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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2020, 10:07:47 AM »
I am trying to get back into reading as much as I used to.  Should have moe time on my hands now,guess that Tom Clancy book I got waiting on the night stand is up on deck!
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2020, 11:03:53 AM »
Samandothers, are people that attend Primitive Baptist Churches referred to as Primitive Baptists?
Or Baptist, or hard shell Baptist. There's outliers in every crowd but they are the humble, salt of the earth, old school Baptists, I guess you would call them the opposite of the evangelical, loud, big church Baptists. I think the largest number of churches is in the southern mountains.

We built a house in Check some years ago, we were so far back in the woods at one point my wife said, "you realize you haven't been out of here in over a month", worked for me, a beautiful place back in the hills.

Our mason on that job was a local fellow, a giant of a man, pushing 7 ' and in the prime of life. A self ordained minister who was building his own church, appropriately I knew him only as JC. From the locals I learned he had been a rounder in his younger days, a moonshiner, short tempered, a wild and wooly character. One of the stories I heard about him was that one evening he was at the local store trying to make a phone call, the phone ate his dime and that was all it took. The phone booth was last seen bouncing down the road chained to the back of his truck. He operated on his own schedule, something we often refer to as "mountain time". He was getting behind and starting to affect progress so the next time he chose to come in we had to have a little talk. I said my piece, he responded with some excuse or other, and I said "You do understand excuses don't do anything for me, I need for you to get done." "No, you don't understand, excuses aren't for you, they are so I can sleep at night :D" We had a good laugh and he did get a little better about moving ahead.
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2020, 12:21:27 PM »
There is an app called Libby. It links to your library card so you can download books for free and they expire after 21 days. I havent bought a book from amazon since.

Through Libby I downloaded and audio version of Mike Rowes book when I recently drove down to Fayetteville for work. I listened to it all the way down and part of the way back. Very enjoyable book.

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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2020, 12:45:45 PM »
Jon, who/what provides the narration for the book? Mike or some computer generated voice? I really like any show where Mike Rowe does the narration.
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2020, 01:47:15 PM »
DonP, that's funny😂 I think I'd probably fit in in the mountains just fine. I'm afflicted with what is known as in my area as "Indian time", it sounds like pretty much the same as mountain time. Schedules are enemies to this sort of lifestyle😁
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2020, 01:59:44 PM »
Just got my hard cover copy of "The Way I Heard It" by Mike Rowe and starting to read it now.
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2020, 08:15:40 PM »
My wife bought me a Kindle about 9 years ago and I'm now on my third.  Last one I bought on Craigslist for $30 and works fine.  I have access to my city library through Kindle and Amazon and can get the bulk of things I'm specifically looking for.

I also signed up with Bookbub, sends me a daily email of cheap or free books that are available.  I've like it because I run across authors I've never read before, find stuff to try I never would have seen otherwise.

Moved back to town a few years ago and have access to 4 thrift stores now.  Wander through every week or two and have accumulated quite a backlog of authors I like but hadn't gotten to before.  Like reading books in order and a cheap way to get them.

I probably read 3 to 5 books a week, more in the winter.  Authors I like I can read again after a few years.  Doubt that I'll ever read all the books I currently have and still bumping into new thing I want to read.
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2020, 09:16:54 PM »
Samandothers, are people that attend Primitive Baptist Churches referred to as Primitive Baptists?
I would assume so.  The churches are usually pretty small.   The service ran a hour but most of that was preaching.   Once I started dating I went to church with the girl friend.  It was quite a change going to her church service versus the Primitive Baptist services.

Good story Don.  The folks were/are very nice.  I have not attended a Primitive t service since I was a teen.  Very different from Southern Baptists or Methodist in structure.

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2020, 09:18:07 PM »
I read a lot of books in the winter and now for obvious reasons. Our local thrift sells soft backs for .50 and hardcovers for $1.00 and once in awhile BOGO and I stay stocked up. Every so often I box up a bunch I've read and donate them back.
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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2020, 10:44:25 AM »
I have the paperwhite and dont use it as much as I should.
I'm now on the third volume of Shelby Footes Civil War trilogy, my second time thru.
I am in agreement with a southern generals comment.
"If I had the yankee artillery and our infantry I could lick any army in the world"
I'll see if I can get Mike Rowes book on my Kindle next.
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Re: I Read a Book
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2020, 10:54:43 AM »
Here is one about my part of the country, but you will not read it in two days:  Rising Tide
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2020, 03:54:08 PM »
I have the paperwhite and dont use it as much as I should.
I'm now on the third volume of Shelby Footes Civil War trilogy, my second time thru.
I am in agreement with a southern generals comment.
"If I had the yankee artillery and our infantry I could lick any army in the world"
I'll see if I can get Mike Rowes book on my Kindle next.

Pete, if you like civil war reading get Killer Angels by Michael Sharra.
Then start reading his son Jeff's s books that start during the revolution and go through to Korea.
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2020, 07:26:36 AM »
Jon, who/what provides the narration for the book? Mike or some computer generated voice? I really like any show where Mike Rowe does the narration.
It was Mike Rowe. It was like he was telling us stories.
Verry entertaining.
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2021, 06:46:41 PM »
So I downloaded Mr. Rowe's audio book last year when I saw this topic. In the book he made mention of Travis McGee, a character in several John D Macdonald books.

I finished book 21 today (audio books from audible). 

I found them very entertaining. 
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2021, 07:27:49 PM »
Does he mention his barbershop quartet background.  He had a very interesting podcast about it.
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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2021, 08:02:41 PM »
Dan_shade, I read all (I think all) of the Travis McGee series many years ago. 30? 35? Time sure does fly! I would really like to read them all again.
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2021, 08:51:45 PM »
I missed this the first go around. My wife just ordered us one off eBay (used) $5.36, free shipping. :)

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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2021, 09:46:34 PM »
There is an app called Libby. It links to your library card so you can download books for free and they expire after 21 days. I havent bought a book from amazon since.

Through Libby I downloaded and audio version of Mike Rowes book when I recently drove down to Fayetteville for work. I listened to it all the way down and part of the way back. Very enjoyable book.

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I second the libby app!  I listen to audio books on this app via downloaded from my local library.  I do about 20 books a month by listening on walks, when driving and even when milling while using my 3M WorkTunes ear muffs.  
With full time job, two kids and typical life requirements I rarely get time to read a physical book much anymore and even as a fast reader there just isn't enough time in the day to get through all the books on my interest list.  I was a veracious reader before having kids. 
The app also lets you adjust the speed you listen to the audio book.  After slowly increasing it, I now listen to most books at between 2.5 to 3 times normal speed and you can finish a 12 hour book in 4 hours or so.  Very, very efficient!  I'd never keep up with my reading interest list without it.
Highly recommend the libby app!

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« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2021, 08:49:19 AM »
Reading is cool. I read, like some others, mostly before bed. I also don't usually buy books so I read a lot of public domain, or classic stuff. Right now is Robinson Crusoe and I've been on a bit of a deserted island kick, with Swiss Family Robinson, just before. 

I should look into the Libby app. I usually take a long time to read stuff, can you extend the "borrowing" period on there? 

Also, for work, I'm reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and it's pretty good!
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