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Tellenbach

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States by Arthur Laffer and others

A look into how tax policy affects various economic metrics. The chapter on California vs Texas is hilarious.
 

Ghost

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My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
 

melomania

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Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Estes


A collection of myths that all involve the "wild woman" archetype

it's pretty f*ing rad so far!
 

Tellenbach

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The Other Side of the Couch by Gary Small. Psychiatrist shares some of his more memorable cases. I'm really enjoying the tale of the doctor who's about to marry a Disney obsessed woman and he's terrified of her Pinocchio themed living room.
 

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Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams


It's been meh/alright so far. Gotta say I'm liking HHGTG/Terry Pratchett's books more right now though.
 

Wistful Muffin

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I'm just starting on "Candide, ou l'Optimisme" by Voltaire.
I'm not sure what I think of it yet but hopefully it's a good read.
 

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The Thirtymile Fire by John N. Maclean
 

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I decided to zig and read Bacchae, a Greek play by Euripides. That's some good stuff. Basically Dionysus rolls into his hometown, and when they don't want to give him his due, he fucks everybody over in the most horrific way through bands of frenzied drunken female postulants. The best part is, the king who denies him is a generally stand up guy and does so on a very rational, reasonable basis and would be completely right to do so in any sane universe.

Next: The Quiet American, Graham Greene
 

BadOctopus

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The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, by Caspar Henderson. It's like a medieval bestiary (which I've always found fascinating and hilarious) except it's about actual animals that share our planet, and not about geese that grow on trees.
 

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Alternating between Jung, Crowley, the Tao Te Ching, statistics notes, and I'm meant to be starting a novel called The Book of Chaos. But really I don't read much, I just wish I did. So I get through a small section then want to go to sleep.
 

nos4a2

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Just read Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham (writer of the acclaimed Fables graphic novel series). Four characters (1 human boy & 3 talking animals), each from a different world, find themselves in another world, band together, and are on the run immediately from the sinister Cutters (who use magic swords to change people into p.c. drones). Great suspense on different levels--there's the chase, which is almost nonstop, and then there's the suspense of awaited revelations (where are they? why? etc.). I’d like to see Willingham write more prose fiction.
 

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Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Federalist Edition Volume 2, Number 1 Winter 2015
 

SD45T-2

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In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides.
 

Ghost

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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed. It's sentimental stuff about people's lives, little essays collected from an advice column. I'm enjoying it even though advice column stuff makes me feel uncomfortable, like a voyeur. Or that could be one of the reasons I enjoy it, getting glimpses of the things people struggle with, the things they're afraid to talk about.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Not sure I'll finish this one. The main character's problems bore me. The setup is contrived for my liking. Disappointing. I'd heard good things about it. I like the supernatural parts, but the characters, setting, premise, and other aspects aren't engaging enough.

Black Hole by Charles Burns. So it's...uh...yeah. Stuff's happening. I don't know what to make of this one yet. I can't even tell what it's driving toward, which is unusual. I don't like these characters, either, but the mystery and general WTFness are pulling me along.
 

JocktheMotie

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I'm reading the Foundation novels from Asimov. Finally. Don't know why it took me so long, they're very good and almost feel lighthearted, young.

Older science fiction is fun, in the sense that it's interesting seeing how those in the 50s, 60s, 70s saw humanity and technology progressing, only to see a trajectory be completely different.
 

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I'm reading the Foundation novels from Asimov. Finally. Don't know why it took me so long, they're very good and almost feel lighthearted, young.

Older science fiction is fun, in the sense that it's interesting seeing how those in the 50s, 60s, 70s saw humanity and technology progressing, only to see a trajectory be completely different.

Even in the darker story arcs in the Trilogy there was that feeling they had back then of technological optimism.
 

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This horrible Danielle Steel book that my english teacher assigned. Education now a days...
 
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