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Offline kp

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 08:55:00 AM »
  What's everyone reading these days?

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 08:58:00 AM »
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 08:14:52 AM »
I’d like to share my experiences with my Kindle. Before purchasing my Kindle, I called Target and asked if their liberal return policy extended to Kindles. Meaning, if I just didn’t enjoy reading on it, could I return it? They said I could, so I went ahead and bought one. (FWIW, Amazon has a very liberal return policy as well).

As someone who enjoys all of the nuances of reading, I honestly didn’t want to like reading on a Kindle. I was curious but I didn’t want to like it. I love all of the aesthetics that come with reading. I love the feel of a book, the smell of the pages, how they look on a shelf …… I was a bibliophile.
There also was a bit of “bragging rights” associated with having walls full of books. But as I’ve gotten older, that carries less meaning for me. Plus, you just have to pack and move all those books too, ha.

Well, I love my Kindle. The instant gratification of hearing an author on public radio being interviewed then being able to connect instantly and download it is fun.

Books I’ve read in the last several months are:
NonFiction:
The Third Reich at War, Richard Evans
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of a Stripper, Diablo Cody
Unbroken: A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45, Max Hastings
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

Fiction:
Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell
Tomato Red, Daniel Woodrell
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
Next: A Novel, James Hynes
The Road & No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
The Girl With the Dragan Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (Man, this book is overrated.)
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey (complete crap)

Your mileage may vary.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »
I just finished Hostage Nation. Very interesting book about the 3 downed American flyers in the Columbian jungle and their 5 years of captivity. There are 3 authors who collaborated on this book. One had access to the FARC guerrilla army so the reader can get both sides of the downing, capture and amazing rescue.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012, 09:49:26 PM »
I’d like to share my experiences with my Kindle. Before purchasing my Kindle, I called Target and asked if their liberal return policy extended to Kindles. Meaning, if I just didn’t enjoy reading on it, could I return it? They said I could, so I went ahead and bought one. (FWIW, Amazon has a very liberal return policy as well).

As someone who enjoys all of the nuances of reading, I honestly didn’t want to like reading on a Kindle. I was curious but I didn’t want to like it. I love all of the aesthetics that come with reading. I love the feel of a book, the smell of the pages, how they look on a shelf …… I was a bibliophile.
There also was a bit of “bragging rights” associated with having walls full of books. But as I’ve gotten older, that carries less meaning for me. Plus, you just have to pack and move all those books too, ha.

Well, I love my Kindle. The instant gratification of hearing an author on public radio being interviewed then being able to connect instantly and download it is fun.

That's all great info Greg!!  I used to be more into reading when I was younger but as I've gotten older it's trailed off.

In fact there are more books on my "to read" list than there are ones I've actually made it thru!!  LOL

Maybe a Kindle is just the ticket for getting back into it.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2012, 12:32:18 PM »
Just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain.  It was pretty light reading and easy to get through in a few days.  It's told from a dog's perspective which was pretty amusing, definitely worth the read.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2012, 09:42:29 PM »
That book Shades of Grey has been getting a lot of attention, even guys like it  :o


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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2012, 08:25:07 AM »
I'd probably start reading the "Game of Thrones" series, if I thought the author would finish the series before he dies...HURRY UP. 
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 12:55:17 AM »
I'd probably start reading the "Game of Thrones" series, if I thought the author would finish the series before he dies...HURRY UP. 

awesome series!

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2012, 10:22:21 PM »
Shades of Grey is a bunch of commercialized bullshit mommy porn.  The Hunger Games series is thought-provoking, especially considering they're YA.  I'm waiting on the Game of Thrones books to borrow from a friend; heard nothing but good about them.   

Greg; I'm with you on the kindle. I love being able to burn through books almost anywhere without lugging a 300+ page tome everywhere.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2012, 10:58:47 PM »
Green Eggs and Ham, it rocks!

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2012, 06:41:44 PM »
tom brokaw the greatest generation was a GREAT read. It's not entirely about the  war, most about what was happening back in the U.S. during the war. I am not a reader at all and could not put it down. Read it cover to cover in less than a day.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2012, 09:06:55 AM »
freakonmics...........give that a whirl.  older book but interesting to pick up every now and then. 

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »
A few non-fiction books for the coming motorcycle off season, both motorcycle themed:

Ghost Rider (Neil Peart)
Under and Alone (William Queen)
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2013, 03:14:08 PM »
Looking for a good book? Try this one.

Dakota Dawn
by Gregory Michno
published in 2011

This is the most detailed account of the 1862 war in Minnesota.
The book covers only the first week of the war. It takes a more
or less neutral position. It goes into extreme detail about the
fighting. The maps are extremely detailed. Dozens of individual
cabins are shown throughtout the region of hostilities. This book
isn't for the squeamish. It goes into graphic detail about the many
atrocities. Example: "The sight of an unborn child nailed to a tree..."
Check this book out if you read history or you live in the area of
conflict. You won't be disappointed