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Old 04-09-2017, 07:58 PM
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I just finished re-reading The Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher.



I just got my hands on a first edition because that was what I read back in 1970. This revolutionary book was lauded as the inspiration for a whole generation of hikers. It certainly inspired me to get involved back then, even though much of Fletcher's west coast gear and technique had to be heavily adapted to work in the Appalachians. Besides, while the book purported to be about technique it really was just as much about the philosophy and motivation that make us want to go out into the wilderness. He influenced me very, very much. When, in 2009, I heard that he'd died of complications from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while walking, I pulled out my gear, fired up my Optimus 71 white gas stove, brewed up a mug of tea, and took a while to remember his work. I suppose I may have to re-read one of his other books I have, The Man Who Walked Through Time, the chronicle of the first ever walk through the entirety of the grand Canyon National Park.

Other than that, I re-read Thunder Below by Rdm. Eugene B. Fluckey, the exploits of the U.S. submarine USS Barb while under his command.

Still trying to finish The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh at bedtimes but he is such a snooty fellow I'm sure he'd think I am an ant and I'm having a had time getting over it.

Bonhoffer. Slow going.

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See, that's the problem, I don't know. Since I started reading on my iPad, I don't notice the title or author except when I download the book or when I finish it. With a real book, you close it when you put it aside and all that is on the cover. Now I have to actively look for that stuff, so I mostly don't.
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Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics by Bart Ehrman (2012).
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Just finished 'The First Fleet' by Rob Mundle that covers the perilous 1787 journey from England to Australia to establish a colony here.
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Just 5 days after the first fleet arrived at Botany Bay, Frenchman Laperouse sailed into the bay.

'Sacre Bleu' that was close!
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See, that's the problem, I don't know. Since I started reading on my iPad, I don't notice the title or author except when I download the book or when I finish it. With a real book, you close it when you put it aside and all that is on the cover. Now I have to actively look for that stuff, so I mostly don't.
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A local book on industrial history of our city form the "Images Of America" series and re-reading Zen Guitar and The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant.
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In order to start getting pumped up to see my all-time favorite band in Dallas this July, I've decided to read Sex, Drugs & Opera by Roland Orzabal.

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Chasing Sound by Susan Schmidt Horning. Goes pretty deep into the history of the recording industry. Really enjoying it.
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Another book thread. This one is about a guitarist and his journey through the American music scene. It got interviews with famous musicians, but it's also a novel. Something very different, but really good. An easy read too.

If you have an affinity for guitars, I think you would love this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Strings...frankie+presto
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