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12-22-2019 10:36 AM
Blue Duck When I first started reading Field and Stream and Outdoor life, they were 35 cents on the news stand. They pretty much had a corner on the market. Now there are dozens or more covering hunting, fishing, shooting and most outdoor sports. The average price is five to seven bucks a pop, and it goes up from there. They have pretty much priced me out of the market. I still have several subscriptions, but I cull them pretty hard each time it comes up for renewal. More and more I am going to the computer or tablet for my fix.
12-22-2019 08:05 AM
kinslayer1965
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We are all getting prepared for our time of complete, full, knowledge for eternity.
Are any of you as voracious a reader as you once were?
Best wishes

I'm going to back out of this now as I don't really need to read religious sermons in everyday discussions and they have become prevalent again. Numerous complaints brought some relief for a time but it's back to the same ol', same'ol now.
It will never change. They just dont care!
CR
12-20-2019 12:32 PM
375supermag Hi...
I am not buy one magazine anymore. Handloader...I do occasionally buy another shooting magazine Guns of the Old West...mostly for the pictures of nice gun belts and SA revolvers and lever action rifles.

I do read a good bit...I study military history and paleontology. Have a large library of my own and regularly buy new books. I do a lot of studying of the drawings, maps and photographs in my den by using a lighted magnifier. I also regularly download articles from magazines off of the internet. I generally print them out and keep them in notebooks.
For myself, the internet has opened up new avenues of research but nothing will replace a quality well researched book. I spend many a winter evening in my den studying photographs of military vehicles, artillery pieces, etc. I also have been known to spread five or six different books out on my desk while researching some obscure piece of data or particular photographic evidence.

It is a rare month that a new book on paleontology, armored fighting vehicles or WWII military history doesn't arrive at my house.
12-20-2019 10:11 AM
pastorp I loved Oc’onner, Keith, and Jonson. And a few others. Chapstick, Roark, & Hemingway we’re favorites as well.
12-20-2019 10:07 AM
pastorp I don’t recall ever hearing old Jack mention any faith, so no idea where he’s at.
12-20-2019 09:53 AM
ChuckC As a kid, I loved reading Jack O'conner's articles in Outdoor Life. His favorite rifle was a walnut stocked bolt action especially in .270. He must be rolling in his grave right now. Or maybe I should have said "looking down from heaven" to get in the required religious statement here.
12-15-2019 03:05 PM
pastorp We used to be able to go to the library and get good reading for free. But they have about cleaned out most of the books I’d be interested in. Due to being offensive to most liberals.
12-15-2019 02:29 PM
Bob Riebe
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We are all getting prepared for our time of complete, full, knowledge for eternity.
Are any of you as voracious a reader as you once were?
Best wishes
Only lacking of funds has slowed me down.
12-15-2019 02:28 PM
Bob Riebe
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True if you live in the same house you were raised in. But if you make major moves during your lifetime then you must cull through your library each time.
Even if you live in the same house, unless it is very large or you have gained a room because others left/died, you still have to cull or they become piles you are too lazy to dig through.
And of course , after x amount of time you will regret getting rid of some and wonder why you still have some.
12-15-2019 01:10 PM
ironglow
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Yep, Fur Fish & Game, Backwoodsman, American Hunter, and American Frontiersman.
Other than American Hunter and Legionaire, which I receive due to membership, I don't subscribe to any. ..But those Bug listed above are the ones I often pick up at a news rack.

Fur,Fish & Game is very good because they write about the hunting I may do myself. I never have hunted greater Kudu, elephants, zebras or gazelles.....say nothing about giraffe or Siberian snow tigers..

That being said, I have no interest in kindle, because when it comes to a book, I want it in my hand..every page and both covers! I can check out with the tri-county public library system, on the web, pick out any book(s) I want, and I will have them in my hands within the week. No charge, so long as I don't keep them over..although I can extend the loan, whenever I wish.

Same with my Bible. I read very little fiction..since I tend to believe that if I am going to spend my time reading, it should be something I can thereby extend my knowledge.

..And yes, the internet is a boon for Bible study and composing messages.

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