First off, I´d like to introduce myself as I am a new member to this community. My name is Leonardo, I am called Leonard or Leo by friends and family, doesnt matter to me. I am twenty years old and…Continue
"Well I will second the Star Wars universe, I recommend the rogue squadron books, one of my personal spy type favorites, has to be time clancy's "without remorse" it opens the door to so many of his other books, a warning, it's…"
"6 Pages of responses, and no "Fight Club" ?? Whats the world of manliness coming to?!
All kidding aside, I do highly recommend Fight Club as a primer into the writing of Chuck Palahniuk. That one is my favorite, and then I'd also…"
"I think a book that all men and young adults should read is "A Painted House" by John Grisham. It is not a standard legal thriller by Grisham but a coming of age tale about a poor boy in 1950's Arkansas. Nothing too…"
I have never been a big series-reader, but I did like John Grisham alot when I was in high school. My favorite books involve places I have been or want to go- the American West and Africa have their fair shares of adventure and explorer…"
"Best fantasy I've read since Tolkien, The name of the wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned already. +1 on Tolkien. Anything by: C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton (both have philosophy, essays, and fiction, read…"
"'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible man' and 'War of the worlds' by H. G. Wells are all great reads for some classic sci-fi. I'd also recommend some of the Sherlock Holmes stories. As for American literature,…"
One of the most inspiring books I have ever read was a suggestion by this site: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. It chronicles the early life and upbringing of the American president; how he overcame illness and laid…"
"Generally, i like classics. Moby Dick, anything Hemingway wrote, The Divine Comedy (although the Paradiso put me to sleep), and H.P Lovercraft's works being my favorites. I'm Just now digging into Paradise Lost, and loving it. For…"
"First, if you are 20 and helping support the family, then props to you. True mark of manliness. Been there, done that (24 now).
As to books...besides the Bible...hmm. Not an easy choice, as I more like nonfiction. So if I…"
"The deal with Harry Potter is the the author (smartly) writes for the age group of her readers, and throughout the 7 book series, her writing style ages too. They start at like 11, but by the end, they are young adults. They get progressively more…"
"Federal spending as a part of GDP has actually gone down under Obama more than 4%.
At the same time, so many private companies are dependent on federal spending. So many salaries are paid by the government, monies that go on to pay for…"
My two 30-something sons tape a cable show called Penn & Teller: Bullshit! and I watch an episode every so often when I'm in the mood for something humorous and a bit risqué. I just watched the latest which was on the subject of profanity.Personally, I make a great distinction between profanity (as in using the Lord's name in vain) and vulgarity (as in using offensive or rude words).Generally I will say "Rats!" when something happens like I drop something. Even though this word is old…See More
"It sounds like, at a fundamental level, your sleep quality is lacking. You say you sleep, but wake up exhausted and unable to function.
Yes, time. Yes, daylight. Yes alarm clocks, yes, yes. But it all boils down to waking up because you're…"
"1. The US economy is not a household budget. Some principles do apply to both, but overall - comparing them, even as an analogy, fails on several levels.
2. Absolutely, the debt should be dealt with. Growing faster afterwards is possible...…"
"Makes some sense. If you overspend yourself into credit card debt ... cutting-up the credit cards cuts your effective income, and using your actual income to pay it off reduces does so further. Less to spend because you already spent…"