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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:19 pm 
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"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline is a very entertaining book. Funny, witty, and full of cool trivia about gaming and gamers. My son told me I would like the book and sent a copy to my Kindle.

I'm all huh? I am not a gamer and aside from playing a few games of pac-man and galaxia back in the day, I could care less about gaming. That being said I enjoyed the book so much I am pretty sure anyone who has spent some serious time gaming would totally dig it.

To go along with the release of the paperback he has announced that there is an Easter Egg hidden in the book, which if you find allows you to enter a video game competition to try and win a Delorean he has put up as a prize. http://www.ernestcline.com/blog/2012/06/05/three-hidden-keys-open-three-secret-gates/

Anyhow I recommend this book for a few hours of great fun..


Bumping this topic to say how much I LOVED this book! What caught me by surprise was how much I got caught up in the authors virtual world, OASIS. Think of it as a totally out of control Facebook. It's not too far from reality if you think about it. Ask yourself, how many people do I consider "friends", who I have never met in real life? I've read some critiques that complain about all the 80's references. That's fair. I don't think Cline went quite far enough to explain why that was important to the story. As an 80's teen I loved that too though. My only complaint is I'm done reading it and I'm having a hard time finding another book I like nearly as well.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:34 pm 
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I've been on a Carl Hiaasen kick lately. First "Skinny Dip", then "Basket Case" and now "Double Whammy".

Who knew murder mysteries could be so funny? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:16 am 
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Bear Grylls - Mud, Sweat, and Tears : The Autobiography

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:27 pm 
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^ would that be in the "fiction" or "non-fiction" section?

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:30 pm 
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boarddad wrote:
^ would that be in the "fiction" or "non-fiction" section?


Maybe it would be both because it is unreal what this guy really does?

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Maybe it would be both because it is unreal what this guy really does?

Meh, BG is cool and definitely hardcore but an autobiography, please. You should read my auotbiography, it’s f-ing epic, just like his...

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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"Buried in The Sky" Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan
Story of the Sherpa climbers on K2's deadliest day.

"Mountain Journeys" Galen Rowell and Joh Muir have stories in this collection of stories of climbers and their climbs.
Edited by James P. Vermeulen

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I got a book from my dad that I didn't think much about, and it sat for a while before I had nothing else so I started it.
I was intrigued immediately and burned thru it.
The novels are by Spencer Quinn (pseudonym for Peter Abrahams) and take place in the Desert SW. The characters are Chet (a flunked out police K9 dog) and his master Bernie, a PI. The books are written in 1st person as Chet. Quinn writes as a dog really well, and I completely enjoyed the first of his I read "Dog On It".

I recommend it to The Highwayman specifically, but to anyone else that has or loves dogs. Really a fun book/books.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Tried by War -- Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

by James M. Mcpherson

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Feb 2013 Freeskier mag......they have a Kirkwood review...

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Washoe Zephyr wrote:
Feb 2013 Freeskier mag......they have a Kirkwood review...

At least it isn't Northstar! Besides Martis under and just off the lift and backside through the trees on a powder day it isn't worth reading. Unfortunately I have to read it once soon and on Spring Break again, rather drown in PBR 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Dropn N - you are right on some of Northstars runs. Lookout Mtn and the Backside are the places to be.
Here are a couple of shots from 4-21-11. No crowds and some fresh snow
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I choose "Boca"
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for late season, some of the best snow I have seen on the Lookout Mtn side
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if my memory serves me well. Last day at Northstar. Then Mt. Rose and Finish the season at Mammoth ;)

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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LIVE BY NIGHT. The latest Dennis Lahane novel. Awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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The First World War by Hew Strachan...this has also been done as a series on the Military channel

the book fills in nicely.

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