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#16 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Sorry Rich, I can't recommend anything. I have a hard time just reading a long post, a book ? Ain't no way.

That stinks you won't have internet access, I personally will miss your humor. I guess Hydro Harold will have to work twice as hard once your gone. Cat will jump in to help too I'm sure.

So your gonna be living off the fat of the land ? Like Yule Gibbons ?

I was thinking maybe you were one of those VA moonshine making guys, but that's done when its warmer, and the trees have leaves so that the revenues can't spot you from the air.

Hope you enjoy your retreat Rich !! Be sure and let us know when your back.


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Posted October 06, 2012 - 11:22 PM

I'll be back in the woods of S. Virginia, this winter and won't have 'puter service.


Yeah, I used to drop out every once in a while too and that was long before computer addictions. I didn't do much woods then, mostly on the road. If you're headed for a "contemplative lifestyle" (I really hate the use of "lifestyle" it's so hackneyed today.), for the season, why not jot down some notes and find an area of your life/knowledge to write a book or journal? You sound like you could harbor some pretty interesting stuff for other's to read. (That's a compliment, not a snide comment!) :D :wave:
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Nope, an alert mod who happens to be an early riser.

No pun intended to the content of the spam...


:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: That's funny.......
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 05:40 AM

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: That's funny.......


:ditto:

I am an avid reader and devour most anything in print when I have the time. Dean Koontz, Stephen King (just finished the 1,000 page uncut edition of "The Stand"...for the third time :thumbs: ), Clive Cussler, and any action, suspense, non-love story for the most part. Magazines rarely unless I am sitting in the chair at a Drs. office waiting.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 07:15 AM

I was at a garage sale yest., and the owner's daughter was reading a book about the Ghosts of Rock Island County. I tried real hard to get her to sell it to me, but... nope!

My own tastes in reading tend towards topical stuff; theology, paranormal, bible archaeology.(If your interested in end-time predictions and politics, The AntiChrist and a Cup of Tea by Tim Cohen is a must read.) But being a bookaholic I also consume biology, primitive living,forensic pathology, Native American History,etc., etc. Just about anything. I'll pass time with magazines and novels as well. Clive Cussler did several books that took place in early 20th century America that were entertaining.

I'm taking notes from these suggestions, most any book can be borrowed from the library system. If one library doesn't have it another one will.
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Have you ever checked out the FoxFire series? It has a lot of how to as well as interviews of people. Good books for a snowed in night.

http://www.foxfire.org/
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Ah reading...the habit that cost more than all the others combined.

I always recommend Hunter S. Thompson, because he makes me laugh. Stephen King is always good. Chuck Klosterman is funny. Douglas Adams is hilarious. Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are funny too.

If I'm in a drop-out phase, I like to read science-related stuff. I'm not really educated enough to understand all of the science, but I get a little smarter every time I try. Some day I hope to be less of an idiot. For that I recommend "Field Notes from a Catastrophe," these days, but there's plenty out there.

I like political books too. I won't name any authors, but will say that I like to read both sides of the spectrum. It leaves me confused and edgy, with a sense of impending doom. Not all that different from reading Stephen King, actually.

ETA: Just started Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" last night. Very inventive, very odd. Only 50 or so pages in, but recommend it.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:57 PM

...Douglas Adams is hilarious...


Not sure how I forgot Douglas Adams! One of my favorites for sure! "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective agency" and "the Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" are a couple of his lesser known works, but very uplifting none the less!

I hear that the good Reverend Blair has a couple of published stories as well that he may repeat here so that you might find them to digest as well!

I'm gonna take some of the suggestions in this thread as well...since they're being offered so freely!
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:50 PM

.......
I'm taking notes from these suggestions, most any book can be borrowed from the library system. If one library doesn't have it another one will.


And I recently learned that local libraries can give you free access to audio books but have yet to check it out myself.

Have you ever checked out the FoxFire series? It has a lot of how to as well as interviews of people. Good books for a snowed in night.

http://www.foxfire.org/


Looks like some interesting reading Alan.

Ah reading...the habit that cost more than all the others combined.
.......

I like political books too. I won't name any authors, but will say that I like to read both sides of the spectrum. It leaves me confused and edgy, with a sense of impending doom. Not all that different from reading Stephen King, actually.

ETA: Just started Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" last night. Very inventive, very odd. Only 50 or so pages in, but recommend it.


I try to find mine in the free to cheap department
Yep you must know Mr. King Well :thumbs:
Grabbed a quick sample of this and it looks like something I could read and enjoy

Not sure how I forgot Douglas Adams! One of my favorites for sure! "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective agency" and "the Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" are a couple of his lesser known works, but very uplifting none the less!

I hear that the good Reverend Blair has a couple of published stories as well that he may repeat here so that you might find them to digest as well!

I'm gonna take some of the suggestions in this thread as well...since they're being offered so freely!


Also a quick sample read and would enjoy finishing.

Waiting for the good Reverend to link us to some of his published works


Thanks Guys!!!!!
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:03 PM

One Man's Wilderness, An Alaskan Odyssey
The story of Dick Proenneke, written by Sam Keith. The book version of the PBS series 'Alone in the Wilderness'.

I enjoy Vince Flynn, also. As stated before, SK is good. The Stand, It, and the DT series will burn up quite a few nights. Frederick Forsythe's 'The Fist of God' is a good read. The complete collection of the Tales and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe, in case you get too giddy. Anything by Michael Crichton for a good, quick read.

I don't know if this one will hit the shelves before you head out, Rich; but be on the lookout for:

"John Deere: The 20th Century's Much Ado About Nothing" written by Daniel O. Gaucho.

(don't know much about the author of that one)

I pulled 4 spam posts about the benefits of Viagra earlier today. You want to read them?

How come you get those and I don't. Adware?


I do believe 'hording' would be more accurate than Adware, Rich.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Mr. King keeps coming up. I read the first three books in his Dark Tower series years ago. He stalled out and stopped writing them. Looks like he finished them in the last 10 years. I remember them as being different from his other works. More suspense and less horror than normal.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Mr. King keeps coming up. I read the first three books in his Dark Tower series years ago. He stalled out and stopped writing them. Looks like he finished them in the last 10 years. I remember them as being different from his other works. More suspense and less horror than normal.


I started them just as it sounds like you did, read 1 thru 3 then could not find the rest. Ended up eventually rounding up all seven, started over from the beginning cause it had been a while and read all seven through. That was probably pre 2005 (when we moved to the lake).

Just this winter before I reread the Stand I jumped back into the Gunslingers world for the second read through. Some people like to see the same movie several times. I can do the same with a good book (or seven of them).

Am I crazy yet??? No just working on it......

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 11:10 PM

I started them just as it sounds like you did, read 1 thru 3 then could not find the rest. Ended up eventually rounding up all seven, started over from the beginning cause it had been a while and read all seven through.


Were the last 4 as good as the first 3?

Don't feel bad about rereading your favorites, as a teenager, I read the Lord of the Rings 3 times.
Even had a poster. (nerd alert). (that admission will probably haunt me at some point)
And as for crazy, you got a long way to go.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Buy a shop book for everything you own.. I stop off at Caterpillar and John Deere and buy their shop books of new and old equipment. The real old books they just give to me. Enjoy the peace of no internet Rich..
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 01:22 AM

...I read the Lord of the Rings 3 times.
Even had a poster. (nerd alert). (that admission will probably haunt me at some point)...


Who would possibly tease you for that?!?!

I have no room to talk. I did book reports on "the Hobbit" and Homer's "Odyssey" (non-prose interpretation) when I was in 9th grade. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in tenth. I also read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" once again just last year at Christmas for the 3rd time. I did not however have any posters of them (Not that there's anything wrong with that :poke: )
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