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Old 01-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #21
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I don't think I know anyone over the age of 6 that goes to the library....

I've been exposed. I'm only 5*.





The kids and I hit the library a few times a month.
I used to live Ĺ block from it. We would stop in a couple times a week.




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Old 01-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #22
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"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" - Mary Roach

Very well written book with lots of interesting tidbits about what goes on with your body after you're done with it.
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Someone bought this for me years ago. Canít find it. I never read it unfortunately lol


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Finishing Valley Forge - excellent

12 rules for life

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Grit Angela Ducksworth

Nail Your Numbers David Gerstel

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Blood meridian Coemac McCarthy

Harry Potter (with oldest kid)

Velveteen Rabbit (youngest kid)

Recent reads and ones I'd recommend. BM not for the faint of heart for sure though
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I don't think I know anyone over the age of 6 that goes to the library.

Ok, I do. But not many.

That book should be pretty good on audible. Hmm... I have a handful of credits. That may be today's work book.
I love libraries and museums. I was a member of tbe Franklin Institute in Philly back when they still had a library.
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Haven't been in a library since CC, got a text book there and saved the money

Haven't been in a book store in a long time

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Haven't been in a library since CC, got a text book there and saved the money

Haven't been in a book store in a long time

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We have a local bookstore in downtown Sarasota that has been there forever. It's one of the things I like about all the hippies here. They do support things like that. We don't go near as often as we should but their public offerings got a little strange and as much as we want to support the community, that **** is just kinda weird.

Look up Ringling University if you wonder what I'm talking about.
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Bookstores aren't such a big deal to me, I'd just as soon i nternet order.
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My wife volunteers at our local library. She said quite a few people use it.

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Finishing Valley Forge - excellent

12 rules for life

Anti Fragile

Grit Angela Ducksworth

Nail Your Numbers David Gerstel

The effective Executive Peter Drucker

Blood meridian Coemac McCarthy

Harry Potter (with oldest kid)

Velveteen Rabbit (youngest kid)

Recent reads and ones I'd recommend. BM not for the faint of heart for sure though

I bet you are lying......I bet you don't read to the kids...we know now what you like.....
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BTW, I am currently reading https://www.amazon.com/Clancy-Oath-O...rds=tom+clancy
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I forgot - Undaunted Courage. Very detailed book on Lewis and Clark, their planning and expedition and president Thomas Jefferson's invovmenr. Read this summer.

Between that and Valley Forge, your stomach will twist thinking about how few men we are producing of that caliber that was fairly common back then. Educated, intelligent, resourceful, competent in all the ways a man should be. Could properly write a letter with all the right grammar and vocabulary, basic engineering, follow orders, command man, build a farm, plan an offensive, pitch woo, chop your face off with a tomahawk in hand-to-hand combat ect... laughing:

George Washington was a lieutenant colonel when he was 21 leading troops against the French for the British. Most people think it is an accomplishment if their kids are out of the house at 21 now and have a gainful job. Lol
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I forgot - Undaunted Courage. Very detailed book on Lewis and Clark, their planning and expedition and president Thomas Jefferson's invovmenr. Read this summer.

Between that and Valley Forge, your stomach will twist thinking about how few men we are producing of that caliber that was fairly common back then. Educated, intelligent, resourceful, competent in all the ways a man should be. Could properly write a letter with all the right grammar and vocabulary, basic engineering, follow orders, command man, build a farm, plan an offensive, pitch woo, chop your face off with a tomahawk in hand-to-hand combat ect... laughing:

George Washington was a lieutenant colonel when he was 21 leading troops against the French for the British. Most people think it is an accomplishment if their kids are out of the house at 21 now and have a gainful job. Lol


Undaunted Courage....

One of my all time favorites.

Iíve given away at least 10 copies to my guys.
I consider almost required reading.


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Listening to Roger Daltrey on Audible. It is great. He is doing the narration. It's funny stuff.

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Listening to Roger Daltrey on Audible. It is great. He is doing the narration. It's funny stuff.
That's the way I'm hearing it in my head as I read.

It is some funny stuff.
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That's the way I'm hearing it in my head as I read.

It is some funny stuff.
The best part is he laughs at the stuff as he reads it.

Anybody else do Audible? It is a bit of a rip off as far as price, but once you find the right books it is a good ride.

The other one I'd reccomend is Anthony Bordain's first book. Kitchen Confidential:Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He narrates that one and it is good as well.



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The best part is he laughs at the stuff as he reads it.

Anybody else do Audible? It is a bit of a rip off as far as price, but once you find the right books it is a good ride.

The other one I'd reccomend is Anthony Bordain's first book. Kitchen Confidential:Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He narrates that one and it is good as well.



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I love going to the library. I still prefer to hold an actual book while reading it.

Fiction: Anything by Jim Harrison. "True North" is my favorite so far.
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.

Non-Fiction: "No True Glory" by Bing West. It's a frontline account of the battle for Fallujah.
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Anyone have feedback on this?

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12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson, havenít actually read it yet , wife got it for me for Christmas
That's a great book! His older one, Maps of Meaning is one of my favorites.

My other favorite sort of psychology book is Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson. It's got a really intuitive model for motivation in it.
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