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bh4rnnr
01-26-2010, 09:31 PM
My list seems to grow bigger every week or so....

Currently i'm reading "Some Dreams Die" (ISBN10: 0-942688-01-5, ISBN13: 978-942688-01-6) by Greg Thompson ( thinking about putting a trip together to search out some of the lost Spanish mines), next up: "House of Rain" (ISBN: 978-0-316-60817-6) by Craig Childs, A look into the ancient world of the Anasazi's or "Ancestral Puebloan". Need to read by April 2nd:D:cool:. Continuing with the list: "Stones into Schools" (ISBN:978-0-670-02115-4) by Greg Mortenson, "Out of the Dust" ( ISBN13: 978-1-55517-893-2. ISBN 10: 1-55517-893-6) , Utah's Lost Minse and Hidden Treasures by Stephen B. Shaffer, "Historic Photos of Colorado Mining" (ISBN: 978-1-59652-535-1), Text and Captions by Ed Rains (One of many books purchased to help with this years project:) ).

Let the learning begin:D:bowdown:

:beer::beer:

subzali
01-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Those sound like good books Perry

Recently finished:
Fingerprints of the gods (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0517887290?keywords=fingerprints%20of%20the%20gods&qid=1445467633&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1) by Graham Hancock

]Death, Daring and Disaster (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Daring-Disaster-National-Revised/dp/1589791827/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467665&sr=1-1&keywords=death+daring+and+disaster) by Butch Farabee, Jr. - about Search and Rescue in National Parks

Citadel Mountain (http://www.amazon.com/Citadel-Mountain-Maynard-Cornett-Adams/dp/B003B4J6CU/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467715&sr=1-11&keywords=maynard+adams) by Maynard Adams - about a French expedition to southern Colorado around the time of the Louisiana Purchase that mined gold but only one made it out to tell the story...the gold is still there somewhere.

The Last Lecture (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/1401323251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467769&sr=1-1&keywords=last+lecture) by Randy Pausch - lecture given by a professor who found out he had cancer and only had a few months left to live.

Currently:
Walking from East to West (http://www.amazon.com/Walking-East-West-God-Shadows/dp/0310324963/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467805&sr=1-1&keywords=walking+from+east+to+west) by Ravi Zacharias - autobiography of world-famous Christian theologian and religious philosopher

The Purpose Driven Life (http://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Driven-Life-What-Earth/dp/B008NQR5LA/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467835&sr=1-5&keywords=purpose+driven+life) by Rick Warren - book about Christian living and worldview written by a pastor and theologian

bh4rnnr
01-26-2010, 09:53 PM
Those sound like good books Perry

Recently finished:

Citadel Mountain by Maynard Adams - about a French expedition to southern Colorado around the time of the Louisiana Purchase that mined gold but only one made it out to tell the story...the gold is still there somewhere.


Do they talk about a Anasazi Dwelling at all? I've seen that name before.

Glad to see your getting some good reading in:cool:

subzali
01-26-2010, 10:03 PM
nope...

Romer
01-26-2010, 10:45 PM
David Baldacci Stone Cold. Just finished it on the plane from Baltimore to Dallas

Uncle Ben
01-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Those sound like good books Perry

Recently finished:
Death, Daring and Disaster by Butch Farabee, Jr. - about Search and Rescue in National Parks
Citadel Mountain by Maynard Adams - about a French expedition to southern Colorado around the time of the Louisiana Purchase that mined gold but only one made it out to tell the story...the gold is still there somewhere.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - lecture given by a professor who found out he had cancer and only had a few months left to live

Currently:
Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias - autobiography of world-famous Christian theologian and religious philosopher
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren - book about Christian living and worldview written by a pastor and theologian


Citadel is actually in North-Western Colorado! Phenomenal Elk hunting on top....too bad the perimeter is all private and access will cost you $'s!

Uncle Ben
01-26-2010, 11:06 PM
Read a interesting section in the new 4 Wheel Sport Ute this afternoon! :lmao:

Snowrun
01-26-2010, 11:11 PM
4-Wheeler's Bible by Jim Allen. Pretty good for noobs.

Red_Chili
01-26-2010, 11:27 PM
Saw Tombstone again for New Years, so I decided I wanted to know the true stories.

Doc Holliday: a Family Portrait, by Karen Holliday Tanner. Just finished.
Inventing Wyatt Earp. Current. Used hardcover.
I Married Wyatt Earp, by Josephine Marcus ('Josie' in the movie, Tombstone). Should be here soon, bought used.

a couple Dean Koontz done and one in the hopper (The Face). That's the last couple months.

corsair23
01-27-2010, 01:25 AM
Go Dog Go and numerous other Dr Seuss titles

:)

60wag
01-27-2010, 06:52 AM
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Similar to Blink, it has some great observations on human trends.

subzali
01-27-2010, 07:58 AM
Citadel is actually in North-Western Colorado! Phenomenal Elk hunting on top....too bad the perimeter is all private and access will cost you $'s!

Maybe there's two of them - this one is located right near Wolf Creek Pass, and is also called Treasure Mountain.

One of the few advantages of living in a hotel and not being allowed to work overtime...:rolleyes:

Bighead
01-27-2010, 08:23 AM
Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution - A.J. Languth (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Patriots/A-J-Langguth/e/9780671675622/?itm=1&USRI=patriots+languth)

Killing Rommel - Stephen Pressfield (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Killing-Rommel/Steven-Pressfield/e/9780767926164/?itm=1&USRI=killing+rommel)

RockRunner
01-27-2010, 09:23 AM
A pirate looks at fifty

Suprise......suprise it is a book Jimmy Buffett wrote:D. His life stories and expierences, also a great deal about the history of the Keys.

Captain Tony's Life Lessons of a Legend

This book covers his whole life and it also covers the Keys with an emphesis on Key West. He has done it all in his life, from smugling drugs to being the Mayor of Key West. We were lucky enough to meet Captain Tony and share a few beers with him years ago. He told us stories that seemed to good to be true but then to read them in his book again was a great feeling. :)

Perry, did you see the news yesterday about these guys who hunt for meteorites? I think that is what you should do when you go on your trips. They are worth more than gold:eek:

I think they are going to cover it on HDnet or Discovery channel.

Red_Chili
01-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Oh I forgot... (no peanut gallery comments on that please :lmao:)

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart. GREAT book.

rover67
01-27-2010, 09:34 AM
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Similar to Blink, it has some great observations on human trends.

That one was fun, I read it a while back and like to reference it when talking about random carpola. I dug it a lot.

I have been slack on reading lately. I read "Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman" when it came out. Interesting Krakauer story on the war and how it's used as a political tool.

"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach is also a fun one if you are interested in medicine and how the study of the human body has progressed over the years. It's one of the last ones that I read that I really liked a lot. Don't think I'm a sicko till you read it, it's not what you think. truly facinating.


the rest aren't worth noting.

AxleIke
01-27-2010, 09:40 AM
A people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn.

I'll put it this way: If you ever feel yourself getting overly patriotic, this book will be a good medicine. Down right depressing at times.

Red_Chili
01-27-2010, 10:48 AM
No wonder it's depressing you.
http://hnn.us/articles/1493.html
Who is the most influential historian in America? Could it be Pulitzer Prize winners Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. or Joseph Ellis or David McCullough, whose scholarly works have reached a broad literary public? The answer is none of the above. The accolade belongs instead to the unreconstructed, anti-American Marxist Howard Zinn, whose cartoon anti-history of the United States is still selling 128,000 copies a year twenty years after its original publication.
:lmao:
Ya need to read other schtuff too!


“Objectivity is impossible,” Zinn once remarked, “and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity.”
That's the definition of advocacy history (and journalism too, BTW).

I do understand the value of postmodern thought in puncturing the illusion of rationalistic objectivity - such objectivity not only defies what we know about phenomenology, it goes against what quantum mechanics is discovering - but this goes waaaaaaaaay beyond that.

Jacket
01-27-2010, 11:18 AM
Go Dog Go and numerous other Dr Seuss titles

:)

I thought your kids were older than that.......hmmmm.

But along those lines...re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to the kids. And we dabble a bit in Captain Underpants and Franny Stein, Mad Scientist.

Cheeseman
01-27-2010, 11:38 AM
Two books on Norman Rockwell - just finished
A Sword for Mother Nature - Terry Grosz - currently reading
No Safe Refuge - Terry Grosz - next someday
Ranches book - John Fielder
Photograhping Nature - John Fielder - currently reading
James K. Polk - The Man Who changed the Presidency and America - Walter Borneman

Oh yah, The Trailsman series, #43. Been reading this one for years.

Rockwell is the greatest and I finally understand how and why he did what he did.
Met Terry Grosz at the International Sportsmans show. A retired 30 some year federal fish and game warden. He wrote the stories of all is times, about6 various books I believe. Saw Fielder at the Bemis library a couple of Fridays ago and got him to sign all my books and bought a couple of new ones. I can never read enough on photography. But the James K. Polk book has me intrigued. He set the west to being open for all as I understand it. should be good.
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rover67
01-27-2010, 11:44 AM
forgot "the art of racing in the rain" that was a good one I actually finished a few weeks ago as well. I'd recommend that one.

not what it seems like it is from the title..

Mendocino
01-27-2010, 12:05 PM
Deals from Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes (http://www.amazon.com/Deals-Hell-Lessons-Above-Ashes/dp/0471395951)

AxleIke
01-27-2010, 12:11 PM
No wonder it's depressing you.
http://hnn.us/articles/1493.html

:lmao:
Ya need to read other schtuff too!


That's the definition of advocacy history (and journalism too, BTW).

I do understand the value of postmodern thought in puncturing the illusion of rationalistic objectivity - such objectivity not only defies what we know about phenomenology, it goes against what quantum mechanics is discovering - but this goes waaaaaaaaay beyond that.

Meh, I've read other stuff. This is a refreshingly different take, and IMO, quite good.

His socialist trappings are easy to identify, and avoid if you wish. This isn't really one of his "become a socialist" books. Its simply a more realistic view of Americain History: The rich crapping on the poor, over, and over again. He does try to make a point of leading the reader to conclude that a different form of government might have produced a different history, but again, its easy to ignore.

I've always known that capitalism works so well because it is based on the fact that, as humans, we are all out for ourselves, and we'll step on whoever, and betray anyone to get to the top. Zinn makes the point ad naseum in his book, which isn't why I'm reading. I could care less about his political agenda.

It is nice to step outside the normal view of our history, that of heroic founding fathers, and a fair, almost utopian, society, and visit the darker side of our history.

timmbuck2
01-27-2010, 12:18 PM
Hmm....read a VERY depressing statistic yesterday...said only 30% of people *ever* read a book cover to cover after they graduate high school. I would like to see the research on that for verification, but it feels like a relatively true statement. Very sad...

Been averaging a couple of books a week lately, mostly reading about how disgusting our food really is, and reading about how to scale up my gardening to provide healthy food for more people...I probably should start a thread on the Politics Forum...but our food supply is downright scary...


Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal - Joel Salatin (http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Want-Do-Illegal-Stories/dp/0963810952/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615728&sr=8-3)

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven - Joel Salatin (http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Cows-Hog-Heaven-Friendly/dp/0963810944/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615728&sr=8-6)

Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan (http://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/1594200823/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615899&sr=8-5) (read this last year but reading the Young Reader's edition with Olivia, Amber's oldest daughter)

Food, Inc. - ~Eric Schlosser, various others (http://www.amazon.com/Food-Inc-Participant-Industrial-Poorer/dp/1586486942/ref=pd_sim_b_10)

Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong - James McWilliams (http://www.amazon.com/Just-Food-Where-Locavores-Responsibly/dp/031603374X/ref=pd_sim_b_30) I love to read the opposite viewpoint when I am learning about new ideas, and his "opposite" viewpoint is not all that different, but brought up some very interesting ideas I had not considered.

Wolf at the Table: Memoir of my Father - Augusten Burroughs (http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Table-Memoir-My-Father/dp/B002VPE6XE/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_4)

Some "boring" books on Organic Gardening by Elliot Coleman, Raising Chickens, and random business books.

Did I mention my new house is across he street from the library, and I think I have 27 books checked out right now?

Of course at bedtime I read a LOT of Dr. Seuss and Clifford...

ElliottB
01-27-2010, 12:22 PM
Histophysiology, medical physiology, immunology, and other assorted text books. I wouldn't be opposed to the authors throwing in a little murder mystery to liven things up. :rolleyes:

ElliottB
01-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Been averaging a couple of books a week lately, mostly reading about how disgusting our food really is, and reading about how to scale up my gardening to provide healthy food for more people...I probably should start a thread on the Politics Forum...but our food supply is downright scary...



Check out the documentary "Food Inc."

As unnerving as it is, I still have no misgivings about eating a Big Mac.

timmbuck2
01-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Check out the documentary "Food Inc."

As unnerving as it is, I still have no misgivings about eating a Big Mac.

I have not seen it yet. I still have no problems eating meat, but greatly prefer eating it from other, more humane and more nutritious and safer sources. Better to take this to the political forum, don't want to hijack this thread!!

"Death on a Family Farm" is a very interesting documentary on HBO right now also.

Also read this after seeing the show "100 Mile Diet" on Planet Green.
Plenty - Alisa Smith (http://www.amazon.com/Plenty-Woman-Raucous-Eating-Locally/dp/030734732X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264616877&sr=8-3)

DaveInDenver
01-27-2010, 01:47 PM
It is nice to step outside the normal view of our history, that of heroic founding fathers, and a fair, almost utopian, society, and visit the darker side of our history.
You might consider a few other books, then. These take the non-mainstream view on the subjects. Lincoln for one benefits greatly from popular revisionist history (the cult of Lincoln as it's referred).

"Lincoln Unmasked" by Tom DiLorenzo
"A Century of War" by John Denson
"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block
"Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War" by Pat Buchanan
"Hamilton's Curse" by Tom DiLorenzo
"Reassessing the Presidency" collection of essays edited by John Denson

AxleIke
01-27-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks Dave!

Lincoln isn't too nicely portray'd in Zinn's book either.

The next book on my shelf is "The Road to Montecello". A bit of a look at TJ for a while. I'll look into those books you mentioned too, though I may need to read some from the "other side of the fence" for a bit to pick my spirits back up! :D

MDH33
01-27-2010, 02:12 PM
Books?? Like the kind that used to be made out of paper?? sooo 2009... :rolleyes:

http://images.appleinsider.com/appletabletb440.jpg

Why open a book when you can download and read them on your $500 battery powered device?

Red_Chili
01-27-2010, 02:24 PM
Why open a book when you can download and read them on your $500 battery powered device?
:lmao:
:cheers:

bh4rnnr
01-27-2010, 06:21 PM
nope...

Sounds like Citadel was a popular name. Here is the one I was talking about:blah:

Looks to be some good reading, will have to remember this thread when I get caught up:)

:beer::beer:

subzali
01-27-2010, 07:30 PM
Martin, I don't know about you but the screen hurts my eyes...

Perry, yes me too...:cheers:

MDH33
01-27-2010, 10:00 PM
Martin, I don't know about you but the screen hurts my eyes...

Yeah, hurts my wallet too as it's basically going to put me out of business. All of the publishers are scrambling to abandon paper text books for e-books that are being almost exclusively assembled overseas with labor willing to work for 3¢ on the dollar... :(

nakman
01-28-2010, 10:39 AM
currently reading "No BS Business Success (http://www.amazon.com/No-B-S-Business-Success-NO/dp/1932531106)" by Dan Kennedy.

LXBRADY
01-28-2010, 11:24 AM
Nothing at the moment, but SI swimsuit edition very soon:grinpimp:

rockcrawlincandi
01-28-2010, 12:41 PM
I read all the Harry Potter books. Took me two weeks. May be childish but they were really enjoyable. Luckily I didn't have to buy them. A friend of mine has the whole series and insisted I read all the books. I'm glad I have a friend from London becuase some of the text needed translation.

Hulk
01-29-2010, 01:55 AM
A people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn.

He just died. (http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/01/howard_zinn_his.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed2) It may have been the same day as J.D. Salinger.

timmbuck2
02-02-2010, 10:52 AM
Seeds of Deception - Jeffrey M. Smith (http://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Deception-Government-Genetically-Engineered/dp/0972966587/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129503&sr=8-1)

Wow. I will never look at an FDA recommendation the same way again...

subzali
02-03-2010, 07:47 PM
Just started The Millionaire Next Door (http://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Next-Thomas-Stanley-Ph-D-ebook/dp/B00CLT31D6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445468308&sr=1-2&keywords=millionaire+next+door) by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.

rockcrawlincandi
02-07-2010, 11:01 AM
I'm reading 'Methland' by: Nick Reding. So far, I'm unimpressed. It's hardly engaging. It does give facts about what meth can do to small towns. However, I've read two chapters so far and just can't get into it. I will try again to read what I feel is an overly descriptive, "know it all" book. Maybe the rest of the book is more productive than the begining.

SRT08BUS
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
I'm reading 'Methland' by: Nick Reding. So far, I'm unimpressed. It's hardly engaging. It does give facts about what meth can do to small towns. However, I've read two chapters so far and just can't get into it. I will try again to read what I feel is an overly descriptive, "know it all" book. Maybe the rest of the book is more productive than the begining.

I think when it comes 2 meth a book is kinda putting a little 2 much work in 2 what can be said in a sentence, " Meth is bad".

rockcrawlincandi
02-07-2010, 08:00 PM
I think when it comes 2 meth a book is kinda putting a little 2 much work in 2 what can be said in a sentence, " Meth is bad".

I agree.

MountainMan
02-07-2010, 09:58 PM
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1090178

subzali
02-21-2010, 03:35 PM
had some flying to do this past weekend, finished Tom Stanley's The Millionaire Next Door and Dave Ramsey's More Than Enough. Both good reads in my opinion, More Than Enough was not much different from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace though. Moving on to Tom Stanley's The Millionaire Mind. I will be getting off this money/financial kick shortly and moving on to other subjects...not that I've exhausted all there is in the money/financial area...

Mendocino
02-21-2010, 04:33 PM
had some flying to do this past weekend, finished Tom Stanley's The Millionaire Next Door and Dave Ramsey's More Than Enough. Both good reads in my opinion, More Than Enough was not much different from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace though. Moving on to Tom Stanley's The Millionaire Mind. I will be getting off this money/financial kick shortly and moving on to other subjects...not that I've exhausted all there is in the money/financial area...

The Millionaire Mind and the Millionaire Next Door were great reads.:thumb:

rover67
02-21-2010, 08:06 PM
I just started under the Banner of Heaven during my travels this weekend. Yikes.

ScaldedDog
02-21-2010, 11:41 PM
Finished "Up in the Air" this morning - on a plane, of course. For once, I liked the movie better than the book. Some funny lines in it, though.

Mark

LETSROLL
02-22-2010, 01:05 AM
Just finished reading Going Rogue (Sarah Palin). All politics aside, it was interesting to hear about rural alaska and the way political campaigns handle the candidates.

fubuki
02-22-2010, 07:24 AM
Recently finished Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money (http://www.amazon.com/Ascent-Money-Financial-History-World/dp/0143116177/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266844625&sr=1-1). Great book. I'm currently reading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine (http://www.amazon.com/Shock-Doctrine-Rise-Disaster-Capitalism/dp/0312427999/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266844867&sr=1-1). Equally as good.

MountainMan
02-22-2010, 09:07 AM
just finished this, GREAT BOOK, i know understand the Battle of Gettysburg better than ever before. Highly recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Angels-Michael-Shaara/dp/034540727X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266851223&sr=8-1

subzali
02-23-2010, 06:41 PM
I just started under the Banner of Heaven during my travels this weekend. Yikes.

I enjoyed that book, and think it was fairly well documented. I have come to understand that a lot of people do not like Jon Krakauer, but I thought it was a fairly unbiased read. But what do I know...

Snowrun
03-07-2010, 12:28 PM
Who Needs a Road by Harold Stephans and Albert Podell. It makes me really want to buy an FJ-40.

subzali
03-16-2010, 07:56 AM
I'm continuing to blaze through them...

They say that in 10 years you will be the same person you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet. I wish I would have read these two books (one I just finished, the other I just started) back in high school...luckily I was able to stumble my way into an awesome marriage! :D

When God Writes Your Love Story (http://www.amazon.com/When-Writes-Your-Love-Story/dp/1590523520/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445468397&sr=1-2&keywords=when+god+writes+your+love+story) by Eric and Leslie Ludy

I Kissed Dating Goodbye (http://www.amazon.com/Kissed-Dating-Goodbye-Joshua-Harris/dp/1590521358/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445468427&sr=1-1&keywords=i+kissed+dating+goodbye) by Joshua Harris

leiniesred
03-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. ISBN 0-253-33448-9

Maybe 1000 years post apocolypse England. Written in pseduo english that has been degraded by 1000 years of illiteracy. This makes reading it more of a translation. The intent is to slow the reader down to get him or her to think about the ideas presented.
After about 50% of the book, the translations are coming more or less automatically in my mind. None-the-less, I think this is the most challenging text I've read for pleasure.

Example of the text:

I said, ‘Youwl lissen us right in to Grabs your Aunty in a minim if we keap on walking don’t you have nothing in mynd?’

DaveInDenver
03-16-2010, 09:57 AM
Example of the text:

I said, ‘Youwl lissen us right in to Grabs your Aunty in a minim if we keap on walking don’t you have nothing in mynd?’
This could easily be a text message found on a teenager's phone today.

simps80
03-16-2010, 02:32 PM
This could easily be a text message found on a teenager's phone today.



that is SOOOOO true
i read that, and actually did "lol"

LXBRADY
03-16-2010, 02:51 PM
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D6fZwMcoDVJM&ei=aOCfS9TuDI-KsgP4ne3SCw&sa=X&oi=video_result&resnum=1&ct=thumbnail&ved=0CAcQuAIwAA&usg=AFQjCNFhoQIvfQCMq-vhfUDhbtVHVvmaKg

rockcrawlincandi
04-21-2010, 03:16 PM
I saw this book at Wal-mart with a very proper lady on the front. However, something was different about her. She had blood all down the front of her dress and half of her face was falling off. I read the cover- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I bought it and I have to say it is really funny. It goes directly along with the real book. It just has Zombies in it and Elizabeth (main character) is a ruthless warrior that is trained by masters of the Orient. She loves killing zombies and threating others. Great book.

Hulk
04-21-2010, 04:52 PM
I saw this book at Wal-mart with a very proper lady on the front. However, something was different about her. She had blood all down the front of her dress and half of her face was falling off. I read the cover- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I bought it and I have to say it is really funny. It goes directly along with the real book. It just has Zombies in it and Elizabeth (main character) is a ruthless warrior that is trained by masters of the Orient. She loves killing zombies and threating others. Great book.

Sounds hilarious. I'd have to reread Pride and Prejudice to "get" all the jokes, I'm sure.

corsair23
04-21-2010, 05:41 PM
Sounds hilarious. I'd have to reread Pride and Prejudice to "get" all the jokes, I'm sure.

Matt,

What was that book we listened to on the way to the Rubithon and back? That was some funny sh stuff :D

Hulk
04-22-2010, 01:49 AM
David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316010790/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0316776963&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=08P4M8G4AWTCRXY16NQ5). All his stuff is hilarious.

MDH33
04-22-2010, 08:31 AM
I needed something light-hearted and uplifting, so I just read 'The Road' and 'No Country For Old Men' by Cormac McCarthy. Good stuff. The movies were good, but the books were superior.

rockcrawlincandi
04-23-2010, 02:59 PM
Sounds hilarious. I'd have to reread Pride and Prejudice to "get" all the jokes, I'm sure.

Na. Don't bother. Just read the zombie book. I watched the movie and I found myself waiting for certain parts to happen in the book. Which can be annoying. I did however get some of the things that are going on. I couldn't imagine reading the 'real' book. It would seem exteremly boring to me. Zombies just make the book interesting. I like Zombies. Brain eating fools. We should add a zombie eating some brains for a smilie. Ha ha ha.

MDH33
04-23-2010, 03:05 PM
...We should add a zombie eating some brains for a smilie. Ha ha ha.

I'll second the motion.

rockcrawlincandi
04-23-2010, 03:10 PM
I'll second the motion.

If thats one of ours I surely didn't see it. But, when I click on the more button the window won't load. Oh well.

MDH33
04-23-2010, 03:26 PM
If thats one of ours I surely didn't see it. But, when I click on the more button the window won't load. Oh well.

Those aren't in our library, but I agree we should add one. ;)

bh4rnnr
06-13-2010, 08:03 PM
Since my "To read pile" Got put away, I picked up some new books this week:

Drills and Mills: by Will Meyerriecks
To Hell on a Fast Horse: Mark Lee Gardner
A Terrible Glory: James Donovan

And on order is a book on the Sundance Kid:D:bowdown:.

:beer::beer:

rover67
06-13-2010, 10:37 PM
I Just read shackleton's incredible voyage. The story of the 1914 expidition to Antarctica. It was flipping sweet.

Mendocino
06-15-2010, 06:49 PM
This is really interesting read:thumb:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xuurPPmFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

You can read about it here (http://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Seed-Unforeseen-Cost-Civilization/dp/1400062152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276645687&sr=1-1).

bh4rnnr
10-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Just thought i'd give an update. No MTV in this house:p:.

Recently finished reading Greg Mortenson's second book "Stones into Schools". A lost climber turned school builder in Afghanistan. There current plan includes building womens schools deep into Taliban country.

Next up was "Blood and Thunder" by Hampton Side. A great novel about Kit Carson, Americas "Manifest Destiny", the Dine and the battle for the American West.

Currently, i'm reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephene E. Ambrose. A tale of Lewis and Clark and the opening of the west. I'm forcing myself to finish this book, as next up is:

"Finders Keepers" by Craig Childs. A tale of archaeological plunder and obsession. I had to put this book down the other day as nothing would have gotten done after lunch:eek:. Craig sent my Dad, Brother and myself each a signed copy of this book. Yeah i'm excited:D.

:beer:

Hulk
10-08-2010, 01:24 AM
I just started reading Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Will report back l8ter.

nattybumppo
10-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Read KOOK by Peter Heller. Fun book about learning to surf while on a road trip to Mexico. All his books are way entertaining in an outdoor-adventure sort of way. Now back to my WW2 studies wit D DAY by Ambrose.

Mendocino
10-08-2010, 06:51 PM
I finished "The General Managers (http://www.amazon.com/General-Managers-John-P-Kotter/dp/0029182301)" by John Kotter. I was really happy that I bought it for $0.01 plus $3.50 shipping. This is old research but it's a classic and the first study of its kind.

I'm also about half way through "Russia After the Global Economic Crisis" by Asland, Guriev, and Kuchins. I know Kuchins (http://csis.org/expert/andrew-c-kuchins) and have found the book excellent. Among other significant historical and prescient insights; the editors provide alternative explanations to Putin's federalist reconstruction that I completely missed. One of my business partners in Russia is also personal friends with Guriev (who is one of Russian President Medvedev's Golden 100 (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5786488.ece)) so we have lots of interesting discussions over garlic vodka and frozen Siberian fish.:D

Hulk
10-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Jeff, you operate on a whole 'nother playing field than do I.

Ron Helmuth
10-12-2010, 11:30 PM
just finished reading the book Michael Crichton completed just before his death-"Pirates Latitudes" it starts out strong but the ending is sketchy.

Still would make a great movie all the same. If you like the Caribbean and swashbuckling adventure it is a quick great read.

Author of Coma, The Andromeda Strain and some others. The Great Train Robbery was another one of his I can read over and over.

bh4rnnr
12-27-2010, 11:07 PM
So typical. Walked into Tattered Cover to pick up a book for a white elephant party and come out spending 50$ on books. Just started reading "The secret Knowledge of Water" by Craig Childs (just got a holiday card from him:D). It's about finding water ind the desert. Already a few chapters in:bowdown:. Also picked up "Images of America: Denver's Sixteenth Street". Fun to see the old images of places I walk by everyday:cool:.

Secret Knowledge of Water, ISBN: 1-57061-159-9(hc)

Images of America: Denver's Sixteenth Street; Library of Congress Control Number: 2010922847

:beer:

Rezarf
12-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Currently, i'm reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephene E. Ambrose. A tale of Lewis and Clark and the opening of the west. I'm forcing myself to finish this book, as next up is:
:beer:

I loved this one, it was epic!

bh4rnnr
07-27-2011, 07:47 PM
Even though i'm only a few chapters in, i'm gonna recomend "One Man's West" by David Lavender. Turning into a great read. Didnt realize that, due to the price of gold, the Camp Bird Mine was open during the 30's.

ISBN#: 13-978-0-8032-6030-6.

The book i'm reading is the third edition.

:beer:

Woodsman
07-27-2011, 11:05 PM
You've got some great suggestions in this thread. I just added "One Man's West" to my Amazon shopping cart.

Red_Chili
07-28-2011, 09:25 AM
A whole different tack... I love service manuals because as we all know, the earn as you learn plan can get expensive and the parts you just broke may be made of unobtainium.

Here are some EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING user/service manuals I've come across lately in my education!!!

-For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women . http://www.amazon.com/Men-Only-Straightforward-Guide-Inner/dp/B0035G04Q6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311862287&sr=1-1 Written by a man, to men, in collaboration with his wife. Fiancee concurs he gets it. He has a way of unraveling the spaghetti GPS tracks in a woman's inner life that makes a whole lot of sense to men. And how we get ourselves in a world of hurt trying to do what we think is the common sense right thing. Demystifying and very helpful.

-For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men . http://www.amazon.com/Women-Only-about-Inner-Lives/dp/1590523172/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311862287&sr=1-3 The inverse of the above, written by a woman, to women, in collaboration with her husband. I concur SHE gets it! VERY interesting to read a woman's perspective on men that is the polar opposite from slamming. You'll be really glad she read it.

These two books make an excellent study for a couple. I'd recommend setting aside an evening a week to work through them. You're gonna unearth some really interesting dynamics that all of a sudden make perfect sense. Pretty fun too.

-First Comes Love, Then Comes Money. http://www.amazon.com/First-Comes-Love-Then-Money/dp/0061649910/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311862552&sr=1-1 (Apparently there are a bunch of books with the same title, but this one is the one you want.) Written by a couple of financial planners who are pretty transparent about their own struggles communicating about money. No blaming, just understanding how we get in such tangles about it. It really unwinds any conflict, tension, defensiveness, etc. and stuff starts making sense.

And isn't that really what you want from a good service manual? :lmao:

Jacket
07-28-2011, 10:31 AM
I'm not an avid reader, but I finished this one in 3 days on my recent vacation. INCREDIBLE story of a guy who ran track in the 1936 Olympics, then went to war (WWII in the Pacific). Got shot down in his bomber over the Pacific, survived for 40-something days on a life raft, and then got captured and spent 2+ years in a Japanese POW camp. If ever you feel like your entitled life is difficult, just read what this guy went through and you'll feel pretty good about what you have.

http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/0739319698

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MHfaAobXL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Rezarf
07-29-2011, 09:17 PM
Beast in the Garden...

Its about the mountain lions here in Boulder, and was a fantastic read covering the history of the cats here in Colorado from the days of the gold rush and nearly every incident with cats from the late 80's to the mid 90's.

It was awesome.

subzali
08-28-2012, 03:49 PM
Got given Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood (http://www.amazon.com/Home-Game-Accidental-Guide-Fatherhood/dp/0393338096/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445295729&sr=1-1&keywords=home+game) by Michael Lewis today. Promises to be good.

PabloCruise
08-30-2012, 09:03 AM
Just noticed this thread - great idea!

I just finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 - very enjoyable.

What if you had the opportunity to step back in time and prevent the assassination of JFK?

http://www.amazon.com/11-22-63-Stephen-King/dp/1451627297/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346335329&sr=1-1&keywords=stephen+king

smslavin
08-30-2012, 10:27 AM
I just finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 - very enjoyable.

That's on my list.

Just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma (http://www.amazon.com/The-Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History/dp/0143038583/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346339701&sr=8-1&keywords=omnivore%27s+dilemma). Great read and eye opening. Currently reading Design Like Apple (http://www.amazon.com/Design-Like-Apple-Principles-Experiences/dp/1118290313/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346339741&sr=1-1&keywords=design+like+apple), Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography (http://www.amazon.com/Core-Curriculum-Writings-Photography-Aperture/dp/1597111724/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y), The Pleasures of Good Photographs (http://www.amazon.com/Pleasures-Good-Photographs-Aperture-Ideas/dp/1597111392/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346339915&sr=1-1&keywords=pleasures+of+good+photographs) and a bunch of work related code monkey stuff.

Next on my list is Reamde (http://www.amazon.com/Reamde-Novel-Neal-Stephenson/dp/0062191497/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346340023&sr=1-1&keywords=reamde), Eat & Run (http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Run-Unlikely-Ultramarathon-Greatness/dp/0547569653/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I103X3B6QEJU71), Existence (http://www.amazon.com/Existence-David-Brin/dp/0765303612/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I3EVVGHSKHV1ES), The Responsible Company (http://www.amazon.com/The-Responsible-Company-Yvon-Chouinard/dp/0980122783/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=IGEQ4WRLZI9B0) and The Lower River (http://www.amazon.com/The-Lower-River-Paul-Theroux/dp/0547746504/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I1OKBQ9764WJP6).

The Boulder Book Store has become a favorite. A little mall wandering, some people watching, dinner at Mountain Sun and some book perusing.

Caribou Sandstorm
10-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Thought a book thread might be a good place to report in on what folks are reading these days.. Maybe there was already a thread but I could not find one. I am always looking for a recommendation on a good book..

I just picked up NO Easy Day, the Navy Seal perspective/account on the Osama Bin Laden kill. So far can't seem to put it down, good read.

Any body else reading this? I am only on page 50 so don't give away the ending...:p:

smslavin
10-12-2012, 12:57 PM
I don't spend a lot of time with fiction but I just finished Neal Stephenson's Reamde. One of his best, great story.

Not sure about No Easy Day. I knew one of the Team 6 guys that was shot down in the chopper crash.

Quite a few things in my "To Read" stack that I need to get to...
Paul Theroux's The Lower River, Yvon Chouinard's The Responsible Company, David Brin's Existence and a bunch of work related stuff that I can't get motivated to read right now.

Overlander
10-12-2012, 01:11 PM
The Creature from Jekyll Island - fascinating (and deeply disturbing at the same time).

subzali
10-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Repost! :hill:
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=12018&highlight=books

Caribou Sandstorm
10-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Repost! :hill:
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=12018&highlight=books

Thanks Matt! My search skills are lacking..:o

Snowrun
10-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Thought a book thread might be a good place to report in on what folks are reading these days.. Maybe there was already a thread but I could not find one. I am always looking for a recommendation on a good book..

I just picked up NO Easy Day, the Navy Seal perspective/account on the Osama Bin Laden kill. So far can't seem to put it down, good read.

Any body else reading this? I am only on page 50 so don't give away the ending...:p:

Just finished it. It's a pretty good book.

subzali
12-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Now that my commute is 27 miles each way, Jacki has been getting me audio books out of the library...so far I've listened to:

-Real Estate Riches (http://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Riches-Bankers-Advisors/dp/0446678643/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445468690&sr=1-1&keywords=dolf+de+roos) by Dolf deRoos

-Colossus (http://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Turbulent-Thrilling-Building-Hoover/dp/141653217X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073604&sr=1-1&keywords=colossus) by Michael Hiltzik, which is about the construction of the Hoover Dam;

-Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073942&sr=1-1&keywords=endeavor%3B+shackleton) by Alfred Lansing. Title says it all. I've heard of Shackleton's voyage and knew pretty much what happened and how it all went, but hearing it told through and through just puts it on a whole different level. Those guys were :eek:

Finally,
-Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (http://www.amazon.com/Bury-My-Heart-Wounded-Knee/dp/B000PGYK9G/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074010&sr=1-2&keywords=bury+my+heart+at+wounded+knee) by Dee Brown. I'm glad I'm done with this one because it was a sad and upsetting book and I think put me in a bad mood for a few days, especially near the end. Really nice book to tie all the stories together, though, of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Custer and his last stand at Little Bighorn, and many other tribes, chiefs, army commanders and politicians of the time.

Today I started Why the West Rules, For Now (http://www.amazon.com/Why-West-Rules---Now-Patterns/dp/0312611692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074059&sr=1-1&keywords=why+the+west+rules+for+now) by Ian Morris. Promises to be a good book. I think on the level of Collapse (http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Succeed-Revised/dp/0143117009/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074094&sr=1-1&keywords=collapse) by Jared Diamond. Soon I hope to listen to Guns, Germs and Steel (http://www.amazon.com/Guns-Germs-Steel-Fates-Societies/dp/0393317552/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074120&sr=1-1&keywords=guns+germs+and+steel) by Jared Diamond as well. Pretty good way to spend my 40 minute to hour-long commute I think. Maybe I'll be as smart as DaveinDenver someday ;)

spectre6000
12-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Audel's Automotive Guide from 1972. I believe it was a trade school textbook for auto mechanics. The guy I bought my 40 from was a retired mechanic and thought I would enjoy it. He was right.

Since audiobooks count, I'm waiting for the 5th installment of Dan Carlon's Wrath of the Khans. It's the history audiobook of the Khans and their influence on... Pretty much everything that has happened since.

bh4rnnr
12-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Fun stuff. Currently reading:

Law of the Range. Portraits of old time brand inspectors. Stephen Collector. (B&W photography)

And just picked up:

Butch Cassidy, Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson


:beer:

subzali
06-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Now that my commute is 27 miles each way, Jacki has been getting me audio books out of the library...so far I've listened to:



-Colossus (http://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Turbulent-Thrilling-Building-Hoover/dp/141653217X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073604&sr=1-1&keywords=colossus) by Michael Hiltzik, which is about the construction of the Hoover Dam;



-Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073942&sr=1-1&keywords=endeavor%3B+shackleton) by Alfred Lansing. Title says it all. I've heard of Shackleton's voyage and knew pretty much what happened and how it all went, but hearing it told through and through just puts it on a whole different level. Those guys were :eek:



Finally,

-Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (http://www.amazon.com/Bury-My-Heart-Wounded-Knee/dp/B000PGYK9G/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074010&sr=1-2&keywords=bury+my+heart+at+wounded+knee) by Dee Brown. I'm glad I'm done with this one because it was a sad and upsetting book and I think put me in a bad mood for a few days, especially near the end. Really nice book to tie all the stories together, though, of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Custer and his last stand at Little Bighorn, and many other tribes, chiefs, army commanders and politicians of the time.



Today I started Why the West Rules, For Now (http://www.amazon.com/Why-West-Rules---Now-Patterns/dp/0312611692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074059&sr=1-1&keywords=why+the+west+rules+for+now) by Ian Morris. Promises to be a good book. I think on the level of Collapse (http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Succeed-Revised/dp/0143117009/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074094&sr=1-1&keywords=collapse) by Jared Diamond. Soon I hope to listen to Guns, Germs and Steel (http://www.amazon.com/Guns-Germs-Steel-Fates-Societies/dp/0393317552/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074120&sr=1-1&keywords=guns+germs+and+steel) by Jared Diamond as well. Pretty good way to spend my 40 minute to hour-long commute I think. Maybe I'll be as smart as DaveinDenver someday ;)



These books were all good picks.



My commute is now 13 miles each way, 30-35 minutes, but enough to get through a chapter or 2 each way.



I then listened to Guns, Germs and Steel (http://www.amazon.com/Guns-Germs-Steel-Fates-Societies/dp/0393317552/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074120&sr=1-1&keywords=guns+germs+and+steel) by Jared Diamond and was actually disappointed. For having won a Pulitzer Price for that book, I thought Why the West Rules, For Now (http://www.amazon.com/Why-West-Rules---Now-Patterns/dp/0312611692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074059&sr=1-1&keywords=why+the+west+rules+for+now) by Ian Morris was a lot better written. However, the first book was written in the mid-90s and I think the second one is a lot more current, so that could account for the difference.



Listening to Eisenhower: The White House Years (http://www.amazon.com/Eisenhower-White-House-Jim-Newton/dp/076792813X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074413&sr=1-1&keywords=eisenhower+jim+newton) by Jim Newton right now. It's a very thorough account, by my reckoning. Pretty good stuff to see where we were as a nation 60 years ago.

Somewhere in her I read Journey to the Center of the earth as well.

subzali
03-11-2014, 11:20 AM
Been a while since an update, listened to:
In the President's Secret Service (http://www.amazon.com/In-Presidents-Secret-Service-Protect/dp/030746136X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394554309&sr=8-1&keywords=secret+service) by Ronald Kessler - insightful, enjoyed it

The Secrets of the FBI (http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-FBI-Ronald-Kessler/dp/0307719707/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554393&sr=1-6&keywords=FBI) by Ronald Kessler - also insightful, also enjoyed it

How to Win Friends and Influence People (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554443&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people) by Dale Carnegie - for years I've been intimidated to read this book, yet I don't know why. Everyone should read this book.

Dark Waters (The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1) (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Waters-Expedition-Trilogy-Book/dp/0984915508/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554486&sr=1-1&keywords=the+expedition) by Jason Lewis - This book/trilogy/story has me completely hooked. First human-powered circumnavigation of the world. The British humor makes for a good read. Cannot wait to read The Seed Buried Deep (http://www.amazon.com/Seed-Buried-Deep-Expedition-Trilogy/dp/0984915516/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y) and cannot wait until the 3rd and final book is written to hear the rest of the story. Exploration and maps makes for a good read in my world.

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage (http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Labyrinth-Quest-Northwest-Passage/dp/0520266277/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554549&sr=1-1&keywords=arctic+labyrinth) by Glyn Williams - Continuing in the exploration and maps theme, this book is lengthy but interesting history, with enough maps of new areas and plates of images to keep things engaging. About 60 pages in now.

rover67
03-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Shackleton was a bad mo-fo. I suggest reading it to understand how decisions affect outcomes in hard core scenarios. Very interesting.

I also highly recommend this one if you like that sort of stuff. Interesting to see how three teams had different outcomes after the accident plus it's the inspiration for Moby Dick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea:_The_Tragedy_of_the_Whaleship_Essex

bh4rnnr
03-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Shackleton was a bad mo-fo. I suggest reading it to understand how decisions affect outcomes in hard core scenarios. Very interesting.

I also highly recommend this one if you like that sort of stuff. Interesting to see how three teams had different outcomes after the accident plus it's the inspiration for Moby Dick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea:_The_Tragedy_of_the_Whaleship_Essex

Yeah,

Shackleton was an amazing dude. Great documentary on him. Cant remember the name.. Watched it at the Imax a few years back.

Currently reading:

Chronicles of Colorado. Interesting take on our history, seen though the people who witnessed it. ISB: 1-58979-045-6.

On the to read list is: Kearny's March, The epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847. By Winston groom. ISBN: 978-0-307-27096-2.

Read a little about Kearny and his march, looking forward to the full tale.

subzali
03-30-2014, 10:41 PM
Reading The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine (http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Mallory-Irvine-Tom-Holzel/dp/0224023624/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074699&sr=1-1&keywords=mystery+of+mallory+and+irvine) by Tom Holzel and Audrey Salkeld right now.

Also listening to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/1451639619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074740&sr=1-1&keywords=7+habits+of+highly+effective+people) by Stephen Covey in the car.

BritKLR
03-31-2014, 08:19 AM
"Where men win glory" by Jon Krakauer. The Pat Tillman story.

PabloCruise
04-03-2014, 09:26 PM
Been a while since an update, listened to: In the President's Secret Service (http://www.amazon.com/In-Presidents-Secret-Service-Protect/dp/030746136X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394554309&sr=8-1&keywords=secret+service) by Ronald Kessler - insightful, enjoyed it The Secrets of the FBI (http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-FBI-Ronald-Kessler/dp/0307719707/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554393&sr=1-6&keywords=FBI) by Ronald Kessler - also insightful, also enjoyed it How to Win Friends and Influence People (http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554443&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people) by Dale Carnegie - for years I've been intimidated to read this book, yet I don't know why. Everyone should read this book. Dark Waters (The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1) (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Waters-Expedition-Trilogy-Book/dp/0984915508/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554486&sr=1-1&keywords=the+expedition) by Jason Lewis - This book/trilogy/story has me completely hooked. First human-powered circumnavigation of the world. The British humor makes for a good read. Cannot wait to read The Seed Buried Deep (http://www.amazon.com/Seed-Buried-Deep-Expedition-Trilogy/dp/0984915516/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y) and cannot wait until the 3rd and final book is written to hear the rest of the story. Exploration and maps makes for a good read in my world. Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage (http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Labyrinth-Quest-Northwest-Passage/dp/0520266277/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554549&sr=1-1&keywords=arctic+labyrinth) by Glyn Williams - Continuing in the exploration and maps theme, this book is lengthy but interesting history, with enough maps of new areas and plates of images to keep things engaging. About 60 pages in now.

If you like reading about the Northwest Passage, read about Roald Amundsen. He was one bad-ass Norwegian. He also looked for the passage, attempted to reach the North Pole, and then heard someone beat him to it, so he pulled back. Now historians doubt the other party's claim that they reached the N Pole. Amundsen instead launched an effort to reach the S Pole first and succeeded. He beat a team of Brits who perished in their effort.
Also, read The Terror. Historical fiction about the NW Passage.

PabloCruise
04-03-2014, 09:30 PM
These books were all good picks. My commute is now 13 miles each way, 30-35 minutes, but enough to get through a chapter or 2 each way. I then listened to Guns, Germs and Steel and was actually disappointed. For having won a Pulitzer Price for that book, I thought Why the West Rules, For Now was a lot better written. However, the first book was written in the mid-90s and I think the second one is a lot more current, so that could account for the difference. Listening to Eisenhower: The White House Years by Jim Newton right now. It's a very thorough account, by my reckoning. Pretty good stuff to see where we were as a nation 60 years ago.

Matt, listen to The 50's, by Dave Halberstam. Very excellent history of our nation from post WW II to our U2 getting shot down. The guy is a good writer.

PabloCruise
04-03-2014, 09:35 PM
I'm not an avid reader, but I finished this one in 3 days on my recent vacation. INCREDIBLE story of a guy who ran track in the 1936 Olympics, then went to war (WWII in the Pacific). Got shot down in his bomber over the Pacific, survived for 40-something days on a life raft, and then got captured and spent 2+ years in a Japanese POW camp. If ever you feel like your entitled life is difficult, just read what this guy went through and you'll feel pretty good about what you have. http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/0739319698

This was excellent! Pretty spooky what happened to him after he was freed.

PabloCruise
04-03-2014, 09:38 PM
I needed something light-hearted and uplifting, so I just read 'The Road' and 'No Country For Old Men' by Cormac McCarthy. Good stuff. The movies were good, but the books were superior.

I read No Country. Cormac McCarthy is very good, but he freaks me out. I have the heard The Road is pretty spooky. Try The Crossing and All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian.

PabloCruise
04-03-2014, 09:43 PM
I enjoyed that book, and think it was fairly well documented. I have come to understand that a lot of people do not like Jon Krakauer, but I thought it was a fairly unbiased read. But what do I know...

Krakauer does his research! A Perfect Storm describes all the different ways you can die from drowning. Good stuff to think about during long, open water swims...

subzali
08-14-2014, 10:37 PM
Some more:

Read The Men Who United the States (http://www.amazon.com/Men-Who-United-States-Indivisible/dp/0062079603/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408074882&sr=1-7&keywords=uniting+the+states) by Simon Winchester. I felt bad that a Brit (expatriate) was writing so knowledgeably about the history of the United States, including things I had never heard of before. But he's a scholar and I'm not ;) - and he's an American citizen now so he knew where to place his allegiance :thumb:

Seven Years in Tibet (http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-Tibet-Cornerstone-Editions/dp/1585427438/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408076682&sr=8-1&keywords=seven+years+in+tibet) by Heinrich Harrer

Tried reading (rather listening) to War and Peace. Made it about two chapters before I got bored of it. Meh

Then listed to Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Descent-Quest-Discover-Deepest/dp/0812979494/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1410295169&sr=8-7&keywords=caving+book) by James Tabor. This was a good book about some serious caving.

Barrow's Boys (http://www.amazon.com/Barrows-Boys-Stirring-Fortitude-Outright/dp/0802137946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408073292&sr=8-1&keywords=barrows+boys) by Fergus Fleming, more Northwest Passage narratives but also some about the British quest to find the source of the Niger in Africa, all driven, apparently, by John Barrow.

Over the Edge of the World (http://www.amazon.com/Over-Edge-World-Terrifying-Circumnavigation/dp/006093638X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073384&sr=1-1&keywords=over+the+edge+of+the+world) by Laurence Bergreen, the story of the first circumnavigation of the world by the crew of Ferdinand Magellan from 1519-1522. It was probably bad timing to read it after so many other sailing, discovery and navigation-related books, but it was given to me and I didn't have anything else to read at the time. I need a change of topics so I think I will be looking at some of the books mentioned above.

Also read Ruthless Trust (http://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Trust-Ragamuffins-Path-God/dp/0062517767/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408073843&sr=1-1&keywords=ruthless+trust) by Brennan Manning. Took me several chapters to get engaged with this one but once I got used to his literary style things picked up and I was able to take quite a bit away from it.

Now reading Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl (http://www.amazon.com/Wesley-Owl-Remarkable-Love-Story/dp/1416551778/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410295299&sr=8-1&keywords=wesley+the+owl) by Stacey O'Brien. Got this from my aunt. It's an interesting story, though a bit bleedingheart animal lover for my personal tastes. Owls are interesting creatures, that is certainly evidenced through this story.

DanS
08-14-2014, 11:13 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Never-Died-American/dp/1608194604/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408075909&sr=1-1&keywords=joe+hill

A fascinating time in our country, and the Wobblies were an amazing phenomenon in their own right.

...and a stone cold travesty what happened to Joe Hill....

Dan

subzali
09-28-2014, 10:54 PM
Reading The Summit (http://www.amazon.com/Summit-Eric-Alexander-ebook/dp/B0047DX01W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416605860&sr=8-1&keywords=the+summit+book) by Eric Alexander, who is a friend of and accompanied Erik Wehenmeyer on his climbs to become the first blind man to ascend the seven summits. Good stuff.

Also picked these up for less than $20 at Goodwill. Will work these in among others over the next few months. Already read the 7 Habits but wanted it on my bookshelf

38887

For word search later:
The One Minute Manager (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0688014291?keywords=the%20one%20minute%20manager&qid=1446496754&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2) by Kenneth Blanchard and Stephen Johnson

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (http://www.amazon.com/8th-Habit-Effectiveness-Greatness/dp/0743287932/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496831&sr=8-1&keywords=The+8th+habit) by Stephen Covey

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (http://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496971&sr=8-1&keywords=the+5+dysfunctions+of+a+team) by Patrick Lencioni

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/1451639619/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446497107&sr=8-1&keywords=7+habits) by Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-Families/dp/0307440850/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496870&sr=8-1&keywords=The+habits+of+families) by Stephen Covey

Good to Great (http://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496800&sr=8-1&keywords=good+to+great) by Jim Collins

How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World's Greatest Car Company (http://www.amazon.com/How-Toyota-Became-Leadership-Greatest-ebook/dp/B000W917SI/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496899&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=how+toyota+became+number+1) by David Magee

PabloCruise
10-03-2014, 03:57 PM
The :Princess: got me a copy of Driving Honda - very cool!

MTSN
10-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Keith Code's "Twist of the Wrist". Excellent high performance motorcycle handbook: http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Wrist-Vol-High-Performance-Motorcycle/dp/0965045021

subzali
11-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Was given the following, will be working through them:

Almost done with Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! ('http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416605971&sr=8-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad") by Robert Kiyosaki

The Wealthy Barber (http://www.amazon.com/Wealthy-Barber-Updated-3rd-Commonsense/dp/0761513116/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416606142&sr=8-1) by David Chilton

Also Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter With Your Money (http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dads-Increase-Your-Financial/dp/0446509361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416606068&sr=8-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad+financial+IQ) by Robert Kiyosaki

Big Cruiser Guy
11-30-2014, 07:57 PM
If you haven't read it yet, I'd recommend "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work" by Matthew Crawford
Perfect reading for anybody who likes to wrench on old cars or bikes or, really anything.

Jacket
12-08-2014, 05:16 PM
I'm not an avid reader, but I finished this one in 3 days on my recent vacation. INCREDIBLE story of a guy who ran track in the 1936 Olympics, then went to war (WWII in the Pacific). Got shot down in his bomber over the Pacific, survived for 40-something days on a life raft, and then got captured and spent 2+ years in a Japanese POW camp. If ever you feel like your entitled life is difficult, just read what this guy went through and you'll feel pretty good about what you have.

http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/0739319698

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MHfaAobXL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Unbroken is coming out as a movie later this month, so if you like to read a book and then see the movie, here's your shot. Not sure if the movie will be any good (directed by Angelina Jolie), but this is still one of the best books/stories I've ever read.

subzali
12-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Picked up The Wealthy Barber Returns (http://www.amazon.com/Wealthy-Barber-Returns-Dramatically-Perspectives/dp/0968394744/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419114804&sr=8-1&keywords=the+wealthy+barber+returns) by David Chilton

and

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (http://www.amazon.com/Men-Mars-Women-Venus-Understanding/dp/0060574216/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419114863&sr=8-1&keywords=men+are+from+mars) by John Gray at the Goodwill for about $2.50 each a couple weeks ago.

The Wealthy Barber series is written for Canadians, but a lot of the same principles apply. I heard about it from my coworkers up in Canada so decided to give it a try.

I have heard about Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus for ever and ever, but I've found it to a page-turner and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is married, engaged, dating, or just interested in having better communication with the opposite sex. I guess a person can only do one thing at a time, but like so many of these other books I wish I would have picked this one up a long time ago.

:thumb:

Inukshuk
12-20-2014, 10:10 PM
I just finished Hope. About Tom Walsh who discovered the Camp Bird Mine outside Ouray (http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Novel-Mary-Ryan-ebook/dp/B00I6ZS6L6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419134908&sr=1-1&keywords=9781466866898) and his daughter Evelyn, who purchased the legendary (allegedly cursed) Hope diamond.

If you have driven Imogene you have driven past it. Closed now.

subzali
03-31-2015, 09:22 AM
Read The Hound of the Baskervilles (http://www.amazon.com/Hound-Baskervilles-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486282147/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427812008&sr=1-1&keywords=hound+of+the+baskervilles) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (A Sherlock Holmes story) to get a break from personal development books, and took it with me on vacation. Good read, went fast.

Started Who Needs a Road? (http://www.amazon.com/Who-Needs-Road-Longest-Journey/dp/0964252155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811948&sr=8-1&keywords=who+needs+a+road) by Harold Stevens and Albert Podell, need to keep working on it. Again a more relaxing read while on vacation. Decided as a good self-respecting Land Cruiser owner I needed to own this book so I bought it.

Favorite quote near the end of the book on page 381: "The Land Cruiser. How that machine-moving parts, wires, pistons, rubber wheels-how they have become a part of me, an extension of myself. It stands there, absorbing the morning rays of the sun, still cold and damp, but a turn of the key and it grows warm and carries me off, wherever I want to go, any place, every place. It becomes my life, and if it fails me, so goes my life. Simple."

Sep/Oct 2003 TT has an article about Harold Stevens that I'll dig up as well.

Also started The China Study (http://www.amazon.com/China-Study-Comprehensive-Nutrition-Implications/dp/1932100660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427816626&sr=8-1&keywords=china+study) by Thomas Campbell which was a study on nutrition and apparently makes a case for vegetarian diet, though I haven't gone more than a few pages into it. I've heard about it for years and it's been on my shelf for a long time.

Read a little bit of Moby Dick (http://www.amazon.com/Moby-Dick-Herman-Melville/dp/1503280780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811881&sr=8-1&keywords=moby+dick) by Herman Melville. Got a little bogged down but it was interesting reading about his classifications of whales and to start getting a feel for the story.

The Screwtape Letters (http://www.amazon.com/SCREWTAPE-LETTERS-Screwtape-Proposes-Toast/dp/B00M0OMR8W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811422&sr=8-2&keywords=the+screwtape+letters) by C.S. Lewis - a book written from a devil's perspective of trying to lead a believer away from God.

Wheat Belly (http://www.amazon.com/Wheat-Belly-Lose-Weight-Health/dp/1609614798/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811458&sr=1-1&keywords=wheat+belly) by William Davis, who researched the effects of modern wheat on our health

The Selfish Gene (http://www.amazon.com/Selfish-Gene-Anniversary----Introduction/dp/0199291152/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811484&sr=1-1&keywords=the+selfish+gene) by Richard Dawkins, a book about survival and expansion of the gene pool.

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (http://www.amazon.com/Buffett-American-Capitalist-Roger-Lowenstein/dp/0812979273/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811686&sr=1-1&keywords=buffett+the+making+of+an+american+capitalist) by Roger Lowenstein. A biography of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world.

smslavin
03-31-2015, 10:15 AM
Read The Hound of the Baskervilles (http://www.amazon.com/Hound-Baskervilles-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486282147/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427812008&sr=1-1&keywords=hound+of+the+baskervilles) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to get a break from personal development books, and took it with me on vacation. Good read, went fast.

Started Who Needs a Road? (http://www.amazon.com/Who-Needs-Road-Longest-Journey/dp/0964252155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811948&sr=8-1&keywords=who+needs+a+road) by Harold Stevens and Albert Podell, need to keep working on it. Again a more relaxing read while on vacation.

Read a little bit of Moby Dick (http://www.amazon.com/Moby-Dick-Herman-Melville/dp/1503280780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811881&sr=8-1&keywords=moby+dick) by Herman Melville. Got a little bogged down but it was interested reading about his classifications of whales and to start getting a feel for the story.

The Screwtape Letters (http://www.amazon.com/SCREWTAPE-LETTERS-Screwtape-Proposes-Toast/dp/B00M0OMR8W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811422&sr=8-2&keywords=the+screwtape+letters) by C.S. Lewis

Wheat Belly (http://www.amazon.com/Wheat-Belly-Lose-Weight-Health/dp/1609614798/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811458&sr=1-1&keywords=wheat+belly) by William Davis

The Selfish Gene (http://www.amazon.com/Selfish-Gene-Anniversary----Introduction/dp/0199291152/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811484&sr=1-1&keywords=the+selfish+gene) by Richard Dawkins

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (http://www.amazon.com/Buffett-American-Capitalist-Roger-Lowenstein/dp/0812979273/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427811686&sr=1-1&keywords=buffett+the+making+of+an+american+capitalist) by Roger Lowenstein

That's a good list. If you're into Sherlock Holmes, I highly recommend these two.

The House of Silk (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316197017/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I3BUZS51XHPL3D)
Moriarty (http://www.amazon.com/Moriarty-Anthony-Horowitz/dp/0062377183/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y)

My current 'To-Read' stack has these in them.

Here I am (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802120903/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I23HGKP2EBDI13)
It's What I Do (http://www.amazon.com/dp/159420537X/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I1E7CLMX5BYKVS)
Bending Adversity (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594205841/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I2EV74DW76UNVC)
Cinematography: Theory and Practice (http://www.amazon.com/Cinematography-Theory-Practice-Cinematographers-Directors/dp/0240812093/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814876&sr=1-1&keywords=cinematography)

Actively reading these.

The Middle Passage (http://www.amazon.com/Passage-Studies-Jungian-Psychology-Analysts/dp/0919123600/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814679&sr=1-1&keywords=the+middle+passage)
Blue Ocean Strategy (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ocean-Strategy-Expanded-Uncontested/dp/1625274491/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814710&sr=1-1&keywords=blue+ocean+strategy)
Photography After Frank (http://www.amazon.com/Photography-After-Frank-Aperture-Ideas/dp/1597110957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814745&sr=1-1&keywords=photography+after+frank)
Interaction of Color (http://www.amazon.com/Interaction-Color-Anniversary-Josef-Albers/dp/0300179359/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814839&sr=1-3&keywords=color+theory)

subzali
03-31-2015, 10:38 AM
That's a good list. If you're into Sherlock Holmes, I highly recommend these two.

The House of Silk (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316197017/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I3BUZS51XHPL3D)
Moriarty (http://www.amazon.com/Moriarty-Anthony-Horowitz/dp/0062377183/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y)

My current 'To-Read' stack has these in them.

Here I am (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802120903/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I23HGKP2EBDI13)
It's What I Do (http://www.amazon.com/dp/159420537X/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I1E7CLMX5BYKVS)
Bending Adversity (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594205841/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3D3G72W5DUQP2&coliid=I2EV74DW76UNVC)
Cinematography: Theory and Practice (http://www.amazon.com/Cinematography-Theory-Practice-Cinematographers-Directors/dp/0240812093/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814876&sr=1-1&keywords=cinematography)

Actively reading these.

The Middle Passage (http://www.amazon.com/Passage-Studies-Jungian-Psychology-Analysts/dp/0919123600/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814679&sr=1-1&keywords=the+middle+passage)
Blue Ocean Strategy (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ocean-Strategy-Expanded-Uncontested/dp/1625274491/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814710&sr=1-1&keywords=blue+ocean+strategy)
Photography After Frank (http://www.amazon.com/Photography-After-Frank-Aperture-Ideas/dp/1597110957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814745&sr=1-1&keywords=photography+after+frank)
Interaction of Color (http://www.amazon.com/Interaction-Color-Anniversary-Josef-Albers/dp/0300179359/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427814839&sr=1-3&keywords=color+theory)

I had never read Sherlock Holmes so I decided to give one a try. It's pretty good fiction.

It's estimated that 130 million books have been published, how many is a good number to read in a lifetime?

How about 10,000? Pretty ambitious.

Hulk
03-31-2015, 01:39 PM
Started Who Needs a Road? (http://www.amazon.com/Who-Needs-Road-Longest-Journey/dp/0964252155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811948&sr=8-1&keywords=who+needs+a+road) by Harold Stevens and Albert Podell, need to keep working on it. Again a more relaxing read while on vacation. Decided as a good self-respecting Land Cruiser owner I needed to own this book so I bought it.

I read this book every few years. Not sure I'll ever be able to take such a trip -- should have done it in my 20s.

subzali
03-31-2015, 01:52 PM
I read this book every few years. Not sure I'll ever be able to take such a trip -- should have done it in my 20s.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the trip. How awesome would it be to take a 200 series on a similar voyage?

Hulk
03-31-2015, 11:05 PM
This year is the 50th anniversary of the trip. How awesome would it be to take a 200 series on a similar voyage?

I think there are some countries that they went through that a U.S. citizen would be crazy to venture into now. But it would be super cool to try to do most of the route. Not sure about the 200 series -- seems like there is too much stuff to break. I'd go for a FJ-62.

Fishy
03-31-2015, 11:55 PM
I read this book every few years. Not sure I'll ever be able to take such a trip -- should have done it in my 20s.

Some exciting things coming in the next Toyota Trails about this book...... Stay Tuned.

subzali
06-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Recently:

The Art of Racing in the Rain (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Racing-Rain-Novel/dp/0061537969/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445353024&sr=1-1&keywords=art+of+racing+in+the+rain) by Garth Stein.

Somewhere in here read Flags of Our Fathers

Who Moved My Cheese? (http://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436900471&sr=8-1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese) by Spencer Johnson

The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force novel (http://www.amazon.com/6th-Extinction-Sigma-Force-Novels/dp/0061785695/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433881976&sr=8-1&keywords=6th+extinction) by James Rollins. I was trying to get a hold of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (http://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Extinction-Unnatural-History/dp/1250062187/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1433881976&sr=8-2&keywords=6th+extinction) by Elizabeth Kolbert but was led astray. Anybody else read a Sigma Force novel? I guess it was interesting.

It turned me onto this:

The Lost World (http://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Arthur-Conan-Doyle/dp/1497500907/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1433882103&sr=8-3&keywords=the+lost+world+book) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Same writer as the Sherlock Holmes series. Good stuff.

Also just finished this one:

When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead (http://www.amazon.com/When-Stop-Talking-Youll-Know-ebook/dp/B00351DSRI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433356467&sr=1-1&keywords=jerry+weintraub) by Jerry Weintraub.

Fascinating and humorous story of the concert promoter for Elvis, John Denver, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, and movie producer for The Karate Kid and the Ocean's trilogy. He grew up as a kid in the Bronx but ended up becoming a successful businessman and befriending some of the most famous people in the world including actors and presidents.

A Briefer History of Time (http://www.amazon.com/Briefer-History-Time-Stephen-Hawking/dp/0553385461/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433882208&sr=8-1&keywords=briefer+history+of+time) by Stephen Hawking. Very fascinating breakdown of science and the discovery of the inner workings of the universe up to the present time.

PabloCruise
06-03-2015, 03:45 PM
On Writing - by Stephen King

If you like to write, this is good.

PabloCruise
06-03-2015, 03:49 PM
I would like to get Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, by Rob Siegel.

I found him in the BMW club magazine Roundel. He is a good writer, and it sounds like his projects are amazingly similar to mine!

PabloCruise
06-03-2015, 05:58 PM
I would like to get Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, by Rob Siegel.

I found him in the BMW club magazine Roundel. He is a good writer, and it sounds like his projects are amazingly similar to mine!

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic (http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Hack-Mechanic-Rob-Siegel/dp/0837617200/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433372174&sr=1-1&keywords=memoirs+of+a+hack+mechanic)

I have to say, the Roundel magazine for the BMW club is a really solid club mag.

PabloCruise
06-03-2015, 06:03 PM
Also, just finished a brilliant book on how to talk to women.

Best ever.

It is called, "And Then What Happened?"



I guess it was more of a pamphlet...

Hulk
06-03-2015, 07:11 PM
Also, just finished a brilliant book on how to talk to women.

Best ever.

It is called, "And Then What Happened?"

I guess it was more of a pamphlet...

Haha, this is great.

I've been reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life (http://smile.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/1591847745/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433376579&sr=1-1&keywords=scott+adams) by Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) -- pretty cool book on how to try lots of things, assess your strategy, and have some of them succeed.

subzali
09-29-2015, 10:17 AM
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Similar to Blink, it has some great observations on human trends.

Finished

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (http://www.amazon.com/David-Goliath-Underdogs-Misfits-Battling/dp/0316204374/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445467943&sr=1-3&keywords=malcolm+gladwell) by Malcolm Gladwell. The Tipping Point is on my reading list, as are Blink and Outliers.

Almost finished

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443538797&sr=8-1&keywords=born+to+run) by Christopher McDougall

Almost makes me want to be a runner - and a barefoot one at that! Will have to learn more about that.

This book is getting passed around my office right now, so I finished it in Glenwood Hot Springs pool yesterday :D

The Martian (http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Andy-Weir/dp/0553418025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443538941&sr=8-1&keywords=the+martian) by Andy Weir

Really fun novel, definitely recommended

AimCOTaco
09-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic (http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Hack-Mechanic-Rob-Siegel/dp/0837617200/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433372174&sr=1-1&keywords=memoirs+of+a+hack+mechanic)

I have to say, the Roundel magazine for the BMW club is a really solid club mag.

Haven't been a BMWCCA member in at least 10 years but loved his column. I think I need to pick that one up, thanks for the tip!


I just enjoyed "Flight of Passage" by Rinker Buck. A transcontinental flight by teen brothers in a Piper Cub in 1966. Fast read but really enjoyed it, lots of parallels to land cruising.
http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Passage-Story-Rinker-Buck-ebook/dp/B00BEFNI7W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443567422&sr=1-1&keywords=flight+of+passage

subzali
10-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Been hankering to re-read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060589469?keywords=zen%20and%20the%20art%20of%20motorcycle%20maintenance&qid=1445295487&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1) by Robert M. Pirsig. Anyone have a copy?

Read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0787960756?keywords=5%20dysfunctions%20of%20a%20team&qid=1445352500&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1) by Patrick Lencioni last week. This is a fast-reading leadership fable that boils down to a pyramid of values upon which to build a successful team. I definitely have some work to do implementing this at home and at work.

Finished Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time (http://www.amazon.com/Three-Cups-Tea-Mission-Promote/dp/0143038257/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445352542&sr=1-1&keywords=three+cups+of+tea) by Greg Mortenson. There is some controversy surrounding this story so the jury is out until I read more I guess. I noticed Perry mentioned the sequel - Stones Into Schools, earlier in this thread.

Cheeseman
10-19-2015, 08:25 PM
Just finished reading the autobiography on Elon Musk. Very intelligent man and motivated to do things where there isn't even a box to think outside of. Incredible for one person to create or be on the leading edge of 4 companies that have been successful.

Hulk
10-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Just finished reading the autobiography on Elon Musk. Very intelligent man and motivated to do things where there isn't even a box to think outside of. Incredible for one person to create or be on the leading edge of 4 companies that have been successful.

I see >5 Elon Musk bios on Amazon. Which one did you read? I am interested.

B1LL31
10-20-2015, 11:03 AM
Been hankering to re-read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060589469?keywords=zen%20and%20the%20art%20of%20motorcycle%20maintenance&qid=1445295487&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1) by Robert M. Pirsig. Anyone have a copy?



I have a copy you can borrow.

smslavin
10-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Been hankering to re-read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060589469?keywords=zen%20and%20the%20art%20of%20motorcycle%20maintenance&qid=1445295487&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1) by Robert M. Pirsig. Anyone have a copy?

I do.

My 'to-read' stack never seems to grow shorter. Currently reading 3 books...

Several short sentences about writing (http://www.amazon.com/Several-Short-Sentences-About-Writing/dp/0307279413/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357962&sr=1-1&keywords=several+short+sentences+about+writing) - Verlyn Klinkenborg

This is beyond brilliant. Do you write? Thinking about writing? It's a must read.

Photography After Frank (http://www.amazon.com/Photography-After-Frank-Aperture-Ideas/dp/1597110957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357991&sr=1-1&keywords=photography+after+frank) - Philip Gefter

Series of essays on the work of Robert Frank (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frank) and those he inspired. His seminal work was The Americans (http://www.npr.org/2009/02/13/100688154/americans-the-book-that-changed-photography).

Guerrilla Marketing (http://www.amazon.com/Guerilla-Marketing-Inexpensive-Strategies-Business/dp/0618785914/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1445358022&sr=1-3) - Jay Conrad Levinson

Reading everything I can to build the business.

The rest of the stack contains:
Bird by Bird: Some instructions on writing and life (http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445357650&sr=8-1&keywords=bird+by+bird+some+instructions+on+writing+and+life) - Anne Lamott
Dark Star Safari (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Star-Safari-Overland-Capetown/dp/0618446877/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445357690&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+star+safari) - Paul Theroux
Solitude: Seeking wisdom in extremes (http://www.amazon.com/Solitude-Seeking-Extremes-Patagonia-Wilderness/dp/1577316746/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357757&sr=1-1&keywords=solitude+seeking+wisdom+in+extremes) - Robert Kull
The $100 Startup (http://www.amazon.com/100-Startup-Reinvent-Living-Create/dp/0307951529/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357787&sr=1-1&keywords=100+startup+chris+guillebeau) - Chris Guilllebeau
The Personal MBA (http://www.amazon.com/Personal-MBA-Master-Art-Business/dp/1591845572/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357812&sr=1-1&keywords=personal+mba) - Josh Kaufman
Word of Mouth Marketing (http://www.amazon.com/Word-Mouth-Marketing-Companies-Talking/dp/0983429030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445357836&sr=1-1&keywords=word+of+mouth+marketing) - Andy Sernovitz

Then there's a whole stack of cinematography related stuff. Those are ongoing.

SteveH
10-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Yesterday finished Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson. I read that there is some controversy surrounding this story but nevertheless this is one of my top recommended books to read.

Your next read - by Jon Krakauer:

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Cups-Deceit-Mortenson-Humanitarian/dp/0307948765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445368144&sr=8-1&keywords=three+cups+of+deceit

subzali
10-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Yesterday finished Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson.

Your next read - by Jon Krakauer:

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Cups-Deceit-Mortenson-Humanitarian/dp/0307948765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445368144&sr=8-1&keywords=three+cups+of+deceit

I heard there was a 60 Minutes expose, but didn't know there was a book. I will definitely read it. Thanks

subzali
10-21-2015, 05:45 PM
Hmm....read a VERY depressing statistic yesterday...said only 30% of people *ever* read a book cover to cover after they graduate high school. I would like to see the research on that for verification, but it feels like a relatively true statement. Very sad...

Been averaging a couple of books a week lately, mostly reading about how disgusting our food really is, and reading about how to scale up my gardening to provide healthy food for more people...I probably should start a thread on the Politics Forum...but our food supply is downright scary...


Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal - Joel Salatin (http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Want-Do-Illegal-Stories/dp/0963810952/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615728&sr=8-3)

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven - Joel Salatin (http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Cows-Hog-Heaven-Friendly/dp/0963810944/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615728&sr=8-6)

Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan (http://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/1594200823/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264615899&sr=8-5) (read this last year but reading the Young Reader's edition with Olivia, Amber's oldest daughter)

Food, Inc. - ~Eric Schlosser, various others (http://www.amazon.com/Food-Inc-Participant-Industrial-Poorer/dp/1586486942/ref=pd_sim_b_10)

Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong - James McWilliams (http://www.amazon.com/Just-Food-Where-Locavores-Responsibly/dp/031603374X/ref=pd_sim_b_30) I love to read the opposite viewpoint when I am learning about new ideas, and his "opposite" viewpoint is not all that different, but brought up some very interesting ideas I had not considered.

Wolf at the Table: Memoir of my Father - Augusten Burroughs (http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Table-Memoir-My-Father/dp/B002VPE6XE/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_4)

Some "boring" books on Organic Gardening by Elliot Coleman, Raising Chickens, and random business books.

Did I mention my new house is across he street from the library, and I think I have 27 books checked out right now?

Of course at bedtime I read a LOT of Dr. Seuss and Clifford...

A few of these are on my list, based on a recommendation from Tai Lopez.

He also has Chicken Tractor (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0984338209?keywords=chicken%20tractor&qid=1446496279&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2) by Andy Lee & Pat Foreman, Why Grassfed is Best (http://www.amazon.com/Why-Grassfed-Best-Surprising-Benefits/dp/0967811600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496315&sr=8-1&keywords=why+grassfed+is+best) by Jo Robinson and Quality Pasture (http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Pasture-Create-Manage-Profit/dp/0963246038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446496360&sr=8-1&keywords=quality+pasture) by Allan Nation.

DouglasVB
10-21-2015, 05:48 PM
On a series of Southwest Airlines flights over the last couple days (conferences and symposiums galore!), I re-read the first third of The Martian until the free in-flight digital copy ended. Now I'm going to have to finish re-reading the book when I get home. :D

I just picked up a copy of The Last Civilized Place: Sijilmasa and Its Saharan Destiny (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0292766653) which I am excited to read. One of the authors is my old boss from when I lived/worked in Tunisia a decade ago.

Another one that I'll be reading in the next month or so is Robopocalypse (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307740803). One of my grad students highly recommended it to me. I think it's a series of books and this is the first in line?

bruce285
10-22-2015, 09:13 AM
Last read

Graham Hancock's only fiction novel:
Entangled: The Eater of Souls by Graham Hancock

Recommend the entire Walt Longmire series:
Death Without Company: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson

Does anyone have The Dog Stars by Peter Heller?

subzali
11-19-2015, 11:17 AM
My update for the month:

Finally buckled down and finished Who Needs a Road?. The last half went a lot quicker than the first half. Loved the quote near the end about the Land Cruiser as it related to his life, which I added to the post a couple pages back.

I ended up buying Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, so I will work through that eventually.

Finished Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Good-Ideas-Steven-Johnson/dp/1594485380/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445352901&sr=1-1&keywords=where+good+ideas+come+from) by Steven Johnson. An interesting book that took a wide view of the history of innovation to try and discover how good ideas form and how they catch on and become successful. Honestly the concluding chapter was the most interesting to me and didn't seem to need the rest of the book at all, though the earlier chapters discussed brain activity which was interesting. In the end he divided innovations into coming from four sources: individual-market, individual-non-market, group-market, and group-non-market. There has been a shift in the last century in where the most innovations come from, and it doesn't support the model of one company or individual holding secrets or keeping discovery locked in a back room in order to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace...

Took a break and listened to Airframe (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568652852?keywords=airframe&qid=1446496524&ref_=sr_1_2&s=books&sr=1-2) by Michael Crichton just for fun. This was somewhat entertaining if not a little cheesy IMO based on some of the antics of some of the union workers. Waiting for The Lost World to come up from the library.

Next I listened to Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446496582&sr=1-1&keywords=switch) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. I think this is a fantastic book. I see a ton of application for me in my personal and work life.

Finally worked through Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Yes-Negotiating-Agreement-Without/dp/0143118757/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952991&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+yes&pebp=1447952995612&perid=0ADD3CDRRZ5KCCR64H7X) by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. This was much harder for me to get through than The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, probably because it is more a collection of ideas for negotiating than it is a narrative. Very good tools and skills though, but definitely things that requires practice.

Next I listened to The Last Kingdom (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Kingdom-Saxon-Chronicles/dp/0060887184/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447950290&sr=1-1&keywords=the+last+kingdom&pebp=1447950294539&perid=1HBGABBH1AGDWBST6PCN) by Bernard Cornwell. This is a historical fiction piece that is the first in a series of novels that covers England around the time of the reign of King Alfred in the late 9th century and early 10th century. This first piece covers the time period of the Danes raiding and colonizing England and some of the subsequent fighting. A little gory at times but interesting history nonetheless.

Slowly worked through The Lessons of History (http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-History-Will-Durant/dp/143914995X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952603&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lessons+of+history+by+will+and+ariel+durant&pebp=1447952608746&perid=1MPZ9D289TJH6000CDPM) by Will and Ariel Durant. A series of short pieces reflecting on big-picture topics throughout history - biology, morals, religion, economics, etc. It was good reading during the morning constitution to give some thoughts for the day. I really think it would have been good to read through this during high school history class to provide an overlay to all the topics that would be studied during that 4-year tenure.

Also currently reading The Resolution for Men (http://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Men-Stephen-Kendrick/dp/1433671220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952886&sr=1-1&keywords=the+resolution&pebp=1447952889741&perid=1GVWPNTPM2C81DMPPSF0) by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, and Randy Alcorn. This is a companion book to the movie Courageous that came out a couple years ago, offering men perspective on how to step up into leadership among their families and other spheres of influence.

Read Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior (http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Accountability-Resolving-Expectations-Commitments/dp/0071829318/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952748&sr=1-1&keywords=crucial+accountability&pebp=1447952751523&perid=0657QRQSFTQKYS4JK1CN) by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and David Maxfield. This is another great book, with skills that will require practice over time. I'm seeing some themes repeated from book to book, such as the Fundamental Attribution Error (also discussed in Switch) and a development of trust within teams (also discussed in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team). It will be fun to explore those topics as time goes along.

Found a bunch of other good books in the Goodwill that are on my reading list. It's like they say; one man's trash is another man's treasure. To list a few off the top of my head, including some found in used book stores:
Good to Great
The Millionaire Next Door
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Rational Manager
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 8th Habit
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Getting to Yes
Getting Past No
Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale
The One Minute Manager
Who Took my Cheese?
How Toyota Became #1
The World is Flat
Fast Food Nation
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
His Needs, Her Needs
For Men Only
Plato Republic
Pillars of the Earth
The E Myth Revisited
The Lessons of History
The Complete Story of Civilization

subzali
12-17-2015, 05:20 PM
Well it's pretty close to being a monthly update again, here's what I've been working on:

The Lost World (http://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Novel-Jurassic-Park/dp/0345538994/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1448995550&sr=8-3&keywords=lost+world) by Michael Crichton. Threw this in the mix because of Jurassic World coming out recently, and figured I could ease up and listen to something fun. I think this book created some subconscious fear and stress though during that time; I didn't sleep well for a couple nights. Funny to admit that I guess. This is my 2nd Michael Crichton, and I've been a little disappointed at a couple things. One, some of the plot lines are predictable and cliché, and Two, I've noticed some instances where he doesn't close subplots, at least not to my satisfaction. In this one, too, his description of the workshop where the vehicles are being outfitted resembles antics more out of a reality TV show than a custom engineering fabrication shop. So that had me rolling my eyes a little bit.

She Calls Me Daddy: 7 Things You Need to Know About Building a Complete Daughter (http://www.amazon.com/She-Calls-Me-Daddy-Building/dp/1589977858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448995679&sr=8-1&keywords=she+calls+me+daddy) by Robert Wolgemuth

Wheat Belly (http://www.amazon.com/Wheat-Belly-Lose-Weight-Health/dp/1609614798/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448995480&sr=8-1&keywords=wheat+belly) by William Davis. After reading this book, I've decided to go gluten free. Not to put on a tin foil hat or anything, but this narrative provides compelling arguments as to why we are seeing so many more health problems in this country today. Not the least of which is modern wheat's effects on our bodies.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Art-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Inquiry/dp/0060589469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448995520&sr=8-1&keywords=zen+and+the+art+of+motorcycle+maintenance) by Robert M. Pirsig. I am loving this book. It's hard for me to describe exactly what he's talking about because I'm not a philosophy major, but his analysis of the scientific method is really interesting, and the cross-country trip on a motorcycle just sets up sections of the book that I can't put down.

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life (http://www.amazon.com/Life-Without-Limits-Inspiration-Ridiculously/dp/0307589749/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450393830&sr=8-1&keywords=life+without+limits) by Nick Vujicic. This guy has an amazing story, well, obviously, being born without arms or legs and living a fulfilled and happy life in spite of those challenges. A little bit of motherhood and apple pie, but there were a couple stories in there that I related to somewhat and he helped provide me new perspective on those experiences. What a great guy.

PabloCruise
12-17-2015, 05:24 PM
I just finished The Martian:

http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Andy-Weir/dp/0553418025/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450394619&sr=1-1&keywords=the+martian

Good read! Now I can go see the movie...

jps8460
12-17-2015, 05:26 PM
Wow lot of good ones in there! I would add The Art of Possibility to your list. Judging from what you have listed, you would love it. It's the most recent thing I've read. Also check out a quick read...teaching smart people how to learn.

Mining group gold is dry as hell, but a must read if you facilitate teams and/or meetings often.


My update for the month:

Finally buckled down and finished Who Needs a Road?. The last half went a lot quicker than the first half. Loved the quote near the end about the Land Cruiser as it related to his life, which I added to the post a couple pages back.

I ended up buying Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, so I will work through that eventually.

Finished Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Good-Ideas-Steven-Johnson/dp/1594485380/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445352901&sr=1-1&keywords=where+good+ideas+come+from) by Steven Johnson. An interesting book that took a wide view of the history of innovation to try and discover how good ideas form and how they catch on and become successful. Honestly the concluding chapter was the most interesting to me and didn't seem to need the rest of the book at all, though the earlier chapters discussed brain activity which was interesting. In the end he divided innovations into coming from four sources: individual-market, individual-non-market, group-market, and group-non-market. There has been a shift in the last century in where the most innovations come from, and it doesn't support the model of one company or individual holding secrets or keeping discovery locked in a back room in order to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace...

Took a break and listened to Airframe (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568652852?keywords=airframe&qid=1446496524&ref_=sr_1_2&s=books&sr=1-2) by Michael Crichton just for fun. This was somewhat entertaining if not a little cheesy IMO based on some of the antics of some of the union workers. Waiting for The Lost World to come up from the library.

Next I listened to Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446496582&sr=1-1&keywords=switch) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. I think this is a fantastic book. I see a ton of application for me in my personal and work life.

Finally worked through Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Yes-Negotiating-Agreement-Without/dp/0143118757/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952991&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+yes&pebp=1447952995612&perid=0ADD3CDRRZ5KCCR64H7X) by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. This was much harder for me to get through than The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, probably because it is more a collection of ideas for negotiating than it is a narrative. Very good tools and skills though, but definitely things that requires practice.

Next I listened to The Last Kingdom (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Kingdom-Saxon-Chronicles/dp/0060887184/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447950290&sr=1-1&keywords=the+last+kingdom&pebp=1447950294539&perid=1HBGABBH1AGDWBST6PCN) by Bernard Cornwell. This is a historical fiction piece that is the first in a series of novels that covers England around the time of the reign of King Alfred in the late 9th century and early 10th century. This first piece covers the time period of the Danes raiding and colonizing England and some of the subsequent fighting. A little gory at times but interesting history nonetheless.

Currently reading The Lessons of History (http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-History-Will-Durant/dp/143914995X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952603&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lessons+of+history+by+will+and+ariel+durant&pebp=1447952608746&perid=1MPZ9D289TJH6000CDPM) by Will and Ariel Durant. A series of short pieces reflecting on big-picture topics throughout history - biology, morals, religion, economics, etc. It was good reading during the morning constitution to give some thoughts for the day. I really think it would have been good to read through this during high school history class to provide an overlay to all the topics that would be studied during that 4-year tenure.

Also currently reading The Resolution for Men (http://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Men-Stephen-Kendrick/dp/1433671220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952886&sr=1-1&keywords=the+resolution&pebp=1447952889741&perid=1GVWPNTPM2C81DMPPSF0) by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, and Randy Alcorn. This is a companion book to the movie Courageous that came out a couple years ago, offering men perspective on how to step up into leadership among their families and other spheres of influence.

Also currently reading Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior (http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Accountability-Resolving-Expectations-Commitments/dp/0071829318/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447952748&sr=1-1&keywords=crucial+accountability&pebp=1447952751523&perid=0657QRQSFTQKYS4JK1CN) by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and David Maxfield. This looks to be another great book, with skills that will require practice over time.

Found a bunch of other good books in the Goodwill that are on my reading list. It's like they say; one man's trash is another man's treasure. To list a few off the top of my head, including some found in used book stores:
Good to Great
The Millionaire Next Door
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Rational Manager
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 8th Habit
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Getting to Yes
Getting Past No
Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale
The One Minute Manager
Who Took my Cheese?
How Toyota Became #1
The World is Flat
Fast Food Nation
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
His Needs, Her Needs
For Men Only
Plato Republic
Pillars of the Earth
The E Myth Revisited
The Lessons of History
The Complete Story of Civilization

MDH33
12-17-2015, 05:29 PM
I just finished The Martian:

http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Andy-Weir/dp/0553418025/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450394619&sr=1-1&keywords=the+martian

Good read! Now I can go see the movie...

I'm reading that one right now. Haven't seen the movie either. Kind of reads like a screenplay.

PabloCruise
12-17-2015, 05:44 PM
I'm reading that one right now. Haven't seen the movie either. Kind of reads like a screenplay.

Pretty cool that the guy wrote it on his own and self-published the first round...

bruce285
12-17-2015, 06:00 PM
Read http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Stars-Peter-Heller-ebook/

PabloCruise
12-18-2015, 11:50 AM
Read http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Stars-Peter-Heller-ebook/

That was the book they mentioned in the Trails, eh?

DanS
12-18-2015, 10:03 PM
http://www.amazon.com/At-End-Santa-Fe-Trail/dp/1162764767

It's basically the journal kept by Sister Blandina Segale. Absolutely fascinating look at the frontier days of mostly New Mexico, but a little of Colorado.

Perry: I'll get it to you once I'm done. There's a lot more talk of Billy the Kid than I would have expected.

No wonder she's up for possible Sainthood! She was absolutely amazing!

Dan

bruce285
12-19-2015, 08:58 AM
That was the book they mentioned in the Trails, eh?

Yes, and a great read.

bh4rnnr
12-19-2015, 04:28 PM
http://www.amazon.com/At-End-Santa-Fe-Trail/dp/1162764767

It's basically the journal kept by Sister Blandina Segale. Absolutely fascinating look at the frontier days of mostly New Mexico, but a little of Colorado.

Perry: I'll get it to you once I'm done. There's a lot more talk of Billy the Kid than I would have expected.

No wonder she's up for possible Sainthood! She was absolutely amazing!

Dan


Read a few paragraphs that your dad showed me. She sounds like an amazing lady. It's actually on my to get/read list. She seemed to make an impression on the Kid!!

:beer::beer:

PabloCruise
12-28-2015, 01:45 PM
You have to make time to read some Abbey every once in a while...

Merry Christmas, Pigs!
By Edward Abbey, from Abbey's Road

Scrooge was right. What I like best about Christmas in the desert is the conspicuous
absence of Christmas. By late December the cone-nosed humbugs are gone and all the
horny elf toads retired into their burrows for the season. When somebody asks me
what I think of Christmas (nobody ever does), I reply, "Not much." Easy to avoid it
our here in the rocks.

Think about Ebeneezer Scrooge and Bobby Riggs, the twin patron saints of us
middle-aged cryptoliberals. Cryptoliberal? Well, sure, why not? I have been called
other names even worse. Misanthrope. Sexist. Elitist. Crank. Barbarian. Anarcho-
syndicalist. Wild conservative. And my favorite, from a Maoist lady in New York--
she called me a creeping Fascist hyena. Quite true, so far as it goes (you can't please
everybody), but they forget to add that I am a pig lover too.

The pig I'm talking about is the one known also as a peccary or javelina, the wild pig
of the Arizona desert; not a true pig exactly, according to zoologists, but a good
approximation--a close relation. Close enough for me, and the javelina, commonly
defined as a "wild pig-like animal," is the best kind of pig. Though that definition,
come to think of it, is a shade too broad. Some of my best friends qualify as wild pig-
like animals without half trying. But that's another issue. The fault of the permissive
social atmosphere, the Bill of Rights, the general weakening of moral fibers
everywhere you look.

Back to my topic: Christmas and pigs. Have you ever stood alone under the full moon
in the prickly cholla-mesquite desert on the night before Christmas and found yourself
surrounded by a herd of hungry, snuffling, anxiety-ridden javelinas? I have, and it's a
problematic situation: some of those little fifty pound beasts carry tusks and have been
known to charge a full-grown man right up the hairy trunk of a saguaro cactus. That's
the story I've been told by old-timers around here.

In any case, this part is true: I was surrounded by javelinas while O'Ryan [sic] chased
the Seven Sisters around the Big Bear and the moon looked kindly down. To say that I
was nervous would have been an overexaggeration. Though unarmed and on foot, I
was happy, at ease, and comfortably drunk.

The herd of javelinas was aware of my presence. The mind of a wild pig is
unpredictable. These couldn't make up their minds whether to run or stay. After a
while, since I made no move, they stayed. I could see them plain in the bright
moonshine: parody pigs with oversized heads and undersized hams; each one bristly
as a wire brush. They trotted from bush to bush and cactus to cactus, anxious restive
fellows, all fits and starts, busy, busy, busy. I was accepted, but not welcome; they
hoped I wouldn't stay. As I watched, I heard the sound of their vigorous jaws at work-
-a crunching of jojoba nuts, the munching of prickly pear. In all nature there's no
sound more pleasing than a hungry animal at its feed.

Ask any cattleman or farmboy.
Down by Aravaipa Creek I heard the barking of a fox. An owl called. Everybody out
shopping for supper. There was a good strong odor in the air, the rank and racy musk
of half-alarmed javelinas. I like that smell, just as I enjoy the smell (at a comfortable
distance) of skunk out looking for trouble. Associations: the wild tang of skunk brings
back October nights, raccoons and baying hounds, the big woods and foggy hills of
Old Pennsylvania. That smell means Arizona too; a border wolf, a desert bighorn, a
mountain lion crouched on a ledge above the deer path in the chapparal.

Good smells, good things, important, hard to find on Speedway in Tucson or Central
Avenue up in Phoenix.

Now and then one of the larger javelinas, suffering from curiosity, would come close
to me, sniff, advance, and retreat, trying to figure out exactly what this thing is that
stands there like a bush that breathes but smells like Jim Beam, moves a little.
Suspicious; from time to time, a ripple of panic passed through the herd like a wave
through water. They knew something was wrong, but didn't know what. One minute
they're on the point of exploding in all directions, pig fashion. A minute later they
forget the danger, start feeding again.

Then what happened? An angel came down from the stars in a long white robe to give
us a lecture on the meaning of Christmas? No. I'll admit I have a weakness for simple
fact, even if it spoils the story. Maybe that's the main difference between a serious
literary artist like me and one of your ordinary sports columnists, say, who writes for
the newspaper. But I don't want to make any harsh judgments here; this is supposed to
be the season of goodwill toward people. Sports columnists too. And wild pigs.
As my hero Ebeneezer says, if the spirit of Christmas is more than humbug then we're
obliged to extend it to all creatures great and small including men, women, children,
foreigners, Mexicans, coyotes, scorpions Gila monsters, snakes, centipedes,
millipedes, termites and the wild pigs of the Arizona desert. That's the reason the
Arizona Game and Fish Department puts off javelina season until January. Out of a
decent respect for that annual outburst of love and goodwill we call Christmas.

As for the herd of javelinas snorting around me, the truth is, nothing much of anything
happened. In fact, I got bored first, tired of simulating a saguaro cactus. I picked up a
couple of rocks, in case one of those husky beasts with the tusks came at me, and
tiptoed off through the prickly pear. I did not wish to disturb my friends, but they took
alarm anyway, erupting in various directions. Would take them an hour to reassemble.
None charged me. Despite many meetings with javelinas, I have yet to come eyeball
to eyeball with one. Even though I've charged them a few times, out of meanness, just
to see them run.

If I were good and hungry, would I eat a javelina? Yes. I'd roast its head in a pit of
mesquite coals and scramble my eggs with its brains. I have no quarrel with any man
who kills one of God's creatures in order to feed his women and children and old
folks. Nothing could be more right and honorable, when the need is really there. I
believe humanity made a serious mistake when our ancestors gave up the hunting and
gathering life for agriculture and towns. That's when they invented the slave, the serf,
the master, the commissar, the bureaucrat, the capitalist, and the five-star general.

Wasn't it farming made a murderer of Cain? Nothing but trouble and grief ever since,
with a few comforts thrown here and there, now and then, like bourbon and ice cubes
and free beer on the Fourth of July, mainly to stretch out the misery.

Sermons aside, the javelinas and I parted company that moonlight night with no hard
feelings, I hope, on either part. They had the whole east slope of Brandenburg
Mountain to ramble over, and I had my cabin to crawl back into, where I keep my
bearskin and this neurotic typewriter with a mind of its own. Christmas or no
Christmas, it does my chilly Calvinist heart a lot of good to know those javelinas are
still out there in the brush, pursuing happiness in their ancient piglike manner. What
would Arizona be without a Game and Fish Department? Without a Sportsmen's
Association? Hard to say. I wonder. But what would Arizona be without wild pigs?

Why, no wonder at all. Arizona would be another poor, puny, poverty-struck antheap
like California, not fit for man or his dog.

Happy Christmas, brothers and sisters.
Long live the weeds and the wilderness.
Merry New Year, pigs!

subzali
01-26-2016, 10:09 AM
Monthly update:

Read In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (http://www.amazon.com/Defense-Food-Eaters-Manifesto/dp/0143114964/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451342601&sr=8-1&keywords=in+defense+of+food) by Michael Pollan. This has been an interesting read about the rise of nutritionism in our society and its possible detrimental effects. I think it will definitely keep me aware of the way we frame ideas related to food, as in referring to the nutrient content rather than to the idea of the food as a whole complete package, and by so doing miss out on some very important aspects of our food. I intended to read another one of his books, but this was available on audiobook so I gave it a shot to start getting the gist of his argument(s). These 7 words, containing 3 rules, summarize the book. "Eat food. Not too much, mostly plants."

Started 100 Smart Choices: Easy Ideas for Living Healthier and Happier (http://www.amazon.com/100-Smart-Choices-Healthier-Happier/dp/160529750X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451342651&sr=8-1&keywords=100+healthy+choices) by OptumHealth. Not sure why I started this, I guess I got it from my health insurance provider or something and thought it could give some ideas to start each day while I wait for the shower to warm up. It's motherhood and apple pie though, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

Read Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (http://www.amazon.com/Freakonomics-Economist-Explores-Hidden-Everything/dp/0060731338/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452891999&sr=1-1&keywords=freakonomics) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. An interesting book, self-admitting that it has no unifying theme except to ask uncommon questions and wade through the data to find the answers. An interesting discussion on the economic and social impacts of Roe v. Wade, and also a lengthy section at the end that was interesting that dealt with the impacts parents have on their children through the ways they act as well as how they name their offspring.

Started Strengths Finder 2.0 (http://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath/dp/159562015X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453824551&sr=1-1&keywords=strengths+finder+2.0) by Tom Rath.

Also read No Easy Day: The First Hand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (http://www.amazon.com/No-Easy-Day-Firsthand-Account/dp/0451468740/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453824352&sr=8-1&keywords=no+easy+day) by Mark Owen. Loved it. No explanation necessary.

bh4rnnr
01-26-2016, 11:15 AM
Currently working my way through:

The Man Who Moved a Mountain (http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Who-Moved-Mountain/dp/080061237X)

A great read so far.

BILLY THE KID: The Endless Ride (http://www.amazon.com/Billy-Kid-The-Endless-Ride/dp/039333063X)

LAMY OF SANTA FE: A Biography. (http://www.amazon.com/Lamy-Santa-Fe-Paul-Horgan/dp/0819565326)

Recently finished:

WYOMING: A Guide to Historic Sites (http://www.amazon.com/Wyoming-A-guide-historic-sites/dp/0891000003)

1356 (http://www.amazon.com/1356-A-Novel-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0061969710)

Awesome read. Scared to get the others in the series as i'd probably get nothing done.

TRIGGERNOMETRY: A Gallery of Gunfighters (http://www.amazon.com/Triggernometry-Gallery-Gunfighters-Eugene-Cunningham/dp/0806128372)

Interesting read. A little bland at times though....


:beer::beer:

subzali
02-26-2016, 02:51 PM
Another month, a little slower this time. Maybe I'm forgetting something though. I've been trying to finish a couple that have languished so maybe I'll get caught up again this month.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It (http://www.amazon.com/E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453824463&sr=8-1&keywords=e+myth) by Michael E. Gerber. I thought this book is great on its coverage of small businesses, have floated it around to a few people I know and none yet have heard of it.

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood (http://www.amazon.com/Stepping-Up-Call-Courageous-Manhood/dp/1602002312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456435664&sr=8-1&keywords=stepping+up+dennis+rainey) by Dennis Rainey. Started a men's small group at church and this is the book/series we're covering.

Edge of Eternity (http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Eternity-Three-Century-Trilogy/dp/0451474015/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456435718&sr=8-1&keywords=edge+of+eternity) by Ken Follet. Turns out I should have read Fall of Giants (http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Giants-Book-Century-Trilogy/dp/0451232852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456435793&sr=8-1&keywords=fall+of+giants) first and Winter of the World (http://www.amazon.com/Winter-World-Book-Century-Trilogy/dp/0451468228/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456435820&sr=8-1&keywords=winter+of+the+world) second, but oh well. The book stands on its own. It's a historical fiction piece that covers approximately 1961 to 1989

Hulk
03-06-2016, 06:03 PM
Just finished this: Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0306818795)

It's essentially the authorized history of the band. Both Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson talked to the author extensively during the 5 years he spent writing it. The Replacements has been at the top of my favorite band list for a couple of decades, so I highly anticipated this book. What I learned:


While they always had a reputation for drinking, I didn't realize how much. They were serious alcoholics that were lucky enough to be good musicians.

They sabotaged their own success and the efforts of the people surrounding them. They were jerks, especially Paul Westerberg.

It's not a sad story about a band that deserved more recognition than they received. They got what they deserved.

I think I'd like their music less if I ever met Paul and Tommy. I'm glad that I haven't.

If you're a fan of the band, it's worth reading. If you're not a fan, don't bother. It will just piss you off.

MDH33
03-06-2016, 08:01 PM
Just finished "House of Rain" by Craig Childs and "Finding Everett Ruess" by David Roberts.

Yeah, I'm missing the Desert!https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-wbLm8ZH/0/O/i-wbLm8ZH.gif
Also just finished all three "Walking Dead" Compendiums. Yeah, I'm bored in Iowa... https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-qSNmbkT/0/O/i-qSNmbkT.gif

bh4rnnr
03-06-2016, 08:31 PM
Just finished "House of Rain" by Craig Childs and "Finding Everett Ruess" by David Roberts.

Yeah, I'm missing the Desert!https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-wbLm8ZH/0/O/i-wbLm8ZH.gif
Also just finished all three "Walking Dead" Compendiums. Yeah, I'm bored in Iowa... https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-qSNmbkT/0/O/i-qSNmbkT.gif

Yes on House of Rain! And about time!! Next, you should read Secret Knowledge of Water.

:beer::beer:

subzali
03-28-2016, 02:12 PM
Another month has gone by already!?

How Not to be Wrong (http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Wrong-Mathematical-Ellenberg/dp/B00NICCOD8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452897450&sr=8-2&keywords=how+not+to+be+wrong) by Jordan Ellenberg. Or, a mathematician's take on the world. Still not really sure how to rate this one. Some put it in the top 100 books, but I don't see how it's practical unless you either a) are a mathematician or b) have algorithms close at hand but think like a mathematician. Or an economist. Which isn't a bad thing. For a book with a simple sounding title, the methods are not so simple.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (http://www.amazon.com/Bonhoeffer-Pastor-Martyr-Prophet-Spy/dp/1595552464/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457985232&sr=1-1&keywords=bonhoeffer) by Eric Metaxas. Really liking this. Pre- and mid-WW2 Germany, the plots to overthrow/assassinate Adolf Hitler, and a man who was very influential on the thinking of the Christian church in the 20th century.

Managing Oneself (http://www.amazon.com/Managing-Oneself-Harvard-Business-Classics/dp/142212312X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457985386&sr=1-1&keywords=managing+oneself) by Peter Drucker. For $7.86 on Amazon, buy this book and read it. It will take less than an hour.

Need a copy of Evolutionary Psychology by David Buss and/or The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, if anyone has one lying around. I know the library has The Selfish Gene.

subzali
04-25-2016, 01:14 PM
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (http://www.amazon.com/American-Gun-History-U-S-Firearms/dp/0062242725/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459887015&sr=8-1&keywords=american+gun) by Chris Kyle. Loved it.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Similar to Blink, it has some great observations on human trends.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (http://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Point-Little-Things-Difference/dp/0316346624/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459891679&sr=8-1&keywords=tipping+point) by Malcolm Gladwell. Now I can keep up with Bruce and Marco!

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Horowitz-Anthony-Mulholland-Hardcover/dp/B00DWYRNLK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460992554&sr=8-2&keywords=house+of+silk) by Anthony Horowitz. The reading of the audiobook was fantastic, but the story was pretty dark. I guess the Hound of the Baskervilles was too innocent for this author?

Winesburg, Ohio (http://www.amazon.com/Winesburg-Ohio-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486282694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461608000&sr=1-1&keywords=winesburg+ohio) by Sherwood Anderson. I have no idea how this got on my reading list, but it was available as an audio book so I gave it a shot. It's like a book I would have read in high school English, not my favorite. Written in 3rd person omniscient perspective, and being classified as a "modern short story cycle," definitely not my favorite. In fact it felt very similar to a book I did read in high school, As I Lay Dying (http://www.amazon.com/As-Lay-Dying-Book-Club/dp/B002CKYN8G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461611162&sr=8-2&keywords=as+i+lay+dying") by William Faulkner. Bleh.

subzali
05-26-2016, 11:32 AM
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century (http://www.amazon.com/World-Flat-Updated-Expanded-Twenty-first/dp/0374292795/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461610910&sr=1-3&keywords=the+world+is+flat) by Thomas Friedman. Loved the first half of this book, very eye opening. The second half, he gets a little longwinded and pontificates some.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes I (http://www.amazon.com/Casebook-Sherlock-Holmes-Arthur-Conan/dp/1511617721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463770248&sr=8-1&keywords=casebook+of+sherlock+holmes) by Arthur Conan Doyle. Loved it.

Started The Last Oracle (Sigma Force) (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Oracle-Sigma-Force/dp/0062018019/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463770308&sr=8-1&keywords=the+last+oracle) by James Rollins which is a novel similar to The Sixth Extinction that I read a while back, but then I decided I shouldn't waste my time. Too many books to read and between Overdrive and Hoopla they are all mostly available so I need to get crackin'.

I then got hold of a suggested reading list from a school we are considering sending my daughter to. I figured I would read some of the books on the list to try to get a head start. Looking back, I wish my parents had read some of the books I read going through middle and high school, so as to better relate, but at this point all I can offer is to do that for my little girl(s).

The first one I found on Hoopla is:
Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave (https://www.amazon.com/Narrative-Sojourner-Truth-Northern-Slave-ebook/dp/B00SU7KFJ6?ie=UTF8&keywords=narrative%20of%20isabella%20slave&qid=1463770592&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1) by Olive Gilbert. Eye opening first hand account of slavery life.

Books I can remember reading in middle/high school: I wouldn't say these are all classics, but they were obviously the more memorable of the books that I read:
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Odyssey by Homer
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits) by Isabel Allende
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

subzali
06-21-2016, 02:24 PM
After slogging through The World is Flat I toned it back a bit this month:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (http://www.amazon.com/Connecticut-Yankee-Arthurs-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486415910?ie=UTF8&keywords=connecticut%20yankee%20in%20king%20arthur%27s%20court&qid=1464280298&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1) by Mark Twain. This is from the school reading list. This was a pretty fun and humorous novel about a 19th century inventor/engineer "time traveling" back to ancient England and hanging out with King Arthur.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II (http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Sherlock-Holmes-II/dp/B0000546Z6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1464965567&sr=8-6&keywords=the+adventures+of+sherlock+holmes+II) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: Three Tales of Avarice (http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-3-Tales-Avarice/dp/1572701765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464965618&sr=8-1&keywords=sherlock+holmes+three+tales+of+avarice) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? (http://www.amazon.com/Icarus-Deception-How-High-Will/dp/1591846072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464965650&sr=8-1&keywords=icarus+deception) by Seth Godin. I really liked this one, though it is somewhat of a chastisement for me. Lots of good things to think about, how we are in a connection society and moving out of an industrial society, and how our art is the meaningful contribution we can make to strengthen our position in that society. A different way of thinking for me.

The Sign of Four (https://www.amazon.com/Sign-Four-Arthur-Conan-Doyle/dp/1533691045/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466536447&sr=8-1&keywords=sign+of+the+four) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A whole different tack... I love service manuals because as we all know, the earn as you learn plan can get expensive and the parts you just broke may be made of unobtainium.

Here are some EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING user/service manuals I've come across lately in my education!!!

-For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women . http://www.amazon.com/Men-Only-Straightforward-Guide-Inner/dp/B0035G04Q6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311862287&sr=1-1 Written by a man, to men, in collaboration with his wife. Fiancee concurs he gets it. He has a way of unraveling the spaghetti GPS tracks in a woman's inner life that makes a whole lot of sense to men. And how we get ourselves in a world of hurt trying to do what we think is the common sense right thing. Demystifying and very helpful...

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women (https://www.amazon.com/Men-Only-Revised-Updated-Straightforward/dp/1601424450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466536572&sr=8-1&keywords=for+men+only) by Shaunti Feldhan and Jeff Feldhan. Great book if you men want to get to know the woman in your life a little bit better. There is a companion book written for women to get to know the men in their life better, so the two books make a great couples read.

The Pale Horseman (https://www.amazon.com/Pale-Horseman-Saxon-Chronicles/dp/0061144835/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466537627&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pale+horseman) by Bernard Cornwell. This is #2 of the Saxon Chronicles Series. Novels about ancient England.

July 2016:

The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (https://www.amazon.com/Case-Faith-Journalist-Investigates-Christianity/dp/0310339294/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466536815&sr=8-1&keywords=case+for+faith) by Lee Strobel. Still have to finish this one.

Moby Dick (https://www.amazon.com/Moby-Wordsworth-Classics-Herman-Melville/dp/1853260088/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466536758&sr=8-1&keywords=moby+dick) by Herman Melville. Couldn't keep this one up in book form, had to finish it in audiobook form. Really enjoyable though, once the whaling part of the story was underway. Too bad the TV miniseries with Patrick Stewart kind of botched up the ending (in my opinion).

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (https://www.amazon.com/Love-Languages-Children-Secret-Effectively/dp/0802412858/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469729783&sr=1-7&keywords=five+love+languages"The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively[/url] by Gary Chapman. Amazing book, especially for those with kids! And for those that do or don't, the original Love Languages book is a must-read!

...Currently, i'm reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephene E. Ambrose. A tale of Lewis and Clark and the opening of the west.[/QUOTE]

I loved this one, it was epic!

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (https://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Courage-Meriwether-Jefferson-American/dp/0684826976/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469730149&sr=1-1&keywords=undaunted+courage) by Stephen Ambrose. A good recounting of the Lewis and Clark expedition, though surprisingly light on some details like Sacajawea's impact on the party.

August 2016:
The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Towards God (https://www.amazon.com/Case-Creator-Journalist-Investigates-Scientific/dp/B000FC2KEC/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469730256&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=case+for+creater#navbar) by Lee Strobel. Very well authored and narrated; I'm looking forward to it.

Enemy of God (https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-God-Arthur-Books-2/dp/0312187149/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469730003&sr=1-5&keywords=winter+king) by Bernard Cornwell. #2 in the Warlord Series about Arthur.

Excalibur (https://www.amazon.com/Excalibur-Warlord-Chronicles-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0312206488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317051&sr=1-1&keywords=excalibur+bernard+cornwell) by Bernard Cornwell. #3 in the Warlord Series about Arthur.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (https://www.amazon.com/000-Leagues-Under-Wordsworth-Classics/dp/1853260312/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317082&sr=1-1&keywords=20+000+leagues+under+the+sea+book) by Jules Verne. A classic, obviously, but I've never read it yet. Enjoyable.

Micro (https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Crichton-Michael-Preston-Hardcover/dp/B00POF4MUA/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317124&sr=1-2&keywords=micro+michael+crichton) by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. I think I need to stop reading, or at least listening, to Michael Crichton novels. A little too much suspense for me, especially when listening on audio book and there is no natural break in the action as chapter books have.

For Married Men Only: Three Principles for Loving Your Wife (https://www.amazon.com/Married-Men-Only-Principles-Loving/dp/0802443826/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317203&sr=1-1&keywords=for+married+men+only) by Tony Evans. This one was a little hard to take, and I'm not sure I agree with all of his views on things, but definitely some good stuff to think about.

September 2016:

Einstein: His Life and Universe (https://www.amazon.com/Einstein-Universe-Walter-Isaacson-April/dp/B00D81YAKY/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317289&sr=1-2&keywords=einstein+walter+isaacson) by Walter Isaacson. Never knew much about this icon of modern physics, so this was very enjoyable. Interesting colored personal life and really interesting to me that we worked out some of his best theories while working in the patent office, and not in some academic research setting.

A Study in Scarlet (https://www.amazon.com/Study-Scarlet-Wisehouse-Classics-Illustrations/dp/917637243X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317790&sr=1-2&keywords=a+study+in+scarlet) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first of the Sherlock Holmes novels, I really wish I had landed upon this one first as it would have explained so much that I had to infer from later books. However, S.A.C.D. does a good job of repeating necessary details in his books so the reader never misses out on anything important. Definitely recommend it - all Sherlock Holmes by S.A.C.D. are good.

White Fang (https://www.amazon.com/White-Fang-Wisehouse-Classics-illustrations/dp/9176372030/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317438&sr=1-2&keywords=white+fang) by Jack London. Again a classic, though again not sure I ever before read it. I think we read [u]Call of the Wild in school. I'm not sure if the wolf attack depicted at the beginning of the book is historically factual - I looked into wolf attacks and they appear to be quite rare in actual history, at least in North America.

The Time Machine (https://www.amazon.com/Time-Machine-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486284727/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317702&sr=1-1&keywords=the+time+machine) by H. G. Wells. I don't think I've ever read this classic before either.

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire (https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-People-Have-More-Daughters/dp/0399534539/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474317925&sr=1-1&keywords=why+beautiful+people+have+more+daughters) by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa. An evolutionary psychologists' perspective on the nature of people. This book challenges my worldview a bit but it's good for awareness and reflection. Something that helps is that at the beginning they state that they will not make the mistakes of making naturalistic or moralistic fallacies, which is definitely good in a lot of ways. It seems this field of study is somewhat young, so there is quite a bit of development going on. Very interesting reading though.

October 2016:

An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth (https://www.amazon.com/Gandhi-Autobiography-Story-Experiments-Truth/dp/0807059099/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478098449&sr=1-1&keywords=autobiography+experiments+with+truth) by Mohandas Gandhi

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi (https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478098374&sr=1-1&keywords=13+hours) by Mitchell Zuckoff

Our Oriental Heritage (Book 1 of 11 in the Story of Civilization Series) (https://www.amazon.com/Our-Oriental-Heritage-Story-Civilization/dp/1567310125/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478098543&sr=1-2&keywords=our+oriental+heritage) by Will Durant

November 2016

How To Write a Great Business Plan (https://www.amazon.com/Write-Business-Harvard-Review-Classics/dp/1422121429/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478098640&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+write+a+great+business+plan) by William A. Sahlman

The Richest Man in Babylon (https://www.amazon.com/Richest-Man-Babylon-George-Clason/dp/0451205367/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478098677&sr=1-1&keywords=the+richest+man+in+babylon) by George S. Clason