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  1. strave19

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    I've been reading LOTR again for the third time or so.

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    I'd reccommend Riding for the Brand for anyone, even if you're not fond of westerns. Those short stories almost have a Ronin Samurai feel to them a lot of the time.

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    Sounds good, I'll add it to the list.

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    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe.....amazing pics

    Earth: The Insane Asylum of the Universe. Nowhere else could things be more messed up.

    Does a culture based on separation and competition, of scientific sophistication and mideval religion, offer happiness even as it ravishes the Earth that sustains it?
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    Just finished geting my bi annual Gemmel fix

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    Give me the weed, the fragrant weed, My wearied brain to calm; In a wreath of smoke, while I crack my joke, I'll find a healing balm.
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    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe.....amazing pics

    +1 I was just paging thru my copy of that not to long ago.

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    Agincourt by Juliet Barker

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    Agincourt by Juliet Barker

    Excellent book! I use to make and shoot traditional English style long bows (not American Flat bows) until the city bylaws changed and messed everything up.

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    Edgar Allen Poe, Complete Tales & Poems. No matter how many times I read them its always like the first time.

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    That is awesome wardrum. Each October I read my Edgar Allen Poe collection.

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    at the moment, "Management Policies in Local Governemnt Finance, Fifth Edition" Definitely not for pleasure, but for school. I should be asleep in about ten minutes...

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    t the moment, "Management Policies in Local Governemnt Finance, Fifth Edition" Definitely not for pleasure, but for school. I should be asleep in about ten minutes... [:|]

    Wait, so my local government is supposed to be managing their finances. Where can we get this book?
    (you KNEW there'd be at least one joke on this, right? )

    Al

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    Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara. I love reading about the Civil War!

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    I am reading The Sixth Man by David Baldacci. This is about the 8th or 9th book I have read by this author.

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    right now at work a set of mechanical prints for a Nursing Home we are bidding on...talk about BORING

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    Sherlock Holmes... in the Jeremy Brett series order.

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    Guns,Germs and steel. Jared diamond.
    its a interesting read and take on the difference between those who have and those who dont and why

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    Sounds good, I'll add it to the list.

    My list is already so long, I could spend all day just reading the list.

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    Been intermittently working on Hunter S. Thompson's The Proud Highway.
    Also reading Robert Crais' The First Rule.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    Rudyard Kipling
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    Time magazine


    Smoke What You Like, And Like What You Smoke...Regardless Of What Anyone Else Thinks...
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    Mustaine A Heavy Metal Memoir.

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    I've been reading Rick Newcomb's book, In Search of Pipe Dreams. It a good read. I recommend it.

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    This week I finished Lisey's Story and Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King, both very good. . except the second half of Hearts in Atlantis just. . .it didn't hold up to the first.

    Also reading Early Imperial China by DR. Tanner, Gone To Texas by Randolf B Campbell and The Romans: From Village to Empire by Boatwright, Gargola and Talbert. -- the latter being the most interesting and most entertainingly written. Though I do find that it is a little too conservative in several different senses of that word (none having to do with modern politics).

    Also read two of Plutarch's Lives today from Rome in Crisis ( a Penguin Book Classic containing 9 of his Lives, all relevant to the Fall of the Republic) -- specifically Sertorius and Lucullus -- both of which were fascinating in comparison to the BGT text (that's what we call Village to Empire) which was so. . . again, conservative is the best word for it, if you can attach yourself to the right connotative meanings of it. Besides, Plutarch is very good at romanticizing without making it feel like that's what he's doing, except that when you compare it to his own words in "Should an Old Man Take Part in Public Life?" which starkly criticizes the actions of Lucullus in his retirement (that he retired at all, and how he retired)as a general rule, though he is very generous of the actions when confronted with a man guilty of them directly. Though is is most likely partially out of honor and else out of bias (Lucullus was favourable to Greeks, and Plutarch loves any who love Greek art/philosophy as well as having been a loyal citizen of Chaeronea, whick Lucullus had done a grand kindness of sorts for).

    Just because they're for school doesn't mean they don't count.

    Also, Monday I'll start. . . .I guess Bag of Bones? (running out of King books. . .need to go pick up some more) and probably Tuesday or Thursday read (they're only around 200 pages) either Wu Zhao: China's Only Woman Emperor by N. Harry Rothschild or else Mexican Americans in Texas: A Brief History by Arnoldo De Leon . . .. I suspect the Wu Zhao book to be FAR more interesting. .. as its subject matter is, but I've heard Rothschild to be almost as dry and disappointing as Loewe.

    Sincerely,

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    Read the De Leon book and Bag of Bones this week.

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    The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    “The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” - Jeff Cooper
    “Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them.”
    – To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth
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    The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard. Just finished reading the short story Hills of the Dead.

    "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected..."

    -William Makepeace Thackeray, from The Social Pipe
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    Currently reading "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers, Genesis (just finised reading the New Testament straight through and now onto the Old Testament) and also the complete Sherlock Holmes collection.

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    Conquest,The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450 by Juliet Barker.Jaybird I used to shoot the Longbow a few years back when I was in the archery club,duff shoulder put a stop to that.

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    Fry The Brain: The Art of Urban Sniping and its Role in Modern Guerrilla Warfare
    The collected tales of Edgar Allen Poe

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    @ nikko

    Are you familiar with the Christain Classics Ethereal Library

    Many of the classics are available free if you like to read at your computer or have an ebook.

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    Lots of other books are available for free at the Public Domain section of Feedbooks.

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    Communion with God, by Neale Donald Walsh

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    The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

    Very interesting, but not much of a plot.

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    "To ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth" Jeff Cooper

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    A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
    Reading to the kids, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

    If you can't fix it with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem
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    I am almost 53 years old and have never read any of the J.R.R. Tolkien books. I just received a paperback copy of The Hobbit I picked up on eBay. I have the hard copy of the LOTR Trilogy somewhere, but wanted to read The Hobbit first. I will be starting it this evening.

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    currently reading an Overdraft Notice from the bank.

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    currently reading an Overdraft Notice from the bank.

    Hobie that ain't good!! Please don't pass that onto me'

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    I'm going through Waiting for Godot for a Lit class and then I'm rereading Don Quixote for the third time.

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    i am currently going through the discworld series.

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    "Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass" by Randy Mosher. Tuning up for my next home brew project.

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    and I contentedly watched them sailing to the skies. - J.M. Barrie
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    @baskerville: Enjoy The Hobbit and LOTR. Those books changed my life, somewhat.

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    "Iron Man" the Tony Iommi story, a pretty interesting read!
    Waiting on the new Stephen King novel about the JFK assassination.

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    End of days by Zecharia Sitchen and Gods of Eden.

    ‎"Thoughts become things!"
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    Seanz, my wife has all the discworld books big fan.

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    Go Racing magazine

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    Pale Horse Coming, by Stephen Hunter

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    Pale Horse Coming, by Stephen Hunter

    I never miss a new Hunter novel and that one was great.

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    Just finished "True Yo The Old Flag" a historical novel about the American revolution from the English Royalists point of view.

    Starting "Journals Of Lewis and Clark)

    Sir Walter Raleigh, name of worth, how sweet for thee to know.
    King James, who never smoked on earth, Is smoking down below.
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    Reading sherlock holmes for a second time

    Congress seems to believe that 'Children are our future' is a phrase coined by tobacco advertisers.
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    i am currently going through the discworld series.
    I really enjoyed reading those!

    Currently I am reading "An Appointment On The Moon" which tells the story of American space exploration from Robert Goddard, through the redesign of captured WWII V2 rockets, and up to Apollo 11. It was written to be released just after the first Moon landing and so contains a lot of information that tends to be glossed over these days.

    Albert Einstein said "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs"
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    "The Cardinal" by Henry Morton Robinson.

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    The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill
    Also doing my annual fall/winter read of the Hobbit (one of my favorites)

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    Started the "Hunger Games" two nights ago. Its a page turner for sure. My wife keeps telling me to turn the light off and go to sleep I have to tell her it is her fault for starting me on a book so good I can not put it down. I wanted to read it before the movie comes out in March.

    Think slow, act fast.
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    I have just recieved a copy of Confessions of a Pipeman that I ordered from the USA, Gary B. Schrier kindly signed it for me on request when ordering it, looking foreward to putting my feet up with pipe and book.

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    I have "Confessions of Pipe Man" on my Christmas list.

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    Buster, I'm listening to the audiobook of "Mockingjay", the third book in the Hunger Games series (I'm in IT, so I can listen while I work).

    Excellent series and I, too, can't wait for the movie!

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    11-23-63 by Stephen King. I like King books, particuarly the last few and this one is written very well and a great tale. 900 pages, it's like holding a brick in each hand. I'm getting a Kindle on Sunday and this one is already loaded, looking forward to that experience.

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    An article on the One Minute Cure, food grade peroxide healing.

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    Baskerville, POTE is a wonderful book, leagues beyond the mini-series.

    Good side stories are explored in a lot more depth and, if the technical aspects of chathedral building, the culture of the time, the politics, the details of domestic life and law interest you -- they did me -- the book is a great exposition on those.

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    "Kitchen Confidential" by A.Bourdain

    It is impossible to tickle yourself
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    Just started the "Wheel of Time" series this week, starting book 2 tonight.

    Dum tempus habemus, operemur bonum
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    Love Tolkien and the entire disk world series ! Great stuff.

    Currently (re-) reading Asimov's foundation series, by lack of any other fiction.
    Non-fiction: "Recovering the real lost gospel" by Dr. Darrell Bock

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    Discworld...all of them.

    so many to try
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    Just finished "The Sign of Four", great Holmes story. Now I'm not sure if I want to finish "Man in the Iron Mask" or head to the bookstore and start "A Game of Thrones".

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    Started Game of Thrones. Really fast reading too and I have to say the book is just as good as the show.

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    Harry Trumans Excellent Adventure The True Story of a Great American Road Trip by Mathew Algeo

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    I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter.

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    The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.

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    That new stephen king about jfk, pretty good actually

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