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re: When do you find time to read? - Big Chipper
During the week...in my downtime at work, I read on the Kindle Cloud Reader. At home, I find 10 min. here and there to read my Kindle. A lot is read on weekend mornings on the deck before the family wakes up....
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re: What are you reading now? - Big Chipper
No...too much exposition and technical talk...not enough dialog....
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re: Silo Series by Hugh Howey - Big Chipper
Try and get the omnibus versions of each of the three parts (Wool, Shift and Dust). Very cool series and I think I saw where it was optioned for a movie. Oh yeah...his Beacon 23 series was really good too....
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re: List your favorite genre/selections - Big Chipper
Grimdark - anything by Abercrombie, Lawrence, Lynch, Weeks, Martin, Stavely and Ryan. Honorable mention goes to Sanderson for the Stormlight Archive, which is better than the grimdark, but not so dirty and grim. ...
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE - Big Chipper
[quote]What is your favorite series or stand alone book from the Cosmere collection? [/quote]Duh...The Stormlight Archive. First two books were masterpieces. [quote]Favorite Cosmere character?[/quote] Definitely Hoid, who manages to show up in every single book. Kinda fun when he does show up. ...
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re: What are you reading now? - Big Chipper
So far in May: [b]Seveneves [/b]by Neal Stephenson - Sci-fi epic that ended up being a slog to read. [b]The Iron Circlet[/b] by Phil Tucker - book 4 of 5 of his Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Well done indie grimdark. [b]Blackflame [/b]by Will Wight - the third installment of the Cradle ...
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re: What hooked you on reading & what is the first book you remember reading? - Big Chipper
First book I read on my own was Catcher in the Rye. First book that got me hooked on reading was The Tommy-knockers by Stephen King (1987)....
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re: How many days of vacation do you have? - Big Chipper
I get 256 hours a year (32 days). I can carry over 15 and can cash out 7 days on Dec 15. Been here 29 years......
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re: Ok, so Lorie on silicon valley sounds like birdperson on Rick&morty - Big Chipper
Remember when she was Ryan Reynolds girlfriend on Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place? ...
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re: Putin calls Dems "political schizophrenics" - Big Chipper
"What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt." ...
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re: McMasters Briefing on Russia Oval Office Meeting 10:30AM - Big Chipper
GOTCHA...GOTCHA...GOTCHA fricking media sucks...
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re: Shelf life of unopened whiskey? - Big Chipper
There was a time around 12-15 years ago, I was buying Stitzel-Weller branded bottles of liquor on eBay on the cheap before the bourbon craze. Most of it was from the 1960s and was branded Old Fitzgerald, Weller and Old Cabin Still. I drank it heartily with no ill effects. Too bad you can't get an...
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re: Titanium Watches - Big Chipper
Oris makes really nice Swiss titanium automatics....
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re: Is In-n-out the best fast food burger? - Big Chipper
Shake Shack ftw...
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re: Foods that you hate to love so much - Big Chipper
Chuy's...I'm a sucker for chain Tex Mex....
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re: What's your go-to time wasting activity at work? - Big Chipper
Reading books on Kindle Cloud Reader....
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re: Spinoff Thread:What are the distinguishing characteristics of Prius guys? - Big Chipper
I had a prius v for three years. Got it when gas was above $4 a gallon. It was actually a decent commuter car. Loved having too only fill up once a month (10 gallon tank). Voted for trump, don't believe in global warming. I didn't fit the mold of prius driver. Now drive a new highlander....
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re: What do you guys think about disc golf? - Big Chipper
Living in Charlotte is living in disc golf mecca. So many courses here...world disc golf championships here a bunch too. Fun fact: most courses have a "bowl hole" or two....
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re: American gods - Big Chipper
[quote]"It was only a lime. There was nothing special about it. It was doing the best it could."[/quote] That was from Anansi Boys, not American Gods....
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