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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2013 04:19 am
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Blazer



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I've had a copy of "Pain & Passion...the History of Stampede" on my Kindle for six months and haven't touched it. Just started reading it last night and was blown away at home good it is so far. Admittedly, I had become really burnt out on wrestling bios, especially reading the drug/pranks hijinx that seems to happen more than Jim Cornette's face got plunged into a birthday cake back in the day, but it's a good read.

I'm 2/3 of the way through the Hobbit. Have meant to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy forever, so I thought I'd test the waters with the prequel Hobbit. Not sure if I'll do LOTR now. Hobbit is fine, but like the Potter books I've read so far (1 and 2), they just do draw me in.

The other book I've been working on for months is The Last Hero, Hank's Aaron's bio. Really nice history on Aaron, especially in regards to his years with the Milwaukee Braves and the segregation issues of the day. Good stuff with lots of 50s baseball nostalgia.



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