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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #50: October 07, 2010, 04:52:13 PM »
thats a good 10,000 pages of fun

If only that were hyperbole.

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« Reply #51: October 07, 2010, 04:53:46 PM »
i remember in 6/7th grade some teacher said war and piece was the greatest novel written, so I decided to see what it was about, ~1500 pages later, I disagreed. I do appreciate it more now

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #52: October 07, 2010, 05:04:12 PM »
thats a good 10,000 pages of fun
The copy of Les Mis is 1235 pages of small print.  They told me it's unabriged, that's what I requested.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #53: October 08, 2010, 07:15:49 PM »
thats a good 10,000 pages of fun


The book you're thinking of is



To give you an idea of the size...


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #54: October 08, 2010, 07:16:31 PM »
Incidentally, my favorite novel ever is Brothers Karamazov, which is about 750 pages.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #55: October 09, 2010, 03:55:48 PM »
Forget the book!  Cute Baby!!!!  Awwww.  Where's the NATS DUDS?

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« Reply #56: October 12, 2010, 04:17:30 PM »
Definitely.  Have you read any of Krakauer's other works?  "Into Thin Air" is great, but quite depressing.

Agreed.  One could also say the same for "Into the Wild", the story of Christopher McCandless' ill-fated venture into the Alaskan backcountry. 

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« Reply #57: October 12, 2010, 04:19:52 PM »
Agreed.  One could also say the same for "Into the Wild", the story of Christopher McCandless' ill-fated venture into the Alaskan backcountry. 

Is that about the guy who ended up as bear poop?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #58: October 12, 2010, 04:26:16 PM »
Is that about the guy who ended up as bear poop?
I think you are thinking of Grizzly Man's Timothy Treadwell.  That's one of the couple of Werner Herzog films I want to see but haven't gotten around to yet.

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« Reply #59: October 12, 2010, 04:31:19 PM »
I think you are thinking of Grizzly Man's Timothy Treadwell.  That's one of the couple of Werner Herzog films I want to see but haven't gotten around to yet.

OK, All I remember is Ron White making fun of the guy.

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« Reply #60: October 12, 2010, 09:27:30 PM »
Is that about the guy who ended up as bear poop?


McCandless starved to death while holed up in a bus near Denali.  Remarkably, he actually killed a moose with a .22, which kept him going for a while, but he had some illnesses that dragged him down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_mccandless


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #61: October 21, 2010, 09:46:11 PM »
I bought my 10 year-old baseball historian in the making Mike Lupica's "The Big Field" yesterday.  So far he's completely engrossed.  I wasn't aware Lupica wrote kids books until seeing a bunch at a book fair.  The reviews on Amazon are very good:

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Field-Mike-Lupica/dp/0142419109/ref=pd_sim_b_1

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #62: October 21, 2010, 10:05:37 PM »
OK, All I remember is Ron White making fun of the guy.
I'll drink to that

Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #63: October 21, 2010, 11:25:01 PM »
Rereading my favorite Stephen King "Dark Tower" novel: The Gunslinger.

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« Reply #64: October 22, 2010, 06:46:13 AM »
Rereading my favorite Stephen King "Dark Tower" novel: The Gunslinger.


Great series. My favorite was probably Wizard and Glass.

I'm on to this:


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #65: October 22, 2010, 06:53:08 AM »
I think I'm about to give

99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink




a shot

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #66: October 22, 2010, 08:15:14 AM »
 Why is part of Nathan's blog blacked out? Copyright problems or? Do we need to reference anything (author, publisher,etc.) on here, when we name a book, like other Boards?
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« Reply #67: October 22, 2010, 09:47:43 AM »
Love the outdoor adventure books, Outside Magazine is my primary source for recommendations.

This is a great read, quite riveting, about a highly experienced rock-climber who makes a nearly fatal error in what should have been a low risk endeavor.  He survives, albeit leaving his arm behind, to write the book.





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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #68: October 22, 2010, 11:36:14 AM »
I finally read "The Natural" after watching the movie a few dozen times. It's a really well written story and tells the story in much more detail than the movie (of course).

I also read "Blockade Billy" a Stephen King novella. It's a baseball story set in the early 60s and of course, it contains a dark twist. It was a fun hour's worth of reading.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #69: October 22, 2010, 02:53:32 PM »
Why is part of Nathan's blog blacked out? Copyright problems or? Do we need to reference anything (author, publisher,etc.) on here, when we name a book, like other Boards?
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« Reply #70: October 22, 2010, 04:58:27 PM »
We have spoiler tags now so as not to give away things to people who may want to read the books or watch the movie or whatever don't get it ruined.

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[spoiler]Romeo loves Juliet[/spoiler]
CatsEye is a donk.  Actually, I think everyone already knows that one ;)
             What do you mean everyone already knows that one?   One what?  Well I did not know about the spoiler, and I certainly did not know that CatsEye was a donk.....  :wtf:
           Jesus-flip, you ask a simple question and you get grief..... :smh: You're off the Christmas List Nathan......you get wrapped up charcoal....... :stir:

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« Reply #71: October 22, 2010, 04:59:17 PM »
Great series. My favorite was probably Wizard and Glass.

I'm on to this:

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Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, and one of my most important influences as a writer. Before moving to London, I read his genius book on England (Notes from a Small Island - if you haven't read it, it's worth buying just to see why Mrs Gubbins kicks him out of a bed and breakfast) and took detailed notes!

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #72: October 22, 2010, 06:13:36 PM »
              What do you mean everyone already knows that one?   One what?  Well I did not know about the spoiler, and I certainly did not know that CatsEye was a donk.....  :wtf:
           Jesus-flip, you ask a simple question and you get grief..... :smh: You're off the Christmas List Nathan......you get wrapped up charcoal....... :stir:
:wtf: did you not see the ;) good god can't even make a joke on here anymore :smh:

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #73: October 22, 2010, 06:25:05 PM »
Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, and one of my most important influences as a writer. Before moving to London, I read his genius book on England (Notes from a Small Island - if you haven't read it, it's worth buying just to see why Mrs Gubbins kicks him out of a bed and breakfast) and took detailed notes!

He's comfortable, like a pair of hush Puppies.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #74: October 25, 2010, 08:02:50 AM »
:wtf: did you not see the ;) good god can't even make a joke on here anymore :smh:

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                  Oh that was a joke.....OHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh.......wel l some days I am slow, I must admit -too many other things on my mind.....sooooo....  :whistle:     How about those Giants...eh? Crushing all the Phillies fans hopes....it was glorious....... :yesyes:
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