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02-02-2006, 07:49 AM
FS Books – Book or DVD
Read the contest rules:
Thanks to our sponsor at http://www.fsbookco.com (http:/www.fsbookco.com%20/) we are able to give away a Quality Book every Month!
Contest runs from Feburary 1st – 28th, 2006
Winner will be announced by March 3rd, 2006
Give us a report on the last thing that you read.
420 Words or less
As an Additional rule to this and every contest. All Contest winners are to PM me and to make a post when they receive their prize. To let me specifically know when they receive their prize and to let the TY community know as well.
Good Luck to all
02-02-2006, 02:53 PM
buddy you need to remove the space/ in the link.
02-03-2006, 01:48 PM
I have read the rules
The last thing I've read was "the Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft. it's set in the late 1920's and it's about an anthropologist who discovers a series of clues about an obscure cult while going through his uncle's files after his death. He learns about a cult that has existed in secret since the beginnings of humanity. The cult is centered around creatures known as old ones who have existed since the beginnings of the universe. they sealed themselves away in the city of Rl'yeh to hibernate until the stars were right again. Cthulhu is one of the old ones and has been reaching out to sensitive people in their dreams to show them his now sunken city. Great Cthulhu needs an outside force to open his tomb where he lies "dead but dreaming." The anthropologist, of course, doesn't believe what he's reading and thinks it's just an old cult worshiping non-existent creatures. His interest is strictly for the sake of being recognized as an anthropologist. That is, until he interviews the widow of a man who, while lost at sea, rediscovered the freshly risen city of Rl'yeh and unlocks Great Cthulhu's tomb. six of the eight men there died more or less instantly as Cthulhu rose. He is described as a vaguely humanoid creature whose head looks not unlike a giant squid, his face is a mass of tentacles. he has huge, draconic wings and enormous claws. of the two that returned to the boat, one went mad by looking too directly at Cthulhu and the other died not long after barely escaping with his life.
The story is written as a journal and towards the end you really get the feeling that the author doesn't have very high hopes of surviving the night.
If you ever get a chance to read any of Lovecraft's works, don't pass it up. he really is the master of horror.
02-03-2006, 03:07 PM
02-10-2006, 10:38 AM
Behold the mighty Pumpcthulhu!
02-10-2006, 04:00 PM
I have read the news.
I recently purchased Bog's new book Bonanza of Green from our most generous sponsor. The book is a very well written and concise compilation of the many thread and articles that Bog has written over the years. He writes it in simple terms so that anyone can read it and grow a successful organic, bonanza of green. My only real complaint is that depsite all of the good writing, the photos in the book are lacking and in black and white. However, all in all, it is a good, simple read that can be accomplished in just a few hours. knowlege is power and this book is full of knowlege, especially for those just starting out in the game. I recommend this read, but no more than DJ Short's most recent offering. For experienced grower, there is a lot of repetitive and basic growing facts. However, Bog's new book makes for a wonderful reference for organic growers.
I have read the rules.
The last book I read is perhaps more accurately described as a novella. It was a very short read, but it packed a punch, that reverberates to this day. It was authored by Richard Bach, and is titled, Johnathan Livingston Seagull.
Johnathan Livingston Seagull, is the main character of the story, & as the name implies, he is in fact, a seagull. Granting the author the premise that a bird has concious thought process' (their incredible intelligence is documented scientifically, in any case), the reader is dropped in an oceanside landscape, living a pecking order existance, in a flock of seagullls.
JL doesn't much care for the lifestyle. He would prefer, to be a hawk, or some other swift of wing, nimble, self sustaining, and lone-hunting raptor, rather than a dot, in a flock of scavengers, fighting mindlessly over scraps of garbage, waste, and fish carcasses. So strong is his self motivation to reach these heights, he practices flying the thermals (air currents), soaring as long as he can, with nigh on a wingflap, just like the eagle. All the other reindeer, er.... seagulls, laugh and call him names, but he has grown watchful, and stronger in his practices. He still needs to fight for scraps in the flock, for his own sustanence.
After some time, when he felt he was good enough at soaring, he set determined to catch his own fish, & graduate from the flock. He started trying to dive like the hawk. He'd try to shape his wings in tight and dive. At first it hurt his eyes, & it was hard to breathe, but he worked at it. He had trouble pulling out of these dives (being that he was a seagull), and banged himself up pretty good on a few occasions.
So I'm thinking, "why am I reading this simple and very predictable book?" A few more pages and the author suddenly came out of nowhere, strung this light, & semi entertaining novella, tightly to another dimension of depth & conciousness. Rather blew my mind. Love it when that happens! The novella is well worth the evenings entertainment to read.
Anyone 12 or older would also enjoy the story, I would think, it is very easy reading.
02-13-2006, 11:31 AM
I have read the rules.
As those of you who have seen and/or entered my Humanity Contest (http://www.treatingyourself.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9922) will know, my latest read is “What Does It Mean to Be Human? Reverence for Life Reaffirmed by Responses from Around the World”.
This book started as a project conceived by 13 people in a café in Greenwich Village NYC. Discouraged at the state of our planet, our society and our 'dehumanized' nature, they decided that they would each write an essay or letter on what, to them, it meant to be ‘human’. Each of them would write to two other people and ask them to answer the same question. The book is a collection of the replies that that project garnered.
You will have noted, while you read the contest entries here at TY, that the answers to that question, while varied, touch something deep inside. We are, after all, trying to define something that only we humans share. Even the shortest entries have something meaningful about them.
When the answers to this question come from some of the great thinkers, humanitarians and activists of our time, the reading is definitely of the thoughtful and spiritual variety. It is something rare to be able to compare the thoughts of such people on a single subject in a single volume. This book is a treasure.
There are responses from (among others) Mother Theresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Yehudi Menuhin, Tenzin Gyatso (the 14th Dalai Lama), James Earl Jones and the daughter of Albert Schweitzer. There are over 90 entries in this book; each one will give you something to consider.
Here is the Amazon link, only so you can learn more about it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312271018/qid=1139847078/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-4109689-0385426?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
I highly recommend this book. I bought it used for $5.95 CDN. You can buy it wherever you like.
02-14-2006, 04:39 AM
The most recent book that I have read is "The Hot Zone - A Terrifying True Story" by Richard Preston. It is about Ebola, and it is the stuff of nightmares. What's worse is that it is science fact, not science fiction. Preston takes us into Africa and exposes us to a world where a deadly plague has risen up, killing 90 percent of its victims. We follow the virus through its victims from Africa to the United States. There is no vacine or cure for ebola and it is capable of "hitching a ride" anywhere in the world by way of some globe-trotting traveler- human or otherwise. This book reveals a very real danger. The book itself is written in plain English, accessable to most readers. The technical parts are understandable and the writing flows well. This is not a book to read for pleasure, never-the-less, this is an excellent, although frightening, book and I recommend it. I have read the rules.
02-17-2006, 11:33 AM
I have read the rules !
the only book i have read is Skunk magazine and i love it, i don't have any books......so it should be great to have a good one...........
02-27-2006, 06:28 PM
I have read the rules!
Inside Canada’s Marijuana Industry
By Ian Mulgrew
Oh, it drew me right in. I enjoyed reading about the characters in this book, and it gets better the more I read of it. And it’s not just that I like the subject matter. My only criticism is with the title, its not Canada, but really British Columbia (BC). I can feel that Mulgrew, the author feels the same way I do, an underlying frustration with the Canadian government’s decisions regarding the enforcement of the pot laws. Mulgrew’s book is a look into the lives of the prominent marijuana activists, in BC. There is some background history to each person, mainly to bring you up to speed, and the book gets into the meat of telling you their present story. The book is sprinkled throughout with anecdotes and statistics, another part that I appreciate. The characters stories are woven together very well. I forgot this book is fiction in the chapter with the story about the opium dens in Canada. I was immersed in the story for a page and a half, until I read the narrator’s comment; it jarred me to a stop. Ian, I would very much like to read anything you care to write about concerning the period and the subject matter, I’m hooked!
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