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by DaveJeb
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: What are you currently reading?
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 311
Views: 120267

Re: What are you currently reading?

Hi Penelope, your story about Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance reminded me that I picked this up nearly 20 years ago...and it has probably been in the same spot in that bookcase since! I have alot of WANT TO READ AT SOME POINT books though most are not this old. I might just rearra...
by DaveJeb
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: What are you currently reading?
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 311
Views: 120267

Re: What are you currently reading?

I recently received a Kindle and for the first time since school I am reading more than one book at a time. It's interesting to have so many characters rattling around and picking the favorite of the hour to get back to. Borrowing books from the University system puts pressure on with the 7 day loan...
by DaveJeb
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: MAY: The Animals
Replies: 2
Views: 3474

Re: MAY: The Animals

I have come to understand why tesson wanted to truly experience Siberia which means spending time there during winter. The daily work to stay warm and fed, the hikes that challenge mentally and physically, the time to tackle Kierkegaard and Camus - all strong and hardy stuff. He not only survived th...
by DaveJeb
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: MAY: The Animals
Replies: 2
Views: 3474

Re: MAY: The Animals

OK, my first laugh is with his comment on the best way to kill a moment is to feel obliged to take a picture! I've been to 4 weddings this year with #5 coming up the end of December. The camera flashes during the ceremony are so rude in their intrusion, nothing should take notice away from the cerem...
by DaveJeb
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: MARCH: Time
Replies: 10
Views: 8244

Re: MARCH: Time

Heledd, I also just downloaded Leaves of Grass and look forward to reading it for the first time, although I think this is a book I should read in book format rather than an ebook. I was surprised to read that Moscow is selling forests to the Chinese, deforestation in Siberia was something I had nev...
by DaveJeb
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: APRIL: The Lake
Replies: 1
Views: 2877

Re: APRIL: The Lake

I’ve read almost to the end of April and can’t get a handle on this author. It is an interesting idea, and while one that I will never try, see it as a worthy challenge to any healthy nature lover. I will find my old copy of Leaves of Grass to reread, glad that Mr. Tesson gave me a reminder of its g...
by DaveJeb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: MARCH: Time
Replies: 10
Views: 8244

Re: MARCH: Time

Started last night and already wondering how serious Mr. Tesson is about this goal. It seems he thinks this is going to be a bit of a lark based on such comments as "experiencing an existence centered on simple gestures...fishing for my dinner". Living during a winter in Siberia is a far c...
by DaveJeb
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson
Topic: FEBRUARY: The Forest
Replies: 12
Views: 9209

Re: FEBRUARY: The Forest

still await my kindle download or my book on hold at the library, will begin asap
by DaveJeb
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: What non-fiction book should we read and discuss next?
Topic: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December?
Replies: 26
Views: 13877

Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December?

ok, ok, i'll send a few in tonight :) but still plan on reading Consolations when it comes in!
by DaveJeb
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In the love of books!
Replies: 12
Views: 3303

Re: In the love of books!

we almost took a side trip to Giza when visiting Istanbul, but there was so much to see and do in Turkey. I will have to make due with my brother's pictures of his trip. I think tourism will take a long time to rebound in Egypt. It is shocking to see such a seemingly stable vibrant country in so muc...

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