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    #31
    The 2-Hour Job Search

    (It takes longer to read the book than it does to implement its recommendations.)

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      #32
      Originally posted by alan View Post
      The 2-Hour Job Search

      (It takes longer to read the book than it does to implement its recommendations.)
      I'll have to check into that. Looks like it could be helpful.

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        #33
        Has anybody read the "newer" Bond novels by Amis, Gardner, Deaver, et al? Any opinions?

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          #34
          Originally posted by Duvel View Post
          I'll have to check into that. Looks like it could be helpful.
          It's written by a career counselor at Duke's business school. He uses the 80/20 rule to help maximize efficiency by eliminating wastes of time from a job search.
          Last edited by alan; February 28, 2014, 01:54 PM.

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            #35
            Technically a short story, but right now I'm reading At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. Brilliantly suspenseful and asks difficult questions about what makes a monster.

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              #36
              I just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. It's the first of a trilogy set in a dystopian future. It came out in 2003 and, aside from being a brilliantly written, very entertaining story, it's scarily prescient. Atwood's a genius. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

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                #37
                Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                Atwood's a genius.
                The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favorite books.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                  I just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. It's the first of a trilogy set in a dystopian future. It came out in 2003 and, aside from being a brilliantly written, very entertaining story, it's scarily prescient. Atwood's a genius. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.
                  +1

                  Currently reading Game of Thrones; there's something great about having to look up a word now and then. Fantastic characters.

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                    #39
                    Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel. Emotionally exhausting but very worthwhile and well written. Provides a glimpse of the challenges some of our soldiers face upon returning home.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by marathon View Post
                      +1

                      Currently reading Game of Thrones; there's something great about having to look up a word now and then. Fantastic characters.
                      +1 on this. I'm on book 2 right now (A Clash Of Kings).

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                        #41
                        Currently reading Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.

                        I'm in a newly-formed monthly book club. We read Pastoralia by George Saunders, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.

                        I probably like Babbitt the most (so far) followed by a very strong debut novel from McCullers.

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                          #42
                          What Einstein Told His Cook 2: The Sequel: Further Adventures in Kitchen Science - a Valentine's Day gift from my girlfriend. I loved the first book and this one's at par.

                          The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity - I picked up this on my last visit home. A tour-de-force of Indian's political and intellectual heritage.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by sethtvaughn View Post
                            +1 on this. I'm on book 2 right now (A Clash Of Kings).
                            Snape kills Dumbledore.
                            Last edited by marathon; February 28, 2014, 04:23 PM.

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                              #44
                              Severus Snaps.
                              Ben

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                                #45
                                Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard. Great movie. Even better book. Didn't start reading Elmore Leonard until about a year ago. I missed out for a long time. It's just good, easy, entertaining reading.

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