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Offline msj

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What are you reading?
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:09:20 pm »
Currently reading (listening through Audible) to Linsey Addario's "It's What I Do."

She is a photojournalist who has seen some awful things in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. 

About a quarter into the book and it is really interesting to get her perspective on things as to just how piggy muslim boys/men are and how stupid US soldiers can be.

Her website has some of her pictures:  http://www.lynseyaddario.com

So, what are you reading lately?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 10:12:41 pm »
I've had Player Piano and Flowers for Algernon on the go for a year. Finding time to read for pleasure is impossible for me.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 10:20:45 pm »
I am currently (slowly) reading the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories - I'm really enjoying it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 12:29:27 am »
Currently reading (listening through Audible) to Linsey Addario's "It's What I Do."

She is a photojournalist who has seen some awful thongs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. 


This typo caused me to laugh out loud.  ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 12:51:06 am »
 ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 05:41:01 am »
Currently reading (listening through Audible) to Linsey Addario's "It's What I Do."

She is a photojournalist who has seen some awful thongs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. 


This typo caused me to laugh out loud.  ;D

 -k
Maybe it wasn't a typo......

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 07:46:12 am »
I could imagine that having no running water might make for some awful thongs for some people.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 10:28:20 am »
Where's the vomiting emoji?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 03:03:17 pm »
I tend to read part of a book and then go to another and then back to the first.  (ADD thing).  But I was reading Bombs Away: the Hot War by Harry Turtledove, an alternate history novel.  Atomic war breaks out in 1952 when the allies start to lose the Korean War.

Another thing I was reading was The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Almost finished Book V of the latter.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 07:04:37 pm »
Currently reading the last of Conn Iggulden's historical novels on the Wars of the Roses. Said to be the inspiration for Game of Thrones.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 11:59:59 pm »
Just started Trevor Noah's, Born a Crime.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 12:54:45 am »
I am settling into this from Audible:




Not sure why I am surprised by it and Phil "Buck" Knight.

He's from the Pacific Northwest, he has had an interest in Japan and eastern philosophy (and world travel at a young age), he was a CPA too for that matter.

At one time, late '80's, I actually loved Nike.

But then I grew tired of the "Just Do It" bs tag line and the overpriced Nike store concept and have barely bought anything Nike since.

I doubt the book will change my mind - I still prefer Mizano and New Balance gear.

But I have found an admiration for Buck.



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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 09:30:54 am »
Just finished Distiction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Classic!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 03:53:58 pm »
I was reading something about the game of lacrosse, speaking of sports.  It was a little dull though.  however, it had to do a lot with Canada.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 07:19:34 pm »
Re-reading Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich".

I usually read a Science Fiction book along with a history book and I'm looking for one as I just finished Dick's "The Man in the High Castle".  Also a re-read as I found out they made some TV out of it. 

Then I heard they deviated quite a bit from the book, but what the hell, it was good to read it again anyway.
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