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What Book Are you Reading? - 2019

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    Clash of Empires - Ben Kane

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    12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

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    The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden Sayings and Fragments

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    Reading the most recent of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles -- pretty bad. Time for Uhtred to hang it up, I think.

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    ^^ that's too bad hearing about Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles. I really enjoyed following Uhtred, and Bernard Cornwell in general.

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    Ian Fleming's, James Bond: GOLDFINGER, c1959. Paired with my Peterson and Mac Baren's Golden Extra; of course! - Sherm Natman

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    ^ Sherm: you must stop reading now and not continue until you've acquired this:

    https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/tsuge/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=222747

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    Brian64 - Noooooo! Do not show me pictures of pipes I do not own... Noooooooo!!! Potential PAD-Triggering-Event Imminent!!! Noooo!!! LOL! - Sherm Natman

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    ^ What would Blofeld do?

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    Brian64 - Blofled would do what he always does... sit there and stroke his pussy - Sherm Natman

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    LOL ... I don't know...surely Blofeld must have a golden blowfish to smoke his Golden Extra in.

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    ^ Oh geez...I just realized I think I'm getting my Bond villains mixed up.

    It's hard to keep them straight...especially when we live in a world filled with real Bond villains.

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    I prefer Blofeld's match. His cat manners are so much funnier:

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
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    Daisy Jones & The Six - seems to be based on the Fleetwood Mac story, told documentary style. Pretty interesting so far.
    https://www.amazon.com/Daisy-Jones-Taylor-Jenkins-Reid/dp/1524798622

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    Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime - Val McDermid

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    Just finished Endurance. Edward Shackletons harrowing journey through the arctic. Really great read. Sometimes it can get a bit redundant but it was a good story.

    About to start Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

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    A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science, by Peter J. Feibelman.

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    Collected poems of Robert Bly who was a poet long before the Iron John book and his mens' movement activities. I've always liked his work, and he's not so much liked mine, but some amazing efforts here, one of my favorites, "Teeth Mother Naked At Last."

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    Washington by Ron Chernow

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    How to Get a PhD - 4th Edition: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors by Derek S. Pugh and Estelle Phillips

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    Wow, a bunch of intellectuals in this place. I feel like a moron reading my cheap fiction. Finished the latest Greg Illes novel, Cemetery Road. Absolutely awesome book! One of those you marathon read getting to the end to see what's going to happen but regretting that it has to end at the same time. One of the 10 best books I've ever read among thousands. Highly recommended.

    Sorry to interrupt all you brainiacs reading to actually gain knowledge or to learn something useful. Back to you regularly scheduled programming.

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    @hoosierpipeguy: I have "Cemetery Road" cued up in my Kindle. Have you read the trilogy of Natchez Burning?

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    Yes I have! I thought it was fantastic as well. Enjoy cemetery road.

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    Doing a re-read on 'The Lies of Locke Lamora'. If you are a fantasy reader and haven't read this book, please find a copy.

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    Doing a re-read on 'The Lies of Locke Lamora'. If you are a fantasy reader and haven't read this book, please find a copy.

    Yes, it's a great series!

    Currently reading 'Grey Sister' by Mark Lawrence and 'Dark Intelligence' by Neil Asher.

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    'Georgian London - Into the streets' - Lucy Inglis

    A dazzling tapestry of 18th century London life

    A pretty debauched and villainous lot they were too...

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    American Buffalo ~ Steven Rinella

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    Two at the moment. Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac, and Jim Rearden’s book on Frank Glaser called Alaska’s Wolf Man. Mr. Glaser was one hardy dude.

    "We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us." ---Hank

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    Collected poems of Robert Bly who was a poet long before the Iron John book and his mens' movement activities. I've always liked his work, and he's not so much liked mine, but some amazing efforts here, one of my favorites, "Teeth Mother Naked At Last."

    MSO, are you a writer? I've always enjoyed Bly's poetry, and Iron John was influential for me when I was younger.

    Right now I'm reading Julie Rose's translation of Hugo's Les Miserables.

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    Star Trek: A Cultural History

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    Sharpening by Nick Engler. part of The Workshop Companion series.

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    I was reading this earlier while sitting on the throne. I know, it's not a book...still pretty interesting.

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    I have bought this book for years, but finally got to it now - quite frankly I am sad I didn't read it earlier, it's quite a laugh - Jaroslav Hasek - The brave soldier Svejk in the World War

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    Shade the changing man

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    @madox07. I read that book about 20 years ago and it's a cracker; it's probably about time I re-read it!

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    Hawke by Ted Bell. I've read a couple of the other books in this series so I am a little out of order. Good reads.

    shermnatman, I have always enjoyed the Bond novels/movies. I have most of them including the post Fleming stuff. I think I even have duplicates of some of the John Gardner books. I'll send you some if they are ones you haven't read, if you want them.

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    SQL for Dummies.

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    Working. The latest from the greatest living biographer Robert A. Caro.

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    Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Dennett, Coyote America by Flores, and Migration by W.S.Merwin.

    "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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    Out of Poverty by Paul Polak

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    neighbor gave me a few books to read, I started with: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

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    This is from 2013, haven't heard of it before. It's very good,an apocalyptic story, very well done. I'll definitely have to read some more Peter Heller.

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    Just finished The Club by Leo Damrosch, and started The Pioneers , David McCullough’s latest

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    Black Coffee Blues ~ Henry Rollins

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    The Rum Diary - Hunter Thompson

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    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari

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    Right now I’m currently reading Tikki Tikki Tembo, it’s a classic! A bit hard to read but totally worth the effort. A lot of good life lessons in there.

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    Wow, a bunch of intellectuals in this place. I feel like a moron reading my cheap fiction

    Nothing wrong with reading cheap fiction. I've just started 'The Blackpool Highflyer'; a 'Jim Stringer steam detective' story by Andrew Martin. Combines two of my favourite things; detective stories and steam trains - doesn't feature much pipe smoking although there is the occasional mention in some of the books in the series.

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    Some old Enid Blyton books for my grand children. They really love the "Five", "Mistery" and "Adventure" series.

    In Swedish of cource.

    Information is not knowledge... Knowledge is not wisdom... Wisdom is not truth... Truth is not beauty... Beauty is not love... Love is not music... Music is the best! *** Frank Zappa 1940 - 1993 ***
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    ahh. Famous Five brings back childhood memories. When I was aged about 5 or 6, every evening at bedtime I would read something to my mum (probably one of Enid Blyton's books for much younger children, or Rupert Bear) and then she would read me a story from by "big brother's" collection; almost certainly Famous Five etc.

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    I still have the "first edition" of these excellent Blyton books which I got of my parents in the late 50's and early 60's.

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