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Good books
« on: December 14, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »
Anybody read one lately?

I did a search of the archives for a book thread and came up with nothing ???


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Re: Good books
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 06:48:36 PM »
i have spent the past year only reading steven king. i sorta got hooked on his writing.
 i also read a book by frederick gerstacker, not spelt correctly. it is about his travels in this country back in history. he was an adventurer and expert deer killer. ;D

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Re: Good books
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 07:03:22 PM »
I have a few good books here. But, a couple are of local interest and history of early NB guide outfitters. The others are books on "The Bay" and one about the life of one of our Prime Ministers during the Kennedy years. They didn't get along. :D

The two NB books have some stuff that includes some family members. You can't get these off Amazon unless used, nor "The Bay" ones.

The first one is "Men of the Autumn Woods" and a recent release is "Beyond the Trodden Path". Both by Gerry Parker. These are books on history that is never told in schools. Only a small volume of these get printed, but they are nice books with lots of photos and tales of the times.  :)

I like the story about "Tommy the Moose" in one of them. He was a tamed moose John Connell used to ride and haul sleds with. ;D

And in the new one the stories about the salt licks here in the deep woods and early wildlife photography. Some photography is in a museum up in northern Michigan University from an old senator who used to come here around 1900-1905. I mean most of his photography would be of Michigan, but he also explored Ontario and NB. ;) I use the word 'explore' loosely, as it was the old guides that did the exploring.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 07:46:49 PM »
I am currently reading "The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Investing 2010 Edition" written by Jason Kelly. Very informative and very easy to understand with lots of charts to reinforce the written text.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 08:17:45 PM »
My Favortite Book is Glacier Pilot

The book is about Bush Pilot's that flew in Alaska in the 30's to the 50's, they were a special breed of men.

When I came home from Vietnam I was planning to be Bush Pilot. I went to a Aircraft Mechanic school and got my FAA Airframe & Powerplant license. Anyay... along the way... I fell in love and never went to Alaska to live out my dream (Bush Pilot).  I missed one of my big dream's in life because.... I never got married to the gal either and lost on both sides of the coin flip.  

One of the my favorite written items from the book was a poem from a little Eskimo girl (wrote for homework). She wrote about one of the most famous Bush Pilot's with the last name of Gilliam.

She wrote... Gilliam, Crash'm, and Spill'm but No Kill'm... Gilliam. I still laugh at that little poem and its been over 40 years since I read the Glacier Pilot.
  

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Re: Good books
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 09:18:05 PM »
Whole series of fiction history novels by Bernard Cornwell, need to read them in order.  I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the Sharpe series, I get 3 new ones for each birthday and Christmas.  Learned more history from fiction then I did in 16 years of school.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 11:17:44 PM »
Just finished reading Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive". Lots of bang bang shootumup, but the overall story is chillingly plausible. How closely the book parallels todays world is down right scary.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 12:05:26 AM »
I am currently reading Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner.  It's a great read if you want to know what living in remote Alaska is really like.

In many ways, he had it rougher than I did.  In some ways, he had it easier.

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Re: Good books
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 12:12:22 AM »
     I haven't yet read a Clive Cussler book that I didn't like.  Even though a lot of the story lines are similar, it's a good story line. 
     I read The Walking Drum, several years ago by Louise Lamoire.  Very good book, but leaves it wide open for a sequal, unfortunately he died before it was written. 
     I like to read.  It seems that I don't read as much as I used to though, now that we've got high speed internet.

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Re: Good books
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 08:11:42 AM »
Does it come on DVD?   :D  With 3 young in's, coaching minor hockey 2 nights a week with games and tournaments every weekend, a full time job during the day and my consulting business by night...who has time to read.   :D

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Re: Good books
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 08:59:49 AM »
Just finishing up Ayn Rands "The Fountainhead"

Pineywoods, is that his new one?
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Re: Good books
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 10:06:41 AM »
i have spent the past year only reading steven king. i sorta got hooked on his writing.
 i also read a book by frederick gerstacker, not spelt correctly. it is about his travels in this country back in history. he was an adventurer and expert deer killer. ;D

I've read that Gerstacker book about his ramblings and wanderings in the United States. He was a German immigrant. That is a good book. He traveled around in the U.S. in the early 1840s' hunting, trapping, working here and there at all sorts of jobs. It was interesting to read how the U.S. looked to him from a German immigrants eyes at that time. I love to read that kind of book  :) :)

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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 10:19:29 AM »

And in the new one the stories about the salt licks here in the deep woods and early wildlife photography. Some photography is in a museum up in northern Michigan University from an old senator who used to come here around 1900-1905. I mean most of his photography would be of Michigan, but he also explored Ontario and NB. ;) I use the word 'explore' loosely, as it was the old guides that did the exploring.


I've been up to the university there to see the mineral museum. I have the Shiras books on wildlife photography those are interesting to see. He did some of the earliest wild life photography, a lot of it at night from a canoe. If I am not mistaken most of it was done up in the Huron Mountain Club land.

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Re: Good books
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 10:25:02 AM »
I've just recently learned that I have a cousin Bill that is a Western writer. One on kindle is
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Man-Creek/dp/B002JM0ILS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1249429398&sr=1-1




That is neat , he has several interesting looking books published. Good for him. I've never seen what they get for those electronic "kindle" books they are about the same price as a paper/traditonal book ??? ???

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 10:29:57 AM »
I am currently reading "The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Investing 2010 Edition" written by Jason Kelly. Very informative and very easy to understand with lots of charts to reinforce the written text.


Going to be doing some stock investing? :) I have most of my money invested in land there is very little risk in that at least that is the way I have it figured. The stock market is an interesting thing though, I think most people have to little a knowledge of how that works and our economy in general really. :-\

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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 10:32:37 AM »
I'm getting The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest for Christmas (think Douglas-fir) and am looking forward to reading that...

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 10:35:20 AM »
My Favortite Book is Glacier Pilot

The book is about Bush Pilot's that flew in Alaska in the 30's to the 50's, they were a special breed of men.

When I came home from Vietnam I was planning to be Bush Pilot. I went to a Aircraft Mechanic school and got my FAA Airframe & Powerplant license. Anyay... along the way... I fell in love and never went to Alaska to live out my dream (Bush Pilot).  I missed one of my big dream's in life because.... I never got married to the gal either and lost on both sides of the coin flip.  

  

I read that book too  :) , and many similar , it was about the same with me I wanted to be a bush pilot also :) that or a big game guide preferably both :D
it wasn't all a pipe dream though I did actually take some flying lessons. Enough to be able to see that there was no way I was ever going to be a bush pilot in this lifetime. You would have had to have been in the military just to get the required hours of experience it seemed to me :D



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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 10:40:14 AM »
Whole series of fiction history novels by Bernard Cornwell, need to read them in order.  I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the Sharpe series, I get 3 new ones for each birthday and Christmas.  Learned more history from fiction then I did in 16 years of school.

I like good historical fiction that can be real entertaining reading , and educational at the same time :D

I have always liked Kenneth Roberts , he was extremely knowledgeable about what he was writing about most of it 18th century America , the Revolutionary War period etc. . For more recent history I have read Stewart Edward White , Zane Grey , Jack London they all write about the out of doors could create seemingly real life characters with the written word alone.

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 10:43:10 AM »
Just finished reading Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive". Lots of bang bang shootumup, but the overall story is chillingly plausible. How closely the book parallels todays world is down right scary.

Tom Clancy is great , I liked the movie Hunt For Red October . He has written a lot of good books :)

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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 10:47:37 AM »
I am currently reading Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner.  It's a great read if you want to know what living in remote Alaska is really like.

In many ways, he had it rougher than I did.  In some ways, he had it easier.

ha ha , nice to see so many good book suggestions! I love it. Have you ever read the book by Heimo Korth called The Last Frontiersman? I read it last fall. He was the last person allowed to homestead up in the ANWR reserve. He was a greenhorn when he got up there and learned some lessons the very hard way. He was from here where I live. Must be something in the water around here , lots of wisconsinites seem to end up in AK. , maybe because they are used to the cold! -23 f here this morning.


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