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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #135 on: September 20, 2014, 01:11:17 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #136 on: September 23, 2014, 09:08:46 pm »
Still curious to hear what you thought about this!

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« Reply #137 on: September 23, 2014, 09:27:10 pm »
Still curious to hear what you thought about this!

It's gonna be a while before I have a review up. Just started the book. Only 60 pages into what feels like a 2,000 page book.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #138 on: September 23, 2014, 10:43:46 pm »
Really?  Wow, I breezed through it in three days.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2014, 07:28:21 pm »

Creativity Inc: Pixar And The Art Of Creativity by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace.  Very interesting read, it's a sort of history of Pixar and how the company evolved as it grew and faced new challenges.  Definitely worth a read.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #140 on: October 05, 2014, 09:15:17 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #141 on: November 06, 2014, 09:39:42 pm »
Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol (2014)



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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2014, 04:01:35 pm »
I picked up "Finding The Next Steve Jobs" by Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone at the airport bookstore and wound up reading the whole thing.  It's a neat little book with tips for people in the business world on how to attract and utilize oddball creative types and use them to their full potential, as well as ways to become a company that attracts that kind of talent.  It was a neat little read.

One little annoyance I have about it is the cover, it's an AWFUL cover, but the inside is so well designed, they don't match up at all.  If you pick up the book, you'll see what I mean

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #143 on: December 14, 2014, 11:57:40 am »
sci-fi chronicles

I'm a geek, but no where geeky as some. sci-fi chronicles is a detailed massive book on all things sci-fi, including movies, comic books, books, authors and genres. When I say detailed, the book goes over the top on timelines, associations with other subjects and products. The book gets to the details very quickly. No long exposition filler. I think the longest subjects include Star Wars and Planet of the Apes and those may span 6 pages at the most. I read what I wanted and got through it very quickly. I don't think I want to own it, but it sure is a sci-fi lovers dream book.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #144 on: December 22, 2014, 07:29:07 am »
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion - Phil Zuckerman



I heard my favorite podcast show (Dave Glover) interview Phil Zuckerman a couple of weeks ago and was fascinated by the subject matter of Faith, Religion and growing trend of ďNoneĒ. I picked this book up from the library and read the whole thing yesterday morning.

Itís essentially a study of apostateís (people who renounce religious or political beliefs) and why the change. Virtually everyone started off with religious beliefs, and for a variety of reasons no longer believes. This struck a nerve with me. Just about every story connected with me.

This book is not a slam against religions like many atheist authors tend to do (Prove to me there is a God). But just in depth observations of those who did believe and no longer do.

It even gets into theories of why this happening including a variety of secondary theories such as the guilt feeling of those, admitting they no longer believe.

What Iíve discovered about myself falls squarely in this group of folks, that simply just no longer care. Iím not an atheist. Iím agnostic. I believe in God, just none of the religious rules and I take the bible with a grain of salt. This self-discovery has been a long journey. It didnít happen overnight and there is not one event that triggered it. I have a personal relationship with God, but not with the community. I just canít buy into all the faith. And I still canít explain my belief in God.

I was in bible study for years trying to understand Christianity. Very little of it connected. Well, actually, none of it connected. Iím sure losing my daughter at 12 and my wife a few years later changed that all for me. Also the constant religious views people felt a need to broadcast, later politics getting involved and the easily the last straw of the arrogance of those who say they know whatís going onÖ and telling me Iím wrong.

This is in no way conclusive. My journey doesnít end here just because this book makes a lot of sense to me and validates some of my deepest secrets. I will continue to search for answers.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #145 on: December 22, 2014, 10:50:26 pm »
I thought this was gonna be a Rock Bio about the band.  ;)

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #146 on: January 05, 2015, 11:11:49 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #147 on: January 17, 2015, 11:08:03 am »
Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith by Joe Perry (2014)



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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #148 on: February 07, 2015, 11:40:04 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #149 on: May 12, 2015, 09:00:47 am »
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life - Brian Grazer



Well, if you wanted to know all the definitions for 'Curiosity' Brian Grazer explains it in exhausting detail.

I really wanted to like this book. I did, but it could have been so much shorter. Or maybe he should of included more stories about his various encounters. He writes well, when it comes to the basics. His stories of meeting people are very entertaining, but he just doesn't realize he went overboard on peeling back every detail and angle of what Curiosity is.

A man who has seen a lot of life. More opportunities than the average person to meet extraordinary people. And not just because of his hollywood producer role. From a personal perspective, he sought out a huge variety of people to pick their brain. And that's where the book shines. An ordinary guy, with extraordinary desires to learn more.

Don't know if I'd recommend. It's hit and miss throughout.
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