Discussion in 'The Library' started by GouRonin, Oct 30, 2002.
I've been reading that book also.
Just started reading 'No Easy Day' by Mark Owen, Navy Seal.
Also, just got 'The Mustard Seed Way' by Katrina Mayer in the mail today from Amazon.
It is an interesting read
Just finished rereading the last two of W.E.B. Griffin's Presidential Agent series in preparation for the new one which comes out the end of the year. Just starting Tom Clancy's last book
Just finished Daughter of the Sword and Year of the Demon by Steve Bein. Detective/samurai fiction interlaced with a cool female protagonist. The author is a martial artist himself who lived in Japan for a time. Recommended.
I just finished Christopher Hitchens' Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays and started reading my Christmas gift from a good friend, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, Richard Dawkins memoir.
The Hitchens' essays were mostly fascinating. Some of them were reviews of books I hadn't read and weren't that interesting. But, the historical and biographical essays were really good and some quite intriguing. I'm going to search out more works by Hitchens.
Nei Jia Quan, Second Edition: Internal Martial Arts by Jess O'Brien
On one hand, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Allen C. Guelzo). On the other, Fledgling (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller). And on another hand, Arresting Communication by Jim Glennon.
Hey jks9199, Let me know what you think of Arresting Communication once you have finished, would ya?
Actually a re-read. It's good. Written well, without a lot of psychological/scholarly gobbledyspeak. Lots of practical information and tools that you can walk away with -- and some fun stories.
I've met Jim Glennon. He's a good guy -- and the book reads a lot like him teaching a class.
I'm reading The Way West, a Pulitzer prize winning novel about settlers on the Oregon Trail written by A.B. Guthrie Jr. It's a good'un!
From the library I checked out Arguably from Hitchens. I'm just a few essays in and have found some duplication from Love, Poverty, and War.
GO PRO by Eric Worre
Just finished Whitehead, Separation of College and State, and started John Keegan, The Price of Admiralty.
A Study of Taijiquan by Sun Lutang
"Live Fast, Die Young - the Life and Times of Harry Greb" by S.L. Compton.
Greb was a boxer from the roaring twenties. Widely considered one of the ten best of all time. It's an in depth, crammed full 600+ page book. But the printing could be larger and the sentences are spaced too close. But a great read (so far) for those interested in that era of boxing.
Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo by Jigoro Kano
Listening to rather than reading, I have a daily 1.5 hour drive to work each way.
Star Force Series by B.V Larson. (8 Book Series)
I checked out a couple more books by Hitchens. I finished Mortality, which was a short but sobering read about him dealing with esophageal cancer and now I'm on to his memoir, Hitch-22.
Just started Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Wondering if I should have read Lolita first. Oh well. Maybe I'll read it later.123
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