Ontopic The 2011 Useless Books thread

OzSTEEZ

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Any good websites that detail American History, all the way back to the Natives?
 

OzSTEEZ

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I'd fall asleep listening to an Audio book.

Either a documentary style video or a website (preferably well organized).
 

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This is, by far, the most interesting book that I have read in years.

http://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Short...9386/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295386454&sr=8-1

It's framework is that its a history of how the home has changed over the centuries. Why and how different rooms were created and the technological pushes behind them. But its soooo much more than that. It's a history book for sure, but its word history, food history, home history, human culture history, etc.

If you like non-fiction, history - pick this book up now. It's amazingly awesome, you won't regret it.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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Just about the finish Marian Keyes' Last Chance Saloon. It's a real chick book but it's fantastic, really funny. :)

Might add that book to my amazon wishlist Zac, sounds great. Not that I ever have the money for my wishlist but you never know. :fly:
 

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I still need to get the last book. And thank God, because some of Jordan's last books were unreadable.

The last book was pretty good. You can tell finally that you're reaching the end. I've been impressed with Sanderson's work. He should have stepped in 4 books ago.
 

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Just about the finish Marian Keyes' Last Chance Saloon. It's a real chick book but it's fantastic, really funny. :)

Might add that book to my amazon wishlist Zac, sounds great. Not that I ever have the money for my wishlist but you never know. :fly:

The writer lives in England in an old converted church. Initially he found some strange small door in his attic and wondered what the fuck it was for. Led him to writing this entire book. It's an amazing piece of literature. Bought it for my mom for Christmas, she doesn't read non-fiction, but loves English language history. She can't put it down.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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The writer lives in England in an old converted church. Initially he found some strange small door in his attic and wondered what the fuck it was for. Led him to writing this entire book. It's an amazing piece of literature. Bought it for my mom for Christmas, she doesn't read non-fiction, but loves English language history. She can't put it down.

Cooooool. One day I'll have it. One day.

Started reading Germinal yesterday, so far it's great, really interesting.
 

tre

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The writer lives in England in an old converted church. Initially he found some strange small door in his attic and wondered what the fuck it was for. Led him to writing this entire book. It's an amazing piece of literature. Bought it for my mom for Christmas, she doesn't read non-fiction, but loves English language history. She can't put it down.

sounds good, added to my amazon list