn't put it down
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 09:37:15 PM
Couldn't put it down
I found it to be an excellent read, almost hard to put the book down.
I better go get it.
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Post by: damaxer91 on January 28, 2013, 09:40:23 PM
If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
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Post by: yehuda S on January 28, 2013, 10:08:58 PM
One of my favorite books is 'The Glass Castle' by Jeannette Walls.

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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 11:26:16 PM
Can I make a suggestion that when recommending books, if you could please add if it's non-fiction or fiction, for people like me who only read non-fiction.
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Post by: Baruch on January 28, 2013, 11:27:30 PM
If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
I'd love to see your list.
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Post by: Yeki89 on January 28, 2013, 11:29:56 PM
I didn't read Deception Point. Though I would put Digital Fortress after The Da Vinci code. The lost symbol would def go last, seems like he's past his prime.
I actually enjoyed the lost symbol, it was kinda diffrent.
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Post by: lcyitz on January 28, 2013, 11:33:53 PM
Is the divici code considered a science fiction?
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Post by: yehuda S on January 28, 2013, 11:35:04 PM
One of my favorite books is 'The Glass Castle' by Jeannette Walls.
nonfiction.
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 29, 2013, 04:54:13 PM
Couldn't put it down

Although there are some historical facts said to the author in the book, which may be a bit on the selective memory side.
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Post by: yehuda S on January 29, 2013, 06:48:31 PM
The DaVinci code has some pretty weird "facts" about the beis HaMikdash.
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Post by: lcyitz on January 29, 2013, 06:53:41 PM
The DaVinci code has some pretty weird "facts" about the beis HaMikdash.
Yep lol!
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 29, 2013, 07:03:13 PM
I wouldn't complain too loudly, he has even "weirder" facts about christianity...
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Post by: yehuda S on January 29, 2013, 09:32:35 PM
I wouldn't complain too loudly, he has even "weirder" facts about christianity...
Really, weirder? Me thinks not.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 29, 2013, 09:42:44 PM
Really, weirder? Me thinks not.
Not weirder, "weirder". ::)
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 31, 2013, 06:18:52 PM
I find this (http://www.amazon.com/Rewire-Your-Brain-Think-Better/dp/0470487291/?tag=deamav-20) book fascinating. It explains in depth how the brain works.
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Post by: ahecht37 on January 31, 2013, 06:24:57 PM
I find this (http://www.amazon.com/Rewire-Your-Brain-Think-Better/dp/0470487291/?tag=deamav-20) book fascinating. It explains in depth how the brain works.
neurologists are just beginning to scratch the surface on how the brain works
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 31, 2013, 06:26:19 PM
I find this (http://www.amazon.com/Rewire-Your-Brain-Think-Better/dp/0470487291/?tag=deamav-20) book fascinating. It explains in depth how the brain works.
Didn't read that one but a great one on the subject is this (http://www.amazon.com/How-Mind-Works-Steven-Pinker/dp/0393334775/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359674711&sr=1-1&keywords=how+the+mind+works+steven+pinker).
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Post by: U-no-me! on January 31, 2013, 06:34:07 PM
Didn't read that one but a great one on the subject is this (http://www.amazon.com/How-Mind-Works-Steven-Pinker/dp/0393334775/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359674711&sr=1-1&keywords=how+the+mind+works+steven+pinker).

I have this one in an audiobook, though I didn't yet get a chance to listen to it.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on January 31, 2013, 08:17:24 PM
I have this one in an audiobook, though I didn't yet get a chance to listen to it.
I cant imagine it being as good in audio, it has many great diagrams and stuff.
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Post by: yuneeq on February 11, 2013, 12:59:58 PM
I'm looking for a book that would teach me how to properly understand a real estate prospectus.
Any recommendations?
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Post by: lcyitz on February 12, 2013, 05:27:34 PM
Might be good.
Although if you're reading that, you should definitely read this classic (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034).
Awesome book recommended for anyone who wants to improve himself.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on March 07, 2013, 08:23:28 AM
Just read Homeland (http://www.amazon.com/Homeland-Cory-Doctorow/dp/0765333694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362662516&sr=1-1&keywords=homeland) and thought it was kinda freaky but also thought it was a bit far off, till I saw this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u4Ku17CqdZg) video. Gosh What's this country coming too?
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Post by: sky121 on March 14, 2013, 07:00:11 PM
Just saw that Dan Brown has a new book coming out in May. Hope it's better than his last book, and more like his first ones.
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Post by: judahk88 on March 14, 2013, 07:13:54 PM
Just saw that Dan Brown has a new book coming out in May. Hope it's better than his last book, and more like his first ones.
I ordered it already  :)
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 16, 2013, 11:07:49 PM
Looking for some authors similiar to nelson demille and lee child - any recommendations?
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Post by: lcyitz on March 16, 2013, 11:11:07 PM
Looking for some authors similiar to nelson demille and lee child - any recommendations?
John Grisham? 
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Post by: sky121 on March 16, 2013, 11:19:17 PM
Looking for some authors similiar to nelson demille and lee child - any recommendations?

Baldacci
Harlen Coben
Daniel Silva
??
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 16, 2013, 11:24:01 PM
Read baldacci long time ago, just finished most of harlen cobens books and not that impressed with silva lately
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Post by: sky121 on March 16, 2013, 11:25:22 PM
http://www.goodreads.com/author/similar/1238.Nelson_DeMille



What about Michael Connelly?
Vince Flynn?
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Post by: Galitzyaner on March 17, 2013, 09:18:23 PM
Has anyone read the "Besht", by Immanuel Etkes?
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Post by: springles on March 17, 2013, 10:05:53 PM
I split my reading pretty evenly between fiction and non fiction but here are a couple of fiction recommendations:
For those that like courtroom dramas (like grisham) check out scott turow and steve martini.
Recently read Gone Girl which came out last year and enjoyed it but its pretty twisted and may not be for everyone. 
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Post by: Achas Veachas on March 21, 2013, 08:54:22 AM
The Da Vinci code is available for free now at the Google Play store, along with the first chapter of Inferno.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 21, 2013, 10:01:23 AM
Was available @ amazon as well for this past week
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Post by: Achas Veachas on March 21, 2013, 11:09:19 AM
Was available @ amazon as well for this past week
Well they didn't email ME so too bad on them :P
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Post by: Nitantnel on April 11, 2013, 10:27:17 PM
I only read Non-Fiction, here are a few of my recent reads:

The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner (read it a few times)



I just finished this one, and indeed, it was one of my best reads ever!
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Post by: lcyitz on April 11, 2013, 10:52:07 PM
I just finished this one, and indeed, it was one of my best reads ever!
Is that about Isreali politics?
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Post by: sky121 on May 14, 2013, 02:46:38 PM
Just started the new Dan Brown- hope it's better than the last one and as good as his firsts.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on May 14, 2013, 02:49:50 PM
Just started the new Dan Brown- hope it's better than the last one and as good as his firsts.
Let us know after Shavuos please.
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Post by: DovtheBear on May 14, 2013, 02:51:57 PM
Thanks to this thread, i've visited the library (recently) and taken out some books.
I finished One Year Off- a great read.
I'm in middle of The Prime Ministers- a great book about the history of Israel.
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Post by: yehuda S on May 14, 2013, 04:15:34 PM
Just started the new Dan Brown- hope it's better than the last one and as good as his firsts.
Just reserved it at the library. Only 405 people in front of me! ;-)
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Post by: judahk88 on May 14, 2013, 05:05:19 PM
Just started the new Dan Brown- hope it's better than the last one and as good as his firsts.
i have it on order. Should arrive in a day or so.
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Post by: sky121 on May 16, 2013, 11:18:10 PM
Let us know after Shavuos please.

Not as good as his first two Langdon books but much better than his last IMO.  I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DovtheBear on May 16, 2013, 11:24:35 PM
Not as good as his first two Langdon books but much better than his last IMO.  I enjoyed it.
stayed up the whole night? :P
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 09:25:32 AM
Not as good as his first two Langdon books but much better than his last IMO.  I enjoyed it.
I didnt start it yet.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2013, 04:52:38 PM
Not as good as his first two Langdon books but much better than his last IMO.  I enjoyed it.
I thought it was excellent!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Marco Polo on June 03, 2013, 05:02:20 PM
For anyone who is interested in the Sistine Chapel or Michelangelo, i highly recommend The Sistine Secrets. You will be amazed to learn what the true meanings are behind the incredible artwork within the Sistine Chapel.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 16, 2013, 08:23:31 PM
If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
I finally got around to getting this book at the library. I just started it this morning and have a very hard time putting it down .
Thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 04, 2013, 03:01:03 PM
Not as good as his first two Langdon books but much better than his last IMO.  I enjoyed it.
Just read it (10 hours on Amtrak is a long time :) ). A refreshing break from his last 3 (he doesn't even mention any of Roberts' previous experiences, except for one passing mention of the Vatican).
Title: Read any good books lately?
Post by: Danney on July 09, 2013, 05:22:35 AM
I'm not a big reader normally, but I'm in the mood to read a book. Can anyone suggest a good book for a 24 year old guy that will really keep me glued to it?
Title: Re: Read any good books lately?
Post by: rots5 on July 09, 2013, 06:40:35 AM
I'm not a big reader normally, but I'm in the mood to read a book. Can anyone suggest a good book for a 24 year old guy that will really keep me glued to it?
there is a thread for that. please search. welcome to ddf, pls do not start new threads, itll just put you in the dog house. (trust me ion this one)

try searching DDF books, or book club, if im not mistaken AsherO has started the thread ur looking for. maybe pm him personally
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: yuneeq on August 11, 2013, 03:38:39 PM
I think this book would be a very interesting read, but I can't afford the price :-[

Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food  (http://www.amazon.com/Kosher-Private-Regulation-Industrial-Food/dp/0674072936)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Bostener on August 11, 2013, 03:50:05 PM
I think this book would be a very interesting read, but I can't afford the price :-[

Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food  (http://www.amazon.com/Kosher-Private-Regulation-Industrial-Food/dp/0674072936)

This book is $36.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 04:00:31 PM

I think this book would be a very interesting read, but I can't afford the price :-[

Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food  (http://www.amazon.com/Kosher-Private-Regulation-Industrial-Food/dp/0674072936)

I was looking at this too. Did you see it in Jewish action?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ayman on August 11, 2013, 04:22:27 PM
What the Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell
Loved his book the Outliers, very interesting theory there.

Also love Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, best series out there IMO. Was very sad to hear he died earlier this year.

If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
Read this while learning in Israel, really, really good.
Also started reading a book about the history of the IAF, forgot what it was called but very well written. Didn't get to finish it tho  :(.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ayman on August 11, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
Embarrassed to say this but have not read the Tom Clancy Rainbow series. :-[ Need to correct that ASAP!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: mclovin on August 11, 2013, 04:40:51 PM
Embarrassed to say this but have not read the Tom Clancy Rainbow series. :-[ Need to correct that ASAP!
series? isnt there only one (big) book?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: yuneeq on August 11, 2013, 05:53:11 PM
I was looking at this too. Did you see it in Jewish action?

No idea what Jewish action is.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ayman on August 11, 2013, 06:32:03 PM
@mclovin- I think there is a whole series based on that group. (meant Jack Ryan, John Clark)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(Tom_Clancy_character)#Chronological_order
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: mclovin on August 11, 2013, 09:40:04 PM
@mclovin- I think there is a whole series based on that group. (meant Jack Ryan, John Clark)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(Tom_Clancy_character)#Chronological_order
there is but nothing really to do with the rainbow book
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 10:48:17 PM
This book is $36.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kosher-Private-Regulation-in-the-Age-of-Industrial-Food/21975154
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ayman on August 11, 2013, 11:36:41 PM
there is but nothing really to do with the rainbow book
Same characters...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: yuneeq on August 12, 2013, 12:06:46 AM
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kosher-Private-Regulation-in-the-Age-of-Industrial-Food/21975154

$28 is still too pricey for me
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: mclovin on August 12, 2013, 07:05:51 PM
Same characters...
we are going in circles here. i do reccomend those books, but it is not the same series.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Bostener on August 13, 2013, 01:38:56 PM
$28 is still too pricey for me

Try searching for a used one on half.com (sister company of Ebay)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 14, 2013, 08:03:04 AM
$28 is still too pricey for me
Meh. Just requested it from the library. Get in line  ;)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2013, 01:46:52 AM
The cuckoo's calling (JK Rowling) was very good.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on September 23, 2013, 03:26:03 AM
The cuckoo's calling (JK Rowling) was very good.
That's after A Casual Vacancy?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: sarah on October 24, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
Excellent new book called commerce on shabbos.  Its a great read. Includes the following topics: 

- Is one permitted to list an item on ebay if the auction is scheduled to conclude on Shabbos?
- May one allow his e-commerce website to remain open on Shabbos?
- What should be done if one cannot possibly close his business on Shabbos, such as a nursing home or a store in a mall?
- Must one close his business in a different time zone once it is Shabbos in his location?

http://www.amazon.com/Commerce-Shabbos-Rabbi-Yosef-Kushner/dp/1598269666
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: efflpetzel on October 27, 2013, 12:20:11 AM
Marine Sniper by Carlos Hathcock is a great book
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: killamatic12 on January 14, 2014, 05:34:40 PM
has anybody read any of the two biographies on Rav Ovadia Yosef?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 14, 2014, 07:03:41 PM
Just read Inferno by Dan Brown. Thought Angels & Demons and Davinci Code were much better.
Has anybody read SOLO (new James Bond)?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Freddie on January 14, 2014, 07:18:57 PM
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 14, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.
Was that a comment on my post or on the whole thread?
Franz Kafka was jewish?!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 14, 2014, 07:32:20 PM
Was that a comment on my post or on the whole thread?
Franz Kafka was jewish?!
He was, though that doesn't make his books Jewish...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 14, 2014, 07:38:43 PM
I've never read any of his books, but @Freddie's recommendation just put it on my Amazon list :D
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 07:42:55 PM
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.
What????
The only book? How long does it take you to read and what do you do once you're done?? And the book wasn't even really completed :D
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Freddie on January 14, 2014, 07:50:49 PM
What????
The only book? How long does it take you to read and what do you do once you're done?? And the book wasn't even really completed :D

You ask that question as if I sit in an armchair with a mug of herbal tea and read novels. Read The Trial, realize that every other modern Western novel is derivative, and then go learn a blat gemara.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ushdadude on January 14, 2014, 07:56:34 PM
Also love Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, best series out there IMO. Was very sad to hear he died earlier this year.

+1 i read every one
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 08:37:42 PM
How can every novel be derivative if so many were written before kafka. There are plenty novels out there to read.
Really dumb comment about blatt Gemara Btw if you want to talk about Gemara start a "learn blatt Gemara thread" a deal we can all join and talk there. In the meantime don't come to a thread regarding books and try to be all elitist and holier the  the rest of us that read "goyisher beecher"...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: myb821 on January 14, 2014, 08:53:01 PM
How can every novel be derivative if so many were written before kafka. There are plenty novels out there to read.
Really dumb comment about blatt Gemara Btw if you want to talk about Gemara start a "learn blatt Gemara thread" a deal we can all join and talk there. In the meantime don't come to a thread regarding books and try to be all elitist and holier the  the rest of us that read "goyisher beecher"...
+100000000000000
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Nitantnel on January 14, 2014, 08:57:56 PM
+100000000000000
+1

On a side note, the only book that I heard to be the basis of all American novels and Hollywood movies is Homer's Odyssey
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Freddie on January 14, 2014, 09:03:39 PM
How can every novel be derivative if so many were written before kafka. There are plenty novels out there to read.
Really dumb comment about blatt Gemara Btw if you want to talk about Gemara start a "learn blatt Gemara thread" a deal we can all join and talk there. In the meantime don't come to a thread regarding books and try to be all elitist and holier the  the rest of us that read "goyisher beecher"...

I'm sorry. I will stay away from this thread. I apologize for annoying you.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 09:10:28 PM
Thanks:)
On a side note its ironic for someone to recommend The Trial by Kafka which isn't the cleanest book out there and a blatt gemara at the same time...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: peacenlove613 on January 14, 2014, 09:44:13 PM
Anyone one ever read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch album. I don't read much and a friend recommended it. It completely blew my mind. Must read.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Sport on January 14, 2014, 09:54:03 PM
Anyone one ever read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch album. I don't read much and a friend recommended it. It completely blew my mind. Must read.
yeah, was ok. If you liked this book you'll probably like his other book "the five people you meet in heaven". I thought it was much better.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 14, 2014, 10:16:23 PM
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: sky121 on January 14, 2014, 10:29:09 PM
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?

I used to love wayside school books. They were def a favorite. :)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: MoGro17 on January 14, 2014, 10:54:15 PM
wayside school is excellent

Another exellent read is "The Heavenly Time Machine" by Morris Engelson. Ridiculously good. Blow your socks off.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Heavenly-Time-Machine-Science/dp/0964287005/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389758078&sr=8-1&keywords=heavenly+time+machine
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: intgesh on January 15, 2014, 12:46:06 AM
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?
+2. and if you like Louis Sachar (rhymes with cracker), check out his book Holes (Fiction).

For the sports-pop-culture-humor enthusiasts, Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy" is a must.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 15, 2014, 02:31:23 AM
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.
Any other fans out there?
Wow. That brings back memories. Must have read it in 3rd grade. Very cute. Holes was also very good.
Another exellent read is "The Heavenly Time Machine" by Morris Engelson. Ridiculously good. Blow your socks off.
Morris Engelson? Is he the jewish physicist who writes for Mishpacha's Kulmus occasionally?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: MoGro17 on January 15, 2014, 10:34:08 AM
Morris Engelson? Is he the jewish physicist who writes for Mishpacha's Kulmus occasionally?
Not sure. Its possible.
I used to get caught up in authors and make them bigger than their work but not anymore. Just because someone writes a good book does not mean I have to go out and read everything they've every written. I go book by book now. I'll even put down a series if the author mails it in and releases junk as a sequel.

What i"m trying to say is that I don't know the guy from Adam but I loved his book.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ushdadude on January 15, 2014, 10:40:14 AM
Was anyone else completely disappointed with the Bourne series after Robert Ludlum died?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 15, 2014, 12:07:21 PM
+1000000
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 15, 2014, 12:07:39 PM
it shouldn't have continued
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: kayef on January 15, 2014, 11:39:01 PM
Just saw this thread for the first time.
I really enjoyed Steig Larsson's "The girl with the dragon tattoo" series. anyone read them? 
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Vosizderneias on January 16, 2014, 06:16:31 AM
Anyone here read classic literature?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 08:13:30 AM
Just saw this thread for the first time.
I really enjoyed Steig Larsson's "The girl with the dragon tattoo" series. anyone read them?

Course!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 08:14:13 AM
Anyone here read classic literature?

Like Greek classics or whatever is on the assignment shelf at the library?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: ushdadude on January 16, 2014, 09:06:44 AM
Anyone here read classic literature?

I almost finished yuma :)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Sport on January 16, 2014, 09:39:52 AM

Anyone here read classic literature?
Used to when I had time. Loved anything written by Twain especially A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court.
I liked Steinbeck too but his books all seemed to schlep out and always left me feeling depressed.
Not sure if he's considered classic , but I loved J D Salinger's books.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 16, 2014, 09:41:22 AM
Anyone here read classic literature?
Classic literature according to Twain are books that nobody want to read but everyone want to say they read:)
Yes I read that in a classic piece of literature...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 10:25:37 AM
Is Harry Potter a classic ;)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 10:26:15 AM
I like modern classics- Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut, Orwell
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 16, 2014, 02:31:18 PM
Is Harry Potter a classic ;)
Maybe in 100 years, when the English it's written in will be "Olde English" :D .
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 16, 2014, 02:32:05 PM
I like modern classics- Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut, Orwell
+1 on Orwell. LOVE his stuff!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: myb821 on January 16, 2014, 02:52:03 PM
I like modern classics- Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut, Orwell
really did not enjoy ayn rand
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 16, 2014, 03:37:52 PM
really did not enjoy ayn rand
Tried it once, deeply disturbing. Maybe cause im religious...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 05:45:41 PM
Tried it once, deeply disturbing. Maybe cause im religious...

I'm religious too, I didn't see any problem with it.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 05:49:55 PM
+1 on Orwell. LOVE his stuff!

1984 was one of the most powerful books I've ever read, or reread, or rereread.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 16, 2014, 06:11:11 PM
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?

Just arrived! Let the fun begin!

Quote
1. Statement #4 is false.   T   F
2. Statement #5 is false.   T   F
3. Statement #1 is false.   T   F
4. Statement #2 is false.   T   F
5. The answer to this statement is the same as at least two of the above answers.   T   F
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 16, 2014, 06:50:19 PM
1984 was one of the most powerful books I've ever read, or reread, or rereread.
+1 Liked Animal Farm too.
"Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: myb821 on January 16, 2014, 07:12:08 PM
+1 Liked Animal Farm too.
"Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
one of my favorite quotes
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Sport on January 16, 2014, 07:19:10 PM

one of my favorite quotes
+1
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 16, 2014, 08:42:17 PM
+1 Liked Animal Farm too.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".
FTFY
Fun fact #347: This is one sentence that when translated to Hebrew, not only doesn't it lose any of it's meaning, it comes out better: "כל בעלי-החיים שווים, אך ישנם בעלי-חיים השווים יותר".
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DovtheBear on January 16, 2014, 09:03:38 PM
FTFY
Fun fact #347: This is one sentence that when translated to Hebrew, not only doesn't it lose any of it's meaning, it comes out better: "כל בעלי-החיים שווים, אך ישנם בעלי-חיים השווים יותר".
Repost! :P
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 16, 2014, 09:05:14 PM
Repost! :P
You Sure? I remember posting it SOMEWHERE, thought it was here but searched and searched and couldn't find it.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DovtheBear on January 16, 2014, 09:06:24 PM
You Sure? I remember posting it SOMEWHERE, thought it was here but searched and searched and couldn't find it.
You've posted the 'men' version.

ETA: Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2321.msg535995#msg535995) you go. :)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 16, 2014, 09:10:04 PM
You've posted the 'men' version.

ETA: Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2321.msg535995#msg535995) you go. :)
AHA I thought it was in the book thread so I searched Animal Farm and this is the only one that came up...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 17, 2014, 02:53:16 PM
FTFY
Thanx! It's been a while... Maybe it's time to reread... :D
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 17, 2014, 02:54:43 PM
Any Jack Reacher (Lee Child) fans out there?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: sky121 on January 17, 2014, 03:19:53 PM
Any Jack Reacher (Lee Child) fans out there?



I'm a fan!
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 18, 2014, 10:23:59 PM
Me too - love most of his books. (last book wasn't that great)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 19, 2014, 12:48:48 AM
Me too - love most of his books. (last book wasn't that great)
You talking about Never Go Back?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 20, 2014, 02:39:07 PM
Any Jack Reacher (Lee Child) fans out there?
Me too. I read all of them straight through not too long ago.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 13, 2014, 09:10:25 PM
Reading "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America". Finding it very entertaining, informative and thought provoking (a bit too many F bombs but the book wouldn't be the same without them...).
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: etech0 on December 13, 2014, 09:17:45 PM
I'm a big fan of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (nonfiction)
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: DP7 on December 13, 2014, 09:23:45 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0143113100/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1418523807&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Azis Papa on December 13, 2014, 09:26:09 PM
I'm a big fan of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (nonfiction)
+1
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 03, 2015, 12:33:59 PM
Any Kurt Vonnegut fans?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 05, 2015, 05:39:59 PM
Any Kurt Vonnegut fans?

Oh yeah.

Cat's Cradle? Seriously disturbing. And seriously the most cynical thing I've ever read. I'm scared to like it as much as I do...

Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: HP58 on January 06, 2015, 04:32:29 AM
Oh yeah.

Cat's Cradle? Seriously disturbing. And seriously the most cynical thing I've ever read. I'm scared to like it as much as I do...
Haha yeah. Guess he's the first writer I've seen who's more cynical them I am  ;D...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on January 21, 2015, 07:56:59 PM
Your thoughts on Leon Wieseltier's Kaddish?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 31, 2015, 01:33:08 AM
For anyone interested in aviation. I'm reading QF32 (http://www.amazon.com/QF32-Richard-Crespigny-ebook/dp/B007KTLQ5W/) by the pilot of Quantas flight 32 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas_Flight_32).

Obviously his account of the flight is fascinating and gave me a new respect for Airbus (I'm generally a fan of Boeing), but what I liked more is the first half of the book that goes through his history with flying and is a very interesting read.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: chff on March 31, 2015, 07:56:52 AM


For anyone interested in aviation.
and gave me a new respect for Airbus (I'm generally a fan of Boeing),

Off topic a sec, why on a Boeing first flight the pilots dress with their suits, where is Airbus first flight they dress with parachutes?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 17, 2015, 04:04:25 PM
Anyone read The Martian?

It's like the story of Apollo 13 on steroids.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: kangarruu on June 17, 2015, 04:14:10 PM
Anyone read The Martian?

It's like the story of Apollo 13 on steroids.

The Martian is awesome. I really hope the movie isn't too much of a disappointment.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 17, 2015, 05:17:43 PM
The Martian is awesome. I really hope the movie isn't too much of a disappointment.
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on June 19, 2015, 02:07:13 AM
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.

They say "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was better as a movie.

I'm still deciding...
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: yakrot on June 19, 2015, 02:53:31 AM
I just read through twenty pages and can't believe No one mentioned the count of Monte Cristo!
I'm also a big fan of dickens
Tale if two cities, Oliver twist, David Copperfield.... Anyone else out there?
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: good sam on June 19, 2015, 09:06:48 AM
I just read through twenty pages and can't believe No one mentioned the count of Monte Cristo!
I'm also a big fan of dickens
Tale if two cities, Oliver twist, David Copperfield.... Anyone else out there?
On my list but don't see it happening any time soon.
Title: Re: DansDeals Book Club
Post by: wayfe on June 19, 2015, 11:40:39 AM
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.

On that note, is Game of Thrones worth reading or is the TV show better?
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Post by: yakrot on June 19, 2015, 11:44:19 AM
On my list but don't see it happening any time soon.
You won't regret it.
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Post by: Something Fishy on July 27, 2015, 07:33:09 PM
50 pages into an interview with Watterson in Exploring Calvin and Hobbes. Fascinating read.
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Post by: zale on July 27, 2015, 07:40:26 PM
On that note, is Game of Thrones worth reading or is the TV show better?

Just saw your question now because the thread just got bumped. The answer is a definitive yes, you should read the books. In my opinion it is almost impossible to follow all the characters without reading the books and understanding who is who and what is what. Just a note that as of the last season the HBO writers have basically taken a shortcut and changed parts of the story.
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Post by: noturbizniss on July 28, 2015, 12:38:22 AM
Just saw your question now because the thread just got bumped. The answer is a definitive yes, you should read the books. In my opinion it is almost impossible to follow all the characters without reading the books and understanding who is who and what is what. Just a note that as of the last season the HBO writers have basically taken a shortcut and changed parts of the story.
With a few slight spoilers to the books, the show ended exactly where ADOD left off.
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Post by: shoobi on July 28, 2015, 01:06:17 PM
just found this thread, but some of the best novels i've read in my life is the Bourne trilogy by Ludlum... simply unreal.
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Post by: churnbabychurn on October 25, 2015, 07:11:17 PM
Just read מטלז עד מטלז
The daily diary of R Chaim Stein from the war years.

A fascinating "inside look"
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Post by: justaregularguy on October 25, 2015, 08:26:17 PM
As long as I Live (http://www.amazon.com/As-Long-Live-Aharon-Margalit/dp/1598268724) has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')
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Post by: churnbabychurn on October 25, 2015, 09:09:42 PM


As long as I Live (http://www.amazon.com/As-Long-Live-Aharon-Margalit/dp/1598268724) has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')

Iv been meaning to read this.
Is it an easy read or long and drawn out?
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Post by: kracked dude on October 26, 2015, 12:11:08 AM
Just read מטלז עד מטלז
The daily diary of R Chaim Stein from the war years.

A fascinating "inside look"
That's on top of my list
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Post by: AnonymousUser on October 26, 2015, 03:31:41 PM

Iv been meaning to read this.
Is it an easy read or long and drawn out?
Easy read.
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Post by: yakrot on November 17, 2015, 10:51:18 PM
I'm in middle of the prime ministers, thanks for the suggestion, so far it's great
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Post by: Azis Papa on March 25, 2016, 03:25:36 PM
For anyone who hasn't read it - and is interested in the history of the relationship between Arab Muslims and Jews - From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters is a must read. 
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Post by: danR on March 25, 2016, 04:32:12 PM
Ally by Michael B Oren is a great read too, behind the scene view of what went on with Obama and Bibi
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Post by: sky121 on November 14, 2016, 05:03:27 PM
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.
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Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2016, 06:38:17 PM
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.

Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.
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Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2016, 06:53:51 PM
As long as I Live (http://www.amazon.com/As-Long-Live-Aharon-Margalit/dp/1598268724) has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')

I have this book, it's a nice story, but I didn't feel the life-changing inspired vibes other people describe.
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Post by: sky121 on November 14, 2016, 07:05:09 PM
Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.

If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?
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Post by: Amusch on November 14, 2016, 07:06:09 PM
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.

Take this for what it's worth: second-hand from reliable (IMHO) sources. Telushkin's is the most "inspiring" hence NYTimes bestseller; MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.
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Post by: mmb on November 14, 2016, 07:42:55 PM
If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?
I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read
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Post by: zh cohen on November 15, 2016, 06:16:42 PM
MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.
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Post by: AsherO on November 15, 2016, 07:21:50 PM
If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?

Learn his Torah, you'll find something that isn't in any biography :) honestly, I wouldn't outright recommend any of the three, though all are an interesting read overall.

I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read

Same is true for all his books, at least the ones I read.

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.

Vetted? I'm afraid the people who provided him with documents were selective/biased, same with their "checking for accuracy". But Friedman, Berger, Deutsch etc. are at least equally biased.
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Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2016, 07:29:43 PM
Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.

Take this for what it's worth: second-hand from reliable (IMHO) sources. Telushkin's is the most "inspiring" hence NYTimes bestseller; MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.

I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.


Thanks everyone. I ended up going with Telushkin... because the other was sold out at BookDepository.com and I needed it shipped to Israel.   So that helped choose.


BTW that's a great site for anyone who wants to order any books to be shipped to Israel or other countries.
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Post by: Eliyohu on November 15, 2016, 11:44:46 PM
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.
I know u bought it already, but I found The Rebbe to be very informative and intresting. (I'd assume the style and possibly intentions of the authors is not what your looking for.)
The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson https://g.co/kgs/WwIYAG
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Post by: damaxer91 on June 12, 2017, 09:30:37 AM
Really enjoyed this book. Lots of interesting tidbits about Chassidic Dynasties that I'd never seen before.

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Will-Lead-Us-Dynasties/dp/0520277236
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Post by: zh cohen on June 12, 2017, 10:09:37 AM
Really enjoyed this book. Lots of interesting tidbits about Chassidic Dynasties that I'd never seen before.

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Will-Lead-Us-Dynasties/dp/0520277236

Don't know anything about this book, but the author co-wrote a book about the Lubavitcher Rebbe a few years ago which was full of mistakes and falsehoods.

ETA: I see someone mentioned that book in the previous​ post. 
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Post by: damaxer91 on June 12, 2017, 09:10:56 PM
Don't know anything about this book, but the author co-wrote a book about the Lubavitcher Rebbe a few years ago which was full of mistakes and falsehoods.



All the books about the Lubavitcher Rebbe are full of mistakes and falsehoods, just depends on whose lies you want to believe
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Post by: Dan on October 11, 2017, 03:07:49 PM
"The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland"

Cried, laughed, enjoyed the parts about the Lubavitcher figuring out why he was stuck in Gander.
Not sure how I haven't read it until now:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060559713/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Post by: Welder on October 11, 2017, 03:20:52 PM
"The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland"

Cried, laughed, enjoyed the parts about the Lubavitcher figuring out why he was stuck in Gander.
Not sure how I haven't read it until now:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060559713/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

It looks really interesting!

Just want to say, on that note, I saw the Broadway musical 'Come From Away' and it was amazing and I had similar experiences. It's an incredibly moving story.
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Post by: MeirS on October 14, 2017, 08:21:27 PM
"The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland"

Cried, laughed, enjoyed the parts about the Lubavitcher figuring out why he was stuck in Gander.
Not sure how I haven't read it until now:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060559713/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I know him personally and hence read the book a while back. Quite a good read.
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Post by: chevron on October 15, 2017, 11:40:49 AM
https://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Skinned-Knee-Teachings-Self-Reliant/dp/1416593063/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508082016&sr=1-1
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Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2017, 04:46:31 PM
Just finished Dan Browns latest book, Origin.   Not as great as his original works but better than his last few books.
Worth a read.
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Post by: mmgfarb on November 15, 2017, 06:56:06 PM
Just finished Ender in Exile, if you're a fan of the Ender series I'd recommend it. Read the four Shadow books first though.
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Post by: ushdadude on November 15, 2017, 11:46:46 PM
Just finished Dan Browns latest book, Origin.   Not as great as his original works but better than his last few books.
Worth a read.

Predictable ending
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Post by: Freddie on November 16, 2017, 12:39:00 AM
Your thoughts on Leon Wieseltier's Kaddish?

Has a whole new meaning now than when posted almost 3 years ago.
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Post by: Something Fishy on November 16, 2017, 12:52:39 AM
Couple of books I read recently:

Custer's Trials by T.J. Stiles is an epic read. If you are at all interested in American history, primarily the Civil and Indian Wars, this is a must-read.

Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker has been discussed elsewhere on DDF. I'll admit to be slightly disappointed with it, as the wonderful NY Times feature (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html) kinda gives away the best parts. Nevertheless, this is an amazing book for any aviation nerd.

Rube Goldberg: His Life and Work by Peter C. Marzio was a very entertaining read, if the tiniest bit tedious at times. Rube wasn't only about Rube Goldberg machines; he was way more multifaceted than that.

The innocents Abroad by Mark Twain is, as you'd expect, full of the crazy humor and ridiculousness that no modern author has been able to match. Wonderful glimpse into the less-glamourous side of travel, and the day-to-day life in the 1860s all around the Mediterranean.
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Post by: chaimdasap on December 10, 2017, 03:27:46 PM
"I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes, is a must read. One of my all time favorites. You wont be disappointed.
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Post by: yoshyosh on January 09, 2018, 10:35:45 PM
The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball by Noam Cohen
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Post by: wayfe on January 10, 2018, 11:48:00 PM
Loved his book the Outliers, very interesting theory there.

Midway through Outliers- it's fascinating.

His Blink was also very highly recommended.
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Post by: mmgfarb on January 11, 2018, 12:18:21 AM
Midway through Outliers- it's fascinating.

His Blink was also very highly recommended.
All his books are good and worth reading. Although, IMO, they all declined from The Tipping Point. Also, David and Goliath, although interesting, just wasn't up to par with his other books.
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Post by: Definitions on February 04, 2018, 11:15:53 PM
I'm looking for 2 books. One on economics, and one on Jewish philosophy (the only one I know is R' Avigdor Miller's rejoice o youth). Any recommendations? Podcasts are also fine. Thanks.
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Post by: etech0 on February 04, 2018, 11:29:03 PM
I'm looking for 2 books. One on economics, and one on Jewish philosophy (the only one I know is R' Avigdor Miller's rejoice o youth). Any recommendations? Podcasts are also fine. Thanks.
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
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Post by: Definitions on February 05, 2018, 12:18:17 AM
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
Oh I actually read some of the thinking Jewish teenagers guide. Yes, it's written very well. I just got turned off from the title. Me and the word teenager don't get along very well. But anyways I'll look into the living inspired one.
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Post by: Longfite on February 05, 2018, 05:00:21 AM
Good thread. Thank you!
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Post by: sky121 on February 05, 2018, 08:03:44 AM
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
I loved Living Inspired. Read that book multiple times when I was younger.
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Post by: wayfe on February 05, 2018, 09:15:16 AM
I was on a R' Tatz kick a few years ago, read his "Guide for the Thinking Jewish Teenager", "Living Inspired" download a ton of his shiurim to my iPod...

@Definitions
I was also a little turned off by the title. People looked at me strangely when they saw me reading it (it's kind of like announcing 'I'm a thinking teenager and you guys are just morons') and I took to hiding the book behind a different jacket cover.

I never got to "Letters to a Buddhist Jew", though.

Should I look into it now?

I'd also recommend Tzvi Freeman's "Heaven Exposed" which is Jewish philosophy wrapped in funny short stories.

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Post by: sky121 on March 18, 2018, 10:12:09 PM
Anyone have any new (or old) recommendations?
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Post by: chinagel on May 14, 2018, 10:15:42 PM
anyone reading The Empty Wagon?
Riveting
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Post by: gingyguy on May 15, 2018, 12:21:06 AM
anyone reading The Empty Wagon?
Riveting
all i know is they were selling in bmg for a cheaper price than what they were advertisied as selling in stores.
joke was because they were all used everyone was standing around and reading the whole day
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Post by: damaxer91 on May 17, 2018, 02:50:21 PM
@JewReads on Instagram is pretty cool. Relatively new account but lots of content.
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Post by: chevron on May 18, 2018, 09:04:16 AM
The wandering Jew has aarrived. The samurai of vishgrod
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Post by: Azis Papa on May 18, 2018, 10:14:02 AM
Katerina by Aharon Appelfeld. 
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Post by: mercaz1 on May 18, 2018, 11:24:42 AM
Lioness
a biography of Golda Meir

Very good read
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Post by: DTM on May 23, 2018, 12:30:50 PM
If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir, by Ilana Kurshan.
If you have done the Daf Yomi cycle (I'm on my 4th), and are in the mood for an unconventional, albeit earnest, approach, to be taken with a grain of salt, you will enjoy this.
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Post by: elit on May 23, 2018, 04:11:49 PM
If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
only 5 years later but finally got to reading it. what a book....
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Post by: sky121 on June 11, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/kosher-usa/9780231158329

I enjoyed this a lot and found it super interesting.
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Post by: Something Fishy on September 03, 2018, 11:42:47 PM
747 (https://www.amazon.com/747-Creating-Worlds-Adventures-Aviation/dp/0060882425) by Joe Sutter.

Wonderful book by the 747's chief engineer.
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Post by: damaxer91 on September 28, 2018, 11:24:57 AM
Refugee & Survivor by Zerach Warhaftig

Amazing story of his rescue work during the Holocaust.

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Post by: Something Fishy on October 08, 2018, 11:23:47 PM
Read two vastly different books over Yom Tov.

Whether you're going to Antarctica of just have FOMO, this is an epic read:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (https://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/0465062) by Alfred Lansing


I didn't even know that the second book existed until last week, and then I devoured it in one sitting. Must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Jewish history. It's absolutely mind-blowing in its simplicity:

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln (http://The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln)

You could see the original in Yiddish here: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/mshebr/content/pageview/1557447

Some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gl%C3%BCckel_of_Hameln
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Post by: yoshyosh on October 09, 2018, 12:40:01 AM
Whether you're going to Antarctica of just have FOMO, this is an epic read:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (https://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/B00BDXGR0U) by Alfred Lansing

+1 great book you can enjoy "their" drink while reading the books
https://www.theshackletonwhisky.com/the-legend/
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/drinking-ernest-shackletons-whisky.html
https://drizly.com/shackleton-blended-malt-scotch-whiskey/p81556
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/news14.html
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Post by: Something Fishy on October 09, 2018, 12:43:45 AM
+1 great book you can enjoy "their" drink while reading the books
https://www.theshackletonwhisky.com/the-legend/
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/drinking-ernest-shackletons-whisky.html
https://drizly.com/shackleton-blended-malt-scotch-whiskey/p81556
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/news14.html

Sounds awesome. If only I drank ;D.
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Post by: Something Fishy on January 07, 2019, 12:55:44 AM
Read Chicken Kiev (https://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Kiev-Shmuel-Marcus/dp/1880880709) today. Short yet wonderfully whimsical book.
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Post by: thaber on January 07, 2019, 03:00:47 AM
Read two vastly different books over Yom Tov.

Whether you're going to Antarctica of just have FOMO, this is an epic read:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (https://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/0465062) by Alfred Lansing


I didn't even know that the second book existed until last week, and then I devoured it in one sitting. Must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Jewish history. It's absolutely mind-blowing in its simplicity:

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln (http://The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln)

You could see the original in Yiddish here: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/mshebr/content/pageview/1557447

Some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gl%C3%BCckel_of_Hameln
Gluckel. Loved that when I was a kid and have totally forgotten. Will need to find a copy now
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Post by: SrulyS on January 07, 2019, 03:24:24 AM
I recently read The Prime Ministers based on all the many recommendations here.

I don't particularly follow politics yet I read this 700 page book in short order. Excellent.
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Post by: Luvtotravel on January 07, 2019, 09:27:44 AM
Gluckel. Loved that when I was a kid and have totally forgotten. Will need to find a copy now
heard it on tape years ago. good stuff