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What, books are you reading?<p>I am reading Vengeance (the original hard cover, bought used, not the re-printed released to coincide with the movie), the book behind the movie Munich. So far, I've noticed the movie is factually pretty true to the book. Although I just read an article on the 'controversy' around the movie v. the book. <br>Some people object to the political statements made in the movie that are not in the book, and conversely are not happy political statements in the book are not included in the movie. <br>Eitherway, I think both are good<p>
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (bpwrightwv)

<A HREF="http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?isbn=0743242483" TARGET="_blank">http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin...42483</A><p><A HREF="http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio/0671510053" TARGET="_blank">http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio/0671510053</A><p>Will skip "Brokeback..."<p>George Dill
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (gdill2)

Just finished reading this one:<p><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0195101200/sr=8-1/qid=1140194817/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-3808613-9728637?%5Fencoding=UTF8" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...=UTF8</A><p>Liked until the end. The final chapter fizzles out and is incomplete, as if the author had gotten tired of the book... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (JRinPR)

I have a 6 1/2 yr old daughter........(what was I thinking about 7yrs ago <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> )....no seriously..she keeps me young! And she and her brother (19) are truly the reasons I get up everyday and do what I do!<br>But...I read to her or she reads to me...depending on who is less tired.<br>Dr. Suess: The Tweedle Beetles (excellent read! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The Circus Bears (a silly book)<br>Pippy Longstockings (good stories)<br>The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe( CS Lewis...just started it. Probably a little too deep for her now...but it was her idea)<br>The Bible.....it's there..we read it ..and no I am not ashamed to admit it!<br>
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (universityvolvoOSD)

<U>The Taking</U>(not so good) by Dean Koontz and <U>Saving Faith</U> by David Baldacci - I love Baldacci...so far I've read all of his novels except <U>The Simple Truth</U> and <U>The Camel Club</U>.
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (Greggor)

3 books on photography by Bryan Peterson (Great author on the subject if anyone is interested) and an advanced manual for my Canon 20D. <p>All 3 of these books are literally on the nightstand. No kidding either.
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (geo1)

<i>1776</i> by David McCullough - excellent read.<p>Current issues of <i>Cigar Aficianado</i> and <i>Food & Wine</i> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"A Cook's Tour" - Anthony Bourdain.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was trying to think of his name the other day. You ever see his travel show?<br>Pretty funny. What's his story?
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (bpwrightwv)

I keep a strange lot (and a cluttered nightstand):<p>Diversionary:<br><i>The Bourne Supremacy</i> - Ludlum<p>Professional:<br>Just finished: <i>Boyd, the Fighter Pilot who Changed the Art of War</i> - Coram<br>Next up: <i>The Sling and the Stone</i> - Hammes<p>A mess of Periodicals, usually:<br><i>The Economist</i><br><i>American Hunter</i><br><i>Bicycling</i><p>Bible:<br>Currently reading the NASB version. Favorite bedside reading translation is <i>The Message</i>.<br><i>Grace for the Moment</i> - Lucado (Actually on my wife's side, but a common item of discussion)<p>And like Bob, usually an assortment of kids' books too (kudos to you Bob). Currently I can see <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>, and <i>Go, Dog, Go!</i>. The older kids are better about taking their books back to their room.
 

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The Millionaire Next Door and Rich Dad Poor Dad. <p>And then of course there is my $600 stack of text books for this semester. I swear I need to get into that business.
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (bpwrightwv)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bpwrightwv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I was trying to think of his name the other day. You ever see his travel show?<br>Pretty funny. What's his story?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I read his first "Kitchen Confidential" and I liked it.<p>I've watched a lot of his "No Reservations" episodes. I especially liked the New Zealand one where he rolled a quad runner over himself. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1sttimevolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><i>1776</i> by David McCullough - excellent read.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Got if for Christmas, great read, very well written. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>greek2us</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><i>Boyd, the Fighter Pilot who Changed the Art of War</i> - Coram</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its a shame the Marine Corps recognized/appreciated Boyd's genius before his own Air Force did. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Currently on my nightstand:<p>Some exciting volumes on how to control your cholesterol. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Michael Jackson's <I>Complete Guyide to Single Malt Scotch</I>. I'm in the mood for something I haven't tried before. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Timothy Naftali's <I>Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism</I>. Haven't started it yet, but it looks promising.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BellComps</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And then of course there is my $600 stack of text books for this semester. I swear I need to get into that business.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Remember - it's only a lot of reading if you do it. At least that was my motto while in school. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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BP.......Interesting post <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Gives us some insight into the people we share our ranting and raving with!<p>btw...I left one out........the feb/march issue of Relix "music for the mind".<br>I am also writing a book........ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> "OSD for the new Volvo Buyer" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What's on your nightstand (bpwrightwv)

Answering the title literally and in no particular order; my clock, a sound machine, a throat moistening spray and lip balm.<br>I never, ever have read in bed in my life, too uncomfortable. A bed is for sleeping, watching TV and oh, that other thing that people do at times <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>30 years ago that order was reversed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (still never read)
 

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Alarm clock that I perpetually hit the snooze button on in the morning. A light. Three remotes (cable, TV and DVD). Terry Brooks latest book, the complete Count of Monte Cristo and about 5 children books for my 5 year old daugther
 

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Forgot about my lamp and the 2 remotes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Not mine but good stuff...<p><A HREF="http://johnporcaro.blogspot.com/OnTheNightStand(Small).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://johnporcaro.blogspot.co...).jpg</A><p>George Dill<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>US R n UK</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Michael Jackson's <I>Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch</I>. I'm in the mood for something I haven't tried before. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You may not find it in a book on Single Malts but if you can find Michel Couvreur; give it a try. He's a Belgian who makes blended whiskeys (12 or 27 year old) from up to 54 single malts imported to Burgundy and aged in high-end sherry casks. <p>It may make you re-think whether or not blends are inherently inferior to single malts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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