Talk about just about anything else that is non-gaming here, but keep it clean
User avatar
Pulsar_t
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 5932
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:38 am

Books!

by Pulsar_t Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:01 pm

I think it's best just to re-purpose this topic for general RB member reading.

Image
Last edited by Pulsar_t on Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
indecks
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 1731
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:18 pm
Location: Austin TX

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by indecks Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm in the 2nd Frank Burly book, written by John Swartzwelder, called "How I Conquered Your Planet." These books are hilarious.
User avatar
BoneSnapDeez
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 18181
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Read The Hobbit again, after seeing the film. Now my wife is reading it, she seems to like it okay. I also read The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker in one sitting - the book has like size 24 font. :lol:
User avatar
flojocabron
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 4155
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:15 am
Location: on the border

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by flojocabron Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:12 am

I read stuff. Eventually.

Once I get a tablet, I'm gonna go on a free-for-all with this site:

http://freebooksifter.com/

Free is good.

I bookmarked this some days ago.
2600 and jr,5200,nes/top loader, master system, intellivision, TG-16, genesis 1,2,3, SNES, snesJR, CDX, 3DOfz10, gamegear, gameboy and pocket, GBC, sega saturn, PSOne w/screen, Virtual Boy, N64, NGPC, Gameboy Advance sp, Dreamcast, Black Dreamcast, oXBOX, Playstation 2, PStwo, Gamecube, gameboy player, DS lite,DSi XL, PSP1000/3000,Wii,PS3 120gb,3DSXL, xbox 360, PSvita, PS4
User avatar
Pulsar_t
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 5932
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:38 am

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by Pulsar_t Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:38 pm

flojocabron wrote:I read stuff. Eventually.

Once I get a tablet, I'm gonna go on a free-for-all with this site:

http://freebooksifter.com/

Free is good.

I bookmarked this some days ago.


Interesting.

Well that Assholes book didn't tell me much that is new, but at least I found I'm not an asshole per se Image

Next:

Image
Thy ban hammer shalt strike Image
o.pwuaioc
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 7644
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:59 pm

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by o.pwuaioc Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:43 pm

Pulsar_t wrote:Asshole
Anatomy of Evil

If you read Asshole to make sure you're not an asshole, are you making sure you're not just evil instead?
User avatar
Luke
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 21077
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:39 am

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by Luke Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:23 pm

Reading The Importance of Being Seven. I quite love McCall's works.
User avatar
Nemoide
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 1705
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:37 pm
Location: Monster Island

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by Nemoide Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:46 pm

Reading two books at the moment:
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle - I really like the cut of this guy's jib. He makes investing seem so much simpler and more straightforward than my random attempts at following CNBC. :P

Liber Aleph vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom and Folly by Aleister Crowley - Crowley is the most interesting author of spiritual subjects that I'm aware of. The book is a series of one-page chapters in the form of epistles to his "magical son" about a variety of subjects. I'm only at the beginning, but I'm appreciating it.
Image
User avatar
prfsnl_gmr
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 9320
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:26 pm
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:25 am

Nemoide wrote:The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle - I really like the cut of this guy's jib. He makes investing seem so much simpler and more straightforward than my random attempts at following CNBC. :P


With the exception of The Financial Times, the financial media is pretty terrible. (The WSJ used to be very good, but it was purchased by someone who basically ruined it...) You are much better off with the book you are reading, and I think that - once you have read it - you will be able to call BS on 99% of the things you see on CNBC.
User avatar
Luke
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 21077
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:39 am

Re: Books 2K13 edition

by Luke Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:...The WSJ used to be very good...


Used to be daily required reading as well.

The Nightly Business Report on PBS, 7pm est, still is very informative and a great source for anyone in business.
Return to Off-Topic / Whatever

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests