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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AndyinEverson, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered if we had other folks on here that liked to read , and what they are reading.
    At the moment I am re-reading The Wilderness Hunter by Theodore Roosevelt.
    Andy
     
  2. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    You guys want to get your nerd on? Im re reading The Forgotten Realms series.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/49136

    Me and my buddy Drizzt Do'Urden straight wrecking goblins and dragons and stuff.
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of getting your nerd on , every fall I re read The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings , The Smilarillion and Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien.
    Andy
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I've got a metric frik-ton of Star Wars (expanded universe) novels under my belt. (paperbacks and Kindle)

    I finished The Martian (in paperback) about 3-wks ago. I'm about to start one called Caliphate (was free at Amazon for Kindle) that Taku turned me on to.
     
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  5. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    What am I reading? o_O

    northwestfirearms.com

    Do you mean what ELSE am I reading? That's a tricky one, as I'm currently reading four books - not all at the same time, obviously.

    I'm a member of all the county libraries, and usually get through six or seven books - all genres, a week.

    tac
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    MMMMmmm ... Maybe a re title is in order. LOL
    Thats pre-coffee typing for you ...
    Andy
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just finished a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Childs.
    There's a put & take book hut near my Mom's house and someone in the neighborhood likes his books.
    You never know what you'll find inside that little hut.
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I really tried to get into the first Jack Reacher novel , just couldn't do it.
    Those Put&Take book huts are awesome , you are right , you never know what you will find in one.
    Andy
     
  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am currently reading the complete Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Big book. Small type. It'll take a while!
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    We were going through the "antique" shops in Lincoln City several years ago and we found/bought a 100+ year old set of books called, "The Waverly Novels" that I plan to dig into. The Harvard Classics is also on my "to do list" as well... then there is "The Art of War" that must be periodically re-read. ;)

    I'm one of the most literate knuckle-draggers I know. o_O :D
     
  11. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    What did you expect. LOL

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  12. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @tac a book a day! Are these Dr. Suess?

    I am typically 8 - 10 hrs / novel.
    Depending. My airplane books, get thru fast, Grisham and Grafton.


    I just finished Dexter book 1 and book 2.
    Reacher 18

    I just started Transfer of Power - Vince Flynn
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    At the end of my 5th grade school year, I applied for summer school, not because I needed remedial education, but I desperately wanted to get out of picking strawberries & raspberries.
    I hated getting up at the crack of dawn and working for slave wages.
    Once in the door at the high school where the remedial classes were being held, I was told to go do something else as I aced all the aptitude tests.
    My summer then consisted of swimming lessons with the most beautiful female life guard ever born, playing indoor basketball and best of all learning to speed read in an air conditioned trailer out in the school parking lot with a young graduate student that looked just like Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.
    I was her only student most days and had her undivided attention for over two hours a day.
    I was always an avid reader, but learning to speed read boosted my comprehensive capabilities and allowed me to read more advanced literature for my age.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Usually "going on a bear hunt", "wheels on the bus", and a few frozen books.

    The joy of having a 3rd old. I don't have much reading time.
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's a set of books that will help your little one learn to read.
    It was written by a school teacher in Portland, OR and illustrated by her husband.
    They're called "Bob Books" and one of my best memories was while reading one to my little girl and she looked up and said "Daddy, I can read that all by myself."

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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'll check those out. We sit int her room and read her a couple books when she goes to bed. Then she "reads" them to us. She recognizes the pictures and remembers what we said. And repeats something close to what it says. While my wife and I try to hold our laughter in. It's pretty cute.
     
  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Enjoy those moments. Next thing you know, she'll be asking for the car keys.
    We're big readers around here. My wife's a librarian at a grade school and my 25 yr old daughter works in a county library in Texas.
     
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  18. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    "Everybody Poops"
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though, I do read a lot. I liked some of the Bob Lee Swagger books, but generally think Point of Impact was the best. I liked the Leonard B. Scott books about Vietnam, especially The Expendables. Some of the Reacher books are alright. Love reload manuals and old issues of Rifle Shooter.
     
  20. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Patriots by James Wesley Rawles. Next will be Thomas Jefferson and the Tripolli Pirates by Nrian Kilmeade