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    Mike Carnell
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    It seems a majority of the people on this site read and have opinions about books. I found this article the other day and thought I would see what people think. Personally I read Carl Hiaasin, James Hall and Randy Wayne White regularly.

    Here is the link: http://www.linkedin.com/today/article?articleID=5562975637464940546&trk=tod-home-art

    Anyone else do casual reading and what do you read?

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    #191928

    MBBinWI
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    @MikeCarnell : Anything by Tom Clancy (even the last few which seem to have been outsourced and Clancy just slapping his name on the cover).

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    #191934

    Darth
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    Pretty much anything that can be read in a round trip plane ride. Fiancee of Darth got him one of them electronic read’in things so books, music, movies and now large charges on my Amazon account are so easy to acquire. Of course, every night before going to bed I read a little from Out of the Crisis although few would call that casual but it beats the heck out of Ambien.

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    #191949

    MBBinWI
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    @Darth: Check into your local library. Mine in smallville Wisconsin lets you check out to your e-reading device. It’s great in that when it’s due, the license just expires and is no longer accessible on your device – no more late fees!

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    #191950

    Steve Clapp
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    I have read most of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Not only are the books great entertainment, but Pratchett’s skewering satire of such institutions as government, education, and religion remind me to not take things — including myself — too seriously. Great therapy for those of us in the bowels of an organization, trying to execute lasting change.

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    #191954

    Darth
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    Thanks MBB. I still have the book I checked out in 1971 so I can’t go back to the library. FBI has me on their most wanted list.

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    #191960

    MBBinWI
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    They sent the cops (Sheriff actually) to get a fine paid from a 6 year old here. Really, it was in the newspaper.

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    #191976

    Mike Carnell
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    @MBBinWI Tom Clancy would be predictable for you. I haven’t read Clancy since “Patriot Games.” You live in WI of course they sent out the Sheriff – what else do they have to do?

    @SteveClapp I had never heard of Discworld but it looks interesting. I will have to give it a try. (Just a quick question are you the same Steve Clapp that lived in North Scottsdale in the late 60’s – you look to young to be that guy)

    @Darth at your age you might want to move on to the audio books and save what eyesight you have left.

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    #191986

    Darth
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    @MikeCarnell Eyesight is better than the hearing unfortunately. Very useful in ignoring annoying people next to me in a plane and an excuse for not hearing what “Soon To Be Mrs. Darth III” is saying.

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    #191988

    Mike Carnell
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    That is why you have noise suppression headphones.

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    #191989

    Steve Clapp
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    Hi Mike,

    I’m not the same guy who lived in N Scottsdale; I grew up in Baltimore in the ’60’s. Thanks for the compliment, but I’m older than I look…there’s a portrait of me aging away in my attic.

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    #192000

    Mike Carnell
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    I didn’t think so from the picture. Little surprized you were around for the 60’s but then so is Keith Richards (he looks a little worse for wear).

    Thanks for the response.

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