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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Doug Shaw » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:26 pm

Bean wrote:I wanted to read Fight Club next, but I'll be reading the Mechanical Engineering Review Manual for the next 3 months. Boooooooo


The first rule of Mechanical Engineering Review is: you do not talk about Mechanical Engineering Review!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JoeyJ » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:18 pm

The Silence of God - by Sir Robert Anderson (Inspector who worked Jack the Ripper case)
Ever wonder why God is silent?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. -Abe Lincoln
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TK » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:39 pm

Enough research papers on linguistics to kill Pike National Forest.

That and the comics page in the paper to round things out.
"If you're not sure where you are, but you haven't taken the time to stop and look at the map, you're not lost, just lazy." -Darran Wells
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby monolith » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:20 pm

Roberto bolano's 2666 is one of the best books I've read in a long time

just finished colum mccann's let the great world spin. Very good about new York city at the moment a high wire walker walks between the twin towers. Which really happened. Though everything is fiction. There's also a great documentary on the wire walker called man on a wire.

Haruki murakami's Kafka on the shore. Kafkaesque?

Big sky by a.b. Guthrie. Fiction about settlers moving west. Great trilogy similar to cormac McCarthy's trilogy but more about Americans journeys settling the west

also working on over a hundred issues of rock&ice and climbing going back to 1992 that I got for free on craigslist.
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Alpine climbing is a curious undertaking. Why in the hell would anyone like to get up in the middle of the night and trudge off into the darkness heading for an endless day of stress, exertion, fear, and danger? On your day off! This is supposed to be recreation! I don't understand it myself and it doesn't surprise me that not many climbers practice it. What surprises me is that any climbers do it. Answer: we're stupid.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby BAUMGARA » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:24 pm

Beyond the Mountain: Steve House.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Johnson » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:35 pm

BAUMGARA wrote:Beyond the Mountain: Steve House.



How is it so far?
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. - Psalm 95:4

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Easy Rider » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:38 pm

The Last Word on Lutefisk,
by Gary Legwold
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby OklahomaMountainMan » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:12 pm

The Iliad and The Odyssey. Got to love intersession classes!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby steventraylor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:45 pm

just read(listened to)

Born to Run

and

Where men find Glory by Krakauer
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Weegie5 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:46 pm

I just finished Halfway to Heaven and Merle's Door.
Now I'm back to Our Choice.
~James
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theskillets » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:54 pm

The Omnivore's Dilemma , by Michael Pollan.

Excellent book about where our food comes from - also scary!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby LovetheMountains » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:48 pm

Currently reading Train Go Sorry By Cohen
When that's done, I'll start The Horse Boy by Isaacson

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