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  1. HisIceness I miss sports

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    Surely I'm not the only one here who sometimes likes to log off the computer and pick up a book right?

    Anyways I just picked up The Boys of Winter about the 1980 US Hockey team. Used to have a copy but can't find it so just bought another one. Looking forward to reading it again, have always been rather fascinated with this squad and their journey to Olympic Gold.

    Looking at ordering a couple of Hockey books off of Amazon. Hockey Night in Dixie is probably going to be first on my list.

    How about you? You read bro?
     
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    Boys of Winter is really really good.

    I'm reading Slaughterhouse Five for what must be at least the 10th time.
     
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    I just asked my bro about a recommendation tonight. He recommended "Cryptonomicon". Probably pick it up on Audible soon.

    I've recently read or re-read the Kingkiller series 2/3, The Magicians 2/3, and my favorite series of Harry Dresden currently 15/15. Also a big fan of the Ender's Game series, Game of Thrones, Codex Alera, and more.
     
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    Just finished the first volume of HL Mencken's memoirs, "Happy Days". Fascinating account of growing up in 1880's Baltimore, with some stuff (and some language) that's more than a little hair raising today. Still picking away at War and Peace, which is fascinating and well written, but long and dense. And won a goodreads giveaway of Destiny and Power, the new George HW Bush biography, so I started that. Good so far. Also shot right through "Sled Driver" on the kindle, a book of photos and stories from an SR-71 pilot. Some stories out of it have gone viral online over the years, but the book is impossible to find- out of print for years- but I recently obtained a pdf copy, so it was fun to finally read the whole thing.
     
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    That series is fantastic! I am anxiously waiting for the third in the series. I'm currently reading Visitors: Pathfinder Series 3/3 by O.S. Card. Next up for me is Brandon Sanderson's follow up series to his Mistborn trilogy.
     
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    Wouldn't you know it that after a year of looking I finally find my first copy of Boys of Winter right after my new copy arrives at my doorstep :laugh:

    I'm also planning on re-reading Goodnight Mister Tom. It's a children's novel but I remember it being a pretty good story. Read it in middle school and haven't opened it since.
     
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    "Deceptions and Doublecross", highly recommended for anyone interested in the early days of the NHL.

    Sophie's Choice

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    i should read boys of winter

    it has been on my bookshelf for 8 years now.
     
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    I've got Slaughterhouse Five sitting on my desk. Think I'll start it tonight.
     
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    Greatest book ever written.
     
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    i just finished storm of swords last week

    it is good
     
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    I love the show, but even with some flaws, the books are outstanding to me.
     
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    i hvaen't watched the show yet

    i'm not doing it until i read dance with dragons

    don't want the show to ruin the books for me
     
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    Yeah, I got into the show first after a buddy convinced me. Of course in some ways, it made some things less impactful reading the books. But the books pretty much always come through better, whether it be more detail, or things happening differently.
     
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    TBH I think it's better to watch the show first. There are so many "OMG is this happening... yes this is happening" moments that just come across more powerfully in real time. And at least for me, it was really cool to read back through the story and get all the infill of details that help flesh out the story.

    I feel like watching the show after reading the books would be much more of a letdown than the reverse.
     
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    I can see that too. There were definitely a few holy crap moments that would have worked in the books if I'd read them first, but worked better on the show maybe. I will say that watching the show helped me keep track of a lot of the characters a bit more easily. Granted, when it comes to the books, there are so many I still look up some of the bit players when reading to make sure I have them right. But I do love that in the books minor players weave together and come up a lot more. It's a pretty rich world overall in the books with a lot of moving parts.
     
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    I do the same thing. There are so many that it's really helpful to have a real-life face to put with the name.
     
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