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    I don't subscribe to any magazines, but I do subscribe to the NY Times on-line. I still prefer physical books, though, and right now I'm reading the complete edition of the Autobiography of Mark Twain. His writing style and wit are combined with insights into his own human foiblesfamily and professional life as well as his personality. Great book! Don't know what's next...probably another book on theology.

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    I am in the process reading all 9 books in the Ringer Cedars of Russia series. I call this presentation common sense to the 10th power

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    "Witch Wood" by John Buchan, who is most famous as the author of "The 39 Steps"...great historical drama/thriller, and for all those American pipe smokers on here with Scots ancestry (which is probably most Americans in fact) then worth reading to get some perspective on your roots.

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    I'm usually going through several books at a time. Right now I'd say primarily the 3rd edition of Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig.

    I'm typically reading books on Bible study, theology, philosophy and apologetics.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. -- C. S. Lewis, Theologian, Philosopher, Professor, Pipe smoker.
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    Just finished A Dance with Dragons a couple of weeks ago and then decided to finally read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I should be finishing The Two Towers tonight.

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    just finished A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway, and I'm a couple of days away from completing Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving.

    Eric
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    ravkesef, what did you think about A Farewell to Arms, I finished it a couple months ago and am still not too sure how I feel about it. For what I am reading right now is mostly textbooks for school, and then I have been going through the new testament just for myself, started Revelations last night, things are about to get weird.

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    My Lady Nicotine, by J.M. Barrie

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    On the last book of Halo series, "The Cole Protocol". I usually have 2-3 books going at a time though.

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    Spent the evening trying to figure out how to read a woman. All this time and it still seems like I've gotten no further than the first chapter....

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    In school studying the works of Chesterton, as well as Cantillamesa's works on the Holy Spirit, and Bernard of Clairvaux.

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    Just finished a week of David Gemmell getting a bit starved for reading material lately just started reading R salvatore, some forbidden realms author . its ok made me want to play some old school d&d

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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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    Black Holes & Baby Universes by Stephen Hawking, who is also my idol and all round awesome guy. Just finished "Origin of Species" by Darwin.

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    Those In Peril by Wilbur Smith

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    In school studying the works of Chesterton

    Ahh, that's good stuff.

    and then I have been going through the new testament just for myself, started Revelations last night, things are about to get weird.

    Revelation is well worth the study.

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    I can't believe I forgot to subscribe to The Pipe Collector. I should be reading this thing right now! Argh. *signs up*

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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    I'm currently reading threads on pipesmagazine.com/forums.

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    I'm reading one of our esteemed member's book Brew or Die A Texas Bootlegger's Guide to Mead, Country Wine and Liqueurs.

    Baronsamedi has penned an entertaining and very informative "How To" monograph, or primer on the nuts and bolts of brewing a fine Mead. It's a fun read, and eminently practical.

    Thanks my friend.


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    You gonna try your hand at some mead Lawrence?

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    Hey Spartan,
    I plan on trying it on the First and the Fifteenth.
    I have to acquire the equipment First then Fifteen minutes later.

    I had hoped to have a batch underway already, but the equipment I thought we had on hand was given away by my mother.

    So, I'm literally starting from scratch.

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    Nikko wrote: ravkesef, what did you think about A Farewell to Arms, I finished it a couple months ago and am still not too sure how I feel about it. For what I am reading right now is mostly textbooks for school, and then I have been going through the new testament just for myself, started Revelations last night, things are about to get weird.

    So here's the deal: ever since seeing "Midnight in Paris" my wife and I are reading/re-reading some of the authors in the film. A Farewell to Arms defined American literature for the 20th century, and remains as marvelous as when it was written, nearly a century ago. The book is absolutely gripping, and as a combat veteran myself, I could resonate to a great many of the scenes in the book. The love affair between Frederick and Katherine was truly marvelous, and while I might have written a different ending, (or preferred a different ending, ) it's easy to understood how a novel by an American captivated the world and earned Hemingway the Nobel Prize for literature. Right now I'm re-reading The Old Man and the Sea--even better than when I first read it 50 years ago.

    If you're reading Revelations, things will truly get weird.

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    My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

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    Barbarians Against Rome. Some historical research.

    If at first you don't succeed you are running about average.
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    Arthur... Weren't you there?

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    Just finished Courageous which is a movie that is out right now. Now I'm on Why men hate going to church by David Murrow

    By the eternal! There is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college in the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies; do the thing - "carry a message to Garcia!" Elbert Hubbard "A Message to Garcia" 1899
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    Yeah Lawrence but at my age I need a refresher.

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    Me too Arthur.... Uhhh? What were we talking about?

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    Dirty White Boys, by Stephen Hunter

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    Third Rail, The Poetry Of Rock And Roll. Edited by Jonathan Wells
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    still marvelling at the " Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe "

    " I'm talking about the kind of sound you can feel. When it comes to great stereo you can't beat big speakers, I'm talking about big speakers with big woofers."
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    I'm rereading Don Quixote and I've been going through The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.

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    I guess we need a moderator to blend this into the main "What are you reading" thread

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    was just thinking that myself hobie

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    I'd tell the original poster to do a search before starting a new topic, but this search engine has seen "the ass end of hard times"....I'm not impressed

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    The original thread is a sticky, it's not hard to find.

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    I guess we need a moderator to blend this into the main "What are you reading" thread

    Maybe Kevin can do that.
    But, I think it's beyond mine or Bubba's Super Powers.

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    Melmoth The Wanderer By Charles Maturin

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    Right now I am reading Great Expectations By Charles Dickens The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot The Oxford Study Bible, Ethics For the Modern Age By the Dali Lama An indroduction of Buddhism by Thubten Chodron Moby Dick by Herman Melville and an Anthology of Literary Criticism. Ah the life of a student.

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    Eat for Health- Dr. Joel Furhman

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    Favourite Sherlock Holmes Stories - Selected by the Author, along with Sherlock Holmes TV series with Jeremy Brett as our favorite detective.

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    The rise of the fourth Reich by Jim Marrs

    ‎"Thoughts become things!"
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    Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976
    Hunter S Thompson

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
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    The Stranger by Albert Camus

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    Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
    Prayer on Fire by F.A. Hartley
    The Pipe Collector December 2010 (Musta missed this one, it was still in it's envelope?!?)

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