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Old 05-04-2010, 12:57 AM
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PTM, how did you like Lights Out? I just love Mark Steyn.


Spirit - I see you are also a fan of the Mother Tongue! Isn't it just a wonderful book? I recommended it on the "Speaking English" thread when it was getting a little contentious.
I liked it. It is a collection of essays by Steyn published concerning his run-in with the Canadian kangaroo court. It was scary to see how limited the right to free speech is in Canada. It made me appreciate our First Amendment.

Back when Steyn was fighting his legal battle, I bought The Face Of The Tiger, From Head To Toe, and Passing Parade (all with autographs) from his on-line store. I figured supporting him with my dollars was a sign of support. His legal bills were reportedly in the six figures.

Of course, I already had America Alone (autographed from his shop). If you can only read one Steyn book, that is the book to get.

Flo, have you ever read Theodore Dalrymple? If you like Steyn, you will like Dalrymple.
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The shelves on my big bookcase are broken down by topic:

Shelf 1 - Movies
Shelf 2 - TV Shows/MMA
Shelves 3 & 4 - Harvard Classics: Five Foot Shelf of Books
Shelf 5 - Bible/Theology
Shelf 6 - Philosophy
Shelf 7 - Fiction

If anyone wants a full write up of any of these shelves, lemme know & I'll try to throw it together in my spare time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:41 AM
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I liked it. It is a collection of essays by Steyn published concerning his run-in with the Canadian kangaroo court. It was scary to see how limited the right to free speech is in Canada. It made me appreciate our First Amendment.

Back when Steyn was fighting his legal battle, I bought The Face Of The Tiger, From Head To Toe, and Passing Parade (all with autographs) from his on-line store. I figured supporting him with my dollars was a sign of support. His legal bills were reportedly in the six figures.

Of course, I already had America Alone (autographed from his shop). If you can only read one Steyn book, that is the book to get.

Flo, have you ever read Theodore Dalrymple? If you like Steyn, you will like Dalrymple.
I'll start with America Alone then. I agree, buying his books was great support, I wish I had done the same.
I have read and article or two by Dalrymple in The Spectator; I'll be sure to do that more often.

So many good writers, so little time.
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The shelves on my big bookcase are broken down by topic:

Shelf 1 - Movies
Shelf 2 - TV Shows/MMA
Shelves 3 & 4 - Harvard Classics: Five Foot Shelf of Books
Shelf 5 - Bible/Theology
Shelf 6 - Philosophy
Shelf 7 - Fiction

If anyone wants a full write up of any of these shelves, lemme know & I'll try to throw it together in my spare time.
Thanks a lot VCURamFan! Because of you I broke the 10th Commandment. I am coveting those Harvard Classics
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I'll start with America Alone then. I agree, buying his books was great support, I wish I had done the same.
I have read and article or two by Dalrymple in The Spectator; I'll be sure to do that more often.

So many good writers, so little time.
When reading Dalrymple, I would start off with:

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Thanks a lot VCURamFan! Because of you I broke the 10th Commandment. I am coveting those Harvard Classics
Hahaha, glad I could help out.
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I love vampire books, I collect them. Actually my office is decorated in the Twilight theme. My book shelves in my office are filled with vampire books Ive collected.

Some are:
*Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer
* Marked series-PC Cast
*Vampire Chronicles- Anne Rice
*Black Dagger Brotherhood series-JR Ward(my personal favorite)

But my shelves are not limited to vampires, I also have:

*Made in America-Matt Hughes
*Got fight?-Forrest Griffin
*Becoming the Natural-Randy Couture
*My fighting life, ICEMAN-Chuck Liddell
*Life is good-Mick Foley
*If they only knew-Chyna
*The ultimate weight solution-Dr. Phil

Thats a few anyway.
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I love vampire books, I collect them. Actually my office is decorated in the Twilight theme. My book shelves in my office are filled with vampire books Ive collected.

Some are:
*Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer
* Marked series-PC Cast
*Vampire Chronicles- Anne Rice
*Black Dagger Brotherhood series-JR Ward(my personal favorite)

But my shelves are not limited to vampires, I also have:

*Made in America-Matt Hughes
*Got fight?-Forrest Griffin
*Becoming the Natural-Randy Couture
*My fighting life, ICEMAN-Chuck Liddell
*Life is good-Mick Foley
*If they only knew-Chyna
*The ultimate weight solution-Dr. Phil

Thats a few anyway.
well I'm a gothic horror fan...albiet mainly in terms of film rather then books...I did take a module specifically on gothic horror literature as part of my degree, and it kinda featured a little in my dissertation thesis
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I love vampire books, I collect them. Actually my office is decorated in the Twilight theme. My book shelves in my office are filled with vampire books Ive collected.

Some are:
*Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer
* Marked series-PC Cast
*Vampire Chronicles- Anne Rice
*Black Dagger Brotherhood series-JR Ward(my personal favorite)

But my shelves are not limited to vampires, I also have:

*Made in America-Matt Hughes
*Got fight?-Forrest Griffin
*Becoming the Natural-Randy Couture
*My fighting life, ICEMAN-Chuck Liddell
*Life is good-Mick Foley
*If they only knew-Chyna
*The ultimate weight solution-Dr. Phil

Thats a few anyway.
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well I'm a gothic horror fan...albiet mainly in terms of film rather then books...I did take a module specifically on gothic horror literature as part of my degree, and it kinda featured a little in my dissertation thesis
Dave, what was the name of that vampire book you & I both read about a year or so ago? It was by Katherine somebody, I think. The Historian, maybe? Anyway, I really enjoyed that book. Maybe if I can finally figure out what it was called I can suggest it to SLaG & see what she thinks!
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Dave, what was the name of that vampire book you & I both read about a year or so ago? It was by Katherine somebody, I think. The Historian, maybe? Anyway, I really enjoyed that book. Maybe if I can finally figure out what it was called I can suggest it to SLaG & see what she thinks!
Id read it!
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