Whats on yer bookshelf? For the reading enthusiast

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  1. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ....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?
     
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  2. BooBooBear

    BooBooBear Well-Known Member

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    Lotsa dust.
     
  3. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    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

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    ......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..;)...
     
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  5. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    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
     
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  6. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ...good one's. Classics too..
     
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  7. cowboyec

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    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.
     
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  8. Rockport

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    Currently The Brethren by John Grisham. Just finished Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising. I average about a book per week.
     
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  9. cowboyec

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    in between your "KNIGHTLY" patrols...right Bats?
     
  10. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ..dude, you rock. At my pace I finish a book in about 2 months..lol..
     
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  11. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    I love reading books. It’s great exercise for the mind.
     
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  12. ThemDangMartians

    ThemDangMartians Well-Known Member

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    ...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:
     
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  13. Runwildboys

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    Very good read.
     
  14. Runwildboys

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    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!

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    You sound like me! lol
     
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    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  17. Khartun

    Khartun AmarilloCowboyFan

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    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.
     
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  18. Praxit

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    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!

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    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!
     
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  20. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ......all that and you still find time for the Dallas Cowboys... ;)..
     
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