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Old 10-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #221
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I am reading "In Praise of Slowness" by Carl Honore. Saw this on the Huffington Post. Looks interesting.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:40 PM   #223
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Amazon.com: In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed (Plus) (9780060750510): Carl Honore: Books

Thanks, Cattusbabe, I ironically took up Amazon’s offer to “start reading ‘In Praise of Slowness’ on your Kindle in under one minute.”
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #224
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Just slogged through a book my boss has been nagging me to read, More than You Know. Pretty good and quite interesting from a behavioral finance standpoint.

Amazon.com: More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (9780231138703): Michael J. Mauboussin: Books
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #225
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I spent most of today flying across the country. Plane rides are my opportunities to catch up on reading. I started, and almost finished, "The Post-American World", by Fareed Zakaria. History, economics & foreign policy.....wheee! I found it an excellent read and quite thought provoking. Zakaria traces the rise of the US and compares it to other leading nations that have risen and fallen over the centuries, and analyzes and compares developments in China and India over the past century or two. He notes the growing desire and capability of nations on the rise to chart their own course. He believes that the US will always remain important, but that the era of US dominance in the world is waning and that China, followed by India, will have the most growth in the 21st century. I think he is correct.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:25 PM   #226
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I was also in flight today and read " Executive Priviledge " by Philip Margolin . It is a great book to keep you engrossed throught the turbulence .
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Currently reading Stayin' Safe,The Art and Science of Riding Really Well, a collection of magazine articles on motorcycle riding by Lawrence Grodsky. Next up is A Twist of the Wrist by Keith Code, another book on street riding.

Just Finished Eon and Eternity by Greg Bear, both science fiction, and Blood, Sweat, and 2nd Gear, by flash gordon, MD. (Yes, that's his real name.) A book about basic medical information of use to motorcyclists, bicyclists, hikers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside more than an hour away from a hospital. I didn't know that washing a wound with water was bad for cells, far better is a mild saline solution. Or how exponentially fast germs grow in a wound - washing it with water at a gas station hose is far better than doing nothing.

So in addition to the tool kit, tire plugs and CO2 tire inflation kit, a first aid kit will be added to the saddlebags.
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Errornomics by Joseph T Hallinan

A short but entertaining and educational read on why we make so many mistakes.

A quote from the conclusion:

"It takes determination and discipline to re-craft a life - which is why....so many retired people end up going back to work. The mistake they make is that they spend their time doing the same old things they've always done and not the new things they thought they were going to do."
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Currently reading Stayin' Safe,The Art and Science of Riding Really Well, a collection of magazine articles on motorcycle riding by Lawrence Grodsky. Next up is A Twist of the Wrist by Keith Code, another book on street riding.

Just Finished Eon and Eternity by Greg Bear, both science fiction, and Blood, Sweat, and 2nd Gear, by flash gordon, MD. (Yes, that's his real name.) A book about basic medical information of use to motorcyclists, bicyclists, hikers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside more than an hour away from a hospital. I didn't know that washing a wound with water was bad for cells, far better is a mild saline solution. Or how exponentially fast germs grow in a wound - washing it with water at a gas station hose is far better than doing nothing.

So in addition to the tool kit, tire plugs and CO2 tire inflation kit, a first aid kit will be added to the saddlebags.
Now I want to read all of these!
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Thanks to a mention from CuppaJoe, I just read "Piece of String" by Guy de Maupassant, the master of short stories.

I read it 5 minutes ago. You can too. No knowledge of French needed. The English translation that I found is right here.

Short Stories: A Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant
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Read Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian and enjoyed it.

You might check out Patrick O'Brian in Wikepedia. There is a nice list of the order of his books there plus further links. Also I bought Sea of Words as recommended by others to look up some of the nautical terms plus some extra background history and ship illustrations. Also bought Harbors and High Seas which has maps for the individual books in the O'Brian series (which I get from our library).

After reading O'Brian's books you should really have a jump on the other guys on Talk Like a Pirate Day . Or if you really need a jump on this and cannot wait to read an O'Brian book then check out: Pirate Speak: How To Talk Like A Pirate - Talk Like A Pirate Day UK Headquarters
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Thanks to a mention from CuppaJoe, I just read "Piece of String" by Guy de Maupassant, the master of short stories....
NW-B, if someone put that story on a link in the finance section, the forum would have a field day with it. Obsessive-compulsive geezer’s excessive frugality....
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The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by James Ford.

A story set in Seattle about a Chinese boy and Japanese girl during World War II including the forced movement of Japanese to camps. The story moves between the war years and the mid-1980's.

Excellant read! Downloaded from the public library to my Palm.

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finished a book!

Finished listening to The story of Edgar Sawtelle, and Duty to the Dead (a Bess Crawford mystery) Liked both of them, I like audiobooks cause I work in a library on the computer all day cataloging books, and my eyes are shot after 8 hours!
I am now reading "heaven's keep" by William krueger (the Cork O' Connor mystery series) he's great as is the Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box.

Live in Colorado, and after the last 2 days I should be reading "The Shining" Remember the snowstorm
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NW-B, if someone put that story on a link in the finance section, the forum would have a field day with it. Obsessive-compulsive geezer’s excessive frugality....
While on a walk around the neighborhood, I would pick up nuts and bolts fallen off cars if they still looked serviceable. I would throw them into my coffee can of hardware when I got back home. Heh heh heh... Old frugal habits die hard.
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Just read

The Rising,City Dead, and Day by Day Armageddon.

Just candy like reading. Good for some Halloween mood stuff. If you enjoy Apocalyptic zombie stuff.

Lol warning if you are looking for something to broaden your horizons...move along.
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I'm reading "My life in France " by Julia Child . After seeing the movie I've been intrigued with her life .
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Want to understand Pakistan and Afganistan?

I just finished Three Cups of Tea. It's a fascinating story of a selfless man who was actually nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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I agree that the US is on its way down. Funny thing is, people still think we're number one in a whole bunch of areas where we're actually down around 30-40. Infant mortality, life longevity, literacy rates, health, perceived happiness etc. Many countries rate higher than we do. Cuba is WAY ahead of us in literacy.
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