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Beetle's Book and Word Thread

Started by Mudwall Gatewood 3.0, March 14, 2017, 10:43:29 AM

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Woolly Bugger

Quote from: driver on October 23, 2019, 06:34:07 AMMy favorite Mark Twain book is "Life on the Mississippi" I highly recommend reading it.

And it's free!

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/245/245-h/245-h.htm
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dee-Vo

I can't get into listening to a book; very handy, but I just don't absorb what's being read to me, I zone out.

Also -- I'm almost exclusively reading non-fiction at this point. Most of the other stuff suddenly lost its appeal.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dee-Vo on October 23, 2019, 14:15:39 PMI can't get into listening to a book; very handy, but I just don't absorb what's being read to me, I zone out.

Also -- I'm almost exclusively reading non-fiction at this point. Most of the other stuff suddenly lost its appeal.

I hear ya on the zoning out bit... but it helps pass the time on the road!
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dee-Vo

October 23, 2019, 19:33:55 PM #228 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:01:20 PM by Woolly Bugger
Enjoyed both books I've read by this fella. If you have an interest in birds in any capacity these will be good for you to check out.

#kennkaufman #birds #flightsagainstthesunset

https://amzn.to/2RFODOC


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Dee-Vo

November 12, 2019, 18:51:27 PM #229 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:02:15 PM by Woolly Bugger
One of the better books I've read. Wilderness, nature, desert, future. Enjoyed this man's views 100%. A book that makes you want to disappear for a while, or, maybe, from now on.

#edwardabbey #desertsolitaire

https://amzn.to/3aCT5pZ


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troutrus

A relatively slow and difficult read for me, but picked up some new phrases and words, among which was TRUMPERY.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpery

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troutrus

January 04, 2020, 16:00:20 PM #231 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:09:54 PM by Woolly Bugger
In a world of divisive devices, science denial, and challenges to free speech, it is perhaps more relevant than at any time since it's original publication.
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Dee-Vo

January 09, 2020, 21:34:49 PM #232 Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 11:22:02 AM by Woolly Bugger


This book is packed with information. So glad to be finished with it! 📖 📚


The history and people covered in these pages are too much to try and fathom. It's truly amazing how the thoughts/concerns of folks that far back in time are still ringing true today....maybe even more so today than in their respective times.

To be so connected, so deeply and emotionally, as some are to nature is heartening.

#humboldt #thoreau #darwin #goethe #marsh #haeckel #muir #nature #andreawulff



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Dee-Vo

January 20, 2020, 10:40:23 AM #233 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:03:18 PM by Woolly Bugger
Quote from: Beetle on March 15, 2017, 09:08:38 AM
Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on March 15, 2017, 08:16:02 AMI love Emerald Mile.  Have given that book as a present many times.

How is the stranger in the woods?

Stranger in the Woods was a good read but danced around a lot.  You could tell the author had to weave in historical and philosophical references to fill pages because there just wasn't much story to tell beyond 9 hours of conversation with Chris Knight (in jail).  I'd wait and find a used copy if you can.




I concur. Just finished this one. Good story, but sort of thin, in my opinion. Being a hermit would be nice, I think. Many people never give themselves the opportunity to experience silence and true solitude -- away from everyone and everything. Future will hold more of this for me. Maybe I'll be a hermit one day....if I'm lucky.



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troutrus

January 22, 2020, 15:22:30 PM #234 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:07:11 PM by Woolly Bugger
"Little flashes of sun on the surface of a cold, dark sea."
― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

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JMiller

January 22, 2020, 20:31:46 PM #235 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:08:32 PM by Woolly Bugger

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."


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