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Old 06-30-2017, 02:46 PM   #2621
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"The Battle of Monmouth", an Oration given by Henry Brown on the 100th anniversary of the battle. "The Counsel Assigned" by Mary Andrews, an historical fiction about Lincoln as an attorney in younger years. Still working my way through all the old books from my deceased father in law's library.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:21 PM   #2622
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Recently finished the Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam and Coffehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis.
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I vaguely recall seeing a passing reference a few years ago to website called Silk Road, dedicated to the anonymous sale of drugs and arms. That was the extent of my awareness of the meter. If there were any news stories of a search for or trial of the operators, I must have missed them. So I was happy to pick up "American Kingpin" by Nick Bilton. It tells the complete story and reads like a novel. Would make a great movie.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:01 PM   #2624
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Just finished Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat and loved it; couldn't put it down. Brown is simply an incredible writer. I've read his work on the great Hinckley fire (local color, since I'm in MN) as well as the book on the Donner party. All three held me spellbound. What an amazing talent.
Did I hear that The Boys in the Boat was going to be made into a movie? I hope so as I think it would film very very well.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:22 PM   #2625
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Made it through 2/3 of The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, then pooped out. I don't think I'm cut out for these epic tomes, these novels that run 800 pages (first of two parts). I just don't have the patience or perseverance.
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Im reading the pet peeve thread from the beginning, Its like a novel, I find many of the posts hysterical. its like therapy without the copay.
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Im reading the pet peeve thread from the beginning, Its like a novel, I find many of the posts hysterical. its like therapy without the copay.
Let's keep this thread about books, please.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:08 PM   #2628
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:10 PM   #2629
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The Man Who Could be King - about how George Washington did not become King.

D Day Through German Eyes - fascinating interviews with German soldiers at D Day.
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I have just started reading "An American Sickness," by Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal. It's about the American health care system. So far, a good read, an eye-opener. I have seen Dr. Rosenthal on C-Span a few times talking about her book. I get many of my book ideas from watching C-Span.
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Just finished Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat and loved it; couldn't put it down. Brown is simply an incredible writer. I've read his work on the great Hinckley fire (local color, since I'm in MN) as well as the book on the Donner party. All three held me spellbound. What an amazing talent.
Did I hear that The Boys in the Boat was going to be made into a movie? I hope so as I think it would film very very well.
I will second The Boys in the Boat. I got it as a gift several months ago and finally read it not realizing how good it was. It was one of those books I looked forward to reading every day. There were a few times where it got too much into the weeds on boat construction but I really got into the (true) story of these hardworking young men that overcame poverty, abuse, and snobbery to become heroes.
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The Dying Light by Henry Porter

https://petronatwo.wordpress.com/201...-henry-porter/

I found this to be very enthralling, and all too plausible.
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I'm currently reading No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein (2017). Very topical.

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Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology.
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I have just started reading "An American Sickness," by Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal. It's about the American health care system. So far, a good read, an eye-opener. I have seen Dr. Rosenthal on C-Span a few times talking about her book. I get many of my book ideas from watching C-Span.
Thanks for reminding me. I have the audiobook on my phone and now that I am back from vacation I have time to listen to it.
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I am reading an encouraging book: "The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health". Bestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness.
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If you want to read a self-help book, try "The inner game of Tennis". I read it years ago and googled it today to find that there is a whole gaggle of inner game books. It's not just about sports. It's about how to ignore inner stress and perform at whatever you're doing without worrying about the outcome. It's easier to read than to practice, but most self-help books are.
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Just finished Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte: https://www.goodreads.com/author/sho..._P_rez_Reverte

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...tain_Alatriste

Now just starting the sequel, Purity of Blood........https://www.amazon.ca/Purity-Blood-A.../dp/0452287987.....

....picked them both up for 50˘ apiece at our local library bookstore.
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Re. books extolling the virtues of leisure.



I've enjoyed:

- How to Be Idle, by Tom Hodgkinson

- The Importance of Being Lazy, by Al Gini

- Take Back Your Time, by John de Graaf

- The Importance of Being Idle, by Stephen Robins

- Slow is Beautiful, by Cecile Andrews


Tom Hodginson can be a bit extreme, but I like his spirit. Cecile Andrews' book is probably my favorite, although it may not be quite as "on point" as the others. Al Gini's book is precisely on point. He is a professor of leisure, which sounds like a nice job. Take Back Your Time is a good read, focused on reclaiming time from work. I'd put Robins' book at the bottom, since it is made up mostly of quotes from other people, but there are some good thoughts in there about the value of leisure.
Returning the Hodgekinson book to the library...read that one if you want to get in touch with your inner rebel. I got a "Take Back Your Time" by Jasper (the wrong book) and it was a 1999 dud about how to be a better slave.

"Slow is Beautiful" is too political for me...I really don't care who's fault it is, I just want to make the best of of what is here.

Bought "The Importance of Being Lazy" (Gini) and "My Time" (Trafford) on half.com and haven't started them yet.
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