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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #180 on: December 13, 2014, 09:10:25 PM »
Reading "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America". Finding it very entertaining, informative and thought provoking (a bit too many F bombs but the book wouldn't be the same without them...).

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« Reply #181 on: December 13, 2014, 09:17:45 PM »
I'm a big fan of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (nonfiction)
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #183 on: December 13, 2014, 09:26:09 PM »
I'm a big fan of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (nonfiction)
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2015, 12:33:59 PM »
Any Kurt Vonnegut fans?

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« Reply #185 on: January 05, 2015, 05:39:59 PM »
Any Kurt Vonnegut fans?

Oh yeah.

Cat's Cradle? Seriously disturbing. And seriously the most cynical thing I've ever read. I'm scared to like it as much as I do...

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« Reply #186 on: January 06, 2015, 04:32:29 AM »
Oh yeah.

Cat's Cradle? Seriously disturbing. And seriously the most cynical thing I've ever read. I'm scared to like it as much as I do...
Haha yeah. Guess he's the first writer I've seen who's more cynical them I am  ;D...

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #187 on: January 21, 2015, 07:56:59 PM »
Your thoughts on Leon Wieseltier's Kaddish?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #188 on: March 31, 2015, 01:33:08 AM »
For anyone interested in aviation. I'm reading QF32 (http://www.amazon.com/QF32-Richard-Crespigny-ebook/dp/B007KTLQ5W/) by the pilot of Quantas flight 32.

Obviously his account of the flight is fascinating and gave me a new respect for Airbus (I'm generally a fan of Boeing), but what I liked more is the first half of the book that goes through his history with flying and is a very interesting read.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #189 on: March 31, 2015, 07:56:52 AM »


For anyone interested in aviation.
and gave me a new respect for Airbus (I'm generally a fan of Boeing),

Off topic a sec, why on a Boeing first flight the pilots dress with their suits, where is Airbus first flight they dress with parachutes?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #190 on: June 17, 2015, 04:04:25 PM »
Anyone read The Martian?

It's like the story of Apollo 13 on steroids.

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« Reply #191 on: June 17, 2015, 04:14:10 PM »
Anyone read The Martian?

It's like the story of Apollo 13 on steroids.

The Martian is awesome. I really hope the movie isn't too much of a disappointment.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #192 on: June 17, 2015, 05:17:43 PM »
The Martian is awesome. I really hope the movie isn't too much of a disappointment.
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #193 on: June 19, 2015, 02:07:13 AM »
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.

They say "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was better as a movie.

I'm still deciding...
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #194 on: June 19, 2015, 02:53:31 AM »
I just read through twenty pages and can't believe No one mentioned the count of Monte Cristo!
I'm also a big fan of dickens
Tale if two cities, Oliver twist, David Copperfield.... Anyone else out there?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #195 on: June 19, 2015, 09:06:48 AM »
I just read through twenty pages and can't believe No one mentioned the count of Monte Cristo!
I'm also a big fan of dickens
Tale if two cities, Oliver twist, David Copperfield.... Anyone else out there?
On my list but don't see it happening any time soon.
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« Reply #196 on: June 19, 2015, 11:40:39 AM »
This might just be me, but I never saw a movie that I enjoyed more than the book it was made on.

On that note, is Game of Thrones worth reading or is the TV show better?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #197 on: June 19, 2015, 11:44:19 AM »
On my list but don't see it happening any time soon.
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« Reply #198 on: July 27, 2015, 07:33:09 PM »
50 pages into an interview with Watterson in Exploring Calvin and Hobbes. Fascinating read.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #199 on: July 27, 2015, 07:40:26 PM »
On that note, is Game of Thrones worth reading or is the TV show better?

Just saw your question now because the thread just got bumped. The answer is a definitive yes, you should read the books. In my opinion it is almost impossible to follow all the characters without reading the books and understanding who is who and what is what. Just a note that as of the last season the HBO writers have basically taken a shortcut and changed parts of the story.