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Books worth reading thread.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Soj1057, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    I feel like there is a diverse background of members here at NWF, and through interactions I've learned quite a bit. I feel like between us we all probably have read quite a few good books.

    Anyone want to share good recommendations? Maybe keep the thread alive as you finish a good book and want to share?
     
  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Oh I want to start that!
    Been hearing a ton about it!!
     
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  3. Dunke

    Dunke Rogue Valley Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I completed all 10 books in the "299 Days" series a couple of weeks ago. They were a great read (listen - audiobooks), and are basically one very large book. The chapters continue in order from one book to the next to the last.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Oh, on tape you say?! I think I have something to listen to in between appointments! :)
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Unbroken
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Brushfire plague
     
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  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have read the first and second ones, Pretty sure that is all that has been released. I have read a lot of the TEOTWAWKI books, Lights out, One second after, All of Rawles books and others I cant think of right now. Out of all of them I think Brushfire Plague one and two stand out as some of the best written. Rawles books are really pretty awful as far as his ability to develop characters and really make you believe it. You deal with it because he knows the technical stuff and trys to teach you something.

    I would most defiantly recommend them, its a good story told well.

    I read a lot, Usually several hours ever night. Good books, bad books, educational books ( I got on a kick for a while and read every book on finance and banking I could find, really pretty interesting)
     
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    unionguy Portland Active Member

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  9. Dunke

    Dunke Rogue Valley Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When are the audiobooks coming out?

     
  10. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    I'd also love to chat with you about how you went from conception to paperback / kindle here in Oregon.
     
  11. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Bible. The main character saved me from 40 years of addiction so I give Him much praise.
    Jesus is the reason for the season,
    Michael
     
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  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good books out there but don't know what to suggest that fits everyone reading flavor:D
    Leon Uris wrote many good books, Exodus as to how the Jews started over in Israel after the war.
    Mila 18 about how the people of Poland fought back as the Germans slaughtered them.
    I liked all three Hunger Games books
    The Adventures by Harold Robins was fascinating . Harold Robbins books have been made into movies and he was a great writer.

    Is there a certain type of books ya'll are looking to read?

    Elmer Keith had a good book called Hell I was There.

    Jeff Cooper wrote some good books but I liked To Ride Shoot Straight And Tell the Truth. Covers alot about shooting,life and good war stories.

    Liked " survival guns" by Mel Tappen

    Lots of good westerns out there, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty, he wrote several more good books
     
  13. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Funny you ask...publisher just entered into an agreement for getting an audiobook done...no idea on ETA yet...but will post on the forum when it's out!
     
  14. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Well, used to be local...but moved to Colorado last year. I'd be more than happy to chat, drop me a PM and we can set up a time.
     
  15. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    David McCullough's
    JOHN ADAMS
    Also an excellent mini series! Really brings to life our 2nd President's highs and lows. Yes he messed up sometimes!
    Puts you in the thick of the struggles of the forging of this Nation.

    My god how far we have strayed from the founding Father's original plans for Governments size and scope!:(
     
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    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I will second that one for sure!
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious why the 0P started a thread and then deleted any comments that he made later on???
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I haven't read the book, but the mini series was awesome, highly recommended!
     
  19. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    One of my favorites is Unintended Consequences by John Ross.

    Edited to add:
    Reading Mere Christianity by CS Lewis right now. (Very thought provoking actually)
     
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  20. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some favorite books of mine:

    · Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
    · The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
    · Change we can Believe in by Barack Obama
    · An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
    · Common Sense Government by Al Gore
    · My Life by Bill Clinton
    · It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
    · Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton
    · Know your Power by Nancy Pelosi

    They all burn really well and will keep you warm on a cold winter's night while you spend your time with a book actually worth reading.
     
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