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What are you reading or what have you read lately?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ohcaltexscar, Aug 19, 2021.

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Physical Books or E-Books? E-ink/Paperwhite or Phone app?

  1. Physical Books!

    37 vote(s)
    69.8%
  2. E-Books!

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  3. Either way works!

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. E-Books, but with an E-ink/Paperwhite reader!

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
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  1. Oct 14, 2021 at 2:53 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    If you do, wait for a prime day or a sale. I guess they're about to release a fancy new version so the prices are all hopped up at the moment.

    Think I paid 50 bucks for mine 10 years ago. :anonymous:
     
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  2. Oct 14, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    The Expanse was a good space opera type if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.
    Final book comes out in November and there's a TV show as well.
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    I've been wanting to read that myself. Many people couldn't make it out the other side of a set of tragedies like that. Riding is cathartic though. I guess he was able to re-orient himself, recognize the purpose in his life, and continue on.
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2021 at 4:44 PM
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    CPS-65 I’m good for some, but I’m not for everyone.

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    One thing I like, is some of the stories are set in So Cal in areas I am familiar with. One story, I can't recall which one at the moment, I could visualize exactly the place Koontz was writing about, as it is along the 330 leaving Big Bear.

    I was thinking about what you said regarding magazines. My wife brings Motortrend and Hot Rod home (the day they come because of COVID) from her office. I can read Hot Rod in about 30 minutes and Motortrend in about 40. The writing is so light and shallow, there is little there. I could write a more extensive article with better grammar and syntax on my lunch hour. Well... at least there are still the pictures look at. :anonymous:
     
  5. Oct 14, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    Recently read “The things they carried” by Tim O’Brien. Vietnam War Historical Fiction I guess you would call it. Really gave me a good understanding of the Male Perspective overall of men of that era. Very different than most men today.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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    Finished the last book of Emerillia Series. Now reading the last book of the New Era Online series since it came out while I was reading Emerillia.
     
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    New poll up for voting!
     
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    I love when I find books I have some how not read that get buried and work to the surface again and get found.

    2 so far this week one Larry Correia Monster Hunter Nemesis The other one is Ilona Andrews Magic Triumphs.

    We all like what we like I have enjoyed all the books by these Authors I have read.
     
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    I really wish i knew someone close to me to try a Paperwhite kinda like Welding Hoods I have had a bunch over the years that after a few days I hated they got passed to the helpers.

    It is not so much the money I just hate buying another paper weight I have far to many
     
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    Perfectly reasonable.

    Someone within your circle of friends might have one. If you were nearby Id let you demo one of mine. (mine is an ancient 2nd or 3rd gen, the fiance's is one of the newer waterproof versions.) They're not for everyone, but I'm a fan. Back in the days when I had to cross the Atlantic on business, it was a lifesaver.

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    That is the downside having worked all over the USA on Mill Wright Jobs my close friends are scattered all over the country.

    Then so many would be challenged to be able to read a work order.
     
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    Snag one from Amazon and take it for a 30 day trial...

    "Amazon-branded devices such as Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Echo devices and their accompanying Amazon-branded accessories purchased from Amazon.com can be returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment as long as they remain in the same condition as the date of purchase."
     
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  16. Oct 25, 2021 at 3:52 PM
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    ohcaltexscar [OP] Out of Huckleberry Licorice…

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    Intriguing find at the thrift store today;

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    Also found a couple McCulloughs, a hardcover of Undaunted Courage, a few Civil War books and one on the Alamo.


    31719B39-E58E-4299-BB19-11772CB94F61.jpg
     
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    Starting into book 2 of the Dragon Heart series. Really good so far.
     
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    The Count of Monte Cristo, or as my dad calls it, the Count of Greasy Crisco
     
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    One of the best books I have read on Vietnam.
     
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    As a 35 year old not particularly interested in history, it was eye opening. And probably because my knowledge of the Vietnam War is largely based on Forrest Gump.

    To continue thread, book I started today is “The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing”.
     

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