Good Books ( On Topic Please )

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by olroadbeech, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Just finished a good book titled " Closer To The Light ".

    It is about children who had NDE's. Near death experiences. very interesting. I read the book by Moody years ago about NDE's. like reading books on this subject.

    I read mostly non fiction . but my favorite author is John Steinbeck. right now am reading the memoir of Studs Turkel. Have read almost everyone of his books. a great modern historian.

    We have about 2000 books give or take. Have a whole room dedicated to the collection. Some are on sale at amazon.com. Sold one last week for $169. It was a story about a famous rock star. The only reason I sell some books is so I can buy more books.

    Let's please keep this On Topic for book lovers. I would like to hear what other members like to read and why and if you also have book collections and what genre or favorite author.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I could count the books I've read since high school on one hand. My wife reads about 5 books a week. It does keep her out of my hair.
     
  3. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    What kind of books does she like to read? My Mom used to read about 5 books a week from the library but it was mostly fiction. I went thru a fiction phase in high school and college and for awhile was into Sci-fi.

    now I find that true stuff is much more interesting.
     
  4. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I have read everything by Douglas Adams. My favorite was all 5 installments of the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Great Sci-Fi humor.
     
  5. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Excellent books. some of them are quite collectible.

    A first edition in excellent condition of his 1979/80 book with a good cover can be worth $300-600 or more.

    I have a couple hardcovers but never looked to see if they were 1st editions. I don't have them for sale but maybe it would be worthwhile.

    Thanks for the response.
     
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  6. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I acquired a hardbound edition of the Trilogy from a fellow tech school student. He found it in the back of a Blazer he'd bought. Loaned it to a fellow employee about 15 years ago and never saw it again.
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I really enjoyed the Coffee Table book of Coffee tables. Author's name was Cosmo Kramer. Good one to sink your teeth into after a long day
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am a huge John Grisham fan. I have all of his books in hardcover. My daughter pre-ordered his most recent one for me for Father's Day. It is due out in October and I can't wait to read it.
     
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  9. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    For many years, I loaned out a lot of books and never received any of them back. Now I just find out what a person is interested in and then gift them a book on the subject. everyone wins.
     
  10. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    My two favorite books are mein kampf and catcher in the rye...I also like books about true crime and different gangs...haven't read a book in at least five years though
     
  11. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I'm sure rickyb's favorite is Das Kapital. (off topic?? ban me)
     
  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    if you like gang books , there are certain books about the Mafia that are worth a lot of money. there is one book that every time I find in a thrift store and put it up for sale for $100 , the sister of the gangster buys it.

    a couple early books about the hell's angels are worth a lot. don't know much about true crime. some books about the holocaust are valuable.

    The gang book titled "Monster" is pretty scary.
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You're OK ... that's just instigating
    I am a big James Michener fan and classic Science Fiction.
    History channel and Science channel type person.
     
  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    You may like any book by Jane Goodall . or Curious George?

    I love history books. It's funny because I hated history courses in college. Now I devour anything about American History . The back stories about famous historical events is especially interesting.
     
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey!!!!!

    I expect a consideration.




    Cash in an envelope works.
     
  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Quit bringing Newman around and we'll talk
     
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  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Even my beat up Hunter S. Thompson paperback?
     
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    probably not unless it was signed by the author. now if you find a good hardcover copy of that book , it would be great. send it to me, ha ha.

    I have a hardcover of that book but it has a broken spine and it is still worth a lot . ( a 1st ed. ) I'll never give it up.
     
  19. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Hells Angels was an interesting read.
     
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    the part that i liked most was when Thompson was talking about taking his Vincent out one night and taking it to the "edge" . fabulous writing.

    you may like the special they are running on the Discovery channel about the origins of HarleyDavidson.