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Old 09-04-20, 03:38 PM
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Finished listening to A Private Cathedral, by James Lee Burke, the 24th novel in the Dave Robicheaux series. Too much supernatural BS; not much original here anymore.
Started listening to The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts, by Scott Anderson.
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Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat, Diana Rodgers & Robb Wolf 2020.
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How to Do Nothing

I’m reading How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell (Great book so far and spot on about how we’re too addicted and connected to tech and media and how essential doing nothing really is).

just finished Let Him Go by Larry Watson. Watson is a wordsmith and that book made my top ten list just for his craftiness with storytelling and language. The book is set in Montana and North Dakota. I’ve never been to either state but it made me want to go there and wander on my bike. He’s become one of my favorite authors. I grew up in the southwest and he really captures the spirit of the small town and the west.
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Old 09-09-20, 06:18 AM
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I am currently exploring the content on financial freedom at this moment. Reading several books on that topic.

I will give a line-up of the books that I have covered during the past sometime. They are-
1) Rich Dad Poor Dad
2) The Millionaire Fastlane
3) The Richest Man in Babylon
4) The Millionaire NextDoor

Also, I am planning to get some more books in a couple of days. Will plan to search about in a while.

Happy Reading..!
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Old 09-10-20, 04:54 PM
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Finished reading, Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best, by Neal Bascomb. The title tells it all; a very good read about Grand Prix racing prior to WW2.

Started reading, Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam. by H. R. McMaster.
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer > Martin Luther to Adolph Hitler harkens to Christian Fundamentalists to Donald Trump>>> the present is never much more than what once was
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Old 09-15-20, 12:41 PM
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Finished Head Full of Ghost by Paul G. Tremblay. Good book. Not what I expected, but left me feeling uneasy.

Started Ghost Stories by Peter Straub.
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I am reading Rich Dad Poor Dad
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Alchemist by Paul Coelho
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Yesterday I started to read David Goggins' book Can't Hurt Me.

I'm on a mission now.
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Old 09-17-20, 09:36 AM
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"Big Burn", about The Big Burn fire in 1910...
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Old 09-21-20, 04:07 AM
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One Last Lie (Mike Bowditch #11), Paul Doiron 2020.
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Finished listening to The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts, by Scott Anderson.

Started listening to Hit Me, the fifth book in the Keller the Hitman series by Lawrence Block
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A Caribbean Mystery a detective fiction by Agatha Christie
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I just finished IT WAS ALL A LIE by Stuart Stevens. My wife asked the local library to buy it and they did. 3 people were in line to check it out after me.

I learned much.
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer > Martin Luther to Adolph Hitler harkens to Christian Fundamentalists to Donald Trump>>> the present is never much more than what once was
I guess we know where your political views lie. Geez, I come to this site to escape all the bull****. I think there's a specific place to put this kind of innuendo. Thanks for nothing.
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Old 09-24-20, 09:06 AM
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I guess we know where your political views lie. Geez, I come to this site to escape all the bull****. I think there's a specific place to put this kind of innuendo. Thanks for nothing.
>>> Sorry to tug your sensitivity string, if you prefer relevant fiction try CATCH 22 and consider that the guise & pall of a cultural psych is the stuff of worthwhile reading................... if you want pure jingo escapism Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour are well worth a quick reads and if you want to intellectually fantasize you can try Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon however a lot of NON FICTION books referenced here are by nature politically or socially or culturally premised
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>>> Sorry to tug your sensitivity string, if you prefer relevant fiction try CATCH 22 and consider that the guise & pall of a cultural psych is the stuff of worthwhile reading................... if you want pure jingo escapism Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour are well worth a quick reads and if you want to intellectually fantasize you can try Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon however a lot of NON FICTION books referenced here are by nature politically or socially or culturally premised
Haha!! I do appreciate your humor. Actually I do prefer historical biographies. I finished The People's Tycoon about Henry Ford and I'm now in the middle of reading Terry Wright's biography Patton, Montromery, Rommel: Masters of War. I'd recommend either book. I did re-read Louis L'Amour's How The West Was Won for a little fluff. Maybe my wording was harsh, for which I apologize. I prefer to leave politics at the door when I'm at this site.
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Old 09-24-20, 09:20 AM
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don't worry my alternative me has many many more rejections than "acceptions" but keep your eyes peeled in American Poetry Review & the lesser pubs and you may find a Jack Pot
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This was one of Stephen King’s better books, I think, I just wasn’t aware of it until recently. (Published around 2013). I was also unaware of this series of books, which has several other great writers, obviously. 🙂
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Finished listening to Hit Me, the fifth book in the Keller the Hitman series by Lawrence Block.

Started listening to Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction, by David Enrich.
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Dersu the Trapper (Prin taigaua Extremului Orient #2 ) by Vladimir Arsenyev, 1923

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Reading the Bike Forums Updates that still come into my email inbox.

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Finished listening to Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction, by David Enrich. The Deutsche Bank greed is number one management, its dirty money launderers, Russian Mobster and corrupt politician customers, reckless speculators, and most prominent DeadBeat customer were/are all a bunch of DB's.

Started listening to The Nugget, a novel of WW2 naval air war by by P. T. Deutermann.
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