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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » 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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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:36 pm

Just ordered Angels and Their Mission.
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Post by wosbald » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 pm

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Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials by Reza Negarestani
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by StoicDetective » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:51 am

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I've picked this up. Could be an interesting approach to The Bible.
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Post by Goose55 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

The Book of Hebrews, in The Message Version
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Surnatural: A Controversy at the Heart of Twentieth-Century Thomistic Thought (ed. Serge-Thomas Bonino O.P.)
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 pm

True Grit
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Nature of a Man » 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.
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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.

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Post by serapion » Sun May 06, 2018 10:40 pm

“The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B DuBois
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by rgcurrey » Mon May 07, 2018 10:32 am

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » 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!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Mon May 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Sex, Death, and Fly Fishing by John Gierach.

I think I've read it before (it's been out almost 20 years), but most of my books are still packed so I don't know if I already have it or not. I saved a dozen or so unread books from the packing boxes when I moved a few months ago so I'd have something to read in the interim. Someone from here I think gave this one to me and it got put in with the others. Gierach is my favorite author. On par with Meyer's I'd say.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Bloodhound » Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm

Fly-Tying Materials: Their Procurement, Use, and Protection by Eric Leiser

It is special to catch a fish on a fly you tied...I think it will be even better to use the materials I harvest and use in tying and fishing. So learning how to gather & preserve them and make them usable for tying is all something I am trying to learn...this book was recommended and so far it is very good.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Tue May 08, 2018 3:47 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Fly-Tying Materials: Their Procurement, Use, and Protection by Eric Leiser
UncleBob wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:47 pm
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This is rich.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Bloodhound » Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 am

FredS wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Fly-Tying Materials: Their Procurement, Use, and Protection by Eric Leiser
UncleBob wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:47 pm
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This is rich.
Fixed my book title :D
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Wed May 09, 2018 8:27 am

FredS wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Fly-Tying Materials: Their Procurement, Use, and Protection by Eric Leiser
UncleBob wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:47 pm
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This is rich.
You should read it. Fascinating.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Wed May 09, 2018 8:37 am

I would like to. I checked Thrift Books yesterday and they don't have a copy. There is a copy showing up in our statewide inter-library search system but the library that owns it (Canon City) won't share it with my local library.

Wanna share your copy? I'll pay shipping both ways.

EDIT: Wait. Stop. Just found and ordered a new, hardcover edition from Amazon for $17.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by rgcurrey » Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am

Well I enjoyed The Haunted Bookshop so much I went on to read Christopher Morley’s Kitty Foyle. There are only a couple of mentions of pipe smoking in it but it is a good read. It also gives quite an interesting look at life in the 20’s and 30’s.

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