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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. znapschatz

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    Amazing thing when I re-read the Sherlock Holmes stories after a decade or more from the first time, they were as fresh and charming as the first time. None of the movies or TV productions quite captured that atmosphere of Victorian era sensibilities, although some came close.
     
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  2. mizedog

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    I skip around between genres, and throw in some audio books that the kids can listen to on road trips.
    Gotta love the Overdrive app through the Pikes Peak library. ..
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  3. Outbound

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    Just read The Wealthy Barber Returns. Highly recommended reading for Canadians interested in personal finance, along with it's prequel The Wealthy Barber. Many of the principles would be suitable no matter what country you live in though.

    Currently deciding on what books to read next. I'm tempted to order A History of The English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill and give that a try. Either that or I'll switch over to some light reading for awhile.

    My audio book on the go right now is The Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler, a novel from the Orgeon files. Can you tell I'm a Cussler fan?? :D
     
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  5. ArkansasFan30

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    I'm reading a variety of free samples from Amazon Kindle:
    -Spanish for Dummies
    -French for Dummies
    -some close protection bodyguard book (poorly written I might add),

    and still plodding through Starting Strength Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe. Don't get me wrong, it's a good book.
     
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  6. Froley

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    Daniel Silva's "Black Widow". Fun escapism !

    Machavelli "The Prince". Appropriate for these times under Trump.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  9. The Republic, Plato... my first venture into the Greek Classics and I can't put it down.
     
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    I have that on the shelf, part of 50 world Classics or something. one day.
     
  11. WillAdams

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    Yeah, one of the things which I've been meaning to do is to do a reading of biographies and (translated where necessary) books from history in chronological order --- reading biographies of all the U.S. Presidents in order of their terms helped me a lot w/ my awareness of American history --- always regretted that my wife quit working nights shortly thereafter and I stopped reading to the children.
     
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    "Never split the Difference " by Chris Voss
     
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    physics textbook.
     
  14. That's an amazing achievement, to have read all those biographies... and to have an insight into such great minds. I hope I have the opportunity some day. I like that reading helps me relax, but sometimes I wish the information could just be uploaded to my brain, like they do in the Matrix. It would save so much time, especially if I ever get round to learning Mandarin.
     
  15. WillAdams

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    Mostly they were juvenile biographies, since I was reading them to the kids --- need to find time to sort out all the books I need to read chronologically and then just get started. I have been grabbing various historical texts from librivox.com
     
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    Murder Machine.
     
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    The Iran Iraq war by Pierre Rasoux
     
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    I have just started on Sherlock Holmes.

    After that I will be looking for a copy of 1984.
     
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