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Posted: Dec 7, 2017 - 9:05am


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Posted: Dec 1, 2017 - 9:35am

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45pm

https://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-Mapping-Cosmos-James-Geach-ebook/dp/B00OV4VKB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508967844&sr=1-1&keywords=galaxies

Do it. Updated Astrophysics. Every now and then a requirement. 
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 - 9:22am

great book
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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 - 5:12am

 ScottN wrote:
Image result for book of joan

 
Hmm, I read too many books at once. But this one is going on the list. In a dystopian mood and currently reading Void Star among my other titles. Always a good sign when the Amazon reviews are all over the damn map. 
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 4:46pm

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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 4:01pm

ego is the enemy by ryan holiday

a short read worth your time


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 1:05pm

 lily34 wrote:

i have the whole series of books on my kindle. and i could only make it through 1/4 of the first book because i couldn't keep people straight. i originally wanted to read them all before watching the series. yeah, not happening.

 
Yeah that's a challenge. I stopped trying to keep them straight, thinking I'd gather it all up along the way, and by the end I sort of have it. I think part of the "Game" is how intertwined the houses are, and trying to figure out which way allegiances will fall with each new development. Then I looked at the Appendix where he sort of lays out family trees and I see there are more families to come that he hasn't even hinted at yet. Oy.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:53am

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So I broke down and read the first installment of Game of Thrones. I guess he's sold a lot of books but there are just a few scenes that could have been redacted and he would have sold millions more. He kills people off in one quick sentence and moves on... I suppose in the TV show those scenes are played for all the gore. I'll probably keep reading but have a hunch the mystical fantasy crap is going to get worse. Or better, if you're into that. 
 
I loved reading it on the Kindle. His vocabulary, especially for little, everyday words that have just fallen out of fashion, is great, and I was able to look them up quickly and move on.
 
Here in our county, we have Heart Mountain. How it got that name is a mystery; some people say it's from the Native American name for it, or that its unique shape looks like a heart. On the oldest maps, it's Hart Mountain, and so there's a homesteader family named Hart that say it's named for them (but the maps predate the homesteaders).

A hart is an adult male deer. I did not know that. But I'll bet 19th century surveyors did.

 
i have the whole series of books on my kindle. and i could only make it through 1/4 of the first book because i couldn't keep people straight. i originally wanted to read them all before watching the series. yeah, not happening.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:47am

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CAN DO
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:44am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
So I broke down and read the first installment of Game of Thrones. I guess he's sold a lot of books but there are just a few scenes that could have been redacted and he would have sold millions more. He kills people off in one quick sentence and moves on... I suppose in the TV show those scenes are played for all the gore. I'll probably keep reading but have a hunch the mystical fantasy crap is going to get worse. Or better, if you're into that. 
 
I loved reading it on the Kindle. His vocabulary, especially for little, everyday words that have just fallen out of fashion, is great, and I was able to look them up quickly and move on.
 
Here in our county, we have Heart Mountain. How it got that name is a mystery; some people say it's from the Native American name for it, or that its unique shape looks like a heart. On the oldest maps, it's Hart Mountain, and so there's a homesteader family named Hart that say it's named for them (but the maps predate the homesteaders).

A hart is an adult male deer. I did not know that. But I'll bet 19th century surveyors did.

 
You need to hang out at more pubs.   {#Wink}
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:29am

So I broke down and read the first installment of Game of Thrones. I guess he's sold a lot of books but there are just a few scenes that could have been redacted and he would have sold millions more. He kills people off in one quick sentence and moves on... I suppose in the TV show those scenes are played for all the gore. I'll probably keep reading but have a hunch the mystical fantasy crap is going to get worse. Or better, if you're into that. 
 
I loved reading it on the Kindle. His vocabulary, especially for little, everyday words that have just fallen out of fashion, is great, and I was able to look them up quickly and move on.
 
Here in our county, we have Heart Mountain. How it got that name is a mystery; some people say it's from the Native American name for it, or that its unique shape looks like a heart. On the oldest maps, it's Hart Mountain, and so there's a homesteader family named Hart that say it's named for them (but the maps predate the homesteaders).

A hart is an adult male deer. I did not know that. But I'll bet 19th century surveyors did.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 8:17am




A fascinating story about a surprisingly enlightened mind.  Whatever you may think about the tests themselves, the man was head and shoulders above Jung and Freud in thinking progressively about people (a low bar, I admit).  And, unlike Jung and Freud, Rorschach would pass my "I'd let you into my house party, even though you showed up uninvited" test (you might be surprised by who would NOT pass that test). There is an earnestness, a kindness to him that truly took me by surprise.

Once I finish this one (I confess to having been doing Sudoku puzzles at lunch instead of reading), this will be next (both books I won from LibraryThing):


Yes, this is what working in the mental health field does to you - and you folks don't help much, either!
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00am

poetry
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Posted: Feb 11, 2017 - 10:20am



"Jefferson's tombstone informs us that he founded the University of Virginia."  -Gore Vidal's Aaron Burr

Vidal's best novel, and a realistic telling of early American history for a change.


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Posted: Sep 27, 2016 - 10:27am


http://www.alibris.com/Dont-Sleep-There-are-Snakes-Life-and-Language-in-the-Amazonian-Jungle-Daniel-Everett/book/10776945?matches=58#reviews

A missionary/linguist spent 30+ years in the Amazon. The linguistic study was a great success. He became the first outsider to learn this unusual language. But the missionary work was a total loss. Everybody in the tribe was happy, so nobody needed saving. Then he became an atheist, and his missionary wife left. Easily the best travel writing I ever read.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2016 - 9:07pm

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Looks like a good one! Thanks!

It was!
And don't forget this...



It's even mentioned in the book.


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Posted: Aug 2, 2016 - 9:03pm

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Floodpath by Jon Wilkman
A really interesting story about William Mullholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster in 1928.
Great back story about Mullholland and the building of the Owens Valley Aqueduct.

 
Looks like a good one! Thanks!
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Posted: Aug 2, 2016 - 8:59pm

Floodpath by Jon Wilkman
A really interesting story about William Mullholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster in 1928.
Great back story about Mullholland and the building of the Owens Valley Aqueduct.
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