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Title: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on April 15, 2008, 01:13:16 pm
Fast Food Nation  

this link will give you at taste, but to get the whole order you\'ll have to grab a copy of the book.

this book has something for everyone.  sex, drugs and slaughterhouses... science, technology, disney, economy, agriculture and gore!  it really gives you some insight on what is and has been happening with the US economy.  a must read.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yNFN1OpnkBkC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=Wernher+von+Braun+fast+food+nation&source=web&ots=l-djtD9p2Z&sig=S5G40fASWJPMr6DnknYJuXeQyUI&hl=en#PPP1,M1
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Post by: eggman90 on April 15, 2008, 09:13:12 pm
I read it last year, haven\'t eaten in a McDonald\'s since. Mind-blowing story. How about how they treat the workers in the slaughterhouses? They get injured or even killed and they have to walk away for little money due in many cases to their citizenship status and lack of representation. The other thing that stood out in my mind was the chemicals used to create the magical "flavorings" in processed food-it\'s one reason we try to eat as much organic food as possible in my house.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on April 15, 2008, 10:36:43 pm
QuoteI read it last year, haven\'t eaten in a McDonald\'s since. Mind-blowing story. How about how they treat the workers in the slaughterhouses? They get injured or even killed and they have to walk away for little money ....


seriously...  what?  your head\'s cut off?  back to work.  what about that guy Kenny.  holy mole.  is that where they got the idea for the South Park character or what?  
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Post by: eggman90 on May 01, 2008, 04:29:02 pm
Title: Armed Madhouse
Author: Greg Palast
Published: 2006

I\'ve bought this book for 5 people-all were blown away:

http://www.braxia.com/community_journal/tad_coffin/armed_madhouse_review
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Post by: ella_mental on May 06, 2008, 10:46:09 pm
I wish the Iron Crane Pentalogy was available in english.  I would really like to check it out.
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Post by: oldfolkie on May 20, 2008, 02:25:46 am
What We Knew by Eric A. Johnson & Karl-Heinz Reuband. Subtitled Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

Text -- interviews with "Jewish Survivors" and "Ordinary Germans". Eye-opening points of view from people living during the Nazi regime. A very broad cross-section of opinion. Not all stereotypical by any means.

Subtext -- just how easy it was/is/would be for something similar to happen anywhere else (too many current examples to list them all).

Well worth a read, a book that makes you think about your own values and those of the dominant culture of the country you live in.
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on July 09, 2008, 08:01:02 am
the Valis Trilogy by Phillip K Dick

Valis book 1 is about the hidden mystery of Gnostic Christianity and reality as revealed through a pink laser and a detective story, in which God is both the missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime.

Divine Invasion book 2 asks what if God (or a being called Yah) were alive and in exile on a distant planet?.... the powers and factions that be all try to stop it, very spiritual stuff here.

Transmigration of Timothy Archer book 3... (kinda stuck on this one...)
an urban Episcopal bishop haunted by the suicides of his son and mistress and driven by them into a bizarre quest for the identity of Christ.

Vintage paperback 12.00 dollars US for each...

Chris DiCicco
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Post by: Duckhead on July 09, 2008, 10:13:11 am
Hey Chris - Philip Dick is one of my favorites. I have heard of but never read Valis, sounds interesting. Obvioulsy Ubik & a Scanner Darkly are great reads. (I read that Ubik is going to be turned into a movie in the near future). Obvioulsy the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was turned into my favorite sci-fi movie of all time (Blade Runner) - Hopefully Ubik will also be a great film. When I get some free time I will read Valis and we can compare notes. Currently I just started reading Kim Stanley Robinsons "Mars"trilogy- Red Mars, Green Mars & Blue Mars. About the colonization of Mars - I am only 1/2 way through the first book and am really enjoying it. Orson Scott Card is another great writer - Enders Game is a good book of his.

Now if you are in the mood for a really weird book you gotta read Geek Love by Kathrine Dunn. It is about a sideshow freak circus but goes alot deeper... It was rumored a few years ago that Tim Burton was going to try to make it into a movie but could not get the funding due to its content. Too bad for us  :-[

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: eggman90 on October 17, 2008, 11:21:08 am
Anything written by this man-the late, great Robert Anton Wilson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOIfLcjdbg

He was beyond intelligent. He became very ill later in life, virtually with no money. That\'s incredible when you consider his massive body of writing and work. People should spread the word and share his amazing wisdom.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on October 19, 2008, 05:49:29 pm
Probably a few people have picked up the book "The Dragons Of Eden" since the album came out.

I think it\'s great when people are inspired to read something they may not have thought to.

While watching Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story I noticed that Bruce Lee was reading "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway so I picked that up and read it.

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend\'s or of thine own were: any man\'s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

-John Donne

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: Chris DiCicco on October 19, 2008, 07:13:44 pm
I am reading some kinda heady stuff

1 the Dream Drugstore by J. Allen Hobson

and

2 the new Bass Player with Robert Turjillo on the cover

I\'m like a foot scratch into both of them and thats not very much.

Chris DiCicco
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: Megasaurus on October 24, 2008, 04:47:55 pm
Last Christmas, I got a copy of The Omnivore\'s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan. It was much more interesting to me than Fast Food Nation, which I thought got a little preachy at times. The Omnivore\'s Dilemma is neat because it\'s simultaneously scientific about the problems of devoting ourselves too much to corn as well as dealing with the ethics of being an omnivore vs. being a vegetarian. It also doesn\'t make you feel guilty; it just makes you think.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: oldfolkie on October 26, 2008, 02:24:45 pm
Good one, Megasaurus! A very thought-provoking book.

On the fiction side, I\'ve just finished Terry Pratchett\'s "Nation". Not a Discworld novel, but also thought-provoking. A good read, as are all of his many books.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on October 26, 2008, 02:49:17 pm
QuoteLast Christmas, I got a copy of The Omnivore\'s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan. It was much more interesting to me than Fast Food Nation, which I thought got a little preachy at times. The Omnivore\'s Dilemma is neat because it\'s simultaneously scientific about the problems of devoting ourselves too much to corn as well as dealing with the ethics of being an omnivore vs. being a vegetarian. It also doesn\'t make you feel guilty; it just makes you think.


I\'ve been meaning to read that one.  Thanks for the reminder.

It\'s sad to say, but once you are informed about all the waste, negativity and abuse you support buy NOT making informed choices when you shop for food, you should feel guilty.

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: Megasaurus on October 27, 2008, 12:43:28 am
Maybe I *should* feel guilty, but I much more appreciate having straight facts laid out in front of me with no judgment. That way, I can make my own decisions. I end up feeling more respected that way.
I dunno. It\'s kinda the same reason why I dislike PETA, even though I agree with some of their points.
Sorry for being off topic! We can resume talking about books now
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ZQ on December 11, 2008, 10:15:17 am
I recently read   The Alchemist.  A beautiful and magical journey...and it was (for me)... the perfect escape during the 7 hour flight to Anaheim to see Buckethead at the HOB Disneyland.  I finished the book with an hour to spare...

The Alchemist to me was about keeping your dreams close to your heart...stay true to what you believe....seek the treasure of your "personal legend"...each person has one...

The Alchemist was one of those books that I wished  would continue on and on... yet the final page didn\'t leave me suspended...it left me with a warm smile on my face...just wishing there was more fun adventure.
(afterall I had at least another hour stuck on that plane hehe)

The companion book for the Alchemist is   The Warrior of Light   ...I\'m looking forward to reading it soon.  




I also read   "Water for Elephants"  a journey through life...and the circus. FUN... the story unfolds through a 93 year old man\'s memory that becomes the present...as the circus had come to town across the street from the old folks home.
His memory flowed back to how he landed into the circus by chance...and became the veterinarian....circa 1930\'s a time when the traveling circus was carried from town to town by train... and all circus life behind the scenes...
He also flashed to the present in bits and peices sharing his feelings sharp as a tack... from a 93 year ole perspective.

I felt it to be very entertaining and touching too...through every twist and turn his story unfolded...as he introduced each character and highlighting the circus and interpersonal adventures...
The ending left me with another warm smile on my face...happy...




 ;D BIG HUGZ!  
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: stumpdangler on December 16, 2008, 02:03:24 pm
The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature (Hardcover)
by Daniel J. Levitin (Author)

I am reading this one now. It\'s fascinating to me.


You can find out more and read the first chapter here
http://www.sixsongs.net/
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on January 20, 2009, 07:20:24 pm
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/Default.htm

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/theroad.htm

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: eggman90 on January 21, 2009, 12:59:03 pm
QuoteThe Road by Cormac McCarthy

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/Default.htm

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/theroad.htm


Insane bio-he wrote No Country For Old Men? What an amazing life he lead. My book list is getting too big. I need to get away from non-fiction for a bit, too much reality data coming into my overloaded memory banks.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on January 21, 2009, 03:28:49 pm
Of the books I\'ve read, this is one of my favs.

The Book Of Tea
http://nobleharbor.com/tea/teabook/bookoftea.htm

I think it\'s a great addition to any book collection.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on January 30, 2009, 01:15:04 pm
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess


Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on February 04, 2009, 06:00:33 am

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lovely_Bones

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on February 08, 2009, 05:13:07 am
The Softwire - Virus on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on February 10, 2009, 06:30:44 pm
also, as far as The Softwire goes, if you like the books, step two is to check out the games.  You have to know things from the books in order to play the games though.

http://www.thesoftwire.com/readergetyourprize/

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Post by: ZQ on February 17, 2009, 02:28:53 am
"Compassionate Samurai"

Big HUGZ!  :)
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Post by: nuff_said on March 05, 2009, 06:17:17 am
Short story

The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: zintar on March 06, 2009, 05:04:38 pm
QuoteShort story

The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft


 Good one  ;D

 Just last night I finished reading
" The Lurker At The Threshold " - H.P Lovecraft.

 I liked it alot. I know of two other folks here that are
also currently reading it. Good stuff !
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on March 10, 2009, 02:44:20 pm
Richard Billington?



Ia!

That was a great story, and suddenly all those old Morbid Angel songs make sense.  hehe!  actually, I read some Lovecraft back then too... At The Mountains of Madness.  Good stuff.. may revisit.

(just glanced at the top to see this thread has now been read 666 times!  spooky!!)  :)

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on March 10, 2009, 10:10:51 pm
Quote

Good one  ;D

Just last night I finished reading
" The Lurker At The Threshold " - H.P Lovecraft.

I liked it alot. I know of two other folks here that are
also currently reading it. Good stuff !

are you gonna get one of the new Buckethead bas-relief image shirts in honor of Lurker?  hehe.  when i see that shirt that\'s the first thing i think of, \'cuz i\'m silly like that.



some cool Lovecraft inspired art to check out here

http://coy-underwood.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D218D2D5D957EEED!313.entry

and here

http://www.johncoulthart.com/pantechnicon/cthulhu2004.html

gotta love the Cthulhu Rising coffee mug and greeting cards!!





Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: koop on March 11, 2009, 03:34:21 am
QuoteI also read   "Water for Elephants"

I bought this book a few months ago and forgot I had it! Gee i wish i could read :-/
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: zintar on March 11, 2009, 10:14:05 pm
Quote

are you gonna get one of the new Buckethead bas-relief image shirts in honor of Lurker?  hehe.  when i see that shirt that\'s the first thing i think of, \'cuz i\'m silly like that.



some cool Lovecraft inspired art to check out here

http://coy-underwood.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D218D2D5D957EEED!313.entry

and here

http://www.johncoulthart.com/pantechnicon/cthulhu2004.html

gotta love the Cthulhu Rising coffee mug and greeting cards!!


 Hahaha. Yep, I will get that shirt.  Haha. You is crazy.
Then again, so is I. heh heh heh.

 Thanks for the links, cool stuff.
I actually have a very sweet tshirt that was sold on the
JELVINS ( Jello B & Melvins ) Tour in 2005 that features the
same art that I just saw at the first link above . . .
 " The Dunwich Horror ". Neat-o !

 still reading various H.P. Lovecraft short stories here.
 great stuff !
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on March 11, 2009, 11:36:35 pm
I\'m 3 days into this cleanse...  "Complete Colon Cleanse"  ...I\'m doing the 6 day cleanse.
http://www.thecompletecoloncleanse.com/
There is a lot of info in that book.  A friend of mine does a "spring cleaning" every year and this year I decided to join her.  I keep having intense daydreams about fast food though.

I also just started this...  "Tantra Unveiled"
http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/533d3d77-545e-41ec-b270-eaa76aa2da8b.aspx
It is suggested reading for a teaching I\'m going to at the Himalayan Institute.  I\'m excited!
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on March 12, 2009, 02:52:15 am
QuoteI\'m 3 days into this cleanse...  "Complete Colon Cleanse"  ...I\'m doing the 6 day cleanse.
http://www.thecompletecoloncleanse.com/
There is a lot of info in that book.  A friend of mine does a "spring cleaning" every year and this year I decided to join her.  I keep having intense daydreams about fast food though.

I also just started this...  "Tantra Unveiled"
http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/533d3d77-545e-41ec-b270-eaa76aa2da8b.aspx
It is suggested reading for a teaching I\'m going to at the Himalayan Institute.  I\'m excited!

wow, that\'s a serious cleanse, it makes me scared to consider it!  haha.

thanks to reading Fast Food Nation and other information along those lines, the thought of fast foods and fast food type foods turns my stomach even in my most famished states.

those look like good reading, thanks for sharing.  don\'t blow away from all that cleansing!


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Post by: Chris DiCicco on March 12, 2009, 07:24:17 am
I am in some weird serious relationship with this book, gwad I\'ve been at it for three months.

The Many Lives of Tom Waits by Patrick Humphries

Wholey bread and toast I am a slow reader.
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Post by: ella_mental on March 12, 2009, 03:50:44 pm
Quote
don\'t blow away from all that cleansing!

Are you referring to my waif-like stature or the activity of my colon?

The cleanse has been going pretty well.  Not what I expected.  I went in expecting a poop fest.  But what has actually been happening is more of a wringing.  Not literally, but I feel toxins emanating through my skin...like sweating  fast food...but I really don\'t eat much fast food at all, so...  Anyway, everybody\'s body is different.

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on March 12, 2009, 08:36:26 pm
was not referring to your colonic activities, haha.

one day i may try a "cleanse" - will read more when i get a chance.  good luck!

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: polishbucket on March 13, 2009, 09:25:54 pm
The Music Lesson by Victor L. Wooten - amazing.
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Post by: zintar on March 14, 2009, 02:02:03 am
started today . . .

 Bill Bruford The Autobiography ( Yes, King Crimson,
Earthworks and more ).

 I am super excited about this one. So far it is very good.
Bill has a nice humorous touch to his writing. He has been
one of my favorite drummers most of my life, so this is quite
the treat. I\'m sure I\'ll plow through this one fast.

 ...also picked up and will start tonight....

 H.P. Lovecraft ( and Others )
 TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS Vol. 2
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on March 17, 2009, 03:23:42 pm
Pilgrim of Love - The Life and Teachings of Swami Kripalu

http://www.kripalu.org/shop/shop/Book/

The amount of deep wisdom in that book is unbelievable...if you appreciate yogic thought.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: eggman90 on March 20, 2009, 04:02:39 pm
QuoteI\'m 3 days into this cleanse...  "Complete Colon Cleanse"  ...I\'m doing the 6 day cleanse.
http://www.thecompletecoloncleanse.com/
There is a lot of info in that book.  A friend of mine does a "spring cleaning" every year and this year I decided to join her.  I keep having intense daydreams about fast food though.

I also just started this...  "Tantra Unveiled"
http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/533d3d77-545e-41ec-b270-eaa76aa2da8b.aspx
It is suggested reading for a teaching I\'m going to at the Himalayan Institute.  I\'m excited!

No shit? Sorry....

I have tried a one-week natural cleanse, you  are right expecting uncontrollable bowels but it\'s more of a detox. I felt mentally more aware after completing it.

So, once cleansed physically, it\'s off to Tantraville? Interesting journey. I have been downloading Srila Prabhupada\'s lectures, and am quite amazed. Saving them as mp3s and listening at the gym. How long will you be going to the institute?
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on March 20, 2009, 06:27:59 pm
I am going to a 4 day seminar.

I just want to point out that the Western concept of Tantra is pretty much the exact opposite of what Tantra really is.  In reality, sex is irrelevant.

I\'m particularly excited to learn about the nadi system.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadi_(yoga)

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: eggman90 on March 20, 2009, 08:29:53 pm
QuoteI am going to a 4 day seminar.

I just want to point out that the Western concept of Tantra is pretty much the exact opposite of what Tantra really is.  In reality, sex is irrelevant.

I\'m particularly excited to learn about the nadi system.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadi_(yoga)


Please share some here when you find out!
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: Chris DiCicco on April 04, 2009, 09:16:46 am
of Colonics and Tantric Sex this Post is Not. (little Yoda speak for this Saturday)

I have not read this yet, but highly suggest YOU skamper out your door or window to Your local Bookstore and pick up...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith Quirk Books 12.95 USD..

if You already have this book, stop now for I will try to reproduce the back cover.


So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton --and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she is soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two lovers-- and even more violent sparring on the blood soaked battle field. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you\'d actually want to read.

"It is a Truth universally acknowledged that a Zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains"

""I am officially beyond stoked for this book."" - ? ? ?  Entertainment weekly

""The real question is: If Mr Darcy became infected, would Elizabeth have the fortitude to behead him in time"" -
Salon.com
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: ella_mental on April 04, 2009, 05:07:00 pm
If anyone is interested in learning more about Tantra, this author is a good source:  Swami Satyananda Saraswati
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=swami+satyananda+saraswati

I just cracked open Kundalini Tantra.  My yoga teacher has read several of these books and to quote her, these books are "not fluff, they\'re the real deal."
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Post by: nuff_said on April 06, 2009, 07:57:55 pm
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Read this on the recommendation of an author friend of mine.  It\'s rather mild but she\'s got a way with words :)

Worth a trip to the local biblio

http://www.amazon.com/Thirteenth-Tale-Novel-Diane-Setterfield/dp/0743298020

Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: Duckhead on April 08, 2009, 09:00:04 pm
Just read a pretty hilarious book called "Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole - it\'s not a new book, infact I think it was published 20 years ago (and won a pulitzer prize), it\'s just a fun novel that had me laughing out loud more than once and it\'s rare that a book does that to me. I think some of you may enjoy this as much as I did so give it a read if you get the chance.

I also read "Adrift" by Steven Callahan, again not a new book but a GREAT survival story. This is a true story of a man who survived in a raft on the open ocean for 67 days, I found it fascinating.

next book I reading is back to the Sci-fi - gonna read Phillip K Dick\'s "Man in the High Castle" - I\'ll let you know if it\'s any good...
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on April 08, 2009, 09:42:20 pm
Quote
next book I reading is back to the Sci-fi - gonna read Phillip K Dick\'s "Man in the High Castle" - I\'ll let you know if it\'s any good...

I just got that for a Friend of Mine its on the desk awaiting to be wrapped.

I just finished Philip K. Dick\'s Counter Clock World, it could have soooo much better, but the LSD Gas Bomb got to him and it just fades off........

things like the idea of disgorging, putting on whiskers and unsmoking a cigaret and how he describes coming back from the dead only to find you are for a claustrophobic state in the coffin.

other things that I had trouble with was his idea of Sogum, at first its disgorged then its smoked later in the book.

I Like PKD alot more so then Heinlein, sure he had that talking Cat but the rest of his stories just turned me off, forget what the title of it was but in the books future it put all mentally gifted people into a sort of commune separated by that futures laws and reactions were soooo Heinlein as so the back of the book said.

gotta get wrappin.
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Post by: ella_mental on April 11, 2009, 03:13:27 am
"The Serpent & The Rainbow" - Wade Davis

I actually like the movie too, but the end gets a little cheesy.

And apparently the soundtrack is harder to find than some Buckethead cds.
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Post by: nuff_said on April 29, 2009, 06:24:41 pm
QuoteThe Softwire - Virus on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma

The Softwire - Betrayal on Orbis 2

these books are ideal for young readers but i\'m enjoying them as well, being so young at heart and all, hehe.  half way through book three - Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3 - which just came out on April 14th - and i\'m loving it.  

http://www.thesoftwire.com/readergetyourprize/

you should be able to find these at your favorite bookstore or biblio :)







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Post by: nuff_said on May 21, 2009, 09:36:10 pm


Bringers of the Dawn - Teachings from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak

http://www.pleiadians.com/dawn.html

GREAT BOOK!

already started on EARTH - Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library and it\'s great too.  



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Post by: ella_mental on May 28, 2009, 02:25:20 pm
Quote

Please share some here when you find out!

Here is what I learned about the Nadis.  According to Tantric texts, the greatest sin a person can commit is damming a river.  Tantrics believe the outside world is an exact copy of the body.  Damming a river prevents vital energy from reaching it\'s destination.

I also learned that there are 108 points in space that coordinate with 108 shrines in the body.  Pandit Rajmani said the spine is the Milky Way, for example.
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on May 28, 2009, 04:36:39 pm
Quote

Here is what I learned about the Nadis.  According to Tantric texts, the greatest sin a person can commit is damming a river.  Tantrics believe the outside world is an exact copy of the body.  Damming a river prevents vital energy from reaching it\'s destination.

I also learned that there are 108 points in space that coordinate with 108 shrines in the body.  Pandit Rajmani said the spine is the Milky Way, for example.


cool


Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: nuff_said on May 28, 2009, 04:37:48 pm
Earth - Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library by Barbara Marciniak
 
http://www.pleiadians.com/dawn.html
 
also, a GREAT BOOK!
 
Title: Re: Good book anyone?
Post by: eggman90 on May 28, 2009, 05:30:35 pm
QuoteEarth - Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library by Barbara Marciniak

http://www.pleiadians.com/dawn.html

also, a GREAT BOOK!



I need to research this some more. What did she channel? Is it fictional or stream of consciousness?
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Post by: ella_mental on May 29, 2009, 10:36:09 pm
I picked this book up at the HI.

http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/dd372710-49ca-4aec-b91b-3e516b98edae.aspx

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Post by: nuff_said on May 29, 2009, 11:34:46 pm
Quote


I need to research this some more. What did she channel? Is it fictional or stream of consciousness?

she channeled beings from the Pleiades star cluster




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Post by: ella_mental on June 18, 2009, 10:25:02 pm
Shiva - The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy by Wolf-Dieter Storl.

http://www.amazon.com/Shiva-Wild-God-Power-Ecstasy/dp/159477014X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245363721&sr=8-1

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Post by: nuff_said on June 27, 2009, 07:55:01 pm


Oops, halfway through the next one and forgot to come by...

Family of Light by Barbara Marciniak

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Post by: ella_mental on July 10, 2009, 08:57:17 pm
From the Heart of the Lotus - The Teaching Stories of Swami Kripalu
by: John Mundahl
http://www.kripalu.org/shop/shop/Book/

I don\'t think it\'s the kind of book that is supposed to be read straight through.  I pick it up and open it randomly for guidance sometimes.


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Post by: Chris DiCicco on July 12, 2009, 02:03:28 am
Book of Hours is what I am currently fumbling over...

oh man this would make for a wonderfully funner read if Rilke was Pastafarian..

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: nuff_said on July 22, 2009, 12:51:51 pm


almost forgot to add this one recently finished

Path of Empowerment - Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos by Barbara Marciniak

i\'m actually partway through a second read on this one.  good stuff

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Post by: Duckhead on July 26, 2009, 12:59:34 am
just finished Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder by Tony Hawk

Great book with lots of cool info of skating and the skate industry and skate culture of the 80\'s & 90\'s. It is an autobiography but was published in 2000 when Tony was only 30 years old.
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Post by: nuff_said on August 03, 2009, 08:30:10 pm


The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins


http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/the_hunger_games_69765.htm


Great book!  Super addictive, you\'ll be done before you know it but the good news is the second one will be out next month :)





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Post by: nuff_said on August 25, 2009, 04:21:08 pm


The Silver Child
Silver City
and Silver World by Cliff McNish

i\'m around a juvenile sci-fi writer a lot and he recommends these.... although they\'re designed for YA readers, i enjoy them a great deal!

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Post by: Ramen on September 05, 2009, 01:59:03 pm
The Catcher in the Rye
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Post by: nuff_said on September 08, 2009, 03:29:06 am


I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/



Chew on This - by Eric Schlosser

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/chewonthis/

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Post by: Duckhead on September 09, 2009, 05:53:03 am
my neighbor just lent me this book, it\'s awesome!

The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors

http://www.amazon.com/Human-Powered-Home-Choosing-Muscles-Motors/dp/0865716013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252475333&sr=1-1

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Post by: Slaw_Slinger on September 19, 2009, 06:26:37 pm
I am reading Akira Yoshimura\'s books. Thus far:
On Parole
Shipwrecks
One Man\'s Justice
I just got Storm Rider from the library (I\'m all about the library right now)

Amazing writer!!!   8)
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Post by: llylabet on October 07, 2009, 06:52:16 pm
I\'ll read just about anything including the cereal box but am primarily a sci-fi, fantasy junkie. Recently read  Patrick Rothfuss\' The Name of the Wind. Excellent read. sequel to follow anytime now.  Also two really good series are Weiss and Hickman\'s Death Gate Cycle and Tad Williams\' Otherland. Gotta love those alternate worlds! If you like Urban Fantasy, Charles de Lint\'s the man. Would also recommend George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb and Jane Lindskold\'s stand-alone novels. Too many books, not nearly enough time to read them all...but I try.
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on October 14, 2009, 08:49:06 am
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel 1971 edition

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Post by: Duckhead on October 19, 2009, 08:13:00 pm
After we bombed the moon last week I revisited a book that I read a couple years ago. If you don\'t believe we were looking for water and maybe something else was at hand I would recommend this read. I don\'t believe all of it but I do have an open mind.

Dark Mission by Richard C. Hoagland
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932595260/ref=s9_simz_gw_s7_p14_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1SXZJSZM2Q61WMBJ9YZB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

here is his website: http://www.enterprisemission.com/
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Post by: nuff_said on January 19, 2010, 10:07:23 pm



The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/


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Post by: Slaw_Slinger on January 23, 2010, 05:36:12 pm
The Last Train From Hiroshima

Charles Pellegrino

Here\'s as excerpt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/books/excerpt-last-train-from-hiroshima.html?em
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on January 24, 2010, 11:17:33 am
readings

Sit down and Shut up by Brad Warner

Guitar World Commemorative Dimebage Issue

also on into the Artworld a (ripped) 14 page artical from the economist mag from work (sorrysz kidsz :-[ :-X :-/ )

..it says a Good Book Anyone, Chris not a Magazine..

OPPS!?!
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Post by: nuff_said on April 17, 2010, 07:02:21 pm

GREAT book review!

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2X2TB3S4O5I60
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Post by: Duckhead on November 11, 2010, 04:47:09 am
Who is the greatest athlete on the planet? Michael Jordan? Lance Armstrong? Mohamed Ali? Jerry Rice? Tony Hawk? Michael Phelps? Bruce Lee?

My choice - Laird Hamilton - he rawks!! - down to earth, modest, talented and full of aloha. IMO he\'s the worlds greatest surfer and possibly the most awesome athlete of our time. This new book kinda about him, The Wave, by Susan Casey  is great! : http://www.amazon.com/Wave-Pursuit-Rogues-Freaks-Giants/dp/0767928849/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Another great read if you like The Wave is: Force of Nature, by Laird Hamilton, just a cool autobiography: http://www.amazon.com/Force-Nature-Mind-Course-Surfing/dp/1594869421  

The Wave is more about big wave surfing than Laird but there are some awesome stories about him in it. They are both worth reading whether you surf or not.
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Post by: Reanimator77 on November 16, 2010, 04:48:52 am
Catch-22 has got to be one of my all time favorites.

If you want slaughterhouses......go The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.
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Post by: Slaw_Slinger on November 16, 2010, 12:27:28 pm
QuoteCatch-22 has got to be one of my all time favorites.

If you want slaughterhouses......go The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Both are classics.  I should re-read.

Will have to check out that Laird autobiography.  All I know about surfing I learned from watching Gidget movie reruns.

I am currently enjoying Stephen King\'s Under The Dome
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Post by: shredbot on November 17, 2010, 03:59:08 pm
I read the Slash book not long ago, really enjoyed it!
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Post by: nuff_said on November 21, 2010, 06:31:48 pm

woops - can\'t remember what i was linking to - that\'ll teach me to put a clue in next time, in case the link expires.

it was probably either:


Take Me to Truth, by Nouk Sanches and Tomas Vieira

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

or

A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

all great books on self development :)

http://www.takemetotruth.com/





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Post by: Chris DiCicco on December 29, 2010, 08:02:03 am
Life by Keef Riffhards.... oh and  THE CHAPTERS ARE MASSIVE!

chapt 4 p99 too 149 oiy.
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Post by: Duckhead on February 18, 2011, 07:22:01 am
If anyone needs to get a gift for a child (ages 4-8 or so) then I highly recommend Skippyjon Jones. A friend gave my daughter one and it is really a fun book to read. Apparently it is a series and I am definitely going to look for more. Here is a link: Skippyjon Jones (http://www.amazon.com/Skippyjon-Jones-Judy-Schachner/dp/0142404039/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298012813&sr=8-1)

Last night I was watching I Shouldn\'t be Alive and the story was about Steven Callahan who survived lost at sea in a raft for 76 days after his boat sunk. If you saw it and enjoyed the show then you gotta read Adrift, it goes into way more detail about his ordeal and is a great book imo. Here you go: Adrift (http://www.amazon.com/Adrift-Seventy-six-Days-Lost-Sea/dp/0618257322/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298013127&sr=1-1)
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on February 23, 2011, 06:02:56 pm
B is for Beer Tom Robbins.

finished Life by Keith Richards on Monday almost took me 4 months to read.
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Post by: nuff_said on February 23, 2011, 08:14:41 pm
QuoteB is for Beer Tom Robbins.

finished Life by Keith Richards on Monday almost took me 4 months to read.



LOVE Tom Robbins - haven\'t read that one yet.. only Still Life for Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume.  Will check it.  Thanks!
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Post by: Duckhead on February 23, 2011, 09:19:31 pm
I concur, Robbins is great -  Half asleep in frog pajamas was pretty good, not as good as Cowgirls or Roadside attraction, never read Jitterbug (it is on the "to read" list). Woodpecker is my favorite book of his so far. B for Beer looks good but I want to read Villa Incognito next when I get the chance.
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on February 24, 2011, 09:05:07 pm
its short around 128 pages. aimed at kids but for adults.

other books I\'ve read by Tom Robbins are Skinny Legs and All, Even Cowgirls get the Blues, Wild Ducks Flying Backwards... in the waiting is Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates.

Dig?
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Post by: Duckhead on February 25, 2011, 12:04:07 am
^ how did I forget Skinny legs? that\'s a great book too, love the idea of an airstream turkey.

Another author who imo writes in a style similar to Robbins, minus the sexual overtones, is John Kennedy Toole, a confedracy of dunces. A really fun read.
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on March 03, 2011, 07:53:59 pm
finished B is for Beer...

now Reading ;

The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Hazrat Inayat Khan

next

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
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Post by: Reanimator77 on March 08, 2011, 06:09:54 am
Finished Ulysses by James Joyce. It\'s a great view of what a person can do with the english language. Also a nice window into Irish culture. Highly recommended. ;D
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Post by: TheNose on March 11, 2011, 01:37:58 pm
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, but I really recommend "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Breakfast of Champions".
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Post by: Slaw_Slinger on May 23, 2011, 01:39:19 pm

Looking forward to this:


See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Read Me: HarperCollins Lands Pete Townshend Memoir



http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/see-me-feel-me-touch-me-read-me-harpercollins-lands-pete-townshend-memoir/
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Post by: Chris DiCicco on January 04, 2012, 08:10:12 pm
Reading Beethoven\'s Hair page 108 Russell Martin Broadway Press

www.beethovenshair.com