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Old 02-06-12, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by paulkal View Post
Started with this one last night:

Will be the second time to read it for me. Tolstoy is one my favorite writers.
http://www.superreally.com/product/ride-on

Sorry, I just immediately focused on the cover art.
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Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
WAY different from the movies. I read them when I was like in middle school or something though, so I forgot a lot of it. The movies are awesome though, except for Marie dying in Supremacy.

Reading Raymond Feist. My favorite fantasy author. Also want to keep up with the Star Wars New Jedi Order books when I have time. I am a GEEK.
Biggly Puff - Make sure you don't make the same mistake as me. Read Ultimatum before Supremacy Was so confused until I read about 100 pages.

Feist is one of my all time favorite authors. Just finished the Empire trilogy.

Now reading Game of Thrones and it is great. Can't wait for the second series on TV in April IIRC.

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Finished 1Q84 recently. Didn't think it was one of Murakami's best. Seems like it needed an editor, longer than it needed to be and lacked the freshness in writing of his better stuff. Could have been a better book if they had tightened it up .

Also the new Neal Stephenson Reamde thoroughly enjoyable but lacking the inventiveness of Snow Crash or Cryptonomicon also longer than it needed to be.

Distrust that Particular Flavor- William Gibson's non-fiction collection was really good. Elaborates on some of the interesting quirky stuff that makes it into the novels. Reminded me why I like him.

Always find it ironic that people put picture of the covers of books in this thread. What are you reading, oh let me show you a photo of that...
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Worst book I've ever read.-
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Ugh. This "Women in Literature" class is making me read the most mind-numbingly boring books. I get about 4 pages in, and then say **** it and read the sparknotes for the book.
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I'm currently reading A Feast For Crows. I'm halfway through and I gotta say that its pretty ******** to base a show on a series of novels that's not even done yet. This book is underwhelming compared to the first three.
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I finished this on Saturday.

Pros:
- VERY, VERY insightful. This book has permanently changed the way that I eat. My diet for myself and my child will be dramatically and permanently changed. I can say this book changed my life.
- If you ever wonder why America is fat, your friend is fat, you are fat...this book will help you understand. This helped me understand why even though I trained hard 6 days a week (2 of those days had morning AND afternoon workouts) and was still overweight.
- It's not a fad diet...but it explains the basis of fad diets (the ones that are effective and the ones that are not).

Cons:
- It's sort of a dry read. But, unfortunately, it has to be. Gary Taubes makes some bold assertions and points and has to back them up with proof and inline citations. Otherwise, he'd be dismissed as writing BS. I skipped and skimmed over the really, really boring parts.


I have already incorporated several of the points in the book and my body fat % has gone down and I'm stronger. The strength is due to weight training, though. But, it's no more weight training than I've done over the past 3 years. Same training but now it's more effective. The only change was my diet.
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Originally Posted by Marauder9 View Post
Read Ultimatum before Supremacy Was so confused until I read about 100 pages.
Whoops. Looks like I'm going to be lost soonish.
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Just finished up Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, as well as A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
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Old 02-06-12, 03:25 PM
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Rereading Sandman

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Do you want to learn? If so, people are trying to teach you. But that will require you to stop making excuses, take responsibility, take action, and educate yourself. Until you all of those things, your life won't change. That's sort of how life works.

Valid point and agreed.

Self-preservation is not a concern to me because of my age and state of mind. If I really cared about my health, I would quit smoking drugs and cigarettes, I would get more than 2 hours of sleep each night and I would eat regularly. I usually approach everything with an open mind, but when it comes to lifestyle, I'm anchored at the moment. I appreciate that you were/are trying to help me and what is ultimately right for me, I just don't want to make the necessary changes in my life to make theory into practice.

Sorry for being a dick, seriously. I appreciate good conversation and debate though, and this is more than my daily recommended dose. Plus, I'll probably end up dying in the next 5-10 years, so the idea of old, healthy me is pretty cloudy. I've come to terms with this.


and to keep it relevant.

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OT: Just started reading some Cormac McCarthey.... great author.

Which one you reading?
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I went to vegetarianism to avoid fad diets. Works well for me and I stay at a lean 176 and 10% BF. When I have a craving for a burger, I have found the combination of veggie patties, grill and vegetables to make something that tastes significantly better than anything I got from a fast food chain years ago.

To keep it relevant:

I'm halfway through Manhattan Transfer and have to say that Dos Passos did a remarkable job of showing a sequence of lives shattered and then picked up for viewing by his audience. It actually takes a bit of reading before you realize the twist in the writing style. Modernity and Post-modern writing styles always make me smile when you figure out their device.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
On average, in terms of cash per calorie, processed foods are substantially cheaper than non-processed foods, so.... better foods are technically more expensive.

LUCKILY I can eat whatever the **** I want, and don't seem to gain any weight. I coast between 185 and 190, with not much fat on my body. I have literally eaten about 2 fast food meals a day for like year... I think I exercise too much...

OT: Just started reading some Cormac McCarthey.... great author.

I've read "Blood Meridian", "Suttree", "The Road", "All the Pretty Horses", "Outer Dark", and "The Crossing". Lots of great characters, and he can really paint an image.

I think Suttree was my favorite. His latest, The Road, was so dark and gruesome. And Depressing.
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Carelton, if you have not done so, you should definitely pick up "The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health" by the Campbells. I have yet to finish the entire book, but it is a very shocking informative read.

Currently Reading: papers on commodity futures trading
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Carelton, if you have not done so, you should definitely pick up "The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health" by the Campbells. I have yet to finish the entire book, but it is a very shocking informative read.

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I'll look to get it.

Did they mention The China Study in the documentary "Forks over Knives"?
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tonight i'm reading Robert E. Howard's "Boxing Stories". basically tough-guy sailor stories w/ fisticuffs. awesome. he's best known for Conan the Barbarian, but he could make anything bad-ass.


what's foisted on the masses as food is a crime. every single McDonald's should be burned to the ground. i admit it, i'm an ammoniated entrail and HFCS hater....
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Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
Which one you reading?
Child of God... I forgot the names of the characters, so I figured I'd reread it. Its a short one. I should finish it tomorrow on my morning commute.

Got the E Book of Good Calories Bad Calories.... its my next read... I'd like to lean up a bit.

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I think Suttree was my favorite. His latest, The Road, was so dark and gruesome. And Depressing.

Yeah, I am from knoxville so i really enjoyed suttree. Actually, come to think of it, that is the only one of his i've read.
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This is now a Training & Nutrition thread I guess, but for the record, I'm reading Oliver Twist by Dickens.

And cereal with 1% or skim milk tastes fine.
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Originally Posted by dddavid View Post
Great read, especially for us foodie types!
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I cleaned up the thread and moved the Nutruition discussion to a new thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...7200-Nutrition
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Favorite book of all time.



Part 5. **** is getting real.
Great book. I could relate.

Just finished. I would replace the liberal use of death penalty with manual labour.


about to start.


Both kindle versions(not versions shown). I also picked up Aristotle-Metaphysics & Plato-Republic. 3 books under $5. I'm studying to be Stormcrowe's clone.
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Originally Posted by SuncoastChad View Post
Great read, especially for us foodie types!
Another good foodie book I recently read was

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I just started Catch-22. It's funny and amazing in a Hitchhikers Guide kind of way...
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