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    Probably in the wrong place, but I recently discovered Zinio digital magazines through my local library.

    Now I can catch up on some mags I would sometimes get:

    Bicycle times and Bicycling
    Canoe and Kayak
    Outside and Backpacker

    Nice addition to the ebooks, audio books, and freegal music they offer on line.

    Couldn't find my copy of " King Rat " so stopped in at the main branch and checked it out.
    ( will always enjoy holding a book...)

    Find that I need to reread it every 3 months or so, same with the Foundation Series by Asimov.
    Being Dyslectic, the 4 years I spent in the UK driving on the left, just felt Right...

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    I am about to finish the most captivating story I have read in a while.

    The Rise Of Ransom City
    by Felix Gilman is mesmerizing, audacious in scope and fun to read.. .
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Just started Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
    One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spatchka View Post
    Couldn't find my copy of " King Rat " so stopped in at the main branch and checked it out.
    ( will always enjoy holding a book...)
    Probably been twenty years since I read that. Great read, as well as his longer works, Shogun, and Tai Pan.

    Multiple reads I may read again
    The Forever War - Joe Haldeman.
    Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegutt
    Escape From Kathmandu - Kim Stanley Robinson.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    Probably been twenty years since I read that. Great read, as well as his longer works, Shogun, and Tai Pan.

    +1

    Currently reading: Whole - T Colin Campbell
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    I'm re-reading "The Yiddish Policemen's Union", by Michael Chabon.

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    currently reading leviathon awakes by James correy. at the same time reading Larry Niven's Neutron star collection.

    Just finished books 2 - 3 - and 4 of the Star Carrier series by Ian Douglas. FANTASTIC. that SOB better write a book 5 and not leave us hanging with a tickle of the builders!

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    The Lord of the Rings. Bikes would have been useful on those miles they walked, but that could be another hundred pages of Tolkien naming each bike, building it with elf magic, and losing some of them when the bikes wander away to talk to trees.

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    "The Road" - Cormac McCarthy
    "Even people opposed to religion need calm minds and compassion to make their work more effective."

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    In the last few weeks I finally finished 'Inside the Postal Bus' (started it about 6 years ago and lost interest), 'Racing Through The Dark', 'The Secret Race' and just finished 'Positively False'.

    Landis's book was half ok then half ridiculous... I didn't realize when it was written... Not what I was expecting after having read Miller's and Hamilton's book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    "The Road" - Cormac McCarthy
    I loved that book.

    I'm reading NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. About 200 pages left...I'm amazed. If you like Stephen King's genre and style of writing, you'll love his sons.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Just finished "East of Eden" by Steinbeck. That was one of the best novels I have read in years.

    Currently halfway through "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and it is proving to be some captivating nonfiction.

    After that, I plan to move on to one of my college textbooks from a class I dropped: a 800 page volume on US foreign policy from the 1780s to the present.
    Keepin' it real, while keepin' it safe

    how are your nipples? pointy?

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    East of Eden was wonderful.

    Just finished Stephen King's Joyland. An old fashioned hard case crime novel. I loved every minute of it.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky.... it's good for the insights and ideas, but not a real good read wordwise

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    If you like raw action and moral dilemma here's the new guy Richard Lange.

    Because L.A. is his background comparisons for this stuff is abundant. He's got his own thing. It's hard to describe. He makes nasty, failed people his heroes and you get totally involved because they do things for 'love'.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    I'm all LA'd out after reading all of James Ellroy and Michael Connelly's novels as well as many of Raymond Chandler and Ross Madonald's novels.

    Lately I've been getting my "raw action" fix from Richard Stark (AKA Donald Westlake) novels featuring "Parker". Read the first seven in the series in the past month or so (The Hunter, The Man With the Getaway Face, The Outfit, The Mourner, The Score, The Jugger, The Seventh.)

    Also recently read two excellent military "raw action" books, Matterhorn, a Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, and a nonfiction book about Afghanistan, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper.

    For a change of pace also recently read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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    Most of my books are re-reads: if I only read a book once, it's because it wasn't very good.

    Currently, I'm halfway through Man O' War: A Legend Like Lightning, the historically accurate telling of the famous racehorse's career. About the third time -- subsequent reads, for me, catch nuances I miss previously.

    I 'met' Joe Kurmaskie, the "Metal Cowboy", online, and got 'bro deals' on his last three books -- still vivid and fun reading! Joe seems to be as unpretentious as a guy can get.

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    Just finished "What it Was" by George Pelencanos, crime novel set 1973 Wash D.C.
    Started to read "Berlin Game" spy novel by Len Deighton, as well as "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann, non fiction about the Clinton (IA) Lumber Kings and the city they play in.


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    Finished "Berlin Game" by Len Deighton, as well as "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann.

    Started "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn, non fiction about the 1950's Brooklyn Dodgers.

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    Finished "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn and "The Handle" (8th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

    Started "The Rare Coin Score" (9th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

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    I am half way through Game of Thrones. It's a great book, but I kind of wish I read it before watching the show.

    Or maybe I should be grateful that I understand what is going on, maybe thanks to the show.
    2 wheels are better than 4!

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    Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, by Mark Kurlansky
    One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik

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    Finished The Rare Coin Score (9th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

    Started Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II by Joseph E. Persico

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    The library book I want to read is overdue. I am passing the time with Crash by J. G. Ballard. It was published in 1973. The movie was released 23 years later, after a generation of car safety improvements.

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    Earth Abides - George R. Stewart

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