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June 23, 2014 at 6:56 AM #21147June 24, 2014 at 1:14 AM #775640CA renterParticipant
What makes this such a compelling novel? Just read the reviews and it sounds interesting, but I want to hear your take on it.
Have you read any of his other books?June 24, 2014 at 6:24 AM #775642
Not sure but couldn’t stop reading.
No other books read.
However it’s a 6 vol. Autobiography. I read vol. 1 and just ordered vol 2June 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM #775697Allan from FallbrookParticipant
Didn’t another guy write a book called “My Struggle”? Funny mustache, former painter?
I’m hoping this book is thematically different…June 25, 2014 at 5:24 PM #775698
Yup. Same title. Not sure what the joke is.June 25, 2014 at 6:35 PM #775704
Just finished vol. 1 of 6 vol. Autobiography involving cranky ordinary Norwegian males life.
Vol. 2 should arrive tomorrow.
here’s an interview on the subject of the title
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/06/why-name-your-book-after-hitlers.htmlOctober 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM #779578
So are you still into this book or series of books, WW?October 26, 2014 at 8:37 PM #779579
last night i was up really late reading THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by marie kondo.
it’s about tidying up.
i got distracted by THE EXAMINED LIFE by grosz.
i think i will continue knaussgard if i get sick, but not too sick. i would look forward to that.October 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM #779638
I read about a half dozen running books recently and some history of world war one and two. A little Lemony Snickets book about unpleasant things or something like that , you would like that.
Two health books I liked are “The First 20 Minutes” tries to explain what is actually known and not known about aerobic and anaerobic exercise doses and frequency and their effects on health and aging.
Also “Spent” a six week guide by a Dr. for how to recover from exhaustion and set your body and mind on a balanced energetic path. Lots of strict diet and alcohol and sugars stuff, yoga, massage, etc. Highly recommends to include exercise but not going to extremes of exercise.
I have two self help books that would probably be good for me but can’t get moving on them. “Chimp Paradox” and “Thinking Fast and SLow”October 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM #779679moneymakerParticipant
Spent the day in the jury lounge, so took a book, “Three Cups of Tea”. It was the most boring day I have spent in a while, not because of the book, but because after 3.5 hours no panel was called. Got off easy I guess. The book is by Greg Mortenson and chronicles how an ordinary person can effect change halfway around the globe. Haven’t finished the book but my civic duty is complete.October 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM #779680
[quote=moneymaker]Spent the day in the jury lounge, so took a book, “Three Cups of Tea”. It was the most boring day I have spent in a while, not because of the book, but because after 3.5 hours no panel was called. Got off easy I guess. The book is by Greg Mortenson and chronicles how an ordinary person can effect change halfway around the globe. Haven’t finished the book but my civic duty is complete.[/quote]
“They also serve, who only stand and wait” …milton.
Thank you for your service.October 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM #779681HatfieldParticipant
Unfortunately, it appears that Mortensen is a serial liar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Cups_of_TeaNovember 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM #780400
I have dabbled in distance running off and on my entire life . Mostly on the last few years. Had heard about the book Born to Run, But it seemed too hyped to be worth reading and part of me thinks distance running is stupid, despite my love of it. So, I stumbled upon it and decided to take it home for a look anyway.
Couldn’t put it down. I am almost convinced that there is nothing stupid about running. Recommended for runners but also non-runners who are broad general interest readers.
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