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    Book Recommendations thread.
    #21
    The Xenophobe's Guide to the Portuguese (Xenophobe's Guides)

    (aka, Making sense of Bob :-p)

    Amazon (Free Kindle edition.)
    96 pages, 2012.

    https://bayfiles.net/file/1iAzB/5asjHP/The_Xenophobe%27s_Guide_to_the_Po_-_Hancock%2C_Matthew.azw3
    Quote:"Parents often ask their young children to reel out their full names as if it were a party trick."

    “The proverb ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ was probably invented by the Portuguese.”

    “Machines that can test your blood pressure are so popular that queues often form to use them.”

    “If you are Portuguese, you don’t waste anything that can be eaten.”

    “Business people have a tendency to say what they think you want to hear.”

    ...

    Xenophobe's Guide to the Dutch (mobi) :-)
    (This post was last modified: 07-30-2014, 03:20 AM by radiobox.)

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #22
    (07-16-2014, 12:04 AM)LZA Wrote:  [Image: four_agreements.jpg]

    Audio books

    Ebup format and PDF format.

    Book description from TPB:

    In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
    ----------------------
    created by Yasser Adnan

    I own this and also recommend it.

    [Image: books?id=9K6oJ3mezL4C&printsec=frontcove...&q&f=false]

    Jitterbug Perfume
    is an epic.

    Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).

    It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle.

    The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god.

    If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.
    (This post was last modified: 07-30-2014, 02:26 PM by Aish.)
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    #23
    that sounds like a book worth reading,I'm looking for it now

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    #24
    Amazon should have it. Tom Robbins is one of my favorite authors. Hope you enjoy Smile
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    #25
    fuck amazon,got it from here

    en.bookfi.org

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    #26
    Big Grin Thanks for the tip.
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    #27
    Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan
    by Shannon Galpin

    Read through the first few pages. Looks to be a good read.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Journey-Adventure-Activism-Afghanistan/dp/1250046645

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #28
    Today, Dec 18, is the birthday of H.H. Munro (aka Saki) [18 Dec. 1870 - 14 Dec. 1916].
    His short stories are a delightful read.

    It is also the birthday of a certain SF writer named 'Alfred Bester'
    I have not read his books, but they seem to have a high rating across book sites.
    Could anyone recommend a book or two ?
    (This post was last modified: 12-18-2014, 08:16 AM by radiobox.)

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #29
    Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest - Sandi Doughton
    [Image: 15981702.jpg]

    On January 26, 1700, a massive earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, sending a tsunami across the Pacific that slammed into Japan, where several sources recorded the event, making it the earliest documented historical occurrence in our region. It is estimated that the temblor was at least 9.2 on the modern Richter scale, making it the region's most powerful earthquake ... yet. (historylink.org)

    Book beginning...
    Quote:Stories passed down from that night don't tell us if dogs howled a warning. Huddled together in the cold, the animals might have sensed the first, faint vibrations while the people still slept.

    -- from the author's Introduction to Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest by Sandi Doughton, published by Sasquatch Books.

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #30
    (12-18-2014, 08:14 AM)radiobox Wrote:  Today, Dec 18, is the birthday of H.H. Munro (aka Saki) [18 Dec. 1870 - 14 Dec. 1916].
    His short stories are a delightful read.

    It is also the birthday of a certain SF writer named 'Alfred Bester'
    I have not read his books, but they seem to have a high rating across book sites.
    Could anyone recommend a book or two ?
    The demolished man
    The stars my destination
    Golem

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    of small minds[
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