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Old 07-30-2008, 05:59 PM
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anyone have a book or books that you read and read again and again? I'm like that with Emerson and have been reading a few of his essay's, they just are not a pick up and start at the beginning and read to the end type of book. I always pick up things I missed before, or maybe I just forgot, who knows, but I never get tired of it.
I seldomly reread books -- life is too short! But I've read books by Annie Dillard a few times over just because the language is so fucking good. Oh, and I've read "Counting with Oswald" about 100 times. Thin plot, but the characters are lovable.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:03 PM
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I re-read Shelby Foote's trilogy "The Civil War" every 4 or 5 years. I can't quite explain why I keep going back but I enjoy it every time.
Have you read April 1865 by Jay Winik? An excellent book on the Civil War; fascinating and really well written.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:08 PM
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Just finished "The Brothers Bulger". The true and ongoing tale of two brothers from "Southie" Boston. Billy Bulger went on to be the most powerful and corrupt political figure in Mass. politics for over 30 years while his brother James ,a.k.a. Whitey, went on to become the leader of the Irish mob in Boston for the same time. Along the way Whitey was personally involved in 19 murders along with numerous drug businesses and racketeering ventures all with the help and blessing from the local government and the FBI. Whitey Bulger turned 79 this month and the world wide search for him continues.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:51 PM
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Rereading Plato's Rebuplic tough digesting. Just finished the Illiad we've been reading it as a bedtime story we'll prob start on Aseop tonight
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:33 PM
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Just ordered "Magnetic North" from half.com. Supposedly it's an awesome book about camping & trekking across Canada. looking forward to a good book.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:19 AM
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Let me know what you think about it. I almost picked it up the other day but ended up with Kombia a book about two adventures who lived with the tribe in W. Papua. should be interesting i watch a show called Mark and Olly along the same lines
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:20 AM
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Just finished "Jokes My Father Never Taught Me" by Richard Pryor's daughter Rain Pryor. Do not ask me why I read it. I use to like his stuff. What a sick piece of shit he was. All this woman beater cared about when he was not onstage was drinking, smoking, doing drugs and fucking whores in his house. My favorite quote from his daughter was on Thanksgiving day when she was about 7 year old. Daddy, I guess did not like football so he arranged for some entertainment in his bedroom while the entire family was there for dinner. The hookers were still milling around at dinner time for their money and Rain said "Daddy, you forgot to pay the whores". Everybody laughed and started to eat dinner. Somehow someway she turned out normal. And she loved him till the day he died. I do not think I will watch him ever again. Gonna miss "Stir Crazy".
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:28 AM
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Wow...he seemed like a cooler dude. Might have to check it out.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for the book Mark!

The wife & I both read it. Interesting stuff. I thought he'd be cooler, especially to his own family. Just goes to show how different people are in real life.

If anyone wants it, pm me with your address and I'll pass it on.

We ordered "Pryor Convictions" from the library tonight to get his side of the story.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:05 AM
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I'm only about a 1/4th of the way through, but it's a really cool read. I'm completely enjoying it!

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