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Postby Lonesong on Jun 17 2018, 1:16am

alright i made a post like this a while ago and it got some good recommends so heres it again

ive read a lot of books since that post and i gotta say top 3 have been

the name of the wind
red rising
the way of kings

not in that order. although red rising i gotta say was some good stuff. name of the wind really atmospheric too i loved it

now im running low while i wait for part 3 of kingkiller chronicles (name of the wind book 3)

what books have you guys enjoyed/recommend for a nerd like me?
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Re: books

Postby Tenacious_Dragon on Jun 17 2018, 9:10am

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Every time a new book comes out I reread the entire series before reading the new one.


I may have a problem...
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Re: books

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on Jun 17 2018, 11:51am

I've been reading Just My Type, which is a brief overview (as opposed to an in-depth multi-volume history) of typefaces. I'm quite enjoying it so far, it's informative, engaging, and at times entertaining.
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Re: books

Postby THE-GUY on Jun 17 2018, 3:52pm

Murder by family

The Professionals by owen laukkanen

Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty)

8 Simple Rules For Marrying My Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron
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Re: books

Postby Xx-Ian-xX on Jun 17 2018, 4:08pm

Thinking Fast and Slow

Brave New World

Trade Based Money Laundering
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Re: books

Postby -_-Monkey-_- on Jun 17 2018, 7:20pm

I’m a book hoarder. I collect tons of books ...I wish I had more time to read. I used to read all the time, just got too busy for it. It’s a lot of work being the Governor of Michigan and also owner of EVERY restaurant and the largest employer in Michigan.
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Someone mentioned in the last thread Vintage Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery, Sword & Planet) that’s mostly what I read, even though I don’t read like I used to I still love collecting old Sci-Fi/Fantasy paperbacks but more for the cover art nowadays.

(I usually buy whole collections now)

Two of the best Artists for old Sci-Fi/Fantasy were Frank Frazetta & Boris Vallejo...

...long considered “trash art” most of that older Sci-Fi/Fantasy art didn’t get much critical acclaim when it came out. That’s slowly changing.

Couple years ago Frazetta’s “At The Earth’s Core” sold for little more then 1 million...

...pretty good since 20 years ago it was literally worthless.


“At The Earth’s Core”



A lot of these older Sci-Fi/Fantasy paperbacks have little bit collector value just for the cover art.


...some of what I picked up in my last purchase.



















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Re: books

Postby Immaculate_Heeze on Jun 17 2018, 7:39pm

Psychocybernetics- maxwell malts
Think and grow rich- Napoleon Hill
The slight edge- Jeff Olson
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Re: books

Postby Lonesong on Jun 19 2018, 5:42am

alright sorry i just logged back on and holy crap thank you i have a lot of books to checkout.

also todd thats super cool. a lot of that art is actually amazing.

looks like ill have to check out dresden files first cause those look sick
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Re: books

Postby Lonesong on Jun 19 2018, 5:43am

Immaculate_Heeze wrote:Psychocybernetics- maxwell malts
Think and grow rich- Napoleon Hill
The slight edge- Jeff Olson

i looked at psychocyberntics and im intrigued. can you tell me about it?
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Postby -_-Monkey-_- on Jun 19 2018, 7:57am

I normally don’t read self help/development type books. The two that I have that I can remember being decent are. “The Tipping Point” -Malcolm Gladwell & “Rich Dad Poor Dad” -Robert Kiyosaki. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a little dated but generally still good. 

...but most are BS. Stay away from that Tony Robbins idiot and other such crap. 
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