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  1. #101
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    Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho --superb!
    my wife has a bunch of his books but all in portugeuse.
    she raves about how great his writing is.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...d92e6e67dc55a1
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    "Unlikely Liberators". It's about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese-American group of soldiers who went to Europe during WWII. One of the most highly decorated units in the war. I picked it up after reading "Climb to Conquer", which is about the 10th Mountain Division. Both are fascinating. You'd be surprised to learn the effect the returning 10th Mtn guys had on skking as we know it today.
    Try to keep two ideas in your head at the same time without blowing your brains out your ass.

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    "the violent bear it away" Flannery O'Connor

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    "Coming into the Country" by John McPhee

    Awesome book about Alaska.
    "Vagenius"

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    I just got some book about Toba and some other compilation on dangerous ideas. I'd go into the other room to get the names, but I'm too lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daywalker View Post
    "Coming into the Country" by John McPhee

    Awesome book about Alaska.
    Read everything by McPhee. You can skip "Basin and Range" if you don't dig geology.

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    Wind up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami

    Have about 20 pages left. Not sure what's next...

    EDIT: Just finished it. Interesting read.
    Last edited by schuss; 09-13-2007 at 09:12 PM.

  8. #108
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    Mentioned Paulo Coelho to the wife last night and she ran out and bought me
    "The Alchemist" in english. My wife rocks !
    I just wish I knew how to read

    The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a bestseller that was first published in Brazil in 1988 and is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. It is a symbolic story that urges its readers to follow their dreams.


    Post 1,002 !!!!!

    how ya like that sinecure ???
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    The Game by Neil Strauss

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    Wind up Bird Chronicles by Murakami
    the book makes me feel calm

  11. #111
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    the power of the dog by don winslow

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    just finished Cesar's Way by Cesar Millan. All dog owners should read this.
    "if it's called tourist season, why can't we just shoot them?"

  13. #113
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    Just about to start "How to practice: the way to a meaningful life" by the Dalai Lama

    Sprite
    "I call it reveling in natures finest element. Water in its pristine form. Straight from the heavens. We bathe in it, rejoicing in the fullest." --BZ

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    "A Peculiar Grace"... Jeffrey Lent.
    When logic goes out the window, go with it.

    -- yogachik

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    Just finished War and Peace - the latest translation. No kidding, I loved it and now feel annoyed because it is probably one of my favourite books - it just sounds trite saying War and Peace is your favourite book.

    Now reading puppy training books and Feet in the Clouds - it's a book about Fell Running.
    Not around much these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorey View Post
    Just finished War and Peace - the latest translation. No kidding, I loved it and now feel annoyed because it is probably one of my favourite books - it just sounds trite saying War and Peace is your favourite book.

    Now reading puppy training books and Feet in the Clouds - it's a book about Fell Running.
    Who did the translation? I'm not sure if Pevear and Volohkonsky have done War and Peace, but they have the best russian translations out there, particularly Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy.

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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=95248

    Sorry for the shameless plug. Please consider it.


    I'm reading the River by Colin Fletcher. I do like his thought process.

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    helprin

    just started Refiners Fire by Mark Helprin, 1st one of his... i think i'll like it.
    Last edited by case; 09-23-2007 at 09:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highflyingpilot View Post
    The Game by Neil Strauss
    YES what do you think of it?

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    I'm into "Warrior," Ariel Sharon's autobiography. Interesting book, written about 15 years ago. It's interesting to see how he played the religious settlers for his political and security purposes.

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    "The Mediations" by Marcus Aurelius - great Stoic philosophy

    "Fj&#228;rde Flygvapnet i v&#228;rlden" <- research stuff

    and very slowly as I am not a huge fan "Collapse" by Jared Diamond

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    Quote Originally Posted by highflyingpilot View Post
    The Game by Neil Strauss
    Haha that book was entertaining, I enjoyed it.
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    I'm reading Kant's Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals and Mill's Utilitarianism for class, both of which I have enjoyed. I read a few chapters from MacIntyre's After Virtue, and would like to read the whole thing when I have time.

    For fun, I'm reading through the works of George RR Martin at the moment; I'll be starting A Storm of Swords soon. It's probably my second favorite fantasy series, after The Sword of Truth by Goodkind.

    I'm also reading god is not good: How Religion Poisions Everything by Christopher Hitchens. It is a piece of garbage. I agree with his conclusions, but I can barely get through it because his grip on logic and philosophy is so awful. It is mostly baseless invective devoid of arguments, except for lovely little gems such as, "Anything that can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." What a load. Ever heard of a synthetic a priori?

    Iceman- Read the God Delusion by Dawkins. Hitchens basically copied his format, and Dawkins does a better job with it.
    Last edited by doublediamond223; 09-22-2007 at 02:22 PM.

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    Oh...yall's them book learners huh....Haunted by Palahniuk
    If it's green, smoke it...if it's pink, poke it

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    'Caring for your baby and young child-Birth to age 5'

    Riveting!
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    Need a new book. Been re-reading Steinbeck's "The Log from the Sea of Cortez", but almost done.

    I had forgotten all the social commentary he and Ricketts injected in that book. Pretty cool.

    Whatcha got? I tend to like non-fiction.

    Edit to add: WTH? I thought I searched the "books, music, movies" forum. There was a good book thread over there but couldn't find it. Oh well, anyway, whatcha got?

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