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What are you reading?

by muleskinner
posted 01-12-2013 05:48 AM


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patron

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 05:59 AM

toilers of the sea – victor hugo
indian givers – jack weatherford
death of the fox – george garrett
the language of life – bill moyers
nothing to lose – lee childs

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 06:15 AM

I don’t read books….too boring, and I don’t have the patience to sit still that long….I’ll usually read woodworking magazine articles, but that’s about it…..I remember the last book I read….it was a paperback, and it was “Jaws”......that was in 1975…........

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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grizzman

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 06:26 AM

if you would like to read some spiritual book, the Book OF Mormon is filled with gods word.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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ashahidan

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 06:33 AM

I used to read a lot of books in a year but now reading has become a sleeping pill.I could read for about fifteen minutes before dozing off. I started reading Travels of Marco Polo since early last month but still have a lot of pages to go.
Do you know of any cure for the sleeping sickness?

-- asm

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 06:42 AM

LJ, best reading there is! ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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DKV

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 06:45 AM

Grizz, are you referring to the Broadway musical or the Smith book?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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madts

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 12:30 PM

One book I would recommend is “We, THE DROWNED” by Carsten Jensen.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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muleskinner

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 02:45 AM

ashahidan, “any cure for sleeping sickness”? Well, more interesting books maybe? :).

I’ll admit that I have the same affliction but use it to my advantage. Always have something to read on the nightstand. Works as well as a sleeping pill with no side effects. But it was frustrating, I’d read a couple of pages as I fell asleep. The next night I’d end up reading the same couple of pages again to find my place and again fall asleep. Took forever to read anything of any length.

A couple of years ago my kids gave me a Kindle. Now I turn it on and it is exactly where I left off the previous night and shuts itself off five minutes after I’ve fallen asleep. So, despite the fact that Amazon.com is an evil behemoth more detrimental to small businesses than Walmart, I do like my Kindle.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Jimbo4

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 06:47 PM

Anything by: Ben Bova, Greg Bear, Arthur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov, Stephen Hawking

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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muleskinner

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 09:43 PM

Clark and Asimov I’ve read quite a bit. ‘Childhood’s End’ was probably my favorite of Clark’s although I don’t remember anything of his I didn’t like. Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ should be required reading for any SF fan. I don’t think I’ve read anything by Bear but I think I’ll remedy that. The ‘Forge of God’ looks pretty enticing. A good introduction?

Hawking kind of scares me – I’m afraid he’ll be over my head. I may have to wait till he writes what he’d consider a children’s book. :)

You might try ‘Armor’ by John Steakley for a SciFi read. For a science read, 'The River That Flows Uphill' William Calvin is my hands down favorite. A beautiful book.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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ChuckV

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#11 posted 01-13-2013 10:01 PM

muleskinner,

Ask and you shall receive:
George's Secret Key to the Universe

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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muleskinner

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 10:18 PM

Chuck – now that’s what I’m talk’n about! And reading the sample on Amazon it appears it might also involve bacon. That’s worth three stars alone.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 01-15-2013 01:08 AM

I just finished A Short List of Even Prime Numbers.

It is concise and fascinating two – I mean too!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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madts

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#14 posted 01-15-2013 02:06 AM

One I got for Christmas, but not started yet is “Death by black hole” by Neil DeGasse Tyson. The guy is a lot of fun, if you are into being sucked into stars.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Jimbo4

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#15 posted 01-15-2013 02:44 AM

I forgot to mention Heinline; “Stranger in a Strange Land” – it was the very first SF I read. Heavy ! Greg Bear writes very similar.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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jumbojack

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#16 posted 01-15-2013 03:23 AM

Grok

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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derosa

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#17 posted 01-15-2013 03:56 AM

Currently reading how to build a strip canoe and how to build snowshoes, both by Gil Gilpatrick. Hope to start both this summer but currently packing to move.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Sandra

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#18 posted 01-15-2013 04:21 AM

Reading “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown.
It is sandwiched between “Basic Box Making” by Doug Stowe and “Canadian Living Slow Cooker Collection”
On the floor, I have the 2011-2012 King Canada catalogue, dogeared to the bandsaw page, “101 More Shop Tips” from Fine Woodworking and “Unbroken (WWII story) by Laura Hillenbrand.

So, I guess I like to step outside of the box, buy all the tools to build the box, organize my tools, learn to build the box, and work up an appetite in the process.

Egads, I just opened the drawer to my end table.

There I find “The Complete Table Saw Book”, “The Complete Guide to Sharpening”, a Lee Valley catalogue, “Building a Shed”, “The Ultimate Guide to Trimwork” a copy or “Runner’s World”, “Home Handyman” and “The complete Gluten-Free Guide.”

Yeesh, I’m going to have to call up some of my girly friends tomorrow and talk about hair and nails or something. On second thought, I want to go to Home Depot instead and find out why the Ridgid oscillating sander is no longer on the Canadian website. Have I waited too long to purchase it??? Oh the drama, the angst…

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DKV

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#19 posted 01-17-2013 05:37 AM

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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madts

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#20 posted 01-19-2013 05:56 AM

You could also try “Agent Garbo”. Second world war spy stuff at it’s best. Not as good as “A man called INTREPID” by William Stevenson. I think the best spy book ever.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Gunney

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#21 posted 01-19-2013 06:21 AM

I just finished a $0.99 Kindle book that I really, really enjoyed. It is titled “The Martian” and is written by Andy Weir. Sci-Fi about a NASA astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. Very good read if you are into geeky science type stuff. Good character development, too. Anyway, since you mentioned both the Kindle and Sci-Fi, thought I’d mention it.

-- Patrick, Mobile, AL

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jim C

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#22 posted 01-19-2013 12:52 PM

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons by Ben Hogan
Hit Down Damnit by Clive Scarff
The Impact Zone by Bobby Clampett
Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl (Old but still a great read if you skipped it in school)

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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helluvawreck

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#23 posted 01-19-2013 06:38 PM

Try Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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