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  • #31
    Among the many other books I am reading I am enjoying Dean Dwyer's Make Shift Happen. It's really been opening my eyes to things I didn't realize might be standing in the way of the me I want and the me I am.
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    • #32
      The Whiteness of the Whale by David Poyer


      • #33
        Right now I am reading Game of Thrones in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin. I know, I know, I'm ridiculously late to the Game of Thrones party, but better late than never Haven't watched the HBO show at all, but friends who told me a bit about it inspired me to read the novels.


        • #34
          The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel. It's not great, but it's not as bad as the reviews would have it. I like reading about Ice Age food prep.


          • #35
            Originally posted by CavemanJoe View Post
            Begun Shutter Island. Unfortunately I watched the film first...
            I have the book around the house but haven't read it yet. I like Lehane, but I watched the movie a few years ago and was a little dumbfounded. I'd seen a play the year before that was THE EXACT SAME STORY. Just change the country, the decade, and the profession of the main character. I think it was called Mindbend and after watching Shutter Island I looked it up. Mindbend was based on a novel by the playwright and was published before Shutter Island. If I were him I'd sue.
            Last edited by Violette_R; 04-12-2013, 08:06 AM.


            • #36
              The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss
              “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson


              • #37
                I'm about to order The Closing of the Western Mind by Charles Freeman.


                • #38
                  Just finished Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body Primal Mind, thought it was very good.


                  • #39
                    I'm currently reading the utterly stunning Dweller on Two Planets by Frederick S. Oliver:
                    A Dweller on Two Planets Index


                    • #40
                      Sociology (Anthony Giddens) - very interesting introduction to this field, not only for students.
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                      • #41
                        Rereading The Gnolls Credo. Damn good book.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by CavemanJoe View Post
                          Just picked up a copy of Call of the Wild. I have been meaning to read this book since I was 10 years old!!
                          Just recently I've been reading some Richard Jefferies and Henry Williamson books -- and also listening to a W. H. Hudson audiobook and an audiobook of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne. So, as it happens, it's been a few nature writers recently.

                          I have also been re-reading the Life of Johnson and dipping into some of Johnson's own writings, though.

                          I was rummaging in a secondhand bookshop this weekend and found a couple of books. One was a travel anthology edited by Eric Newby. Newby himself is a good writer, was a wartime member of the Special Boat Squadron, and after leaving school worked as a seaman on the last fast run under sail in a clipper ship -- for the story of that see The Last Grain [sorry] Race:

                 Last Grain Race (Picador Books) (9780330318853): Eric Newby: Books

                          I also found a book about a woman, Dorothy Kerin, whose name I knew as a founder of a local hospital. I started that one: it seems she was a very remarkable woman, intensely religious and something of a modern-day mystic and healer:

                          Our History | Burrswood Christian Hospital, Kent

                          I'm not reading any Paleo/Primal/WAPF/etc. books at the moment. I must have a couple of dozen on my shelves by now, and there are so many other things to read ...


                          • #43
                            The Dirty Life - On Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball.

                            Barely into it and the NY journalist has fallen in love with her organic farmer after he prepares venison heart for dinner. So primal, haha, and humorously written.
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                            • #44
                              I just finished Wool last night for the Sword & Laser May book pick. it was very good but didn't quite live up to the hype imo. or maybe I'm just grumpy because I stayed up WAY too late finishing it.

                              I tried to listen to it but I couldn't stand the narrator's character voices.

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                              Last edited by sara frances; 05-02-2013, 08:23 PM.


                              • #45
                                Everyone try yoga.

                                Only about a third of the way in but quite excited to give it a go.

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