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KYLEd
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Message Posted On Monday, July 7th 2014 at 8:22 pm
Currently reading, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic
guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, July 11th 2014 at 6:36 am
Just finished "A Renegade History of the United States" by Thaddeus Russell. A provocative look at history, any history fan should have a copy.

FROM A REVIEW: In vivid portraits of renegades and their “respectable” adversaries, Russell shows that the nation’s history has been driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires. The more these accidental revolutionaries—drunkards, prostitutes, gangsters, unassimilated immigrants, “bad” blacks—persevered, the more American society changed for the better.

(I remember the "law breakers" of the 1970's that finally forced the removal of Blue Laws from state and city books.)
guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, July 18th 2014 at 11:04 am
“Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Wonderful book about the Apocalypse, great humor. No wonder it's a best seller and a cult favorite.

I love this quote from the book, "Crowley (An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards)." LOL

Another good quote:
"What is this place?"
"It's the local Lovers Lane."
"Is that why it appears to be paved with rubber?"
calicow
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Message Posted On Friday, July 18th 2014 at 1:56 pm
On Friday, July 18th 2014 11:04 am, guytwo wrote:
Another good quote:
"What is this place?"
"It's the local Lovers Lane."
"Is that why it appears to be paved with rubber?"

guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, July 20th 2014 at 8:07 am
Read the materials book "Stuff Matters" by Mark Miodownik. It's about everyday materials in our lives, concrete, steel, chocolate, glass, paper etc.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Monday, July 21st 2014 at 7:29 pm
“Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

GET THIS BOOK !!!! VERY GOOD AND SO FUNNY !!!
guytwo

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Message Posted On Saturday, July 26th 2014 at 4:32 pm
Read “Eating the Dinosaur” by Klosterman, Chuck. He's an interesting social critic and commentator.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, August 3rd 2014 at 8:17 am
Finished “The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch” by Dartnell, Lewis. An apocalypse recovery book; not a survival book. In other words after the survival this book helps with the rebuilding of a technical society. (sorta)
guytwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 6th 2014 at 6:17 am
Read “Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain” by Levitt, Steven D.,Dubner, Stephen J.

As usual these guys have an unusual look at life and are always fun and entertaining to read.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, August 10th 2014 at 9:04 am
Finished my third book by Chuck Klosterman. “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)” A social commentary and critic, and always interesting.
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