good book thus far
Thread: What'cha Reading?
09-04-2008, 07:59 AM #341"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
09-11-2008, 09:04 PM #342
Finished Crime & Punishment, Notes from Underground.. now reading The Possessed (all Dostoevsky)
I will probably read Madame Bovary next..
09-11-2008, 09:22 PM #343
Arabian Nights- the Sir Richard Burton translation. Nothing cooler than reading old stories and seeing how they fit into other folk tales and local histories, let alone how they parallel stories from other cultures!
yeah... I compulsively read fairy tales even as a "grown up"“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
09-11-2008, 10:26 PM #344
Blow"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
09-11-2008, 11:01 PM #345
Fragile Things. I love Neil Gaiman, even his introduction is amusing.[insert funny quote/saying/etc.]
09-11-2008, 11:22 PM #346
In America by Susan Sontag. I haven't decided if I like it yet.6w5sp/sx
09-11-2008, 11:27 PM #347
Dragon Ladyby Sterling Seagrave. About Tsu Tsi, last empress of China.
He puts her in historical perspective, systematically debunks the slanderous lies the English propagated about her to justify domination of China, and creates a fascinating world full of details about the last days of the final dynasty."No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
09-14-2008, 09:05 AM #348
I'm slowly making my way through The Wealth of Nations, right now, veeeeery slowly. It's a tough read. I'm sure I'll take many breaks from this one."We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."
09-14-2008, 11:59 PM #349ThatGirlGuest
A book on Physical Anthropology does that count?
09-15-2008, 12:01 AM #350
Just finished the first chapter of Chomsky's Necessary Illusions.
(Why haven't I noticed this thread before?)*You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
*Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
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