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 Posted: Fri Apr 5th, 2013 09:21 pm
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Finished "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed" by Jesse Ventura in 2 days.  I've been meaning to read that book for almost 10 years.  It's only 200 pages so it's a very quick read.  One relatively long chapter is dedicated to his wrestling career, but it's mostly about his political platform with a lot of Navy SEAL stories mixed in.  I enjoyed it for what it was. 



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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2013 08:31 am
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khawk wrote: There are some wrestling books that can be downloaded here for free:

http://www.bookos.org

I didn't browse around to see what other books might be available.

I have been using this site often since you posted it, and absolutly love it... thanks for sharing.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2013 08:09 pm
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Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's collection of short stories "Jazz Age Stories".  Personally that whole bohemian crowd he hung with makes hipsters seem palatable in comparison, but he sure was a hell of a writer.  Really enjoying a few of these stories, although they're not all winners.  I'll have to read "The Great Gatsby" soon for a 4th time before the movie comes out.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 19th, 2013 03:18 am
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Just finished "The Devil's Eye" by Jack McDevitt. I like his stories, but the ends always seem anticlimactic. This was a good book, not a great one, but a good one.

I read "Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw jobs ...." by Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hebert before McDevitt's. If you are a wrestling fan, this is a good book. It is alot like Johnson and Oliver's Hall of Fame Books.

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This year I started reading Terry Pratchett books, in order from a list my friend sent me. I finished the first one "Guards! Guards!" and now reading "Men At Arms".

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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2013 02:49 am
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I resently have read "The Last Mongul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood" by Dennis McDougal. I had never heard of Lew Wasserman or Jules Stein before and it is incredible how much infuence they had during the 20th century. Specially over many of the Presidents. It also told what a little "tool" Ronald Regan was even back in the 50's. Lot of nice little stories from back in the past here.

I also have read Ed Francis book, "50th State Big Time Wrestling". Very disappointing. Not alot to this book. Nice pictures, but that is about it. Wait for it to go on sale before you pick this one up.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2013 02:53 am
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Just finished reading a decent book that I book on my honeymoon based on a Jamaican true story/urban, "The White Witch of Rosehall".  Now reading Steven Tyler's autobiography.
 



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About halfway through Artie Lange's first book, "Too Fat To Fish." Good read if you're an Artie and Stern show fan as I am.

After that I have former WWF/E ref Jimmy Korderas' book "Three Count."

Then I got "The Lords Of Salem," by Rob Zombie and B.K.Evenson from the library tonight. The movie based on this book is coming out sometime this year I believe. Rob Zombie directed it...No surprise there.

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I just finished up the final book in the GAME OF THRONES series by George WW Martin, waiting for the next one!!

Let's just say if you are a fan of the TV show and the "Red Wedding" shcoked you, you ain't seen nuthin' yet!!



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After the gruesome stuff I'd been reading recently, I decided to read
something light. I picked up a book called RAGE bty Steve Gerlach.
He's an Aussie with a devoted following. I haven't finished the book yet, but
when I do, I'll try to find other Gerlach books.
A good read, it concerns a college student named Ben, a 22 year old
virgin who jerks off to old copies of Hustler & soft core films.
He steals books from the library but always returns them. His favorite is
a book entitled REVENGE, about a businessman who gets even with all those who
wronged him by killing them with an axe.
Ben can't get laid, no matter what he tries. All the women he asks out turn him
down. One agrees to a date then stands him up.
Ben soon starts renting hard core films & then snuff films.  He'd love to do to
the fucking sluts who turned him down what he sees in the snuff films.
He'll show those bitches, those lying cunts.
He makes a list of all the women who wronged him, writing bitch beside each name.
Ben will get even one day. He'll show the world. It's not his fault women don't
like him. Of course his parents are to blame, not Ben. It's never his fault.
Then one day Ben buys a gun.

That's as far as I've gotten . We all know how this is gonna turn out.
A 22 year old virgin who hates the world, loves snuff films, now has a gun.
Chances are he doesn't like Mondays.

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Just finished "Ty and The Babe - Baseball's Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship".  Highly recommended for anyone who likes reading about Dead Ball Era baseball.  It recaps the entire relationship between the two, from their time on the field when they hated each other spanning their first meeting as the pitcher Ruth faced Cobb to Cobb's final ML at-bat in a game against the Yankees, to their gradual admiration and respect for each other in retirement, to the 1941 2-out-of-3 charity golf match that they played against each other.  Fairly short, less than 300 pages, but meticulously researched and not filled with the same old stories and stereotypes about both.  Also fascinating to hear all the quotes from the old-time ballplayers, as well as Ruth and Cobb talking about DiMaggio and Williams during their legendary 1941 season, which came during the golf games.  Old-time golf fans will probably enjoy the stories about Bobby Jones and all those guys too.   



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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2013 03:24 am
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Benlen wrote:
Justice League #9


How did that turn out? Are you going to pick up #10?


I just finished "Moscow Rules" by Daniel Silva. Not one of his better books, but I think it is meant more of a set up book for his next one.

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"The 1970's, How We Got Here" by David Frum.



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