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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gb » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:01 am

Sorry if this seems overly spammy, but I'm giving a book away (your choice). Contest ends Dec 22. Just go to this link and leave a comment, that's it. http://14erskiers.com/blog/2012/12/14erskiers-patagonia-book-giveaway/
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Johnson » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:06 am

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 mtgirl » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:41 am



Thanks.....will have to check that one out. Something to pass the time while I am in this dreaded sling. :cussing:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby summitstep » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:12 pm

[quote="Johnson"]THE LEDGE......I have read to chapter 7 and so far it's been a great read!

+1 on second time around, compelling, compassionate and gripping.
"In this high country that we love, trails are steep. We climb each mile, breath by breath, and at the threshold of pain, bliss overtakes us."

"It's called CRAZY. And somehow, when you are bent over your poles, staring at your boots- heart heaving and trying not to cough your lung onto a rock= you look up...and you are looking down over all those beautiful mountains....and you wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:49 pm

The fountainhead.

Thanks for asking. :-D
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby highpilgrim » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:58 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:The fountainhead.

Thanks for asking. :-D


Here's some more Ayn Rand gibberish for you:

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. Ayn Rand

Yes, indeed. Only read the "rungs of opportunity" as the head and backs of others of lower stature.

As an architect, I don't buy her notions of politics, social order, or even her protagonist, the "hero architect".
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby davebks » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:15 pm

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
and
Angels and Demons.

Both are pretty good.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MountainMedic » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:25 pm

davebks wrote:Angels and Demon's.

Both are pretty good.


*Demons.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:26 pm

MountainMedic wrote:
davebks wrote:Angels and Demon's.

Both are pretty good.


*Demons.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby 12ersRule » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:36 pm

Right now, I've got a huge backlog of National Geographics I don't know I'll ever get through.

This is in the top of my queue. http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption/dp/1400064163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355783693&sr=8-1&keywords=unbroken+laura+hillenbrand

Eventually, I'll get around to reading The Bible - cover to cover, so I can beat so-called "Christians" over the head concerning their intolerant views towards other humans who aren't like them.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby highpilgrim » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:56 pm

49ersRule wrote:This is in the top of my queue.


If you like the idea of that one, try this: http://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-Indianapolis-Extraordinary-Survivors/dp/0805073663/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355784921&sr=1-1&keywords=in+harms+way

Story of the USS Indianapolis, the worst maritime disaster the US Navy ever had. Very compelling story.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ctlee » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:17 pm

"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand--about an Olympian turned bombardier in WWII. Not many people knew about Louis Zamperini, an extremely talented runner. His plane crashed over the Pacific and he and his pilot survived for 47 days only to be captured by the Japanese an sent to a POW camp. I've read lots of survival stories but this one boggled my mind. It's one thing to try to survive horrible conditions--it's another to try to do it while someone is beating you senseless. Inspirational does not even begin to describe this story. Also filled with lots of interesting info about the Air Corps in WWII. I'm sorry I put off reading this one for so long!
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