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muleskinner

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556 days ago

The nights are long and my shop gets cold after the sun goes down, so winter is when I get caught up on my reading list. The list is getting pared down and needs to be replenished. So what are you guys reading? What would you recommend?

I’ve finished these within the last couple weeks:
Wealth and Democracy by Kevin Philips
A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen

Three different genres but I’d recommend each book and each writer.

So what do you recommend I put in my book stack?

-- Visualize whirled peas


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#1 posted 556 days ago

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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#2 posted 556 days ago

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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#3 posted 556 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

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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#6 posted 556 days ago

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

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#7 posted 556 days ago

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 555 days ago

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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#9 posted 554 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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muleskinner

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#10 posted 554 days ago

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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#11 posted 554 days ago

muleskinner,

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

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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muleskinner

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#12 posted 554 days ago

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 553 days ago

I just finished A Short List of Even Prime Numbers.

It is concise and fascinating two – I mean too!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#14 posted 553 days ago

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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#15 posted 553 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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