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Books (not Boobs)

Oct. 11, 2011, 1:19 p.m.
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What are you reading right now?

I just finished "No One Gets Out of Here Alive", a biography of Jim Morrison. Interesting guy. He's what happens when a smart, motivated person does a lot of psychadelics and booze. I like his mysterious personality, people could never tell if he was messing with them or not.

Just started "Stand and Deliver, Inside Canadian Comedy". It's an in depth look at Canada's contribution to comedy on an international level. It focuses on why so many great comics have come out of Canada.

Also been catching up on my Canadian Geographic and National Geographic.

Oct. 11, 2011, 1:34 p.m.
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I'm reading Mordecai - Life and Times. A biography of Mordecai Richler. Very interesting and entertaining. I read Keith Richards' assisted autobiography this summer and it was lots of fun. I was surprised by how much he talked about music. Some sex and drugs as well of course.

Oct. 11, 2011, 2:01 p.m.
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Nostromo - by Josef Konrad

and i just read To Have and Have Not - ernest hemingway

both good.

jake has come through for me before, I fully suspect he is just trying to find all his clothes and finishing up breakfast

Oct. 11, 2011, 2:16 p.m.
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Just finished -

In the middle of -

Next up -


PS: Take that, bateman!

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Oct. 11, 2011, 2:48 p.m.
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Whoops, thought this was a new boobs thread.

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

Oct. 11, 2011, 3:05 p.m.
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Cascadia - the Elusive Utopia by Douglas Todd
Generation A by Douglas Coupland

Both were slices of totally random reading. I enjoyed the Cascadia book, it was…enlightening. :mullet:

Oct. 11, 2011, 3:14 p.m.
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"A Place Called Armageddon" by C.C. Humphreys

Its a work of fiction but follows the 1453 siege of Byzantium with considerable historical accuracy. He's also written an excellent trilogy based in early Canada including the Battle of the Plains of Abraham centred on the fictional character of Jack Absolute. Highly entertaining and historically accurate.

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Oct. 11, 2011, 3:44 p.m.
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3 cups of tea, good easy read and informative on the region, guy seems pretty amazing


Oct. 11, 2011, 5:57 p.m.
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3 cups of tea, good easy read and informative on the region, guy seems pretty amazing

If you like that book you would probably like Little Princes by Connor Grennan. It's about Nepali orphans from the ongoing civil war. I think you have mentioned you've spent some time in Nepal. I spent some time at one of the affiliated orphanages so he's legit.

Oct. 11, 2011, 6:02 p.m.
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Will do. Thx


Oct. 11, 2011, 6:26 p.m.
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I started reading the Heroin Diaries again after hearing a Six:AM song being played at a strip club the other night.

Oct. 11, 2011, 6:46 p.m.
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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. It's a great read, particularly in light of Iran's current state, and the fact that I grew up listening to news about the Iran/Iraq war.

welcome to the bottom of my post.

Oct. 11, 2011, 6:49 p.m.
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I just started reading "The Outliers"

Not too into it so far, anyone else read it and found it interesting?

Oct. 11, 2011, 7:23 p.m.
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I just started reading "The Outliers"

Not too into it so far, anyone else read it and found it interesting?

The Gladwell book ?

Oct. 11, 2011, 7:29 p.m.
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Just finished the book of negroes.. really really amazing story..

and about 150 pages into the first Game of Thrones book.. so far im liking it.

Next im with Cam and gonna read about Mordecai

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