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« on: July 19, 2017, 09:18:03 pm »
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Seeing as there is a "What are you are listening to" thread, I was also wondering what kind of novels, comic books, nonfiction, etc. you are all reading right now.

I'm currently reading or planning to read:
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 09:35:53 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 04:56:59 pm »
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robert caro's 3rd volume of LBJ.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 05:00:17 pm »
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the third Game of Thrones book, whatever it's called
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 05:09:47 pm »
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In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 05:14:24 pm »
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"The Witchwood Crown" by Tad Williams
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 05:18:26 pm »
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In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.

Arendt is great - I really like Benhabib, who builds off and is influenced by her.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 06:55:07 pm »
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After spending some time working on a dozen books at a time, I've realized it wasn't working and calmed down on the number of books I read.

It by Stephen King
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Also found The New Avengers omnibus at my local library, so I guess that's my main project in terms of comics.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 06:13:51 am »
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In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.

Arendt is great - I really like Benhabib, who builds off and is influenced by her.

I was introduced to her in a political theory class my junior year, where we read parts of "Totalitarianism" and "On Violence" (an article which I read in full this summer). She was the one that most gripped me--outside of perhaps Hegel--out of those we reviewed, and her choice of subject matter was right up my alley. Most of what I read seemed to be either things I had thought but never put into words, or observations that made sense when articulated--others might disagree. I picked up both of the books I have by her from a used bookstore in Seattle last summer, and I'd like to finish at least one this summer. Tongue I also have a printed version of an article she wrote in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 07:34:20 pm »
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Neon Genesis Evangelion, vol 1
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 10:18:29 pm »
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LBJ: Master of the Senate -Robert Caro
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 08:45:49 am »
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Started Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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