Since pushmepullme mentioned books so much in the other hobbies thread and I love to read let's see what some of you are reading or would recommend.
I'm not telling what genre these books are but check them out.
Just finished GO-Go Girls of the Apocalypse by Victor Gischler. I know the title is weird but here is an excerpt
of what is on the back of a Jack Daniel's bottle in the near future:
Jack Daniel's: The Tradition Survives
Much blood has been spilled to preserve the smooth -sipping Tennessee whiskey you've enjoyed through good times and bad. Governments might rise and fall, but the recipe for your favorite adult beverage has remained unchanged even when the world as we know it has been through the wringer.
You can count on our seasoned and indestructible distillers to continue bringing you the finest whiskey in what's left of the known world.
A mere three months after the Fall, humanity quickly discovered that it do not want to endure the end of all civilization sober, so raiding parties at the Jack Daniel's distillery were frequent and disruptive.
The owners soon gathered the remaining distillery employees into a fighting militia known as the Jack Squad. With the help of some intrepid local NRA enthusiast, Fort Lynchburg was built and defended. The fort almost fell to a band of wild Civil War reenactors who had replaced their muzzle-loaders with army-surplus M1 rifles.
At last, General Ira "Stonewall" Weinstein surrendered his sword before being hung from a Kentucky Fried Chicken sign, where his bones still hang today as a reminder for those who'd fuck with the producers of the finest, smoothest liquor ever made by true Americans.
So challenges may come and go, but Jack Daniel's pledges to keep using only the best, purest ingredients available. Unlike those responsible for the short-lived resurgence of Sam Adams beer, Jack Daniel's promises to use pure spring water, free of radioactive or other toxic materials.
So whether you're fleeing violent rape gangs, remembering those lost loved ones, or daydreaming of a future where wild dogs no longer roam the streets, we hope you'll keep making Jack Daniel's your preferred beverage.
some other recommendations:
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Cornbelt by Tristan Egolf
March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo(#1 of a series)
Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green(#1 of a series)
Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
The Shaman Sings by James D. Doss(#1 of a series)
Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum
Wolfgang Gullich: A Life In the Vertical by Tillman Hepp
now give some recommendations