What are you reading now?

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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  2. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    If you're a cat person (or, I suppose, a dragon person), at this point in I can highly recommend A Cat's Guide to Bonding with Dragons. I have an ARC - Advance Readers Copy - I was able to grab today. The paperback is available now, e-book to be released Dec. 28th. I'm about a quarter of the way in, a very fun read so far. I've enjoyed dragon stories since I discovered Anne McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern stories, and cats are better & more humane than lots of people I know...a good combination for me.
     
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    I was a big fan of those McCaffrey books back in the day.
     
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  4. JRakes

    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    I'm in the opposite direction: Factory Service Manuals for my car. I'm working through the ~750--1,000 pages of the electrical manual. Hundreds and hundreds of electrical schematics and the verbage that goes along with those, now moving into connections and pics. Next up is the 2,500 page main manual. Every technical detail of everything in the car, with a bit of electronics thrown in.

    Of course, I'm not "reading" these in the conventional sense - These sorts of books are different than conventional books with tons of tech diagrams / pics and the verbage to go along with them.

    Anybody else out there get into these sorts of "reading" projects?
     
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    The closest for me was this one:

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    Enjoyable reading throughout and excellent illustrations. I built my 1964 Bug from spare parts and rubber bands.
     
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    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    That book is in my basement. :thumbsup:
     
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    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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  9. EdmundDantes

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    That John Muir book is a big classic in the car world. The truth is (and I mean this with no disparagement at all), the VW engine (and Porsche engines for that matter, at least the 4-cylinder non-Carrera twin-cams) are not much more complicated than lawn mower engines. The big thing is oil: lots of it, and fresh oil often.
     
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    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    2,500 page tome - Factory Service Manual for my car. yes, I am that crazy.
     

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