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« Reply #1550 on: March 28, 2017, 10:43:18 am »

The Art of Racing in the Rain. Apparently, my teachers don't understand the principle behind not reading a book where the dog dies.
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« Reply #1551 on: March 28, 2017, 12:38:10 pm »

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« Reply #1552 on: March 28, 2017, 12:39:37 pm »

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Is this the one where Balaguer is a sympathetic character?
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« Reply #1553 on: March 28, 2017, 12:58:51 pm »

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« Reply #1554 on: March 28, 2017, 01:51:47 pm »

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Is this the one where Balaguer is a sympathetic character?

Not sure I'd describe him a sympathetic character so far (being in the middle of a book).
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« Reply #1555 on: March 28, 2017, 04:32:15 pm »

My inability to read one book at a time means that I take significantly longer to read books. Here's the list of books I'm currently reading:

It by Stephen King
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson
Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Desperation by Stephen King
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
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« Reply #1556 on: March 28, 2017, 09:32:19 pm »

My inability to read one book at a time means that I take significantly longer to read books. Here's the list of books I'm currently reading:

It by Stephen King
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson
Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Desperation by Stephen King
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Forgot about The Dunwhich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft, but I don't really think that counts as a book.
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« Reply #1557 on: March 28, 2017, 09:39:12 pm »

Triangle, about the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911...its very good but sad.  I haven't even gotten to the fire yet.
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« Reply #1558 on: March 29, 2017, 03:16:19 pm »

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It's exciting but simultaneously terrifying. I can't wait to read the Fourth Turning after this.
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« Reply #1559 on: March 29, 2017, 10:33:56 pm »

Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang
Botchan by Natsume Soseki
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Other One Percent: Indians in America by Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh, and Sanjoy Chakravorty


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« Reply #1560 on: March 30, 2017, 12:50:09 am »

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« Reply #1561 on: March 30, 2017, 05:10:29 am »

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, Third Edition
5 Steps to a 5 AP Chemistry, 2008-2009 Edition
Chemistry for Dummies
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« Reply #1562 on: March 30, 2017, 11:06:47 am »

Botchan by Natsume Soseki

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« Reply #1563 on: March 30, 2017, 12:07:31 pm »

The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
Agile Software Development by Robert Martin


Kind of focused on internship interviews right now...hopefully will have  time for some more "fun" reading in a couple of months.
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« Reply #1564 on: March 30, 2017, 01:38:13 pm »

Botchan by Natsume Soseki

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Fwiw, I'm finding Botchan to be far superior, and I would've ditched Norwegian Wood by now if I wasn't a completionist. I liked I Am A Cat more than either though...
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« Reply #1565 on: March 30, 2017, 02:09:20 pm »

A collection of Mark Twain's pamphlets.
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« Reply #1566 on: March 30, 2017, 05:06:38 pm »

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« Reply #1567 on: March 30, 2017, 10:40:58 pm »

The Sino-Soviet Rift by William E. Griffith
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« Reply #1568 on: April 12, 2017, 04:38:41 pm »

The President's Club - Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
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« Reply #1569 on: April 30, 2017, 03:44:07 pm »

"Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt", Barrington Moore, Jr.
"Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II", Joseph E. Persico

I'm hoping to plow through reading this summer, as I'll have no other obligations outside of work and hoping to spend my weekends engaged in outdoor recreation. Reading list includes two Arendt books I bought last summer but have only partially read ("Totalitarianism", and "On Revolution"), actually reading the entirety of "Social Origins of Dictatorship & Democracy" (Moore, again) and "States & Social Revolutions" (Skocpol). Among books I haven't touched would be a few in my library about World War II and the Cold War, along with hunting through the library for books on Iran and the Soviet Union/Russia.
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« Reply #1570 on: May 04, 2017, 11:16:34 pm »

A novel/comedy called "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson.

It explores the title character's strange past including having no political opinion whatsoever that I'm sure many people on this forum would find interesting.
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« Reply #1571 on: May 08, 2017, 08:14:19 pm »

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I just finished that one as well.  I enjoyed especially the irreverent and, at times, bawdy sense of humor.  Also, I found myself researching the the details of the third crusade and of Barbarossa's life. Excellent read.
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« Reply #1572 on: May 09, 2017, 01:32:39 am »

Death Comes for the Archbishop. I always wanted to read something by Willa Cather.
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« Reply #1573 on: June 16, 2017, 03:05:58 pm »

Just finished Liberalism by Ludwig von Mises - his proposals on what classical liberalism should be - very good for 1927 I think - aside from having the League of Nations control the newly independent African colonies!!

Now just over halfway through Atlas Shrugged - Rearden has signed the gift certificate giving his Rearden Metal up to the common good and has met Ragnar Danneskjold in the forest. Not my first Rand but I understand why it is called her 'magnum opus' compared to the straightforward novella Anthem or the semi-autobiographical We the Living. It is a larger than life version of the absurdities from The Fountainhead which are in a mostly realistic late 20's and early 30's in America. Atlas Shrugged has a much better female lead in Dagny Taggart than Dominique Francon.

In that people talk now of deliberately breaking up Apple or Amazon and giving patents to the public like the old AT&T in the 1950's we can understand where Rand was coming from with her imagination of the world of Atlas Shrugged. While the characters are hit or miss as an ultra-capitalist individualist myself this is a book I am wondering why I never read it till now.

I definitely am interested in We the Living and the Capitalism collection.

One interesting thing is Rand is a devoted follower of Hugo and Dostoevsky though neither's politics are anything like Rand's. I have seen Les Miserables several times and read the Hunchback of Notre Dame. However, I am definitely interested in reading Dostoevsky - any recommendations - Brothers Karamazov first or Crime & Punishment? She cites his plotting as an inspiration.
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« Reply #1574 on: June 16, 2017, 04:05:44 pm »

I recently finished Sword of Honour by Evelyn Waugh. I liked the characters and the prose was gorgeous but holy sh**t what a gelid, despairing book.

Now finishing up a reread of Endō's Silence that I started earlier in the year and after that either a reread of We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which is objectively about as downbeat as Sword of Honour but which I find a ton of fun to read because it has one of the best narrative voices I've ever read) or the new Beren and Lúthien book that I pre-ordered months ago and that really should have arrived by ow.
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