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Re: Beetle's Book and Word Thread
« Reply #165 on: August 11, 2018, 23:31:18 PM »


In A Far Country

Just read this again, pretty baller all around true AK story

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Re: Beetle's Book and Word Thread
« Reply #166 on: August 12, 2018, 09:38:16 AM »
Lots of great suggestions, fellars. Bravo!

I owe you some feedback and previews.

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Appalachia. Meh. More of a masters thesis than a good book. Some good points, but not a good read.

Brook trout. Whew, long read. Learned alot though. Who would have thought that Long Island was a hot spot for brookies? Salters still there today. I was skipping over parts of some later chapters on Canadian waters when it was repititive. This book strengthened the premise that human beings suck.

Bryson's At Home is a re-read. Everything he has written is gold. I've read every one of his books 2 or more times. This one looks at the evolution of our residences. The rooms. The lighting, the plumbing, the cooking. Everything. And he makes it all so entertaining and educational at the same time.

The Feather Thief and War on Peace are my beach books. Can't wait.

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Re: Beetle's Book and Word Thread
« Reply #167 on: August 16, 2018, 09:34:04 AM »
Podcast Alert:

This American Life just did one on the Feather Thief.    Podcast #654

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/654/the-feather-heist


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Re: Beetle's Book and Word Thread
« Reply #168 on: August 16, 2018, 16:04:23 PM »
Just read Feather Thief last week ( like Woolly I could not put it down). Stumbled on the This American Life segment about this true story and they even had interviews with the author and some of the main characters in the book. All fly tiers should enjoy this fascinating read.

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Re: Beetle's Book and Word Thread
« Reply #169 on: August 16, 2018, 19:10:01 PM »
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