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    • I just finished Scott Jurek's book about doing the FKT on the AT. It is quite good! I was also happy with Jennifer Pharr-Davis's book about FKT's on the AT.

      I started reading Doctor Beck Weathers "Left for Dead", his book about the 1996 Everest climb. I'm only 20 percent done, but it is also a good read. But also a hard read, knowing of the fatalities.
      Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork
    • jimmyjam wrote:

      I'm continuing onward with my Western mysteries. I've had to go to the other library in town because I've pretty much exhausted the supply at the first one. Yeah it's a small town and I'm glad it is.
      If they run out too, try interlibrary loan (often $1 a book).
      And if you use a Kindle you can join libraries all around the country.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • I just finished Doctor Beck Weather's book "Left For Dead". That and "Into Thin Air" (and a few other books) are about the disaster on Everest in 1996. And also the movie "Everest". His book was pretty good! The first 20 percent is about the events. It is told by him, his wife and a few others. But then the rest of the book is about what led him to climb, his depression, other family issues. It read pretty fast and holds interest. It is NOT a "Climbing" book.
      Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork
    • max.patch wrote:

      i just bought a paperback of short stories at costco written by tom hanks. impulse purchase; had no idea he was an author. if he writes just half as good as he acts then this should be $10 well spent.
      You know Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep can really act. Otherwise people would not have paid them all those millions and millions just to look at them. :D
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Moving on from zombies to medieval time travel. ^^

      It’s actually pretty good. If you like history, philosophy, and religion mixed with a little sci-fi (paranormal?), you will like it.

      The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer.
      In life there are no limitations. Except stupidity. If you're stupid, you're screwed.

      Stephan Pastis
    • The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      "Dazed and Confused"
      Recycle, re-use, re-purpose
      Plant a tree
      Take a kid hiking
      Make a difference
    • jimmyjam wrote:

      The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      never read any of the Longmire stuff, but I did enjoy watching a few seasons of the Longmire series on A&E. maybe i'll give the books a try.
    • chief wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      never read any of the Longmire stuff, but I did enjoy watching a few seasons of the Longmire series on A&E. maybe i'll give the books a try.
      I watched the entire Longmire series on Netflix (great until the last episode or so). Sort of like a modern day Gunsmoke.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
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      Astro wrote:

      chief wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      never read any of the Longmire stuff, but I did enjoy watching a few seasons of the Longmire series on A&E. maybe i'll give the books a try.
      I watched the entire Longmire series on Netflix (great until the last episode or so). Sort of like a modern day Gunsmoke.
      I watched some of them but was ambivalent. Sometimes the story was too dark and a little depressing. Makes me wonder what happens in the last episode. Doesn’t sound good.
      In life there are no limitations. Except stupidity. If you're stupid, you're screwed.

      Stephan Pastis
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      jimmyjam wrote:

      The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      JJ, I think you will like Peter Bowen and you should be able to find his books at the library. It’s modern western mystery. The author sounds like a character...he’s been a fishing guide, cowboy, hunter, poet, folksinger, novelist...

      I was at the library today and tried to remember all my favorite western authors but only came up with a few, Max Brand, Louis L’Amour, Tony Hillerman, Peter Bowen. Will y’all list your favorites?
      In life there are no limitations. Except stupidity. If you're stupid, you're screwed.

      Stephan Pastis
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      Traffic Jam wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      The Highway Man, A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson. It's about my sixth book by him that I've read, and he's got about that many more that I'll chew thru after this one. Current time mysteries that take place in and around Indian reservations in Wyoming. Really good stuff.
      JJ, I think you will like Peter Bowen and you should be able to find his books at the library. It’s modern western mystery. The author sounds like a character...he’s been a fishing guide, cowboy, hunter, poet, folksinger, novelist...
      I was at the library today and tried to remember all my favorite western authors but only came up with a few, Max Brand, Louis L’Amour, Tony Hillerman, Peter Bowen. Will y’all list your favorites?
      Tony Hillerman, and now his daughter Anne Hillerman continues the series, William Johnstone, J.A Johnstone, Craig Johnson, Zane Grey, Robert Randisi, Arthur Gooden, John Nesbitt, M. Zimmer, Joan Johnston, Patrick Dearen, Ralph Cotton, Lauren Paine, Mickey Spillane, Robert Vaughn, James Reasoner, Douglas Preston. And those are just the Western writers that I read.
      Yeah I think I have a reading problem and it's a good one. :)
      "Dazed and Confused"
      Recycle, re-use, re-purpose
      Plant a tree
      Take a kid hiking
      Make a difference