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Wife reads on average 2-3 books a week. Me...I’m illiterate


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Originally Posted By: Dag�Bill
Wife reads on average 2-3 books a week. Me...I’m illiterate


my wife too, I read 2-3 books a life



Re: Do you read? [Re: swalker9513] #12790601
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These days mostly John Sandford or Ken Follet books. Go a bit burned out on James Patterson books.

Re: Do you read? [Re: swalker9513] #12790638
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Just downloaded Kindle app to android tablet to get off books. Like to read Westerns, Bios, fiction and non-fiction and read about 4 per week. Love books based on real events. Favorite author is W.E.B. Griffin's war stories.


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There are usually at least 6 books on my nightstand all in various stages of completion. Which one I pick up depends on the mood I'm in. Listen to tons of audio books and podcasts too. Mostly non-fiction.

Re: Do you read? [Re: swalker9513] #12790662
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I have my physical library for reference materials and a few old favorites. One room of the house is nothing but bookshelves pretty much, and the paperbacks are double stacked. Kindle is for my "mind candy" fiction... the stuff I'll finish in a day or two at most. Audible is kind of a mix of both but I don't tend to listen to a bunch of fiction.

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I just finished "The Subtle Art of not giving a F***" by Mark Manson. Very interesting read


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I'm not certain that anybody in the OT actually fishes, but for those that do, and read, pick up something by John Gierach if you've never given him a go. He's the next best thing to being on the water.

His books (and there are many) all read quick and are just about impossible to put down.

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Re: Do you read? [Re: swalker9513] #12790766
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does listening to books on Audible count? I go through about one a month on it.

In college is when I started to read some and Kinky Friedman has some funny stuff. Now days it's almost all non-fiction.


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At any given time I have a good half dozen going. Currently sitting on my night stand:
1. Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
2. Why we sleep - Matthew Walker
3. The subtle art of not giving a F* Mark Manson
4. Enlightenment now - Steven Pinker
5. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet -Jesse Itzler
6. We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

Depending on my mood I pick up one every night for about an hour before bed. I finish a couple per month.

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. It's the most incredible survival story I've ever read. If you read it two things happen. 1. You can't complain for a good month. 2. You come to the realization the generations before us had so much grit as compared to today they almost seem like a different species.


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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
At any given time I have a good half dozen going. Currently sitting on my night stand:
1. Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
2. Why we sleep - Matthew Walker
3. The subtle art of not giving a F* Mark Manson
4. Enlightenment now - Steven Pinker
5. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet -Jesse Itzler
6. We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

Depending on my mood I pick up one every night for about an hour before bed. I finish a couple per month.

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. It's the most incredible survival story I've ever read. If you read it two things happen. 1. You can't complain for a good month. 2. You come to the realization the generations before us had so much grit as compared to today they almost seem like a different species.

I've just started Extreme Ownership. Common sense stuff when you think about it, but really makes you think and immediately helpful. His podcast is awesome if you haven't checked it out yet.
#3 was really great too.
Check out Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. It's absolutely inspirational.
https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Mentors-Sho...rds=tim+ferriss

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12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson should also be required reading for all the little snowflakes graduating.

https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Ant...0417&sr=1-1

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I just saw him at the majestic not to long ago. Never heard of him before. Interesting guy.

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Very interesting. He and I have very similar thoughts on life. I’ve watched quite a few of his YouTube videos since then

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Originally Posted By: CrankAddict
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
At any given time I have a good half dozen going. Currently sitting on my night stand:
1. Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
2. Why we sleep - Matthew Walker
3. The subtle art of not giving a F* Mark Manson
4. Enlightenment now - Steven Pinker
5. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet -Jesse Itzler
6. We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

Depending on my mood I pick up one every night for about an hour before bed. I finish a couple per month.

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. It's the most incredible survival story I've ever read. If you read it two things happen. 1. You can't complain for a good month. 2. You come to the realization the generations before us had so much grit as compared to today they almost seem like a different species.

I've just started Extreme Ownership. Common sense stuff when you think about it, but really makes you think and immediately helpful. His podcast is awesome if you haven't checked it out yet.
#3 was really great too.
Check out Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. It's absolutely inspirational.
https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Mentors-Sho...rds=tim+ferriss


I've read tribe of mentors, I would rate it like 3 stars... I actually thought his prior book on the subject Tools of Titans was much much better. I'd rate that one 4.5 stars. Check it out for sure if you haven't.


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Re: Do you read? [Re: swalker9513] #12790853
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
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At any given time I have a good half dozen going. Currently sitting on my night stand:
1. Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
2. Why we sleep - Matthew Walker
3. The subtle art of not giving a F* Mark Manson
4. Enlightenment now - Steven Pinker
5. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet -Jesse Itzler
6. We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

Depending on my mood I pick up one every night for about an hour before bed. I finish a couple per month.

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. It's the most incredible survival story I've ever read. If you read it two things happen. 1. You can't complain for a good month. 2. You come to the realization the generations before us had so much grit as compared to today they almost seem like a different species.

I've just started Extreme Ownership. Common sense stuff when you think about it, but really makes you think and immediately helpful. His podcast is awesome if you haven't checked it out yet.
#3 was really great too.
Check out Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. It's absolutely inspirational.
https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Mentors-Sho...rds=tim+ferriss


I've read tribe of mentors, I would rate it like 3 stars... I actually thought his prior book on the subject Tools of Titans was much much better. I'd rate that one 4.5 stars. Check it out for sure if you haven't.

I've heard him talk about it and it's on my list. Got a little out of control on Amazon. When you listen to his podcast he recommends so many books that I just order them all. I've grounded myself until I get through at least half of them.

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Originally Posted By: Dag�Bill
Wife reads on average 2-3 books a week. Me...I’m illiterate


I do also. Habit from being on the road so many years

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Originally Posted By: retdbasser
Just downloaded Kindle app to android tablet to get off books. Like to read Westerns, Bios, fiction and non-fiction and read about 4 per week. Love books based on real events. Favorite author is W.E.B. Griffin's war stories.


Longmire and Joe Pickett series are both really good.

I’ve started listening to podcasts, as someone mentioned above. There are some very interesting historical podcasts, as well as episodic story podcasts out there. Plus, there are a few sports and comedy podcasts I like. Not reading, but offer some things to think about.


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I have 116 audio books and add one every month. Does that count?


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No, never have been a big reader. Ive only read about 5 novels cover to cover in my life.

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Originally Posted By: John175®
I have 116 audio books and add one every month. Does that count?


Audio books really upped my reading habits after I started working and didn't have as much time to read, now I can listen in the car or while doing busy work at my desk.

BUT there is something special about the smell of a printed hardcover in your hands, especially when you get about halfway through and it just sort of lays open naturally.


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I have 116 audio books and add one every month. Does that count?


Audio books really upped my reading habits after I started working and didn't have as much time to read, now I can listen in the car or while doing busy work at my desk.

BUT there is something special about the smell of a printed hardcover in your hands, especially when you get about halfway through and it just sort of lays open naturally.

I listen to audio books while fishing. No time to set aside reading a traditional book although I have tons. I do take traditional books on "phone-free" vacations. Nothing like sitting in the shade on a cool afternoon reading a good book.

One book I like is "The Truth Machine" by James Halperin

"The Truth Machine (1996) is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the time, thus eliminating dishonesty in all parts of human interaction, and eliminating crime, terrorism and a great deal of general social problems"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Truth_Machine


1984 was suppose to be a warning, not an instruction manual...
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.


fantastic book. unbelievable what they overcame and survived - those were some smart, hard, mentally/physically tough dudes.

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My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.


fantastic book. unbelievable what they overcame and survived - those were some smart, hard, mentally/physically tough dudes.



Spoiler alert!!!!!


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