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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Coach Wooden and Me - Our 50 year friendship on and off the court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. A really good rememberence book. The relationship between a 5'10" white guy from Illinois and a 7'2" black man from New York. Very touching. Not really deep but a pleasant read.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

White Trash- the 400 year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg, New York Times bestseller. Yes it’s a history book might put some to sleep but I like history........ answers the question “whatever happened to Billy Redden” ?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

I finally finished "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett book on cd. I'm not driving as much as I used to. I've already read book two (World without End) in the series so now it is on to "Column of Fire" to finish off this Ken Follett trilogy. This trilogy is a multigenerational story of people living in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England starting around 1140ac.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

“Waiting for an Army to Die” the tragedy of Agent Orange by Fred A Wilcox

Documented history of what the U. S. Govt did to ignore a situation they created. A friend of mine died from this and nobody believed what he was saying. WTF it’s all but forgotten now. J. Stewart R.I.P. my friend.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Into the wild by Jon Krakauer, true story in April 1992 a young man from a well to do family hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name Cris McCandless. He had given 25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the money in his wallet and invented a new life for himself. Four months later he was found dead.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Not sure if any of you folks saw this, but it sent my wife and daughter into a tizzy last night. I am a reader, but not like my English-teacher-turned-school-principal-bookworm wife and nose-to-the-grindstone-bookworm-almost-13-year-old-daughter.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/

An interesting list, a fun ballot, and a great watch.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Not sure if any of you folks saw this, but it sent my wife and daughter into a tizzy last night. I am a reader, but not like my English-teacher-turned-school-principal-bookworm wife and nose-to-the-grindstone-bookworm-almost-13-year-old-daughter.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/

An interesting list, a fun ballot, and a great watch.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/


I scored 27.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

notchback wrote:
cdennisg wrote:
Not sure if any of you folks saw this, but it sent my wife and daughter into a tizzy last night. I am a reader, but not like my English-teacher-turned-school-principal-bookworm wife and nose-to-the-grindstone-bookworm-almost-13-year-old-daughter.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/

An interesting list, a fun ballot, and a great watch.

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/


I scored 27.


I hit less than 10. But the interest is higher.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig.

Proved my theory that we just gamble on Wall Street, some just pay more to do it. Reads like a book, indexes like a dictionary. Hilarious
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

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The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig.

Proved my theory that we just gamble on Wall Street, some just pay more to do it. Reads like a book, indexes like a dictionary. Hilarious


Whenever I get a call from another 24 year old financial planner I tell them they can keep anything they make over the SP500, but they pay me for performing under.

No takers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Spezialist wrote:
The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig.

Proved my theory that we just gamble on Wall Street, some just pay more to do it. Reads like a book, indexes like a dictionary. Hilarious


Whenever I get a call from another 24 year old financial planner I tell them they can keep anything they make over the SP500, but they pay me for performing under.

No takers.


So you’ve read the book! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Spezialist wrote:
Abscate wrote:
Spezialist wrote:
The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig.

Proved my theory that we just gamble on Wall Street, some just pay more to do it. Reads like a book, indexes like a dictionary. Hilarious


Whenever I get a call from another 24 year old financial planner I tell them they can keep anything they make over the SP500, but they pay me for performing under.

No takers.


So you’ve read the book! Laughing


I haven’t but sounds like I should if I want to get a shot of re-affirmation

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Steven King "On Writing". Interesting enough that Ill finish it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

... a life changing Zen Buddhist read - Emptiness Dancing... emptiness is defined as, letting go of life's fixed ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives

P.S. I am so happy to come back after close to a decade and see you all still reading! Laughing
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