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Old 01-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #41
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I am NOT a reader.

That said, I've picked up John Adams by McCullough to while away the hours as I lay prone allowing bone to grow

Simply fascinating reading about a man and his interaction with the others so instrumental to the birth of this nation, plus the descriptions of what life was like back then

Once again I realize how we could never live their lives, travel the great distances in the manner they did, and generally measure up to those great men who gave us what we have today.

We are, by comparison, pampered, soft, spoiled, and self indulgent with self proclaimed entitlements.



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I am NOT a reader.

That said, I've picked up John Adams by McCullough to while away the hours as I lay prone allowing bone to grow

Simply fascinating reading about a man and his interaction with the others so instrumental to the birth of this nation, plus the descriptions of what life was like back then

Once again I realize how we could never live their lives, travel the great distances in the manner they did, and generally measure up to those great men who gave us what we have today.

We are, by comparison, pampered, soft, spoiled, and self indulgent with self proclaimed entitlements.
When you've finished the book, check out the miniseries (HBO?) with Paul Giamatti as Adams. Very well done.
Also, read 1776 if you haven't yet.
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When you've finished the book, check out the miniseries (HBO?) with Paul Giamatti as Adams. Very well done.
Also, read 1776 if you haven't yet.
One book this decade will be quite enough, thank you.



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One book this decade will be quite enough, thank you.
Oh come on... it has lots of BIG pictures. You can do it.
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the mind wanders really bad after 45 minutes. Classic A.D.D. I'm a magazine reader. I got the attention span of a good dump. Unless I am REALLY interested in the book. I actually read the DaVinci Code in about a week. And I've made it through a couple of golf books.

I haven't tried reading yet hepped up on oxy. I should do that and see if it helps.



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. I got the attention span of a good dump. .
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This AND RH's wirebrush thread? Two morning chuckles in one day??

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Wonder if Bill would like to borrow that one from you ?
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Guess you could credit the kidnappers and Bill's meds.
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So...if I penned a novel on the life and times of a painter ...I assume everybody on here would read it ? I used to think about writing a novel on the funny things that have happened along the way since I left High School . I never did and I probably never will...but it would be some good reading material . Painting is not always a boring trade...on a lot of days it is downright exciting... especially the hours spent at the coffee shops over the years before work and on some extended breaks !

I used to read all the time...and I mean big time ! These days I spend most of my spare time either golfing or surfing the net and chatting on a few boards similar to here but with different topics then this . I love the hockey boards and I used to pretty well camp out at the satellite dish discussion boards...and it was the most hilarious time I have ever spent on the net cruising the satellite forums before they were all infiltrated by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies .

Doing all that net reading left very little time for an actual book/novel . I still pick books up at yard sales and flea markets if they are cheap...someday I might read them...certainly does not cost any money to keep them on the shelf ! I also used to collect some hockey literature a few years back...now I just look out for stuff that is about my New York Rangers .

I actually just bought 3 books this afternoon...on gardening , pruning and landscaping....reg price about 60 bucks...I got them for 7.00 . Surely I should get my money back by growing a few extra sized tomatoes next Summer !!!
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So...if I penned a novel on the life and times of a painter ...I assume everybody on here would read it ? I used to think about writing a novel on the funny things that have happened along the way since I left High School . I never did and I probably never will...but it would be some good reading material . Painting is not always a boring trade...on a lot of days it is downright exciting... especially the hours spent at the coffee shops over the years before work and on some extended breaks !

I used to read all the time...and I mean big time ! These days I spend most of my spare time either golfing or surfing the net and chatting on a few boards similar to here but with different topics then this . I love the hockey boards and I used to pretty well camp out at the satellite dish discussion boards...and it was the most hilarious time I have ever spent on the net cruising the satellite forums before they were all infiltrated by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies .

Doing all that net reading left very little time for an actual book/novel . I still pick books up at yard sales and flea markets if they are cheap...someday I might read them...certainly does not cost any money to keep them on the shelf ! I also used to collect some hockey literature a few years back...now I just look out for stuff that is about my New York Rangers .

I actually just bought 3 books this afternoon...on gardening , pruning and landscaping....reg price about 60 bucks...I got them for 7.00 . Surely I should get my money back by growing a few extra sized tomatoes next Summer !!!
Among other things.

Mushrooms people! Mushrooms! Jeeze... gimme' a break!
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I Edited...did not want to lead the thread too far astray . Sorry bout that

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