Whatcha reading redux.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed May 13, 2015 3:06 pm

Square Foot Gardening. I want to see if it lives up to the hyperbole found in the book itself.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Weetabix » Wed May 13, 2015 9:39 pm

SoupOrMan wrote:Square Foot Gardening. I want to see if it lives up to the hyperbole found in the book itself.
Keep us posted. I've always been attracted to that idea.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Darrell » Thu May 21, 2015 9:22 pm

Just started Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book, The Color Of Magic. I thought I'd see what all the fuss is about. I bought the first three volumes, actually.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by PawPaw » Thu May 21, 2015 9:44 pm

Two books came in today. No Second Place Winner by Bill Jordan and The Art of the Rifle, by Cooper.

I think I'll start with Jordan.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by First Shirt » Fri May 22, 2015 12:13 am

I'm jealous!! Loaned out No Second Place Winner, and never got it back. The Minions have The Art of the Rifle, but I'll get it back eventually.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by randy » Fri May 22, 2015 12:18 am

First Shirt wrote:The Minions have The Art of the Rifle, but I'll get it back eventually.
Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Aegis » Sat May 23, 2015 5:47 am

Darrell wrote:Just started Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book, The Color Of Magic. I thought I'd see what all the fuss is about. I bought the first three volumes, actually.
Honestly, it's best to start with slightly later books, then go back to those. They really hit their stride around Pyramids or Guards Guards, and don't let up until Unseen Academicals 20+ years later.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Jered » Sat May 23, 2015 6:47 am

Arabs at War

So far, it's a history of Jordan, Syria, and Egypt's militaries getting their asses kicked by outgunned Jews, Kurds, the British, the French, Persians, and other Arabs with one instance of America thrown in. I'm sure there will be scrawny Africans in Toyotas at some point, too.

From what I've seen, all you have to do to beat an Arab Army is deviate from their plan. Yes, their military culture really is that fucked up. And yes, I mean their plan. This book is like a complete military history of France, only without the victories.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Netpackrat » Sat May 23, 2015 6:57 am

First Shirt wrote:Loaned out No Second Place Winner, and never got it back.
At least you can still get it. I loaned out Unintended Consequences and never got it back. Then found out it is out of print... Knowing the family of the guy I loaned it to, it probably got thrown away, or is still in a box someplace at their house.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by First Shirt » Sat May 23, 2015 5:54 pm

"A Rifleman Went to War" by Herbert McBride. A serious shooter's experience in WW I. Available on Kindle for $3.50 from Amazon
But there ain't many troubles that a man caint fix, with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."
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