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    Just picked up a copy of Call of the Wild. I have been meaning to read this book since I was 10 years old!!

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    I do love Jack London.

    I've been reading several small publications about starting farmer's markets -- largely how to do the foundational market research (for both produce that the people in the location want as well as what attracts those sorts of vendors), and overall how to plan for a market effectively. Interesting process, that.

    I've also finally gotten ahold of Hunger Games, and it's a decent read.

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    • #3
      Plato's "Republic", Machiaveli's "The Prince", Ludwig von Mises' "Socialism" are all on my Kindle, just re-read the 1984 edition of "Galloway's Book on Running" in paperback. I have the 2nd edition on order.....

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      • #4
        Does Aging Stop, Laurence Mueller


        Does Aging Stop?: Laurence D. Mueller, Casandra L. Rauser, Michael R. Rose: 9780199754229: Amazon.com: Books

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        • #5
          i just finished "a dance with dragons." not sure how i'm going to be able to wait until "the winds of winter" and "a dream of spring" come out. at least season 3 of the show starts on sunday.

          i'll probably get back in to reading some more daniel quinn now and i have my eye on "god, no" by penn jillette, as well.

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          • #6
            'The Art & Science of Low-Carb Living' (finally! :P)
            Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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            • #7
              Trout&Salmon, Scottish Mountain Ridges and Classic Motorcycle Mechanics. Also some co-parenting stuff my wife waved under my nose!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                i just finished "a dance with dragons." not sure how i'm going to be able to wait until "the winds of winter" and "a dream of spring" come out. at least season 3 of the show starts on sunday.

                i'll probably get back in to reading some more daniel quinn now and i have my eye on "god, no" by penn jillette, as well.
                I just finished A Storm of Swords. I haven't decided if I'm going to jump into A Feast For Crows right now or hold off. I'm starting to find these a little frustrating. It's like nothing good ever happens to the good characters. I have a biography of Ben Franklin that I keep skipping, so I think I'm going to read that next.
                M/35/5'10"
                SW: 325lbs
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                • #9
                  I am reading The Gabriel Method by Jon Gabriel. My hobby is reading diet books to see what ultimate truth they contain. Some contain none, others have nuggets of pure gold.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Harpua View Post
                    I just finished A Storm of Swords. I haven't decided if I'm going to jump into A Feast For Crows right now or hold off. I'm starting to find these a little frustrating. It's like nothing good ever happens to the good characters. I have a biography of Ben Franklin that I keep skipping, so I think I'm going to read that next.
                    a feast for crows and a dance with dragons are a change of pace. new characters are introduced. storylines expand. some new geography is covered. some good things happen. some bad things happen. overall, they move a lot slower than a storm of swords. remember, "the winds of winter" will be roughly another year until it is released. and from what i've read, "a dream of spring" will be at least 3-4 years after that. maybe slow it down and pace yourself. i'm curious to see how hbo does with the 3rd season and where they choose to end it. i've heard that the season will end with the wedding, and mostly everything afterwards will go in to season 4. i'm also not sure how hbo will do with the 4th and 5th books. too many new characters are introduced and there is too much going on, without a lot of actual action, in those 2 books to make super TV friendly. they really can't shorten anything up though, or the tv show will overtake the pace in which the books are being written. and a 1-2 year hiatus would be unthinkable for hbo.
                    Last edited by not on the rug; 03-26-2013, 10:41 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, it just felt like a good time to take a break. I have only seen season 1 and a couple episodes of season 2. i think they have done a good job on the shows so far.
                      M/35/5'10"
                      SW: 325lbs
                      Paleo start: 2/6/2013 @303lbs


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                      • #12
                        Non-fiction: Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

                        Fiction: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway

                        Next up is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Has anyone read Meditations before? I always have a difficult time becoming immersed in ancient Greek and Roman texts...
                        Travel, eat well, and learn about life - three things I love to do

                        Curious about what YOU should pack next time you're on the road? Check out my Definitive Guide to Backpacking Nutrition

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                        • #13
                          Harpua, not on the rug,

                          If you haven't already, start reading "Malazan" while you wait for GRRM to finish.

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                          • #14
                            Currently reading two books:

                            Biological Approaches to the Study of Human Intelligence (Edited by Philip A. Vernon), includes essays from Arthur Jensen, Richard Lynn, H. J. Eysenck and others.

                            The Growth Of Southern Nationalism by Avery Craven. An older work arguing that the breakdown of the democratic process led us to the Civil War. Part of LSU's history of the South series.
                            Started 9/5/11 at 212lb
                            Last weigh in 12/10/11 at 188lb
                            Goal: 160

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                            • #15
                              I just got a hard copy of Weston Price "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration". About half way thru, this is rightly considered the most important book ever in the field of nutrition. He just observed what existed in these untouched 1930s tribes and accepted the story nature told. Wise individual. The photos are incredible. It's amazing to me how much knowledge man can accumulate, and then poof it's all forgotten!

                              Also audio-booking Gary Taubes "Good Calories, Bad Calories". Taubes spends significant time on this topic; how over and over again nutrition as a field has "restarted"...new researchers came along and ignored everything that came before, only to go off on some pointless tangent.

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