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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2014, 09:39:39 AM »
The Federalist Papers.
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« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2014, 09:45:50 AM »
Endurance, Earnest Shackleton's  Incredible Voyage.
 One year of survival in Antarctica, amazing story,
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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2014, 10:02:41 AM »
Endurance, Earnest Shackleton's  Incredible Voyage.
 One year of survival in Antarctica, amazing story,
I just read that one again last winter.....one of my favorites and an absolutely incredible story of courage, survival and navigational skill! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2014, 10:08:48 AM »
Endurance, Earnest Shackleton's  Incredible Voyage.
 One year of survival in Antarctica, amazing story,
I just read that one again last winter.....one of my favorites and an absolutely incredible story of courage, survival and navigational skill! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2014, 12:57:34 PM »
Secrets of Warmth for comfort and survival by Hal Weiss ,cool little manual on staying warm winter camping,winter survival,how cold effects our bodies etc.
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And am listening to the first book of the game of thrones series in audiobook

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« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2014, 10:20:53 AM »
Finally finished Sycamore row by John Grisham, a good read if you like his typical Lawyer stuff.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2014, 09:44:35 PM »
Just started reading the Wheel of Time series.  I will get through the first one before I will decide if I will read any more of the 17 book series.  So far it is no Song of Ice and Fire series.  It has to be damn good for me to commit to 17 books.   ;)


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« Reply #57 on: December 26, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
I'm stalled on reading several books but the one I can't put down is the last Wheel of Time book that came out two years ago. I put off buying the last one because I was dirt poor for so long and wanted to wait till the price dropped lol.

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« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2014, 10:43:15 AM »
That is what everyone says Trek.  I'm giving it a shot.  The good news is it is a pretty easy read so far.  Ice and Fire is not only a complex plot but the author liked to describe the scene to the point where you are thinking "get on with it already."  If I do continue on with Wheel I will take a break when the last Ice and Fire comes out.  I hear it is done now so there is no more worrying the author is going to kick the bucket before he finishes it. 

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« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2014, 01:39:44 PM »
Believe it or not, Brandon Sanderson (the author hired to finish the WoT series after Robert Jordan died), has written the last few books so as to be almost indistinguishable in style and content from Robert Jordan's earlier work.

There are some interesting aspects of the newer books which make me wonder if Brandon Sanderson is a bushcraft/traditional skills enthusiast himself :D. Like, he does a lot of short segments where certain characters are doing certain tasks like blacksmithing, bladesmithing, leatherworking, etc etc. It's a recurring thing and it seems as though Brandon himself knows a lot of these things or perhaps he just did the research really well. Small details, and all that.

Good series, if you enjoy long fantasy series you won't be disappointed!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2014, 05:53:31 PM »
For anybody with an interest in World War 2 or stories about human perseverance during the absolute worst circumstances, try reading "City of Thieves". Tremendous story that illustrates the hellish life in St. Petersburg during the war. I'm not a big reader but couldn't put it down and burned through it barely stopping. Fantastic read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2014, 06:20:47 PM »
Wannabe, if you like historical books and historical fiction, there is an author whose works I have enjoyed named Leon Uris.

He wrote a lot of books about the Jews in WWII.
My favorite is called "Exodus." I have another one called "Armageddon" which I haven't finished yet.

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« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2014, 10:08:00 PM »
Just started a new book after reading Longstreet's Memoirs of the Civil War campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia.

This one is "The Neaderthal's Necklace"  copyright 2001 by Juan Luis Arsuaga.  It is the story of the first inhabitants of Europe; the Neanderthals and is written by Arsuaga, a renowned paleoanthropologist .  It outlines their cultural practices, the struggles with the Cro-Magnon race and their eventual demise.  Early on it is a very interesting look at early man and the culture they developed.   
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« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2014, 06:52:41 AM »
I'm reading a forum thread on Blades and Bushlore about what people are reading.


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« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2014, 11:33:38 AM »
I'm reading a forum thread on Blades and Bushlore about what people are reading.


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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2014, 11:55:02 AM »
Indeed.


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« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2014, 05:09:41 PM »

I'm reading a forum thread on Blades and Bushlore about what people are reading.


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I concur!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2014, 10:46:33 AM »
Today I'm reading Murder of Crows (book 2 in The Twenty Sided Sorceress series), Tomorrow I'll read book 3 and, the day after, book 4.... Then I'm gonna read book 1,5 and 2 in the Rust and Relics series, then it's on to Gods and Dragons (a collection of 8 fantasy novels). Don't know what I'll read next week... Darn Kindle! :D
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« Reply #68 on: December 30, 2014, 11:43:29 AM »
Rereading "Benjamin Franklin" by Carl Van Doren.  That guy was just amazing...
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« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2014, 12:00:42 PM »
Rereading "Benjamin Franklin" by Carl Van Doren.  That guy was just amazing...
Yeah, he was, AND he seemed to know how to enjoy the 'finer' things in life! ;D
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« Reply #70 on: December 30, 2014, 12:31:44 PM »
If you're unfamiliar with Ben.  Read up on him.  You will be blown away by his inventions.
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« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2014, 03:25:14 PM »
I'm about a quarter of the way through "Surviving the Wilds of Florida" (http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Wilds-Florida-Reid-Tillery/dp/0963429752). It's a bushcraft / survival book focusing mainly on the Florida Everglades. It's a good read for a novice outdoorsman like myself focusing on the wilderness and waterways of Florida. So far, I'm really enjoying it.

Another book I've purchased but haven't started reading is "A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park" (http://www.amazon.com/Paddlers-Guide-Everglades-National-Park/dp/0813033608). I purchased this book mainly for researching a kayak trip I hope to make one day to paddle the entire 99 mile Wilderness Waterway through the Everglades.

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« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2014, 03:29:53 PM »
I'm in Greg!  Got the second book.  Ordering the first.  Paddle in hand.

Wonder if anybody's SUP'd the run?
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« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2014, 03:32:21 PM »
I'm in Greg!  Got the second book.  Ordering the first.  Paddle in hand.

Wonder if anybody's SUP'd the run?

Tony, how cool of a trip would that be? It's on my bucket list for sure.

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« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2014, 03:33:56 PM »
Kelly and I did a piece of it.  Want more.
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« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2014, 03:55:53 PM »
I'm about a quarter of the way through "Surviving the Wilds of Florida" (http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Wilds-Florida-Reid-Tillery/dp/0963429752). It's a bushcraft / survival book focusing mainly on the Florida Everglades. It's a good read for a novice outdoorsman like myself focusing on the wilderness and waterways of Florida. So far, I'm really enjoying it.

I really like this book, it's well thought out and written.  I think it was forum member RBM that brought the book to my attention a while ago.
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« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2015, 04:23:25 PM »
Believe it or not, Brandon Sanderson (the author hired to finish the WoT series after Robert Jordan died), has written the last few books so as to be almost indistinguishable in style and content from Robert Jordan's earlier work.

There are some interesting aspects of the newer books which make me wonder if Brandon Sanderson is a bushcraft/traditional skills enthusiast himself :D. Like, he does a lot of short segments where certain characters are doing certain tasks like blacksmithing, bladesmithing, leatherworking, etc etc. It's a recurring thing and it seems as though Brandon himself knows a lot of these things or perhaps he just did the research really well. Small details, and all that.

Good series, if you enjoy long fantasy series you won't be disappointed!

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I'm into the second book and fatwood even gets a mention.  He does not go into detail but at least Jordan seemed to know what it takes to survive in the wilderness mentioning both a bow drill and a snare.  So far very enjoyable.  My only complaint is it is a little too sanitized for me.  I like a little more gritty a story.  Song if Ice and Fire is a little more to my liking.  Still Wheel of Time is a compelling enough story to keep me interested. 

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« Reply #77 on: January 07, 2015, 04:28:40 PM »
I'm presently pretty engrossed with a motorcycle shop manual. :P
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« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2015, 04:53:53 PM »
Just finished Common Ground by Justin Trudeau. It was pretty interesting.



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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #79 on: January 08, 2015, 11:55:33 AM »
Just started Ray Mears biography.

Good thread, ordered a few based on the recommendations.

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« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2015, 12:08:12 PM »
Finishing the last couple of chapters in MAPPING by John Noble Wilford, too. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2015, 02:47:34 PM »
Pinnell and Talifson: Last of the Great Brown Bear Men

 Guiding stories from these two hunters on Kodiak island from the 50's to the 80's.

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« Reply #82 on: January 08, 2015, 05:22:13 PM »
Lords of the north by Bernard Cornwell, pretty darn good, I may try and find some more by him.
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« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2015, 05:31:07 PM »
Finishing the last couple of chapters in MAPPING by John Noble Wilford, too. :thumbsup:

Interesting wolfy... I have the same named book by David Greenhood ( that oddly enough you of all people recommended,lol )  since I'm finally done my Grisham, perhaps I'll

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« Reply #84 on: January 08, 2015, 06:09:58 PM »
Currently reading Colin Towell's "The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure"
It's pretty good.





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« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2015, 06:45:31 PM »
Finishing the last couple of chapters in MAPPING by John Noble Wilford, too. :thumbsup:

Interesting wolfy... I have the same named book by David Greenhood ( that oddly enough you of all people recommended,lol )  since I'm finally done my Grisham, perhaps I'll

No....I WILL! read this  :cheers:
Good for you......I think you'll like it. :cheers:   It was reccomended to me by a geospatial engineer for its clarity and perception of the subject. :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2015, 06:41:35 PM »
Believe it or not, Brandon Sanderson (the author hired to finish the WoT series after Robert Jordan died), has written the last few books so as to be almost indistinguishable in style and content from Robert Jordan's earlier work.

There are some interesting aspects of the newer books which make me wonder if Brandon Sanderson is a bushcraft/traditional skills enthusiast himself :D. Like, he does a lot of short segments where certain characters are doing certain tasks like blacksmithing, bladesmithing, leatherworking, etc etc. It's a recurring thing and it seems as though Brandon himself knows a lot of these things or perhaps he just did the research really well. Small details, and all that.

Good series, if you enjoy long fantasy series you won't be disappointed!

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I'm into the second book and fatwood even gets a mention.  He does not go into detail but at least Jordan seemed to know what it takes to survive in the wilderness mentioning both a bow drill and a snare.  So far very enjoyable.  My only complaint is it is a little too sanitized for me.  I like a little more gritty a story.  Song if Ice and Fire is a little more to my liking.  Still Wheel of Time is a compelling enough story to keep me interested.


If you think it's sanitized now, wait till you get into the series lmao.
I think you won't be disappointed ;) It gets quite dark!

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« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2015, 06:44:31 PM »
I just finished WoT, BTW. The ending isn't what I expected but it's not the worst ending for a fantasy series ever. In fact, it's a little open-ended, which is nice, because it leaves the reader room to imagine what the main characters who survive Tarmon Gaidon end up doing later in life lol.
A pretty happy, if slightly bittersweet, ending to a very depressing last book lmao.

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« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2015, 09:42:37 PM »
Believe it or not, Brandon Sanderson (the author hired to finish the WoT series after Robert Jordan died), has written the last few books so as to be almost indistinguishable in style and content from Robert Jordan's earlier work.

There are some interesting aspects of the newer books which make me wonder if Brandon Sanderson is a bushcraft/traditional skills enthusiast himself :D. Like, he does a lot of short segments where certain characters are doing certain tasks like blacksmithing, bladesmithing, leatherworking, etc etc. It's a recurring thing and it seems as though Brandon himself knows a lot of these things or perhaps he just did the research really well. Small details, and all that.

Good series, if you enjoy long fantasy series you won't be disappointed!

PMZ

I'm into the second book and fatwood even gets a mention.  He does not go into detail but at least Jordan seemed to know what it takes to survive in the wilderness mentioning both a bow drill and a snare.  So far very enjoyable.  My only complaint is it is a little too sanitized for me.  I like a little more gritty a story.  Song if Ice and Fire is a little more to my liking.  Still Wheel of Time is a compelling enough story to keep me interested.


If you think it's sanitized now, wait till you get into the series lmao.
I think you won't be disappointed ;) It gets quite dark!

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Cool.  The only down side is that series is a commitment.  Not just a lot of books but the books are not short by any means. 

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« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2015, 09:56:38 PM »
Yup, that's the only problem.

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« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2015, 09:46:28 PM »
So, uh...i am already rereading the WoT books. Lol. The good thing about that is, it encourages me to practice archery, make knives (right now I'm working on Mat's "ashandarei" (a type of polearm similar to the Japanese naginata) and camp more, both because the books inspire creativity, and because I spend so much time reading that I eventually feel the need to take a break, lol!
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« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2015, 10:08:31 PM »
I'm about to start The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. I've been wanting to read this one for a while now.
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« Reply #92 on: January 30, 2015, 10:29:07 PM »
Interesting wolfy... I have the same named book by David Greenhood ( that oddly enough you of all people recommended,lol )  since I'm finally done my Grisham, perhaps I'll

No....I WILL! read this  :cheers:

It's a bit of a slow read ( more like a study read ) but the more I learn, the more I realize we would not be where we are today without the mapping that went on before us.
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« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2015, 09:47:43 AM »
"Seth Bullock, Frontier Marshall". Written by his grand-son, Kenneth C. Kellar in 1972.  Bullock was an early migrant to Deadwood and entered the hardware store business with Sol Starr.  They developed a ranch and were instrumental in Deadwood's early commerce.  Bullock was the Deadwood Sheriff for a number of years and a deputy US Marshall.  He  became friends with Teddy Roosevelt during the time he that Teddy was ranching in the Medora North Dakota area.  They remained friends for the rest of their lives.  Bullock is a regional figure, once you leave this area no one knows much about him.  Bullock and Starr donated a railroad site that grew into present day Belle Fourche South Dakota, a town not far from where I live.
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« Reply #94 on: January 31, 2015, 09:27:38 PM »
I bought that book in Deadwood at the museum. :)
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« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2015, 09:45:31 PM »
I bought that book in Deadwood at the museum. :)

I checked this one out of the library.  It is pretty well written but has quite a few factual errors about directions and events in the first part of the book.  Once he gets into the letters and relationship with TR it flows pretty well. 
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« Reply #96 on: January 31, 2015, 09:47:27 PM »
I confess to not having read it yet. :-[
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #97 on: January 31, 2015, 09:53:36 PM »
I confess to not having read it yet. :-[

I have a large pile of unread books sitting on my desk.   I also have a large pile of half read books there too.   :-X
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #98 on: February 01, 2015, 10:37:41 AM »
I have a large pile of unread books sitting on my desk.   I also have a large pile of half read books there too.   :-X

I confess to having several half read books as well.  I can forgive the ones that are just not what I expected.  The thing that blows me away is I will read a book I just love by an author so I get another book by the same author.  At it seems like that second book was written by someone else.  It just does not capture the interest like the first one did.  It is not always the subject matter either.  It is like they just did not try as hard with the second book. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #99 on: February 01, 2015, 01:56:16 PM »
I , too, have several half finished books awaiting my attention, most of which were gifts :O
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