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  1. indianafrank

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    Rereading "Civil Disobedience" by Thoreau

    Rereading "The Road To Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek

    Just started to read, "The Crowd: Study of the Popular Mind " by Gustave LeBon

    "Gold Warriors" by Sterling & Peggy Seagrave,

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
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    Started reading Girl on the Train, on the recommendation of wifey, soon stopped, so boring.

    Gone back to The Complete H P Lovecraft, much happier.

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    Finishing my umpteenth reread of the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian - Blue at the Mizzen
    Reading The Ancestor's Tale by Dawkins
    About to start my third run through the Malazan Books of the Dead, Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
    And about halfway through Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
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    Aquadoc...Love The Malazan Books!!!!!!

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    Not reading much of anything, but I am writing a comparitive essay on Robert Frosts "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep", and Roo Borsons "Waterfront". What I would like to re-read is:

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    Joseph Cross, the Malazan books are must reads for anyone that likes fantasy. The characters are possibly my favorite in all of fiction. They blow the doors off the "winter is coming" books. and if you are a military fan, ... Just a bit of everything from religion to magic to tribal traditions. And nothing is sacred. Cannot remember if there are any pipe smokers.

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    Daniel Silva series. Sorta like whats going on today written years ago.

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    What I'm reading is not high literature but it's really enjoyable light reading and the author comes out with a new book about every other month or so. The Kurtherian Gambit(The Queen Bitch series). It's an extremely light/fun/fast series if you are into SciFi/Fantasy.

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    The Lovecraft Code, by Peter Levenda...his first attempt at fiction. Sort of like the Da Vinci code but based around Lovecraft's writings. Not very far into it yet, but pretty good so far. I've read other Levenda books and I think he's a good writer who knows his way around this type of material, so it promises to be intriguing.

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    Flipping through Charley Harper's Birds.

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    Re-reading the Federalist Papers, something I do every few years

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Rather Be the Devil, Ian Rankin.

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    Seed catalogues to decide which veg goes in the allotment this year.

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    Started a re-read of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged about a week or so ago.

    Don't know what it is, but every time I've read this book it seems like the first 80 pages or so are a whuppin. But then things start clickin and next thing you know you're 600 pages in and don't want it to end.

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    William Faulkner: Go Down Moses. I love the imagery of the old Mississippi Delta when it was a wild wooded bottom land. Had a hard time with Faulkner when I was younger. Now I find him rich and languid.

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    Daniel Silva The Unlikely Spy. Story of The Mullberry Project prior to invasion of Normandy.

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    Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project

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    Just finished 'Victoria's wars' by Saul David. Now into 'The outsider' by Frederick Forsyth.

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    Just started to read, "The Crowd: Study of the Popular Mind " by Gustave LeBon

    Frank, you're ready for Human, All Too Human.

    Welcome to The Dark Side.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
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    deathmetal -

    Frank, you're ready for Human, All Too Human.

    Welcome to The Dark Side.

    I've read some Nietzsche, but never gave time to "Human." I was on the dark side for a very long time. But it was tempered by Locke, Emerson, Thoreau, Plato, Voltaire, and many more.

    From time to time I do go back to the dark side, if only to remember what I've forgotten. However, I may pick up "human" again. I know it's in my library.

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    I'm a massive sucker for Russian literature, both before and after my time in Russia.

    Reading Maxim Gorky's "Fragments of Fragments from My Diary."

    Reading Issac Babel's complete collection of short stories, including "Red Calvary" and "The Odessa Tales."

    Now, I've noticed a tendency for this forum to get rather silly.
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    Just finished reading "The Pipe Book" by Alfred Dunhill. Really interesting stuff for anyone interested in the development of pipes across all cultures and history.

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    Just finished the Daniel Silva series, all of them. All of them come true. Starts getting better from #7 The Secret Servant. Much history.
    Bradley, didn't see The Unlikely Spy, will look for it. Found it bought it.
    He is good.

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    Re reading Lord of the Rings, just finished the first book, now on to the second...

    "It is quite a three pipe problem..."
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    James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small" with its occasional pipe smoking references

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    Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle.

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    Esoteric Hollywood, by Jay Dyer

    Basically an analysis of Hollywood films based on their occult meaning/symbols, and the philosophical/religious/magic ritual elements...and the context and impact of all of this in the pop culture/collective psyche.

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    Sunday funnies smoking EMP

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    "The Force", the new Don Winslow novel (pretty good).

    Al

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    "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George Samuel Clason. Reread it every few years, along with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig.


    Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
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    "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism by Levin

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
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    Will Durant's Story of Civilization.

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    The Wastelands by Stephen King.

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    Besides textbooks, currently working on Asimov's The Currents of Space, Meltdown by Patrick J. Michaels, Tolkien's Beren and Lutien, and The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Following my own advice, I'm re-reading The Will To Power and The Doctrine of Awakening sort of at the same time.

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    Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton. Not what I thought is would more of a western. Still a very good book.

    Tobacco Reviews https://jfox520.blogspot.com/
    Over 10,000 page views.
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    Number9Dream by David Mitchell

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    Hiroshima's Shadow edited by Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz
    The subtitle is Writings On The Denial Of History And The Smithsonian Controversy

    I just finished the preface and introduction, it should be an interesting read.

    POSSIBLY, contentment is not only the chief element of life, but also one of the very foundations of society. If this be so, then as Tobacco is the enemy of malice, friend of virtue, and a direct cause for content, its use should be encouraged. -J.W. Cundall 1901
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    The Teeth Of The Tiger. By Tom Clancy.

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    Rereading Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

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    Starting: Haruki Murakami's 'Kafka on the Shore'.

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    From Marne To Verdun by Charles Delvert

    The Death Of Achilles by Boris Akunin

    “Pipe: a primary masculine symbol with authoritarian overtones but also indicative of reliability and contentment.”
    -The Dictionary of Visual Language, 1980
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    I be currently readin' Star Wars Aftermath. 'tis a tale based on events happenin' aft Return O' Th' Jedi.

    By the way, it's International Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Just finished Blood Aces The Wild ride of Benny Binion The Texas Gangster who created Vegas Poker

    It was a great read. Moving on to Still Searching for Pipe Dreams

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    Carter Hall...when you care enough to burn the best.
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    Was Herman Melville a pipe smoker? I never saw him on one of those famous pipe smoker lists, but I'd say he was: "Some moments passed, during which the thick vapor came from his mouth in quick and constant puffs, which blew back again into his face. 'How now' he soliloquized at last, withdrawing the tube, 'this smoking no longer soothes. Oh, my pipe! hard it must go with me if thy charm be gone! Here have I been unconsciously toiling, not pleasuring-- aye, and ignorantly smoking to windward all the while; to windward, and with such nervous whiffs, as if, like the dying whale, my final jets were the strongest and fullest of trouble. What business have I with this pipe? This thing is meant for sereneness, to send mild white vapors among mild white hairs, not among torn iron-grey locks like mine. I'll smoke no more--'

    "He tossed the still lighted pipe into the sea. The fire hissed in the waves; the same instant the ship shot by the bubble the sinking pipe made. With slouched hat, Ahab lurchingly paced the planks." Moby Dick, Chapter 30, The Pipe.

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    The Toyota Way - been studying all I can about lean management - the trends mirror the 40 years of martial arts study I have had

    Esse Quam Videri - to be rather than to seem
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    Many here reading serious and challenging work. Awesome! Reading is worthwhile when it makes your head hurt.

    The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake.
    The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
    Abhidharmakosa-bhasya by Vasubandhu.

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    The Innocent (Will Robie Series) cant put it down till I finished it.

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    The Will Robie series are great. I've listened to them all as audiobooks.

    As far as "reading" goes, I'm currently on Ghost Story by Jim Butcher. I think its the 13th book in the Dresden Files series. Easy reading.

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    Fever by Deon Myer. A post-apocalyptic novel, it's very well done.

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    In the Halloween spirit I'm reading The haunter of the ring & other tales by Robert E Howard. It's the guy who wrote the original Conan the Barbarian. He writes in the style of H.P. Lovecraft. Not as good, but definitely a good collection of eerie stories.

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    While only halfway through the last book I posted, I am also reading a Lovecraft inspired work. I am reading the Providence graphic novel series by Alan Moore. It was the Cornell & Diehl release of Miskatonic Mixture that I recently bought that got me in the mood for something Lovecraftian.

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    "Sleeping Beauties" by Stephen & Owen King. Not bad 30% in.

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    I enjoy "Gardens of Stone", the movie. so much I actually found an out of print hardcover. The rather compelling story is more fleshed out than the movie and quite good. I heartly recommend it.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    The First Casualty by Ben Elton

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    "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," a late 19th century novel by Thomas Hardy. Great book but lots of archaic English. It is about an awful man who abandoned his beautiful new wife upon finding out she was not a virgin.

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    Just started "Prisoners of Geography" by Tim Marshall. It promises to be a 'concise and useful primer on geopolitics'.

    Btw, only a handful of book posts in the last six months... We obviously need more lesepfeifen

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    HU Old Fredders Broken Flake in a 2012 Rad Davis Passion for Pipes POY Chubby Author.

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    I apologize for posting in the wrong thread!

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    Good lookin pipe none the less..(shit happens Bro)...

    "the weez"...
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