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    My theory is that if a book is good enough, it'll be made into a movie. I'm lazy enough to just wait until then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    My theory is that if a book is good enough, it'll be made into a movie. I'm lazy enough to just wait until then.
    Were Porky's 1,2 and 3 books?
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    Porkys was written by Ron Renauld and published in 1983. Currently out of print. Mint condition 1st edition going for about 3 bucks.

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    Thanks,I wish I did not know that now.
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    Has anyone read any of the "A Very Short Introduction to..." series from Oxford Press? The few I've read have been pretty good, and they cover a lot of different subjects.

    http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/genera...iew=usa&sf=all

    p.s. I'm not associated with them in any way

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    It is a take off on the %~@^&=* for Dummies series ?

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    No, of course not. As near as I can tell, the series is all written by British professors. The "Dummies" series concept suggests a practical need to learn the information. The "A Very Short Introduction" speaks more to intellectual curiosity. You would never see a Dummies for Christian Art, or Dummies for Locke, but the Oxford Press is publishing shorts on these subjects. I'm currently reading one on Medieval Britain.

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    Just finished "The Difference Maker" by Maxwell. Listening to "Leadership" by Lee Iacoca now, a little too much Bush bashing for no reason in the beginning which makes it hard to get through. About to start "Good to Great" and "Success on Your Own Terms."

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    Just finished "Neither Here nor There" by Bill Bryson, who is a great travel writer and it is a laugh out loud funny book. And "Cheyenne Moon" by Larry McMurtry, one of my favorite authors.
    Currently reading "Rabbit is Rich" by John Updike as part of my quest to read all of the Pulitzer Prize winning fiction books.

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