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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2011, 02:49:48 PM »
From what I read, Ann had a weird lifestyle.

Yeah funny how tea baggers discovered it now

I've never delved too much into Ayn Rand's personal life. I wanted to actually read one of her books first.

Its not too surprising the Tea Baggers like her, or at least "claim" to like her. I wonder how many have actually sat down and read her books. But Ayn Rand has always been a favorite of many American conservatives. Her championing of unbridled capitalism fits the conservative profile.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2011, 02:56:38 PM »
Benny, all ribbing asisde, how is the ICE T book.


I'm reading Silent Spy

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2011, 03:53:22 PM »
I've never delved too much into Ayn Rand's personal life. I wanted to actually read one of her books first.

Its not too surprising the Tea Baggers like her, or at least "claim" to like her. I wonder how many have actually sat down and read her books. But Ayn Rand has always been a favorite of many American conservatives. Her championing of unbridled capitalism fits the conservative profile.

Let me know what u think at the end, I may check it out as well

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2011, 06:46:16 PM »
I've never delved too much into Ayn Rand's personal life. I wanted to actually read one of her books first.

Its not too surprising the Tea Baggers like her, or at least "claim" to like her. I wonder how many have actually sat down and read her books. But Ayn Rand has always been a favorite of many American conservatives. Her championing of unbridled capitalism fits the conservative profile.

also check out the fountainhead to learn about how much she advocated being selfish

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2011, 09:13:32 AM »
Benny, all ribbing asisde, how is the ICE T book.


I'm reading Silent Spy
I haven't finished "Ice" yet, but so far I've found it quite entertaining. There were certain aspects of his life that I've always been curious about that he has cleared up for me. I suppose how much you like it will depend on how much you like Ice T, stories of 80's rap music, the formation of Body Count, etc.
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2011, 09:21:29 AM »
also check out the fountainhead to learn about how much she advocated being selfish

Ayn Rand was quoted as saying something along the lines of, "The Fountainhead was the early outline of my philosophy, but Atlas Shrugged is the true culmination of my thinking." So I'd rather read the latter and what she apparently considered her best writing, instead of reading The Fountainhead. It's easy to ascertain her belief in the virtue of selfishness from the characters and plot of AS. In addition, Atlas Shrugged is long as hell...I won't need much more Ayn Rand in my life after this, thank you very much.  ;)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2011, 11:51:46 AM »



between past and future by hannah arendt



read it a million times but i love re-reading it


a great critical analysis of political concepts such as history, freedom, authority, culture.


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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2011, 02:50:47 PM »
I haven't finished "Iced" yet, but so far I've found it quite entertaining. There were certain aspects of his life that I've always been curious about that he has cleared up for me. I suppose how much you like it will depend on how much you like Ice T, stories of 80's rap music, the formation of Body Count, etc.

ALWAYS liked Ice. Thanks Benny

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2011, 08:43:51 PM »
I don't read "celebrity" books often, but I read this one recently and I highly recommend:



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Actor, singer, songwriter Tyrese Gibson crafts a memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. With personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle", Tyrese hopes to inspire readers to pursue their dreams and not let life's obstacles stand in the way.

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is organized into a series of fundamental questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was as a human being, and evolve into a new man. Tyrese stresses that life becomes infinitely richer when one takes the time to know him or herself and understand the true meaning of peace and fulfillment. This book is a guide to helping yourself, using his experiences as a learning tool. "It's not about talking down to people, it's about elevating them," Tyrese says.

Some of Tyrese's chapter-based questions include: How much do you love yourself? How much do you want for yourself? Why do men cheat? What is your bottom line? Are you ready for the next level?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2011, 06:01:12 AM »
James Best-Leadville.

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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2011, 07:10:32 AM »
Bernard Cornwell-The Winter King.

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Re: What are you reading?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2011, 06:01:11 AM »
Bernard Cornwall-Enemy of God

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2011, 01:22:22 PM »
Bernard Cornwall-Enemy of God

you read 3 books in less than a week?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2011, 01:24:48 PM »
you read 3 books in less than a week?


Yup,always been a fast reader.


....my place has three bookshelves FILLED with books.I need another bookcase.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2011, 07:59:20 PM »

Yup,always been a fast reader.


....my place has three bookshelves FILLED with books.I need another bookcase.

Have you considered a Kindle?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2011, 08:34:56 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2011, 08:57:30 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2011, 06:01:38 AM »
Currently making my way through all the Lee Child books in order they were written (even though you don't really need to) - currently on Tripwire (no.3). Can get through one in about 10 days.

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2011, 07:47:14 AM »


now that's one smart and hard working dude

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2011, 08:44:55 AM »
I haven't finished "Ice" yet, but so far I've found it quite entertaining. There were certain aspects of his life that I've always been curious about that he has cleared up for me. I suppose how much you like it will depend on how much you like Ice T, stories of 80's rap music, the formation of Body Count, etc.
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I'm reading this. Same author as 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich', Shirer is an American journalist who was in the right place at the right time. He also speaks a few European languages. He personally met all of those Nazi leaders - Ribbentrop, Goebels, etc.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2011, 08:46:43 AM »
One interesting aspect of reading about the Nazis is the way they talk about liberals.

It is indistinguishable from many on here and Rush Limbaugh as well. Hitler grouped them with Jews, Slavs and pacifists.

I'm sure he murdered many.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2011, 12:37:50 PM »
My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2011, 05:23:04 PM »
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