Whats on yer bookshelf? For the reading enthusiast

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Praxit, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    ....I always try to make to time for reading. Mostly non-fiction. I always like to read 2 books at a time.
    One serious which provokes mental stimulus. The other frivolous, lighter and allows for pacing oneself better.

    So right now, mental side: The art of thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelii

    frivolous side: The Ghost Studies (new perspectives on the origins of paranormal experiences)
    by Brandon Massullo

    I've always been interested in the paranormal. But aren't we all?
     
    ThemDangMartians likes this.
  2. BooBooBear

    BooBooBear Well-Known Member

    505 Messages
    844 Likes Received
    Lotsa dust.
     
  3. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

    6,514 Messages
    15,676 Likes Received
    I picked up Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson a couple weeks ago. It is sitting here on my desk but I admittedly haven't picked it up yet, though, I do look forward to it. I have too many hobbies. Not enough time in the day.
    :laugh:

    I'll get to it soon though.
     
  4. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    ......hahaha.. yeah, know the feeling. Finding time is the major task. I have set a reminder on my Windows 10 to charm me, that I have to read today. Even for 30 minutes..;)...
     
    SlammedZero and Reality like this.
  5. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

    24,917 Messages
    13,238 Likes Received
    How bout a list of books I want to read but don’t have time for?

    A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    The Peloponnesian War

    Genesis Revisited
    By: Zecharia Stichin

    Death of a Nation

    The Odyssey of Homer

    Kybalion
    By: The three initiates

    The War of 1812

    The Barbary Wars

    Meditations
    By Marcus Aurelius

    Othello

    Timaeus & Critias
    Atlantis

    The Food-Mood Solution
     
    Runwildboys and Praxit like this.
  6. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    ...good one's. Classics too..
     
    CF74 likes this.
  7. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

    14,404 Messages
    16,167 Likes Received
    I'm reading When All The Laughter Died In Sorrow by Lance Rentzel...fmr Cowboys WR.
    Holy-Crap is it good...one of the best.

    Watching Football by Daryl "moose" Johnston.
     
    Runwildboys likes this.
  8. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

    15,438 Messages
    13,147 Likes Received
    Currently The Brethren by John Grisham. Just finished Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising. I average about a book per week.
     
    Runwildboys likes this.
  9. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

    14,404 Messages
    16,167 Likes Received
    in between your "KNIGHTLY" patrols...right Bats?
     
  10. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    ..dude, you rock. At my pace I finish a book in about 2 months..lol..
     
    Rockport likes this.
  11. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

    15,438 Messages
    13,147 Likes Received
    I love reading books. It’s great exercise for the mind.
     
    Praxit likes this.
  12. ThemDangMartians

    ThemDangMartians Well-Known Member

    1,873 Messages
    2,809 Likes Received
    ...................................................................................................................................................

    ...that's the way I used to read books myself...These days I can hardly give time to reading much of anything. Most of what I read is in the "Virtual World!"...
    articles...movies...etc. :cool:
     
    Praxit likes this.
  13. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

    20,479 Messages
    38,828 Likes Received
    Very good read.
     
  14. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

    20,479 Messages
    38,828 Likes Received
    In the last 6 months:
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The Elegant Universe: Brian Green (thanks @YosemiteSam )

    String Theory for Dummies
     
  15. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

    45,318 Messages
    20,094 Likes Received
    You sound like me! lol
     
  16. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

    45,318 Messages
    20,094 Likes Received
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
    Praxit and Runwildboys like this.
  17. Khartun

    Khartun AmarilloCowboyFan

    2,720 Messages
    648 Likes Received
    I only read Fantasy or Sci Fi. I keep a list on Amazon of everything I want to read and when one goes on sale I pick it up. I have about 200 Kindle books I haven't read on my phone.
     
    Praxit and Runwildboys like this.
  18. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    Yose, are you into building PC's? I say that, because of the books you listed. One of my hobbies apart from reading is being PC enthusiast. Been building PC's for about 20 yrs now. ;).. And occasionally playing badass game to go along with it.
     
  19. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

    45,318 Messages
    20,094 Likes Received
    I build my first PC around the mid 90s I believe. The last pre-built (non-laptop) PC I bought was a Pentium 120Mhz.

    I'm not reading these books for PCs though. I have several hobbies besides IT that got me into electronics. First and foremost, is being a career IT guy. Though I also play guitar (which includes rewiring them, changing pickups, etc), but also their amplifiers.

    I'm also a ham radio operator and build stuff for that including antennas, filters, keyers, and a host of other stuff.

    Finally, I just love building and repairing electronics if I can.

    I also have a ton of winemaking books. (I make wine!)

    I have Astronomy and Astrophotography books including books in editing / combining images. (I also build electronic devices to help this hobby too!)

    I play chess as a hobby, though it's been a while.

    I enjoy woodworking and programming. In my IT career I built high availability enterprise and internet infrastructure.

    These days, I'm executive management, but I still love to get my hands dirty.

    I am and will always been an avid learner of anything that I find interesting and hence why I have so many hobbies!
     
    Runwildboys and Praxit like this.
  20. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

    3,057 Messages
    3,227 Likes Received
    ......all that and you still find time for the Dallas Cowboys... ;)..
     
    Runwildboys likes this.

Share This Page