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Author Topic: Books to Read During Quarantine  (Read 3924 times)

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2020, 01:34:21 PM »
Just finished The Subterranean Railway by Christian Wolmar.  History of the London Underground.
And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it – you've got to go sometime.    — Gerry O'Driscoll

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2020, 05:58:36 PM »
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2020, 10:39:49 PM »


Anything by Marquette alum Steve Rushin



I just got done reading Nights in White Castle on my Kindle app (had to wait a bit to get it from the digital library but can't beat that price) and really enjoyed it.  He's a little older than me but it was fun to read about his experiences at Marquette - there were still a lot of familiar things there.  I've always gotten a kick out of the story about how he met his wife Rebecca Lobo which was touched upon in the book also of course. 

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2020, 11:26:10 AM »
Currently reading The Creators by Daniel Boorstin.  It is dense, but very interesting.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
Bulwark recommended The Splended and The Vile, so much to read, so little time.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2020, 07:03:46 PM »
My favorite author Michael Connelly is coming out with a new book called Fair Warning on May 26th.  I wasn't very good about checking his website for info about his next new book so I'm kind of low on some library waiting lists to get the book (regular and digital library) but I'll get it eventually...

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2020, 01:00:33 PM »
I just tried out Audm based on a recommendation.  It is a nice way to consume long-form journalism.  Essentially book on tape for recent articles.   

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2020, 05:48:49 PM »
I just tried out Audm based on a recommendation.  It is a nice way to consume long-form journalism.  Essentially book on tape for recent articles.


Looks interesting. My only concern is that the list of magazines covered is still relatively limited, with only a couple (Atlantic, New Yorker, maybe Outside) being publications I'd likely listen to. If they ever add the Economist and/or maybe some more science or nature stuff (Smithsonian, Scientific American, etc), I would be on board in a New York Minute.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2020, 07:12:00 PM »
Once We Were Brothers
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2020, 07:14:26 PM »

Looks interesting. My only concern is that the list of magazines covered is still relatively limited, with only a couple (Atlantic, New Yorker, maybe Outside) being publications I'd likely listen to. If they ever add the Economist and/or maybe some more science or nature stuff (Smithsonian, Scientific American, etc), I would be on board in a New York Minute.

I actually asked them about adding the economist.  I will let you know their response. 

I learned that NY times bought them earlier this year.  So that may impact broadening the platform. 

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2020, 08:25:25 PM »

Looks interesting. My only concern is that the list of magazines covered is still relatively limited, with only a couple (Atlantic, New Yorker, maybe Outside) being publications I'd likely listen to. If they ever add the Economist and/or maybe some more science or nature stuff (Smithsonian, Scientific American, etc), I would be on board in a New York Minute.

Apparently economist is going to another platform. 

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2020, 10:50:04 PM »
Apparently economist is going to another platform.

Thanks for the update. Might still give it a shot...especially if they add the NYTimes.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2020, 11:34:07 PM »
The Art of the Deal.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2020, 01:51:29 PM »
The Art of the Deal.
 

Now that's funny, best line of the day.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2020, 09:38:15 PM »
 

Now that's funny, best line of the day.

It’s the funniest book I ever read.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2020, 12:18:49 PM »
Some fiction I've liked recently:

The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach

The entire Three Body Problem trilogy - just amazing

If you like King, The Institute is one of his better ones in awhile.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2020, 04:49:57 PM »
Reading John M. Barry’s, “The Great Influenza”.

Fascinating history of the 1918 pandemic and of American medical history from about 1870-1920.  Less fascinating history of the bureaucracy because it rings true in 2020.
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2020, 08:08:33 PM »
I have about 40 or 50 unread books on my shelf, and I finally have an opportunity to start in on it.

Some of my recommendations (and I promise that none of it is Chick Lit):

Anything by Marquette alum Steve Rushin

James Martin, S.J. brings some interesting and humorous perspectives on religion and the modern world.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Yes, it's the book that inspired the musical, and it is fascinating. Maybe 5% of it actually made it into the show.

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

For those planning a little post-virus travel: 1000 Places to Visit in the U.S. and Canada Before You Die. 


I am a big fan of Paperback Swap to get books.

Never heard of this before but looks really intriguing. Legit service I assume.   Quick explanation on how it works?

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2020, 08:31:16 PM »
Never heard of this before but looks really intriguing. Legit service I assume.   Quick explanation on how it works?

I have been doing Paperback Swap for years.  If you are willing to wait for the books you want to read, it's great.

You sign up and add all of the books you are willing to trade by entering the ISBN number.  When someone requests one of your books, you mail it and pay the postage, but then you get a credit to get a book from someone else, who will mail it to you for free.  I believe they give you two credits to start out with when you sign up.

« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 08:32:57 PM by warriorchick »
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2020, 09:20:52 PM »
I have been doing Paperback Swap for years.  If you are willing to wait for the books you want to read, it's great.

You sign up and add all of the books you are willing to trade by entering the ISBN number.  When someone requests one of your books, you mail it and pay the postage, but then you get a credit to get a book from someone else, who will mail it to you for free.  I believe they give you two credits to start out with when you sign up.

So its like the reserve shelf at the the library, but you pay for it?

How's the selection?
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2020, 09:42:54 PM »
So its like the reserve shelf at the the library, but you pay for it?

How's the selection?

A library with extra steps.
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2020, 09:45:01 PM »
So its like the reserve shelf at the the library, but you pay for it?

How's the selection?

I guess it depends on what you want.

Take a look for yourself

https://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2020, 09:51:51 PM »
I guess it depends on what you want.

Take a look for yourself

https://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php

I was hoping you could transfer my goodreads "to read" list, you know, retirement and stuff. :D
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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2020, 07:41:47 AM »
I was hoping you could transfer my goodreads "to read" list, you know, retirement and stuff. :D

The whole point of retiring is so that I can do the stuff that I want to do.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Books to Read During Quarantine
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2020, 12:59:01 PM »
I read mostly SF/F these days. I highly recommend at least two series by NK Jemison.

The Broken Earth Trilogy. Each book in the series won the Hugo award in its respective year (2016, 17, 18).

The Inheritance Trilogy. I'm halfway through the last book and it has been a great series as well. 

(have not read her newest book yet)

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