On a "food" reading kick these days:

Salted (Mark Bitterman)
Steak (Mark Schatzker)

And, guilt pleasure is a second reading of the book "Ready Player One"
Corkscrewed -- Adventures in the New French Wine Country, by Robert Camuto, a series of vignettes by an ex-patriate American who moved to France to live the good life in 2001. I have found almost every story to be interesting and enjoyable.

Paul Romero, I think you would probably like this. Let me know, and I'll send it to you when I'm finished.
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starting What are you Looking At? About modern art...


A biased, myopic and painfully obvious bent in my opinion.

I will be curious as to your take.


Given a lack of education about modern art, I found the book helpful in getting an understanding of the various movements in modern art and some of the major artists. I found myself looking up many of the mentioned artworks that did not include a picture of the work on Google. Sometimes I did not quite understand his interpretations of some of the artwork.

I'm curious to what you thought was myopic, obvious and biased.
The Great Gatsby - surprised that it was a relatively short book, had never read it before or seen either movie.

Star Island - Carl Hiassen, typical over the top book by the writer.
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The Great Gatsby - surprised that it was a relatively short book, had never read it before or seen either movie.


Guess you skipped that one in school
Dwight Gooden's autobiagraphy - just started it yesterday.

His drug and other problems are pretty well documented. However, I had no idea that he missed the 1986 Mets World Series parade because he was on a coke and booze binge in the projects mere hours after they clinched.
Hitlerland - insights about Germany and Hitler from early 20's into WWII from Americans living in Germany during that timeframe. Interesting read. In some ways it helps one understand how Nazism took over Germany, but it still amazes me that it happened.
Fall of Giants - Ken Follett. Good, but quite long book revolving around World War I timeframe. Focuses on fictional characters while providing a historical perspective of events in the early 1900's.
The new Jack Reacher should be in my mailbox this evening. Taking it to the beach on Thursday. If I can keep my hands off it, that is.

PH
The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear- Patrick Rothfuss
Women- Charles Bukowski
Chronicle of Death Foretold-Gabriel García Márquez
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The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear- Patrick Rothfuss


awesome series so far

sorry i missed yer previous

but there's one more called The Warded Man

it's definitely not as well written as Rothfuss but the storyl line is just as interesting

Warded man takes closer to Jordan's works though.

Old favorite is the original Terry brook's Shennara line

and Feist's Magician/Apprentice series
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Robert Jordan's work has no comparison btw in my opinion.

It is trully original and EPIC.


I've heard this from multiple sources now, thanks!
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An Object of Beauty. Finally. Smile


Fun FUN book, and a fair and accurate walk through the art world over the last generation.

Martin is a very serious collector and has played at the very highest level for decades.
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An Object of Beauty. Finally. Smile


Fun FUN book, and a fair and accurate walk through the art world over the last generation.

Martin is a very serious collector and has played at the very highest level for decades.


Just finished the book. Very interesting read, I felt like I got a taste of what the art industry is like.

Given his start as an over the top comedian, it's hard to believe his breadth of accomplishments.

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