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Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Aug 3, 2011 - 11:07pm PT
Just finished, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Irvin Yalom's Staring at the Sun, Overcoming the Terror of Death. Yalom is an existentialist Psychologist and I enjoy his perspective on life and insight into the human condition.
Right now reading, The Wife by Meg Wolitzer~ into it and enjoying it.

This summer have read one book after another, quite a break from all the studying I had to do during the previous months. A treat now!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Aug 4, 2011 - 12:37am PT
Jay..really?
Let me check..
Been years since I studied those words...
Maybe I am confused..

Cool..my memory has been corrupted sometime the last decade..although I remember having trouble with these words when I was young...I had been thinking proletarian was the rich class for at least a few years. Probably mixed up with bourgeoisie and a little with Bolshivics.

"Marxism sees the proletariat and bourgeoisie (capitalist class) as occupying conflicting positions, since workers automatically wish their wages to be as high as possible, while owners and their proxies wish for wages (costs) to be as low as possible."

I gotta study up on my Marxist theory if I am gonna win fattards hat.
ruppell

climber
Aug 4, 2011 - 01:28am PT
How to Climb 5.12 (Eric J. Horst)

Performance ROCK CLIMBING (Dale Goddard and Udo Neumann)

Big Walls (John Long and John Middendorf)

Climbing Your Best: Training to Maximize Your Performance (Heather Reynolds Sagar)

A Falcon Guide: Conditioning for Climbers (Eric J. Horst)

Climbing Anchors (John Long and Bob Gaines)

CLIMBING SELF-RESCUE: Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations (Andy Tyson and Molly Loomis)

Basic Rockcraft (Royal Robbins)

And coming soon

How not to Knot the ends of your rope if rapping on a Gri-Gri(TM)

Just a sample of other stuff to read

As far I go anything written with half a brain who's not me.

Edited for spellng
ruppell

climber
Aug 4, 2011 - 02:42am PT
No replies must of forgotten this is not a climbers forum?

If that's the case

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (selected and introduced by WALTER KAUFMANN)

Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

And so on and so forth

Twain (any of his)

Vonoghut (most of his)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 4, 2011 - 07:22am PT
The Proletariat has nothing to lose but his chains,"- Karl Marx.
-And Fattrad's cool hat to gain!

next book I want to read, "The Posessed"- not the Dostoyevskii novel by the same name, (aka 'The Demons') But a new whimsical/ scholarly book by a young woman who is a russian literary scholar and writs about traveling in russia seeking out various various russian literary roots...
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Aug 4, 2011 - 07:34am PT
Salt (awesome)
Born to Run
Wings of Steel (no kidding, I snagged a copy)
The Foundation (Isamov, is taking months to finish)
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Aug 4, 2011 - 07:40am PT
Jay-since it has been a few days
The book Piper at the Gates.. is Pink Floyds first album
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 4, 2011 - 07:41am PT
Riley,
Here's the proof from Moscow's Revolution Square...

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
Proletarians of all countries, unite!
Credit: Reilly
Tattooed 1

Trad climber
Sebastopol, Ca
Aug 4, 2011 - 07:47am PT
Credit: Tattooed 1
A graphic account of the rise and fall of the Comanche Nation. A very good read.
Tim
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Aug 4, 2011 - 08:05am PT
Way of the Superior Man - David Deida.

It's one reason I'm certain I pass (or am I trying to fail?) the Man Test
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 4, 2011 - 08:09am PT
bergbryce,
is that Salt by Kurlansky?
Interesting book, but Cod is better.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Aug 4, 2011 - 08:14am PT
Ron, yes Kurlanski.
I agree. I read Cod last winter and it was better.
I'm now looking for more food history books as both are pretty fascinating.
dlintz

Trad climber
Neebraskee
Aug 4, 2011 - 08:18am PT
A Feast for Crows. Awesome series!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Aug 4, 2011 - 08:23am PT
Ya, I even remember seeing that statue and quote before.
Very cool Reilly!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 4, 2011 - 11:40am PT
D'oh! I was thinking that, The piper... was the name of one of the narnia books.

So anyway this is the book i wanna read, as soon as Chasbro is done with it;
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro

Thought the covers might interest some.

And a Tibetan Buddhist for Riley;
Credit: Jaybro

with Georgisa O'keefe poster in background for general grooviness.
BBA

climber
OF
Aug 26, 2011 - 07:18pm PT
Just finished the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence. I saw the movie ages ago, and was curious about the book when I ran across it at Powell's in Portland. The book is 10 times better than the film. What is most disturbing are the images of the Arabs, and how it looks like they haven't changed an iota since 1918 - still shooting in the air and acting like wild men. I think they will get a regime in Libya they deserve, and the farther we are away from them, the better.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Aug 26, 2011 - 07:34pm PT
Just finished She Comes First. great read :-)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 26, 2011 - 07:38pm PT
hey there say,

wow, we need someone to say that they finished reading one of my books, ;)
:)
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
Mr Neebee:
I promise, at at future date.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Aug 26, 2011 - 07:46pm PT
LOL!

yes we do!
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