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  2. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I like picture books!
     
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    Steal This Book
     
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    I absolutely Loved The Tipping Point!

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    If you liked The Tipping point then you should give Good to Great a try.
     
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    Hey! Thanks for the recommendations!! (the reason why I made this thread)
     
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    James Galvin's The Meadow
    William Carlos Williams, In the American Grain
     
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    Apparently, I don't read much because the last three books I cracked were made into movies.
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Interesting- a little heavy on the philosophy at times (even though I enjoy it), but overall he makes some great points.



    And then, probably my favorite book ever. I'm not a climber, and this book solidifies that, but what an awesome book!
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I like Dr. Seuss. :homer:
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I've always been curious if he is considered to be a good mechanic.

    If you are extremely selective about your customers, naturally you will be thought of highly.

    I think most repair shops take anyone they can, within reason, and naturally the feedback can be mixed.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    It's obvious then; your brain has more class and culture than mine.

     
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    Definitely a strange book, but I couldn't put it down. Probably my favorite book at the moment, though I haven't read very many books...
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Dude... Spongebob has more class and culture than you.

    :monkey:
     
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    Spongebob kicks ass, c'mon!
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    These are, graphically speaking, a couple of beautiful books with some progressive CSS3 concepts. Some webdesign books are so poorly layed out, they not only appear to have been designed by a squirrel on crack with ADD, but are almost unreadable and certainly not worth the average high price of computer books. Both the following two design books far exceed the norm in both layout and concept.



     
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  17. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Those of you that liked The Road should Read McCarthy's Blood Meridian, Holy ****.



     
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    The last book I read was the page proofs of the book I wrote. No cover yet, but it is called The Poetics of Fear: A Human Response to Human Security. Set for a May release. Go buy one.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    read no short cut to the top, another mountaineering book, ed viesturs is a bad ass mofo!
     
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    Brilliant


    Good

    ...and currently a spy thriller to read to pass time, of which I can't remember the name it is so unremarkable.
     
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    I dont know how to read....


    but I did buy krakauers book on tillman
     
  23. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Most of the books I read are technical / informational. I love reading for pleasure but I don't have time for it lately.

    The last 3 books were an obscure german book about roman footwear, Techniques Of Medieval Armour Reproduction ("The TOMAR" in armouring circles), and Stepping Through Time which is about medieval footwear.
     
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    Currently reading Outliers. So far it seems typically Gladwellian: interesting ideas are supported by somewhat over-represented/sold evidence.
     
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    I've been reading quite a few books lately. I still have an entire huge stack to go through, but the one I'm reading at the moment is a really good story from Dean Koontz - one of my favorite authors :D

     
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    If I give them $3 million will they keep her?
     
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    I used to be vociferous when I was a kid and we didn't have a TV.

    Bad habits these days although I did go to a museum the other day and bought this. Fascinatinating so far.


    And it was a little while ago but if you ever get your hands on this one you will piss yourself laughing.
     
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    Reading Faust: A Tragedy by Goethe

    Listening to Bluebeard: A Novel by Vonnegut
     
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    Ive always got about 3 or 4 books going at at time. My kids and I wear Mr. Mikes used books out!!! Here's a couple of what I'm into...







    I have 4 or 5 more I haven't even looked beyond the cover, all virtually brand new and all came for our local Goodwill store for about a buck each.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I mostly read fluff to pass the time when I'm not reading technical books. The last I read were:



    Thoroughly disturbing look at America's downward spiral in terms of what we value in our news and our politics. Sums up most of my beefs with the republican party.



    (thanks jonKranked!) A pretty entertaining look at a few crazy birdwatchers and their inevitable interactions as they independently pursue spotting a record number of birds in one year. Really has little to do with the birds or birdwatching itself.



    Not my favorite book by him but I've read everything else. Hiaasen is hilarious.
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    I saw that in the shop when I was back home last week. Good title.
     
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    First King book I ever read...8th grade. I've since read/owned almost every book he has written including all of the Bachman books. :thumb:
     
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    The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Freakonomics, Hot House Orchid, and currently Three Cups of Tea. I don't have the patience or the skills to put up the pretty book covers.;)
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I don't think this word means what you think it means... :p
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    No, he was serious. He used to shout passages from his novels.

    IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES! IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES!
     
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    if you really liked into thin air, id recommend Touching the Void as well.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power.

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  40. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I read all the time...I'm actually in 2 book clubs! Just finished The Tender Bar - a memoir about a boy he basically grows up in a bar.