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 Post subject: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 6:21 pm 
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I just finished reading Mark Baker's "Tension on the String". WOW what a great read. The book is a collection of some of Mark's adventures. Mark has a way of making you feel like you are right there with him. He tells it like it is, the good and the not so good. If you get a chance to read it I don't think you will be disappointed.
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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 9:57 pm 
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Perfect Jack, I was just thinking last night that I needed a new book to read now that the season has ended and the winter months are upon us.

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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 8:19 pm 
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Agreed, it is a good book. Another good book is "Bows on the Little Delta". I cant believe it took me this long to read it.


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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 26th, 2015, 2:36 pm 
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Mark's book is excellent.
We have talked in the past about having a section in the Magazine called something like "Members Books - Must Reads." We could do a brief review of Marks book mentioned, or other recent books by members like Dennis Dunn's "Barebow," and a list of others....Thoughts on this?


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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 26th, 2015, 3:12 pm 
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Jim Akenson wrote:
Mark's book is excellent.
We have talked in the past about having a section in the Magazine called something like "Members Books - Must Reads." We could do a brief review of Marks book mentioned, or other recent books by members like Dennis Dunn's "Barebow," and a list of others....Thoughts on this?



I think it's a great idea. BUT what if I read a book and hate it. Would I be allowed to give an honest critique or would I be pursuaded to say a terrible book was great?

Replace "I" with whoever would offer up the review.

I say this because I have read a few books by authors that cater to traditional bowhunters that were pretty awful.

Mark's not one of those books, but I assume you know where I am coming from. For whatever reason, in our circle people have a hard time separating art from the artist and then if you make a realistic honest review and the person or some people don't like it, all of the sudden you are being mean in their eyes.


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2015, 10:29 am 
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Yes, I prefer brutal honesty, giving and getting. How better to improve?


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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 28th, 2015, 9:24 pm 
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Good points guys. It does seem most valuable if the reviewer calls it like they see it -- good, bad, or this book "does this or that" for me...

A couple ways we could go about picking book reviewers: 1)Use the website to announce "who wants to do a review on this or that book for the next Magazine." Or, 2) select 3 or 4 people to trade off doing reviews. Or, 3) Other ideas??


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2015, 10:58 pm 
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I would do reviews/contribute to this effort.

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 Post subject: Re: A Great Read
PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 11:31 pm 
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Book and movie reviews should be brutally honest. And that is why I think reviews of members books have no place in PBS. I would not want to publicly put down the hard work of a PBS member. What is there to gain from a negative review? I'd rather risk losing a few bucks on a bad book than to risk embarrassing or insulting a PBS brother.
And because the thread started with Mark's book, and to avoid any misunderstanding, I will say I am enjoying reading it.... again.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2015, 7:34 am 
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I agree with Don. but getting back to the original post, I met Mark and bought a copy in Cincinnati. I read it cover to cover as soon as I got home. I felt like I was right in the field with him!!


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2015, 2:26 pm 
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Mark Baker is the real deal.


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