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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:01am PT
BITD the Catholic Church permitted the eating of beavers'
and was
unlikely to excite libidinous passions."

Reilly, somebody isn't doing it right.
lol
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:01am PT
Slightly OT but the Art of War jogged my thinking..

For the chronic reader who finds themselves with no book at odd times;

There are stacks of free books available online, generally of the, 'I should read that someday' category. I try to keep at least one book like that on my phone so that I always have something to read. Besides the Art of War and the Hagakure, I recently downloaded Uncle Tom's Cabin into it. Alice in Wonderland, and the Winnie the Pooh books are in there as well, for comfort reading...
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:10am PT
We put our bookshelf and hence library in storage earlier this summer, and while the monster bookshelf is finally back in place, the shelves are still mostly empty.

Somehow the Huber Brothers book The Wall wasn't put in storage, and I re-read it the other day. It's a decent read, and a reminder to take my kids out climbing more often.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:10am PT
I'm reading The Sorrows of an American. It's the best book I've read for quite a while.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:17am PT
anyone read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins? my new favorite book, has me eating beets and thinking immortality is possible.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:33am PT
Ron,
I'm thinking the Pope knew and that's why he started wearing those hats
that look like beavers' tails. Am I onto sumpin'?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:35am PT
I'll give you a little white smoke on that one.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:40am PT
"Mormon America: The power and the promise"; Ostling

"fair and balanced" as faux-news likes to say. Some fair criticism and some restrained appreciation.

I'm a student of religion, so at least for me it is an interesting read. History, theology, authoritarian control, high standards of piety,
Credit: rockermike
explosive growth, all have a chapter.

Personally I still can't quite get my head around how/why so many people can accept such an "unusual" theology (we are all on our way to becoming Gods - or at least the men are). I guess the community warmth and family values kind of brings people in before they analyze whether the theology makes sense or not. The Church's world wide membership is approaching 14 million and going viral as they say. hmmm
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:40am PT
Tales of the Oprichniki-Vladimir Sorokin

best most f*#ked up novel about modern russia-allegorical, psychedelic, bawdy and nasty.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 2, 2011 - 11:57am PT
Gotta love Tom Robbins, Sissy Hankshaw (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues) would've brought a whole new technique to piton scar crack climbing.

Sissy Hankshaw
Sissy Hankshaw
Credit: ydpl8s
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Aug 2, 2011 - 01:47pm PT
It's a never-ending book called Death of the Republicans Wrong Thread.
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Aug 2, 2011 - 03:11pm PT
Jaybro, heh, I know I'll suffer for this but...if you like that sort of thing once in a while, re-read the Piper at the Gates of Dawn from The Wind in the Willows.

Or perhaps you spoke in jest.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Aug 2, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
I'm from Arkansas. 'Nuff said?
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 2, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
Given that I spent last week with my young grandchild - I spent way too much with Dr. Seuss.

One fish, two fish - MEH.

Although I have reunited with the joy that is Green Eggs and Ham. Especially fun when being old enough to remember when Jesse Jackson read it live on SNL.
khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Aug 2, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor, by Gordon Prange. I think you have to be a bit OCD to get through it. Oh, and several other things of little consequence.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 2, 2011 - 05:09pm PT
Pearl Harbor huh?

I recall this looney old WWII Vet from down the block (since deceased) who used to tell us that Pearl Harbor happened because all of those white bread Midwestern boys were so gaga over exotic Asian girls that you could fly a bomber right over them and they wouldn't notice.

Old geezer also swore that the Commies had done the same thing to us in Vietnam using those sweet little Asian honeys to take our eye off the ball.





Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 2, 2011 - 05:13pm PT
It may almost be time to get back to Toad hall, Tomcat...
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Aug 2, 2011 - 05:13pm PT
"One Fish, Two Fish..." -Seuss

That book was my foundation for a life of exploration of life. Great message: Do fun things.
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Aug 2, 2011 - 05:21pm PT
" Stoats and Weasels" Not an unreasonable name for a climb.
big ears

Trad climber
?
Aug 2, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
Good Omens

By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

A rogue Angel, and a rogue Demon team up to prevent the apocalypse because they are both having a hell of a time slacking off on earth, and the final battle between good and evil just seems like too much work. The fun begins when the switch the anti-christ at birth.

This is my second time reading it. Absolutely hilarious.

Also,

Psycho Vertical by Andy Kirkpatrick. Very good climbing book.
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