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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Nature of a Man » Wed May 09, 2018 3:08 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:19 pm
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Reading The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky - I'm not a poker player, but I enjoy applying the game theories to other areas, such as competitive video gaming.
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Just finished Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner.

Now reading Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris. 

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I grew up with both Sega and Nintendo, in retrospect it's tough to pin down which franchise I like the best, but I think Sonic is slightly more nostalgic for me than Mario is.
The book really made me wish I owned a sega as a kid haha. It was a good read - really enjoyed it!
Most of the others I knew owned Playstation when it came out, and I was jealous - go figure.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Wed May 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Nature of a Man wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:08 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Reading The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky - I'm not a poker player, but I enjoy applying the game theories to other areas, such as competitive video gaming.
ReverendThom wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Just finished Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner.

Now reading Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris. 

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I grew up with both Sega and Nintendo, in retrospect it's tough to pin down which franchise I like the best, but I think Sonic is slightly more nostalgic for me than Mario is.
The book really made me wish I owned a sega as a kid haha. It was a good read - really enjoyed it!
Most of the others I knew owned Playstation when it came out, and I was jealous - go figure.
We had a TV. One TV. Black and white. For a family of five.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu May 10, 2018 8:22 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Gabriel » Sat May 12, 2018 2:34 pm

“For fun” reading has been the Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell. I have two more volumes to go.

At my conference last week I picked up this (among others):

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Working on it today.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ryland » Sun May 13, 2018 7:12 pm

My life as a humble comedian by Martin Short.
The Way of the Pilgrim.
The Genesee Diary by Henry Nouwen.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed May 16, 2018 4:11 pm

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From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism, and Self by Catherine Keller

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Wed May 16, 2018 5:36 pm

The new confessions of an economic hitman, by John Perkins.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Wed May 16, 2018 5:40 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Wed May 16, 2018 6:13 pm

Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey
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Post by sweetandsour » Wed May 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Walking on Water, by Madeleine L'Engle.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 pm

dennisthemenace wrote:
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Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey
Great book. My copy is currently loaned out.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by arank87 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 pm

coco wrote:
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Sick! Huge Deadhead here. I haven’t read this yet but I’ve heard good things.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by arank87 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:05 pm

Finally tackling Dr. Zhivago. 75% done and enjoying it very much although I think Pasternak can be a little overly flowery with his descriptions and some of the philosophical and religious musings seem a little bit like that meaningless academic speak so often heard in college. Lots of words that don’t mean a thing but sound very impressive.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jake » Fri May 18, 2018 9:00 pm

Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender's Guide.
Strange.
In the index there are three versions of the Manhattan: Manhattan Cocktail, Sweet Manhattan and Dry Manhattan. All three on page 62.
Curious, I turned to page .... 62? Where is page 62? Checked the binding, looks fine. No pages torn or missing. But 54 through 70 are not there, not printed.
I Googled it, and I am surprised that there's no mention of this anomaly.

Strange.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 pm

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Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World by Catherine Keller

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Wed May 23, 2018 1:24 pm

Prospecting For Trout by Tom Rosenbauer
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by j1n » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:39 am

The Catholic Church and Conversion - G.K. Chesterton
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:13 pm

The Loudest Voice In The Room , by Gabriel Sherman.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:37 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Del » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:04 pm

j1n wrote:
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The Catholic Church and Conversion - G.K. Chesterton
That is a fun one!

It really is "bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside"! Even as a cradle Catholic, I discovered this for myself via the grace of adult reversion.
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