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Old 01-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #781
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Wow, those lectures really look interesting. I just took a peek at the start of the first lecture. Took place at Cornell in 1964 and the introductory video shows the campus plus students going into the lecture hall. I didn't go to Cornell but those pictures of students going into a lecture hall really brought back memories.

I know Feynman was a very entertaining guy. Rare for top physist. I'll definitely watch this. Thanks FIRE'd@51 !
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"Hollywood Moon" by Wambaugh. Itīs very good. Listening to "Fall of Giants" by Follet: So so....
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Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition
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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

If you read a lot, I'd recommend goodreads.com (where I keep track of this). I often find new books to add to the reading list through what my friends are reading there (we have the same interests but more eyes).

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The Photographer's Eye, by Michael Freeman.

Creative Night, by Harold Davis.

Learning to See Creatively, by Bryan Peterson.

Understanding Close-up Photography, by Bryan Peterson.

All photography books, but fascinating photos and techniques in them.
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I recently finished two:

Mr. Hooligan by Ian Vasquez - enjoyable Belizean noir fiction. ~8.5
Dead Like You by Peter James - an excellent British detective thriller. ~ 9/9.5

For those quantum theorists above I would recommend Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos. ~9.0. He has a new one called, The Hidden Reality, but it is not yet available to order from my library.
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"Hollywood Moon" by Wambaugh. Itīs very good. Listening to "Fall of Giants" by Follet: So so....
Vicente, you rather be Flotsam or Jetsam? Got many tweakers over there in gallegoland?
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"Hollywood Moon" by Wambaugh. Itīs very good. Listening to "Fall of Giants" by Follet: So so....
Vincent , I think you are a Grishman fan . His newest book "The Confession " is a great read .
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I am more into Hollywood Nate. But what I enjoy best in the Hollywood series are the female characters!

By the way, donīt put me to shame by mentioning slangy words like "tweakers" whose meaning Iīve been unable to find out!

Do enlighten me, please. Then Iīll answer the question.
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Vincent , I think you are a Grishman fan . His newest book "The Confession " is a great read .
Moemg: you are right there. Iīll listen to it once I finish with "Fall of Giants" Given the size of this novel itīll be a while yet
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I am more into Hollywood Nate. But what I enjoy best in the Hollywood series are the female characters!

By the way, donīt put me to shame by mentioning slangy words like "tweakers" whose meaning Iīve been unable to find out!

Do enlighten me, please. Then Iīll answer the question.
Tweakers are methamphetamine addicts.
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Quickie by James Patterson and someone else. Enjoyable and a very quick read.
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Quickie by James Patterson and someone else. Enjoyable and a very quick read.
Most of his are both. But I swear they take longer to read than they do to write. He has a new book out pretty much every week. I've wondered at times if Patterson is the name used by a consortium of writers, especially since his topics and styles are all over the map.
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I am more into Hollywood Nate. But what I enjoy best in the Hollywood series are the female characters!

By the way, donīt put me to shame by mentioning slangy words like "tweakers" whose meaning Iīve been unable to find out!

Do enlighten me, please. Then Iīll answer the question.
Meth head.

Remember that freaky couple in the diner in Pulp Fiction? Tweakers!

BTW, I am trying to remember any female characters from a Wambaugh book. Who do you like? I do remember one gal who accidentally found a cash cache in the crawl space when trying to do good for an older neighbor. If I can remember, they both lived happily ever after.

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Most of his are both. But I swear they take longer to read than they do to write. He has a new book out pretty much every week. I've wondered at times if Patterson is the name used by a consortium of writers, especially since his topics and styles are all over the map.

I agree . Some of his books are over the top raunchy and them some are just good mysteries. I haven't read any of his recent books that I thought were great .
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For anyone who's not up to the in-depth physics, "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)" is a very entertaining look into the mind of this lively, engaging and brilliant man.
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Meth head.

Remember that freaky couple in the diner in Pulp Fiction? Tweakers!

BTW, I am trying to remember any female characters from a Wambaugh book. Who do you like? I do remember one gal who accidentally found a cash cache in the crawl space when trying to do good for an older neighbor. If I can remember, they both lived happily ever after.

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Ha Ha Iīm unable to recall any special female character. But the impression that has stuck was that I preferred them to the male ones.
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Early last year, I happened to pick up a donated book offered by the local public library for $1. It was Charles Kuralt's America. I decided to save it to read on my first month-long RV trip on Sep 2010. I just now remember to report on it.

Never much of a TV watcher, I barely recalled watching an episode or two of Kuralt's TV show "On the road" many years ago, but I knew of him as a TV reporter. I enjoyed reading America while RV'ing, as it was so appropriate on my trip. It was written by Kuralt after he retired early in 1995 at the age of 60. Yes, he was an early retiree too. He then spent the first year of retirement rotating to one location in the US each month, and wrote about his experience. The 12 locales that he described included New Orleans, Key West, Maine, as well as Montana and Alaska. It is an account of a real traveler, someone that I can never be. Not only that he stayed in a place long enough to observe, he got to know the locals, made friends with them, and got to hear their "stories". As an introvert, I am always a passive observer, though not a cranky unfriendly type.

After reading the book, I wondered what happened to Kuralt. A search on the Web quickly revealed that he died in 1997 of lupus, a sad short 2 years after retirement. If he knew his time was running out when he turned in his notice at CBS, he certainly did not mention of any chronic condition in his book.

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For anyone who's not up to the in-depth physics, "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)" is a very entertaining look into the mind of this lively, engaging and brilliant man.
This reminded me that I read of Feynman's exploits many years ago, and the book you mentioned was one of them. I wonder where my copies are. Time to re-read them.
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I just read " The Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet " by Jamie Ford . A story about the Japanese internment during the 40's . A great read especially for women .
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A good place to find definitions for words like "tweakers"

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