Good book for deadheading / reserve

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Ok I haven't done any flying in a couple months, just sitting hot reserve a time or two a week. I am absolutely out of things to do.

Please leave any good ideas or good books to read.

Much appreciated

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I highly recommend Max Tucker's book named "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell". Just be careful if you are drinking anything while you read the book. You may have coffee come out of your nose from laughing so hard.
 

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North star over my shoulder, Bob Buck (TWA ret) capt reflects back on his start and contributions to aviation. Pretty impressive and doesnt require much thinking.
 

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Green eggs and Ham, the Cat and the Hat
 

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Working on I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max...which I've determined is a slight exaggeration of my brief college years (with lots more sex than I ever saw...hahaha). Absolutely hilarious...incredibly inappropriate and offensive, which suits me just fine. I've nearly peed myself on multiple occasions from laughing so hard at some of the stuff that crazy a-hole has written in there. Great book...they're making a movie of it right now.

I just finished IV by Chuck Klosterman. It's mainly a compliation of his articles for Esquire, Spin, and ESPN...some pretty funny stuff if you follow pop culture at all. And, if that's your kind of read, he also has Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.

I also read Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (the guy that wrote Fight Club) not long ago and it was the first book in a looooong time that I just couldn't put down. I bought it at JFK...flew to SLC...sat in SLC for an hour for my connection and had a chapter and a half to go by the time I landed in SGU. Damn good book.

Green eggs and Ham, the Cat and the Hat
Well, since we are talking about a pilot here...that might be more on his reading level. ;) Just kidding, guys.
 
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Into the Wild.....a pretty interesting story about a young d-bag who gives up his trust fund and decides to live on the road, earning money as he goes along...true story and pretty amazing what he goes through!
 

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Ditto Tucker Max. Great stories even though he's a dork in real life. Can't say I can relate to any of it... except maybe the Embassy Suites episode in "The Austin Road Trip"...

-Brett
 

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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell...don't remember the exact spelling of his last name. Great book.

The Road...Cormac McCarthy...grim but good.
 

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Here's a few I've read.

Malcom Gladwell:
"Blink"
"Tipping Point"


Ori & Rom Brafman:
"Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior"


Kurt Vonnegut:
"Slaughterhouse Five"


Fedor Dostoevsky:
"Crime and Punishement"


M. Scott Peck:
"The Road Less Traveled"



Last but not least....

Thomas Stanley:
"The Millionaire Next Door"


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"Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

"One Up On Wall Street"
 

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Thank guys, I'm heading to pick up some of these. Should make hot reserve tomorrow more bearable.
 

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BTW, there are great deals on EBay for magazine subscriptions. Good to have a diverse stack to flip through with short, to-the-point articles.

For what we pay a month in cable TV or internet access; you could have a stack of subscriptions for a FULL year.
 

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The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
 

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Why People believe weird things - by Michael Shermer

Flim-Flam - by James Randi

The Demon Haunted World - by Carl Sagan

Great reads about con artists, UFOs, psychic detectives, the face on mars and why we humans are prone to believe in such things. Not nearly as fun as Beer in Hell, but will really make you think.

JP
 

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I know this is gonna make me sound like an illiterate, but I like to watch movies on my portable DVD player.

I have a DVD recorder, and when I'm home I'm always scanning HBO for something to record for later on, like on my 4 hour commute home.

I laughed my a$$ off watching Mr. Woodcock. Some other favs:

Flags of Our Fathers
Evan Almighty
Swingers
Borat
Dark Blue World
 

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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell...don't remember the exact spelling of his last name. Great book.

The Road...Cormac McCarthy...grim but good.
Lone Survivor rocked! Thanks for loaning it to me!

I just cracked the idiots guide to mixing drinks. Ok who wants a screaming viking?
 

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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell...don't remember the exact spelling of his last name. Great book.

The Road...Cormac McCarthy...grim but good.

Lone Survivor is one of the best books i have ever read.

The road was pretty good too.

A couple others I recommend are:
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier by ismael baeh

4000 days: my survival in a bangkok prison by warren fellows

the places in between by rory stewart

the heroin diaries by nikki sixx

the dirt by motley crue
 

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Pretty much anything written by Bill Bryson.
 

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Try heading to the library and picking out random books. Read the back where someone will write "The greatest book since John Smith!" Then go find that book by John Smith and see if it interests you. If it doesn't, then read the back of that book for more of the same.

Or you could always head out to Borders Books and wander around until you find something you would spend money on. Then head back to the library and get it for free.
 
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