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Old 06-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #1711
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gotta question for yall, on amazon, when it says a book is 1 cent, is it really 1cent??? For example this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:46 PM   #1712
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gotta question for yall, on amazon, when it says a book is 1 cent, is it really 1cent??? For example this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used


$4.00 with shipping.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:48 PM   #1713
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$4.00 with shipping.
i'm talkin bout w/o shipping. like the actual book price.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #1714
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i'm talkin bout w/o shipping. like the actual book price.

Book price: 0.01
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #1715
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #1716
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. I'm at the part where he has returned the trail and is starting to miss Katz. It's a great book so far and I've had a some laugh out loud moments.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:35 PM   #1717
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The book had a great rhythmn and pace to it but my favorite part of his writing was the unrestrained purity of it. Passages of this book show the reader what it is really like to be a dreamer and to see the beauty of America. There were great little stories involved too like the pure romance he had in California with the Mexican woman and her son, the trip to Mexico, and the various other adventures. I see how some people will criticize it for being overly romantic and sentimental and that it glorifies an irresponsible lifestyle but the dirt and madness of their lives is just below the surface (if at all) and enhances it. Dean Moriarty is one of the greatest literary figures I've ever read too.

Reading this book makes me feel trapped and makes me feel as if I have been asleep for the past 10 years. It makes me eager to be awake and alive.

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And for just a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels to move on, with a phantom dogging its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all the angels dove off and flew into the holy void of uncreated emptiness, the potent and inconceivable radiancies shining in bright Mind Essence, innumerable lotus-lands falling open in the magic mothswarm of heaven. I could hear an indescribable seething roar which wasn't in my ear but everywhere and had nothing to do with sounds. I realized that I had died and been reborn numberless times but just didn't remember because the transitions from life to death and back are so ghostly easy, a magical action for naught, like falling asleep and waking up again a million times, the utter casualness and deep ignorance of it.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:31 AM   #1718
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Been wanting to read this for a while, found it at the Library, what a story.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:08 PM   #1719
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i'm talkin bout w/o shipping. like the actual book price.
I have Amazon Prime. It would be free for me.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #1720
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Been wanting to read this for a while, found it at the Library, what a story.
I'd appreciate it if you could follow up on this once you're finished. I'm interested to see how the author handled his story without preaching to the audience. I like baseball, but I don't think I could do a book that parallels a story I'd expect to be coming from an AA podium.

If you haven't read it already, The Bullpen Gospels was the best baseball book I remember reading. Hayhurst was painfully honest, but successfully presents an often overlooked perspective of the game.

What I'm reading: William Faulkner, Sartoris. I've read this book in short intervals, and it still hasn't grabbed me. Working my way through this for the past 6 months, but I usually end up going to something else and jumping back into it after a month or so has passed. The South is foreign to me in real life, so it takes on the feeling of reading from an encyclopedia. I plan to finish sometime around Christmas
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #1721
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I'd appreciate it if you could follow up on this once you're finished. I'm interested to see how the author handled his story without preaching to the audience. I like baseball, but I don't think I could do a book that parallels a story I'd expect to be coming from an AA podium.

If you haven't read it already, The Bullpen Gospels was the best baseball book I remember reading. Hayhurst was painfully honest, but successfully presents an often overlooked perspective of the game.

What I'm reading: William Faulkner, Sartoris. I've read this book in short intervals, and it still hasn't grabbed me. Working my way through this for the past 6 months, but I usually end up going to something else and jumping back into it after a month or so has passed. The South is foreign to me in real life, so it takes on the feeling of reading from an encyclopedia. I plan to finish sometime around Christmas
Just finished it. Well, Josh Hamilton wrote the book, and while he did talk about his Faith, he didn't preach and the book was pretty much just his story, from his High School days, to when he first did powder cocaine and then his addiction to Crack. He told all kinds of terribly sad stories about his addiction, then he talked about getting to the big leagues with the Reds and then later the Rangers. It's an incredible story, and a very inspirational one. He talks about God, but he doesn't preach, it's just an extremely honest book about his addiction and recovery. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:34 PM   #1722
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Confessions of an Economic Hitman
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #1723
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Cleverly written assault on civilization and the philosophy of "everything is for the best/everything happens for a reason" (specifically that of Gottfried Leibniz). Barnes and Noble does a great job with these classics providing endnotes and introductions. I definitely got a lot more out of the book thanks to the endnotes (Voltaire took a lot of shots at people who he disagreed with or did him harm lol). There were specific parts of the book that I loved. One in particular was the chapter that Candide spent in Paris and the visit to Pococurante. This was my first taste of Voltaire and I was very pleased with it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #1724
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #1725
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