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    So, for us folks in the Northern Hemi, winter is upon us.

    Any recommedations for a good read while sitting beside the fire with a pipe and a nice pint of porter or good coffee?

    Anything you are reading now that you'd recommend?

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    Hello, Mixmaster:

    For winter reading by the fireplace nothing beats the works of Jane Austen.

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    I am currently reading "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden. It is the story of two Canadian Cree Indian snipers in the Canadian military during WWI. So far, it is very well written and seems to be a good "winter read." It is dark, but enlightening.

    I also recommend very highly "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet" by David Mitchell. This is my favorite author at the moment and author of one of the most amazing books I have ever read, "Cloud Atlas."

    Enjoy!

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    I should preface this with I read books only for enjoyment at home...

    The "Mitch Rapp" series by Vince Flynn is a good visceral read

    I like the John Sanford "Prey" series for crime thrillers

    The Jean Aual "Children of the Earth" series will have you wanting to hunt Mammoth during the cold winter months

    Also the Stephen Hunter "Bob Lee Swagger" books have some good twists if you like sniper books

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    My favorite reading for the winter is The River Runs Through It from Norman Maclean. Besides the book being far better then the movie, it also has a few other great stories in it as well. Plus, my g.f. bought me a new book recently that has old catalog clippings of old sporting goods catalogs from the late 1800's to the mid 60's. Oh, and can't forget the great posts to read here in the winter as well...

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    Good question here,

    Nothing (well almost nothing) beats the great feeling of sitting by the fireplace with a good book, pipe and the drink of your choice.

    IMHO you can't go wrong with Jerome K. Jeromes 'Three men in a boat'.
    Quickly comes to my mind some great authors like de Saint-Exupery, Steinbeck, Melville, Saramago. The list of good books is endless.
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    I'm a fan of big, sprawling, science fiction epics. That being said, I highly recommend the writing of Dan Simmons. The Hyperion series (Hyperion, The Fall Of Hyperion, The Rise Of Endymion, Endymion) as well as the two books Illium and Olympos (2 books, 1 story) are fantastic, if you're into that type of thing.

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    I read "The 1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" and it's great, although it's only available in hardbound right now.

    I would also suggest Jean Auel's first novel, "Clan of the Cave Bear" (forget the movie). There is just nothing like it and it's full of some cool thoughts about prehistoric man. It's a great lead-in to the Earth's Children series.

    A good paperback, that's better than the movie - though I liked the movie too - is "Snow Falling on Cedars".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obelisk View Post
    I would also suggest Jean Auel's first novel, "Clan of the Cave Bear" (forget the movie). There is just nothing like it and it's full of some cool thoughts about prehistoric man. It's a great lead-in to the Earth's Children series.
    "Clan of the Cave Bear" is next up on my reading list when I finish "Three Day Road." We must have the same taste in books. I'm looking forward to it!

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    I am currently reading the last two books in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan ( and Brian Sanderson for the last 2 ). I also just finish reading The China Study which is about health and nutrition.

    Someone here mentioned a book called the House of Leaves in another thread and I read that book as well.. took me a while do to the writing style but I loved the book.

    If you are looking for a quick/fun read the books by Mario Acevedo.. with titles like Nymphos of Flat Rock and Jail Bait Zombies how can you go wrong

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