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What'cha Reading?

zoossii

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Currently reading Dostoevsky's Notes From The Underground.

Recently read Lakoff's "Moral Politics: What Conservatives Know That Liberals Don't" = of highly questionable merit; the guy claims to be making conclusions based on cog sci & linguistics, and he has a few interesting points, but overall it seems a rather shallow approach and set of views on conservatives & liberals. Also, sorely lacking in concrete evidence (or whatever one might conventionally associate with the scientific method).
 

Viridian

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The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey. IMO, Eric Schlosser's foreword makes it sound much more fervent in its eco-anarchist message than it actually is. Man, I should really stop reading prefaces....
 

Aquarelle

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r0wo1

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Almost done with The Black Prism by Brent Weeks... Its not terrible but man, does anybody else have a hard time with contemporary literature?
 

Gloriana

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"The Book Of Lost Things" by John Connolly. About a young boy who loses his mother, and is drawn into a fantasy world after his father remarries. Really enjoying it so far.
 

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I'm finally reading the Twilight series. I'm kinda embarassed to admit that I'm in love with this story.
I'm such an NF. :blush:
Don't be ashamed. I read the first five pages of Twilight and I fear my only question so far (why does Bella go to her father while she doesn't want to?) won't be answered. I've also read the teaser ("isn't this the best way to die, sacrificing yourself?") and it didn't make me curious about it. I fear too much introspection and no action... Still I don't want to diss the thing without reading. Should I plod on?
But then again I've read the seventh book in the Alex Rider series (Anthony Horowitz) in one session. The pattern in these books is quite predictable and the thing is aimed at 10 year olds butbutbut... there are cool gadgets in it and evil madmen! :D

I'm of the opinion that it's a question of taste, not of quality. Twilight is good because you enjoyed it.
 

r0wo1

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I finished the Black Prism and now I can finally start The Cthulu Mythos by HP Lovecraft! /excited!
 

swordpath

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last one is for pleasure, this one is for school (but should be interesting nonetheless):

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Betty Blue

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Still reading:

Simon Sebag Montefiore - Stalin the court of the red Tsar

Machiavelli - The Prince

Lindsey Hughes - The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917

Tom Holland - Rubicon, the triumpth and tradegy of the Roman Republic

Along with several other books that is.
 

Sarcasticus

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The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey. IMO, Eric Schlosser's foreword makes it sound much more fervent in its eco-anarchist message than it actually is. Man, I should really stop reading prefaces....

I dunno... seemed pretty eco-anarchist-y to me. How are you liking it?


The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss. It's fascinating.

I agree... the diet and weightlifting plan alone are worth the price of admission.

for me:
Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace

Love DFW. Have you read Infinite Jest?

Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski

I just finished "Women" and "Post Office" by Buk. Factotum is in the stack. :)
 

Patches

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Oh, Mmhmm, your book reminded me of this one:

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I just picked it up on my kindle. Hoping to read it soon.
 

Viridian

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I dunno... seemed pretty eco-anarchist-y to me. How are you liking it?

Well, it supposedly is, but, given that one of our protagonists is described by his comrades as a sociopath, I don't know how much Abbey intended them to be representative of his views... :thinking:

It's well written, IMO, but half of it is people running away from the police. In a desert. Not exactly engaging, IMHO. But that's just me. :shrug: At times, I admit it was a bit of a chore to go through, but I'm not exactly the greatest bookworm ever, so it might just be me being a halfwit. :laugh:
 

Omission1234

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i just finished dykes to watch out for by alison bechdel and Today I got her book "fun home" its really goood :D also I have a book about suede the band on order. and ive recieved 4 books on english heritage and material culture for summer termm :D
 
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